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SENIOR DEVELOPMENT PLANNER
City of Greenville
City of Greenville
 

Job Location: Greenville, SC
Job Type: Full Time
Department: PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
SENIOR DEVELOPMENT PLANNER - 0621 Salary

$55,100.00 - $85,410.00 Annually


Location

206 S. Main Street - Greenville, SC



Job Type

Full Time


Department

PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT SERVICES



Job Number

00575


Division

PLANNING & ZONING






Closing

8/6/2021 11:59 PM Eastern




Brief Description

Job Summary
Under general direction and in compliance with standard operating procedures and policies, assists with administering the citys land management and related ordinances. Works with developers to improve compliance of proposed developments with adopted city plans, regulations, and design guidelines. Administers the land management and related ordinances. Researches and prepares amendments to the land development regulations. Investigates violations for the land management ordinances. Reviews development proposals to ensure compliance with land development regulations. Inspects properties with the Building Codes Division to translate development requirements before converting uses/occupancies. Provides technical assistance to City staff and public regarding land development regulations. Attends board and community meetings that extend beyond the normal work schedule. Serves as liaison to assigned boards or commission (e.g., Planning Commission, Design Review Board, and Board of Zoning Appeals), coordinating agenda item processes and preparing staff reports.

Job Duties

Essential Functions
Coordinate and Conduct Commission/Board Meetings: Serve as staff liaison to either the City Planning Commission, Design Review Board, or Board of Zoning Appeals. Orchestrate all aspects of staff support to the board or commission and facilitate board or commission compliance with legal requirements for posting, notice and meeting conduct. Perform planning analyses of proposals and prepare staff reports. Confer with board/commission chair and orchestrate meetings setup and protocols. Present oral staff reports to boards and public. Prepare revised Planning Commission staff reports for transmission to City Council. Edit meeting minutes. Prepare monthly results report to City Manager on board/commission actions. Collaborate with City Attorneys and City Clerks offices on form and content of proposed adopting ordinances. Prepare correspondence to applicants to advise of board/commission decisions. Maintain tracking system for decisions. Prepare legal ads for newspaper. 60%

Provide Technical Assistance on Land Development Regulations: Confer with staff, designers, applicants and public about development requirements and procedures via face-to-face meetings, phone and on-site visits; prepare correspondence to parties to convey requirements and procedures. Assist with reviews of submitted plans and documents for planning and construction projects proposed within the City of Greenville. Review plats and prepare permits for recording at register of deeds office. Maintain a working knowledge of the adopted ordinance and related standards to accurately apply during reviews, clearly communicate their requirements to customers and suggest alternate design methods when necessary. Using various reports and data systems, ensure reviews are consistently completed within the established review time set by the City. Conduct onsite inspections as needed during plan review or during the inspection process when needed to assist the building inspectors, verify onsite conditions or to find alternate design solutions. Assist customers in person or through various electronic formats with any code or review related inquiries. Assist building inspection team with specific plan searches, design guidelines and other complex issues. Assist other City departments with permit application or plan review inquiries and maintain open lines of communication across departments. 20%

Review Development Proposals: Meet with City staff and permit applicants to discuss development regulations pertinent to proposal. Review civil and architectural plans and specifications. Inspect sites to view context. 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. 10%


Investigate Violations of the Land Management Ordinance: 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 courts order. Work with property owners to determine easiest means of compliance. 5%


Research and Prepare Amendments to the Land Development Regulations: 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 to issue. Develop proposed ordinance language for staff consideration. Prepare agenda item for planning commission consideration. 5%

Perform other duties as assigned.


Qualifications

Job Requirements
Bachelors degree in architecture, city/regional planning, or a related field.
Over four years of progressively responsible professional planning experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the position.
Must meet professional development requirements for Local Planning or Zoning Officials per SC Code 6-29-1310.


Preferred Qualifications
Masters degree in a related field.
American Institute of Certified Planners certification.


Driver`s License Requirements
Valid South Carolina Class D Driver`s License.


Performance Requirements
Knowledge of:
Comprehensive knowledge of the city ordinances, codes and regulations pertaining to land management.
Philosophies, practices, principles, and techniques of city planning process as they pertain to accepted comprehensive planning methodology.
Modern principles and practices, technical legal issues and research methods of city planning, zoning, urban economics, transportation planning, demographics, and environmental management.
General concepts of architecture, landscaping, grading, drainage, and traffic and transportation engineering as they relate to the process of urban planning.
Methods of collecting and analyzing planning data and preparing planning reports and studies.


Ability to:
Function as a lead worker performing essentially the same work as those directed including overseeing work quality, training, instruction, and scheduling work.
Interpret and administer within delegated authority, applicable legislation, rules, and regulations.
Prepare new rules and regulations and initiating research and physical planning techniques in local and regional planning.
Address civic organizations and committees and present ideas and findings clearly and concisely.
Apply and interpret adopted land management ordinances and related standards.
Communicate at a superior level verbally and in writing, including capacity to communicate complex ideas compellingly to a variety of audiences.
Effectively manage interactions that are generally contentious and involve confidential discussions or situations where conflicting interests are apparent.
Use of effective judgment and discretion in discussing and resolving issues.
Work cooperatively with City management, elected officials, applicants, attorneys, development professionals, Planning boards and commission, neighborhood groups and the public.
Effectively handle stressful, negative interactions requiring high levels of tact.
Use elements of persuasion may be necessary to gain cooperation and acceptance of ideas.
Plan and coordinate logistics for public meetings.
Maintain accurate and organized records.
Prioritize workload and manage time efficiently, meet deadlines and complete assignments in a timely manner.
Frequently apply 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 with advanced mathematical operations methods and functions of real and complex variables.
Write policies, contracts, speeches, formal presentations and/or technical and legal documents, meeting minutes, and correspondence.
Read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical journals and procedures, financial reports, legal document, and governmental regulations as well as literature, books, reviews, reports, and abstracts.
Use personal computer, printer, scanner, phone, fax, copier, calculator, camera, and car.
Utilize various systems to include Photoshop, SketchUp, InDesign, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and permit review and tracking system.

Working Conditions
Primary Work Location: Office environment.


Protective Equipment Required: None.


Environmental/Health and Safety Factors: Relatively free from unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards.


Physical Demands: Constantly requires hearing, visions, talking, fine dexterity, and sitting. Frequently requires reaching and twisting. Occasionally requires handling, pushing/pulling, bending, standing, and walking. Light strength demands include exerting up to 20 pounds occasionally.


Mental Demands: Constantly requires time pressures, frequent change of tasks, performing multiple tasks simultaneously, and working closely with others as part of a team. Frequently requires tedious or exacting work and working irregular schedule/overtime. Occasionally requires performing work in a noisy/distracting environment.


Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance
The City of Greenville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions. Prospective and current employees should contact Human Resources to request an ADA accommodation.


Disclaimer
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


The City of Greenville offers a comprehensive and affordable benefits package designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit the needs of our employees and their families. View more details about these benefits here: City of Greenville Employee Benefits.

HEALTH INSURANCE

The City offers the following health insurance options to eligible employees:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Basic Term Life
  • Employee Supplemental Life
  • Spouse Term Life
  • Child Term Life
  • Short Term Disability (STD)
  • Long Term Disability (LTD)
  • Voluntary Benefits (Critical Illness, Accident, Hospital Care, etc.)
All health insurance coverage is effective the first of the month following the employees hire date except for LTD which is effective the 91st day following date of hire.

LEAVE & HOLIDAY BENEFITS
  • General Leave is earned/accrued biweekly by all regular, full-time and permanent part-time employees as a percentage of normal work hours.
  • The City of Greenville observes 11 paid holidays.
RETIREMENT BENEFITS
The City is a member of the South Carolina State (SCRS) and Police Officers (PORS) defined benefit Retirement Systems.

AWARDS & RECOGNITION
  • Employee Recognition & Awards Program (ER&A)
  • Employee Service Awards
  • Longevity Bonus
OTHER BENEFITS & OPPORTUNITIES
  • Worker`s Compensation
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)


Agency
City of Greenville (SC)

Address
206 S. Main St

Greenville, South Carolina, 29601

Phone
864-467-4530

Website
https://jobs.greenvillesc.gov





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Our office hours are 8:00 am-5:00 pm Monday - Friday.

The City of Greenville will provide reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified individuals. The City of Greenville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability status or age in employment or provision of services.
 
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