Seeking qualified applicants for the office of Executive Director. The Planning Director directs planning initiatives in Mount Vernon, Poseyville, Cynthiana and Unincorporated Posey County (Indiana) and reports to the Posey County Area Plan Commission. Please send your letter of interest and resume to the attention (Executive Director Opening) at the address above or email to email@example.com on or before March 8, 2024. The position will remain open until filled after that date.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS. This position level requires (i) a bachelor’s degree, preferably in urban planning, public administration, geography, or a related field and (ii) some experience of progressively responsible planning experience in a county, municipal, joint, area, metropolitan, or regional agency. Such experience shall include growth management control administration (community planning, land use zoning, land subdivision, site development, and regulatory variances). Preference may be given to applicants possessing qualifications above the minimum.
HIRING ENTICEMENTS. Starting salary $60,000.00. The Executive Director is an employee of Posey County, Indiana. The starting salary may be negotiable subject to applicant possessing qualifications above the minimum stated herein and if approved by the Posey County Council, the fiscal body of Posey County.
Benefits are those of an employee of Posey County, including Medical, Vision, Disability and Life Insurances, Paid Vacation Days, Sick Days, Personal Days and accrued Comp Time in accordance with the Posey County Employee Handbook.
Oversees the development, review and approval process including location improvement permits, rezonings, subdivisions, site development plans, special uses, regulatory variances, and floodplain management. Presents growth management control actions to the Area Plan Commission, Area Board of Zoning Appeals, and applicable local legislative bodies. Oversees the recruitment, employment, supervision, evaluation, and release of staff and contract personnel. Prepares department operations budget for approval by the County Council. Research and report to Area Plan Commission of funding opportunities through grants and loans for planning and zoning initiatives. Ensures that the Area Plan Commission is kept fully informed on the condition of the agency and about any trends, events, or emerging issues of significance to the agency’s success. Report events and activities to elected and appointed officials of the County and participating municipalities. Maintain working relationship and communication with local, county and state government agencies, offices and directors of the same. Interaction with citizens in addressing complaints, providing guidance on the Zoning Ordinance, taking applications for zoning requests, tracking resolution of complaints, preparing monthly reports on applications and complaints, and identifying issues and trends requiring the attention of the Area Plan Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals. Represents the organization on regional/local boards. Implements Comprehensive Plan or other community planning projects. Prepares or reviews all departmental reports and presentations. Attends and presents at a substantial number of public meetings, including evening meetings. Organizes business of the Area Plan Commission and Area Board of Zoning Appeals, public notification of growth management cases, and related public meetings and hearings. Maintaining current knowledge of issues relating to planning, land use, and ordinance enforcement, including changes in state and local laws and ordinances.
KNOWLEDGE. Theory, principles and techniques of the community planning and development process. Principles of personnel management, including supervision, training and performance evaluation. Principles of budgeting and finance. Knowledge of real estate terminology, laws, practices, principles, and regulations. Knowledge of computer applications including Microsoft Office, geographic information systems, database management and internet applications.
SKILLS. Effective and persuasive leadership comfortable with all levels of staff, appointed and elected officials, public stakeholders, citizens and others. Proven management skills and ability to manage day-to-day operations. Strong written and oral communication skills, including the editing, oversight or preparation of technical reports, and the presentation of information to government entities and various committees. Strong interpersonal and public relations skills to work effectively with various officials, staff, citizens and other customers. Strong organizational skills. Ability to exercise sound and independent judgment within general policy guidelines.
Posey County Area Plan Commission Office
126 East 3rd Street Coliseum Bldg.
Mt. Vernon, IN 47620
Attention: Executive Director Opening
Two openings available for Louisville Metro Government: Planning Technician and Urban Planner. Get details on both positions here.
This position is under the direct supervision of the Hardin County Planning and Development Commission and the Director of the Commission. The Land Use Planner must understand and be able to explain the County’s development standards to the general public.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in geography, land use planning, city planning, urban planning, public administration, business administration, architecture, landscape architecture, historic preservation or a related field. Previous internship or job experience in land use planning, real estate or government preferred.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: The Planner must be highly detailed and organized, have a desire to work with citizens and possess the ability to explain regulations to applicants so they understand development procedures and successfully complete projects. Responsibilities include taking and processing a variety of applications, preparing public hearing packets, producing maps and graphics to illustrate proposals, perform site visits and develop knowledge of public records maintained by government offices to evaluate development proposals. Requires working with surveyors, engineers, developers, real estate agents, elected officials, government employees, property owners and neighbors of proposals. The planner must review subdivision plats and development plans for compliance with the Development Guidance System Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulations. The planner must be able to interpret flood maps and aerial
photographs. Skills needed include written & oral communication, Microsoft Office computer skills, ArcGIS mapping. The Planner must attend Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment Public Hearings in the evenings.
The salary for this position will depend on qualifications and experience.
We offer competitive pay and an excellent retirement & benefits package.
Please submit resumes with cover letters, references, college transcripts and work samples or portfolio to: Hardin County Planning & Development
Director, Adam King, AICP, 150 N. Provident Way, Suite 225, Elizabethtown, KY 42701, firstname.lastname@example.org
The City of Lexington’s Division of Planning is seeking a talented individual to join a team focused on the development of an equitable and sustainable community. Boasting a diverse population and vibrant community, Lexington has a long history of innovative planning practices, including the nation’s first Urban Service Area and progressive zoning legislation on issues such as parking, urban forestry, open space, and accessory dwelling units (ADUs). It is the goal of the Division of Planning to continue to develop growth strategies to serve a city that prioritizes progressive zoning reform. You will join the Long-Range Planning team responsible for implementing Lexington’s recently adopted Comprehensive Plan which calls for incorporating sustainable development best practices into land use regulations. This position is responsible for preparing community engagement strategies and integrating a wide range of perspectives into proposed policies, plans, and studies. While a formal urban planning background is not required, you should desire to be highly engaged in the mission of long-range planning, policy and code reform, and community engagement. If you are interested in joining an innovative team seeking to develop a better community for all, please check out our job posting and apply by February 5, 2024. For further information about the position or to discuss Lexington’s planning future, please contact Chris Taylor, the Manager of Long-Range Planning (CTaylor3@lexingtonky.gov).
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