Job Status: Full-Time
Rate of Pay: $43,528 - $67,468
Under the direction and supervision of the Planning Director, the Planner is responsible for performing complex planning activities, involving both current development and long-range planning.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Utilizes discretionary authority after consulting with the Planning Director to interpret and apply City codes, comprehensive plan, ordinances, and regulations pertaining to zoning, land use, and site development.
- Researches, analyzes, prepares and recommends amendments to the City’s zoning, subdivision and related ordinances and development policies, after consulting with the Planning Director, and initiate actions necessary to correct deviations.
- Serves as project manager for development applications as assigned by the Planning Director.
- Reviews applications for commercial/industrial developments and subdivisions, rezoning, subdivision plats, site plans, legal descriptions, or other documents for proposed projects.
- Tracks assigned projects from initiation to project approval, excluding building permits.
- Determines if proposed development complies with City codes/ordinances, and special agreements such as development agreements, conditional use permits and variances.
- Provides support for enforcement of City codes and ordinances to the Code Enforcement Department.
- Provides technical assistance to the public and appointed officials and other departments.
- Interfaces and communicates with the public, outside agencies, and consultants regarding zoning, development and the comprehensive plan in the management and development of the City.
- Prepares written project analysis and staff reports, after consulting with the Planning Director about the report outline.
- Conducts site inspections as needed
- Attends local planning and zoning, board of adjustment, community redevelopment agency, and other public meetings as required, including night meetings as assigned by the Planning Director.
- Provides information to developers, attorneys, and residents on plans, applications, development codes and policies related to land development within the City.
- Researches and assists in the preparation of updates to the comprehensive plan.
- Assists with promoting enhanced building architecture and public space landscape architecture.
- Attends other Planning seminars, meetings, and trainings as instructed by the Planning Director.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
Educations and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in urban planning or closely related field.
Three (3) to five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the planning or related field is preferred.
Valid Florida Driver’s License with acceptable driving record.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of local codes and regulations relating to planning and zoning.
- Knowledge of general and technical planning concepts.
- Knowledge of state planning laws.
- Knowledge of GIS systems to integrate data with electronic maps is preferred.
- Ability to establish computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office programs,
- Ability to communicate clearly in English, both orally and in writing.
- Ability to communicate in public hearings and meetings.
- Ability to prepare and maintain all planning related documents and reports.
- Ability to understand and interpret complex written material, analyze facts, exercise judgment and arrive at valid conclusions.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, other City employees and the general public.
- Ability to walk, stand, or sit for extended periods of time.
- Ability to operate assigned equipment or vehicles.
Mostly sedentary work which requires exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Additional physical abilities required:
- Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discrimination in sound.
- Mental Acuity: Ability to make rational decisions through sound logic and deductive processes.
- Speaking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word including the ability to convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately and concisely.
- Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word including those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
- Visual Acuity: Visual Acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned or to make general observations of facilities or structures.
- Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.