Responsible for developing, monitoring and applying comprehensive planning policies, reviewing zoning, subdivision and site plan proposals; preparing neighborhood and district plans; and providing staff support to the Planning and Zoning Commission, City Council and boards, commissions and groups, and communicating development regulations to the general public, developers, citizens, and officials. The position advises and coordinates development activities and projects with other departments, developers, builders, outside agencies, and the general public. Performs related planning duties utilizing various development codes. Work is performed with moderate supervision.
Analyzes and evaluates zoning and development proposals in accordance with codes and ordinances, policies, and design guidelines. Makes recommendations to the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council. Coordinates with other affected departments, divisions, and outside organizations such as school districts
Manages and reviews development applications to ensure conformance with approved plans, policies, and standards. Participates in the City's multi-disciplinary or multi-departmental development review process relative to the preparation of plans, review of development proposals or other projects
Reviews and processes site plans and plats as well as comprehensive plan amendments, development code amendments, Planned Developments, rezonings, and annexations, site plans, and plats
Collects a variety of statistical data, prepares reports and maps on topics such as census information, land use, tax base data, and occupancy rates
Assists in the development of planning studies and reports in support of new and updated plans, programs and regulations
Prepare narrative staff reports and recommendations of some complexity, prepare public notices, and/or, performing other related activities
Leads and coordinates neighborhood meetings, schedules and conducts meetings with advisory boards, commissions and elected officials as needed
Attends substantial number of evening meetings
Acts as liaison between community groups, government agencies, developers and elected officials in developing neighborhood plans
Coordinates review of public and private development projects
Interprets and applies applicable local, state, federal laws, and rules
Maintains a variety of records for the department related to development activities
Prepares a variety of reports related to departmental activities
Conducts research, including occasional field research, in specific or general project areas
Adheres to established work product deadlines
Maintains regular and punctual on-site attendance.
May investigate violations, conduct field inspections, or attend public meetings outside of normal business hours.
Attends a substantial number of evening and weekend meetings.
Prepared to answer questions at public meetings from the board or commission members regarding past, current and future projects, and/or other departmental work.
Performs other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications / Acceptable Equivalency:
2 years of customer service experience
3 years of construction/design/planning or municipal experience
Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
Bachelor's degree from an accredited university
Any combination of related education, experience, certifications and licenses that will result in a candidate successfully performing the essential functions of the job
Knowledge of customer service principles and practices;
Skilled in problem-solving
Skilled in reading and interpreting development/construction documents;
Skilled in interpreting and applying applicable code requirements and processes;
Skilled in gathering and analyzing information and making recommendations based on findings and in support of organizational goals;
Skilled in reading and comprehending highly technical or specialized materials;
Skilled in applying independent judgment, personal discretion, and resourcefulness in interpreting and applying guidelines;
Skilled in operating a computer and related software applications;
Skilled in communicating effectively with a variety of individuals;
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing;
Ability to form and maintain effective relationships with co-workers and customers
Previous customer service, construction or municipal experience
Bachelor's or Master's degree specifically in urban planning, architecture, public policy, or a related field of study
Conditions of Employment:
Must have a valid Class "C" Driver's License and valid state required minimum automobile liability insurance prior to employment (must obtain Texas Class "C" driver's license and state required minimum automobile liability insurance within 90 days of hire per state law)
Must pass a drug test, driver's license check, criminal history background check, and social security number verification check
Must be able to work overtime when requested
Must pass a physical examination
Physical Requirements: Overall Strength Demands: The italicized word describes the overall strength demands of the functions performed by the incumbent during a typical workday.
Sedentary - lifting no more than 10 pounds
Light - lifting no more than 20 pounds; carry up to 10 pounds
Medium - lifting no more than 50 pounds, carry up to 25 pounds
Heavy - lifting no more than 100 pounds, carry up to 50 pounds
Very Heavy - lifting more than 100 pounds, carry more than 50 pounds
Physical Demand Codes: The following describes if the incumbent is expected to exert the following physical demands during a typical workday and the overall frequency.
Codes for "how often": Y = Yes N = No E = extensive (100-70%) M = moderate (60-30%) I = infrequent (20-10%) A = almost never (<10%)
Overhead Work: A
Fine Dexterity: I
Video Display: E
Machines, Tools, Equipment and Work Aids: The essential functions of this position require the use of a computer, various software applications, phone, measuring instruments, level, ladder, testing devices and the occasional operation of a motor vehicle.
Environmental Factors: The essential functions of this position are normally performed in an office environment.
This job description is not an employment agreement, contract agreement, or contract. Management has exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.
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