Marathon County is accepting applications for a Conservation, Planning and Zoning Director. This position is key in leading efforts to protect our natural environment while promoting economic vitality. Located in the heart of Wisconsin, Marathon County takes pride in its natural beauty, safe neighborhoods, affordable housing, and overall quality of life.
The Conservation, Planning and Zoning (CPZ) Director is responsible for taking actions to develop and implement comprehensive and strategic plans that drive organizational success, as well as formulate and enforce county policies in compliance with state, federal, and local regulations, while maintaining an open dialogue with stakeholders in the community. Through leadership, accountability, community engagement, and collaborative partnerships, the CPZ Director will promote thoughtful and deliberate use of resources, and innovative solutions to ensure healthy people, a healthy economy, and a healthy environment in Marathon County, now and in the future.
The position is responsible for leadership and management of three programmatic areas:
1. Land and Water Services
Responsible for the implementation and administration of policies established to protect land and water resources, balance sustainable land use with economic opportunities, promote community health and safety, protect public infrastructure, and minimize land use conflicts.
2. Planning Services
Provide planning leadership and expertise to internal and external stakeholder groups including preparation and implementation of Comprehensive Planning; Transportation Planning Services (MPO), Sewer Service Area and Storm Water Management for the metropolitan area; Groundwater Protection Planning, and Census/Redistricting.
3. Land Information Services
Lead and oversee services related to gathering, managing and analyzing land information data. Evaluate and continuously improve the County’s Geographic Information System (GIS) maps and tools that directly impact public safety/emergency response, economic development, land use, and resource protection efforts.
A Bachelor’s degree from an approved college/university in Public Administration, Planning, Natural Resources or other suitable field and 5 years of experience in planning, zoning, and/or land conservation preferably in a management or leadership role preferred. Experience with the administration of a wide variety of land use regulations, budgeting, grant management, and code development is desired. A Master’s degree is desired. Any other combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities will be considered.
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