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    Job Summary

    The City of Celina is seeking a detail oriented high performer with excellent writing, organizational, and presentation skills for the position of Planner II. The ideal candidate is adept at multi-tasking and wants to excel and be challenged in a fast-paced department, serving a dynamic and unique community with highly diverse projects. Under the general supervision of the Director of Development Services, Planner II manages planning & development projects, which includes research, analysis, preparing plans, reports, studies and presentation of data.


    Essential Functions

    Regular and punctual attendance to work.

    Compiles and analyzes data on economic, social, and physical factors affecting land use, and prepares graphic and narrative reports on data.

    Prepares and presents oral and written technical reports to City Council, Boards, Commissions, and general public.

    Meets with local authorities, civic leaders, and land planning and development consultants to devise and recommend arrangements of land use for residential, commercial, industrial, and community uses and strategizes to promote economic development and community development.

    Interprets and explains zoning and subdivision regulations with applicants.

    Processes zoning change applications, plat applications; prepares public notices and conducts property ownership research; assists customers with related planning and development questions. Must be familiar with annexation procedures and pre-annexation agreements.

    Shall have the ability to keep up with assigned tasks and switch priorities as directed.

    Collects a variety of statistical data and prepares reports and maps on topics such as population statistical information, lands use, tax data base, and occupancy rates.

    Analyzes and updates comprehensive plan amendments.

    Performs complex research regarding property ownership and zoning classifications using the mapping software, maps, surveys and legal descriptions.

    Writes a variety of ordinances and regulations relating to development for consideration by the governing body.

    Reviews building permit and site plan applications for compliance with applicable regulations such as but not limited to zoning, landscape, signage requirements, and exterior building materials.

    Conducts necessary fieldwork such as photograph documentation, field surveys, and other planning related functions.

    Recommends governmental measures affecting land use, public utilities, community facilities, housing, and transportation to guide community development and renewal.

    Responds to city departments and external customers regarding departmental data and requirements.

    Attends evening meetings.

    Performs with high level of maturity and diplomacy.

    Contributes to team effort by performing other related duties as assigned.


    Education, Experience, and Licenses

    Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, landscape architecture, geography, or closely related field is required.

    Two  (2)  to  Four  (4)  years  of  increasingly  responsible  professional  planning  administration  and supervisory experience in municipal government.

    Advanced knowledge of pertinent codes and ordinances administered by the Department.

    American Institute of Certified Planner certification or ability to achieve within one-two years upon obtaining required qualifying experience.

    Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, criminal background check and MVR check.

    Valid, Class "C" Texas Driver's License.


    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    Resourcefulness and foresight are essential for this position.

    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures,or governmental regulations, including but not limited to Texas Local Government Code, and ICC building regulations.

    Grammar and consistency in report writing are crucial.

    Ability to write reports, agendas, meeting minutes, business correspondence, and procedure manuals; ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

    Ability to read and understand engineering and architectural drawings and utilize appropriate scales.

    Capability to complete a review of plan sets is essential.

    To perform this job successfully an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft applications, development tracking software Ex. Mygov, and ArcGIS.

    Ability to operate a vehicle for business use, PC, printer, copier, fax machine, camera, binding machine, telephone, and various other office equipment.

    Ability to deal effectively, professionally, and ethically with the public and government officials.

    Ability  to  read,  review,  and  analyze  legal  descriptions,  site  plans,  and  other  related  planning documents.

    Knowledge of zoning laws and comprehensive plans including their formation, process of adoption, and implementation.

    Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for the preparation of maps, aerial photos and data surveys.


    Physical Demands/Work Environment

    The physical demands described here 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 functions.

    While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and sit. The employee is occasionally required to walk; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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  • Location: Celina, Texas
  • Salary: 52,000 to 62,000