Planning and Zoning Administrator

Town of Monroe

Monroe, CT United States

POSITION TITLE:            Planning and Zoning Administrator

DEPARTMENT:                 Planning and Zoning

REPORTS TO:                    Town Planner

CLASSIFICATION:           Salary; Supervisors Union; 35 Hours per week

Job Summary:

This position is under the supervision of the Town Planner.  Responsible for carrying out administrative and supervisory functions relative to the operations of the Planning and Zoning Office, along with administrative functions associated with the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates and implements decisions from the Planning and Zoning commission and the Zoning Board of appeals
  • Coordinates activities with consultants as directed for general planning activities, and for the periodic redrafting of the Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD);  provides written contributions to the POCD
  • Drafts, reviews, administer and identify proposed Amendments to regulations for review by legal counsel and for consideration by the P&Z.
  • Assists in researching and drafting of new regulation proposals for review by legal counsel and for consideration for adoption by the Planning and Zoning Commission;  recommends revisions in rules, regulations and policies, when necessary
  • Coordinates application requirements with the Architectural Review Board (ARB)
  • Interprets and relates decisions and regulations of  the P&ZC, ZBA and ARB
  • Facilitates regulatory activities of the Planning and Zoning Commission
  • Accepts and reviews for compliance with regulations all applications and plans submitted for P&ZC and ZBA and provides analysis and recommendations to the P&ZC and ZBA relative to such applications
  • Estimates or determines fees. Tracks P&ZC applications, approvals, permits and bonds
  • Assists with preparation and administration of P&Z departmental budget
  • Works with other town departments to develop and provide information in assistance to the performance of their respective functions
  • Provides information and assists with input into grant applications
  • Provides direction and support for preparation (and may prepare same) of legal notices, and other documentation for public dissemination and recording as public documents
  • Must attend various night meetings as required
  • Attends pre-application and Application Review Team meetings 
  • Coordinates application to comply with all deadlines per State, Federal and local regulations and or requirements associated with the PZC and ZBA
  • Coordinates the process of Application Review Team
  • Oversees the processing of all notices, approvals, minutes, records, filing requirements and transcription for P&ZC and ZBA matters
  • Supervises the tracking of all applications, submission data, deadline requirements and record keeping for P&ZC and ZBA matters
  • Facilitates the applicant’s completion of applications, review of approval process and construction as it relates to zoning and evaluation for release of bonding



  • Must be able to think, analyze, use ingenuity and respond quickly to unique situations
  • Thorough knowledge of the current principles and practices of planning, economic and community development and the ability to effectively use same
  • Must have a solid working knowledge of Connecticut land use statutes, and relevant state and federal case law and interpretations and/or regulations affecting land use
  • Must be able to read and comprehend technical texts, engineering and architectural plans, laws and regulations and provide verbal and/or written interpretations
  • Strong organizational, administrative and coordinating skills, records management
  • Strong ability to prepare written documents and reports; effective communication skills in general (verbal and written)
  • Maintain a program of continuing professional education based upon the continually evolving practice of land use
  • Strong computer skills (MS Word, Excel, etc); must be familiar with Geographic Information Systems and ACAD software
  • Bachelors Degree in municipal planning or a related field
  • Five (5) years progressively responsible planning experience
  • Three (3) years supervisory experience
  • AICP certification recommended but not required
  • CAZEO Certified Zoning Enforcement Technician, or able to obtain within one year


Licenses or Certificates:

Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator’s License


Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee regularly is required to stand, walk, sit, bend, occasionally drive a vehicle, use hand to finger coordination, handle or feel objects, and reach with hands and arms.  Ability to work under stress from demanding deadlines, changing priorities and conditions.  Able to attend and participate in numerous extended evening meetings throughout the year. The employee may need to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust, focus, read maps and documents.



Zoning Enforcement Officer (administrative – not policy);Planning & Zoning Secretary I

Experience Level
Mid II (4-8 years)
AICP Level
Land Use and Development Regulation and Zoning
Salary Range
$65,000 - $70,000

Contact Information

7 Fan Hill Road
Human Resources
Monroe, CT
United States