Provides leadership and direction in the development of short- and long-range plans; gathers, interprets, and prepares data for studies, reports and recommendations; coordinates department activities with other departments and agencies as needed. Performs complex professional work planning, directing and supervising the Planning and Zoning department and daily operations and staff, resolving citizen conflicts, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work involves setting policies and goals under the direction of the Joint Board. Continuous supervision is exercised over all personnel within the team. This position is under the supervision of the County Judge Executive. Read full job packet (PDF format) here.
RFP: Kenton County Comprehensive Plan
The pandemic dramatically disrupted life in Kenton County, and the impacts will remain for a long time. Planning and Development Services of Kenton County (PDSKC) is inviting qualified consultants to submit proposals for a two-phase project. Phase 1 will rely on the selected consultant’s expertise to review Kenton County’s Comprehensive Plan and provide recommendations for how the plan can promote economic development in a post-COVID world. Phase 2 will rely on the selected consultant to lead a public engagement effort on the findings from Phase 1, and provide additional recommendations for updating the plan based on that public engagement. View full RFP here.
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About the Position As a Senior Planner within our firm, you will be responsible for supporting a multitude of high-profile projects through your solid technical planning experience and expertise. You will be entrusted with assisting on specific tasks involved in a project, such as analyzing and presenting research; creating maps and analyzing data through GIS; the design, facilitation, and support for public engagement events; traveling to various project locations; managing and facilitating process and planning committees; overseeing the development and maintenance of project websites; writing recommendations; producing draft content and overseeing the production of final reports and plan documents. Finally, you will also be tasked with performing some office administration, marketing, and other functions as delineated below to help keep the office running smoothly.
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Senior Planner, Zoning, Lexington
The City of Lexington is currently seeking a full time Senior Planner, Zoning within the Division of Planning. The Division works to provide a vision and strategy that will allow Lexington to grow and prosper while preserving, protecting, and enhancing existing neighborhoods, downtown and the rural Bluegrass cultural landscape.
The Senior Planner, Zoning is located within the Planning Services section of the Division. This sections implements the adopted Comprehensive Plan, coordinates development activities, and provides staff support for the Planning Commission including the Accela citizen portal, zone map amendments (zone changes), development plans, subdivision plats, Zoning Ordinance text amendments, Board of Architectural Review appeals, and cell towers.
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