City of Tampa

Zoning Supervisor (#202750) S21

$44.57-$66.81 Hourly / $7,725.47-$11,580.40 Monthly / $92,705.60-$138,964.80 Yearly


This is highly responsible professional and supervisory work in overseeing land development and zoning activities.

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class performs work of considerable difficulty in land development and zoning activities, dealing with the resolution of complex permitting, site planning and other development and growth management issues.  Work includes supervision of subordinate supervisory personnel, coordination of various phases of the planning process, and participation in analysis of municipal conditions/needs and development of community plans. Working under general direction, the employee has a significant amount of public contact with City Council, municipal boards and the general public. Considerable initiative and independent judgment is required in interpreting development codes, ordinances and regulations and providing technical consultation to city officials, contractors, prospective builders, property owners, and other interested groups concerning municipal zoning codes and ordinances.  Employee has responsibility for supervising the continuing evaluation and the development of recommendations for changes in the City of Tampa Land Development Regulations.  Work is reviewed through conferences, oral and written reports submitted, and observation of results obtained.

Examples of Duties

Supervises and coordinates activities and personnel within the area of land development and zoning; serves as Zoning Administrator for the City and administers provisions of the Zoning Chapters of the City of Tampa Code; coordinates review of land development and zoning initiatives; administers zoning code provisions; coordinates zoning changes and/or variances.
Collects, assimilates, analyzes and interprets data and indicators regarding municipal conditions and determines consistency with the City’s Comprehensive Plan, Land Development regulations, and State and Federal growth management legislation.
Makes presentations to City Council and municipal boards and to business, professional, civic and neighborhood groups; confers with technical engineering, environmental and planning personnel and reviews plans and specifications for land development; conducts and participates in meetings and public hearings to gather, present and distribute information.
Develops, or aids in the development of, new policies, regulations and ordinances related to development review, growth management and issuance of permits; provides recommendations on long range planning and policy development to promote sound growth management.
Prepares reports and correspondence; assigns, develops and evaluates staff; recommends such personnel actions as employment, promotion, transfer, and discipline; completes performance evaluations, manages unit budget and work processes.
Performs related tasks.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Considerable knowledge of: the principles and practices of urban planning; modern management practices and procedures; federal, state and municipal legislation impacting municipal government land development and zoning; recent developments, current literature and sources of information in the field of planning and growth management.
Working knowledge of:  supervisory techniques and practices; computer technology and software applications pertinent to land development and zoning processes.
Ability to:  plan, assign, direct and coordinate the work of professional, para-professional and clerical employees in a manner that promotes full performance; plan, manage, coordinate and participate with city officials, administrators and employees in complex permitting, site development, growth management, land development and zoning activities; read and interpret plans and specifications to determine conforming with regulations; write and speak clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings; establish and maintain effective working relationships with City Officials, Director, managers and other employees and the general public; set objectives and measures and to monitor process, progress and results; plan, organize and refine procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master’s degree in urban planning, business or public administration, or a closely related field and extensive progressively responsible experience in urban planning, zoning, and/or land development.


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: 202750; EST: 2/1/2022;