Planner II/III: Under general supervision, performs advanced professional level community planning and development work. Provide information and assistance to developers and the public on land use and planning related matters including land use and building applications, planning studies and policy development.
Essential Functions: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.
Duties are generally performed in an office setting where hazards and discomforts are controlled and modifiable. Some duties require ability to travel to meetings, access development sites, walk on rough, uneven terrain and exposure to inclement weather. Schedule may be flexible to cover meetings before and after normal work hours.
Planner II/III: Tasks: Prepare, oversee and implement community planning and development projects; issue procedural information to the public and interpret plans and regulations; direct and conduct field investigations for research, compiling data and assessing project conformity with plans; prepare ordinances, regulations, resolutions and plans for review and approval; collect, record and summarize statistical and demographic information; prepare technical reports for community planning and development; prepare oral and written presentations and attend meetings related to community planning and development services.
Evaluate subdivision and rezoning applications; identify and resolve critical issues affecting complex building and development permit applications for compliance with City land use regulations; compile and analyze information and make recommendations on community plans and special studies; prepare ordinances, resolutions, project narratives, maps or other visual aids, and project evaluations; investigate and resolve violations of City land use regulations; provide staff support to governing bodies and citizen boards, as directed; make staff presentations, prepare agendas, prepare meeting sites and materials and respond to inquiries from board members.
Develop promotional and educational material to provide information to the public regarding planning division programs, procedures and related City ordinances, codes, plans and other accepted standards.
Stay informed of local, State and Federal legislation and current issues in community planning; serve as resource to other staff members on specific issues; assist with development of Permit and Land Use strategic plan and budget; may provide technical assistance to less experienced professional and technical staff; perform other duties as assigned.
Planner III: Additional Task:
Provide lead direction to division staff as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & Other Characteristics:
Knowledge of Missoula Municipal code and regulations related to zoning, subdivisions, land use, community planning and development; Knowledge of principles and practices of community planning and development; Knowledge of research methods and techniques used in community planning and development; Knowledge of complex laws, regulations and guidelines related to community planning, development and natural resource planning; Knowledge of applicable Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations;
Knowledge of current trends and issues related to community planning and natural resources; Knowledge of citizen involvement techniques and processes; Knowledge and ability to promote safe work practices and ensure compliance with City safety policies; Skill in using personal computers, word processing, database, presentation, GIS and scanning software; Skill in using permit review software, or highly comfortable learning new programs; Skill in managing community planning and development services projects; Skill in understanding, interpreting and applying laws, regulations, policies, procedures, and guidelines; Skill in conducting research and writing technical reports; Skill in communicating clearly and concisely orally, in writing and in graphic work; Skill in making professional presentations on complex planning designs and city operations; Skill in resolving conflicts and facilitating outcomes; Skill in providing customer service including the ability to maintain calm when dealing with the public; Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with contractors, consultants, other agencies, city employees and the public.
Apply online: www.ci.missoula.mt.us/jobs
APPLICANTS WHO NEED ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS MUST MAKE SUCH A REQUEST IN WRITING. THE CITY OF MISSOULA WILL CONSIDER ANY REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION. THE CITY OF MISSOULA IS AN EEO/AA EMPLOYER. VETERANS, WOMEN, PERSONS OF COLOR, MEMBERS OF THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY, AND INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BEFORE 5:00 p.m., JANUARY 18, 2018
The decision to offer the position at a Planner II OR Planner III level will be made
at the end of the recruitment process based on these considerations.
Planner II: Bachelor's degree in planning, urban studies, architecture, landscape architecture, environmental science, geography or related field and two years of community planning and development experience.
Planner III: Degree in planning, urban studies, architecture, landscape architecture, environmental science, geography or related field with related experience. Master’s degree with two years of related experience or bachelor's degree and four years of related experience.
Internal Number: 40348
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