Zoning/Building/Planning Permit and Application Processing Manager
Bernalillo County Government - Albuquerque, NM

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Under the direction of the Zoning, Building, and Planning Director, oversee the department’s application
permit procedures.

Major Duties and Responsibilities Summary:
Supervise operations of the department’s zoning, building, and planning applications and
permit process.
Assist contractors, architects, engineers, homeowners, and others with department application procedures.
Coordinate the issuance of business licenses, home occupation permits, street addresses, and related matters.
Ensure that applications are properly completed and assigned to the appropriate department or section for review and approval.
Ensure that application data for permits, inspections, addresses and other department functions are properly entered into the department’s computer system and that data is updated as necessary.
Review application and permit procedures and recommend improvements where needed.
Work closely with the Building Official, Zoning Enforcement Manager, and Planning Manager to ensure that applications and permits are consistent with County building, zoning, and planning regulations and that databases are properly maintained.

Hold regular meetings with the director and staff to review and update policies and
procedures related to the department’s application and permit processes.
Other relevant duties as assigned by the supervisor.

The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities required of all employees assigned to this job.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor degree in business or public administration, engineering, architecture, planning,
geography, or related academic field, plus a total of five (5) years work experience in a
professional capacity involving zoning ordinances, land use regulations and database
operations including at least two (2) years working in a management and supervisory
Thorough knowledge of the principles of construction and zoning, knowledge of the
County’s Building Ordinances, Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Ordinance, Flood Control
and Drainage Ordinance, County Personnel rules and regulations, enforcement procedures
and methods, computerized database operations and related activities.
Thorough knowledge of administration and supervision.
Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written English.
Ability to exercise good judgement in evaluating situations and taking corrective action.
Ability to interpret ordinances and make unbiased recommendations.
Ability to schedule and supervise subordinate personnel.
Ability to maintain an effective working relationship with associates.
Ability to perform duties indoors and outdoors.
Ability to interact professionally with the public, supervisors, and other co-workers.
Ability to carry out complex oral and written instructions.

Screening and Compliance:
The offer of this Bernalillo County position requires compliance with the following:

Employee must successfully complete the post-offer employment medical examination.
Employee must comply with the safety guidelines of the County.
Employee must possess a valid NM driver’s license by employment date and retain a valid NM driver’s license while employed in this position.
Employee must be able to perform the physical demands required of fieldwork.

Working Conditions:
Duties are performed primary indoors, however there may be an occasional incidence where a site visit is required.
Indoor duties are performed in a temperature controlled environment. Worker is exposed to natural weather conditions while performing outdoor duties.
Worker is exposed to occasional vibration and noise factors while performing building inspection duties at construction sites.
Indoor duties are performed on even surfaces, which may be carpet, tile, or concrete, and may be either wet or dry. Outdoor duties may be either wet or dry and may be performed on even or uneven surfaces, which may be wet or dry. Outdoor duties may be performed on surfaces such as concrete, asphalt, natural ground, ice, snow, gravel, or shingled roofs.
stairs, ladders, and scaffolding may be used in the performance of outdoor duties.

Equipment, Tools, and Materials:
Worker uses a variety of office machines, including a mainframe computer, copiers, and other office machines and communication devices.
Worker uses a wide variety of work aids, including construction documents, books, binders and files, architectural scales, calculator and camera.
County vehicle is used on an as needed basis.

Functional Analysis:
Please initial each item to indicate whether you are or are not capable of performing that function:
**NOTE: You are not required to disclose information about physical or mental limitations that you believe will not interfere with your capability to do the job. On the other hand, if you want the employer to consider special arrangements to accommodate a physical or mental impairment, you may identify that impairment in the space provided and suggest the kind of accommodation that you believe would be appropriate.

Mental Functions:
Must exercise good judgement in evaluating situations and taking corrective action.
Must read blueprints and understand related documents.
Must be familiar with the building and related codes.
Must make unbiased recommendations.
Must be able to utilize tape measures and other measuring devices, and understand and work with architectural scales.
Must be able to work and communicate effectively with different kinds of people in a variety of situations.
Must be able to prioritize and organize own duties.

Physical Functions:
Work is sedentary up to 75% of the time, and must be able to stand/walk up to 25% of the day.
Must be able to bend at the waist and twist/rotate as necessary.
Must be able to work with arms bent or extended away from body or overhead and be able to push/pull with arms as needed.
Must be able to use legs and feet in the operation of a vehicle.
Must be able to crouch, kneel and crawl in confined space as necessary.
Must be able to use hands and fingers in order to grasp/manipulate various equipment and materials needed to perform essential duties.