Planner II

City of Gainesville
Job Description
RTS Administration Building
time type
Full time
posted on
Posted 4 Days Ago
job requisition id
1784

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Make a difference in the community you live in! As a Community Builder—an employee with the City of Gainesville— you will have a direct hand in building and improving your community and making a visible impact on the lives of your neighbors. Working for local government is more than a job, it’s a chance to contribute to community success and to help enhance the Gainesville way of life.

 

Department:

GG Transportation: Transportation and Strategic Planning

 

Salary Range Minimum:

$53,346.94

 

Salary Range Maximum:

$77,353.06

 

Closing Date:

Until Filled

 

Job Details:

This is intermediate level professional planning work in the administration of the City’s planning program.
Positions allocated to this classification report to a Team Lead and work under general supervision. Work in this class is distinguished from other classes by its advanced application of professional planning skills and technical nature in a team/project environment.

 

Job Description:

SUMMARY

This is intermediate level professional planning work in the administration of the City’s planning program.

Positions allocated to this classification report to a Team Lead and work under general supervision.  Work in this class is distinguished from other classes by its advanced application of professional planning skills and technical nature in a team/project environment.


EXAMPLES OF WORK*

*This section of the job description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of duties and responsibilities of the position.  The omission of a specific job function does not absolve an employee from being required to perform additional tasks incidental to or inherent in the job.  Performance of lower level duties may be required.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Prepares studies, reports, memoranda, correspondence and recommendations relating to comprehensive, current and environmental planning.

Prepares updates to Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Code, incorporating urban design, neighborhood planning and sustainable practices.

Processes applications for zoning, subdivision and site plan approval requests and prepares preliminary recommendations for submission to the City Plan Board or Development Review Board.

Interprets zoning ordinances and the comprehensive plan to City officials and the public.

Confers with the public on matters concerning planning and plan implementation including speaking to organizations, providing technical assistance to advisory boards and participating in individual conferences.

Attends meetings of the City Commission, City Advisory Boards and related committees.

Conducts public hearings and makes oral presentations.

Attends work on a continuous and regular basis.


NON-ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Conducts field investigations and interviews.

Maintains plans and specifications in compliance with City policy and planning principles.

May lead, plan and coordinate the work of a project team.

Performs other related duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily.  Below are the required education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Master’s Degree in Urban Design or City Planning, Urban Design, City Planning, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Geography, Landscape Architecture, Environmental Studies Urban Studies from a program accredited by the American Planning Association, and three (3)  years of experience in urban design, environmental sciences or land use planning; OR

Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in architecture, civil engineering, geography, landscape architecture, planning, environmental studies, urban design, urban studies, or a related field; and five (5) years of experience in urban design, environmental sciences or land use planning.

Possession of an American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification; American Institute of Architects (AIA) certification; or a Registered Landscape Architect (RLA) may be substituted for one (1) year of urban design or land use planning work experience.


CERTIFICATIONS OR LICENSES

Licenses

Valid driver license required upon appointment.  Valid Florida Driver License required within thirty (30) days of start date and at all times while employed in this classification.

Certifications

Desirable to have accreditation from American Planning Association’s professional institute, American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP); or from Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices.

For positions within the Public Works Department, desirable to have accreditation from the Institute of Transportation Engineers as a certified Professional Transportation Planner.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of principles and practices of architecture, urban design, infrastructure planning and/or landscape architecture.

Knowledge of and experience in municipal government operations and the development review process.

Thorough knowledge of principles, practices and methods of planning and neighborhood planning, to include historic preservation.

Thorough knowledge of planning principles and practices as applied to collection of community planning data and to preparation of community planning reports and studies in both graphic and written form.

Knowledge of zoning, subdivision regulations and other development ordinances.

Knowledge of economics, municipal finance, statistics and sociology as applied to urban planning.

Ability to operate personal computer and various software programs (to include but not limited to, MS Office, Adobe CS, Plan and Designer Tool software, AutoCAD, ESRI, ArcGIS or other relevant information technology in urban design and city planning).

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Ability to work effectively with elected officials, charter officers, department heads, representatives of other agencies, other city employees and the general public.

Strong interpersonal skills as demonstrated by the ability to interact collaboratively and productively and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals of diverse backgrounds including elected and appointed government officials, Charter Officers, City employees, representatives of other agencies, and the general public.

Ability to coordinate efforts in a team environment.

Ability to use maps and written data sources.

Ability to prepare comprehensive plans and to maintain them with technical accuracy.

Ability to participate in complex planning studies and to analyze information and make substantive recommendations based on such studies.


PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must possess certain physical abilities and be able to withstand work related environmental conditions.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is often required to sit for prolonged periods of time.


WORK ENVIRONMENT

Work may require performance of tasks outdoors under varying climatic conditions and walking on uneven terrain during field inspections.

Required to work and attend meetings outside regular business hours.

 

Note: 

May Require Assessment(s).

May fill multiple positions.

May establish an eligibility list.

 

Come join our team! The City of Gainesville offers a competitive benefits package and opportunities to grow both professionally and personally.

 

All ‘regular’ employees are eligible for traditional benefits such as health insurance, life insurance, paid leave, 11 paid a holidays a year, a pension plan and a deferred compensation plan, but we also oer great things like on-site tness centers, tuition reimbursement, interest free loans for purchase of fitness equipment, on-site medical sta and a wellness program to keep you healthy and happy. Please note; benefits are not available for temporary employees.

 

 

If you are unable to apply online due to a disability, contact recruiting at HR@cityofgainesville.org or by calling 352-334-5077.

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