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Senior Planner or Planner III

November 16, 2020 by smumford

Website Eagle Mountain City

Eagle Mountain City

Job Announcement

Senior Planner or Planner III


Posting Date:                                   November 16, 2020

Expected Closing Date:                 Open Until Filled

Position:                                           Senior Planner or Planner III

Department:                                    Community Development (Planning Division)

Salary Range:                                  See Below


Eagle Mountain City has consistently been one of the fastest growing cities in Utah during the last two decades and has a current population nearing 50,000. The City is ranked 3rd in Utah for total land area, which provides many exciting master-planning opportunities. In coming years Eagle Mountain will see an infusion of jobs, retail development, offices, hi-tech / industrial development, and a variety of residential projects, and city planners will continue to play a vital role in guiding this development to improve the quality of life for all of the City’s residents.



Performs a variety of general and specialized professional planning functions which include predominately current planning / development services; managing activities relating to assigned projects; providing information and assisting developers, the business community and the public on land use, planning and development related matters.


Reviews subdivision, conditional use, site plan, rezone, master development plan, accessory apartment, sign permits, home business applications, building permit site plans, and other development applications for conformity to City ordinances; provides zoning, land-use and other code information to developers, property owners, contractors and the general public; processes land-use applications and submissions and coordinates reviews in accordance with City regulations, ordinances and codes while in the office, or on site, or by phone; assists in the coordination of development proposals with other City Departments & governmental agencies to assure that all applicable development standards are met; works with developers through the City’s development process; communicates with applicants, particularly in the transmittal of Development Review Committee (DRC) comments and in the scheduling of DRC meetings.


Assists in the development and preparation of Planning Commission and City Council Staff Reports, agendas, and other information; analyzes general plan, policies, ordinance compliance, negotiated development exactions, performance standards and recommends approval or denial of requests;  prepares written reports in response to public requests for zoning applications and various ordinance changes;  supervises the implementation of land development ordinances; maintains records, logs, and pertinent reports.


Acts as staff to the Development Review Committee, Planning Commission, and manages agenda items, hearing times, field trips, etc.; conducts feasibility studies; prepares a variety of reports related to project progress; reviews and updates ordinances affecting planning, zoning, signage, traffic, development and related departmental areas;  attends meetings and makes public presentations as required; conducts field inspections of projects under construction for compliance with City ordinances and conditions of approval imposed by the City. Participates in project review meetings with various city departments and developer representatives and identifies problem areas related to zoning and negotiates options for compliance.


Assists to coordinate the citizen participation process; meets with the general public to discuss planning, zoning, and development issues; assists the public to define concerns and presents public questions to management; follows up with public to apprise of city policy and decisions; coordinates the preparation of meeting agenda as required; publishes notice of meeting via local newspaper and posts notices as required.


May assist to review and approve landscape plans for compliance with city landscape ordinance; monitors building setbacks, signage requirements, driveways, parking lots, and related site compliance concerns.


May participate in the development/maintenance of the City’s Geographic Information System (GIS); makes recommendations impacting GIS program; operates computer to generate computerized maps; utilizes computer to conduct various research and solve planning problems; assists in maintaining effective software.


Updates, revises, and drafts ordinances and resolutions relating to land use and growth management; revises or creates language which updates and/or clarifies interpretation and intent of the codes and ordinances.


Attends and participates in professional functions, meetings and classes; researches and stays abreast of Federal, State and local laws, legislation, codes, regulations, environmental matters, and zoning and land-use issues pertinent to planning;


Performs related duties as required. Handles the duties of the Planning Manager when the manager is unavailable.




Education and Experience:

·        Graduation from college with a bachelor’s degree in urban planning, public administration or a closely related field;


·        At least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience performing above or related duties;


·        An equivalent combination of education and experience.


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; and ARC View / ARC Info GIS mapping systems; 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.


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


Ability to research relevant information and present the information to the public in a concise and clear manner; supervise daily work programs;  supervise 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;   direct, motivate, develop, and evaluate subordinates;  prepare and present budget estimates; 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.); efficiently operate and maintain computer hardware and software, i.e. GIS and related;  communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; operate standard keyboard and perform data entry activities;  establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies, and the public.


Must maintain membership in the American Planning Association. AICP certification desirable. Must possess a valid state driver’s license.



Hiring will normally occur at or near the minimum of the range and not higher than the midpoint of the range, depending on experience. However, applicants will be considered for other positions and are not limited to the Senior Planner title or salary range.


Minimum: $53,359 / year

Midpoint: $66,700 / year



Interested parties should fill out an online application ( and send a cover letter and resume via email to:

Angela Valenzuela

Human Resources Manager


Questions regarding this position may be directed to Pete Kane, Planning Manager, at


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