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Community Development Planning Intern

Oak Creek Civic Center

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Location: Oak Creek, WI
Type: Internship
Posted: 02/08/2018
Deadline to Apply: 02/15/2018
Payrate: $10.73 - $12.78/hr
More Information: Government Jobs Online Posting

Job Summary:

This is a temporary, part-time position that would expect the ideal candidate to work less than 28 hours per week, with flexibility to work within a student’s schedule. Typical work hours range from 8 am to 4 pm, Monday – Friday, with occasional night opportunities. This position is responsible for office and fieldwork associated with urban planning.

Main Duties:

An employee in this classification assists in the implementation of general urban planning and development projects. The work primarily involves:

  • Collection and analysis of a wide range of community and urban planning information.
  • Preparation of planning documents, analytic reports and graphic materials.
  • Researching and providing related information, interpretations, evaluations, and recommendations regarding planning and development strategies, processes, policies and ordinances.
  • Preparing base maps, charts, development scenarios and other related data utilizing Utilization of GIS systems for analysis and map generation.
  • Assisting in the Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Code Update project.

Additional Duties:

  • Assisting the Department of Community Development in the implementation of general planning projects.
  • Conducting studies and preparing reports related to planning, population, housing, economic indicators, land use, public facilities, and related areas.
  • Planning, coordinating and compiling survey data.
  • Reviewing zoning maps and development applications to determine compliance with existing codes and ordinances.
  • Reviewing building permits to determine compliance with existing zoning codes.
  • Inspecting specified physical conditions in field surveys for zoning and land use compliance.
  • Assisting in special projects, including zoning code review, design guidelines, and public participation.
  • Preparing files and maintaining a filing system for approved site, landscape, building plans and records.
  • Assisting with the preparation of notices of public hearings.
  • Attending occasional City committee meetings (i.e. Plan Commission, Community Development Authority, Common Council) to learn about the development/redevelopment process.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skill and Ability:

  • Intermediate knowledge of the principles, techniques and objectives of urban planning.
  • Ability to collect, analyze and interpret data.
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise written and oral reports.
  • Ability to quickly learn City codes and ordinances.
  • Ability to keep accurate records.
  • Ability to read and understand maps and plans.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the public.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to seek supervisory guidance, yet make individual decisions.


  • Completion of introductory courses in Urban or Regional Planning or related fields such as, political science, public administration, geography, urban sociology or urban studies.

Tools and Equipment Used

  • The ability to use the tools and equipment listed below is essential to perform the functions of this job. Reasonable accommoda­tions may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Personal computer, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, social media, and GIS software (ArcGIS); telephone; copy machine, scanner, and FAX machine.


  • Possession of a valid Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicle operator’s license required.

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