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City of Shawnee
Current Hiring Opportunity: City Planner 1
City Planner I
PAY RANGE: $45,000 – $55,000 Based on Experience & Qualifications
FLSA: Non Exempt
ACCOUNTABLE TO: Planning Director
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE OF POSITION:
The Planner I conducts various activities related to current planning and code enforcement. Planning responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing staff support to the Planning Commission and the Zoning Board of Adjustment, researching and applying local zoning ordinances, and participating in periodic reviews and updates of the City’s Zoning Code, City Ordinances, Subdivision Regulations and Comprehensive Plan. This position operates under the direction of the Planning Director.
**ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:**
– Assists in gathering, analyzing and interpreting planning data.
– Analyzes and prepares staff reports on less complex permit applications for the Planning Commission, containing findings and recommendations for approval or denial.
– Serves as Planner-On-Call, acting as the Department’s point-of-contact for the Planning Department and via telephone for public inquiries during office hours.
– Assists in preparing reports and/or segments of reports for the City of Shawnee Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Adjustment and City Commission concerning planning projects.
– Performs surveys and gathers information relating to land usage, traffic and parking, community needs assessments and other community problems.
– Utilizes the computerized Geographic Information System (GIS) to generate and analyze existing and future land use, zoning, population demographics, and development maps for use by City departments and members of the general public.
– Accepts planning-related applications, conducts completeness checks, processes applications, reviews plans, maintains case files, and updates file database. Attends pre-development meetings to provide information and advice interested individuals of the land development code requirements for the proposed project as assigned
– Must create a positive and professional public image as a representative of the city.
– Ability to review plans and apply provisions of the ordinances and codes to determine compliance with such regulations and to apply regulations to field conditions.
– Ability to occasionally lift up to 25 pounds.
– Indoor office work environment; routinely exposed to outdoor environment for limited periods for field visits.
**MAJOR AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY AND PERFORMANCE:**
– Ability to function in a busy environment with competing deadlines.
– Knowledge of the principles and practices of city planning.
– Ability to understand, explain and apply ordinances and development plans, which may be highly technical.
– Ability to work cooperatively and maintain a professional manner when dealing with city officials, staff, and the general public.
– Ability to provide expert advice without formal supervisory responsibility.
– Ability to respond to complaints and grievances in a professional and courteous manner.
– Advanced ability to prepare reports for publication and presentation.
– Ability to work independently, and with a team.
– Demonstrated ability to approach work in a highly organized and self-motivated fashion.
– Ability to maintain confidentiality of materials.
– Performs special short-term projects under direct supervision.
– Prepares charts, graphs and displays in support of all planning work.
– Performs other related duties as assigned.
– Coordinates with various departments and outside agencies to ensure appropriate approvals have been granted and compliance is achieved.
– Prepares, types and edits a variety of correspondence.
– Assists with the preparation of various large and small scale comprehensive plan amendments, existing land use and subdivision surveys according to state and local requirements.
– Adheres to work schedule and attendance requirements.
– Adheres to all safety rules and regulations.
– Operate standard office equipment.
– Performs other duties as directed and required.
**EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:**
– Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an accredited college with major coursework in city planning or urban design required. Preference will be given to members of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).
– 1-2 years of experience in city planning, preferably in the public sector.
– Valid Oklahoma Driver’s License, acceptable driving record and ability to be insured.
– GIS experience is a plus, but not required.
– Ability to operate a computer utilizing word processing, spreadsheet programs, database management, e-mail and other software applications as required to perform essential job duties.
Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the non-essential functions.
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