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Planner II

City of Riverdale

Posted: Apr. 17, 2018

End Date: Jun. 17, 2018

Planner II
Planning, Zoning & Economic Development  
Job Summary:  
Interprets and applies applicable municipal, county and state codes, ordinances, regulations, standards, specifications, policies and procedures pertaining to planning, zoning, land development and land use; initiates any actions necessary to correct deviations or violations.  Provides information and technical assistance to citizens, property owners, land developers, contractors, architects, staff members, or other individuals/agencies regarding planning/zoning issues, codes/ordinances, building permits, plan reviews, procedures, forms, or other issues; responds to routine questions or complaints; researches problems and initiates problem resolutions; meets with customers as requested.  Coordinates comprehensive plan updates, ordinance modifications, and other long-range planning projects. 
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning AND
Three (3) years directly-related experience
Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s degree in Urban Planning from an accredited college or university
American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification
Major Duties:
  • Manages the process of rezoning, conditional-use/special-use permits and variance applications.
  • Interprets local, state, and federal regulations and ordinances and determines regulatory limitations on projects.
  • Formulates planning policy recommendations.
  • Reviews and recommends development proposals for compliance with various development regulations with principles and practices of effective planning and land use; approves subdivision plats for recording.
  • Writes, updates, and revises local zoning, development code, and other ordinances.
  • Attends meetings, seminars, and training sessions, local and national planning conferences, to remain knowledgeable of planning-related subjects in order to promote planning initiatives.
  • Participates in public hearings and public meetings relative to planning applications and/or policy decisions.
  • Attends and represents the department at Council meetings, Planning Commission meetings, and Zoning Board of Appeals meetings.
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned. 
    Knowledge Required by the Position:
  • Knowledge of policies, procedures and activities for municipal, county, and urban planning practices.
  • Knowledge of zoning laws and comprehensive plans, including formation, process of adoption, and enforcement.
  • Knowledge of GIS applications and community development software.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. 
    Ability Required by the Position:
  • Ability to comprehend, interpret, and apply regulations, procedures, and related information.
  • Ability to comprehend the terminology, principles, and methods utilized within the department.
  • Ability to handle required mathematical calculations, using percentages and decimals.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with architects, contractors, developers, owners, supervisors, employees and the general public.
  • Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with general public in sometimes difficult and trying circumstances (Customer Service).
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, other City employees, and the general public.
  • Ability to work accurately with detailed records and complex information.
  • Ability to work independently. 
    Supervisory Controls: 
  • Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Director of Economic Development. 
    Physical Demands:
  • The work is typically performed with the employee sedentary and indoors. 
    Work Environment: 
  • The work is typically performed in an office setting.