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Planner II

City of Gainesville

Posted: Nov. 29, 2017

End Date: May. 29, 2018

Job Summary:

Researches and evaluates zoning and annexation cases to provide staff support for Boards' decisions; provides zoning information to the general public; reviews applications for permits to determine compliance with zoning requirements, and recommends code amendments.  May approve plats, reviews site plan developments and assists with special redevelopment projects.

Job Duties:

Conducts planning studies and forecasts on issues regarding population, land use, transportation and environmental design, economic development and capital improvement and presents findings to Principal Planner.
Assists the public in researching zoning and annexation cases.  Looks up zoning, determines feasibility of requested changes, describes procedures for obtaining permits, and advises appli­cants of potential problems and options.
Accepts, processes, and maintains zoning application forms.  Reviews applications for permits, evaluates zoning and annexa­tion cases, prepares staff reports, and recommends appropriate action.
Assists with the preparation of official zoning maps, legal ads, staff reports, notifications, advising Planning Commission members, and notifying applicants.
Serves as lead technical support for Historic Preservation issues and the Historic Preservation Commission.
Develops code amendments as needed.  Collects, analyzes, forecasts, and publishes demographic and economic data.  Maintains records and reports on zoning and permit activities.
Plans, assigns, checks and approves work, and provides training and instruction to one to three employees.
Designs, coordinates, and executes special projects, including aerial mapping projects and consultant studies.
Coordinates meetings with public citizens, as well as private developers to resolve complex and controversial issues.
Represents City on civic committees and at various civic functions.
Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience:
Master's degree in City Planning, Regional Planning or related field preferred.
Two years of related experience. 
Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the minimum level of qualifications stated above.

Licenses and Certifications:
Valid Class C Driver's license and a satisfactory Motor Vehicle Record (MVR).
American Institute of Certified Planners desirable.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of comprehensive planning principles, including forecasting and project feasibility analysis.
Knowledge of cartography, cadastral mapping, and surveying fundamentals.
Knowledge of site planning and urban design principles and practices.
Knowledge of Georgia land use laws and local regula­tions.
Ability to use personal computer in research and analysis for record management and statistical reporting.
Ability to deal courteously and diplomatically with the general public.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to read zoning maps and legal descriptions.
Ability to prepare and present a variety of concise reports for oral and written presentation.

Supplemental Information:

This class specification should not be interpreted as all inclusive.  It is intended to identify the major responsibilities and requirements of this job.  The incumbents may be required to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification.