Zoning Review Officer I - Planning


Zoning Review Officer I - Planning (Open Positions: 1)

Department: Planning
Job Status: Full-Time
Shift: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.
Hour Per Week: 40
Rate of Pay: Pay Range $24.74 - $35.30/hr - plus comprehensive benefits package
Status: Open until filled
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Job Description

Grade 18

If you are interested in land development or city planning, and you want a position with the potential for upward mobility in a collaborative work environment, this is the position for you.  Candidates should possess strong writing skills and an interest in public service.  

General Statement of Duties

Performs professional duties in support of planning and zoning administration and the development review process; performs directly related work as required.

Examples of Essential Work:

  • Reviews building and development proposals to determine compliance with zoning regulations;
  • Processes applications for voluntary merger of properties for compliance with City and State regulations;
  • Interprets and applies applicable local, state, and federal regulations;
  • Processes applications for sign permits for compliance with local and state regulations;
  • Researches permitting history and ownership of properties to determine zoning compliance;
  • Conducts property inspections to determine zoning compliance;
  • Prepares materials of zoning code violations for use by the City’s legal department;
  • Reviews and interprets plans and permit applications;
  • Maintains thorough and accurate records of zoning determinations;
  • Assists in the preparation of cases for Zoning Board of Adjustment, by reviewing submitted material and completing zoning reviews;
  • Responds to request for information from the public and neighborhood organizations on zoning issues;
  • Processes temporary use applications;
  • Assists the building inspector with the review of applications for small-scale building permits;
  • Assists the plans examiner with the maintenance of zoning records in conjunction with the issuance of certificates of occupancy;
  • Reports possible violations outside of area of authority to the proper City Department or outside agency; and more

Acceptable Experience and Training

  • Graduation from a college or university with an Associate’s Degree in Architecture, Engineering, Building Technology, Urban Planning, Public Administration, or related field; and
  • Some experience in zoning, building, or land use; or
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work.

Required Special Qualifications

  • Valid New Hampshire Driver's License.
City of Manchester
Close Date: 
Friday, February 23, 2024
Pay Range $24.74 - $35.30/hr - plus comprehensive benefits package