Planner I



JOB CODE: 1054

PAY GRADE: 1150

SALARY RANGE: $29,219 - $49,744

LOCATION OF WORK
Planning Commission

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under the general direction of an employee of a higher classification, performs responsible professional planning work in the Planning Commission. The employee of this class is expected to develop specific base data and studies and make recommendations concerning development plans while under moderate supervision. Work also may involve a significant element of participation in the technical aspects of other phases of the planning program. Work of this class differs from that of a Planner II by the assignment to specific technical tasks of recognized complexity and moderate level of supervision required. Performs other work as assigned.

ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Develops planning studies and reports in support of new and updated plans, programs, and regulations. Prepares preliminary studies, assists in the preparation of plans and projections for land use, zoning, land subdivision, parking, and related purposes. Prepares maps, reports, and correspondence on zoning, land subdivision, and related planning matters. May advise the general public, engineers, architects, developers, and attorneys regarding division and development of land as required by subdivision and zoning ordinances.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of urban planning. Knowledge of the techniques of planning research and of the municipal, state, and federal agencies and procedures involved in urban planning. Knowledge of development regulations, procedures, and practices. Knowledge of economics, municipal finances, sociology, historic preservation, and environmental protection as they apply to urban planning. Knowledge of the principles and practices of the Geographic Information System (GIS) program. Ability to organize and perform technical research on development related issues. Ability to utilize a computer to 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 various groups and the general public. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division. Ability to attend to details while keeping big-picture goals in mind.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
A bachelor's degree in planning or a closely related field (e.g. Architecture, Environmental Science, Geography, Landscape Architecture, Urban Forestry, Political Science, Public Administration, or Sociology).

SUBSTITUTIONS
Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

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:
The work examples described in this specification are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from job performance requirements if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the job.