Principal Planner – City of Norwalk, CT

CITY OF NORWALK
invites applications for the position of:
Principal Planner

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

SALARY

Hourly
$49.94 – $59.02
Annually
$97,748.00 – $115,524.00

 

OPENING DATE: 09/03/20 CLOSING DATE: 09/24/20 11:59 PM

 

DESCRIPTION OF WORK: Position Definition: Performs professional planning services in the functional areas of land use, economic development, housing, the environment, community engagement, population analysis, transportation and related planning areas.

General Duties: Receives oral or written direction from the Director of Planning and Zoning.  Plans and organizes work according to Department or standard procedures.  Establishes work priorities.  Compiles and analyzes data on economic, social and physical factors affecting land use.  Reviews economic base and employment data, demographic, housing and income data for community development.  Administers, reviews and makes recommendations on commercial, recreational, office, industrial and residential development proposals.  Reviews land use and development applications including site, landscape, grading plans, drainage plans, and architectural designs for compliance with City codes, policies, standards, and good planning principals.  Creates recommendations and draft reports for the Zoning Commission and other land use commissions.  Provides technical consultation and services to the Zoning Commission and other Boards and Commissions concerned with land use and development.  Prepares technical narratives and statistical reports for the Director of Planning and Zoning, the Commissions and others upon request.  Administers, coordinates and makes recommendations concerning land use regulations.  Confers with attorneys, builders, developers and members of the public regarding planning and development matters.  Assists in meeting long-range planning objectives for the City by completing planning-related tasks that may include, but are not limited to: Zoning Regulation text and map amendments, creating written policies and standards, assisting with oversight of programs related to sustainability, flood hazard mitigation, and coastal issues, maintaining a land use inventory, assessing the need for area studies for various geographic areas within the City.  Participates in and leads planning studies as directed by the Director of Planning and Zoning.  Reports work accomplished to the Director of Planning and Zoning.  Coordinates program assignments with regional, state and federal planning agencies.  Contributes to establishing procedures and techniques for gathering, analyzing and compiling statistics on community socio-economic data, land use patterns, demographic data, commercial, industrial, and retail data, housing information, and other planning issues.

Additional Duties: Prepares applications for intergovernmental assistance.  Administers approved grants as directed by the Director of Planning and Zoning.  Addresses public and private groups on planning and development matters.  Supervises technical and office staff as needed.  Participates in professional planning organizations to remain current on technological and legal developments and change.

Supervised By: Receives general direction from the Director of Planning and Zoning.

Note:  The above tasks and responsibilities are illustrative only.  The description does not include every task or responsibility.

 
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Thorough knowledge of the principles and procedures of municipal planning including its physical, social and economic aspects.  Knowledge of research techniques involved in municipal planning, including problem solving and data collection and analysis.  Ability to analyze complex data and develop alternative solutions to planning problems.  Ability to work professionally and collaboratively with diverse groups and be able to make decisions in accordance with policy.  Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.  Ability to communicate and interact positively with other staff, government officials and the general public.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in Urban/City Planning or a closely related field with concentrated coursework in Urban/City Planning and four (4) years of public sector planning experience. NOTE: Master’s degree in Urban/City Planning or closely related field may be substituted for two years of the above work experience.
 
SPECIAL LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS AND/OR SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: License or Certificate:  Certification as a Planner by the American Institute of Certified Planners must be obtained within two (2) years of employment.

This position is a Grade 6.
Dept: Planning & Zoning

APPLICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED AND FILED ONLINE AT:
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/norwalk/default.cfm

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Job #1123-01-2020
PRINCIPAL PLANNER
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Principal Planner Supplemental Questionnaire

 

 
* 1. Do you have a Bachelor’s degree in Urban/City Planning or a closely related field with concentrated coursework in Urban/City Planning?
 Yes     No
 
* 2. If you selected “closely related field” in the above question, please specify the degree/field.
* 3. Do you have a Master’s degree in Urban/City Planning or a closely related field?
 Yes     No
 
* 4. If you selected “closely related field” in the above question, please specify the degree/field.
* 5. How many years of public sector planning experience do you have?
 No experience
Less than two years of experience
Between two and four years of experience
Four or more years of experience
* 6. Are you certified as a Planner by the American Institute of Certified Planners?
 Yes     No
 
* Required Question