Planning Intern

Story County

Nevada, IA United States

Summary Description

Performs intermediate technical work reviewing, researching, and conducting field reviews on development case applications, work program items, zoning permit applications, and inquiries from the general public. Planning interns assist Planners and Planning Director with preparation of staff reports, memos, property research reports, powerpoint presentations, and may present information to Planning and Zoning Commission, Board of Adjustment, and Board of Supervisors, and related work as apparent or assigned.  Work is performed under the moderate supervision of the Planner and Planning and Development Director. 



8/15/2022 5:00 PM Central


Job Duties/Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Assists planner and/or director with development case reviews, staff reports, and research. 
  • Assists planner and/or director with work program assignments and memos. 
  • Assists planner with research on development cases. 
  • Assists planner with property research reviews, written findings, and research. 
  • Assists planner with zoning permit application review. 
  • Assists planner with inquiries relating to specific properties.



Education and Experience  
Bachelor's degree with coursework in Community and Regional Planning or minimum two semesters of college working toward a degree in Planning, or related field. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities  
General knowledge of zoning ordinances, C2C plan, GIS, Beacon, Code of Iowa; general knowledge of staff reports, memos, property research reports, powerpoint presentations, spreadsheets, letters; general knowledge of standard office equipment, standard office software, measuring wheel - site reviews; ability to make arithmetic computations using whole numbers, fractions, and decimals; ability to compute rates, ratios and percentages; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, other department staff, and the public. 

Story County participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each applicant's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. All candidates who are offered a position with Story County must complete Section 1 of Form I-9 along with the required proof of their right to work in the United States and proof of their identity. Please be prepared to provide required documents on the first day of employment. For additional information regarding acceptable documents for this purpose, please contact Human Resources at 515-382-7200 or go to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services web page at:


Physical & Environmental Characteristics

This work requires the occasional exertion of up to 25 pounds of force; work frequently standing, walking, sitting, speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel, climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling and reaching with hands and arms and occasionally requires 
pushing or pulling, lifting and repetitive motions; work requires close vision, distance vision, ability to adjust focus, depth perception, color perception, night vision and peripheral vision; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, using of measuring devices, operating machines, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work occasionally requires wet, humid conditions (non-weather), working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, exposure to outdoor weather conditions, exposure to extreme cold (non-weather) and exposure to extreme heat (non-weather); work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic). 

Experience Level
Entry (0-1 year)
AICP Level
Land Use and Development Regulation and Zoning
Salary Range
$15.00 Hourly

Contact Information

Amelia Schoeneman
900 6th St
Nevada, IA
United States
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