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Founded in 1970, the Clinton County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) comprised of citizens and elected officials that has received national recognition for its work in rural planning and development. The CCRPC is tasked with preparing plans on long range programming; promoting understanding of and recommending administrative and regulatory measures to implement plans; contracting if needed to facilitate planning activities; reviewing, evaluating and making comments on amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and zoning amendments; providing planning assistance to other units of local government; and, administering the County Subdivision Regulations.
The Associate Planner plays a vital role in providing staff support and advice to the communities within the region, planning and zoning commissions and is a key contributor to the implementation of the RPC’s mission. The Associate Planner must possess comprehensive knowledge of modern planning concepts and principles, and understanding of the public policy aspects of local government.
• Reports to the Executive Director
• Serving county, city, and village governments.
• Interprets and applies applicable state, county and local codes, ordinances and regulations
• Assists in the development and management of: the comprehensive plan, subdivision regulations, zoning regulations, open space and recreation plans, housing plans, and other planning initiatives led by the CCRPC.
• Responsible for assisting with: the Planning Commission agenda, preparation of technical reports, plans, studies, and coordination with all agencies involved with the site development.
• Familiarity with various grant opportunities and possess grants writing skills, or willingness to learn.
• Assists with advising applicants on development proposals.
• Assists with the administration of the Clinton County Land Reutilization Corporation (“Land Bank”).
• Serves on various committees and attends meetings representing the CCRPC.
• ArcGIS, Adobe Creative Suite, MS Office, and other technology/software related skillsets.
• Oral communication and interpersonal skills to present research findings to various boards and committees.
• Creative problem-solving skills to gather relevant information to solve less well- defined practical problems
• Group facilitation skills for use with community workshops
• Ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously
• Ability to work independently or in a team environment as needed
• Ability to attend to details while keeping big-picture goals in mind