Planning Intern

August 24, 2023
Olathe, KS
Job Type


Employment Type
Intern (Fixed Term) (Trainee)

Job Summary

Hiring Salary: $15.00/hour

The City of Olathe has an exciting opportunity for a Planning Intern to support the Planning Department on a variety of tasks in all aspects of current and long range planning.

For more details, review the full job details and requirements below.

  • Prepare reports using statistics, charts, graphs to illustrate planning studies in areas such as population, land use, neighborhoods, housing or zoning.
  • Inspect sites and review minor development plan applications, street tree and landscape plans.
  • Research and compile, analyze and organize information from maps, reports, and investigations for use in reports and special projects.
  • Serve as liaison between committees, departments and outside agencies.
  • Participate in and support team planning efforts.
  • Assist planning staff with community engagement and outreach.
  • Present reports at public meetings.
  • Perform clerical duties such as composing, typing and proofreading documents, scheduling appointments and meetings, handling mail and posting public notices.
  • Process zoning, project permits and applications.
  • Prepare, maintain and update files and records, including land use data and statistics.
  • Provide customer assistance/information.

Experience & Qualification Guidelines: Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is acceptable. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills and abilities would be:

Experience: Possess strong organizational skills. Familiar with computer software such as MS-Word, Excel, and other related computer applications.

Education: Course work in Urban and Regional Planning preferred or a related field.

License: Requires a valid driver's license with a favorable driving record.

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