Senior Planner – Clark County Community & Economic Development

Feb 12, 2024Jobs

Position Title: Senior Planner
Location: Clark County Community and Economic Development, 3130 E. Main St., Suite A, Springfield, Ohio
Supervisor: Community and Economic Development Director
Hourly Pay Rate: $29.44 – $37.05 (commensurate with experience) + 3.5% increase after successful probation
Classification: Permanent • Full-time • Classified • Non-Exempt
Date Issued: February 8, 2024
Filing Deadline: Open until filled • First review of applications to begin on February 23, 2024

Applicants interested in the above named position are to submit an employment application, resume and letter of interest to Springview Government Center, c/o Clark County Personnel Office, 3130 East Main St. 3rd floor, Springfield, Ohio 45503, fax to 937.328.2486, or email Please be sure to specify skills and experience applicable to the position for which you are applying. Applicants needing accommodation in completing this application, please contact the County Personnel Office at 937.521.2015. Applications may be obtained in the Personnel Office or online at

Review, analyze, prepare, and make recommendations to various Planning Boards and Commissions relative to Community & Economic Development and related regulations. Performs technical duties in support of the County’s local zoning enforcement program; monitors and enforces a variety of applicable regulations related to zoning, land use, nuisance, health and safety, blight and other matters of public concern; and serves as a resource and provides information on County regulations to property owners, residents, businesses, the general public, and other County departments and divisions.

Summary of Duties:
Utilizing discretion and independent judgment with significant matters regarding planning, leads and coordinates work activities of the planning and zoning staff organizing tasks, and conferring with coworkers when necessary, respond to applicants and their agents regarding land use development and regulations, comprehensive plan and related planning documents, assists with planning/development situations as directed and provides technical expertise. With discretion and independent judgment, counsels applicants and/or their agents on filing requirements and procedures for rezonings, major and minor subdivisions, and applications to the BZA, CPC & RZC; reviews and processes petitions and applications to county planning boards; coordinates the maintenance of paper and electronic files of all planning and zoning activities; oversees and updates the content of the planning and zoning portions of the department’s website. Responds to zoning, planning and housing issues. Participates in grant and economic development activities as directed. Attends, conducts and participates in various meetings relevant to planning and zoning design and plan review, and other county development initiatives; prepares agendas, staff reports and meeting packets, and PowerPoint presentations to county planning boards. Conducts research of various reports, studies, makes recommendations for changes or alterations; consults with supervisor regarding specific areas of concern; Formulates, develops policies, and implements operating practices and develops updates to comprehensive plan. Support and participate in Community Development grants, Clark County Land Reutilization Corporation projects/grants and economic development activities.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning or closely related land use field; supplemented by ten (10) years progressively responsible planning experience for a municipal and/or county government. municipal or public sector organization; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
• Must possess and maintain a valid Ohio driver’s license and required insurance coverage.
• Regular and reliable attendance required.
• AICP Certification preferred.

Find more information on the Clark County website.

Clark County is an Equal Opportunity/ADA Compliance Employer. Clark County does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, familial/marital status, gender identity, genetic information, language, military/veteran status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, socio-economic status.

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