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Senior Planner

June 14, 2022 by DBorg

Website City of American Fork

American Fork City is hiring for a Sr. Planner for its busy Development Services dept.

This person performs as a team leader or project manager. Does a variety of technical and professional duties as needed to implement department work plans and programs and monitoring community compliance with established planning, zoning, and development ordinances.

Acts in the place of the Planning Director in his/her absence.

HOURS: Mon- Thur; 7 am – 6 pm

WAGE: $57,000 – $85000 /year doe

Essential Functions

Serves as a team leader for project work groups; reviews progress and recommends revisions to priorities and schedule to assure projects are completed on time.

Performs advanced professional work related to a variety of planning assignments, provides information, and assists developers, the business community, and the public on land use, planning and development related matters.

Processes and reviews subdivision projects, commercial and multi-family development applications, site plan review, and similar development project requests for conformity with city ordinances and policies.

Provides customer service: answers questions from citizens and prospective developers regarding City ordinances, policies and procedures and serves as a member to of the Technical Review Committee (TRC) conducting compliance reviews for subdivisions, large scale developments, site plans, conditional use applications and similar requests for development approval. Researches customer issues and answers questions.

Reviews and processes comprehensive plan amendments, re-zoning, site plans, and plats.

Performs field inspections to gather data relevant to the development review process and/or to verify that development projects comply with approved plans.

Compiles and analyzes background data, needs assessments, policy alternatives and implications, and methods to maintain and present results of the analysis.

Reviews plans, environmental documents, and programs for consistency with adopted city plans, provides professional evaluations and reports to the Planning Manager as appropriate.

Provides policy and technical advice to citizen groups, advisory committees, and outside agencies, and advises on policy and regulatory implications of issues; recommends and implements citizen participation programs.

Manages and conducts special studies, surveys, and analyses, and prepares reports as assigned.


1.            Education and Experience:

A.    Graduation from college with a bachelor’s degree in urban planning or a closely related field;


B.    5-7 years of progressively responsible experience performing above or related duties;


C.    An equivalent combination of education and experience.

2.            Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Considerable knowledge of  principles and practices of community development, urban planning and design, local government operation and structures; map reading; principles of public relations; personal computers and applications; current and long range planning and site plan compliance; site development, zoning ordinances, urban design, environmental protection and architecture; economics, sociology and community organization as applied to urban planning models; relationship between factors affecting urban planning policy, such as economic, political, sociological, legal, etc.; research and statistical methods typically used in the analysis and the evaluation of research data; land use, zoning, federal, state, and local laws.

Advanced Skill in the art of diplomacy and cooperative problem solving; and the use of various computer programs.

Ability to research relevant information and present the information to the public in a concise and clear manner; complete daily work programs;  complete the compilation, analysis and preparation of planning related professional reports;  coordinate a variety of major projects and programs; plan and organize comprehensive research studies; prepare and present technical reports; enforce regulations with fairness, tact, and impartiality;  interpret codes accurately and effectively;  operate personal computer and various software applications (word processing, spreadsheet, design, presentation, etc.); communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; operate standard PC and perform data entry activities;  establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies, and the public.

3.            Special Qualifications:

Must maintain membership in the American Planning Association; AICP certification desirable.

Must possess a valid state driver’s license.


Excellent benefits including generous retirement plan, no to low cost insurance, and paid time-off.

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