Zoning Administrator

The Berkley Group

Richmond Region, VA United States

The Berkley Group seeks a qualified, self-motivated applicant to serve as a Zoning Administrator for the company. The position will assist King William County, Virginia with its planning and zoning functions.

Primary functions include:

  • Regular, reliable attendance necessary;
  • Reviews zoning permits for compliance with adopted codes and performs site inspections prior to approval of permits;
  • Reviews applications for variances, conditional use permits, subdivisions and zoning changes; prepares recommendations for Planning Commission, the Wetlands Board, the Historic Review Board, County Administrator; and/or Board of Supervisors consistent with County Code.
  • Coordinates assistance on planning and zoning issues with other County departments
  • Reviews and approves zoning permits, including review of site plans; for construction, renovations and other miscellaneous items, and forwards approved zoning permits to the Building Official;
  • Initiates enforcement proceedings when code violations occur; prepares letters and/or contacts property owners by phone; prepares data for court and testifies on ordinance and code violations;
  • Serves as the Secretary to the Board of Zoning Appeals, prepares agendas, staff reports and gives presentations;
  • Answers general questions regarding legal descriptions, floodplain information, zoning, census, and general community information;
  • Reviews development plans for local zoning requirements with other staff members;
  • Reviews and approve routine sign applications;
  • Maintains all necessary records for day-to-day activities and permanent files;
  • Assists in developing long-range strategic plans and ordinance updates;
  • Attends Planning Commission, Historic Review Board, and Board of Supervisor meetings as necessary; and prepares other information as requested by the County Administrator or Planning Commission;
  • Assists the County with projects and proposals, including grant applications, and environmental reviews;
  • Administers the Chesapeake Preservation Act Ordinance;
  • Assists with erosion and sediment control inspections;
  • Prepares public hearing notices for local paper and prepares articles as directed;
  • Acts as backup for front desk and phone coverage and assists other departmental staff as needed;
  • Performs other duties as apparent or as delegated.


Thorough knowledge of current and long-range planning activities including zoning and code enforcement practices as applicable to the Commonwealth of Virginia; ability to read and interpret local, state, and federal regulations, surveys, site plans, plats, and plans of development; ability to gather and interpret technical and statistical information and prepare technical reports; ability to establish effective working relationships with local staff, regional partnership staff, state agencies, contractors, architects, land developers, associates and the general public; strong verbal and written communication skills. Technical skills, including proficiency in GIS and desktop publishing systems, desirable. AICP and CZO/CZA credentials preferred. 


At least two (2) years of progressive experience in a professional planning setting required. Graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in planning, public policy, or a field related to urban planning, community development, or public administration. Master’s degree preferred.

Submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Maxie Brown at maxie.brown@bgllc.net.


The Berkley Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Experience Level
Mid I (1-4 years)
AICP Level
Land Use and Development Regulation and Zoning
Salary Range
$50,000 - $65,000, DOQ

Contact Information

Maxie Brown
P.O. Box 181
Bridgewater, VA
United States
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