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City of Greenville
City of Greenville

Job Location: Greenville, SC
Job Type: Full Time

$43,721.60 - $65,582.40 Annually


206 S. Main Street - Greenville, SC

Job Type

Full Time



Job Number





6/18/2021 11:59 PM Eastern

Brief Description

Brief Description of the Job
Reviews residential and commercial building permit applications for compliance with City Land Management Ordinance, design guidelines and project approval requirements. Responsible for site inspections to ensure compliance with Land Development regulations. Handles all complaints regarding reports of zoning code violations. Reviews applications for Conditional Use and Temporary Use Permits. Conducts technical field inspections to determine the compliance status of residential, commercial and industrial buildings with zoning ordinances, condition of variances, special exceptions and other Conditional Use and Temporary Use permits. Interprets Land Development Regulations in cooperation with other Planning staff. Makes recommendations to Planning staff for changes, modifications, and new Land Development Regulations based on case reviews and fieldwork. Reviews case files with the City Attorney for prosecution. Develops and presents educational programs concerning Land Development Regulations. Conducts on-site inspections and re-inspections. Determines existence and type of code violations. Recommends corrective actions in order to bring property into compliance. Inspects construction to ensure that any zoning conditions are being met including materials, colors, and locations.

Job Duties

Essential Functions
Conduct Plan Review and Preventative Field Inspections (50%): Review residential and commercial building permit applications, Conditional Use permit applications and Temporary Use permit applications for compliance with applicable requirements. Conduct technical field inspections to determine the compliance status of residential, commercial, and industrial buildings with zoning ordinances, conditions of variances, special exceptions and other Conditional Use and Temporary Use permits. Inspect site plans, construction, and occupancy for compliance. Prepare and issue summons when appropriate. Issues stop work orders as necessary. Prepare comprehensive reports, case files, documents and background data to substantiate violations.

Perform Administrative Duties (25%): Assist customers at the counter and on the telephone. Answer inquiries on zoning code questions, violations and enforcement issues. Provide advice, assistance and information within scope of authority. Attend meetings with applicants and/or staff from Community Development and other City departments/divisions such as Fire, Public Works (Engineering), Public Information and Events and (OMB (Business License) regarding zoning issues. Maintain and update files and records related to inspection and enforcement activities. Enter and retrieve information in order to perform research, update records, process case documentation, or respond to requests for information and/or clarification regarding zoning ordinance requirement. Perform research, reviews and inspections for Certificate of Occupancy.

Respond to Zoning Violation Complaints (20%): Receive, process, investigate and prioritize complaints from citizens and other City departments. Initiate investigations and analysis based on preliminary information; compare facts to code requirements. Contact individuals to discuss violations
and alternatives for resolving compliance issues. Document findings and issues warnings and correction notices. Inspect projects for compliance to approved plans. Inspect single-family homes for proper foundation and building location. Inspect site plans, construction and occupancy for compliance. Prepare and issue summons when appropriate. Issue stop work orders as necessary.

Assist with Court Proceedings (5%): Investigate, prepare, and assist with presentations for court cases. Prepare technical documents and evidence. Reviews code enforcement case files with the City Attorney for prosecution. Present evidence in various legal proceedings as needed.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements
Formal Education: Two-year Associate`s degree or equivalent in Architecture, Planning, Building Sciences, Construction Management, or related field is required.

Experience: Over four years of experience in interpreting, enforcing, and administering codes and zoning ordinances. Must be able to read and interpret construction drawings, surveys. Must have knowledge of state and city zoning and land use laws, building permit processes, general landscaping techniques and basic construction practices. Must be able to ensure that project requirements are being met in the field including design, building location, materials, setbacks and that permit conditions are being met.

Driver`s License Required: Class D South Carolina License.

Certifications and Other Requirements: Must be able to obtain ICC/AACE Zoning Inspector certification within six months and maintain certification. Must be a Sworn Officer of the Court within one month of hire.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge: Work is difficult and diversified with limited precedent and requires the frequent application of a high degree of independent, logical, evaluative, and/or professional thinking to originate and develop procedures, techniques or ideas within the parameters of a broad conceptual outline. Work requires advanced skills and knowledge in approaches and systems. Independent judgment and decision-making abilities are necessary to apply technical skills effectively. Work product affects multiple projects.

Reading: Intermediate Level: Ability to read, papers, periodicals, journals, manuals, and policies.

Math: Basic Level: Ability to perform the four basic arithmetic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) as well as the ability to perform basic algebraic calculations and percentage determinations.

Writing: Intermediate Level: Ability to write reports, prepare business letters, summaries, meeting minutes, and emails using proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech.

Machines, Tools, Equipment, and Work Aids: Telephone, fax, copier, and car. Personal computer, printer, scanner, and related software.
Working Conditions
Primary Work Location: Outdoors/job sites.

Environmental/Health and Safety Factors: Occasional exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Occasional outside work. Daily exposure to extreme temperature, wetness and/or humidity, and respiratory hazards. Weekly exposure to physical hazards. Frequent exposure to electrical hazards and fire hazards. Occasional exposure to mechanical hazards.

Protective Equipment Required: Hard hat, gloves, and steel-toe shoes.

Physical Demands
Continuously requires vision, foot controls, hearing, and talking. Frequently requires standing, fine dexterity, walking, carrying, sitting, reaching, handling, and twisting. Occasionally requires pushing/pulling, bending, and climbing. Light strength demands include exerting up to 10 pounds frequently.

Mental Demands
Frequently requires time pressures, frequent change of tasks, performing multiple tasks simultaneously, and working closely with others as part of a team. Occasionally requires emergency situations, irregular schedule/overtime, tedious or exacting work, and noisy/distracting environment. Individual must be able to deal with situations where there is tremendous potential for conflict and be able to diffuse while also making the point of violation or issue.

How To Apply:
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Our office hours are 8:00 am-5:00 pm Monday - Friday.

The City of Greenville will provide reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified individuals. The City of Greenville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability status or age in employment or provision of services.
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