269-001 - CHIEF PLANNER
|Class Title: Chief Planner|
Grade Number: 13N; $56,083.00 - $82,329.98 per annum
Department: Community and Economic Development
Bureau: Planning & Zoning
The Chief Planner performs supervisory and professional level planning duties in the administration of the City's Comprehensive Plan, and other areas as assigned. Performs difficult City planning activities involving extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of urban planning.
The work is performed under the general supervision of, and in accordance with, procedures and policies laid down by the Planning Director. The Chief Planner may act for the Planning Director in his/her absence.
Supervision is exercised over the work of other staff planners and clerical staff.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
A. Develops, monitors and reviews the work of staff planners;
B. Assists in the preparation and implementation of the City's Comprehensive Plan;
C. Conducts short, medium, and long range planning studies involving community and economic;
D. Compiles data and prepares and edits reports for submission to the Planning Director;
E. Prepares materials and documents for the preparation of Capital Improvement Programs;
F. Attends meetings of regional, state and national planning organizations as directed by the Planning Director;
G. Researches and analyzes land use, economic, social and community impact information as it relates to various planning issues;
H. Reviews and recommends departmental response to various land use and rezoning applications and prepares amendments to land use and development ordinances;
I. Prepares applications for and administers various grants and manages consulting contracts;
J. Performs related work in the fields of city planning and community development;
K. Provides quality and effective customer service with courtesy and understanding to our customers, citizens and internal departments;
L. Utilizes GIS software to produce base and thematic maps as needed.
Education and Experience:
(A) Considerable professional experience and graduation from a college or university of recognized standing with a Master's Degree in city or regional planning, or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities;
(B) Member in good standing of the American Institute of Certified Planners preferred
Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
(A) Comprehensive knowledge of principles and practices of urban and/or regional planning, including basic techniques of statistics, economics and sociology;
(B) Ability to direct the preparation of various planning studies and draft legislation
(C) Ability to perform technical research and give reliable advice on planning problems;
(D) Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, both in writing and orally;
(E) Ability to supervise the work of professional planners.
(F) Good judgment;
(G) Ability to work with computers; proficient with standard data and word processing software;
(H) Experience in using GIS software such as Arc GIS;
(I) Good physical condition.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
Requires intensive daily use of personal computer. Occasional use of digital camera, scanner and plotter.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is constantly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, computer, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. Frequent walking is required.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. Employees are required to drive and occasionally visit construction sites, and/or conduct neighborhood visual surveys.
Attendance at various evening meetings in and out of City Hall is required.
Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job related tests may be required.
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.