Land Use And Conservation Planning Technician II
This position performs skilled technical field and office work for the Resource Management and Land Use Divisions for residential, commercial, and agricultural land uses focusing on erosion, stormwater and ordinance compliance. Work is performed and assigned under the direction Land Use and Conservation Planners and supervision of the Land Use Administrator or the Resource Management Administrator. Specific assignment may be made to this position with focus on Land Use (100%), Resource Management (100%) or a combination of both (50% each).
The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be required and assigned.
• Reviews applications for permits for conformance with the applicable standards and procedures of County land use ordinances and conservation Best Management Practices (BMPs) standards.
• Informs development professionals, local officials, agricultural producers, and the general public about the standards and procedures required by County land use ordinances.
• Conducts on-site field inspections to determine and document property conditions for conformance with applicable County land use Ordinances and state administrative codes.
• Researches land information and property records to evaluate and verify property and resource conditions.
• Assists in the maintenance of department permit files, databases and geographic information system.
• Inspection of erosion control and stormwater management practices on agricultural land, plats and construction sites; prepares and files inspection reports and determines site compliance.
• Assists the Land Use and Resource Management Administrator, other County staff and consultants with review and comment on proposed revisions to County plans and ordinances.
• Advises the public on various land use and conservation applications and soil and water conservation programs and cost-sharing options.
• Assists with the required responses to other governmental entities including DNR, DOT, DATCP, State Plat Review, Cities, Villages, and towns for all types of zoning, land division and conservation approval processes.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
• Bachelor’s degree in land use planning, regional planning, biological science, environmental science, soil science, geology, or related field.
• Two years’ experience working in planning, zoning, land and water conservation, public health or environmental programs.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
Certifications, based on work assignment, must be obtained and maintained as outlined below.
• Wisconsin or Minnesota Soil Erosion Control Inspector Certification, within 6 months of hire.
Land Use Assignment:
• Private Onsite Wastewater Treatment System (POWTS) Inspector Certification, within 6 months of hire.
• Certified Soil Tester license, within one year of hire.
Resource Management Assignment:
• Minnesota BWSR Technical Online Training and Certification Core Competency: Soils Module 1-3, within 6 months of hire.
• Ag Engineering Practitioner Certification for two conservation practices, within two years of hire.
Posting Pay Range: $50,904-$68,538
Posting Expected Pay Range: $50,904-$57,047
Department: Community Development