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Planner - Associate

City of St. Cloud
St Cloud, FL
United States
Professional Areas: 
Community Development
GIS / Technology
Land-Use Management
Transportation Planning
Urban Design
Zoning Administration
Experience Level: 
Entry Level
AICP Certification: 
Not required
$46,405 - $71,344 a year


This position reviews development applications and develop code and policy updates working with others to optimize land use, infrastructure, growth, and development.

Major Duties

The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this position. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the position as necessary.

  • Provides professional and technical assistance to the public inquiries related to planning.
  • Answers inquiries and assists the public in matters relating to zoning and land use.
  • Reviews and approves building permit applications for compliance with the Land Development Code.
  • Prepares and coordinates amendments to the City's Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Code.
  • Drafts technical and regulatory reports, including but not limited to ordinances, moratoriums, staff reports, Interlocal and development agreements.
  • Reviews land use development applications, prepares reports, and makes recommendations.
  • Provides staff support to various advisory boards and committees, such as the Historic Preservation Board including historical research, Economic Development Advisory Committee, and Planning Board.
  • Makes presentations to City boards, stakeholder groups and the general public.
  • Performs related work as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

Requires a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in planning (A Master's Degree from a program accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board is highly desirable) plus one (1) year of post degree professional planning experience; or
Bachelor's Degree (Master's Preferred) from an accredited college or university with a major in public administration, geography, or other closely related field plus two (2) years of post-degree professional planning experience. or
Possession of any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Preference will be given for possession of an active certification with the American Institute of Certified Planners.
Must possess and maintain a valid Florida state Driver's License with an approved driving history.

General Knowledge and Skills:
Principles, practices and trends of public planning; Statistical research methods as applied to the collection and tabulation of data affecting public planning; Working knowledge of laws and regulations governing planning in the State of Florida; Demonstrated computer skills, including proficiency in productivity applications.
Collect, analyze and compile, organize and present technical statistical and related information pertaining to planning and zoning research; Interpret, apply and explain laws, rules, regulations and ordinances; Prepare concise written and oral reports; Participate in planning presentations before Committees/Boards/Councils; Provide services to the public in a courteous and effective manner; Participate cooperatively and effectively as a contributing team member; prepare rough charts, maps and other graphic illustrations; Apply laws and ordinances and conduct field investigations as may be required; Produce acceptable work within a reasonable timeframe; Input, retrieve and analyze data utilizing a computer.
Physical Environment:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

Published on:
November 27, 2019 - 2:47pm
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