The Planner performs advanced land use planning and project coordination duties managing long-range planning projects, revising, implementing and maintaining the County Comprehensive Plan, drafting new or revised ordinances, providing communities participating in the program with current and long-range land use planning, performing current planning efforts and occasional comprehensive planning tasks focusing on administering the subdivision and zoning ordinances. Provides long-range planning activities including grant writing and performs extensive project management.
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.
• Prepares planning documents for County or municipal comprehensive and functional plans for Committee and County Board or local municipal approval.
• Coordinates multiple complex land use planning projects or processes from inception to completion.
• Designs and prepares various technical studies on population, land use, parks and recreation, solid waste, economic development, historic preservation, etc.
• Develops ordinance amendments and policies to implement the County Comprehensive plan.
• Develops and participates in various County programs and policies to implement the County Comprehensive plan.
• Prepares grant applications for financial assistance from federal, state and private agencies; administers grant funds.
• Provides technical assistance to local communities developing and implementing community comprehensive plans, administering the plan, preparing grant applications and administering grant funds.
• Designs, implements and analyzes community surveys supporting plan and policy development for projects.
• Schedules, plans and conducts public meetings, open houses, workshops, etc. with elected officials, boards and the general public.
• Coordinates and works with regional, state and federal agencies on planning issues.
• Develops and implements public information, education and technical assistance programs on planning and development.
• Monitors and ensures compliance with County, regional and state codes and laws.
• Conducts research; assembles and analyzes information; prepares reports, presentations, recommendations, etc.
• Conducts current planning activities such as site plan review, development review and analysis, and provides technical assistance to property owners and developers.
• Conducts reviews of development applications including plats, permits, site plans, conditional use permits, rezoning, and sign permits.
• Provides data, information, policy interpretation and technical assistance related to programs and projects
• Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
• Bachelor’s Degree in community planning, geography, public administration, environmental science, water resource management or other related field.
• Minimum of five (5) years’ work experience in regional or community planning, urban construction erosion control and/or stormwater management.
Posting Pay Range: $59,495-$80,090
Posting Expected Pay Range: $59,495-$66,658
Department: Community Development