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PLANNING & ZONING TECHNICIAN (E-911 Addressing Coordinator)

Dorchester County

Dorchester County

Summerville, SC, USA
Posted on Friday, July 21, 2023
Description

The purpose of the class is to review and process plats of property to ensure compliance with subdivision and zoning regulations; research and review property records (i.e. site-plan review); review and provide comments on Exempt and Minor Plats; serve as E-911 addressing coordinator; process and review permits; maintain department GIS and prepare reports and informal zoning maps for planning staff and public. The class works within a general outline of work to be performed and develops work methods and sequences under general supervision.

Duties

• Reviews and processes subdivision plats to ensure compliance with subdivision and zoning regulations
• Assists customers on the phone and front counter.
• Prepares informal zoning maps for planning staff and public using Geographic Information System (GIS).
• Reviews, processes and assigns E-911 addresses for unincorporated Dorchester County and smaller municipalities (Harleyville, Reevesville, Ridgeville, St. George) for emergency response/public safety and building/construction activity.
• Maintains address ranges and roads within West Safety Services /Intrado, the 9-1-1 and emergency infrastructure systems and services to telecommunications service providers and government public safety agencies (includes all major U.S. wireline, wireless and VoIP carriers).
• Researches tax maps and related documentation for zoning information and set-backs.
• Reviews and processes permits for mobile homes, accessory structures, and similar permits.
• Compiles data; reviews and recommends the approval of Exempt and Minor plats.
• Updates and maintains parcel information within the GIS database for use and analysis by planners, engineers and others; prepares specialized GIS mapping products and convert existing maps and data to the correct digital format for inclusion in GIS system.
• Assists in the review and amendment of ordinances related to planning and zoning functions.
• Explains, interprets and provides guidance regarding applicable codes and compliance requirements to contractors, engineers, architects, developers, property owners and others.
• Maintains a variety of logs and records. Receives and responds to public inquiries, concerns and complaints regarding assigned cases and general department procedures.
• Tracks data and statistics and prepares reports for use by the department.
• Performs general clerical work as required including, but not limited to, preparing reports and correspondence, entering and retrieving computer data, copying and filing documents, answering the telephone, etc.
• Attends training, seminars, conferences, meetings, etc., to enhance job knowledge and skills.
• Performs other related job duties as assigned.



Qualifications
Education and Experience:
Associate degree with emphasis in engineering technology, drafting, GIS technology, planning or a closely related field.

Requires at least two (2) years of related work experience.

Special Qualifications:
Must possess a valid state driver's license.