Permitting & Code Enforcement Coordinator
Chevy Chase Village, a municipal government in southern Montgomery County, seeks to fill full-time position of Permitting & Code Enforcement Coordinator. Duties include working a base schedule of Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with occasional evening meetings and events; daily direct public contact; and enforcement of compliance with all Village ordinances and building codes. This position reviews plans and larger scale building/construction/remodeling projects, and investigates these building sites/projects prior to and after the issuance of required permits as required by county and Village codes and ordinances. Monitors activity within the corporate limits of the municipality to ensure compliance with local ordinances. Issues municipal infractions as required. Candidate will receive on-job training to process applications for appeals, special permits and variances for consideration by the elected Board of Managers and to draft written decisions pursuant to the direction of the Board. Assists with administering and oversight of capital and utility maintenance and improvement projects. The position works directly with the Village Manager.
Education/Certifications/Job Experience Required: Knowledge of regulatory and permitting processes in construction and development. General knowledge of all construction trades. Strong and effective written and spoken (English; Spanish a plus) communication skills, including public speaking. Understanding of basic Montgomery County regulations preferred. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with representatives from Montgomery County’s Department of Permitting Services, the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) staff, public officials, architects, contractors, utility company representatives and their sub-contractors, co-workers and the general public. Proficient in use of the Microsoft Office suite. Ability to deal with the public courteously and tactfully, to elicit information effectively, and to convey concise and accurate explanations of ordinances, policies, procedures and requirements. Ability to read and understand architectural plans as well as the sequencing of a construction project and to calculate lot coverage and floor area ratio from construction drawings. Valid driver’s license required. Ability to learn ESRI (ArcMap) mapping software.