Planner II

Adams County Government
Brighton, CO
United States
Professional Areas: 
Community Development
Economic Development
Planning Law
Experience Level: 
AICP Certification: 
$55,953.34 - $64,346.34 Annually

What Success Looks Like In This Job

Perform professional and technical level work in the Development Review Division, and to provide information and assistance to developers, the business community, and the public on planning, zoning, land use, subdivision, and other planning and development related matters.

Examples of Duties for Success

  • Reviewing site development plans and building permit applications for conformance with adopted regulations and standards; writing staff reports and making presentations before the Board of County Commissioners, Planning Commission, and the Board of Adjustment.
  • Researching, analyzing, and interpreting moderately complex development regulations and standards, as well as social, economic, and land use data.
  • Conducting complex studies and needs assessments for the development of programs to address significant development issues.
  • Managing independent special projects under supervision of the Development Review Manager.
  • Conferring with and advising architects, builders, attorneys, contractors, engineers, and the general public regarding County land use regulations, development processes, and other planning and development policies and standards.
  • Participating in coordinating County planning and development related activities with other departments and outside agencies; coordinating and facilitating pre-application meetings with affected County departments.
  • Answering questions and providing information to the public; investigating complaints and recommending corrective action, as necessary, to resolve complaints concerning the County's planning function.
  • Implementing and enforcing the County's Comprehensive Plan, zoning regulations, subdivision regulations, or other land use and development ordinances.
  • Compiling information and making recommendations on special studies, and preparing planning reports, charts, and, maps.
  • Assisting the general public in the preparation of plans and building permit applications and complaints.
  • Providing input to cities within the County on projects proposed within the borders of the County.
  • Performing other related duties and responsibilities as required.

Qualifications for Success

  • Experience: Three (3) years of practical planning experience (with an AICP designation) OR four (4) years of practical planning experience (without an AICP designation.)  
  • Education and Training:
    • A Bachelors' Degree in Urban Planning or a related field is required.
    • A Master's Degree in Urban Planning or a related field with an AICP designation is preferred and may substitute for two (2) years of the required experience.
  • License or Certificate: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Colorado driver's license.
  • Background Check: Must pass a criminal background check.

More Qualifications for Success

Special requirements include the following essential duties, which require these physical abilities and work environment:

  • Ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, crouch, squat, and stoop.
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 45 pounds.
  • Exposure to outdoor weather conditions occurs on the job.
  • Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less).
  • Distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more).
  • Color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors).
  • Ability to adjust focus.
Published on:
March 29, 2019 - 10:44am
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