Job Details

Assistant Planner

Division: Planning and Development
Contact Name: Chelsea Markert
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 740-670-5150
Contact Fax: 740-670-5152
Date Posted: 3/10/2021
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Position Location: 20 South 2nd Street, Newark, Ohio
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Position Description:


  • Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance.
  • Promotes and maintains positive and effective working relationships and promotes good public relationships as a representative of Licking County Government.
  • Understanding of planning principals
  • Assist with routine and regular project management responsibilities and conducts professional planning work; manages routine po1tions of projects and programs with minimum supervision.
  • Assists in developing and maintaining LCATS data; works on transportation projects; assists in developing data and applications for planning and transportation partners.
  • Utilizes various software and application tools for transportation plans and studies focusing on safety, security, short-range planning, long-range planning, environmental, and land use/transportation interface.
  • Collects and assists in analyzing data, preparing reports and graphic displays for transportation related topics. Assists in performing analysis and reviews of data for the region.
  • Assists with the review of development projects, research, written documents, provide customer service, site inspections & data gathering.
  • Address routine planning functions across disciplines and modes under direction of senior staff.
  • Aids in long-range transportation plan development.
  • Assists to implement unified planning work programs.
  • Assists with federal, state, and local public officials’ staff, entities, and consultants in conducti ng local and regional transportation studies.
  • Assists with written and oral presentations to public officials, depa1tment heads, constituents, and general public on transportation related topics.
  • Meets all job safety requirements and all applicable OSHA safety standard s that pertain to the essential functions of the position and all agency safety procedures.
  • Remains informed of current developments and procedures pertinent to duties; may be required to attend seminars/training.
  • May be required to travel out of state for training.
Brief Description:

Assists Transportation Study Director and Transportation Planners with various planning activities, plans, projects, and documents.

Job Prerequisites:

Minimum Qualifications:

Associate's or Bachelor's Degree in planning or related field, or a Bachelor's Degree in a non-planning field along with experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Additional Qualifications (Agency/Dept. Qualifications):

Knowledgeable in ESRI GIS. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and other related software. Ability to use Adobe Creative Suite. Ability to use basic hand tools. While performing the duties of this job, the employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 65 pounds of traffic counting equipment. Ability to work independently. Comfortable with public. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Valid Ohio driver’s license.

Application Procedure:

Application Procedures: Submit completed application, resume and cover letter to the Licking County Human Resources Department, 20 South Second Street, 3rd Floor, Newark, Ohio 43055. Applications can be obtained in person in the Human Resources Department between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. daily or printed from the web site at

Successful candidates will be subject to Licking County’s pre-employment drug screen

Licking County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Salary:           $15.38 - $19.23 per hour, depending on qualifications

About UFA:

Licking County Planning & Development is a great team of people that have the privilege of guiding a growing central Ohio community in various facets of development, infrastructure, and quality of life. Our team consists of multiple planning professionals that have the opportunity to impact our community through housing programs, transportation planning, land use & environmental controls, and community planning. We achieve results through a variety of short-term projects and long-term planning efforts. We currently have a professional planning position open and welcome your interest in joining our talented team.

The Assistant Planner position is an entry level position that requires a basic understanding of planning principles. As part of our team the Assistant Planner provides support to the senior planning staff on a variety of projects, with varying levels of ownership. In addition, the Assistant Planner will have a focus on customer service.

The job duties include executing and supporting assigned planning tasks which may include research of best practices, data collection, analysis, visualization, plan review, site inspections, and investigations, and report writing. This position may also assist in formulating comprehensive and functional land use plans/studies and countywide plan work.

The ideal candidate will possess the following: excellent written & verbal communication skills (reports, regulations, note-taking, etc.); proficiency in GIS (ArcMap, Web Maps, etc.); a cursory knowledge of construction and development terms, methods, and practices; the ability to maintain complete, accurate, and organized records; a basic knowledge of land planning principles and tools; ability to research, collect data, and apply information; and strong interpersonal skills with a respectful attitude for fostering positive interaction with various customers, property owners, and staff.

The ideal candidate possesses experience in the following areas: 1) Adobe Creative Suite; 2) Regulatory documents (i.e. zoning, subdivision, stormwater, floodplain); 3) Assisting local communities, boards, and committees; 4) Interaction with residents, property owners, and business leaders.

Job Type: Full Time
Pay Type: Hourly