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Planner II

Salary range: $57,868 - $69,749 (DOQ)

Reports to: Community Development Director  

Supervisory responsibility: This job has no direct supervisory responsibilities.

 

Overall Objective:

Under general supervision of the Community Development Director, the Planner II performs a variety of complex current and long-range planning functions that includes development plan review, administration and enforcement of the City’s Zoning and Subdivision regulations and implementation of the City’s Comprehensive Plan.  The Planner II will perform geospatial analysis, digital mapping and exhibit creation using ArcGIS software.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

 

Current Planning 

  • Manage land use applications including but not limited to, rezoning, site improvement plan, use by special review, subdivision procedures (preliminary plat, final plat), building envelope adjustments, etc.
  • Development review including research, analyze and interpret technical reports, plans, and documents for complex land development projects
  • Prepare and present Staff Reports to the appropriate hearing entity (City Council, Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission)
  • Review permit applications for zoning compliance
  • Process variance requests
  • Perform site inspections for both new planning submittals and possible code violations
  • Chair development meetings i.e.“presubmittal” meetings
  • Assist in the development and management of the annual Community Development budget.
  • Review and provide comment on other jurisdictions planning activities
  • Implement and maintain the City’s GIS programs.
  • Prepare maps for special projects/GIS
  • Act as Code Enforcement Officer as needed

 

Long Range Planning

  • Assist in overseeing, implementation and amendments to the City’s Comprehensive Plan
  • Creation of sub-area plans (three-mile plan)
  • Coordinate and participate in regional planning efforts/projects
  • Assist with special projects (e.g. urban renewal)
  • Provide ongoing recommendations and revisions to the City’s Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Regulations and Comprehensive Plan
  • Assist in document management and required record retention

 

GIS

  • Gather geographic data through field observations, maps, photographs, satellite imagery, censuses, and other sources; analyze the geographic distribution of physical and cultural characteristics and occurrences
  • Create and modify maps, graphs, and/or diagrams, or other visual representations of geographic data using GIS software
  • Develop graphical presentations of analysis results for committees and the public
  • Coordinate with governmental agencies for data collection and transfer

 

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Communicate and work proactively with developers, community organizations, neighborhood associations and agency officials on current or proposed development
  • Assist with walk-in traffic, social media, phone calls, emails, etc. to provide quality customer service
  • Follow up on citizen questions and respond to requests regarding City related business.
  • Coordinate staff response to general questions from citizens, Mayor, Council, and other relevant parties and/or government entities, as directed.

 

Competencies:

  • Language Ability: Excellent written and oral communication/interpersonal skills, grammar and diction.
  • Math Ability: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to multi-task, prioritize and receive direction from multiple people. Ability to initiate and take “ownership” of a task or project and see it through completion.  Demonstrates initiative, and innovation while taking responsibility for work.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and professional maturity to work with employees at all organizational levels, associates, external business partners and Council members.
  • Computer Skills:  Proficient knowledge in GIS, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint as well as ability to learn new programs and systems.  

 

Education/Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree required or higher, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Master Degree preferred.  Minimum three years experience working as a professional planner. Experience working for a municipality is highly desired.

 

Certificates and Licenses:

American Institute of Certified Planners designation or ability to be certified is highly desired

 

Physical Demands and Working Environment:

The conditions herein 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 job functions.

Environment: Standard office setting; exposure to computer screens.

Physical: Sufficient physical ability to work in an office setting and operate office equipment.

Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction; vision sufficient to read computer screens and printed documents.

Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

Contact Information

Send resume to: Tammy Deglow

Deputy City Treasurer

tammy.deglow@castlepinesco.gov

303.705.0210