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.
For more information on our agency or community, check out the full Recruitment Profile.
Planning Technician - Louisville
Essential Function of Role: Answers questions and provides information to the public, participates in field land use surveys, researches documents, compiles information, and conducts preliminary evaluation on zoning cases and planning studies. Read more about position here. Application Deadline: 1/19/2020
Application Deadline: January 21, 2020
Coweta County is located in west central Georgia and is part of Metro Atlanta with an estimated population of approximately 146,000 residents. Coweta County, a progressive community that has become a magnet for those seeking an exceptional quality of life, with a wide range of inviting parks, residential homes, state-of-the-art healthcare resources and an education system that prioritizes advancement and lifelong learning. Coweta County is seeking an ethical, experienced Planner who is a dedicated team player that can quickly grasp the complexity and develop understanding of the County’s zooming and development ordinances.
The ideal candidate for the Coweta County Planner will be a dedicated planning professional that is ready to embrace the challenges and opportunities of the position in a diverse and growing community. The County Planner must possess the ability to perform skilled technical work overseeing and implementing planning, and community development projects. The ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to embrace and promote change; assist with developing and forecasting land use models; focus on details, seek partnership opportunities and demonstrate professionalism in all aspects of planning operations. Must be forward thinking, focused on best practices and bring new ideas and programs to the County. The successful candidate will be expected to support the county’s vision of excellence in planning, zoning and development practices, establish credibility and consistency in delivery of services, as well as provide creative problem solving in response to planning and development issues. Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to maintain effective working relationships with County officials, contractors, architects and land developers is essential in this position.
Minimum qualifications for the County Planner include:
• Bachelor’s degree required in planning administration, land development, geography or related field; Master’s degree desired;
• A minimum of five (5) years of experience in planning and zoning related functions with a thorough knowledge and understanding of land development and zoning activities and their relations to planning; ability to read and interpret blueprints, site plans and architectural designs; ability to gather and interpret technical and statistical information and prepare technical reports, is expected.
• Evidence of continued professional development such as AICP designation is a positive indicator of dedication to the profession and will be noted during the candidate vetting process.
• Must possess a valid Georgia driver’s license or have the ability to obtain upon selection.
Compensation & Benefits include:
The starting salary for this position will be established commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate; starting salary is expected to be in the range of $65,000-$80,000. A comprehensive benefits package includes: Health, dental and vision insurance, Excellent Retirement Plan, Paid Time Off, life insurance and long-term disability, as well as employee wellness benefits.
Interested candidates must submit by email a cover letter, resume, at least five job related references, and salary history not later than 5:00 pm (ET) January 21, 2020 to: firstname.lastname@example.org, any questions should be directed to Lisa Ward, Senior Vice President, The Mercer Group, Inc. at 706-983-9326. Interviews are expected to be conducted the week of February 17, 2020.
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