Dearborn County, Indiana, a suburban community of approximately 50,000 situated on the western edge of the Cincinnati metropolitan area, is currently seeking a motivated, team-oriented Assistant Community Planner. This member of the Department of Planning & Zoning:
Assists the Planning Director with the coordination and facilitation of long-range planning initiatives within the County—including updating community Comprehensive Plans
Serves as a primary responder to inquiries from the public on zoning and subdivision control regulations—providing quick, accurate, and courteous customer service
Administers, reviews, and approves Improvement Location Permit applications, Certified Surveys, and Minor Site Plan Reviews
Maintains the Town Planning & Zoning websites
Provides grant-writing and project management assistance to community entities
Enforces the zoning-related ordinances by investigating and taking proper to ensure (consistent) compliance—and works closely with the Code Enforcement Officer in this effort
The ideal candidate will have a background in community planning and development and will demonstrate that he / she has an exceptional ability to develop positive relationships with a variety of community, business, and government organizations. In addition, the candidate should be proficient with computer software such as ArcGIS, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, FrontPage, Adobe and Photoshop.
A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university in urban planning or a closely-related field is required. A minimum of 6 months of professional work experience in the planning field is preferred.
$38,500 - $42,000 annually (for a full year of work); includes excellent benefits package
Dearborn County Provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
*Please apply by sending a cover letter and resume by (Friday) March 6th , 2020 to:
Mark McCormack, Director of Planning & Zoning, Dearborn County Plan Commission
165 Mary Street, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025
The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority (The Port) is seeking an Industrial Development Manager (Project Manager) to assist in strategically assembling land in industrial corridors within Hamilton County to create attractive development sites for manufacturing companies. The Industrial Development Manager will be The Port’s primary point person for due diligence, remediation, demolition, and site work on multiple industrial sites. This position reports directly to the Executive Vice President.
The Organization. Established in 2000 as the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority, The Port is an economic development agency that initiates projects to improve property value and promote job creation throughout Hamilton County. The broad development-related powers granted under Ohio Revised Code 4582, as well as the extensive expertise of staff, allow The Port to take on complex projects that catalyze private investment.
The organization focuses on three key strategies – industrial revitalization, neighborhood revitalization, and public finance. In support of these initiatives, The Port offers partnerships, programs, and services to support the advancement of Hamilton County. The programs and services are available to small businesses, developers, homebuyers, and neighborhood advocates.
The Port is considered a “body corporate and politic” (Chapter 4582 of the Ohio Revised Code) and, for some purposes, a political subdivision. The Port is governed by a ten-member Board of Directors that has authority over all aspects of The Port’s management.
The Port receives its funding from Hamilton County, the City of Cincinnati, and charges for service. The Port’s operating budget for FY2018 was just over $8 million. The organization has 29 staff members and is led by the President and CEO, who reports to the Board of Directors.
Industrial Business Line. The Port’s industrial revitalization strategy includes the identification, evaluation, acquisition, redevelopment, and disposition of largescale industrial assets. This includes identifying sources of capital, solving for regulatory requirements, providing long-term holding and maintenance needs, and community engagement.
The Industrial Team manages the Greater Cincinnati Foreign Trade Zone, Greater Cincinnati Development Corporation, and the Patient Capital Noteholder investors. In addition, staff also support large-scale strategic redevelopments (including 435 Elm and the Millennium Hotel), primarily in physical or structural evaluations or redevelopment, and often provide project management assistance to external partners.
The Ideal Candidate. The Port is seeking an experienced Industrial Development Manager who is collaborative in nature and passionate about providing high-quality services to the community. The ideal candidate is a multi-tasker, has field experience, and demonstrates a high level of ethics and emotional intelligence.
The Manager is a proactive problem-solver who is personable, responsive, and innovative. He or she has strong project and time management skills and a demonstrated aptitude for managing multiple projects and deadlines. The successful candidate is comfortable operating in both the administrative and technical aspects of the position.
The Industrial Development Manager is a keen researcher and adeptly conducts due diligence on potential acquisitions, including title work, survey, environmental considerations, required infrastructure, and necessary site work. He or she is analytical and understands the importance of compliance and works with government agencies to ensure timely approval of all zoning changes, permits, and other compliance matters.
The successful candidate is detailed oriented and experienced in budget and financial management as well as grant administration. He or she is experienced in writing requests for proposals, awarding bids, managing contracts, and can market sites to end-users. The Manager demonstrates sound judgment and effective decision-making and provides thoughtful recommendations to leadership.
The next Industrial Development Manager is a strong communicator who engages successfully with different audiences and is resilient and calm in the face of controversy. This individual has a background in community outreach and is accessible, responsive, and transparent.
Experience and Education. The minimum qualifications for this position are a bachelor’s degree in business, urban planning, civil engineering, construction engineering, or a closely related field and at least seven years of professional experience in construction and/or project management. Candidates should have familiarity with construction materials, methods, and processes in Ohio and be able to read and interpret construction drawings and specifications and identify discrepancies or conflicts within the documents.
Preferred qualifications include a master’s degree, Project Management Professional Certification (PMP), and ten (10) years of professional experience. Experience with large-scale demolition and environmental remediation and the ability to effectively communicate with construction contractors, engineers, and certified professionals is also preferred.
Multiple positions are open at KIPDA:
Community Outreach Specialist – This position will organize and facilitate public involvement in the transportation planning process for a government agency. Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Journalism or a related field with two or more years’ experience in communications, marketing and/or journalism. Email cover letter, resume and a copy of college transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org. Equal Opportunity Employer
Transportation Planner I – Provides assistance in transportation planning to staff and member committees, which at minimum includes the collection and maintenance of data. A Bachelor’s Degree in Transportation or Urban Planning, Geography, Engineering or related field is preferred. Email resume, cover letter and a copy of college transcripts to email@example.com Deadline to apply is until the position has been filled. EEO
Transportation Planner II – Requires advanced professional and technical responsibilities in the field of transportation planning. A working knowledge of transportation planning, GIS software, database creation and management, and advanced skills in Microsoft Office products is preferred. Requires a demonstrated ability to carry out complex assignments. A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Transportation or Urban Planning, or related field is preferred. Email resume, cover letter and a copy of college transcripts firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline to apply is until the position has been filled. EEO
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Kenton County (Covington), KY—part of Greater Cincinnati—seeks a talented planning professional with a strong service delivery background to lead its Planning and Development Services (PDS) agency.
The County and its municipalities have had a single city-county planning staff and planning commission since 1961 and 1966 respectively. PDS has 47 permanent full- and part-time employees, including a strong leadership team of department directors. The agency’s FY20 adopted budget is $5.8M, including over $1M in service and user fees. The executive director reports to a seven-member board of elected city and county officials.
The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in urban / community planning or closely related field; a master’s degree is highly desirable. AICP certification is required. In addition, he/she must have seven to ten years of increasingly responsible experience in the administration of land use planning, inspection services, or directly related field. Demonstrated management and administrative leadership skills are extremely important as well as the ability to work collaboratively with elected and appointed officials, staff, members of boards and commissions, and an active, engaged citizenry.
The successful candidate will display the ability to serve as both regulator and facilitator of quality development; the ability to translate complex planning and land use issues for varied stakeholders and decision makers; and, a strong desire to work in a well-established collaborative planning environment.
Salary: $120K-140K +/- DOQ; a comprehensive benefits package is included. The successful candidate must pass a post-offer drug screen. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com no later than 5 PM EST on February 14, 2020. Expected start date is June 1, 2020. The position will remain open until filled. EOE. Smoke- and drug-free workplace.
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