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Position Open

Planning Director

The City of New Carlisle has recently approved multiple residential developments with the potential of another in the coming months. As a result, New Carlisle will be experiencing significant growth over the coming years that will require the expertise of a city planning professional.


Established in 1810, New Carlisle has grown to become the second largest city in Clark County, Ohio offering an array of amenities that our residents highly value. Being conveniently located 6 miles north of Interstate 70, we are under a 20-minute drive to the City of Dayton, the City of Springfield, Wright- Patterson Air Force Base, and the Dayton International Airport.

The City of New Carlisle offers outstanding benefits including, but not limited to, medical/dental/vision insurance, tuition reimbursement, participation in the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System, the Ohio Deferred Compensation program, and an employee assistance program. Currently the city pays approximately 90% of the employee health care premium and 55% of the annual medical deductible into an HSA account. The pay range for this position is $55,000-$75,000.

Manages, coordinates, and directs the city’s major planning efforts, from current planning to long-range projects; organizes, integrates, and administers the department’s operations and service delivery; supervises code enforcement staff; serves as secretary to several planning and zoning boards; responsible for all aspects of economic development; serves as the City’s Floodplain Administrator; responsible for all GIS operations of the city; performs related work as assigned.

Work is performed under the general direction of the City Manager and the Director of Public Service / Assistant City Manager. Supervision is exercised over code enforcement staff members. Work is reviewed through regular meetings for adherence to policies and procedures.


(May not include all the duties performed.)

Plans, organizes, directs, and evaluates work procedures of the department’s staff in accordance with city codified ordinances, administrative memos, and personal professional judgement to achieve the department’s annual goals.

Utilize ArcGIS to create and display visual data that can be used to further enhance operations.

Contributes to budget development and monitors operational and program performance against the budget.

Coordinates with appropriate agencies to better position the city for economic development opportunities.

Plans and evaluates the performance of assigned staff; establishes performance requirements and personal development targets; regularly monitors performance and provides coaching for performance improvement and development.

Provides day-to-day leadership and partners with appropriate city-wide staff to ensure a high-performance public service-oriented work environment that supports achieving the planning
department and the City’s mission.

Coordinates and supervises the work of professional and technical contractors hired for planning and/or economic development purposes.

Review, issue or deny zoning permits to ensure compliance with code standards, maintains appropriate databases, acts as code enforcement officer when needed and assist with special projects.

Manages complex, highly visible, sensitive and/or controversial projects; analyzes planning issues and determines project priorities/schedules; manages project resources to completion.

Prepares for and manages input for Planning Board, Board of Zoning Appeals meetings; serves as a professional/technical resource to these bodies; prepares and makes presentations to decision-makers and the public.

Interprets provisions of the City’s zoning code and associated state and federal regulations for staff, City boards, developers, and the public; researches and responds to officials’ requests for information; administers the City’s development ordinances and prepares staff reports on development applications received.

Maintains zoning map and records of amendments; maintains board records and other planning, zoning, ordinance, and legal documents.

Enforce provisions of the zoning code and land use laws by utilizing the Mayor’s Court when needed.

Responds to inquiries from the public regarding zoning ordinances and subdivision regulations; interacts and communicates regularly with builders, developers, property owners, and the public; handles citizen concerns and complaints.


Knowledge of theories, principles, procedures, standards, practices, information sources and trends in the fields of current and advanced planning and economic development.

Land use, physical structure design, demographic, environ- mental, social/economic concepts and code enforcement as applied to municipal planning; statistical analysis techniques and research methodologies related to municipal planning.

Ability to represent the department before boards and commissions and public interest groups in a professional manner.
Ability to write amendment drafts for planning and zoning codes; Ability to conduct research and analyze information.

Ability to make recommendations in compliance with zoning ordinances and codes. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to negotiate with the public.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with citizens, other employees, builders, developers, property owners, and contractors.

Ability to walk on uneven, rough terrain to conduct zoning inspection in potential adverse outdoor weather conditions.

Ability to drive a motor vehicle to zoning inspection sites; ability to maintain complete records and documentation of actions.


Possession of bachelor’s degree in city planning, or related field, and a minimum of 3 years experience in public sector planning and zoning or related field; an advanced degree in planning; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides applicable knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Possession of a valid Ohio driver’s license and the ability to be insured by the city’s insurance carrier.


Pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Send cover letter, resume, and professional references to
First review of applicants will be March 6, 2023.
Position open until filled.