Senior Planner/Development Officer

Colerain Township

Pay Range: $53,000-$75,000

PURPOSE: The position of the Senior Planner/Development Officer reports directly to the Director of Development to ensure compliance with the Colerain Township Zoning Resolution and contribute to long and short range planning programs of the Township, including the development and implementation of land use or other township plans and policies and potentially production of graphic content for various departments (including GIS).

SCOPE: Under the supervision of the Director of Development, this position will perform a variety of routine and complex tasks such as: review of site and construction plans; conduct field inspections of signage, new construction, and existing properties.

ESSENTIALS ROLES & RESPONSIBLILITIES: May include, but not limited to the following:

May serve as staff to the Township Zoning Commission and/or the Board of Zoning and Appeals at regular meetings and public hearings.
Prepares, researches, and processes cases filed before the Township Zoning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals.
Coordinate reviews with other government agencies, and maintain accurate records of all cases. 
Assist with periodic updates of the Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Resolution.
Prepare GIS related maps, implement and maintain zoning permit software and database, data gathering, and assist the public.
Prepare Record of Proceedings from Zoning Commission meetings for zoning applications to be included in case files.
Assists in matters dealing with zoning, including advising the public concerning the rules and regulations.
Assists in review of plans submitted for issuance of zoning certificates and other matters affecting and relating to zoning.
Assists in collection of data required for special projects.
Assists in review of zoning maps and preparation of studies and reports for projects as assigned.
Review of permits, site plans, and zoning amendment requests.
May be designated to serve as the Zoning Administrator for the Township.
Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge of motor vehicles, personal computers, oversize plotter, copiers, audio/visual and video recording equipment, high intensity computer projections, and other equipment germane to this position.
Computer skills preferably experienced in Microsoft Office Suite, ArcGIS, Adobe Creative Suite. 
Ability to handle situations that require diplomacy, fairness, firmness, and sound judgement.
Efficient Customer Service.
Ability to apply Township policies and procedures.
Ability to read and interpret codes.
Ability to organize and maintain records and analyze data.
Ability to maintain cooperative working relationships with all levels of the Township.
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Knowledge of principles and practices of urban planning, zoning, and land use.
Knowledge of municipal state laws governing environmental and land use.
Knowledge of site plan review methods.
Knowledge of principles of project management.

A valid state driver’s license. 
AICP certification preferred or ability to obtain AICP certification. Professional certification in property maintenance and enforcement helpful but not required.
Must possess a bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, Urban Studies, Geography, or related field. 
PHYSICAL & MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment with some exposure to outdoor work. May be required to lift and carry items weighing up to 10 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodation is provided to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work environment involves duties to be performed in an inside office setting and occasional duties to be performed in the field at a wide variety of residential and commercial/industrial construction sites, buildings and properties.  Majority of these sites and buildings are uncompleted and the site does contain finished grade material.

EMPLOYEE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: Regular and predictable attendance as established by Administration which may include meetings of the Board of Zoning Appeals and Zoning Commission. 

For questions, please contact:
Renetta Edwards, Human Resources Specialist
4200 Springdale Road
Cincinnati, OH 45251 

To apply, please visit . Colerain Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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