General Description and Classification Standards
This position has the responsibility of overseeing all on-site inspections within the City for compliance to the Atlanta Zoning Ordinance, ICC Building Codes and other related codes. The incumbent Staff employed in this position must also conduct joint inspections with other City of Atlanta agencies for quality of life issues. This position also has the responsibility of assisting with reviewing and approving plans for the issuance of sign permits; reviewing and conducting complex research for the documentation of legal non-conforming uses as well as for the approval of City of Atlanta Business Licenses, Special Police Licenses, State of Georgia Licenses and other permit and licenses as required. This position must represent the City at public meetings and functions as required and must issue correction notice for violations of the Atlanta Zoning Ordinance and other applicable buildings codes and issue court citations for violators for Municipal Court proceedings. Staff employed in this position must assist with report writing and respond to inquiries made by the public as well as prepare responses for the Chief for inquiries from City Council and the Mayor’s office.
Duties are performed with considerable initiative and independent judgment under the direction of the division manager. The incumbent must ensure that best in class customer service is provided to both internal and external customers, and embrace, support, and promote the City’s core values, beliefs, and culture.
Work independently or in teams, reporting to the Principal Inspector.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Enforces the zoning ordinance and ICC building codes for the City of Atlanta; verifies non-conforming units, structures, uses, parking, etc. by researching from several sources. Prepares court briefs, issues correction notices and citations.
Provides customer service through telephone calls and office visits from constituents. Inspects, evaluates, and renders decisions of compliance to established zoning ordinances. Review and approve sign permits in accordance with the zoning ordinances. Respond to complaints and customer inquiries in a timely manner.
Investigates, responds and resolves citizen’s complaints involving potential or possible zoning violations. Issue violation citations and enforces adherence to zoning ordinances and regulations. Verifies correction of violation. Prepares reports of investigations to include processing of violation letters. Maintains and submits accurate and up-to-date records of inspection activities.
Supervise lower level staff; Plan, coordinate, and lead in the field operation within the Zoning Enforcement Division; Monitors the tasks assigned to direct reports; assign and coordinate complaints, inspections, collaborative investigations with other agencies. Advise, provide training and oversight to lower level inspectors on enforcement procedures.
Conduct case reviews and generate statistical reports for executive staff, City Council, the Mayor’s Office, inquiries regarding zoning, land use complaints and other code violations.