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A Planner I performs specific entry-level, professional planning tasks involving research and analysis in the following areas: Subdivision Review, Long-Range Planning, Planning and Zoning Board Case Review, Zoning Administration, or Design Review. Tasks include: reviewing submissions against the General Plan and City ordinances, providing information and some explanation to developers, architects, and the general public about the City's ordinances (Zoning, Sign, Manufactured Home/Recreational Vehicle, and Subdivision), and development standards of various divisions and departments as well as policy direction from boards and Council; processing applications to the Planning and Zoning Board, Board of Adjustment, and the Design Review Board including writing reports and making oral presentations; processing annexation requests; reviewing and processing administrative review cases including preparing the approval letters; reviewing and processing subdivisions; and analyzing land-use patterns and demographic patterns. This class is responsible for performing related duties as required.
A Planner I is distinguished from a Planner II by the latter's work experience with the City and continuing capacity to perform at journey-level in at least two of the recognized functional areas. A Planner I is trained and supervised by a Planner II, Senior Planner, or Principal Planner through observation, discussion, and review of reports. The Planner I position is FLSA exempt-administrative.