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Job Location: Greenville, SC
Job Type: Full Time
PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
DEVELOPMENT PLANNER - 0720 Salary
$49,200.00 - $73,800.00 Annually
PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
8/7/2020 11:59 PM Eastern
- Job Description
Brief Description of the Job
Administers the Land Management and related ordinances. Provides staff support for Planning Commission, Design Review Boards, Board of Zoning Appeals and Technical Advisory Committee. Administers land development regulations. Investigate violations of the Land Management ordinance. Conducts reviews to ensure compliance with land development and sign regulations. Administers City Address Policy and assign appropriate addresses. Provides technical assistance to City Staff and Public regarding Land Development regulations. Researches and prepares amendments to the Land Development regulations. Attends boards, commission and community meetings that extend beyond the normal work schedule.
- Job Duties
Provide Staff Support for Planning Commission, Design Review Boards, Board of Zoning Appeals and Technical Advisory Committee (30%): Review development proposals with prospective applicants. Inspect sites to view proposal context. Work with developers to improve proposed developments in keeping with City plans and design guidelines. Evaluate development applications in relation to City policies and comprehensive plan principles and use creativity to work with applicants to modify proposed developments according to best practice urban design principles. Conduct joint City Staff application reviews. Prepare legal notice ads for publication. Provide planning analyses of development proposals and prepare staff reports. Prepare council chambers for Planning Commission, Design Review Boards and Board of Zoning Appeals meetings. Confer with Board/Commission chairs and orchestrate meetings. Present oral staff reports to boards and public. Edit meeting minutes. Prepare revised Planning Commission staff reports for transmission to City Council. Prepare monthly report to City Manager conveying Board/Commission actions and results. Collaborate with City Attorney and City Clerk offices on form and content of proposed adopting ordinances. Prepare correspondence to applicants advising of decisions. Finalize subdivision plats for recording at register of deeds office. Work to improve efficiency of development process.
Provide Technical Assistance to City Staff and Public Regarding Land Development Regulations (30%): Inspect properties with the building division to translate development requirements before converting uses/occupancies. Confer with City Staff, designers, applicants, developers and Public about development requirements and procedures via face-to-face meetings, phone, and on-site visits. Prepare correspondence to parties conveying requirements and procedures.
Conduct Reviews To Ensure Compliance With Land Development & Sign Regulations (30%): Meet with City staff and permit applicants to discuss development regulations pertinent to permit applications. Review civil and architectural plans and specifications. Review and approve sign permits.
Provide comments to other staff and applicants on conformance/compliance issues. Correspond with applicants as appropriate. Work with applicants to amend projects according to City regulations and design principles. Maintain record of decisions in City tracking system software.
Research and Prepare Amendments to the Land Development Regulations (5%): Identify development issues inappropriately addressed by current land development regulations. Consult with Zoning Administrator and Division Manager to develop a course of action. Review literature for best practices. Confer with other staff agencies where appropriate regarding issue. Develop proposed ordinance language for staff consideration. Prepare agenda item for Planning Commission consideration.
Investigate Violations of the Land Management Ordinance (5%): Identify violations via complaint or recognition in field. Inspect properties to confirm violation. Confer with property managers/owners. Issue violation notices where voluntary compliance does not occur. Re-inspect properties to verify compliance. Collaborate with zoning enforcement officer to issue municipal court summons where noncompliance occurs. Testify in court. Confirm compliance with court`s order. Work with property owners to determine easiest means of compliance.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Formal Education: Bachelor`s degree or equivalent in planning, design, public administration, or a related field is required. A Master`s degree is preferred.
Experience: Over two years of experience in planning, design, development review, public administration, and/or a related field are required.
Driver`s License Required: Class D South Carolina license.
Certifications and Other Requirements: Must meet professional development requirements for Local Planning or Zoning Officials per SC Code 6-29-1310.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge: Work is difficult and diversified with limited precedent and requires the frequent application of a high degree of independent, logical, evaluative, and/or professional thinking to originate and develop procedures, techniques or ideas within the parameters of a broad conceptual outline. Work requires advanced skills and knowledge in approaches and systems. Independent judgment and decision-making abilities are necessary to apply technical skills effectively. Work results affect large groups as well as the customer-base at large.
Reading: Advanced Level: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical journals and procedures, financial reports, legal documents, and governmental regulations as well as literature, books, reviews, reports, and abstracts.
Math: Advanced Level: Ability to apply fundamental concepts of theories; work with advanced mathematical operations methods and functions of real and complex variables.
Writing: Advanced Level: Ability to write policies, contracts, speeches, formal presentations, and/or technical and legal documents and correspondence.
Machines, Tools, Equipment, and Work Aids: Phone, fax, copier, car, calculator, and camera. PC, printer, scanner, Microsoft Office Suite, AS/400 HTE/Naviline, Outlook. Photoshop, Sketchup, and InDesign desirable.
Primary Work Location: Office environment.
Environmental/Health and Safety Factors: Relatively free from unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards. Seasonal exposure to extreme temperature and wetness and/or humidity.
Continuously requires fine dexterity, sitting, handling, vision, hearing, and talking. Occasionally requires standing, walking, reaching, foot controls, and twisting. Light strength demands include exerting up to 20 pounds occasionally, 10 pounds frequently, or negligible amounts constantly AND/OR walking or standing to a significant degree.
Frequently requires time pressures. Occasionally requires frequent change of tasks, performing multiple tasks simultaneously, and working closely with others as part of a team.
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