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8/12/2022 - Employment Opportunity: Zoning & Wetlands Administrative Assistant

The Town of Southbury is hiring a full-time Zoning & Wetlands Administrative Assistant to join the Land Use Department. This position is 35 hours per week with a salary range of $40,000-$50,000 and offers a comprehensive benefits package. Salary is commensurate with experience. The position provides administrative and technical assistance to the Land Use Department as well as land use boards and commissions.


  • Receives applications for monthly meetings and public hearings for the Zoning Commission, Inland Wetlands Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals and ensures applications are complete.
  • Prepares correspondence relating to application status and approvals. Prepares specific correspondence about zoning and wetlands violations, letters to abutters and sign permits.
  • Assists applicants with land use questions and ensures their applications comply with all applicable land use regulations.
  • Prepares and posts legal notices; prepares agendas and packets for meetings, attends night meetings, takes notes and prepares minutes.
  • Receives various performance bonds, maintains record of bonds and processes release of bonds as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of and ability to read and understand general municipal land use procedures and policies and Zoning and Inland Wetlands statutes and regulations.
  • Advanced skills in writing and communications, bookkeeping techniques, computer technology including Excel and Word, office operations and procedures.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with other employees and the general public.

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduation from high school and two years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Specialized courses relating to land use and online permitting and GIS experience preferred.

Deadline to Apply:

Position will remain open until filled.


Applications are available online. Please submit completed application and resume to Claire Morris, Finance & Human Resources Administrator, at They can also be returned to Fiscal Office, 501 Main Street South, Southbury, CT 06488.

Town of Southbury is EOE/ADA employer. For more job listings, please visit Employment Opportunities page.