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Sussex County Government
Georgetown, DE
United States
Experience Level: 
AICP Certification: 

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Performs work involving the application of professional planning principles and theory to various planning and zoning issues. The incumbent assists in the administration of a comprehensive planning and land development regulation process in accordance with Federal, State and local laws. Assists the County on matters relating to development issues under the general policy direction of the Director and Managers of Planning and Zoning.

Assists in providing planning and zoning information to internal and external customers; assists in explaining departmental programs, policies and activities; assists in negotiating and resolving sensitive, significant and controversial issues; participates in the review and evaluation of any or all of the following: site plans, subdivisions, conditional use and/or change of zone applications for compliance with County regulations; collects data and provides support for the development of short and long range plans and projects; assists in researching and monitoring the administration of zoning codes; communicates verbally and in written form official plans, policies and procedures to the general public; assists with maintenance and integration of a geographic information system; evaluates information to determine feasibility of proposals and identifies factors requiring amendment on a frequent basis; incumbents may also serve as staff liaison to boards and commissions and represent the County through direct participation in local or regional committees or forums; performs related work as required. May attend public meetings, including evening meetings, as appropriate.

Knowledge of planning and zoning principles and practices, including pertinent specialties, principles and practices of research and data collection; ability to comprehend, interpret and apply regulations, procedures and related information; ability to prepare and present planning reports and projects; ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; knowledge of mapping and geographic information systems; oral communication and interpersonal skills to explain rules and procedures clearly to the public; problem-solving skills to gather relevant information to solve vaguely defined practical problems; ability to review plans and apply provisions of the ordinances and codes to determine compliance with such regulations and to apply regulations to field conditions; ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously; good professional judgment; performance of duties in a professional manner; ability to work independently and in a team environment as needed.

Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in land-use planning, urban planning, public administration or closely related field or any equivalent combination of experience, education and training. Excellent customer service and organizational skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills; proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint).

• Direct Deposit Required
• Minimum 35-hour work week (Monday - Friday)
• Pre-Employment Background Screening
• Pre-Employment Drug/Alcohol Testing
• Possession of a valid driver’s license

Published on:
January 3, 2020 - 2:35pm
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