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Position: PLANNER I - PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT - LONG-RANGE PLANNING
  Salary: $55,224-$79,913 Per Year
Position Type: Full Time
Close Date: Until Filled
Minimum Training & Experience

A Bachelor’s degree in planning, geography, urban studies, public administration, or related field, preferably supplemented by a Master’s degree in city/regional planning or related field and two years professional planning experience, preferably in a local government setting.  GIS/ArcVIEW experience is required.  The equivalent combination of education and related work experience may be considered.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

• Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of planning.
• Knowledge of statistics and technical writing standards, database development and analysis methods.
• Ability to perform independent research on planning and community development issues.
• Ability to utilize GIS software applications and produce complex maps and statistical data/analysis.
• Ability to present statistical data, facts, and conclusions in oral, written, and graphic form; ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
• Ability to maintain positive customer-focused relationships with co-workers, supervisors, agencies, City officials, community participants, the general public, and all other internal and external customers.  Personally demonstrates appropriate customer service skills.

Specific Duties

• Assists in the development and maintenance of long-range plans, including the City’s comprehensive plan, neighborhood and small area plans.
• Assists in implementing recommendations of comprehensive and small area plans and other studies.
• Reviews and makes recommendations regarding annexation requests and strategies; prepares annexation studies and plans.
• Prepares land use and zoning studies.
• Develops and maintains planning policies, procedures, and required supporting documentation (i.e., maps, databases, drawings).
• Participates in special project teams with other City staff.
• May assist with transportation planning initiatives.
• Assists with special projects, workshops, and community meeting/forums. Must be available to attend some night meetings.
• Performs all other duties as may be assigned to meet organizational needs.

 

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

 
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