City of Tampa

Zoning Coordinator (#002684) S19

$41.52-$62.29 Hourly / $7,196.80-$10,796.93 Monthly / $86,361.60-$129,563.20 Yearly


This is supervisory, technical work involving coordination of activities related to land development codes.

Nature Of Work

The employee in this class is responsible for performing administrative tasks in directing the operation of the municipal zoning section.  Under general supervision, the employee coordinates zoning changes and/or variances.  The employee is required to exercise considerable initiative and independent judgment as well as tact and diplomacy in providing technical consultation to city officials, contractors, prospective builders, property owners, and other interested groups concerning municipal zoning codes and ordinances.  The employee performs such personnel administration tasks as completing performance evaluations and recommending merit increases.  Tasks are of more than average difficulty and required the employee to possess knowledge of land use planning techniques and legal terminology.  Work is reviewed through conferences, presentations, and results obtained.

Examples of Duties

Performs as Zoning Administrator to administer the provisions of the Zoning Chapter of the City of Tampa Code; directs activities of subordinates engaged in zoning section activities; coordinates review of land development and zoning proposals; administers zoning code provisions; coordinates zoning changes and/or variances.  

Supervises and participates in researching, formulating and drafting zoning, subdivision and land development codes, ordinances, and regulations; determines and analyzes regulatory needs and problems; evaluates existing zoning codes; presents recommended codes, ordinances, and regulations to appropriate managerial personnel; recommends modifications to comprehensive plans pertinent to land use activities.  

Supervises and participates in examination of general commercial, industrial, and residential construction site plans to assure conformance to applicable zoning code and regulations; oversees and participates in provision of technical advice and information to city officials, contractors, land developers, property owners, and the general public regarding municipal zoning code contents and interpretations; supervises and participates in zoning adjustments and appeal processes.  

Supervises professional, technical employees to include completing performance evaluations, recommending hirings and promotions, administering discipline, and approving leave requests.  

Develops short-range plans; interfaces with legal department.    

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Considerable knowledge of:  content and interpretation of municipal zoning codes, regulations, and related ordinances; laws, rules, and regulations governing zoning code enforcement; building codes and ordinances.   

Working knowledge of:  the geographical layout of the city; principles and practices of land use planning; legal terminology; methods and techniques of research, data compilation, analysis, and documentation; effective supervisory techniques.   

Ability to:  develop short-range plans; collect, assimilate, analyze, and interpret data; formulate sound recommendations; prepare and effectively present oral and written reports; plan, assign, supervise, and review the work of others; interpret municipal zoning codes tactfully and impartially; establish and maintain effective working relationships with legal department staff, city officials, contractors, and others.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree, preferably a master’s degree, in planning, architecture or an acceptable related field with 3 year's progressively responsible experience in land use management and 6 month of supervisory experience; or an associate’s degree in planning, architecture or an acceptable related field with 5 year' s progressively responsible experience in land use management and 6 month of supervisory experience.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a valid drivers license may be required.


During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.

CLASS: 002684; EST: 5/8/2001; REV: 2/26/2009;