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Planner 1

Trotwood, Ohio
$25.04 to $34.21 Per Hour
Job Type
21 Feb 2023

City of Trotwood

Notice of Open Position


Planner 1


Scope of Selection Process


1. Oral Interview

4. Consumer Credit Assessment

2. Employment/Reference Verification

5. Driving Record Verification

3. Education/Credential Verification

6. Pre-Employment Drug Screening




Nature of Work


Under the administrative direction of the Planning and Development Director performs a variety of tasks that involve planning, zoning, economic development, neighborhood development and code enforcement issues.


Recruiting Requirements


  • Two (2) years of experience in planning, zoning, and development enforcement, preferably in the public sector.
  • Bachelors’ degree in urban planning, architecture, public policy or related area of study.
  • Must be computer proficient.


    Essential Functions


    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge in the public sector with a sound understanding of city planning, zoning, development and enforcement issues.
  • Must possess strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills to explain rules and procedures clearly to the public.
  • Must be able to coordinate multiple tasks at a time and be able to interact well with coworkers and the public.
  • Ability to maintain a professional attitude while working with the public in person and over the telephone.
  • Assists public with interpretations of zoning and land-use regulations pertaining to permit applications.
  • Performs inspections on yard setbacks, landscaping requirements and final occupancy inspections.
  • Completes research and prepares reports on zoning, planning and code enforcement issues.
  • Reviews and approves a broad scope of residential and commercial permits.
  • Performs site-plan reviews for all aspects of land development which includes lot splits, lot consolidations, subdivisions, zoning changes and variances.
  • Works closely with the public, developers, contractors, realtors and interoffice departments.
  • Considers and uses urban design principles when reviewing and approving residential and commercial permits.
  • Assists the Planning and Development Director at public meetings and will provide representation in the Director’s absence.
  • Assist the Planning and Development Director in reviewing and analyzing plans taking into consideration accepted city planning principles, zoning practices, sensitivity to surrounding neighborhoods and other factors in order to assess and make recommendations.
  • Attend and participate in meetings during the day and in the evening for various Boards and Commissions, including the Planning Commission and the BZA and acts as Secretary to take and maintain minutes according to Roberts Rules of Order.
  • Prepares meeting materials and the public hearing process
  • Assists with office administrative tasks as demand may warrant.





Application Process


Applicants interested in applying may visit our website at To apply online, click the tabs: Services - Human Resources. To access the job application, click ‘Current Job Opportunities’. Applications must be submitted online or mailed to: City of Trotwood – Human Resources Department, 3035 Olive Road, Trotwood, OH 45426 by close of business day, Tuesday, March 21, 2023.


The City of Trotwood is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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  • Job Reference: 00000173-1
  • Date Posted: 21 February 2023
  • Recruiter: City of Trotwood
    City of Trotwood
  • Location: Trotwood, Ohio
  • Salary: $25.04 to $34.21 Per Hour
  • Sector: Administration, Community & Sport, Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Permanent