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Zoning Inspector

Macon GA

Listing Summary

Zoning Inspector

The Macon-Bibb County Planning & Zoning Commission is offering a challenging career opportunity for a qualified and motivated individual to fill the position of Zoning Inspector.

Basic Function

Under the direction of the Zoning Director, the Zoning Inspector performs on-site inspection of property to ensure compliance with applicable Zoning Regulations in conjunction with approved Zoning Compliances or violation complaints.

Major Job Duties

Investigates a variety of complaints from citizens and property owners regarding zoning regulations.

Notifies property owners of zoning violations; issues citations and initiates legislation as necessary.

Assists property owners with developing solutions to achieve compliance with zoning regulations.

Patrols the city/county to locate zoning violations; conducts random site inspections.

Gathers information and photographs properties for consideration by the commission.

Confirms zoning classifications for properties.

Conducts research and completes special projects as requested.

Interprets and explains zoning regulations to developers, builders, other commission employees, and the public.

Receives and processes all zoning and lot ordinance complaints by performing onsite inspections, identifying the property owner by parcel number, and notifying the owner if the property is in violation of a zoning or lot ordinance.

Performs follow-up inspections to ensure that required improvements have been made.

Issues citations and provides pictorial and other evidence to be used in court cases against property owners who do not comply by correcting zoning/lot violations within the stipulated time period.

Attends conferences, seminars, and training sessions.

Testifies in court proceedings as necessary.

Knowledge of commission zoning ordinances and regulations.

Maintains a daily log of inspections.



Knowledge of relevant zoning regulations, legal processes, and construction or trade codes.

Knowledge of the geography and boundaries of the city/county.

Knowledge of the processes of tracing ownership of buildings and/or land.

Skill in investigating lot/zoning violations.

Skill in organizing and prioritizing work.

Skill in the use of a computer (MicroSoft Suites) and digital camera.

Skill in the use of standard office equipment.

Skill in reading maps, charts, and surveys.

Skill in dealing with the public.

Skill in oral and written communication.

Skill in problem solving.


Qualifications - Requires a minimum of high school diploma or equivalent and five (5) years’ experience in related field
- Knowledgeable in Microsoft Suite - Must possess a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia, a clean driving history for the last 5 years. - Strong organizational skills that reflect the ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail
- Flexible with ability to manage multiple tasks and juggle competing priorities efficiently
- Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently

Drug Free Workplace

Applicants must pass a criminal background check and drug screen.


Physical Abilities

Manual dexterity of hands and fingers to enter data into computer and to operate office equipment; speaking to exchange information and make presentations; sitting or standing for extended periods of time; pushing, pulling or lifting light objects; bending and reaching to store and/or retrieve files.


Busy office environment; subject to frequent interruptions.

Annual Salary Range & Benefits

$40,000 - $50,000 Full-Time


The Commission offers an excellent and competitive benefit package. Accepting applications until filled.

Email Coverletter and Resume to Human Resources at

The required application form is available on-line at




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