Zoning Administrative Officer


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Posted on 01/31/2017 by the towns of Hinesburg and Richmond  |  Expires 02/28/2017

Help Wanted


The Towns of Hinesburg and Richmond are partnering to recruit for a Zoning Administrative Officer position (up to 20 hours per week for each town, for a combined 40 hours).

Duties include:

  • administering the zoning and subdivision regulations;
  • issuing zoning permits;
  • answering questions and providing information to the public regarding zoning and land use;
  • researching permit files;
  • investigating complaints and violations; and
  • recommending corrective action as necessary to resolve complaints and violations. 

In Richmond, the Zoning Administrative Officer serves as E911 Coordinator, staffs the Development Review Board (one Wednesday evening per month), drafts Development Review Board decisions, and staffs Development Review Board meetings one night per month. In Hinesburg, the Zoning Administrative Officer is not responsible for these duties, and there are no regular evening meeting responsibilities.

The position requires land use and/or zoning experience, the ability to read and interpret building and engineering plans, and the ability to effectively communicate zoning regulations and permit requirements to the public. The individual must enjoy working in a small office and assisting the public and town boards with excellent follow-through and attention to detail. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of V.S.A. 24 Chapter 117 and have experience working with attorneys, engineers, and land development professionals. Excellent writing and organizational skills and proficiency in MS Word and Excel are also desired. Experience with ArcGIS and NEMRC software a plus.

Full job descriptions for each town are available at www.richmondvt.gov under “Documents” and at www.hinesburg.org/employment.html. Direct any questions to Richmond Town Manager Geoffrey Urbanik at 802-434-5170 or Hinesburg Town Administrator Trevor Lashua at 802-482-2281 ext. 221.

Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience within an hourly pay range of $18.00 to $21.00.

Please email cover letter, resume, and three current references to both townmgr@gmavt.net and tlashua@hinesburg.org. Review of applications begins on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.