Urban Planner Job Announcement

Greetings from the City of Oxford, Ohio!

 

Would you please help me find a qualified urban planner to serve our community by forwarding this email to your alumni or other professional contacts? Our long-standing planner position is open due to a recent promotion. I am reaching out to community and regional planning schools across the country.

 

With a population around 25,000 Oxford is located in southwest Ohio separated from, but near the Cincinnati and Dayton metro areas. As home of Miami University, Forbes Magazine recently rated Oxford the #1 best college town in America. We are part of the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Council of Governments Metropolitan Planning Organization which also serves to aid us in transportation planning and funding. The City of Oxford and Ohio are politically diverse, which creates a climate requiring a high degree of tact and diplomacy to implement public policy decisions. Here are a few recent happenings in Oxford of interest to potential planner candidates:

 

  • Adoption of a historic district architectural inventory
  • Passage of a levy to complete a city-wide multi-use trail system
  • Completion of a new city administration office building (your future office!)
  • Installation of innovative bike infrastructure
  • Acceptance into AARP’s Age Friendly Community program
  • Creation of a public arts commission
  • Student housing development pressure

 

Oxford would be a great place to work for a planner interested in a wide variety of topics with a willingness to have a hand in technical issues but also cast vision for the long term challenges of sustaining a vibrant college town. The ideal candidate would be required to assist administering city planning and zoning laws as well as staff one or more city boards/commissions such as Planning, Zoning and/or Historic Preservation. Working with homeowners, architects and engineers is a daily requirement.

 

Information and application information can be found:

http://www.cityofoxford.org/employment/2018/09/planner

 

Questions about applying for the position can be directed to the Human Resources Department at:

hr@cityofoxford.org

Tuesday, October 9, 2018