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Aaron Shura

Site Plan/Zoning Inspector Arlington, Virginia

  • Gaithersburg US-MD

Work History

Mar 2011Present

Site Plan/Zoning Inspector

Arlington County, Virginia

Specific duties include: • Making independent field judgments in evaluating compliance with special exception, conditions and the Zoning Ordinance, and in negotiating solutions to problems involving considerable investment of developer or builder time and money; • Maintaining detailed records of project inspections throughout construction; • Responding to citizen complaints by making field inspections and conducting appropriate investigations; • Making referrals to appropriate agencies; conducting periodic inspections to monitor ongoing compliance; performing Certificate of Occupancy inspections;• Testifying in Court; and• Reviewing sign permits.

Oct 2006Mar 2011

Zoning Inspector

Washington County Government

I enforce the Washington County Zoning Ordinance and Washington County Livability Code. This includes receiving complaints from the general public, responding to those complaints promptly, interacting with potential Code violators, and informing them on how to reach compliance with the aforementioned local laws. I prepare Zoning and Livablity cases for District Court and testify whenever the situation warrants. My duties also include updating the Department's website to educate the public on how the Zoning process works. I am an International Code Council Certified Zoning Inspector.

May 2004Aug 2005

Professional Intern

Spotsylvania County Government

My duties for my internship consisted of conducting site visits for future development in the county. This included using county vehicles to travel to locations and bring pictures back to my superiors. I also consulted with the county administrator to see if the county's budget was easily readable to the citizen base when published over the internet. Lastly, I acted as a proctor when a management strategist came to the Board of Supervisors as well as facilitating Focus Groups for Spotsylvania.

The following summer, I reengineered Spotsylvania County's record management system for zoning permits, special use permits, conditional use permits, and rezonings dating back to 1974. I also performed site visits consisting of upholding county code enforcement ordinances. I attended a Virginia Association of Zoning Officials meeting and performed clerical office tasks such as interacting with citizens.


Aug 2004Aug 2006

Master's Degree

James Madison University


I am a young professional just starting with Arlington County, Virginia.  I'm looking forward to coming back to my home state, and am excited to start this new challenging career.  I'm looking to network with other professionals in the field of public administration. 


I have been employed with Arlington County, Virginia since March 2011. In that time I have become skilled in oral and written communication, litigation, and interacting with both internal and external customers. I am seeking to network with other professionals in the field of Public Administration.


My interests include backpacking, working out, camping, spending time with friends and family, wine tasting, and I am an avid Washington area sports fan. 


Oct 2008Oct 2017

Zoning Inspector

International Code Council