Job Posting

Planner I/II

Company / Agency

Town of Mead
Mead,

Position Closes

Mon, March 26th 2018

Experience Level

Mid 1 (1-4 Years)

AICP

Desirable

Salary Range

Planner I - $47,746 - $66,397; Planner II - $52,989 - $74,278

Job Description

TOWN OF MEAD

PLANNER I/PLANNER II

 

EXEMPT:                   No                                           DEPARTMENT:        Planning

REPORTS TO:           Planning Director                    PAY RANGE:            I -  $47,746 - $66,397

                                                                                                                        II - $52,989 - $74,278

*This position may be filled at either the Planner I or Planner II level depending upon the qualifications of the chosen candidate. 

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

 

The Planner I/Planner II position will perform a wide variety of duties to assist the Planning Director in the following general capacities:

 

1.      Providing information to the development community and the public;

2.      Providing staff support to various boards and commissions;

3.      Coordinating and participating in the review of land-use applications; and

4.      Assisting with the research and development of short and long-term strategies and policies to help ensure that Mead grows in a smart, sustainable fashion.

 

Planner I - Entry-level step in the professional planning hierarchy.  Individuals employed at this level often have a master’s degree and between one (1) and three (3) years of professional experience.  The position involves professional-level duties and judgment with some routine administrative tasks, although some para-professional duties will be required from time-to-time.  Individuals hired at the Planner I level can expect to be assigned less complex tasks with more guidance.

 

Planner II -  Intermediate-level step in the professional planning hierarchy. Individuals employed at this level often have a master’s degree and between three  (3) and seven (7) years of professional experience.  The position involves professional-level duties and judgment with fewer routine administrative tasks, although some para-professional duties will be required from time-to-time.  Individuals hired at the Planner II level can expect to be assigned more complex tasks with less guidance.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

 

Individual works under the general supervision of the Planning Director.

 

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

The list below is intended to be illustrative of the responsibilities of the position and not all encompassing. The Town may change these duties at any time.

 

•    Provides information on zoning regulations, utilities, transportation and other topics to the development community and general public via phone, email and in-person;

•    Assists the Building Permit/Planning Technician(s) in the intake, inventory and distribution of land use applications;

•    Assists the Planning Director in the ongoing coordination and support of the Development Review Committee (DRC); Parks, Recreation and Open Space (PROS) Committee; and Planning Commission (PC);

•    Reviews or assists in the review of land use and building permit applications for conformance with codes, plans, and regulations;

•    Reviews cases referred to the Town from Weld County for compliance with the Comprehensive Plan;

•    Coordinates community outreach related to development projects in the form of public notices, neighborhood meetings and other activities;

•    Prepares and presents detailed reports to various boards, committees and commissions;

•    Evaluates or assists in the evaluation of code and/or comprehensive plan amendments and other proposals;

•    Collects data and prepares reports and maps as needed;

•    Attends evening and weekend meetings, as required;

•    Performs other related duties as assigned or required.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required:

•    Knowledge of the basic principles and practices of planning;

•    Knowledge of land development and the municipal/county development review process is highly desirable;

•    Knowledge of principles and practices of research and data collection;

•    Knowledge of effective communication techniques;

•    Knowledge of basic statistical, algebraic, and/or geometric methods and ability to apply in practical situations;

•    Knowledge of computer hardware and software programs, which may include Microsoft Office, Internet applications, and GIS;

•    Skill in creative problem-solving to gather information to address vaguely-defined issues;

•    Ability to explain rules and procedures clearly to staff, developers and the general public in both oral and written form;

•    Ability to review plans and ensure compliance with Town codes and standards;

•    Ability to create graphic designs, development strategies, and render site plans via sketches and/or computer graphics highly desirable;

•    Ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously;

•    Ability to work independently or in a team environment as needed;

•    Ability to attend to details while keeping big-picture goals in mind.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

 

•    Bachelor's degree in urban planning, geography, public policy, or related area of study is required at both the Planner I and Planner II levels;

•    Master’s degree in urban planning, geography, public policy, or related area of study is desirable at both the Planner I and Planner II levels;

•    A minimum of one (1) year of relevant professional experience is required at the Planner I level;

•    A minimum of three (3) years of relevant professional experience is required at the Planner II level;

•    A combination of education and experience may be considered.

 

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

 

•    Colorado Driver’s License required within reasonable amount of time from hire date;

•    American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) desirable, but not required.


 

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