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Land Use Planner

Planning and Development Services of Kenton County (PDS) is seeking a professional planner to join its Planning and Zoning Administration team. With jurisdiction in the heart of the Cincinnati metro region, PDS serves 165,000 residents that live, work, and play in a dynamic setting. Our landscape ranges from rural agricultural to true historic urban development patterns and everything between. We are neighbors to downtown Cincinnati and are a key part of this energetic region that features: diverse fine arts; major league football, baseball, and soccer; multiple higher education institutions; and, the natural hills and valleys of Kentucky’s outer Bluegrass region.

Our Planning and Zoning Administration team conducts long-grange planning projects including updates to an award-winning online digital comprehensive plan as well as small area studies, land use plans, and redevelopment plans for our 20 local jurisdictions. It also provides staff support to the Kenton County Planning Commission in its review of zoning text and map amendments and development plans. The selected candidate will focus primarily on long-range planning activities but will also include current-planning roles from time to time.

The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, outgoing, and a team player with both internal and external groups. Strong written, oral, and visual communication skills are essential. Commitments to public involvement and citizen engagement are a central focus of this role. Previous experience with long-range project management and GIS analyses are a plus.

PDS will consider candidates with one to three years of professional experience in planning or a related field. The starting position (associate or principal planner) as well as starting salary will depend on the qualifications of the selected candidate. A bachelor’s or master’s degree in planning or landscape architecture is desired. Candidates with related degrees plus professional experience in planning and/or zoning administration may be considered.

PDS provides an attractive benefits package and a modern, friendly, and collaborative work environment. All new hires must achieve AICP certification or state licensure for landscape architecture within the first year of eligibility.

To apply, submit a resume and cover letter by Friday, September 21st.
Email Address: resume@pdskc.org
Postal Address:
PDS of Kenton County
Attn: Planner Search
2332 Royal Drive
Fort Mitchell, KY  41017-2008

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