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).
SUMMARY. The general purpose of this job is the current and future land use planning and development for the jurisdictional members of the Hopkins County Joint Planning Commission.
RESPONSIBILITY. The ideal candidate has knowledge of planning, zoning, and land use principles, including the interpretation and implementation of laws, codes, rules, and regulations. In addition, the candidate should be skilled in providing positive, solutions-oriented, and effective customer service and promoting a culture of teamwork by treating coworkers, stakeholders, and applicants with respect and dignity and engaging in open dialogue with diverse voices. Candidate will supervise all employees of the Commission. Collaborates with architects, engineers, contractors, professional services and other construction specialists. Holds all aforementioned and other firms accountable to ensure that all projects are in compliance. Develops and implements goals, priorities, policies and procedures relating to Planning and Community Development.
• Comprehensive planning. A statutorily required update to the comprehensive is a critical mission of this role.
• Representative to City and County Members
• Member of regional planning groups (i.e.: PADD, GRADD)
• Member of City and County Community Groups
• Research and prepare recommendations to the Planning Commission
concerning zoning map amendments, zoning text amendments, major
plats, development plans, etc.
• Assist in the recovery and rebuild of areas affected by the 12/10/2021
• Other duties as assigned or required.
COMPUTER SKILLS. Efficiency in MS Office, ArcMap, File Maker, AutoCad
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE. Bachelor's Degree in Planning or related field. Minimum of three years direct work experience in a planning office. AICP preferred
COMPENSATION. $50,000 - $55,000. We offer an excellent retirement & benefits package.
TO APPLY. Please submit resumes with cover letters electronically to:
Hopkins County Joint Planning Commission.
The City-County Planning Commission of Warren County, located in the third largest city in Kentucky and one of the fastest growing communities in Kentucky, is now accepting resumes for the position of Planner I. The successful candidate will be an integral part of a team that helps guide growth and develop plans for the future of our dynamic community. The individual selected for this position should have a general knowledge of planning principles, processes and issues, and the ability to learn local government procedures. The full job listing is linked, here.
Education: This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, public administration, architecture, engineering, social sciences or related field.
Experience: No professional planning experience is required. One year of experience and/or completion of an internship in planning or a related field at a public agency is preferred. Excellent organization, written and oral communication, and public relation skills are required. A valid driver’s license is required.
Starting Salary: $45,000 annually.
Benefits: Pre-paid employee health and dental premiums, state retirement plan, twelve paid holidays, (PTO) paid time off.
How to Apply: Qualified applicants should submit their resumes accompanied with a cover letter to email@example.com before 4:30 p.m., Friday, February 9, 2024.
Community and Development Services, an agency of the City of Hopkinsville and the County of Christian, Kentucky, has an opening for an entry level planning position. The position requires a Bachelors Degree or Masters Degree in a planning-related field. The position will be responsible for planning activities and routine planning functions. The salary is based upon both education and experience. The anticipated hiring range is from $55,000 to $60,000. There is a competitive fringe package available. Interested applicants should apply by submitting a cover letter, resume and three (3) references addressed to the Community and Development Services, P.O. Box 1125, Hopkinsville, KY 42241-1125, Attention: Planner I or email. firstname.lastname@example.org Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. M/F EEO.
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