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Planning & Development - Land Use Enf Coord/Assoc Plan

311 N Main St, Shawano, WI 54166, USA Req #3
Monday, October 14, 2019
Shawano County is organized according to Chapter 59 of the Wisconsin
Statutes. The following is the County’s Mission Statement and Policy
on Quality:
“The primary mission of Shawano County is to provide all County
citizens with cost-effective, prompt and high quality County services.
Quality is the extent to which a product or service conforms to
requirements and meets or exceeds customer expectations.”

Job Summary: Assists in the administration and enforcement of all County Ordinances and State Codes; provides information and assistance to the public regarding code/ordinance requirements; performs a variety of on-site inspections, investigates suspected violations of County Ordinances and State Codes; issues various permits. Reviews Certified Survey Maps (CSMs) for code compliance, including field investigations. Assigns property address numbers for new construction. Planning activities as assigned by the Planning and Development Department Head.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

-Responsible for assisting in administering the following County ordinances: Zoning Ordinance, Land Division Ordinance, 911 Uniform Property Numbering System Ordinance, Floodplain Zoning Ordinance, Livestock Waste Storage Facility Ordinance, Wind Energy Conversion System Ordinance, Shoreland Wetland Ordinance, Citation Authority Ordinance and Non-Metallic Mining Ordinance.

-Reviews applications for land use permits, private onsite wastewater treatment systems, E911 address, (category 1 livestock waste permits) and other permits before permit issuance.

-Conducts necessary on-site property inspections of proposed building sites and system installations to ensure compliance with provisions of County and State requirements.

-Assist the public with questions regarding: building permit/setback requirements, wetlands, and floodplain.

-Assist surveyors in researching plat of surveys, tie sheets, certified survey maps, gas tax maps, County monuments, County coordinate system, and deeds.

-Assists in the review and processing of variances, conditional use permits, zoning amendments, and appeal requests.

-Assists in providing information to the Planning, Development & Zoning Committee, County Board of Adjustment, town zoning committees, town officials, and State and Federal agencies.

-Serves as an advisor to the Department Head regarding Committee and Board of Adjustment issues. Attends public hearings as required and assists in the compilation of data for public hearing actions.

-Assists in the preparation of ordinance violation court cases by providing documentation on the structure/land use not meeting the ordinance/code requirements. Testifies in court, if necessary.

-Communicates with town zoning committees and property owners to achieve best possible solutions to problems. Attends town zoning committee meetings as necessary.

-Assists in the preparation of various reports, statistics, maps, public hearing notices, plans, studies, ordinance revisions, application forms, and attends meetings, workshop and seminars pertinent to the position.

-Assists in maintaining files and records of permit applications, public hearing actions, maps, surveys, year-end reports and other relevant information.

-Assists in the administration of the Wisconsin Grant Fund Program for the replacement or rehabilitation of failing septic systems by explaining eligibility requirements, reviewing grant applications and completing required State forms.

-Assist with the septic system maintenance program including: print septic system maintenance pumping forms, receive and process septic system maintenance pumping forms, answer questions regarding the septic system maintenance pumping forms, determine septic system compliance based on questions answered by the licensed septic inspector.

-Conducts on-site soil evaluations and inspections of private onsite wastewater treatment system installations.

-Assists with special plans, studies, and reports on a variety of projects and advises the Department Head on recommended implementation methods.

-Assists with background studies, reports, analyses and grant applications as required or assigned.


-Bachelor’s Degree in Resource Management, Physical Planning, Regional Planning, Environmental Planning, Soils, or closely related field.

-One or two years’ experience in land use regulations/planning, code enforcement, and related inspection work.

-Requires possession of a POWTS Inspector certification and Soil Tester certification, or be capable of obtaining these within six (6) months of starting this position.

-Requires a valid Wisconsin driver's license and adequate insurance as required by County Policy.


*It is the policy of Shawano County to recruit and select the most qualified persons for positions in the County's service. Recruitment and selection shall be conducted in an affirmative manner which ensures open competition and provides equal employment opportunity as protected by state or federal law.

If you need any accommodations during the recruitment or employment process because of a disability, please notify the Department of Administration/Human Resources, so appropriate accommodations can be made.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $19.04
  • Max Hiring Rate $24.49
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Travel % 50
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
  • 311 N Main St, Shawano, WI 54166, USA