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Zoning Specialist
Location: Indianapolis
Pay Type: Salary
Department: Real Estate
Job Description:
Ice Miller is seeking candidates with law firm zoning experience for a position in our Real Estate Group.  The Zoning Specialist will provide support to the attorneys that practice land use law.  This practice includes representing clients pursuing zone map amendments (re-zonings) before plan commissions and legislative bodies as well as clients pursuing variances, special exceptions, special uses, contingent uses and administrative appeals before boards of zoning appeals.  It also includes annexation work, work before historic preservation commissions, and hearings before drainage boards and other boards and commissions of local governmental units in Indiana.  Occasionally, work supporting counties or municipalities will occur, including assistance with annexation and text amendments to zoning ordinances.  
Candidates must be highly motivated, with a strong work ethic, exceptional attention to detail, strong writing skills, able to work independently, and be able to meet strict deadlines. 
 Essential Job Duties: 
•Drafting zoning and other land use applications, notices, correspondence, findings of fact and other documents required in the zoning process 
•Drafting Planned unit development ordinances, text amendments and land use plans
•Preparing reports and presentations for public hearings
•Assisting with tracking and meeting zoning deadlines
•Maintaining the Zoning Ordinances and Rules of Procedure of various jurisdictions
•Assisting in the review and analysis of zoning ordinances, subdivision control ordinances and existing permits and approvals
•Drafting of written commitments
•Communications with planning staff and clients with respect to pending matters
•Attending public hearings and, when appropriate, present matters when requested
•Other duties may be assigned as reasonably expected
Minimum Requirements:
•Highschool Degree required
•Degree from a Planning Accreditation Board accredited University preferred 
•Membership in the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning preferred
•Experience as a planner for a county or municipality in Indiana or as a zoning specialist at a law firm preferred 
•Highly motivated with a strong work ethic
•Exceptional attention to details
•Ability to work independently
•Strong organizational and communication skills and the ability to interact with a diverse group of professionals
•Must be able to perform all essential duties
Candidates must have permanent authorization to work in the United States. In addition, candidates must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19, except those who have an approved medical or religious exemption.  
Ice Miller LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 
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