Assistant Planning Director (Unclassified)



JOB CODE: 3068

PAY GRADE: 2310

SALARY RANGE: $63,783 - $106,870

LOCATION OF WORK
Planning Commission

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under the administrative direction of the Planning Director, performs highly responsible professional and administrative work in assisting the Planning Director in directing the activities of the Planning Commission staff. Work involves assisting in the formulation, modification and improvement of master and subsidiary plans for the development of the City and Parish and presenting recommendations to the Director and/or the Commission. This employee also serves as adviser to the Director on questions relating to planning, zoning, capital improvements and related matters, and may act in the absence of the Director on request, before both the Planning Commission and Metropolitan Council. Supervision is exercised over professional, subprofessional, technical and clerical personnel engaged in developing proposed plans, conducting research, writing reports and related activities. Work is performed with broad technical discretion. Performs other work as requested.

ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Supervises the compilation and interpretation of information on physical, social, economic and cultural conditions and trends as they relate to the future development of Baton Rouge and East Baton Rouge Parish. Assists in the formulation of a long-range comprehensive planning program for the balanced development of the community. Represents the Planning Commission at public and private committee meetings, such as Council and Council committees and others as directed or requested by the Planning Commission. Assists in supervising the review of preliminary layouts and the granting of final approval of plans under the Subdivision Ordinance. Assists the Director and the Planner in charge in preparation and presentation of new or contemplated capital improvements to public and private bodies; prepares speeches, articles, reports and presentations dealing with the planned development of the community.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the advanced principles, practices, and techniques of urban planning. Knowledge of economics, municipal finances, sociology, historic preservation and environmental protections as they apply to urban planning. Knowledge of the principles and practices of the Geographic Information System (GIS) program. Knowledge of economics, municipal finance and sociology as they apply to urban planning. Knowledge of the principles and practices of technical report writing. Ability to lay out, supervise and perform technical research on economic and sociological planning problems. Ability to utilize a computer and interpret and analyze technical and statistical information and to prepare technical oral and written reports. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, officials, other agencies and the general public. Ability to present technical information clearly and in an interesting manner to lay groups and the general public. Ability to supervise technical personnel and to motivate them in such a manner to encourage innovations.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
Master's degree in planning or a related field and three years of experience in planning, including responsible administrative and supervisory experience. Experience should include having to work in concert with a large number of private and governmental agencies in developing and affecting the planning program.

CERTIFICATIONS / LICENSES / REGISTRATIONS
(Unless otherwise specified below, must possess at the time of appointment and must be maintained current throughout employment in this classification.) None.

OTHER JOB ASPECTS
None.


NOTE:
Unclassified job specifications may be revised at the will of the appointing authority.