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City Planner I

October 7, 2021 by DBorg

Website City of American Fork

American Fork City is seeking a full-time Planner I for its growing city. This person performs a variety of basic professional and technical duties as needed to implement department work plans and programs related to long range and/or current planning; coordinates current planning applications; and assists with the preparation of planning studies, policies and ordinances as assigned.  Works under general supervision of the Planning Director.

HOURS: Monday-Thursday;  7 am – 6 pm

Essential Functions

Develops planning studies and reports in support of new and updated plans, programs and regulations
Reviews or assists in the review of moderately difficult development proposals and site plans for conformance with codes, plans, and regulations
Prepares and presents detailed reports on development proposals to government bodies
Collects a variety of statistical data and prepare reports and maps on topics such as census information, land use, tax base data, and occupancy rates
Evaluates or assists in the evaluation of re-zonings, ordinance amendments, site plans, special use permits, variances and other proposals
Acts as liaison between community groups, government agencies, developers and elected officials in developing plans.
Coordinates review of public and private development projects
Provides information to the public regarding development regulations
Assists in resolving citizen and customer issues
Oversees the work of consultants and interns
Conducts field evaluations and assessments
Attends frequent evening meetings.



1.            Education and Experience:

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

B.    One (1-2) year of progressively responsible experience performing above or related duties; OR    An equivalent combination of education and experience.

Need valid drivers license.

2.            Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Typical Knowledge

Knowledge of the principles and practices of planning
Knowledge of a relevant specialization such as land use/zoning, transportation planning, environmental planning, urban design, housing, historic preservation or economic development is desired
Knowledge of principles and practices of research and data collection
Knowledge of effective writing techniques
Statistical, algebraic, or geometric knowledge and ability to apply such knowledge in practical situations
Knowledge of computer programs and applications, which may include Microsoft Office, Internet applications, and database management
GIS programs and applications
Typical Skills

Oral communication and interpersonal skills to explain rules and procedures clearly to the public
Creative problem-solving skills to gather relevant information to solve practical problems and address citizen inquiries and concerns
Ability to review plans and apply provisions of the ordinances and codes to determine compliance with such regulations and to apply regulations to field conditions
Ability to create graphic designs, development strategies, and render site plans via sketches and/or computer graphics highly desirable.
Ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously
Ability to work independently or in a team environment as needed
Ability to attend to details while keeping big-picture goals in mind
Effective written and verbal communication skills
Ability to facilitate in-person and virtual public participation activities

Excellent Benefits including: Generous retirement plan, low cost health plans, generous HSA contribution, and paid time-off.

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