Ashtabula County - Planner 1

March 10, 2020

Job Title:  Planner 1
Department:  Ashtabula County Community Services & Planning 
Immediate Supervisor:  Director, Ashtabula County Copmmunity Services & Planning 
Pay Grade:  9 
Pay Rate:  $20.34/hourly - Full Time with Benefits 


Under supervision from the Director: the Planner I will provide planning and zoning services; meet with township officials; advises boards and administrators on PZ issues; meets with developers and surveyors regarding subdivision design; reviews subdivision plans for required items and performs field checks; researches and drafts subdivision regulations, coordinates plan approval with other agencies, prepares text and maps for model legislation; reviews amendments to existing and proposed legislation and recommends action to be taken; responsibility for making and implementing policy, formulating short- and long-range objectives, goals, and programs, and reviewing programs for conformance with policies and objectives, uses Census data to make decisions regarding various department programs; creates, updates, and ensures adherence to comprehensive plans, zoning text and map amendments, solid waste plans, community improvement plans; conducts feasibility studies; conducts environmental reviews; assists Director in developing department policy. Will be responsible for project management, prepares and submits grant proposals, monitors department and contractor activities.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Zoning, Urban Studies, Public Administration, Surveying, Engineering, or related field; two (2) to four (4) years’ training and/or experience in planning, zoning, community development, economic development, or a related field; or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. An Ohio Driver’s License shall be maintained. Must pass a thorough background investigation and comply with Ashtabula County’s Drug Free Workplace Policy.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES NEEDED: Principles, techniques, and practices in the field of planning and zoning; modern computer skills and computer applications, including but not limited to Microsoft Office; filing policies and procedures; department computer systems; grant writing and grant programs; project management; planning; public relations; GIS software; zoning regulation; municipal solid waste law; prevailing wage/Davis Beacon law; communications. Skill in: computer operation; word processing; use of modern office equipment. Ability to: interpret a variety of instructions in written, oral, picture, or schedule form; read, comprehend, and interpret various laws and regulations, blueprints, maps, zoning texts, prepare accurate documentation, including well-written reports and routine correspondence; communicate effectively via telephone and face-to-face with public and with all levels of County and outside agency personnel; facilitate professional relationships with stakeholders, officials, and the public; respond to routine and sensitive inquiries from public and/or officials; work independently and under stressful conditions, often involving timelines; develop and maintain effective working relationships; travel to and gain access to work site; ability to present ideas effectively; to formulate original plans and/or written reports presenting solutions to planning problems which are in accordance with accepted planning and zoning principals.

Internal bids will need to be received by 4:30 p.m. on March 20th, 2020.
Please send resumes with cover letters and professional references by March 20th, 2020
Resumes will be accepted until a successful candidate is selected.

Ashtabula County Board of Commissioners, Attn: Human Resources Department
25 West Jefferson Street, Jefferson, OH 44047

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