The Community Development Department (CDD) is recruiting for our vacant Senior Planner position. This position plays an
important role in our Department as a lead in current planning, zoning, and other complex land use functions. The Senior
Planner interacts with members of the public, political entities, and City departments.
The successful candidate will have an approachable and positive communication style with a strong interest and focus in
current planning and mentoring more junior planning staff, while managing a range of complex land use projects and cases.
Successful candidates will also have excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, the ability to adapt and work
collaboratively, a desire to serve the public, and the ability to positively engage with a wide variety of clients. If this sounds like
a position and role you would be interested in, please apply!
Typical responsibilities may include the following:
- Provides mentorship and demonstrates effective leadership in the current planning and zoning administration activities of
the department; and supports and verifies work of Planner I & II staff on permitting and land use cases.
- Provides professional planning assistance to applicants and members of the community on a variety of complex land use
projects. Ensures that submittals conform to code requirements and contain all required information; seeks additional
information as needed to achieve code compliance; and identifies development‐related issues and/or problems that may
be posed by the prospective development.
- Analyzes and prepares staff reports on complex issues including permits and subdivisions. Complex permits are typically
for large projects and/or projects that pose unique, unusual or significant impacts on the project site or on adjacent
- Analyzes and prepares staff reports on complex variance permits. Complex variance permits typically involve multiple
standards and can involve other permits running concurrently.
- Maintains a thorough knowledge of the Land Use Code, and competence in communicating code information to the
public; has an understanding of other CBJ requirements as they apply to development; or exhibits the ability to learn
based upon past experience and expertise.
- Attends evening meetings with the Planning Commission and other deliberative bodies (such as the Wetlands Review
Board, Board of Adjustment etc.), as assigned liaison or staff person, to present staff reports, speak on an agenda item,
etc. Communicates outcomes of meetings to other planners and managers and provides follow‐up as necessary.
- Possesses an understanding of the rights and obligations of applicants, developers and the public.
- Convenes and conducts pre‐application conferences to gain knowledge of development proposals and inform applicants
about relevant code provisions and requirements.
- Acts as lead facilitator in supporting neighborhood meetings for land use applications, and prepares graphic material for
- Formulates land use ordinances, coordinates with CBJ Law, and prepares reports recommending action. Explains
ordinances to the public and the CBJ organization.
- Performs field inspections to gather data relevant to the development review process and/or to verify that development
projects comply with approved plans.
- Works in tandem with long‐range planning efforts to ensure that adopted plans are realistic and can be implemented.
To view full job description and apply, please visit https://beta.juneau.org/human-resources/employment-opportunities.