Community Development Planner Position

The Maumee Valley Planning Organization (MVPO) is currently accepting applications for a Community Development Planner. MVPO is a non-profit, regional planning agency servicing Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Paulding and Williams Counties in Northwest Ohio.  This position is full-time and pay will be commensurate with experience.


Job Responsibilities:  The responsibilities of the Planner include, but are not limited to: collecting and analyzing data; meeting with local governments and the public concerning community development, transportation and economic development needs, assisting with management and implementation of the Regional Transportation Planning Organization program, writing and administering grant activities; coordinating and implementing various Federal and State programs, preparing reports and presentations for community groups and public officials; and conducting development reviews. Frequently works in a team setting and coordinates work with that of other departments and public agencies.  Performs other duties, as assigned, to assist in attaining and/or completing projects/programs that Maumee Valley Planning Organization administers.  The Planner will work under the supervision of the Executive Director.


Qualifications:  At minimum, the position requires a four-year degree in Planning, Public Administration, Political Science, Economics, Geography, or related field.  Successful candidate must possess strong written and verbal communication skills; knowledge and experience with ESRI’s ArcGIS software and be self-motivated with the desire to work in a hectic yet professional business environment.  Applicant must be highly organized, personable and have the desire/ability to work as a team member. Experience with transportation, economic development, and/or community development planning is desired but not required. The successful candidate must maintain a valid driver’s license.


Method of Application and Deadline:  All interested applicants must submit a resume, work samples, three professional references and a cover letter by mail or e-mail.  Samples of previous work are required.

Maumee Valley Planning Organization

1300 East Second Suite 200

Defiance, OH 43512

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Application deadline is: June 1, 2021