Zoning & Sign Official

Under general supervision acts as a lead person in performing inspections and investigations in securing compliance with State law, city zoning, nuisance, building, and land development codes, environmental regulations, construction repair and refurbishment codes, and regulations governing the installations and operations of signs, site development, special purpose zoning and legacy districts and other related assigned duties.

Position Category: Office Support and Technical
Requires Background Check: False
Position Code: 4446-0008KV
Department: Working In Neighborhoods
Division: Neighborhoods Inspections
Pay Grade: OT-19
Starting Salary: $17.59/Hr.

Essential Job Functions:
Performs zoning, building site and sign and nuisance code and regulations related inspections governing the installations and operations of signs, site development, special purpose zoning and legacy districts

Inspects LED signs, ambient lighted signs, and parking lot lighting abutting a residential district for compliance with the Kennebunkport plan or equivalency

Participates with Planning and Development personnel in processing applications for and the issuance of sign permits

Prepares, submits, and reviews various documents and other written and electronic communication

Documents finds through reports and photographs

Provides insight and direction to staff in regard to difficult cases and problematic issues

Mediates complex zoning and nuisance complaints to completion

Counsels and directs concerned citizens, citizen groups, contractors, property owners and others as needed

Confers with engineers, architects, contractors, owners, and others pertaining to signs and site development

Assist in removing illegal signs

Inspects installed signs for structural soundness and proper standards of material and workmanship

Must report to work on a regular and timely basis

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks.

Minimum Requirements:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with an associate degree and four (4) years of experience in public administration, code enforcement, property development, claims adjusting, or a legal related profession (experience must include two (2) years of zoning/nuisance enforcement); or an equivalent combination of training and experience per Personnel Policies and Procedures, Section 128.

Considerable knowledge of the methods and practices involved in sign fabrication and installation; and good knowledge of zoning, nuisance, building and property maintenance codes and ordinances pertaining to signs and site development.  Ability to enforce regulations with firmness, tact and impartiality; ability to deal with irate customers; and the ability to understand and influence the behavior of others within the organization, customers or the public in order to achieve job objectives and cause action or understanding.

Physical Requirements:
Physical requirements include arm and hand steadiness and finger dexterity enough to use a keyboard; occasional lifting up to 50 pounds; occasional carrying up to 20 pounds; occasional pulling up to 10 pounds; may be subject to walking, standing, sitting, reaching, balancing, bending, kneeling, handling, feeling, climbing and twisting; and vision, speech and hearing sufficient to perform the essential tasks.

Licenses and Certificates: 
Possession of a valid Oklahoma Class "D" Operator's License; and obtain Oklahoma Code Enforcement Association (OCEA) certification and ICC certification required as an unlimited building  inspector or property maintenance training within one (1) year of hire date.

Skills Tests Required:
Assessments will be administered as required.

Working Environment:
Working environment is primarily outdoors and occasionally indoors and in inclement weather; and requires traveling to various locations for inspections.