Storey County Planning Commission Highlands Seat Available

The Storey County Planning Commission has a seat available with a vacancy in the Highlands occurring recently. From Storey County:

STOREY COUNTY PUBLIC NOTICE
PLANNING COMMISSIONER VACANCY
Precinct 5 (Highlands District)
Position: Storey County Planning Commissioner to represent Precinct 5 (Highlands including Virginia City Highlands, Highlands Ranches, and Virginia Ranches). All interested parties must live within this voting district. The Planning Commission is an advisory body to the Board of County Commissioners. It is responsible for directing the short- and long-range growth and development of the county through maintenance and implementation of the county master plan, zoning ordinances, and other applicable land-use policies. It is composed of seven commissioners who serve two or more times per month on the body and who are compensated pursuant to NRS 278.040. Each commissioner is appointed by the Board of County Commissioners to serve at its pleasure for a four year term with possible re-appointment following expiration of the term.
Preferred Qualifications: A Planning Commissioner’s primary duty is to make land-use decisions that are consistent with the policies and plans, including the county master plan, formally adopted by the Board of County Commissioners. Therefore, the first priority of a Planning Commissioner is to have strong decision-making skills and develop knowledge of county policies and applicable Nevada Revised Statutes. It is not critical to have training in the fields of planning, architecture, law, civil engineering, geology, economics, or demography; these are skills that are available to the commissioner from staff, consultants, and applicants. The Planning Commissioner’s job is to weigh input given in staff reports and other professional reports, meeting testimonies, and other correspondence. A Planning Commissioner is like a judge who renders decisions based on the testimony of experts and others who appear as witnesses in a trial. Minimum qualifications of a Planning Commissioner include: a willingness and ability to research and report on issues, programs, and policies related to local land-use matters; ability to attend afternoon and night meetings on a regular basis; ability to sustain harmonious working relationships with commission members, the Board of County Commissioners, staff, residents, applicants, and the public; ability to act within the ethical standards set forth by NRS and NAC; and willingness to expand knowledge related to land-use planning. The new-appointee must successfully pass a criminal background investigation.
Letter of Interest: All interested parties must submit a letter of interest showing qualifications and reason for applying for the appointment. An official job application is not necessary.
Closing Date: Letters of interest (originals) must be received by the Storey County Human Resources Office, Storey County Courthouse, 26 South “B” Street (P.O. Box 176), Virginia City, NV 89440 by
5:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Please contact 775.847.0968 for further questions.
Tentative Appointment Date: The Board of County Commissioners may consider letters of interest at its August 15, 2015, regularly scheduled meeting. Applicants may be asked to speak and should attend.
Storey County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Posting dates: 07/24/17 – 08/09/17

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