is a full-time salaried position with the City of Trenton.
of the Position:
increase economic opportunities by marketing the community;
promote business retention and expansion; enforce city zoning
regulations; advise and administer Planning & Zoning; and
conduct public relations.
the direct supervision of the City Administrator.
Duties and Responsibilities:
following duties are normal for this position.
These are not to be construed as exclusive or
all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
industrial, retail and residential development through marketing
efforts, client visits and follow-up. Creates and supervises
marketing and promotional materials. Develops marketing strategies
with Realtors and other interested parties. Coordinates marketing
with development groups, Department of Economic Development,
utilities and other groups;
and submits development proposals to prospects, clients,
industries, retailers and government. Conducts activities to
foster business retention and expansion;
new employers from within the community;
city-zoning regulations. Advises Planning & Zoning Commission
regarding zoning matters. Develops and distributes meeting
demographic data and statistics on development trends;
and processes plats, variance appeals, zoning changes, vacations,
notices and hearings;
the Update and maintenance of zoning maps. Initiates printing and
distribution of new maps;
drafts and proposes easements, resolutions, ordinances, agreements
and other documents;
annexation efforts including property owner documentation,
notices, hearings and procedures;
and submits proposals and summaries to City Council. Provides
information to Council as requested;
prepares and delivers presentations and speeches to various
the Tax Increment Financing Commission;
to public questions, complaints and concerns regarding planning,
zoning development and housing matters;
implementation of Community Development Block Grant;
and submits grant applications for economic development,
and writes newspaper columns and radio programs;
in during the absence of the City Administrator;
to the Trenton Area Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development
Committee, Planning and Zoning Committee, the Airport Advisory
Board and the Park Board;
for the supervision of Airport Manager and Building Inspector;
all building and right-of-way permitting.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
collates, types, addresses and stuffs envelopes
City Inspector with dangerous building and other inspections
code enforcement with Police Department
Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job
degree in Economic Development, Urban/Regional Planning or related
field; three years city development and zoning administration
experience; or any combination of education and experience that
provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities. Valid
driverís license required.
and Mental Abilities Required to Perform Essential Job Functions
Ability and Interpersonal Communication
to modify existing policies, strategies and/or methods to meet
unusual conditions within the context of existing management
principles. Ability to analyze and categorize data and
information, to determine consequences and identify and select
alternatives. Ability to decide the time, place and sequence of
operations within and organizational framework, as well as the
ability to oversee their execution.
to manage and direct a group of workers, including the ability to
provide counseling and mediation. Ability to persuade, convince
and train others. Ability to advise and interpret regarding the
application of policies, procedures and standards to specific
to utilize a variety of advisory and design data and information
such as meeting minutes, agendas, public notices, zoning/variance
appeals, annexation petitions, site-plans, architectural drawings,
conditional use permits, a variety of maps, demographic data, TIF
reports, grant applications, budgets, city codes, ordinances, city
master plan, state statutes, computer software operating manuals
and non-routine correspondence.
to communicate orally and in writing with developers, property
owners, business representatives, community leaders, elected
officials, civic groups, news media representatives and the
to calculate percentages, fractions, decimals and ratios. Ability
to interpret descriptive statistical reports.
and Situational Reasoning Ability
to apply functional reasoning in synthesizing information and
functions, and ability to influence others in activities such as
leading, controlling, managing, supervising and teaching.
to exercise the judgment, decisiveness and creativity required in
situations involving the direction, control and planning of an
entire program or multiple programs
to operate, maneuver and/or steer equipment and machinery
requiring simple but continuous adjustments such as motor vehicle,
measuring tools, computer terminal, telephone, photocopier, fax
machine and calculator.
to coordinate eyes, hands, feet and limbs in performing movements
requiring moderate skill, such as measuring distances.
to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but
which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling.
to recognize and identify similarities or differences between
characteristics of shapes and sounds associated with job-related
objects, materials and tasks.
to work under generally safe and comfortable conditions where
exposure to environmental factors such as multiple and concurrent
deadlines, irate individuals, intimidation, temperature variations
or extremes, odors, toxic agents disease and/or dust may cause
discomfort and poses a limited risk of injury.
Kerry Sampson Ė 660-359-4310.