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Planner II

Johnson County Planning, Housing, and Community Development

Olathe, KS United States

A career with Johnson County Government is more than just a job, it is an opportunity to serve a diverse and expanding community in meaningful ways.  We challenge ourselves to be a different kind of government because we care deeply about our community and each other.  The Johnson County Planning, Housing, and Community Development Department is hiring a Planner II.  The Planner II may perform the following tasks:

  • Determines if zoning applications comply with submission requirements; enters information and maintains databases and records; under limited supervision, prepares staff reports for routine and non-routine land use applications; collects and analyzes data and formulates recommendations on special projects; assists Planner III with high profile and more complex reports, research, and projects involving regulation amendments and plan amendments; assists with preparing special reports and projects.
  • Negotiates position on issues and conditions on behalf of the County with other stakeholders, including applicants, citizens, and other departments; presents staff reports at public hearings before the Planning Commission, Zoning Boards, Board of Zoning Appeals, and Board of County Commissioners on routine and non-routine projects; assists with the preparation for and presentations of information pertaining to more complex and high profile projects; responds to a variety of planning and zoning inquiries and prepares interpretations both orally and in writing; serves as staff liaison to task forces, committees, and advisory boards.
  • Assists with board and commission training sessions; serves as a project lead and mentor for other staff conducting planning tasks; specializes in technical areas requiring more advanced knowledge; assists with project management tasks, including contracting consultants and preparing schedules; coordinates with other county agencies, interest groups, and other jurisdictions on various assignments; serves as a resource to internal and external stakeholders; networks with technical professionals through involvement in professional organizations and attending conferences, seminars, and programs.



Experience Level
Mid II (4-8 years)
AICP Level
Comprehensive or Long-Range Planning
Salary Range
$27.71 – $41.56