Director of Planning

COUNTY OF MADISON, INDIANA

POSITION: Director of Planning
DEPARTMENT: Plan Commission
WORK SCHEDULE: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; M-F
JOB CATEGORY: PAT (Professional, Administrative, and Technological)
STATUS: Full-Time
FLSA STATUS:

The Planning Director shall serve at the pleasure of the Madison County Planning Commission. The Planning Director, or designated representative, is hereby assigned to administer and enforce the Madison County Land Use Development Code (LUDC) and Subdivision Control Ordinance (SCO) and is vested with the following powers and duties in connection with the implementation of the LUDC and SCO as further described therein:

A. To interpret provisions of the LUDC and SCO pursuant to the procedures and standards for interpretation.
B. To ensure compliance with or prevent violation of provisions of the LUDC and SCO pursuant to the procedures and standards for Enforcement;
C. To inspect buildings, structures, and use of land to determine compliance with the LUDC and SCO;
D. To review permit applications to determine that the application meets the requirements of the LUDC and SCO and to determine that all necessary permits have been obtained from Federal, State and Local government agencies which prior approval is required.
E. To review site plans and either deny, approve, or approve with modifications or make recommendations to the Planning Commission or Board of Zoning Appeals, pursuant to the procedures and standards for Site Plan Review.
F. To issue approval and subsequent signature on Final Plats and Replats.
G. To issue all necessary permits and certificates and maintain records thereof in the name of the Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals pursuant to the procedures and standards for administrative procedures.
H. To maintain permanent and current records relative to the administration of the LUDC and SCO on file in accordance with the Indiana Revised Code, including but not limited to all maps, Improvement Location Permits, Certificates of Occupancy, Subdivisions, Special Uses, Variances, Interpretations, Amendments, and Appeals, disapproved applications, and record of hearings.
I. To provide Staff representation at meetings and assist the County Commissioners, County Council, Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, Technical Review Committee, and Plat Review Committee on petitions, including, but not limited to, Staff reports, presentations, and technical and clerical assistance.
J. To provide Approval or Denial Letters directly to petitioners.
K. To serve on the Technical Review Committee.
L. To provide and maintain a public information service relative to all matters arising out of the LUDC and SCO;
M. To conduct all research and collect and analyze all data pertaining to the growth and development of the County and its environs, as delegated by the County Commissioners, County Council, Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, or other bodies which may be desirable and necessary to  implement the provisions of the LUDC and SCO;
N. To coordinate and conduct all development activities and programs for the County and its environs, as delegated by the County Commissioners, County Council, Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, or other bodies which may be desirable and necessary to implement the provisions of the LUDC and SCO;
O. To serve as the Floodplain Manager for the unincorporated part of Madison County, and to maintain, utilize, and interpret the most current information available regarding potential flood hazards, including base flood elevation data, alteration of watercourses, and the location of special flood hazards; and to inform the County Commissioners, County Council, Planning Commission, and Board of Zoning Appeals of same;
P. To work with Planning Department Office Coordinator on annual Department budget and present to County Council.
Q. To provide direct supervision of Planning Department Staff.
R. To delegate such responsibilities as necessary for the efficient administration of the LUDC and SCO, when authorized by the Plan Commission; and
S. To take such other actions as delegated by the County Commissioners, County Council, Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, or other bodies which may be desirable and necessary to implement the provisions of the LUDC and SCO.

The Planning Director serves as the supervisor for Planning Department employees. In addition to administering the LUDC and SCO, the Planning Director may be assigned other duties by the Planning Commission. Work is typically performed in an office setting with limited physical demands, with occasional field inspection/observation of infrastructure, roads, or structures, either existing or under construction.

Qualification Requirements
Education and/or Experience:
A. Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, landscape architecture, historic preservation, civil engineering, land survey, or a related field. Applicable experience may substitute for education.
B. Five years of related work experience is required, preferably in a local government setting.
C. AICP certification preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
A. Ability to read and understand site plans and construction documents.
B. Ability to critically compare proposed projects against the requirements set forth in the LUDC and SCO, Comprehensive Plan, and other planning  documents.
C. Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, ArcGIS, and Microsoft Office software.
D. Knowledge of Federal Aid projects, grant applications, and administration processes preferred.
E. Knowledge of FEMA floodplain regulations and elevation certificates preferred.
F. Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with other County employees, contractors, vendors, and the public, including being sensitive to professional ethics, gender, cultural diversities, and disabilities.
G. Must be always tactful and courteous.
H. Ability to prioritize and complete tasks under pressure and deadlines.
I. Must have and maintain a verifiable Indiana Driver’s License.

Resume and 3 professional references for the position must be submitted to Beatrice Ramey,
Executive Director Human Resources at bramey@madisoncounty.in.gov or mailed to

Madison County Government
ATTN: Beatrice Ramey
16 E. 9 th St., suite 105
Anderson, IN 46016
This position will remain open until filled.

Madison County is an Equal Opportunity Employee