Planning Intern

Story County

Nevada, IA United States

Summary Description

This position provides 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. 


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  
Pursuing 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; 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

The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or intermittently sitting, standing, or stooping.  The employee occasionally lifts light (24 pounds or less) objects, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and distinguishes between shades of color. The work is typically performed in an office or outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather. The employee may be exposed to dust, dirt, or grease.  Work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, gloves, etc.

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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