Hiring range: $25.39-$29.83 p/h
    Grade range: $25.39-$34.27 p/h
    Excellent City career opportunity in the beautiful Treasure Valley

 

JOB SUMMARY

Under general supervision, the Planner II performs professional-level Planner II technical work related to land use planning, zoning, construction plan review, building and site inspection, and code enforcement. Provides technical expertise to elected officials, boards and commissions, and the public. Work involves extensive communication across the City’s departments and with other agencies. The Planner II is distinguished from the Planner I by operating with broader technical knowledge and working with more autonomy while completing work within City guidelines and in compliance with related codes and ordinances. The Planner II position provides more complex interpretation and data analysis.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

• Confers with developers and the public on land use and design review proposals
• Conducts planning-related research and performs in-depth analyses of land use and design review proposals to ensure compliance with City and State code; prepares staff reports regarding the same
• Addresses inquiries from the public and developers regarding planning and zoning-related issues, planning application procedures, and City planning and zoning regulations and ordinances, escalates more complex inquiries as needed
• Evaluate building and site construction plans; conduct subdivision, building, and site inspections to ensure compliance with planning and zoning-related requirements
• Prepares and presents staff report overviews to the City Council, Design Review Board, Planning and Zoning Commission, and other City boards and commissions
• Required to attend night meetings and deliver oral presentations
• Prepares findings of fact and conclusions of law documents on development applications for the Design Review Board, Planning and Zoning Commission, and City Council
• Drafts for review of land use-related documents including agreements, ordinances, and resolutions.
• Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with City policies, procedures, and safety practices
• Performs other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Required

    Knowledge of, or ability to learn, the principles, theories, and objectives of state and local area laws, codes, and other regulations pertinent to planning, zoning, and community development
    Knowledge of, or ability to learn, the practices and principles of rural and urban planning and zoning
    Knowledge of, or ability to learn, zoning laws and comprehensive plans including their formation, process of adoption, and enforcement
    Ability to read and understand complex site plans and blueprints
    Knowledge of research techniques and report compilation
    Ability to solve problems using the principles of logic
    Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
    Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions, percentages, area circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry
    Ability to present information in a group setting in an interactive manner
    Demonstrated skills using oral and written communication in the performance of duties, including public presentations
    Ability to operate office equipment and computer programs. Specific skill in the use of MS Office Suite, particularly: Word, Outlook, and Excel, and department-specific software.
    Ability to apply tact and good judgment
    Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, officials, and co-workers

Preferred

    Knowledge of floodplain management

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION

Minimum

    College-level coursework in planning or a related area
    Four (4) years planning experience
    Or any combination of education, training, and experience that provides the equivalent necessary for satisfactory job performance
    Legally authorized to work in the US

Preferred

    Bachelor’s degree in planning or a related area

LICENSE OR CERTIFICATION

Required

    Possess and maintain a valid Idaho Driver’s Licens

Preferred

    American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

    The position is primarily sedentary but requires frequent walking in conditions as set forth in field inspections. Occasionally requires climbing and kneeling
    Ability to see, with or without corrective lenses, well enough to read standard text
    Ability to hear, with or without hearing support devices, well enough to converse on the telephone
    Ability to speak well enough to verbally converse with others, especially on the telephone
    Sufficient manual dexterity to write and operate office machines
    Work is performed in an office environment with occasional site visits in the field
    Indoors: 95% Outdoors: 5%
    Local travel in a City vehicle is required, and occasional regional travel may be required

WORK SCHEDULE

    This job typically requires the employee to work weekdays (Monday – Friday)
    This job requires the employee to work a varied schedule, including days and evenings
    The position schedule is subject to change at any time at the discretion of management

 
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