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Planner II


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The Planner II implements Planning and Zoning functions of the Planning & Development Department to include completion of zoning plan review, staff reports, pre-application meetings and the public participation process. The Planner II serves as an area specialist in topics such as housing, urban design, transportation, sustainability, environment and real estate. Position also conducts, and may manage, long range planning activities including research and analysis, and maintenance of Master and Comprehensive Plans, . Position may be required to supervise Planner Is and other junior planning staff.


  • Conducts related customer service matters, both in-person and over the phone;
  • Attends Pre-Application meetings for Planning and Zoning related applications;
  • Ensures that the Public Participation Process for all Planning and Zoning related applications is implemented for Architectural Review Board and City Council meetings. This includes supervising the Planning Coordinator to conduct legal ad efforts, mailing notification letters, sign requirements, etc.;
  • Attends or leads Architectural Review Board meetings and presents cases to the Board;
  • Completes zoning plan reviews for complex commercial building permits, land disturbance permits, plats and other land development/zoning related applications.
  • Communicates with other City Departments and outside agencies regarding applications;
  • Manages the Department Website;
  • Manages GIS projects for the Department by working with the Citys GIS Analyst to maintain and expand GIS capabilities;
  • Writes staff reports for all Zoning related cases including Variances, Rezonings, PUD/DCI, Plats, etc.
  • Supports Land Development Manager functions including coordinating land disturbance and subdivision process for the City, collecting and releasing bonds, etc.
  • Serves as planning area specialist in topics such as housing, urban design, transportation, sustainability and the environment and real estate, among others. Conducts long range planning activities including maintenance of the Comprehensive Plan and supporting Master Planning work.
  • Conducts research and writes memos on planning related topics;
  • Supervises junior level planning staff conducting simple permit reviews and zoning related functions;
  • Attends other meetings, as needed;
  • Other job duties, as determined by the Director and Deputy Director


Education and Experience:
Masters degree in planning, public administration, architecture or related field and four years of professional planning experience. Supervisory experience may be required or preferred

Special Requirements:
AICP preferred or within one year of hire


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