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Planner II

City of Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, CO
United States
Experience Level: 
Mid-Level
AICP Certification: 
Not required
Salary: 
$4,733.00 - $5,682.00/month

DEPARTMENT: Planning & Community Svcs Dev

OPENING DATE: 07/17/19

CLOSING DATE: 07/31/19 04:00 PM

FLSA: Exempt position

DESCRIPTION / POSITION OVERVIEW:

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In this position, you will perform planning duties in support of the City's redevelopment and land use entitlement programs while ensuring compliance with professional standards and regulations.

Essential Job Functions - the basic job duties an employee must be able to perform:

  • Review land use applications, verify for code compliance, and process for distribution
  • Manage public notification requirements; write technical review letters
  • Present project proposals at public hearings before the Planning Commission and/or City Council
  • Perform planner-in-charge desk duties; respond to customer inquiries regarding planning, zoning, and land use regulations
  • Review and process building permits for commercial and multi-family projects
  • Coordinate activities and projects with other divisions, outside agencies, and the public; provide assistance to department staff

We are looking for candidates who demonstrate:

Knowledge of: 

  • Comprehensive and practical knowledge of planning and development
  • Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations
  • Modern office technology

Ability to:

  • Prioritize, organize, and manage multiple projects
  • Write letters and reports for public presentation
  • Handle stressful and negative interactions tactfully; handle aggressive interpersonal interactions professionally
  • Consider different points of view to reach an agreement; utilize elements of persuasion to gain cooperation and the acceptance of ideas
  • Read and understand legal descriptions of property
  • Evaluate and resolve complex planning issues

Successful candidate will have: 

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in planning, geography, public administration, landscape architecture, architecture, or a related field
  • Three years of full-time experience in planning, civil engineering, development review facilitation, landscape architecture, architecture, or a related field
Published on:
July 30, 2019 - 9:33am
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