Planner Job Description

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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS

Under the general supervision of the Community Development Director or one of the administrators, performs planning functions involving short range and/or long range planning and zoning activities. The employee may be responsible for a variety planning and development functions, including representing the department before local boards, managing the distribution of planning work to other associates, support staff, and assistants. Work assignments are made both, orally and in writing. Work is performed independently within established policies, procedures, and regulations. Work is reviewed through observations, reports, and results obtained. Performs and distributes other work as requested. This position may also require job functions related to one of the City’s redevelopment areas.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Prepares reports for the Community Development Director, the Local Planning Agency, redevelopment committees, the City Manager, and various Boards.

Develops and implements land development regulations, Comprehensive Plan amendments and updates, general zoning functions such as site plan review, concurrency management, rezoning, and deals directly with the public.

Reviews site plans and occupational licenses for consistency with local regulations and the Comprehensive Plan.

Reviews and analyzes State legislation to determine consistency of local Comprehensive Plan policies and development regulations.

Prepares amendments to the City Code and Comprehensive Plan, and processes them according to local regulation and state law.

Interacts with the Public and land developers on land development issues such as site planning, zoning, concurrency, and the comprehensive plan.

Engages in special projects and other similar tasks.

Responsible for the completion of special studies related to office efficiency as well as land development activities.

Manages and implements redevelopment activities for a specific area including writing grant applications.

Attends various board and committee meetings, both as a source of professional information and as a leader and facilitator.

 

REQUIREMENTS

A. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

At least a Bachelor’s degree in urban or regional planning or related field required. A minimum of one year of professional urban or regional planning experience is required. Must possess and maintain a valid State of Florida Driver’s license. Applicants who possess a valid out of state driver’s license must obtain the Florida Driver’s license within ten days of employment.

 

B. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of Florida growth management laws and administrative codes.

Knowledge of zoning, planning and redevelopment procedures.

Knowledge of personal computers and the ability to learn the use of the Geographic Information System.

Ability to manage planning activities and personnel.

Ability to research and analyze data and develop land development regulations and comprehensive plan amendments.

Ability to prepare special planning reports.

Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Ability to present information to associates, the public, and before local boards.

Ability to work quickly and accurately to meet deadlines.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, other City employees and the general public.

 

C. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS 

Ability to speak, read, hear, see, and write the English language.

Ability to handle the pressure of deadlines.

Ability to read, write, and interpret technical reports.

Ability to operate a motor vehicle in order to review site proposed for development action.

Ability to use reasoning and comprehend technical materials.

Ability to perform routine and complex tasks.

Ability to sit for periods not to exceed two (2) hours at one time.

Ability to lift, carry, push and pull items weighing up to 15 lbs. and not more than 300 yds.

Ability to work in confined areas, and around constant noise.

Ability to control behavior when encountering stressful situations, such as uncooperative peers, oral presentations, or when encountering necessary deadlines.

 

THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS NOT INTENDED TO BE AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS AN ALL INCLUSIVE LIST OF ALL THE RESPONSIBILITIES, SKILLS OR WORKING CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE POSITION. WHILE IT IS INTENDED TO ACCURATELY REFLECT THE POSITION ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS, MANAGEMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY, ADD OR REMOVE DUTIES AND ASSIGN OTHER DUTIES AS NECESSARY. THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A WRITTEN OR IMPLIED CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT.

Revision Date - 10/29/2014