|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.