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The role of the Planner is to provide paraprofessional and professional support of municipal planning for a variety of operations and functions including non-construction permit review comprehensive planning, land use planning, site plan review, and zoning permit review. Incumbents provide professional journey-level planning work in assigned tasks.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provides planning and analytical support related to programs, projects and planning function of area of assignment; assists in managing and coordinating development plan review and support activities.
  • Researches and gathers information related to planning efforts; prepares reports, maps, charts, data, presentations and/or other materials derived from research and analysis.
  • Facilitates communications and project work with internal and external stakeholders; coordinates and develops work plans; monitors project status; provides updates and recommendations to leadership.
  • Prepares and reviews technical documents and correspondence which may include, grant applications, design schematics, graphs, charts, and detailed design plan documents.
  • Evaluates land development processes and permitting procedures; recommends improvements; facilitates and assists in implementing new processes and approved program changes. Assists with special project administration and coordination.
  • Serves as a liaison and representative of assigned area and coordinates and supports partnerships with other departments, external organizations, and community groups.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.
  • Identifies, develops, implement and maintains processes and practices that encourage, support and promote effective, comprehensive and meaningful citizen engagement.

Position Specific Responsibilities Might Include: 
  • Positions assigned to the Land Development Division may be assigned to providing permit research, developing review case processing.
  • Review site plans and architectural designs
  • Issue zoning permits and process non construction permits
  • Managing project permitting
  • Participating in project management including the RFQ/RFP process.

Typical Qualifications
Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree in planning or public administration or field directly related degree to assignment and two years of related professional planning experience.


An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above, unless otherwise subject to any other requirements set forth in law or regulation.

None Required