Planner I – Miami County Ohio

Jun 16, 2021Jobs

JOB TITLE:  Planner I
DEPARTMENT: Department of Development
REPORTS TO: Planning & Zoning Manager

Under general direction, performs complex and confidential administrative duties related to the implementation of the Miami County Zoning Resolution, Subdivision Regulations, and Flood Plain Management Regulations; prepares various written material requiring analytical thinking and maps for staff reports, correspondence, and other documents; may prepare or assist in the preparation of inter-office communications, agendas, forms, minutes, etc. from rough drafts or electronic recordings; composes routine responses for own signature and signature of department head; assists in preparing schedules and calendar for zoning related actions; works with, interprets, and advises customers at counter in matters relating to zoning, flood plain, and subdivision policies; exercises independent judgment in implementation of department policies and procedures; manages special zoning and planning projects related to position; assists in developing office procedures for the department; coordinates department activities with other offices as assigned (e.g., Prosecuting Attorney, Auditor, Health Department, Soil and Water Conservation, Sanitary Engineering, County Engineer, etc.).

Receives and responds to zoning complaints; advises contractors and homeowners in violation of zoning resolutions; makes recommendation to correct violations; prepares related correspondence and documentation; ensures telephone inquiries from contractors and the general public are answered; inspects residential and commercial construction to enforce applicable zoning codes.

Maintains official zoning maps and zoning permit tracking software; manages GIS (geographical information system) software for zoning applications; may process and issue zoning and development related permits; may make independent judgments on planning, zoning, and flood plain development related matters in the absence of the Planning and Zoning Manager; assists in implementing and updating web page information.

Attends meetings including evening meetings for Planning Commission, Zoning Commission, Board of Commissioners, Board of Zoning Appeals, Miami County Council, and other meetings as deemed necessary by the Planning and Zoning Manager; represents Department of Development at meetings as requested; acts as a backup to the Planning and Zoning Manager; apprises commissioners, board members, and general public of status of applications.

Assists the Planning and Zoning Manager with preparing and implementing State of Ohio, Small Cities Formula, CHIP, and other related Development grants as needed or assigned.

Meets all job safety requirements and all applicable OSHA safety standards that pertain to essential functions.

Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance.

Must maintain required licensures and certifications.

Performs other related duties as required.

Any other related duties as assigned.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Completion of Bachelor’s degree or other post-secondary degree in Public Administration, Urban Affairs, Planning, or related field and 12 months experience in planning or zoning. Three (3) years’ experience in similar work may be substituted for a Bachelor’s degree.

Must demonstrate an understanding of and familiarity with urban planning, zoning principles and methods.

Must possess a valid Ohio driver’s license.

Ability to read and interpret documents such as construction documents, basic building code requirements, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals; write routine reports and correspondence; communicate effectively before the Board of County Commissioners and members of the public, senior managers and employees of organization.

Ability to solve mathematical problems and develop formulas that add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, decimals and exponents; compute rate, ratio, and percent; draw and interpret graphs. Knowledge of basic algebra, financial ratios, time value of money calculations, data and statistical analysis.

Demonstrated competence in word processing, data processing, and other modern office software to produce a wide range of documents, reports, spreadsheets, presentations, and other functions to enhance productivity, communicate operational data, and achieve optimized department and permit staff performance.

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Departmental policies and procedures, office practices and procedures, public relations, typing, data entry operations, gather, collate, and classify information about data, people, and/or things, calculate fractions, decimals, and percentages, complete routine forms, establish effective working relationships with architects, contractors, property owners, associates, supervisors, and general public, communicate effectively, copy material accurately, recognize and correct grammatical and spelling errors, arrange items in alphabetical or numerical order, answer routine telephone inquiries from public, understand system of bookkeeping, maintain accurate records, exercise independent judgment and discretion.

*** This job description indicates, in general, the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities and other essential functions (as covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act) expected of the incumbent. This position description supplies the general requirements of this position and in no manner should it be implied that the above are the only duties or responsibilities performed by the position incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent. Incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required and/or assigned.


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