EMPLOYMENT OPP: Baltimore County Planning + Zoning Associate

Job Opportunities

Job Title:Planning and Zoning Associate
Closing Date/Time:Fri. 03/06/15 4:30 PM Eastern Time
Salary:$18.03 - $22.88 Hourly
Location:Towson, Maryland

Regular Schedule: 34 hours per week
A Non-Merit vacancy exists in the Office of Planning and Community Conservation. 
Non-Merit positions are not classified within the Baltimore County Government Classification and Compensation Plan.
A list of eligible applicants will be established based on the examination as outlined below.
Current and future vacancies occurring in any Office or Department of Baltimore County General Government may be filled from the list of eligible applicants.
All interested candidates must apply at this time. 
List all promotions and changes in job duties due to reclassification as separate work experiences on your application.  Applicants must include the dates of the promotions and reclassifications.

Note:  Failure to complete all fields of the "Work Experience" section of the application will result in your application not being considered.  A resume will not be considered in determining your qualifications for a position.  Applicants selected for an interview may provide a resume at that time.

You can attach your transcript(s) or license(s) to your application.
Failure to submit proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education will result in your application not being considered.  You can attach your transcript(s) or
license(s) to your application.
 Examples of Duties:
Under general supervision, performs paraprofessional and technical planning work in support of a planning or zoning function.
  • Assists planners in the research and preparation of reports, presentations, and projects.
  • Researches, gathers, and compiles technical information and statistical data.
  • Presents information using narrative reports, maps, charts, drawings and computer graphics.
  • Maintains and updates official land use and zoning maps.
  • Prepares visual presentations, including maps and various graphic techniques illustrating land use, building design, population density, public utilities, and other aspects of planning and zoning work.
  • Provides information to developers and the general public regarding planning and zoning regulations and policies.
  • Researches land ownership and zoning issues.
  • Makes field inspections in support of studies or map work.
  • Maintains and updates files, map libraries, and automated data bases.
Examples of Other Duties
May assist in the routine review and approval of various permit applications. Performs other related duties as required.

(NOTE: The duties and responsibilities listed above are for the purpose of determining a common set of minimum qualifications for all positions in this class. They may not include all of the essential job functions of each position in the class. Each position may not be required to perform all of the essential job functions listed.)
Possession of a high school diploma or an appropriate equivalent


two years' experience in drafting, graphics, permit review, or planning.

Additional education in planning or a related field may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.

Proof of Licenses, Certifications and EducationApplicants are required to submit proof of licenses, certifications and education beyond high school to meet the required and preferred qualifications of the position. Diplomas or transcripts must show the applicant’s major field of study. Copies and unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

Failure to submit proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education will result in your application not being considered. Proof of licenses, certifications, and/or education must be submitted with each application.
Proof of Degree EquivalencyApplicants who have obtained a degree from outside the United States of America are required to submit degree equivalence documentation from World Education Services, Inc. (www.WES.org)

Mail or deliver documents to
ATTN: Planning and Zoning Associate
Office of Human Resources
Baltimore County Government
308 Allegheny Ave.
Towson, MD 21204
You can attach your transcript(s) or license(s) to your application.

EXAMINATION PROCEDUREApplicants will be qualified based on an evaluation of their training and experience, as stated on their application, which includes answers to the supplemental questions.  Applicants must state the dates and duties of past and present experience clearly and completely for evaluation purposes.
 Conditions of Employment:
Physical and Environmental ConditionsThe work of this classification is essentially sedentary, but may involve walking, standing, lifting, and carrying.

Medical Examination and Employment Background InvestigationApplicants selected for an appointment to a position in Baltimore County must successfully complete a physical examination and drug screen and an employment background investigation, including, but not limited to a criminal background, education, and fingerprint check.