Planning and Community Development Specialist

Aug 2, 2023 | Jobs


The City of Grandview Heights seeks to add another motivated, energetic individual to complement our existing Planning and Community Development staff. Under the supervision of the Director of Planning and Community Development, the Planning and Community Development Specialist will assist with planning, community development, zoning and economic development matters, initiatives and projects.

Activities may include assistance with research relating to planning, zoning and economic development, collaboration on and preparation of urban planning studies and design concepts both directly and with outside consultants, assistance with routine department administrative processes, assistance with communications relating to economic and community development and planning issues and initiatives, assistance with technical reviews, preparation of written reports and recommendations regarding potential development projects, support for Boards and Commissions, and such other related duties as may from time to time be required.


  • Education: Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in city & regional planning, urban design, landscape architecture or related field required; master’s degree preferred. Technical training in software applications such as Microsoft Office / Office 365, AutoCAD, Revit, ArcGIS, SketchUp and Adobe Creative Suite applications are preferred.
  • Experience: Minimum of six months to two years’ work experience, preferably in planning, community development or related fields and preferably for a public agency, or any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the necessary knowledge, ability, and skills.

Starting compensation is commensurate with experience and skillsets with an authorized pay range of $55,000 – $65,000. We complement a competitive salary with a robust public sector benefits package, flexible work hours, and enjoy, respect, and value the importance of work-life balance.


The City of Grandview Heights is a dynamic inner-ring community in the Columbus area with a population of approximately 8,300 and a reputation for walkability, amenities, and outstanding quality of life. Applicants considered will find a small, welcoming, collegial work environment embracing high levels of coordination, communication and cooperation with staff in other departments of the city. We are very proud of the versatility, longevity and commitment of our staff.


Applications are available at the Municipal Building, 1016 Grandview Avenue, Grandview Heights, Ohio, 43212, or on-line at at under the “I’m Looking For …” tab, “Current Job Openings” link.

Submit cover letter, application, and resume to Grandview Heights Civil Service Commission, in person at 1016 Grandview Ave., Grandview Heights OH 43212, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Mon – Fri., via mail, or online at the link provided above.

Deadline for consideration is Monday, August 7th, 2023 @ 4 p.m. Appointment conditional upon satisfactory background check and COVID vaccination status. Questions can be directed to 614.488.3159. We hope to hear from you.

The City of Grandview Heights is an equal opportunity employer.

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