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TITLE: CITY PLANNER
General Statement of Duties:
City Planner performs highly skilled planning functions in compliance with federal, state and local regulations and established procedures for the City related to community development. Performs related tasks as required.
Responsible for management of the Planning and Zoning land use process in its entirety. Responsible for development and overseeing of City projects.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Manage and review building permits for compliance with the City’s land use code;
- Review planning documents for Code compliance and approval requirements, prepare necessary reports and findings;
- Provide information, interpretations and assistance to developers, property owners and the public regarding laws, policies, regulations, standards and procedures with respect to the submission of plans, processing of applications, Code requirements and alternative options to meet Code requirements;
- Distribute land use applications to relevant agencies for review and comment, coordinate responses and alternatives as required;
- Review submitted application materials for compliance with the City’s Comprehensive Plan, agency policies, and other applicable criteria;
- Prepares meeting and presentation materials (i.e. agendas, agenda bills, staff reports, findings and conclusions, and binders) for Planning Commission and City Council meetings;
- Expert staff representative/presenter at various public meetings for land use applications (i.e. Planning Commission, City Council) by presenting applications, reviewing presented materials, answering questions, and providing professional opinions;
- Evaluates appropriateness and validity of data for use in projects and makes recommendations;
- Creates and revises application forms, templates, review sheets and public information materials;
- Conducts site visits, collects field data, verifies sites conditions and notes onsite development problems;
- Assists with grant administration tasks such as grant applications, tracking, and reporting.
- Assists with community development projects such as park improvements.
- Provides staff support for various City committees and commissions.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
- Assist the Floodplain Administrator.
- Manages land use related code enforcement with City Code Enforcer.
- Assists in long-range or project-specific planning projects to develop and modify plans, policies, goals, objectives, guidelines and project specifications.
- Drafts new or revised codes, ordinances, administrative procedures and project specifications.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Knowledge of the principles and practices of planning.
- Knowledge of a relevant specialization such as land use/zoning, transportation planning, environmental planning, urban design, housing, or economic development is desired.
- Knowledge of principles and practices of research and data collection.
- Knowledge of effective writing techniques.
- Statistical, algebraic, or geometric knowledge and ability to apply such knowledge in practical situations.
- GIS programs and applications.
- Oral communication and interpersonal skills to explain rules and procedures clearly to the public.
- Creative problem-solving skills to gather relevant information to solve practical problems and address citizen inquiries and concerns.
- Ability to review plans and apply provisions of the City codes to determine compliance with such regulations and to apply regulations to field conditions.
- Ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously.
- Ability to work independently or in a team environment as needed.
- Ability to attend to details while keeping big-picture goals in mind.
- Effective written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to facilitate in-person and virtual public participation activities.
Acceptable Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in Regional Planning or closely related field preferred.
- 1-2 years of relevant planning work experience preferred.
- AICP preferred.
- Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.
Necessary Special Requirements:
- Valid Idaho Driver’s License.
- Ability to obtain AICP within 12 months of hire.
- Pass Background Check
- Complete 90 Day Probationary Period