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Land Use Planner II

Licking County Government
Job Description
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree from four-year college or university; and two (2) to five (5) years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  
Additional Qualifications (Agency/Dept. Qualifications):
Excellent written & verbal communication skills (presentation, reports, plans, regulations, etc.).  Broad knowledge of planning fields, trends and methods.  Graphical skill & creativity.  GIS proficiency (ArcMap, statistical data, web maps, etc.).  Ability to research, collect data and apply information (statistical analysis & methods).  Efficient & organized in project management.  Excellent interpersonal skills for facilitating relationships with officials, customers, staff, etc.  Experience in Adobe Creative Suite.  Experience with multiple zoning methods (form-based codes, performance zoning, etc.).  Experience working with regulatory documents (i.e. zoning, subdivision, stormwater, floodplain).  Experience providing assistance to local communities, boards & committees.  Experience working with residents, property owners and business leaders.  Valid Ohio driver’s license.
Licking County Planning Development is a great team of people that have the privilege of guiding growing central Ohio community in various facets of development, infrastructure, and quality of life.  Our team consists of multiple planning professionals that have the opportunity to impact our community through housing programs, transportation planning, land use & environmental controls, and community planning.  We achieve results through a variety of short­ term projects and long-term planning efforts.  We currently have a professional planning position open and welcome your interest in joining our talented team.
The Planner II is a mid-level position with a significant degree of responsibility and technical expertiseAs part of our team, the Planner II provides support on the preparation of long-range and short-term planning projects, with varying levels of ownership.
The job duties include executing and supporting assigned planning projects by performing research of best practices, data collection, analysis, visualization, plan review, and report writing. This position also formulates comprehensive and functional land use plans/studies and prepares long-range capital improvement programs and countywide plan work.
The ideal candidate possesses the following skills and abilities: 1) Excellent written & verbal communication skills (presentations, reports, plans, regulationsetc.); 2) Broad knowledge of planning fields, trends, and methods; 3) Superb graphical skill and creativity; 4) GIS proficiency (ArcMap, statistical data, Web Maps, etc.); 5) Ability to research, collect data, and apply information (statistical analysis and methods) 6) Efficient and organized in project management; 7) Excellent interpersonal skills for facilitating relationships with officials, customers, staff, etc.
The ideal candidate possesses experience in the following areas: 1) Adobe Creative Suite; 2) Multiple zoning methods (Form Based Codes, Performance Zoning, Euclidean, etc.); 3) Regulatory documents (i.e. zoning, subdivision, stormwater, floodplain); 4) Assisting local communities, boardsand committees; 5) Interaction with residents, property owners, and business leaders.
Hours:          40 hours per week                   Salary:            $48,000 - $58,000, depending on qualifications

  • Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance.
  • Promotes and maintains positive and effective working relationships and promotes good public relationships as a representative of Licking County Government.
  • Will represent themselves, the department, and the county in a professional manner at all times.
  • Maintains complete, accurate, and well-organized records at all times.
  • Operates as a team and as such may require a team effort to complete tasks in a timely manner.  This may require staff to assist in duties that are otherwise not considered a part of that individual’s duties in order to ensure this office functions properly and work is completed on time.  (Examples may include covering for other staff when they are out of the office, completing large mailings, assisting customers at the counter if another staff is otherwise detained, etc.)
  • Performs comprehensive, in-depth project management responsibilities and conduct professional planning work; manages projects and programs with minimum supervision.
  • Represents the LCPC or LCATS in public settings.
  • Works largely in the formulation of comprehensive and functional plans/studies and in the preparation of long-range capital improvement programs, and coordination of other countywide plan work.
  • Works in concert with other planners assembles, collates, collects, and processes data into reports concerning population, resources, economy, transportation, health, utilities, pollution, and other subjects; analyzes relevant data for use in evaluation and presentation of planning problems; prepares land use plans, (preliminary) maps, comprehensive plans, functional maps, data tables, and transportation planning material; coordinates collection of demographics material.
  • Participates in planning projects for local jurisdictions; provides planning-related research as required; performs technical and statistical analyses using computers.
  • Participates in public and private meetings concerning planning presents proposals to the community, and provides explanations of issues involved.
  • Assists in evaluating and preparing staff recommendations on zoning resolutions and zoning map amendment applications; assists in the evaluation of subdivision applications and lot splits.  Provides reports and presentations to the Licking County Planning Commission Board and Licking County Board of Commissioners.
  • Assists townships with rewrites and amendments to their township zoning resolutions and provide guidance and recommendations to townships in interpreting and enforcing their zoning resolution and assistance with resolving township-zoning issues.
  • Enforces and upholds the purposes and intent of the Licking County Subdivision Regulations; may conduct on-site inspections of planning projects to ensure that the contractors, officials and developers are in compliance with project plans (e.g. materials, construction methods, rules, regulations, etc.); notes and reports any violations of project for further actions.
  • Addresses general inquiries, map-making requests, data collection, records requests, etc.
  • Meets all job safety requirements and all applicable OSHA safety standards that pertain to the essential functions of the position and all agency safety procedures.
  • Remains informed of current developments and procedures pertinent to duties; may be required to attend seminars/training.
Application Procedures:  Submit completed application, resume and cover letter to the Licking County Human Resources Department, 20 South Second Street, 3rd Floor, Newark, Ohio 43055.  Applications can be obtained in person in the Human Resources Department between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. daily or printed from the website at www.lcounty.com.
Successful candidates will be subject to Licking County’s pre-employment drug screen
Licking County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
successful candidates will be subject to Licking County’s pre-employment drug screen
Licking County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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