Zoning Technician II

Zoning Technician II

  • April 28, 2023

$23.54 – $33.42 Hourly
City of St. Cloud, FL
Job Type


WORK HOURS: 8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM

This position provides technical and administrative support and review of building plans for residential projects, issues permits consistent with Zoning Division regulations, and processes rezoning applications.   This is a technical position with significant responsibility that requires sound judgment and excellent customer service skills. Work is performed with a moderate to high level of independence under the supervision of the Planning and Zoning Manager.


Major Duties


The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this position. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the position as necessary.


  • Greets citizens and provides excellent customer service, while working the front office counter of the Zoning Division.
  • Receives and processes rezoning applications and zoning permit applications such as garage sale permits, temporary sign permits, and fence permits; provides instructions to applicants regarding completing forms, required submittals, application procedures and review and approval timeframes.
  • Examines complex construction drawings for residential developments (new, additions, alterations) and accessory structures for compliance with zoning codes and regulations and if appropriate, issues zoning approval for zoning and building permits.
  • Responsible for interpreting and implementing Article III – Zoning Regulations as well as reviewing, applying, and enforcing City Council, Planning Commission, Board of Adjustment, and Development Review Committee Conditions of Approval.
  • Reviews for sufficiency and completes applications for Board of Adjustment, Planning Commission and City Council for lot splits, change of use, mini site development plan, and conditional use.
  • Answers the telephone and provides information to citizens, contractors, developers, and applicants for land development code requirements, rezoning, and development approval requirements and procedures.
  • Perform as a Notary Public, as a service to the City officials and the public.
  • Initiates recommendations for improvement of procedures and techniques for file organization, mapping and other record creating and maintenance procedures.
  • Receives and processes Business Tax Receipt (BTR) applications and coordinates the scheduling of new business inspections.
  • Performs general property research and works with other agencies such as City, County, property appraiser, tax collector, and clerk of courts.
  • Updates Division maps, such as annexation, future land use, and zoning, which are to be converted to an electronic format.
  • Maintains zoning, BTR and development files electronically in the citywide land management system.
  • Provides mapping support to  the Zoning Division, primarily using GIS and computer graphics programs, after completing an in-house training program, and maintains GIS data layers for the Zoning Division.
  • Coordinates and compiles staff reports for Board of Adjustment, Planning Commission, and City Council.
  • Assists with updates to the Land Development Code as changes are adopted.
  • Serves as back-up for entering DRC cases into the citywide land management system.
  • Bilingual preferred (Spanish/English).
  • Performs related work as assigned.


Minimum Requirements


Requires High School graduation or GED equivalent supplemented by four (4) years or Associates Degree and three (3) years of relevant technical experience in local government, clerical or administrative support; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.


Within six (6) months of obtaining the position the employee will be expected to complete basic GIS training from higher level staff and be able to produce basic maps and otherwise provide graphic staff support primarily using GIS and computer graphics programs.

Must possess and maintain a valid state Driver’s License with an acceptable driving history.


Requires possession of an active Zoning Inspector certification from the International Code Council.

Preference will be given for possession of an active Certified Business Tax Official certification from the Florida Association of Business Tax Officials, Inc.





Physical Requirements:


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.



Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Language Ability:


Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization. Ability to read, write and speak in English is required.



Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Work Environment:


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.