Director of Planning City of Barberton

Dec 2, 2022 | Jobs

Summary of Job Duties: The Planning & Development Director for Department of Planning and Community Development (DPCD) is to serve at the pleasure of the Barberton Planning Commission. The Director will lead in carrying out the vision of the City and help steward appropriate development, by working to implement the Barberton Comprehensive Plan, the Active Transportation Plan & Complete Streets Policy, Historic Design Guidelines, the Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Consolidated Plan and distribution of Community Development Block Grant funds (CDBG). The Director will help implement the Lake Anna Planning Study and related Downtown development projects. The Director will also be responsible for coordinating the City’s zoning code update by working with consultants to review and provide recommendations to modernize the city’s Development Code (zoning). The Director will take the lead in the review of all zoning-related matters and present on necessary matters before the Planning Commission.

Although not inclusive, the Director will be responsible for attending Planning Commission meetings, City Council, Main Street Barberton Board meetings, Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study (AMATS) policy meetings, and the Northeast Ohio Four County Regional Planning and Development Organization (NEFCO) board meetings, when necessary. The Planning Director shall also attend evening meetings when required.

The ideal candidate will have a collaborative work style, will have a demonstrated commitment to the betterment of the City and will possess passion and have a vision for the growth of the City. The Director will have strong communication and planning skills and must be able to create and maintain relationships with residents, business owners, non-profits, grant funders, school board/administration and City administration/council/board members.

Qualifications: The candidate should hold a bachelor’s degree in planning or a related field, as recognized by the American Planning Association (APA). The ideal candidate would have at least five years of related work experience, with progressive duties and responsibilities. An applicant possessing an American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certificate is highly desired.

• Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription and Life Insurance
• Ohio Public Employees Retirement System
• 14 Paid Holidays
• 3 Paid Personal Days
• Paid Vacation
• Paid Sick Time
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Gym Reimbursement
• Professional Development Opportunities

2023 Pay Range: $68,790.74 – $89,765.10

Qualified applicants may send a resume to:

City of Barberton
Human Resources Department
576 W. Park Avenue
Barberton, Ohio 44203

Deadline for submitting resumes: Friday, December 23, 2022.

The City of Barberton is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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