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110 North Main Street Monticello, Indiana 47960

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White County Building & Planning

P.O. Box 851

110 N Main St.

Monticello, IN 47960

Phone: (574) 583-7355

Fax: (574) 583-4624

Web: www.whitecountyindiana.us


Building and Planning/Zoning Assistant

White County Area Plan / Department of Building and Planning

Open Date: Immediately Close Date: Until position is filled

Full-Time Non-exempt (hourly)

Supervisory: None


Position Description

Incumbent reports to the Building and Planning Executive Director and provides a wide range of administrative and budgetary support for all building and planning office functions. Additional duties include serving as Secretary to the Board of Zoning Appeals. Applicants must demonstrate a high degree of responsibility and superior skills in the areas of office administration, bookkeeping, document control, information management, and customer service.

(For a full position description contact the Building & Planning Department at 110 N. Main St. Monticello, Indiana or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


Summarized Duties & Responsibilities

Prepares and submits fees collected and sends reports to Treasurer, and prepares and submits claims and payroll to Auditor.


Performs as primary office contact, greets and assists visitors, responds to inquiry, and receives makes or transfers telephone calls.


Generates building and census reports.


Maintains department files and computer records.


Prepares and distributes agendas, minutes, reports, and supplemental materials for the Area Plan Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals.


Reviews and proofreads correspondence, reports, and memos.


Processes applications and issues permits and certificates of occupancy.


Reads, interprets, and understands blueprints and construction drawings.


Issues 9-11 street addresses for new construction.


Utilizes GIS to obtain and analyze parcel information.


Prepares public notices for rezones, variance requests, and special exceptions, and identifies and notifies adjoining property owners.


Ensures National Flood Insurance Program regulatory compliance.


Reads and interprets boundary surveys and legal descriptions.


Reviews and evaluates historical records for Auditor, Assessor, and Recorders office to resolve property ownership, property transfer, and identification issues.


Documents and maintains files on complaints and violations.


Serves as Notary Public.


Performs related duties as assigned.


Qualifications & Requirements


Critical skills include:

Minimum possess high school diploma or GED.

Possession of or ability to obtain Notary Public License.

Proficiency in budget maintenance, bookkeeping, basic filing, and financial and personal accountability.

Computer literacy.

Working knowledge of software applications including Excel, Word, Access.

Excellent customer service.

Proficiency in interpersonal communications.

Proficiency using Standard English.

Ability to learn quickly and work accurately in a timely manner with minimal supervision.

Ability to operate standard office equipment.


Additional preferred skills include:

Familiarity with construction and/or zoning codes.

Familiarity with building plans.

Ability to understand and read blueprints, construction drawings, technical specifications.

Working knowledge of community geography and ability to read and interpret property legal descriptions, development plans, plat and flood plain maps, and aerial photos.

Familiarity with National Flood Insurance Program requirements.

Ability to utilize Accela permitting software.


Work Environment

Incumbent performs duties in a standard office environment, including sitting for long periods, lifting/carrying objects weighing less than 25 pounds, keyboarding, close vision, color perception, speaking clearly, and hearing sounds/communication.



Interested parties send the following documents

Cover Letter



Copies/Summary of any Professional Certifications (If applicable)

Salary Requirements



White County Building & Planning

Attn: Colin Betts

P.O. Box 851

Monticello, IN 47960


or hand-carry to:


White County Area Plan/Building Department

2nd Floor, Room 208

White County Government Center

110 N. Main Street

Monticello, IN 47960


Application packets may be submitted electronically to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Incomplete applications, missing documents, or misrepresentation will be grounds for disqualification.


All applicants will be subject to a background check.

White County is a drug-free workplace.


White County is an Equal Opportunity Employer