Minimum Qualifications of Education and Experience
Candidates may be considered at either the Planner or Senior Planner level depending on qualifications and experience.
Planner (Starting Salary Range $27.76- $45.87)
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Urban or Regional Planning, Urban Design, Environmental Planning, Transportation Planning, Public Policy or closely related field.
Combination of education and experience equivalent to four (4) years of experience in a similar position as listed in the Examples of Work.
Senior Planner (Starting Salary Range $29.21- $48.40)
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Urban or Regional Planning, Urban Design, Environmental Planning, Transportation Planning, Public Policy or closely related field and two (2) years of experience in a similar position as listed in the Examples of Work.
Combination of education and experience equivalent to six (6) years of increasingly responsible professional experience.
Desirable Qualifications: Advanced degree in Planning, Urban Design, Architecture, or closely related Field, and demonstration of increasingly responsible experience analyzing complex planning initiatives.
Regular and reliable attendance is a necessary component of job/position. Individuals required to use County vehicles and equipment must have a valid driver’s license and be free of any major traffic violations for the last three (3) years.
Nature of Work
Under supervision, performs work in the field and in the office pertaining to planning, analysis, permitting and administration of policies, including regulatory programs. Requires professional level work, duties, judgment, communication and customer service to advisory groups, citizens, developers and staff. May be required to work outside of normal business hours to attend evening meetings.
Examples of Work
Conducts special studies resulting in the adoption of amended plan text, formulation of new land use plan text, formulation of new land use policy and/or amendments to the zoning ordinance and subdivision ordinance
Coordinates, reviews and participates with technical and professional staffing data collection, analysis, plan formulation, and implementation of a wide variety of planning projects; and coordinates with other county departments, and outside agencies and various cities to ensure an integrated approach to addressing planning issues such as transportation, land use, and environmental protection
Oversees the development of long range plans and associated improvements
Gathers and analyzes data in order to develop planning models addressing such matters as traffic forecasting, land use needs, and growth projections; and trains staff in maintenance and operation of said models
Analyzes local, state, and federal policies addressing matters such as transportation, land use, and the environment and provides recommendations to the Planning Department, Planning Commission, Board of Commissioners and other relevant parties regarding legislative or funding changes affecting planning programs
Reviews requests for development or zoning. Makes decisions or recommendations on applications, including land subdivision, zoning certificates for building and construction permits, conditional use, variance, zoning, and other development or plan applications. Works with the developer or citizen informing them of the planning requirements and providing them with available options. Ensures compliance with regulations. Schedules public hearings and prepares hearing notices.
Attends public, commission or board meetings representing the department and presenting study findings reporting current policies, plans or project progress; or making recommendations for decisions or actions.
Serves as staff liaison to task forces and advisory boards
Serves as mentor for other team members within the division
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
Knowledge of planning principles and theory
Knowledge of research methods and techniques essential to planning
Knowledge of computer applications in planning
Knowledge of environmental and land use analysis
Knowledge of computer modeling
Ability to work independently; gather, analyze, interpret, report data, and adopt effective courses of action
Ability to read, understand and interpret regulations and policies; explain technical information understandably to people with technical and non-technical backgrounds
Ability to speak and write effectively and persuasively
Ability to represent the division, department, and County with tact and diplomacy
Ability to prepare and give public presentations before decision-making bodies
Skilled in diplomacy, public relations, facilitation, and consensus building
Skilled in ArcGIS
Demonstrated ability to apply holistic and integrated planning, land use, urban design and transportation system principles to shape and achieve desired outcomes
Persons with disabilities: the above is a general listing of job duties. Essential and non-essential functions may vary by individual position. Reasonable accommodations may be available for both essential and non-essential job duties.
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