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Opening Part-time Zoning Enforcement Officer


Zoning Enforcement Officer



Position is responsible for enforcing the provisions of the Town of West Brookfield Zoning Bylaw and enforces the requirements of special permits issued by the Zoning Board of Appeals.


This position is compensated with a stipend.$11,027



The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.


  • Review plans for building construction or alteration to determine compliance with zoning codes and bylaws; supervises the maintenance of associated records.
  • Confer with builders, architects, engineers, property owners, and the general public regarding application of the zoning bylaws, and other related matters.
  • Provide technical expertise and makes recommendations to the Zoning Board of Appeals in the consideration and issuance of special permits.
  • Review site plan, special permit and variance applications, and on request of the ZBA, makes on-site inspections to review work in process following issuance of special permit(s).
  • Enforce zoning bylaws, initiating inspection and enforcement actions as prescribed by state statutes and Town bylaws, and as such provides interpretation of zoning bylaws.
  • Investigate complaints of alleged zoning violations and takes appropriate action, such as the issuance of cease-and-desist orders or the filing of non-criminal complaints in District Court, conferring with Town Counsel as required.
  • Attend mandatory continuing education in order to maintain required certifications and knowledge related to the enforcement of local by-laws.
  • Provide court testimony as necessary.
  • Performs other related job duties as required.