Boone County Missouri

Columbia, MO United States


Reviews and processes land development, land use, and subdivision proposals for compliance with County Regulations; identifies County planning/regulatory needs regarding planning and land use; researches, develops, and proposes solutions to identified planning and regulatory needs; advises commissions and boards in Boone County regarding planning and development issues.

Assists landowners and the general public with general questions about land use and application submittal and provides advice for presentation to the Planning & Zoning Commission and/or Board of Adjustment; negotiates with developers, engineers, surveyors and attorneys regarding type and amount of infrastructure requirements for project approval and conditions of development approval including privately funded construction of improvements to public facilities.

Monitors developments throughout the construction / implementation phase to ensure compliance with County regulations and conditions of approval as established by the Planning & Zoning Commission and County Commission.

Establishes and maintains files, reports, project tracking lists, plans, maps and other materials as required.

Monitors and tracks broadband services including providers, customer demand, and public funding sources.

Conducts field investigations and assessments.

Participates as Planning Department Representative on various advisory boards/committees; responds to and investigates complaints regarding violations of the County land use regulations and resolves such violations through negotiation with the violator or prepares a case for the prosecuting attorney.

Attends, conducts, or assists in conducting various meetings, hearings and presentations at public gatherings, civic and advisory groups, boards, and commissions during and after regular business hours.

Works with consultants to conduct various planning studies and develop various planning documents.

Coordinates input from other departments and agencies ensure that regulatory requirements are addressed, and proper infrastructure is provided.

Bachelor’s Degree in Planning or related field; and two years of experience in planning or engineering design or Master’s Degree in relevant field and one year of experience in planning or engineering. Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to drive a county vehicle.

Application Instructions:

Apply online at or call (573) 886-4395 ext. 2 with questions.  The Apply Now link will take you to our online application system where you can create a user profile or log into a profile you have previously created. You must have a user profile to apply for any county position.

Please contact us in advance if an accommodation is needed in order to apply. 

About Working at Boone County:

Benefit-eligible employees receive paid vacation, 14 paid holidays, enrollment in the County Employees Retirement Fund, and two matching deferred compensation plans.  Other benefits include 100% County paid or low-cost employee health insurance premium options, 100% County paid employee dental premiums, subsidized dependent premiums and County Paid long-term disability and life insurance.

Experience Level
Mid I (1-4 years)
AICP Level
Land Use and Development Regulation and Zoning
Salary Range
$21.46 - $22.80/hour

Contact Information

Sharry Charest
613 E. Ash Street
Columbia, MO
United States
Resource URL
(573)886-4395 ext. 0