Planning & Development Clerk-Appointment Pending

  • Application Period Closed Full Time Planning & Development
  • Kettering, OH
  • Posted 3 months ago

Planning & Development Clerk

Date added: February 15, 2017
Department: Planning & Development
Closing Date: March 6, 2017
Status: Appointment Pending


(Full-Time Position)

Post Through 3/6/17


The City of Kettering’s Planning and Development department is recruiting to fill the Full-Time position of Clerk.  This position is under the general supervision of the Director of Planning and Development.

The Planning and Development Clerk is responsible for varied clerical work requiring data entry and general reception skills. This position is required to exercise good judgment in the application of prescribed procedures and methods to routine matters. This position answers department telephone calls and inquiries, giving general information in response to public or official queries; answers inquiries according to established departmental policy; acts as a receptionist, directing callers to appropriate staff members for inquiries and information; assists walk-in citizens with building and zoning information and provides these citizens with the appropriate permit forms. This position is also responsible for reading maps and providing verbal direction to staff and the general public as needed.

This position types formal complaints, permits, and other legal instruments; issues construction, heating, electrical, plumbing, zoning and building permits and plumbing licenses; collects permit fees and assists in balancing permit accounts at the end of the day. This position tabulates statistical data, drafts and proof reads typewritten and printed materials, form letters, memoranda, vouchers, reports, requisitions and other printed and electronic materials. This position receives and sorts departmental mail, cross-indexes and files documents and correspondence alphabetically or by another pre-determined classification. This position also searches and locates file material; assembles a variety of data from office records for incorporation into various reports; and keeps records of hours of work, and equipment and materials used on various departmental projects. This position operates computers, printers, calculators and other office equipment; orders and maintains office supplies and performs other related duties as required.


Candidates should have a good knowledge of office terminology; procedures and equipment and of business arithmetic and English; some knowledge of elementary bookkeeping; the ability to understand and follow complex oral and written directions; the ability to maintain complex clerical records and prepare reports from such records; the ability to make minor decisions in accordance with laws, ordinances, regulations and established policies; the ability to make relatively complex mathematical computations rapidly and accurately; and the ability to type from clear copy of rough draft at an average rate of speed.  Candidates should also have clerical aptitude; good judgment; tact and courtesy; and the ability to deal effectively with the general public and City staff.


Full-Time 40 hour/week position; pay range $17.10/hr to $24.58/hr with entry rate dependent upon candidate’s experience, qualifications and related skills.


Submit a Resume and Cover Letter, by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 6, 2017 to: Director of Human Resources, Kettering Government Center, 3600 Shroyer Rd, Kettering, OH 45429-2799; Fax to (937) 296-3371 or email to Office hours are 8AM-5PM, M-F. City offices will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2017 in observance of Presidents’ Day.  For more information and a detailed position description, please visit the City’s website at


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