Zoning Inspector – City of Troy

Apr 13, 2021 | Jobs

POSITION TITLE: Zoning Inspector

REPORTS TO: Assistant Development Director



DEPARTMENT: Development


Under general supervision, assists in all phases of the operation of the Planning and Zoning Division, performs related duties; inspection and administration of zoning and code enforcement activities. Assists the public with all planning and zoning related information.

Bachelor Degree in Planning, Public Administration or closely related field and/or a minimum of three (3) years of equivalent experience in municipal planning, zoning, or public administration.

Assists in the administration of City Comprehensive Plan and enforcement of zoning, property maintenance and sign codes; prepares conceptual plans and specifications related to community development projects (i.e., graphic illustration, layout, research of materials, etc.) as authorized by the Assistant Development Director.

Assists in the preparation and revisions of all adopted comprehensive land-use plans of the City.

Attends and participates in meetings as required (e.g., Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, City Beautification, MVRPC, Troy City Council, Troy Main Street, Historical District and others as assigned).

Reviews plans and information for conformance to zoning regulations and answers inquiries about the zoning code such as building setbacks, minimum lot size, number of required parking spaces, sign requirements, zoning appeals, rezoning, annexations, etc., and issues necessary zoning permits for the same as required.

Assists in the enforcement and administration of the property maintenance code and all applicable laws and ordinances of the City of Troy and the State of Ohio and other sections of the codified ordinance as assigned by the Assistant Development Director; makes inspections to ensure that all approved plans are in compliance.

Performs various public relations activities (e.g., speaking and community events.).

Assists with division administrative duties.

Assists with Engineering Department duties as needed.

Completes other duties as assigned or required by supervisor.


Ohio Department of Motor Vehicle Operators License.


Knowledge of
: trends in planning and zoning (e.g., local, county, state, and federal); principals of federal and state programs, regulations and laws; City ordinances; county policies; business and industrial trends, municipal government organizations; public relations.

Ability to: plan, organize and effectively complete the work of the division in a wide variety of administrative and operational duties; establishes and maintains effective oral and written communications; react quickly, calmly and with good judgment; analyze, appraise and organize facts, information, and recommendations; reach sound objective and conclusive decisions; prepare clear, concise and comprehensive reports and presentations; establish and maintain good rapport with associates, officials, news media, citizens.

Skill in: Microsoft Office. Word, Excel, PowerPoint; calculator; graphics (e.g., plans, drawings, etc.).


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands and fingers, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Any applicants interested in the above position must submit a written letter of request for consideration and a resume, including copies of all applicable certifications to the Human Resources Department, 100 S. Market Street, Troy, OH 45373.  Applications and resumes accepted until position filled.

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