Company/Agency: Bluegrass Area Development District
The Bluegrass Area Development District, one of fifteen multi-county Area Development Districts (ADD’s) in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, is seeking a regional land use and transportation planner to assist with planning activities in its seventeen county district.
Primary objective of this position: to improve the quality of life for citizens in the district by advancing best practice principles of land use, transportation and economic development planning within the region. The candidate will provide direct support to legislative bodies, planning commissions, metropolitan planning organizations, adjacent area development districts and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
Specific activities include: interaction with the general public; membership development and facilitation of the region’s regional planning council and its regional transportation committee; community visioning and comprehensive planning initiatives; regulatory and legislative text amendments; subdivision plat and development plan review; zone change application administration; special studies and technical reports; socio-economic and transportation research; and the promotion of inter-jurisdictional collaboration.
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: basic principles of research methods as applied to the collection, processing and presentation of data; ability to work effectively with committee members, elected officials and the general public; familiarity with basic computer hardware and software such as word processing and spreadsheets and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)/Global Positioning Systems (GPS). Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in planning, public policy or a related field; four years of professional experience in management or administration in planning or a related field (Master’s degree will substitute for one year of the suggested experience); proven experience with data analysis and GIS software.
Deadline: For consideration, a letter of interest, resume and a technical writing sample must be received by March 10, 2014
Submit Resumes to: Kim Fry, Human Resources Director
***BLUEGRASS AREA DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY, INTERPRET, OR APPLY THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IN ANY WAY the Company DESIRES. THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IN NO WAY IMPLIES THAT THESE ARE THE ONLY DUTIES, INCLUDING ESSENTIAL DUTIES, TO BE PERFORMED BY THE EMPLOYEE OCCUPYING THIS POSITION.***