Planning Manager Job Description

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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS

Works independently under the general supervision of the Community Development Director; performs planning and zoning duties in accordance with the City's comprehensive plan, land development, and zoning ordinances. Incumbent exercises independent judgment and is required to represent the Department before local boards. Oversees City boards assigned to the division. Assignments are made orally and in writing, and are carried out in accordance with general work instructions and professional knowledge of the theories, principles and practices of urban planning and zoning, including supervision and management of the division. Work is reviewed through observations, reports, and result obtained. Performs other work as requested.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

A. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Assigns work, provides instructions, and evaluates the performance of professional, technical and secretarial staff who are responsible in carrying out all Planning Division activities and programs.

Prepares reports for the Community Development Director, the City Manager, the Local Planning Agency, and the City Council.

Reviews and comments on submitted development proposals (i.e. site plan applications, conditional uses, comprehensive plan amendments, annexation, and requests for variances).

Reviews and analyzes State legislation to determine consistency of local Comprehensive plan policies, housing plans, and development regulations.

Meets and talks with developers, engineers, architects and the general public to advise of the City’s requirements for zoning and development.

Develops annual division budget based on all program allocations, prior year's expenditures and community priorities; monitors expenditures and prepares budget adjustments.

Researches issues, prepares reports, correspondence, grant applications, memorandum, and answers questions regarding land use, zoning and development.

Writes amendments to the city code and comprehensive plan concerning the physical development of land, and processes the amendments.

Responsible for coordinating transportation planning in the City.

Serves as ex officio member and Secretary of the Planning and Zoning Board/Land Planning Agency, manages all aspects of the development issues which are reviewed by the Board including recommendations and presentations.

Coordinates updates of census materials to provide population housing and other relevant data.

Coordinates reviews of traffic and environmental studies for development.

Coordinates updates of the City’s official zoning map.

May act as the Community Development Director in the absence of the incumbent in that position when assigned.

 

B. MARGINAL FUNCTIONS

Drives vehicle to visit and review site conditions related to development proposals.

Serves on inter-governmental committees or committees as requested.

 

REQUIREMENTS

A. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Completion of a Master's degree at an accredited college or university and five years of progressively responsible planning experience; or completion of a Bachelor's degree program at an accredited college or university in planning or a related field, including course work in urban or regional planning and seven years of planning experience; or any equivalent combination of acceptable training, education, and direct planning experience. AICP certification desired. 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 the principles and practices of urban planning.

Knowledge of regulations and site development principles.

Knowledge of statistical principles and their application.

Knowledge of the local regulations of the conduct of the activities of the Planning and Zoning Board and the Zoning Board of Adjustments and relevant statutory prerequisites.

Ability to gather, compile and analyze data.

Ability to present information both orally and in writing to associates, the public, and before local boards.

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

Skill in performing mathematical calculations.

Skills in reviewing a development plan including the ability to measure and dimension plans using an engineering scale.

Knowledge of Florida growth management laws and administrative codes.

Ability to supervise professional and support personnel.

Knowledge of personal computers and the Geographic Information System.

Ability to research, analyze, and develop land development regulations.

Ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing.

Ability to work quickly and accurately to meet deadlines.

Ability to make decisions independently.

Ability to attend regular committee meetings outside of normal business hours.

 

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. 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 - 10/2013