Zoning Investigator | Rock Island County Illinois

Posted on Mar 26, 2021

Under the general direction of the Code Enforcement Administrator, performs responsible work ensuring compliance with Zoning and Subdivision resolutions of the County, Stormwater Ordinance, Property Maintenance Code, and Planning responsibilities.  Work is performed both in the office and through patrolling the unincorporated areas of Rock Island County. Incumbent receives assignments from the supervisor who defines objectives, priorities and any deadlines and assists the employee with unusual situations that do not have clear precedents. Detailed job description can be found at http://rockislandcounty.org/uploadedFiles/General/Job%20posting%20Zoning%20Investigator.pdf


Minimum Requirements: 

  1. Training and Experience 
    • High school diploma, GED or other certificate of competency; supplemented by five years of progressively responsible experience in inspection practices or an equivalent combination of training and     experience.  Requires possession of a valid driver’s license. 
    • Certifications preferred – Certified Floodplain Manager; ICC Certified Property Maintenance & Housing Inspector; ICC Certified Zoning inspector; AICP Certified Planner; Certified Erosion, Sediment and Stormwater Inspector. Must acquire one certification in the first two years of employment and the ability to acquire more through employment.


  1. Knowledge, Abilities and Skills 
    • Knowledge of Pertinent codes, ordinances, laws, and regulations pertaining to zoning, nuisance abatement, property maintenance, floodplain, stormwater, building, health and safety, and related areas. 
    • Knowledge of zoning procedures and policies, and of the application process thereof. 
    • Knowledge of modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and supporting word processing and spreadsheet applications. 
    • Ability to read and review site plans. 
    • Ability to perform work in compliance with local ordinances, policies and procedures. 
    • Ability to assist the public in understanding zoning regulations, compliance tests and obtaining appropriate permits. 
    • Ability to deal with the general public and members of various County departments and agencies with tact and courtesy. 
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. 
    • Ability to conduct research and prepare special studies and reports. 
    • Skill in the safe operation of a light motor vehicle.


Grade:        26 

Salary:       $24.27/hr. 

Hours:        40 hours per week


1504 3rd Ave, Room 305
Rock Island, IL 61201
United States

How to apply

Please submit completed application to Rock Island County Zoning Director: 

Rock Island County

Attn: Greg Thorpe

1504 3rd Avenue

Rock Island, IL 61201 

Application can be found online at http://www.rockislandcounty.org/jobs/

Email to gthorpe@co.rock-island.il.us

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