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Development Technician - 2020 

Category Development Services  


Responsible position working with the public disseminating information concerning zoning, land use, and development review, processing applications for land use and zoning changes, building permits, code enforcement, and contractor licensing in accordance with adopted procedures, ordinances and codes.



  1. Accepts and processes building permits, miscellaneous permits, licenses, zoning and land use changes and use permits.
  2. Provides the public with information relating to the inspection and permitting process. Reviews forms for accuracy, explains permit procedures and fees and determines missing documents, and enters information into the computer.
  3. Must be able to read a legal description and verify for accuracy.
  4. Provides the public with zoning, flood zone, and future land use information.
  5. Must understand and stay current with local codes and ordinances relating to zoning and land use, including procedural requirements for applications and permits for the County and applicable cities, pursuant to intergovernmental coordination agreements.
  6. As assigned, serves as secretary to the Zoning and Adjustment Board, Code Enforcement Special Master, and Contractor Licensing Board creating agendas, taking and writing minutes of the meetings, and other duties as needed. Responsible for accuracy of applications and supporting materials.
  7. Create and maintain all files for code enforcement complaints. Input data into computer for tracking purposes. Processes complaints for inspection, Special Master Hearing, and foreclosures as necessary. Works closely with inspectors in daily operations of code compliance activities.
  8. Assists with identifying violations and maintaining contact with contractors and complainants. Ensures compliance of the licensed contractor at the time of permit issuance and coordinates the necessary inspections to complete the code complaint process. Maintains department and licensing board records; monitors contractor activity at the local and State level. Provide case information, code requirements and licensing information to the public as requested.
  9. Prepares correspondence, memoranda, reports, records, orders, executive summaries, and other office documents. Performs routine office duties including, but not limited to, research and retrieval of records.
  10. Creates and maintains specialized office files relating to Licensing and Code Enforcement. Files letters, reports, code liens, and related technical information in the prescribed manner. Assembles information for others use.
  11. In case of emergency or crisis situation (hurricane, flood, etc.) position is required to respond/perform emergency and recovery duties as assigned by immediate supervisor.
  12. Employees hired on or after February 1, 2016, must be a tobacco-free person, both on and off the job, for at least one (1) year immediately preceding application and maintain the same tobacco-free status throughout the term of employment.
  13. Maintains regular physical attendance during normal work hours as assigned at one of the county’s offices or work facilities with the ability to work evenings, nights, and holidays as required.


[These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other job related marginal duties as required.]

Position Requirements




  • Knowledge of general office procedures.
  • Knowledge of construction, real estate, planning, and zoning terminology and documents.
  • Knowledge of telephone etiquette.
  • Knowledge of the uses of a computer and equipment.
  • Skill in typing, filing and records research techniques.
  • Skill in operating office equipment.
  • Knowledge of the codes and ordinances related to the land use, zoning, development review and building permit process.
  • Ability to work effectively with the public.
  • Ability to communicate in writing and orally.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to follow through on designated tasks.
  • Ability to access, input and retrieve information from a computer.



  • Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma.
  • Two (2) years experience in responsible office work; construction, land use and zoning, or real estate related work preferred.



  • Valid Florida Driver’s License and a driving record acceptable to insurance provider.
  • Certified Floodplain Manager within one (1) year of employment.
  • Required National Incident Management System (NIMS) certifications within six (6) months of employment.



  • Acceptable vision (with or without correction)
  • Acceptable hearing (with or without correction)
  • Ability to access file cabinets for filing and retrieval of data.
  • Ability to communicate using speech, hearing and vision skills.
  • Ability to sit at a desk and view a display screen for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to enter data into a computer.



  • Primarily works inside in an office environment, with limited outside duties.


Reasonable accommodation will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.

FLSA Non-Exempt Status

Revised 10/01/2020

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Salary Range $13.47 - $19.24 Commensurate with licenses and experience. Benefits Package.  
Closing Date October 14, 2021  
Post Internal Days  
Position Development Technician - 2020  
Division Development Services  
Post Internal Days 0  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 9/14/2021  
Location Building Services  
Flyer None Specified 

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