Planning Intern at City of Delaware

Expires May 15, 2013

NATURE OF WORK 
 
Under the supervision of the Planning & Zoning Administrator, the seasonal intern is responsible for data collection; basic analysis of planning information; assistance to the public regarding zoning and development; plan review; basic case analysis; report preparation and presentations before various boards and commissions. 
Work generally involves collecting data through field inspections, secondary research and coordination with other agencies and departments. Work is performed under supervision within established procedures and well-defined policies and code requirements.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  1. Assists in the research, development review, analysis and preparation of staff reports for Planning Commission, Historic Preservation Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals.
  2. Collects data from primary and secondary sources in the field and in the office; performs research and analysis on data collected.
  3. Coordinates and reviews technical reports to determine technical consistency and consistency with the planning policies and goals of the City.
  4. Assists staff in preparation of forecasts and planning documents, occasionally serving as project manager for basic tasks.
SKILLS
  • Skill in compiling statistics by reviewing, verifying, and utilizing source materials.
  • Skill in resolving statistical discrepancies by collecting and analyzing information.
  • Skill in detecting records filing problems and system improvements by conferring with clerical and supervisory staff.
KNOWLEDGE
  • Knowledge of the basic objectives, principles, practices and techniques of urban and rural planning and land use control.
  • Knowledge of laws, codes, and policies governing urban planning and land use.
  • Knowledge of case management pertaining to record keeping, computer file management, GIS and permit processing software (Cityworks).
  • Knowledge of general public office procedures and customer service techniques.
ABILITIES
  • Ability to interpret legal documents, such as zoning codes, ordinances, resolutions and legal descriptions.
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical computations, including elementary statistics; organize, record and tabulate technical information.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to be courteous and proactively helpful with the public, other employees and staff of other agencies.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to operate standard office machines and equipment.
  • Ability to perform field assignments, as directed.
  • Ability to assist the public with any questions and maintain proper follow up procedure.
  • Ability to maintain a detailed records filing system that other employees work from.
  • Ability to perform tasks with direct supervision.
  • Ability to use or learn to use GIS proficiently.
  • Ability to conduct and analyze basic planning, development, and zoning cases.

 

 Illustrative Examples of Work / Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK
  • Coordinates the receipt and distribution of information to and from other agencies.
  • Prepares rough drawings and draft reports to present information in a fashion usable by others. 
  • Updates zoning maps by making zone changes, conditional uses, and updates of boundaries.
  • Utilizes geographic information system (GIS) resources and databases on a daily basis.
  • Attends meeting on a technical staff level.
  • Provides customer service, zoning, and platting information to the general public and other agencies or departments.
  • Performs basic analysis of data.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned..
 
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
  1. Majority of work is performed in an office environment where the physical demands require sitting for extended periods of time; frequent use of computers and standard office equipment; may work under stress of deadlines. Some activities may be performed outdoors and under adverse weather conditions.
  2. Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to discern verbal instructions and to communicate effectively in person and over the telephone.
  3. Sufficient vision or other powers of observation, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to comprehend written work instructions and to review, evaluate and prepare a variety of written/typed documents and text materials.
  4. Sufficient manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to operate standard office equipment and a personal computer and to make adjustments to equipment.
  5. Sufficient personal mobility, flexibility, and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to lift up to 30 pounds, to sit and work at a computer for extended periods of time, to work in an office environment and conduct field work, as required.

 

 Required Training, Experience, and Qualifications:
  1. Candidates must be currently enrolled and attending a college or university with major coursework concentrating in urban and regional planning or related field is preferred.
  2. Must be honest, dependable and trustworthy.

 

 Supplemental Information / Special Requirements:
On average, this position works 20 hours per week, depending on current work load.  Hours of work are negotiable. 

 

Intermittent part-time/seasonal employees are not eligible for benefits with the exception that all part-time/seasonal employees shall be responsible for payment of the statutorily required employee contribution to the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS).  This amount is automatically deducted from the employee's pay on a per pay-period basis. 
 

 

 

Under the supervision of the Planning & Zoning Administrator, the seasonal intern is responsible for data collection; basic analysis of planning information; assistance to the public regarding zoning and development; plan review; basic case analysis; report preparation and presentations before various boards and commissions.

Work generally involves collecting data through field inspections, secondary research and coordination with other agencies and departments.  Work is performed under supervision within established procedures and well-defined policies and code requirements.

Requirements of the position include:  enrollment in/attending college or university with major coursework concentrating in urban and regional planning or related field. 

Position averages 20 hrs/wk depending on current workload.  For additional details and to apply, please visit the City's website at http://www.delawareohio.net/ and click on the "available jobs" link.  Only online applications will be accepted.  Deadline to apply is Wednesday, May 15th at 5:00 p.m.

This is a Seasonal internship offered for a term of 4 to 6 Months


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