ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST (OVERSTRENGTH)

Location
Arlington, Virginia
Posted
Jun 08, 2018
Closes
Jun 15, 2018
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Job Title: ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST (OVERSTRENGTH) Closing Date/Time: Thu. 06/14/18 11:59 PM Eastern Time Salary: $46,300.80 - $70,699.20 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time Temporary Location: 2100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington *METRO-accessible*, Virginia       This position is an over-strength position created to support the implementation of the new permit processing system. The term of this position is expected to be one to two years. This position is currently eligible for all County-provided benefits.

Arlington County's Department of Community Planning, Housing and Development (CPHD) is seeking an Administrative Specialist to join the Zoning Division. This Division is responsible for the interpretation, enforcement, and administration of the Zoning Ordinance, as well as providing technical assistance to citizens and the development community. The candidate in this position will fulfill the critical research, reporting, communication and administrative functions to aid current staff who are working to implement the County's new permit processing system.

Specific Duties Include:
  • Collecting, analyzing, and presenting data for statistical summaries and reports;
  • Receiving and processing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests;
  • Documenting and updating zoning standard operating procedures and policies;
  • Researching zoning procedures and rules in response to customer requests for assistance;
  • Screening applications for Use Permits, Variances, Rezonings, and Site Plan Amendments;
  • Assisting with writing reports for and preparation of cases going before the Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA);
  • Creating a monthly work list for projects seeking County Board approval;
  • Performing a variety of administrative support duties that include preparing documents and forms, answering phones, screening and distributing mail, and/or maintaining records, files, etc.
The successful candidate in this position has impeccable customer service and analytical skills; adept at written and oral communication and able to maintain focus while managing multiple tasks.
 Selection Criteria: Minimum: Bachelor's Degree in public administration, business administration, planning, zoning, and land use plus experience in public administration performing program functions or duties related to planning, zoning, or land use. 

Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Desirable: Preference may be given to applicants with experience in one or more of the following:
  • Working in a zoning or urban planning environment;
  • Collaborating with others, preferably in a team setting to resolve issues, share information, and provide service to the public;
  • Analyzing and documenting business processes and policies; and
  • Master's Degree in Public Administration or related field.

 Special Requirements: Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection process and are required for this position. Please do not give "see resume" as a response to the questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
 Additional Information: Work Hours: This is a 40-hour per week position with flexible work hours generally between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, with attendance at monthly evening meetings as needed.

This position is an over-strength position created to support the implementation of the new permit processing system. The term of this position is expected to be one to two years. This position is currently eligible for all County-provided benefits.

Note:
Salary listed above is for fiscal year 2019, effective July 1, 2018.
 

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