Zoning Inspector II – Short-Term Rentals – Business Compliance Unit
Investigates properties to ensure that land use is in compliance with zoning regulations. Reviews residential and commercial development plans for accuracy and compliance with zoning ordinance. Writes summons and represents the City in court for violations of the City code.
Enforces zoning ordinances by conducting field investigations in response to complaints, surveying the area for additional violations, reviewing permit requests for zoning requirements, reviewing construction, repair and renovation plans for compliance, and issuing violation notices.
Provides assistance to the general public by receiving zoning violation complaints, forwarding information to enforcement officers for investigation, and explaining regulations and proper compliance procedures.
Performs administrative duties by maintaining a computer tracking system including maps, addresses, permits, zoning maps, and other related information, conducting research, and issuing zoning certificates.
Provides direction and guidance to staff by assisting them with difficult court cases, interpreting ordinances, reviewing their work, preparing reports, making recommendations, and implementing changes.
Performs related duties by preparing cases and compiling data for the prosecution of violations to city code.
Work requires knowledge necessary to understand basic operational, technical, or office processes. Level of knowledge equivalent to four years of high school or equivalency.
Four years in code enforcement.
Four or more years of experience interpreting zoning ordinances, conducting field investigations reviewing construction, repair and renovation plans, and issuing violation notices. Experience with short-term rentals.
Additional Information & Requirements
Valid Driver’s License required.
Special Police Commission within 60 days of employment.
Certified Zoning Official (CZO) certification within 18 months of employment.
Vaccination Requirement: The City of Norfolk values the safety of our employees, our residents, and our visitors. In support of these values, if you are selected for a position, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except when vaccination is not medically advised or violates your sincerely held religious beliefs. You will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be granted a medical or religious exemption.
Signing Bonus: Eligible for a one-time $5,000 signing bonus. See norfolk.gov for details.