Nature of Work:
Performs work of moderate difficulty in professional municipal planning; assists developers and the public in applying planning and zoning regulations and City information sources to development projects, technical issues and land use plans. Provides technical and professional planning services to achieve consistent and controlled growth in the City; assures project plans are in conformance to City goals, and in compliance with local, state and Federal codes and regulations.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Reviews and evaluates development proposals, development designs, applications, planning and zoning changes, variance requests, technical documents and special permits for compliance with City standards and regulatory requirements; answers inquiries and assists the public and other agencies in matters relating to planning, zoning and permit review, and other City standards and regulations; provides information and recommendations within scope of authority.
- Reviews and processes a variety of applications, permits and plans; creates correspondence and reports, and coordinates with customers as needed; reviews development plans with residents, developers and builders; develops recommendations, and summarizes all issues for presentation to the City Council and Planning & Zoning Commission.
- Manages special projects as assigned; conducts research and analysis on permits, plans, rules and regulations; conducts field surveys to evaluate sites and determine suitability of proposed land use changes; researches planning issues and regulations, and provides data on land use issues and related subjects as requested.
- Participates in meetings with government officials and community groups; provides information to the Planning & Zoning Commission, the City Manager, City Council and other City departments as needed; coordinates with various regional government
Bachelor's Degree in Planning, Engineering, Earth Sciences or a related field PLUS two years municipal, urban or regional planning experience. A combination of education, experience, and training may be applied in accordance with City of Las Cruces policy.