Zoning Commission Applications Accepted through 11/6/2020
Ross Township, Butler County, Ohio is now accepting applications for the position of Zoning Commission Member. Qualified applicants only; meeting the standards set forth in the job description below will be considered. Applications will be accepted until the end of business on November 6, 2020. During the application period, any additional questions should be directed to the Assistant Township Administrator, Laurie Kile, via email at email@example.com, or calling (513) 863-2337 ext 120.
Position: Zoning Commission Member
POSITION SUMMARY: Zoning Commission Members make recommendations to the Board of Trustees on amendments to the Zoning Resolution / Map, initiate amendments to the Zoning Resolution / Map, make recommendations on Hillside Development (“HD”) District reviews, and adopt rules for the conduction of the Commissions’ business. Duties of Zoning Commission Members are defined in ORC Section 519.04. This position requires a thorough knowledge of contemporary land use and zoning concepts and excellent public relations skills. The position is voluntary and classified as non-paid/non-exempt and weekend work, shift work and overtime are not required. Evening meetings are required
RELATIONSHIPS AND CONTACTS: Members are performed collectively as a commission. Members maintains working relationships within the Township with the Board of Trustees; Township Administrator; Zoning Administrator; Board of Zoning Appeals; and Township Legal Counsel. This position requires the ability to establish and maintain cordial and effective working relationships with other employees, township officials, civic groups, other public agencies and the general public; to communicate and negotiate succinctly and effectively where appropriate.
LOCATION OF THE JOB AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work sites include the Township Administration Building meeting room, properties within Ross Township where requests for amendments to the Zoning Resolution/Map have been submitted, as well as areas outside the Township. Zoning Commission Members must maintain the physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities which include the ability to personally and physically inspect properties (including construction sites and structures, both finished and under construction), climb stairs, and travel to such properties as warranted. Members may be exposed to unfavorable weather, hazards at construction sites, and / or fumes, odors, and chemicals.
At the direction of the Board of Trustees, assist with and/or perform the following:
- Attend meetings and / or hearings of the Zoning Commission.
- Initiate amendments to the Zoning Resolution / Map, as warranted (pursuant to Section 519.12 of the Ohio Revised Code).
- Make recommendations to the Board of Trustees on proposed amendments to the Zoning Resolution / Map (pursuant to Section 519.12 of the Ohio Revised Code).
- Adopt rules for the conduction of the Zoning Commissions’ business (pursuant to Section 519.05 of the Ohio Revised Code).
- Monitor the Zoning Resolution and suggest amendments thereto, as warranted.
- Monitor operations of the Zoning Department and suggest changes thereto, as warranted.
- Make recommendation to the Zoning Administrator on Hillside Development (“HD”) District reviews.
- Inspect properties where requests for amendments to the Zoning Resolution / Map have been submitted within strictures of Section 121.22 of the Ohio Revised Code (Sunshine Law).
- Perform property inspections during non-traditional work days / hours.
- Respond to requests from the Board of Trustees for special studies in regard to zoning and land use matters.
- Respond to requests from the Board of Zoning Appeals concerning identified deficiencies of the Zoning Resolution requiring amendment thereto so to address.
- Act as representative on behalf of the Township at meetings and / or conferences, when authorized.
Must be a resident of Ross Township; develop and maintain a thorough knowledge of contemporary land use planning; interpret and understand all aspects of the Township zoning regulations; read and understand site plans, survey plats and construction drawings; communicate succinctly and effectively, both in writing and verbally; conduct complex research and prepare thorough reports; analyze issues and render difficult recommendations / decisions; and possess excellent organizational skills. Must possess and retain a valid driver’s license and be insurable through the Township’s insurance carrier.