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POSITION TITLE:              Planning and Zoning Administrator

DEPARTMENT:                  Planning and Zoning

REPORTS TO:                    Town Planner

CLASSIFICATION:            Salary; Supervisors Union; 35 Hours per week

SALARY RANGE:              $68,046 - $90,768 annually


Job Summary:

This position is under the supervision of the Town Planner.  Responsible for carrying out administrative and supervisory functions relative to the operations of the Planning and Zoning Office, along with administrative functions associated with the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates and implements decisions from the Planning and Zoning commission and the Zoning Board of appeals.
  • Coordinates activities with consultants as directed for general planning activities, and for the periodic redrafting of the Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD); provides written contributions to the POCD.
  • Drafts, reviews, administer and identify proposed Amendments to regulations for review by legal counsel and for consideration by the P&Z.
  • Assists in researching and drafting of new regulation proposals for review by legal counsel and for consideration for adoption by the Planning and Zoning Commission; recommends revisions in rules, regulations and policies, when necessary.
  • Coordinates application requirements with the Architectural Review Board (ARB).
  • Interprets and relates decisions and regulations of the P&ZC, ZBA and ARB.
  • Facilitates regulatory activities of the Planning and Zoning Commission.
  • Accepts and reviews for compliance with regulations all applications and plans submitted for P&ZC and ZBA and provides analysis and recommendations to the P&ZC and ZBA relative to such applications.
  • Estimates or determines fees. Tracks P&ZC applications, approvals, permits and bonds.
  • Assists with preparation and administration of P&Z departmental budget.
  • Works with other town departments to develop and provide information in assistance to the performance of their respective functions.
  • Provides information and assists with input into grant applications.
  • Provides direction and support for preparation (and may prepare same) of legal notices, and other documentation for public dissemination and recording as public documents.
  • Must attend various night meetings as required.
  • Attends pre-application and Application Review Team meetings.
  • Coordinates application to comply with all deadlines per State, Federal and local regulations and or requirements associated with the PZC and ZBA.
  • Coordinates the process of Application Review Team.
  • Oversees the processing of all notices, approvals, minutes, records, filing requirements and transcription for P&ZC and ZBA matters.
  • Supervises the tracking of all applications, submission data, deadline requirements and record keeping for P&ZC and ZBA matters.
  • Facilitates the applicant’s completion of applications, review of approval process and construction as it relates to zoning and evaluation for release of bonding.
  • Provides backup ZEO responsibilities when required.

 

Education/Training/Experience:

  • Must be able to think, analyze, use ingenuity and respond quickly to unique situations.
  • Thorough knowledge of the current principles and practices of planning, economic and community development and the ability to effectively use same.
  • Must have a solid working knowledge of Connecticut land use statutes, and relevant state and federal case law and interpretations and/or regulations affecting land use.
  • Must be able to read and comprehend technical texts, engineering and architectural plans, laws and regulations and provide verbal and/or written interpretations.
  • Strong organizational, administrative and coordinating skills, records management.
  • Strong ability to prepare written documents and reports; effective communication skills in general (verbal and written).
  • Maintain a program of continuing professional education based upon the continually evolving practice of land use.
  • Strong computer skills (MS Word, Excel, etc); must be familiar with Geographic Information Systems and ACAD software.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or minimum of 8 years of experience in municipal land use.
  • AICP certification recommended but not required.
  • CAZEO Certified Zoning Enforcement Officer, or able to obtain within one year.
  • Must have valid Connecticut Motor Vehicle operator’s license.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee regularly is required to stand, walk, sit, bend, occasionally drive a vehicle, use hand to finger coordination, handle or feel objects, and reach with hands and arms.  Ability to work under stress from demanding deadlines, changing priorities and conditions.  Able  to work outdoors, the employee may be exposed to inclement weather and exposed to various outside conditions. Able to attend and participate in numerous extended evening meetings throughout the year. The employee may need to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust, focus, read maps and documents.



POSITION TITLE:              Assistant Building Official

DEPARTMENT:                 Building Department

REPORTS TO:                    Chief Building Official

CLASSIFICATION:             Hourly; Clerical Union; 35 Hours per week

SALARY RANGE:              $33.97 - $38.23 per hour

JOB SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the Chief Building Official, performs inspections, reviews plans, and conducts enforcement duties in assisting in the administration and enforcement of the Connecticut State Building Code and related regulations. Aids in maximizing building safety for the general public and upholds the requirements of the Connecticut State Building Code efficiently. Performs the duties of the Chief Building Official in their absence as required. Must have and maintain a Connecticut Building Official License.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Building Construction: Conduct plan reviews, recommend issuance of Building Permits, perform inspections and testing, recommends issuance of Certificates of Occupancy for each form of new, repaired, or altered construction in Town as required by the State Building Code and Town regulations.
  • Building Safety: Research State Statues, Building Codes, and coordinate all Town department approvals to achieve a maximum of building safety for the general public in schools, public buildings, commercial and industrial businesses and residential occupancies.
  • Review Building Permit applications, construction documents, drawings, and specifications,  including location, design, materials, construction methods and health and safety measures – to ascertain compliance with the State Building Code and Town regulations.
  • Public Awareness: Acts as a liaison to the public, architects, engineers, and contractors as required for Building Code compliance.
  • Enforcement: Investigate complaints of building code violations and takes corrective action.  Gives testimony in court or other legal proceeding as required.
  • Respond to emergencies and investigate structure damage due to fire, accident, or other cause.  Issue orders for abatements, cease and desist activities, violations; request orders of condemnation, injunctions and fines to achieve code compliance.
  • Perform field inspections of construction work in progress to assure conformity with State Building Code and Town regulations and to enforce their compliance.
  • Ensure consistent and appropriate interpretation of the Building Code and Town regulations.
  • Recommend issuance of Certificates of Occupancy or Approval.
  • Organize and maintains files on inspections and review of work.
  • Provide superior customer service and interact with a wide variety of individuals.
  • Assist the department Administrative Assistant in the review of documents and the processing of Building Permits and Trade Permits as required.
  • Share in planning and organizing the activities of the Building Department according to standards or established procedures.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, and priorities related to the Building Department.
  • Assumes the duties and responsibilities of the Chief Building Official in their absence as required, including without limitation the issuance of Building Permits and Certificates of Occupancy or Approval.

EDUCATION/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:

  • Vocational technical school program in a construction trade, or completion of an apprenticeship-training program in a construction trade skill.
  • Associates degree or higher in an Architecture, Engineering, or Construction related field preferred.
  • Must have and maintain a valid Connecticut Building Official license and maintain qualifications for a Building Official as outlined in Connecticut General Statute § 29-261.
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering and architectural drawings, plans, and specifications for Code compliance.
  • An understanding of the Connecticut State Building Code with respect to building construction, accessibility, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, and energy codes.
  • Familiarity with the principles and practices of construction and trade plan reviews.
  • Knowledge of methods and techniques of Building Code review, inspection, and enforcement.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Computer knowledge and typing ability.
  • Must maintain a valid Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.
  • Effective customer service skills for dealing with applicants, owners, engineers and other design professionals, attorneys, staff and residents.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.
  • The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, bend, occasionally drive a vehicle, use hand to finger coordination, handle or feel objects, and reach with hands and arms.
  • Must have the ability to occasionally traverse difficult, rocky, steep or swampy terrain, and to work outdoors in inclement weather as required for site inspections.
  • Ability to work under the stress of demanding deadlines, and changing priorities and conditions.
  • Able to attend and participate in occasional evening meetings.
  • The employee needs to be able to lift and/or moves up to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus, as well as read maps, and documents.


POSITION TITLE:              Chief Sanitarian
 

DEPARTMENT:                 Health Department

REPORTS TO:                   Director of Health

 CLASSIFICATION:            Salaried; Supervisor Union; 35 hours per week

 

APPROVED:                      Town Council Resolution #23-002

Salary Range:                   $78,929 to $90,768 annually


 

JOB SUMMARY:

Performs inspections, reviews plans and conducts various enforcement duties in administering relevant local, State and Federal public health rules, regulations, ordinances and statutes, under the direction of the Director of Health.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participates in public health program development, implementation and evaluation for the Monroe Health Department.
  • Supervises staff performing environmental health inspections. Responsible for reviewing and monitoring performance.
  • Responsible for creating and maintaining environmental health policies and procedures to ensure compliance with relevant Connecticut Department of Public Health and Town of Monroe codes. Keeps up to date on relevant Connecticut regulations and statutes to ensure policies and procedures are compliant.
  • Represents the Town at external meetings and industry events as assigned.
  • Assumes the role of Acting Director of Health when required and approved by the State of Connecticut during the absence of the Director of Health.
  • Plans and organizes work according to determined priorities and established procedures.
  • Performs routine and complex investigations consisting of inspections, follow up and enforcement activities for a wide range of environmental matters including but not limited to: food establishments, subsurface sewage disposal systems, water supplies, bathing waters, public pools, construction of residential and commercial buildings, day care centers and general environmental nuisances. 
  • Responds to complaints, records disposition, and report results to Director of Health and public as needed.
  • Organizes and maintains files on inspections, application and plan reviews.
  • Issues licenses and/or permits related to environmental activities.
  • Collects samples for chemical, microscopic, and bacteriologic tests to provide data for use in detecting and preventing disease, interprets data, and follows up as necessary.
  • Develops and provides information on environmental issues as necessary to inform the public and stakeholders.
  • Works cooperatively with departments, State and Federal government, and community organizations.
  • Prepares statistical and narrative reports on work accomplished and other matters as deemed appropriate by the Director of Health. 
  • Assists with providing consultation, evaluation and implementation of overall department procedures to ensure compliance with all relevant codes, regulations, laws, and standards.
  • Assists with the department’s quality assurance program to evaluate work process and programs, and recommends enhancements to improve program delivery and customer service.
  • Participates in ongoing professional education and training.
  • Provides support in the development, maintenance, and implementation of public health emergency preparedness and response plans. 
  • Occasional evening and weekend work.

 

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Four-year degree in Public Health or environmental health or related field. Masters of Public Health Preferred. Minimum of five years of experience working as a Registered Sanitarian.
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques applied in conducting inspections or investigations to ascertain adequacy of environmental sanitation.
  • Ability to organize and interpret data.
  • Ability to prepare written reports containing findings, analysis, conclusions and corrective recommendations.
  • Strong oral, interpersonal, and written communications skills.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office suite applications.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse organizations and interest groups.
  • Ability to take direction, and work as a team in a public service environment.
  • Strong initiative and ability to work independently.
  • Licensed as Connecticut Registered Sanitarian. FDA and/or Connecticut certification in Food Service Inspection, Subsurface Sewage Disposal Phase I required.   
  • Phase II and Lead Inspector Certification Preferred.  
  • Valid Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator’s License. 

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • The physical demands and work environment described herein is representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  There is potential for exposure to hazards which would require the use of personal protective equipment.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Work is performed out in the field, as well as in an office setting with the duties of the job requiring hand-eye coordination, sitting, standing, walking and lifting or moving up to 35 pounds. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.