Zoning Inspector, City of Fairfax

Job Title: Zoning Inspector

Company/Organization: City of Fairfax

Salary: $48,807 – $52,283

Contact Info/How to Apply: City of Fairfax Jobs

Position Description:

Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Zoning Administrator, this position is responsible for enforcement work in securing and maintaining compliance with the City’s Zoning Ordinance. Work involves inspection of buildings, structures, properties and uses to ensure conformance with existing requirements pertaining to the construction, alteration, maintenance and use of property. Confers with property owners and business owners/operators regarding issues associated with Zoning Ordinance. Issues written notices of violation and civil penalty tickets, maintains case files, prepares evidence, and testifies in court (as needed) on violations of the Zoning Ordinance. Performs other duties as assigned, including but not limited to zoning research assignments and preparation of activity reports.

Graduation from high school and three or more years of actual zoning enforcement, law enforcement or other code enforcement work; or an Associate‚Äôs degree and one or more years of zoning enforcement, law enforcement or other code enforcement work; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the desired and necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities. Knowledge of the laws relating to zoning and the methods and techniques of zoning enforcement. Ability to read and interpret plans, specifications, and engineering drawings. Ability to communicate effectively and tactfully. Familiarity with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, and Access. Must obtain certification by the Virginia Association of Zoning Officials within one year of employment and be willing to obtain certification in community noise enforcement. A valid driver’s license with good driving record is required. Proficiency in Spanish is preferred.