QUALIFICATIONS: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the necessary functions of this position.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
1. Knowledge of urban planning and development principles and practices and current, comprehensive and transportation planning principles and procedures. Ability to interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, laws and regulations and read and interpret laws underlying general plans, zoning and land divisions.
2. Knowledge of word processing, including effective working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and GIS.
3. Knowledge of current literature, information sources and research techniques in the field of urban planning. Knowledge of statistical, algebraic, or geometric knowledge and ability to apply such knowledge in practical situations.
4. Skills to clearly interpret planning and zoning programs and codes to the public.
5. Skills to perform professional level work in current planning including managing annexations, subdivisions, development plans and permits. Ability to review plans and apply provisions of the ordinances and codes to determine compliance with such regulations and to apply regulations to field conditions.
6. Creative problem-solving skills to gather relevant information to solve vaguely defined practical problems.
7. Ability to multitask and maintain a course of action to completion.
8. Ability to create graphic designs, development strategies, and render site plans via sketches and/or computer graphics highly desirable.
9. Ability to understand and carry out oral and written directions and communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
10. Ability to respond to difficult and sensitive public inquiries and maintain good customer service practices.
11. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Required: Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, architecture, community development, public administration, or closely-related field and two to five years of experience.
Preferred: Master’s degree in urban planning, architecture, community development, public administration or closely-related field and two years of experience.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Possession of an appropriate valid driver’s license. All licenses must be maintained throughout employment.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Work closely with others in an office environment utilizing a computer and other office equipment. Must be able to operate personal computer and associated software for data entry and word processing, which may include repetitive motion for up to three hours per day. Irregular work hours and attendance of after-hours meetings.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment but does require visits to sites that may require walking, standing on slippery or uneven walking surfaces, and exposure to inclement weather. Work entails considerable reading, drawing, writing, and mathematical reasoning. Must be able to analyze and interpret a variety of data, including statistical and demographic data, standards and specifications, and read and understand maps and plans. Must be able to communicate effectively in English both orally and in written form. Work duties involve making oral presentations to various groups.