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This class specification represents only the core areas of responsibilities; specific position assignment will vary depending on the needs of the department.
1.Conducts complex assignments involving primarily current Planning projects; confers with applicants and agency representatives to process projects; evaluates plans in detail and resolves issues of plan implementation, zoning requirements and environmental documentation.
2.Receives and processes applications for land use development permits, sign permits and subdivision applications from submittal through to Commission and Council approval; reviews in detail working drawings and conducts final inspections on completed projects.
3.Responds to inquiries, both orally and in writing by email, telephone and counter; interprets Planning policies, local ordinances and explains procedures; presents projects to the Architectural Review Board, Planning Commission, and City Council. Interacts with other City personnel in other departments and the public regarding current planning projects or advance Planning issues.
4.As a designated representative of the department, attends conferences, meetings or other public functions; may provide information or participate in discussions regarding department activities.
5.Supervises the preparation and updating of maps and exhibits, instructs Planning staff as necessary; assigns, reviews and may evaluate the work of staff; assists the Planning Manager and Director of Community Development in coordination and administering the activities of the Planning Division; acts as Planning Manager in his/her absence.
6.Performs other duties of similar nature and level as assigned to address organizational needs and changing organization practices.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: