Performs intermediate professional work in the handling of a variety of assignments in the Development Services Department; does related work as required. Work is performed under regular supervision. Considerable independent judgment and initiative is required in performing assigned tasks thoroughly and without error. Considerable tact and courtesy are required in frequent contact with applicants, developers, contractors, consultants, department managers, the department director, division staff, other department staff, other City departments, City officials, other governmental agencies, and the public. Reports to the division manager.
- The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.
- Comments on development plans, construction plans, architectural plans, and planning maps; develops files and graphics, and records comments in the Naviline system.
- Reviews applications for plats and re-plats and the accompanying documentation for approval for City Council.
- Meets and confers with the project professional consultants, applicants, and property owners.
- Conducts field inspections, research, and surveys.
- Receives, reviews, and processes site development order applications and architectural design order applications for sufficiency and compliance with Comprehensive Plan, Land Development Code, and Code of Ordinances.
- Interprets federal, state, and/or local regulations and ordinances.
- Assists customers at the counter, via email, and over the telephone responding to inquiries for information regarding division matters and associated departmental and city policies, rules, regulations and procedures.
- Reviews building permits for commercial development, and reviews final plans for Certificates of Occupancy.
- Reviews and makes recommendations concerning approval of other Department applications in compliance with the Comprehensive Plan, Land Development Code, Code of Ordinances, and other applicable codes and statutes.
- Conducts or assists in the development of studies, analyses, and recommendations in connection with the current and long‑range physical, social, and economic development of the City.
- Reviews annexation applications, rezoning applications, development of regional impact applications, development review applications, deviation applications, building permit applications, development agreements, and surveys for compliance with the Comprehensive Plan, Land Development Code, Code of Ordinances.
- Meets with homeowners’ groups and individual citizens to address planning/development-related concerns, and determines the community’s future needs.
- Assesses impact fees for new development, redevelopment, or change of use.
- Gathers, selects, compiles, enters, and analyzes data pertaining to characteristics of the community.
- Attends, participates, and provides assistance to Pre-application meetings as well as to all City committees’ boards and meetings.
- Prepares staff reports, and makes presentations to the Public Arts Board, Local Planning Agency, and City Council.
- Performs related tasks as required.
- Requires a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning, Public Administration or closely related field.
- Requires three years increasingly responsible experience in development review, urban planning, urban design or closely-related experience.
- AICP preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, or urban design.
- General knowledge of professional techniques related to the review of development and construction plans and permits.
- General knowledge of professional techniques related to the review of comprehensive plan amendment applications, zoning applications, annexation petitions, and development of regional impact applications.
- General knowledge of geographic information systems.
- Ability to analyze and systematically compile technical and statistical information and to prepare technical reports.
- Ability to prepare and present technical information clearly and in an interesting manner to lay groups and the public.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, municipal officials, community groups, and the general public;
- Ability to manage projects and appropriate priorities;
- Ability to effectively coordinate with other departments;
- Ability to operate modern office equipment such as a personal computer, calculator, fax machine, copy machine, and telephone.
Subject to flexible work hours as needed, (hours other than 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday), and 40 plus hour work week (including nights and weekends) as needed. Possession of an appropriate driver's license valid in the State of Florida.