Planner (Long Range) - Plano
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Provides general customer services; responds to concerns and inquiries.
- Performs technical analysis using adopted ordinances and policies.
- Drafts various reports; maintains department and project files and documents.
- Assists other team members within the division and department as needed.
- Attends department, public, boards and commissions, and City Council meetings.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
When assigned to Long Range Planning:
- Manages, prepares, revises, and implements the city’s Comprehensive Plan. Coordinates with other departments and divisions to monitor the implementation of the Comprehensive Plan.
- Provides policy recommendations to Planning Department staff and other departments to ensure future projects align with the Comprehensive Plan.
- Oversees special team projects both within and between departments; manages and participates in the preparation of special reports and studies; provides opportunities for public involvement.
- Prepares staff reports; delivers presentations on matters pending before the public, Boards, Commissions, and City Council.
- Designs and organizes databases for demographics, development monitoring, and other planning related files.
- Develops and publishes the department’s annual development, demographic, and housing report.
- Responds to inquiries regarding the City’s demographics.
- May staff existing or specialized boards and commissions and provide for meeting notification, agenda packet preparation and distribution, and coordination with other departments and divisions.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
Knowledge of: Principles and practices planning, historic preservation, or neighborhood engagement; Federal and State law; municipal government organization and functions; and legal terminology related to development documents.
Skill in: Communicating clearly and effectively, verbally and in writing, in both formal and informal settings; preparing a wide range of written materials that communicate effectively to various audiences; operating a computer, standard software, and some specialized software; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Education: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Urban Planning, Public Administration, Geography, Community Development, Historic Preservation, Architecture, or related field.
Experience: Two (2) years of experience in urban planning, neighborhood engagement, or heritage preservation. Membership in AICP desired.
Any work related experience resulting in acceptable proficiency levels in the above Minimum Qualifications is an acceptable substitute for the above specified education and experience requirements
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS
Licenses: Texas Class C driver’s license.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer, and to work in the field including traversing uneven terrain. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees may be required to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 25 pounds.
Employees partly work in the office and partly in the field; when in the field incumbents may be exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, and mechanical and/or electrical hazards.Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills which may be required. The position also requires meeting the essential requirements of the Physical Demands and Working Conditions, with or without reasonable accommodation.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Equal Opportunity Employer - EOE/M/F/V/D
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- Salary: $53,618 to $77,750
City of Plano
1520 K Ave
Plano Texas 75074