Planner II

City of Columbus

Pay Range: 30.62/hr

To directly apply, please use the following link:

The incumbent will be assigned to the Zoning Clearance Section. Responsibilities include the review of development proposals for compliance with the Columbus Zoning Code, property research, zoning consultations, responding to customer inquiries, and participation in code development.

Under direction, is responsible for performing fully skilled City or neighborhood planning, urban development or historic preservation work; performs related duties as required.

Examples of Work:

(Any one position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the examples cover all of the duties that may be performed.)


Formulates plans to meet the social, economic and physical needs of neighborhoods and develops strategic alternatives to meet these needs;


Conducts land use, building condition, and related studies by inspecting properties in designated areas;


Collects, organizes and analyzes information including physical surveys, data, opinion surveys and other forms of research to identify trends, issues and opportunity;


Reviews plans and proposals to determine compliance with adopted plans, City Codes, policies and guidelines;


Participates in multi-department meetings to discuss and evaluate development proposals:


Conducts a community-based planning process that provides a maximum opportunity for appropriate and representative community participation;


Develops appropriate guidelines, recommendations and policies that effectively address identified planning or preservation issues;


Facilitates the adoption of completed plans, policy documents, guidelines and other work products;


Utilizes geographic information systems for research purposes and to create mapping visuals and other materials;


Analyzes, interprets, and evaluates proposed development plans for zoning compliance;


Reviews and researches rezoning and council variance requests by conducting field studies and by reviewing zoning and permit histories and area plan recommendations;


Makes professional recommendations regarding rezoning and council variance requests and makes written and oral presentations to various boards and commissions meetings and/or City Council;


Works with applicants, neighbors, City departments, civic groups, and other political jurisdictions to resolve contentious development issues;


Provides technical assistance and expertise to community organizations, governmental agencies and historic architectural commissions;


Represents the office, section, department or City at various meetings, forums and committees.

Minimum Qualifications

Possession of a bachelor's degree and two (2) years of professional experience in the development or implementation of planning, historic preservation or urban development projects. Substitution(s): A master's degree in urban planning, geography, architecture, historic preservation or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience.

Test/Job Contact Information

Recruitment #: 22-2011-V8

Employment Type: Full-Time Regular

Should you have questions regarding this vacancy, please contact:


Brandon Davis

Department of Building and Zoning

Division of Building and Zoning Services

111 N. Front Street

Columbus, Ohio 43215

P: (614) 645-7979


To directly apply, please use the following link:

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