The purpose of this position is to perform professional planning and community development projects to include the processing of applications, permits, while monitoring zoning ordinance and code compliance, as well as the review of erosion and sediment control plans, storm water management plans and facilities for public and private projects in the City of Franklin.
This class works independently, under limited supervision, reporting major activities through periodic meetings.
The essential functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this position. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the position as necessary.
• Assists developers, co-workers and the public with information regarding zoning code compliance, the planning process or project updates.
• Reviews various land use and development proposals to insure compliance with the Zoning and Subdivision, Erosion and Sediment Control, Storm water, and Floodplain Ordinances, and the Comprehensive Plan and to assist the Director of Community Development, Planning Commission, City Council, and Board of Zoning Appeals in their decision making.
• Conducts field reviews, including post-construction inspections to ensure compliance with all ordinances, and monitors the maintenance of public and private storm water BMPs and drainage structures as necessary.
• Maintains documentation for locality compliance with the latest version of the Virginia Storm water Management Program requirements, including collection of data, investigation of possible violations, documentation for case file and creation of and enactment of enforcement actions as necessary.
• Assists in preparation of comprehensive plan updates and other technical reports.
• Assists in preparation of monthly reports, forms and correspondence for the planning department.
• Prepares and maintains all aspects of the city’s comprehensive plan.
• Provides administrative support to the Planning & Zoning Commission and the Public.
• Assists in the preparation of planning commission agendas; researches and assists with staff recommendations on proposals.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
• Bachelors’ Degree in Urban Planning, Environmental Science, Biology or related field.
• One (1) year of planning or closely related work experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.