Planning and Zoning Assistant

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Location: Pierce Township, Clermont County

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Pierce Township Planning and Zoning Assistant Opening

Job Description: Planning and Zoning Assistant

Classification: Part-time (15-29 hours per week)

Hourly rate: DOQ

Supervisor: Planning and Zoning Administrator

This position is in the Office of Planning and Zoning and reports directly to the Planning and Zoning Administrator. This is a part-time, non-exempt position without benefits.

The primary responsibilities of the Planning and Zoning Assistant include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Enforce the Pierce Township Zoning Resolution
  • Enforce the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) Nuisance Regulations
  • Prepare zoning violation reports and inspections, including, photos, violation letters and compliance management
    • Maintain log of outstanding and closed violations via the EnerGov System
    • Mediate unresolved zoning issues.  Provide testimony in legal proceedings
  • Assist in the review and issuance of zoning permits including
    • Reference zoning applications, design plans and related documents to determine in-field compliance with the Zoning Resolution. 
    • Inspect and maintain a record of industrial, commercial and residential properties to determine compliance with the Zoning Resolution
  • Prepare Addressing for the Township
  • Research Township, County and/or other public records to determine property ownership and/or other property characteristics
  • Attend and/or participate in public meetings, hearings, workshops, planning sessions as needed
  • Prepare monthly and annual Zoning Reports
  • May serve as the Zoning Inspector in the absence of the Planning and Zoning Administrator, if designated by the Board of Trustees
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • May be required to attend evening meetings as necessary


Minimum Education

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalency required.  Associates degree in public administration, construction management, planning, law enforcement or related field preferred.


  • 1-3 years zoning administration, architecture, code enforcement, law enforcement or plans examination in a township or municipal government environment preferred.

Licenses and Certifications

  • Valid Ohio Driver’s License required.
  • ICC (International Code Council) Inspector Certification and/or American Society of Home Inspector certifications preferred. 

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities  

  • Must possess excellent communication skills, report writing, public speaking, conflict management, problem solving, research and investigative skills. 
  • Must be able to read and interpret construction plan(s) and drawing(s).
  • Must demonstrate proficiency in use of personal computer systems including MS Office software applications and programs.
  • Ability to learn or familiarity with EnerGov software. 
  • Must possess general knowledge of Township form of government. 
  • Must be able to learn, interpret and apply zoning resolution and department procedures and policies.
  •  Must learn and abide by all federal, state and/or county laws or regulations that relate to the enforcement or administration of zoning codes.  
  • Must be capable of working independently and/or in groups. 
  • Must be able to demonstrate professionalism and objectivity at all times. 
  • Ability to retain all required licenses and/or certifications