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    Cyburbian hilldweller's avatar
    Jan 2005
    Land of Confusion

    Part-time zoning enforcement positions?

    Do you see postings for part-time (15-20 hours/week) zoning enforcement positions in your neck of the woods? In New England these positions have always been pretty common, usually in smaller towns with staff consisting of The Town Planner and possibly a secretary. Pay is quite low but I believe benefits are typically included.

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    OH....IO Hink's avatar
    Jan 2005
    Hang on Sloopy...land
    We have numerous. No benefits. Mostly ends up being retired police types.
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    Cyburbian DetroitPlanner's avatar
    Mar 2004
    Where the weak are killed and eaten.
    My dad has a friend who has strung 3 of these jobs together since he can't find full-time work. He is a building inspector, not a code person. It don't sound ideal, but its better than nothing.
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    Cyburbian ThePinkPlanner's avatar
    Jul 2009
    South of Canada
    They are very common here, especially in the small towns. Many are even for as little as 10 hours per week.

    It seems that they are made up of a mix of professions. Some are retirees from the profession, looking to keep an income stream going. But most are completely inexperienced in the field. We have seen more than one on the state listserv that include qualifications such as experience in an office setting, degree in business management, or construction experience (and it wasn't even a code officer job). Then you get a listserv swamped full of people in these positions who have to ask you to explain to them what a setback is, what does PUD stand for, and the like.


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