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Employer: City of Abilene
Job Title: Planning and Zoning Director
Salary: $60444.00 Annually

Job Description:

Position Summary:           The City of Abilene, Kansas, population 6,893 is accepting applications for the position of Planning and Zoning Director. This position is responsible for overseeing all Zoning and Subdivision regulations, municipal economic development, development review, and historic preservation activities.  The Director will manage a department of 1 employee and duties include:  implementing the comprehensive plan, administering development regulations, promoting historic preservation, administer floodplain regulations, community data analysis and dissemination, overseeing code enforcement activities. 

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Range:                         Range 8 - $29.06 to $39.33

Date Opened:             November 5, 2019

Date Closed:               Open until filled

Hours:                         M-F 8 am – 5 pm

The City of Abilene conducts background checks and drug screening on all potential candidates.

The City of Abilene is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Department                         Planning and Zoning

Reports To                          City Manager

FLSA Status                        Exempt

Retirement                          KPERS

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees may be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties as requested, subject to all applicable state and federal laws. Certain job functions described herein may be subject to possible modification in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Lead and direct the ongoing facilitation of the City's Planning Commission, Board of Zoning appeal and Heritage Commission meetings in a proactive and timely manner;
  • Member of the City’s Development Review Team;
  • Prepare reports, recommendations and presentations; perform highly technical research in zoning changes, zoning variances, conditional use permits and other planning matters including population, housing, land use and economic studies and growth management; administer and implement various plans and programs;
  • Analyzing and preparing proper policy documentation and code interpretation recommendations to the City Manager, City Commission and Planning Commission regarding re-zonings, and conditional use permits, strategic and Comprehensive Plan compatibility to ensure appropriate land development;
  • Plan, organize and conduct research studies regarding land use, zoning, community design and environmental issues;
  • Research, review, and analyze information and data for the preparation of strategic and comprehensive planning on both current and long-range issues;
  • Administer City Flood Plain management program;
  • Represent the City effectively in meetings with others;
  • Confirm planning and project reporting is timely, thorough, and provides an accurate and current measure of actions taken to create and maintain quality land development services for the community;
  • Keep interested parties current with reliable, accurate and documented information;
  • Prepare clear, concise and competent reports, correspondence and other written materials;
  • Administer the Neighborhood Revitalization program;
  • Manage property files and records, subdivision plats, site plans, zoning map and various maps and documents for the City;

Ancillary Job Functions:

  • Assists other departments as the need arises;
  • Performs other duties as deemed necessary or assigned;

Education and Experience:

Individuals should have a bachelor’s degree in planning, public administration or related field of study.  A demonstrated track records of experience in land use planning or related field may be used in lieu of formal education background.  Three to five years of planning and development experience is preferred.  Employee is expected to have acquired the necessary information and skills to perform the job reasonably well within six months of employment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: (Not all inclusive)

Technical Skills: A thorough knowledge of local government structure and functions, planning and zoning practices, and land use regulations and economic development principles and practices.  The ability to read and interpret reports, articles, documents, written and verbal instructions. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.  Must possess excellent organization, grant writing, public relation and supervisory skills.  Ability to meet and deal with the public effectively to accomplish the City’s planning goals and objectives. 

Knowledge:  Thorough knowledge of municipal planning principles, methodologies and functional elements.  Knowledge of practices and principles of public administration and the structure of city government.  Working knowledge of office software and the application of GIS technology.  Working knowledge of local laws, and state and federal statutes governing municipal planning and land use. 

Work Environment: Adverse conditions are at a minimum with this position.  Most of this positions work is conducted in an office setting.  Occasional exposure to cold and warm climates.


Physical Abilities: (Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions)

Physical activity associated with working in an office setting is required to perform the daily duties of this position. 

Vacancy Number: 2019-PZ

Open Date: 11/5/2019 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: