Long Range / Special Projects Planner
ABOUT THE JOB:
The Clarksville-Montgomery County Regional Planning Commission (CMCRPC) is an independent government body established in 1963 by local legislation. A full-time planning staff employed by the CMCRPC processes and reviews requests for zoning changes, subdivision, design overlay, and site plan review, and transportation planning within Clarksville and Montgomery County, Tennessee. Also, the CMCRPC is responsible for carrying out the City and County's short- and long-range planning activities.
The CMCRPC is adding a Long Range / Special Projects Planner to better assist in long- and short-range planning and projects. Work will include a variety of focuses with rural, suburban, and urban areas.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in City, Urban, or Regional Planning, Public Administration, Landscape Architecture, Civil Engineering, or related field is desirable with a minimum four years’ experience in the areas of long-range planning, zoning, and/or public policy; preferably in government or consulting with the public sector.
Membership(s) in the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), Urban Land Institute (ULI), and/or Congress for New Urbanism (CNU) are desired but not required.
PURPOSE OF JOB:
Works under limited supervision of the Director of Planning, and occasionally the Deputy Director of Planning, to perform professional and technical work in long-range local and regional planning. May direct and/or assist in the collection of data for use in various planning studies, projects, or documents. Performs tasks involved in scoping, designing, researching, and carrying to fruition planning or policy related work as assigned. Leads or assists with various plan updates, annexation requests, and helps staff, elected official, and the public to be better informed on planning related topics.
Must have a working knowledge of land use planning and how policy and other decisions or laws affect it. Must be a proficient reader, writer, and researcher. Must be knowledgeable in understanding and conducting surveys and analysis. Ability to independently research subjects a variety of subjects and apply them to land development or redevelopment. Must possess knowledge of the capabilities of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) as it relates to planning and demographics. Experience in implementing infill development projects or policy is a plus.
Must be able to work in a modern office with modern practices, procedures, and equipment. Must deal tactfully with the public and co-workers; to exercise good judgment in evaluating situations leading to decisions; to express ideas clearly, concisely, and convincingly; and to supervise the work of others if necessary.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Responsible for the management of special projects as assigned, often requiring coordination with other staff members, the general public, and city, county, or state departments. Responsible for the presentation of special projects.
- Assist, and sometimes lead, the development of long-range planning studies, documents, and presentations.
- Ability to communicate effectively in written and spoken form, including preparing reports for technical or administrative purposes, as well as presenting to the public, board, commissions, and other organizations.
- Understand and use demographic information, GIS, and other data sets to make the case for policy, regulations, or ordinance changes.
- Ability to use and communicate complex data and graphics sets and draw reasonable conclusions and recommendations.
- Responsible for writing ordinances and resolutions, with input from fellow staff, relative to zoning and subdivision regulations.
- Ability to work independently with limited supervision and/or lead small teams.
- Capable of reviewing zoning, subdivision, or site plan applications as needed.
- Furnish technical advice and general information to various city and county departments, agencies, boards, commissions, and private citizens relative to subdivision control, land use, census data, or any other planning related data.
- Assists in the preparation of documentation to assist the city with annexation requests.
- Assists in indexing, filing, and storage of data.
- Answers the telephone in a professional manner; provide information, advice and guidance; relays messages, email, or calls to appropriate personnel; returns calls and email in a timely manner.
- Read and interpret legal descriptions.
- Prepare grant documentation as opportunities arise.
- Assembling and reviewing Census data for use in various studies.
- Responsible for coordinating Special Census projects if necessary.
- Other duties as assigned by the Director of Planning
Positions in this class typically require: talking, hearing, seeing, and manual dexterity.
Light Work: Exerting up to 40 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
Out of office work on or in proximity to urban or rural roadways or may be subjected to uneven, rough terrain at work sites at remote locations which may require using steps, ladders, unpaved pathways, etc.
Incumbents may rarely be subjected to extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, work space restrictions, intense noises, and travel.
The Clarksville Montgomery County Regional Planning Commission is an equal opportunity employer.
The Clarksville Montgomery County Regional Planning Commission is a drug free workplace.