Community Development Department
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Pay Grade: 70
New and existing employees usually start at beginning level of pay range.
FLSA Status: Exempt (not eligible for overtime)
Deadline to Apply: 6/13/2019 by 5:00 PM
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in urban or regional planning, geography or related field; Master’s degree preferred; and five years of professional planning experience desired. Must possess and maintain a valid Arizona driver’s license and pass pre-employment drug test and background check.
Job Related and Essential Duties:
- Analyze and process rezoning requests, preliminary and final plats, commercial and residential site plans, development agreements, permits, variances, conditional uses, temporary use permits and other private development processes as required.
- Research planning issues and prepare recommendations.
- Answer planning questions from citizens, developers and other interested parties via written and oral communications.
- Confer with and advise architects, builders, attorneys, contractors, engineers and the public on the City of Prescott’s General Plan and/or specific plans, development regulations and policies.
- Design and prepare illustrative, graphic and narrative presentation materials for public hearings and meetings.
- Utilize the City’s mapping programs; collect, record, and maintain statistical and demographic databases.
- Prepare and present technical staff reports for the Planning Commission, City Council, and other boards, commissions and citizen committees.
- Review or help draft changes to zoning ordinances, subdivision regulations and general and neighborhood plans, as requested.
- Participate in public meetings, public hearings, and make presentations to elected officials, appointed boards/commissions, staff and public.
- May be assigned other duties as required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Other Abilities:
- Knowledge of Federal, State, and City of Prescott rules, regulations, policies, principles, practices, procedures, codes, and ordinances related to municipal/regional land use planning.
- Knowledge of municipal infrastructure, building, site design, research methodology, statistical techniques and data base applications utilized in planning.
- Skill in identifying and coordinating current planning issues with other departments, agencies, developers, consultants, citizen groups and general public.
- Skill in efficiently organizing tasks, allocating resources and training staff assigned to planning projects.
- Skill in performing research and making independent investigations and recommendations on complex planning problems.
- Skill in analyzing and compiling technical and statistical data for reports.
- Skill in written communications for administrative and technical purposes.
- Skill in oral communication in one-on-one and group situations and utilizing public relations techniques in responding to inquiries and complaints.
- Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with State, Federal, and other local officials, elected officials, City residents and City staff.
Physical and Visual Ability: sufficient to effectively and safely perform required duties and to safely operate required equipment and city vehicle as needed.
Hearing and Speaking Ability: sufficient to clearly, concisely and effectively communicate in person and over the telephone.
Successful candidate will receive a post-offer, pre-employment background screening to include:
- Drug screening
- Motor vehicle records check
- Criminal background screening
City of Prescott Contact Information
201 S. Cortez St.
Prescott, AZ 86303
Phone: 928-777-1347 / Fax: 928-777-1213
Major Benefits For Full-Time Regular Employees: Paid time off; ten paid holidays; employee and/or family health and life insurance; short term and long term disability; Arizona State Retirement and Social Security contributions; other optional benefits such as deferred compensation plans and additional life insurance. PROBATION: Each employee must satisfactorily serve an established probationary period. NOTE: When advised, reasonable accommodations will be made in order for an “otherwise qualified applicant” with a disability to participate in any phase of the selection process. In accordance with A.R.S. 23 - 493, this position has been identified as “Safety Sensitive”. The City of Prescott is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.