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Position Planner- Sr
Posting # 2018-00000040
Title Senior City Planner
Department ADMIN- Comm Dev
# Of Openings Not Specified
Open Date 11/27/2018
Status Closed

Job Description

Pay Rate: $50,000 - $70,000 (based on experience)
Department: Community Development
FLSA Status: Full-Time, Exempt
Senior City Planner

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Position Summary:
A professional position requiring a high degree of self-motivation and independent judgment. The work involves direct interaction with representatives of the development community in the coordination of land use activities as well as long-range, comprehensi ve planning efforts. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Community Development Director.

Main Responsibilities:
Provides technical assessment of the impacts of land use for both current and long-range planning activities.
Obtains data and performs analysis to support the Comprehensive Plan and Associated studies.
Assists in the long-range planning function of the Department by providing information and analysis.
Reviews preliminary and final plans for development for co mpliance with the Comprehensive Plan and the City’s Code of Ordinances (development regulations). The results of these reviews are presented in written form (staff reports).
Researches, compiles, and updates demographic information for internal use as well as distribution to the general public.
Assists applicants with the submittal of plan amendment applications as also assists the general public/landowners with the application of the future land use designations assigned to their property.
C onducts meetings with applicants, development professionals, and/or citizen groups as warranted.
Coordinates development proposals for the Staff Review Committee including coordination of both internal and external personnel resources.
Prepares written documentation for City Commission actions.
Provides technical review of planning and land use activities in the areas of zoning, site plan design, landscape architecture, architecture, traditional neighborhood development/historic preservation, and neighborhood planning for compliance with the City’s Codes and Comprehensive Plan.
Makes presentations before formal boards and committees and may be responsible for coordination of all activities of such boards or committees.
Performs special studies on assigned subjects. Such studies may include, but are not limited to, formulation of the task, setting forth a work program, seeking necessary resources, working with citizen and staff advisory groups, preparation of final reports and form al presentation of findings.

(These essential and additional job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other job related marginal duties as required.)

Minimum Requirements:
Knowledge of the objectives associated with both long range and current planning activities.
Knowledge of pertinent federal, state and local rules, regulations, ordinances, and other regulatory standards applicable to local planning and development efforts.
Knowledge of planning theories, subdivision laws, site planning, zoning, comprehensive planning principles, etc.
Knowledge of Traditional Neighborhood Development principles and practices.
Ability to interpret rules, regulations, and policies for effective decision-making in accordance with established precedent and operating policy.
Ability to deal effectively with the public and provide a high level of customer service.
Ability to write concisely and to follow techni cal formats.
Ability to perform technical research and documentation on a variety of land development topics.
Ability to give oral presentations.
Ability to organize and administer technical research and review activities.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and communications with both internal and external customers, industry professionals, co-workers, and the public.
Ability to organize work, establish priorities, meet established deadlines, and follow up on assignments with minimal direction.

Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning (required) with seven (7) years of related land use planning experience.
Master’s degree in Urban Planning (preferred) with five (5) years of related land use planning experience.
Experience with GIS required.

Essential Physical Skills:
Acceptable eyesight (with or without correction).
Acceptable hearing (with or without hearing aid).
Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
Ability to access, input and retrieve information from a computer.

Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations:
A.I.C.P. Certification or ability to meet certification within one (1) year of employment.
MUST possess a valid FL driver’s license.

Working Hours and Environment:
Full-time, exempt position.
Works inside an office environment.

(The work environment and physical demands described here are representative and not intended to be all-inclusive of those an employee encounters wh ile performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made when requested to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

Benefits Available to Full-Time Employees:
Health
Dental
Vision
Life Insurance
401A
HSA contributions from City
Requirements
Type Description Requirement
Education Bachelors Degree Required
Education Masters Degree Optional
Miscellaneous Are you over the age of 18 (Y/N)? Required
Miscellaneous Required: Expected rate of pay Required
Skill Experience in Field Required

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