Planner - Subdivision Coordinator
The Clarksville-Montgomery County Regional Planning Commission (RPC) has an exciting Subdivision Coordinator opportunity for a meticulous development review planner. Located just 40 miles northwest of Nashville, Clarksville’s affordability is hard to beat. Clarksville was named Best Place to Live by Money Magazine in 2019, one of the Top 10 Cities Where Millennials are Moving, and the best place to live on $50,000 in Tennessee.
The RPC is an independent government body responsible for land use in Clarksville and Montgomery County, Tennessee. We are currently a team of 12 dedicated professionals who stay committed to the City’s and County’s goals of intelligent growth and economic development by providing services in the areas of zoning, subdivision, urban design, site plan review, transportation, and long-range planning. As one of the fastest-growing cities and counties in the state and country the RPC is seeking a self-starting Planner with initiative and drive to help guide growth well into the next decade. Our work includes a variety of focuses in rural, suburban, and urban areas.
The RPC offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurance, paid time off, flexible spending account access, and Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System package.
PURPOSE OF JOB:
This employee is responsible for the management of the subdivision review process for the entire city and county. Employees in this role will review submissions for completeness and consistency with local and state regulations, compile and analyze data, prepare reports and documentation. Must be able to review subdivision and plat applications, interpret land use regulations, and provide technical information, and advice to the general public, elected officials, staff members and others. Maintain the highest levels of customer care while demonstrating a friendly and cooperative attitude.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in City, Urban, or Regional Planning, Public Administration, Landscape Architecture, Civil Engineering, or related field with a minimum 4 years’ experience in the areas land development review (subdivision or site plan) or zoning.
Membership(s) in the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), Urban Land Institute (ULI), and/or Congress for New Urbanism (CNU) are desired but not required.
Must have a working knowledge of land use planning and how policy and other decisions or laws affect it. Must be a proficient reader, writer, and researcher. Must be knowledgeable in understanding and preparing land development regulations. Must possess knowledge of the capabilities of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) as it relates to planning. Familiarity with topics such as Smart Growth, Suburban Retrofit, Sprawl Repair, and Ordinance Writing a plus.
Must be able to work in a modern office with modern practices, procedures, and equipment. Must deal tactfully with the public and co-workers to exercise good judgment in evaluating situations leading to decisions. Must be able to express ideas clearly, concisely, and convincingly.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Conducts the review of subdivision plats and is responsible for coordinating on a monthly basis with all project engineers and surveyors, city and county departments, developers, and other staff members involved in the subdivision review process.
- Responsible for assuring subdivisions conform to all rules and regulations of the Tennessee Code Annotated, adopted County Subdivision Regulations and the local zoning ordinances.
- Recommends development proposals for subdivision plat reviews for compliance with various departmental regulations and with principles and practices of effective planning and land use.
- Responsible for preparing a monthly subdivision report including presentation and recommendation to the Regional Planning Commission.
- Assists in the review of one and two lot subdivision plats.
- Assists and answers questions regarding zoning, localized flood plains, and other information regarding subdivision plats.
- Ability to communicate effectively in written and spoken form, including preparing reports for technical or administrative purposes, as well as presenting to the public, board, commissions, and other organizations.
- Update and write regulations to reflect changes in design and construction of the built environment.
- Understand and use demographic information, GIS, and other data sets to make the case for policy, regulations, or ordinance changes.
- Ability to use and communicate complex data and graphics sets and draw reasonable conclusions and recommendations.
- Answers the telephone in a professional manner; provide information, advice and guidance; relays messages, email, or calls to appropriate personnel; returns calls and email in a timely manner.
- Read and interpret legal descriptions.
- Attends meetings, seminars and training sessions to remain knowledgeable and to promote improved job performance.
- Substitute for co-workers in temporary absences.
- Interprets federal, state and local regulations.
- Other duties as assigned by the Director of Planning
- Positions in this class typically require: talking, hearing, seeing, and manual dexterity.
- Light Work: Exerting up to 40 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up-to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
- Out of office work on or in proximity to urban or rural roadways or may be subjected to uneven, rough terrain at work sites at remote locations which may require using steps, ladders, unpaved pathways, etc.
- Incumbents may rarely be subjected to extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, workspace restrictions, intense noises, and travel.
- The Clarksville Montgomery County Regional Planning Commission is an equal opportunity employer.
- The Clarksville Montgomery County Regional Planning Commission is a drug-free workplace.
POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED