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Building, Planning, and Zoning Official

Fort Oglethorpe

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This position is responsible for ensuring safe building environments through adherence to codes, standards, and ordinances and for performing technical detailed inspections and plan reviews.



1.      Coordinates the activities and operations for Building, Planning and Zoning.

2.      Ensures that all new construction and alterations to existing structures comply with the International Building Codes and city ordinances.

3.      Reviews building plans of new or existing commercial, residential, and industrial development.

4.      Responsible for administering, updating, and enforcing the Unified Development Code (UDC) City wide.

5.      Oversees zoning ordinances related to the development and implementation of land use.

6.      Approves zoning and building use for permits and business licenses.

7.      Performs daily inspections of new and existing construction.

8.      Develops and adheres to area budgets.

9.      Coordinates and facilitates Planning Commission meetings.

10.  Prepares rezoning, annexation, and variances for monthly planning commission agenda; mails out appropriate letters/notifications after monthly planning commission meeting and retains files for zoning, annexation, and variances.

11.  Performs related duties.



1.      Knowledge of federal, state, and local building codes, ordinances, laws, city government regulations and policies.

2.      Knowledge of plan review to apply the adopted construction code requirements to protect life, safety, and welfare of new or existing construction.

3.      Knowledge of erosion and sedimentation control requirements and enforcement.

4.      Knowledge of adopted building codes, NFPA standards, and local ordinances.

5.      Knowledge of federal laws.

6.      Knowledge of EPD requirements.

7.      Skill in using building development software, electrical testing equipment, voltage indicators, tape measures and measuring wheels, and power tools.



·         High school diploma or equivalent required.

·         More than five years of related experience required.

·         Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.

·         Possession of or ability to readily obtain appropriate certification from the International Code Council (ICC) for the type of inspection(s) conducted and/or plan review performed.

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