Planner Associate – Land Use
Duties include: Assisting various commissions through providing technical expertise, presenting applications, advising staff on the preparation of reports, assisting with long-range initiatives, and other administrative tasks. Reviewing documents such as demolition permits, land use property proposals, applications, and building proposals. Assisting with special projects such as census updates, the City’s Master Plan, GIS-based maps, and visionary small area plans and reports. Communicating with members of the community. Conducting site visits and takes measurements for purposes such as to develop site plans, floor plans, elevations, and 3D renderings. Advising staff on various matters, such as historic preservation.
Organizing and conducting various meetings. KNOWLEDGE. Basic knowledge of principles, methods, and practices of land use planning, urban design, or landscape architecture. Basic knowledge of site and building plans, including landscaping, lighting, and stormwater, and crime prevention elements. Basic knowledge of architectural styles, techniques, and typologies. Basic knowledge of federal, state, and local historic preservation laws and practices. Basic knowledge of pedestrian, bicycle, and transit transportation systems planning. SKILLS. Developing conceptual plans, diagrams, sketches, and renderings using SketchUp, Irender nXt, ArcGIS, or AutoCAD. Preparing reports and present findings to boards and commissions. Organizing and facilitating public engagement activities. Creating publications, presentations, and content for website using Adobe Acrobat, InDesign, Illustrator, or Photoshop, or Microsoft PowerPoint or Publisher. Leading project teams. ABILITIES. Thrive in a fast-paced, high-stakes, large and diverse political environment and adapt and improvise as conditions change. Communicate clearly and concisely, both in writing and speech. Facilitate discussion and debate and exhibit excellent interpersonal communication in order to resolve conflicts. Maintain composure in stressful situations. Provide superior customer service and manage unhappy clients. MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree in city/urban planning, civil or environmental engineering, architecture, landscape architecture, real estate, law, or a related field; 0-3 years of experience or an equivalent amount of graduate level training. An equivalent combination of training and experience may be used to meet the minimum qualifications.