Summary: The Zoning Administrator/Property Inspector administers, analyzes, and enforces Webster Township's general law and zoning ordinances. In coordination with township assessor, does property visitations for assessment purposes. Provides assistance to citizens, educates public on zoning issues, and coordinates with other governments. This is an “at will” position under conditions provided in employee handbook.

Essential functions: The following examples don’t include all duties employee may be expected to perform. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.

  1. Inspects for compliance and enforces the zoning ordinance, general ordinances, special land uses, and any other zoning-related ordinances. Issues or denies zoning compliance permits based on township’s ordinance.
  2. Keeps updated paper and computer files and issues official correspondence as needed on all zoning-related matters. Reviews site plans; monitors and seeks compliance with any conditions as determined by Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals.
  3. Inspects, monitors, and investigates properties to ensure that all uses meet zoning ordinance requirements. Cooperates with Planning Commission chair and Washtenaw County building officials on common enforcement projects.
  4. At direction of Township Assessor, inspects, measures, photographs, and enters property data into BS&A Software.
  5. Responds to inquiries and provides guidance to residents, developers, builders, and township officials regarding zoning regulations. Otherwise assists in providing adequate office coverage and customer service.
  6. Enters ordinance enforcement information, schedules inspections, and updates the database accordingly.
  7. Works with other governmental agencies as needed.
  8. Performs other duties as requested by the Supervisor and Board of Trustees.

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities: The following represent minimum qualifications necessary to perform essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job.

Requires a high school diploma, and a degree in planning or Michigan-certified Assessing Certificate Officer and/or equivalent training or experience.

Requires one to two years experience in a zoning, planning, assessing, or related field.

Requires a valid Michigan driver's license and must have access to a reliable vehicle to perform required duties.

Working knowledge of  principles and practices of zoning, land use, assessing site inspection.

Ability to communicate effectively and present ideas orally, in writing, and make presentations in public forums.

Ability and willingness to pursue professional development opportunities and remain abreast of current issues and progressive methods related to the field, including obtaining professional credentials or certifications as appropriate.

Ability to establish effective working relationships and use good judgment,  initiative and resourcefulness when dealing with developers, residents, elected officials, employees, other governmental and regulatory agencies, and professional contacts.

Ability to critically assess situations and solve problems and work effectively under stress, within deadlines, and changes in work priorities.

Physical demands and work environment: The characteristics described here are representative of those encountered while performing essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position spends time working in the field at various sites, some with treacherous terrain that requires employee to traverse uneven ground, climb up or crawl down to access the site; and may involve fumes, dust, chemicals, or other hazardous materials, loud machinery and equipment, and other dangers. Employee must have the strength, stamina, and physical coordination needed to gain access to such sites.

Position also spends time in an office setting to complete administrative duties.

Supervised by: Supervisor

Supervises: No supervisory responsibility

Send resume to:

Webster Township Supervisor

5665 Webster Church Road

Dexter, MI 48130