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Assistant Planner Job in Lima, Ohio US

Assistant Planner

Lima Allen County Regional Planning - Lima, OH

Posted: 6/1/2021 - Expires: 6/18/2021

Job ID: 227843415


Job Description

Wage:  ($15.75-25.76 per hour)



  • An entry level planning position 
  • Responsibilities include a variety of planning projects involving the collecting, recording, summarizing, and interpreting of social, economic, geographic traffic and engineering data, report writing, and information management
  • Responsibilities also include assisting senior professional staff in day-to-day programmatic activities, preparing materials for senior staff members and participating in public information and educational awareness campaigns


Required Training and Experience:

  • The position requires the successful completion of a Bachelor’s degree in planning (or related field)
  • One (1) year experience in a public planning agency or in a related field with two (2) years of progressively responsible experience is preferred; OR any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience
  • The position requires the possession of a valid State of Ohio motor vehicle operator's license


Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Basic understanding of maps and an appropriate combination of education, technological skills and experience
  • Familiarity with topographic, planimetric and various other maps used in planning functions useful
  • Ability to use PC-based word processing, spreadsheet and database software packages
  • GIS experience
  • Solid understanding of census information, the ability to selectively gather and evaluate planning information valuable to compiling land use, zoning, housing, and transportation reports
  • The position requires strong communication skills, both oral and written; and, a willingness to establish a strong repour with local educators and public officials through public speaking events
  • The ability to work harmoniously with staff members, Commission members and the general public


Description of Duties:

  • Perform necessary fieldwork as assigned
  • Conduct traffic counting and surveillance activities
  • Assist with Floodplain Regulation information requests
  • Provide census data information upon request
  • Assist in the land division process
  • Assist in the implementation of public information and education campaign activities
  • Assemble needed materials and supplies for programmatic events
  • Assist in public educational events
  • Prepare and personally deliver age-appropriate educational messages to local student population
  • Compile pertinent program information from available sources including fieldwork
  • Assist with report writing as directed by senior professional staff members
  • Attend meetings as assigned
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Executive Director


To Apply:  
send cover letter and resume to by June 18,  2021.

Identified Skills

Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Regular Employment
Skill Based Partner:
Education Level:
Bachelor's degree
Work Days:
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Work Shift:
Job Reference Code
$15.75 - $25.76 /hour
Licenses / Certifications:
Display Recommended WorkKeys®Recommended WorkKeys®:
Applied Math: 4
Graphic Literacy: 5

Workplace Documentation: 5