City of Fort Lauderdale, FL
September 17, 2023
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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The Zoning and Landscaping Team at the Development Services Department is seeking a Zoning and Landscape Inspector.

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The City of Fort Lauderdale employees possess a passion for public service demonstrated by a high degree of enthusiasm, self-reliance, and job proficiency. They effectively convey the vision and mission of the organization and provide excellent service and satisfaction to our internal and external customers.

The Zoning and Landscape Inspector inspects land development, building construction, and landscape installation and modification for conformity with effective land development regulations, and with approved development plans.

The City offers a wide variety of benefits to employees. In addition to the competitive benefits package and salary, the City participates in the Florida Retirement System (FRS) which offers an investment option and a pension option, and requires a 3% contribution from employees. New hires are automatically enrolled in FRS.

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This job classification is included within the bargaining unit represented by Teamsters Local Union 769 and therefore is subject to the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Fort Lauderdale and Teamsters Local Union 769.


Essential functions are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. The omission of a function does not preclude management from assigning essential duties not listed herein if such duties relate to the position.

  • Performs inspections related to the City's Unified Land Development Regulations (ULDR) and conditions placed on the plans at time of approval by the Development Review Committee (DRC), Planning and Zoning Board and/or City Commission
  • Reviews building permit plans for conformance with zoning and landscape codes and ordinances
  • Performs retroactive inspections of signs and landscaping and responds to complaints regarding sign compliance
  • Informs property owners or developers of any development project and site plan deficiencies and gives instructions for compliance
  • Arranges for developers and architects to meet with Building and Zoning representatives to discuss non-conformance with approved plans
  • Issues citations to violators who fail to correct deficiencies within the prescribed period of time
  • Disseminates information regarding zoning and landscape code requirements
  • Documents inspection results and tracks complaints
  • Prepares reports and maintains records
  • Performs research on properties
  • Assists in the gathering, assembly and preparation of technical data for planning analysis
  • Performs related work as required

NOTE: The duties of this position will include all of those duties set forth in the official job description.
High school or vocational school or possess a G.E.D. certificate Three (3) years of experience in land development, code enforcement or a related field and possess a general knowledge of land development regulations, including landscaping, and associated terminology. Additional qualifying experience or completion of coursework at an accredited college or university in a job related field, may substitute on a year-for-year basis of the required experiencePossess a Florida driver's license with an acceptable driving record, or be able to obtain one by date of hire.
F.A.C.E. (Florida Association of Code Enforcement) Level 1 Certification

Special Requirements:
Non-Essential Employees will not be required to work during a declared emergency but may be required to work in some capacity after the declared emergency. The employee's Department Head will determine when the employee will be required to work.

Depending on the number of applications and the quality of their education and experience, the examination may consist of one or more of the following tests: Evaluation of Training and Experience, Oral Interview, Written Examination, or other assessment method. Applicants must attain a minimum score of 70 in each part of the examination in order to qualify. All successful applicants will be required to pass a medical examination, including drug screening, prior to appointment.

An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida Statutes. To obtain veteran's preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers and the City of Fort Lauderdale's veteran's preference claim form ( J-204) .


Established Date: 11/18/2018 Revised Date: N/A
Management Category: N/A Classification Level: Advanced
FLSA: Non-Exempt Classification Status: Classified
Job Code: TM140 EEO Code: 1 - Official/Administrator
Pay Grade: TG07

The City of Fort Lauderdale offers a comprehensive benefits package to all regular full-time employees including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and short-term disability insurance.

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