New job MUNICIPAL PLANNER I AF (16991) in New Mexico



Company : City of Rio Rancho NM
Salary : Details not provided
Location : New Mexico

Full Description

Position Title: Municipal Planner-I

Department: Development Services

Division: Planning & Zoning

Reports to: Division Manager

FLSA Status: non-Exempt

Bargaining Unit: AFSCME

Pay Grade: 22A

Job Status: Permanent, Full-time

Full Time Equivalent: 1.00

Position Summary

The Municipal Planner-I performs entry level planning work by performing research, reviewing and evaluating site plans, interpret ordinances, providing legal descriptions of property, assisting in the analysis and proposal of plans, programs and projects, and provides technical support, information and guidance on planning issues.

The Municipal Planner-I is differentiated from Planner-II and Planner-III positions by the assignment of entry-level and less complex planning work.

Education, Training and Experience – minimum required to proficiently perform the job

Education / higher education: Bachelor's Degree

For required college degrees, applicable field(s) of study: Geography, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Business or Public administration or Transportation, Urban or Regional Planning or Design or related field.

Minimum number of years of directly related experience: In lieu of a degree incumbent must possess 4 years of relevant experience.

Education and/or experience preferences: None

Certifications, Licenses and Registrations

Driver’s License requirement: Infrequent Driver - Regular Driver's License Required Endorsements: None

Note - For any driver, driving record must always meet City driving and insurability standards.

Required certifications, licenses or registrations: None

Preferred certifications, licenses or registrations: None

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required to proficiently perform the job

Knowledge: Planning principles, practices and methods. Data gathering, geographical information systems, and research methods and techniques. Development issues and concerns, neighborhoods, development process, land use law, zoning and subdivision regulations, transportation planning, land use economics and zoning administration techniques. Urban design and site design principles and practices. The organization of local government and basic concepts of public administration. Principles and techniques involved in the development and maintenance of a comprehensive general plan. Intermediate knowledge of statistics and statistical analysis as applied to land use.

Skills: Must be able to type rapidly and accurately enough to successfully produce documents/spreadsheets, communicate via e-mail, or perform data entry as necessary to accomplish the essential functions of the position. Use of technology, equipment and software typically used in the office environment. Use computer tools such as word processing, spreadsheet, GIS, modeling software and database management programs, and other comparable programs. Read, interpret and analyze more complex architectural plans.

Abilities: Conduct research, compile data, analyze findings, identify key issues and prepare professional recommendations. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, officials, customer departments, contractors, regulatory agencies and the general public. Communicate effectively both orally and in written communication to prepare and present reports to management, boards and committees, the general public, citizen groups and private industry representatives. Collect, analyze and interpret data pertaining to planning and zoning projects. Carry out complex oral and written instructions and prepare comprehensive and precise oral and written reports. Prepare and interpret more complex maps and legal descriptions. Work with mathematical concepts to analyze problems, interpret data and apply to practical situations found in the workplace.

Interaction with Groups/Agencies/Entities: Internal: Works with department managers on land use and subdivision problems. External: Presents planning data and required reports to the Planning Commission and the Governing Body, as required.

Authorities and Accountabilities

Level of independent decision making: Moderate-incumbent is expected to analyze situations that are not covered by established procedures or instructions and suggest to supervisor a recommended course of action

Budgetary/Financial/Asset accountability: Low - Position is accountable to a Department Director or Division Manager and cannot make major decisions or obligate the City

Span of control: Responsibility for own work (no supervision or leadership expectations)

Essential Functions

The following functions are typical for this position. The omission of specific functions does not exclude them if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment for this position. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Assist the public and other departments by researching information, contracts, ordinances and other resources to provide appropriate information.
  • Review and evaluate site plans.
  • Interpret ordinance information, maps, site plans and answer questions.
  • Provide legal descriptions of property. Assign and change addresses.
  • Assist in the analysis and proposal of plans, programs and projects. Involves, but are not limited to:
  • Gather and analyze data.
  • Research land ownership, transportation plans, urban growth, ordinances and other data.
  • Meet with architects, engineers, developers and planners about building projects and site plans.
  • Develop supporting materials for presentations.
  • Assist in identifying significant issues and prepare recommendations.
  • Prepare maps, files, contracts and amendments, design guidelines, address assignments and various other planning documents.
  • Represent the department and provide technical support, information and guidance on planning issues.
  • Respond to requests for information on ordinances, codes, policies, plans and procedures.
  • Provide interpretation of zoning and subdivision requirements, transportation planning documents, land development applications, land use documents and other planning documents.
  • Prepare comprehensive documents on planning issues, data analysis, special reports and recommendations.
  • Attend board and committee meetings and other meetings in support of the department.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

Daily activity level: Blend of sedentary and physical work

Physical characteristics: Job requires oral and aural communication; Job requires reading and comprehension of written materials; Job requires normal vision; Fine finger manipulation; Grasping with hand, gripping; keystroking or repetitive motion of hands/fingers/arms; Lifting/carrying/push/pull up to 20 lbs.

Exposures: None

Extraordinary working conditions: None

Hazardous equipment/machinery used: None

Required personal protective equipment: None