This is a professional level position working under the supervision of the Principal Planner in the department's Current Planning Section. This work requires in-depth knowledge and understanding of the City's Comprehensive Plan, Land Development Regulations, and Florida Law as it pertains to land development processes and procedures.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
· Review land development applications for compliance with the City's Comprehensive Plan, Land Development Regulations (LDRs), the City's Historic Preservation ordinance via the LDRs and the Secretary of the Interior Standards for Rehabilitation.
· Prepare all public notices for all land development applications processed by the Planning and Zoning Department.
· Act as back up to the Assistant Planner on the zoning counter, providing planning and zoning information to the development community, the general public, and other.
· Coordinate the review of projects with several City advisory boards, including the preparation of project descriptions for advisory City Board as a part of their agenda packets.
· Coordinate the comments of other City staff regarding assigned development applications, and communicate both verbally and in writing with applicants regarding the status of their projects.
· Coordinate the scheduling of projects for the Department's staff meetings, the Technical Advisory Board Meetings, Historic Preservation Board, Planning and Zoning Boards and City Commission meeting.
· Prepare reports and make recommendations pertaining to applications for site plans, conditional uses, Certificates of Appropriateness, re-zonings, and other processes as assigned.
· Review Building Permits for compliance with the HPB Approval and the HP requirements of the LDRs.
· Maintain the Department's petition tracking system and project files for historic preservation.
· Make presentations to review boards.
· Perform data collection and conduct studies on planning related issues.
· Assist staff in providing assistance to these property owners for compliance with the City's HP ordinance via the LDRs, the Secretary of the Interior Standards for Rehabilitation and the Comprehensive Plan.
· Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in planning or a related field, plus two years' experience in public planning, architecture, or similar work area.
· A Master's Degree in urban planning, geography, public administration, or a related field can substitute for one year of experience.
· Knowledge of Florida planning law.
· Knowledge of land development processes.
· Knowledge of (or ability to quickly learn) local land development regulations.
· Ability to comprehend and apply regulations to development applications.
· Ability to read and interpret surveys and site plans.
· Ability to think creatively and propose realistic solutions to problems.
· Skill in Microsoft Office applications.
· Ability to manage and prioritize routine, specialized and complex assignments and problems utilizing knowledge acquired through prior education, training, and experience.
· Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form.
· Ability to adapt to an evolving and continually improving environment.
· Requires demonstrated ability to utilize personal computer and office software such as MS Word, MS Excel and electronic mail.