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Butler County – Community Development/Planning & Zoning Manager

Butler County, Kansas is seeking an experienced manager to lead our Community Development/Planning & Zoning team. This complex position requires an individual with business management skills, as well as, a technical and analytical perspective in urban planning and development.

Under the supervision of the County Administrator and the policy direction of the County Commission, the Planning and Development Director is responsible for administering and enforcing the planning, zoning, subdivision, sanitary code and building code regulations of Butler County, including supervising a staff of four. This employee is responsible for updating the Butler County Comprehensive Plan and any revisions to zoning, subdivision, sanitary code and building code regulations.

The preferred individual will have six years or more of related experience; including zoning regulation.  A bachelor’s degree in Planning, Architecture, Public or Business Administration or related field.

Examples of work performed:

  • Appears in court as required;
  • Approves, issues, maintains, and records building permits;
  • Conducts inspections of land use to determine compliance with the provisions of the Comprehensive Plan, zoning and subdivision regulations;
  • Directs and manages the updates to the Comprehensive Plan, zoning and subdivision regulations;
  • Investigates land use history to determine if lots are legally created and properly registered;
  • Maintains a supply of copies of planning, zoning, subdivision, and sanitary code regulations;
  • Revises same to comply with State mandates;
  • Maintains permanent and current records of zoning regulations;
  • Oversees economic development activities for the county and engages the BOCC, County Administrator and other stakeholders on projects;
  • Provides business contacts and visits to understand needs and how the County can provide support;
  • Prepares departmental budgets;
  • Provides technical assistance relating to zoning regulations;
  • Receives, files, and forwards applications and records for all amendments, plats, and conditional uses to the planning agency;
  • Receives, files, and forwards applications and records for all variances, appeals, and exceptions to the Board of Zoning Appeals;
  • Researches and develops resolutions to County commission request;
  • Serves as Secretary and staff to the Butler County Planning Board and Board of Zoning Appeals.

To find out more about our Community Development /Planning & Zoning Department, you may visit our website at Community Development | Butler County, KS - Official Website (bucoks.com).

Please apply by submitting an application and resume through Butler County’s career portal at CivicHR | Applicant Tracking System (civicplushrms.com). You will also find information regarding our Benefits package.  Pay is commensurate with education and experience.  EEOC

If you have questions, please contact Sherry Hoelker, Human Resources Director at (316) 332-4324 or at shoelker@bucoks.com.