Community Planner

City of Prescott
Prescott, AZ
United States
Experience Level: 
AICP Certification: 
Not required
$51,230 to $71,739

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.  NOTEWhen 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.

Published on:
May 30, 2019 - 8:54am
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