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Planner I or Planner II

April 28, 2022 by Bryan Kimball

  • Full Time
  • Ephraim

Website Ephraim City

Ephraim City

Associate Planner I or II

Ephraim City – Ephraim, UT
Hiring Range: $24.00 + an hour, DOQ

Full time, with benefits

Open until filled

Ephraim City is a growing community that is the economic and commercial hub of Sanpete County in Central Utah. Ephraim is located a little over an hour south-southeast of Provo, with a population of over 7,000 people and growing. Ephraim is home to Snow College, a junior college with roughly 5,000 enrolled students. Snow College just recently added several new 4-year programs, and Ephraim City expects to see continued growth of the city and surrounding area for the foreseeable future as the College continues to grow. Nestled at the base of the Wasatch Plateau Mountains, one can enjoy many miles of mountain ATV and hiking/biking trails, located just minutes from downtown Ephraim City. The Associate Planner will assist the Community Development office in its efforts to provide exceptional customer service for current projects, permitting, zoning, long range planning, and business licensing within the City.  Ephraim City offers exceptional benefits including but not limited to paid holidays, paid vacation and sick leave, matching 401K, excellent health insurance, and others.

Community Development Director

Works with the public to accept and process applications related to zoning and planning functions, including commercial, industrial and single family and multi-family residential site plans; subdivision plats; conditional use permits, rezones, annexations, and other related work. Accept and process business license applications in accordance with applicable laws. Interpret and administer city ordinances and state law. Update city ordinances as necessary to ensure compliance with state laws and current best practices. Provide staff support to various boards, including Planning Commission, Main Street Beautification Committee, Historical Committee, City Council, Appeal Authority, and others as necessary. Staff support will include posting agendas, providing staff recommendations and presentations, preparing packets, and gathering information for the boards to consider. Gather and analyze planning information and formulate recommendations related to ordinance amendments. Assist in the updating and implementation of the City’s general plan. Advise and confer with the public, builders, developers, attorneys, business owners, engineers, architects, and business license applicants regarding City development and zoning and business policies, standards, and guidelines. Interpret land use and business license regulations and review development proposals and other requests for conformance with the appropriate regulations. Prepare staff reports and graphic displays and make recommendations on development proposals. Make presentations to the planning and zoning commission, city council, and other committees. Investigate public complaints, determine infractions and initiate corrective action for zoning violations. Take phone calls and inquiries from the public and provide assistance to walk-in customers. Perform field inspections of projects for compliance with approved development plans. Gather field data, including GPS data collection, and create reports and GIS maps. Assist Community Development Director in economic development efforts. Perform other duties as assigned and required.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :
Knowledge of principles and practices, including knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, regulations, standards, and ordinances related to planning, zoning and urban development and business license administration. Knowledge of local government structure and operations. Knowledge of legal procedures associated with municipal property management and development. Ability to provide excellent customer service to the public. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, to individuals and groups, including in public meeting settings. Ability to read blueprints, understand metes and bounds and plat descriptions, and other related information. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the business community, citizens, elected officials, employees, developers, financiers, and other government agencies. Ability to work in a fast paced, stressful environment. Ability to help problem solve and address problems or complaints of the customers in a courteous and timely manner.  Knowledge and experience with mapping, GIS software, GPS data collection, Caselle Software, Microsoft Office, Google Earth, Adobe Acrobat and photo editing software, and some AutoCAD experience is a plus.

Must possess and maintain a valid Utah Class D driver’s license with periodic verification by the City.

Planner l
Bachelor’s Degree in urban planning, geography, architecture, public administration, engineering, or related field; plus, one to two (1-2) years of experience in city planning, community development, economic development, or any combination of education and experience providing the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Planner II
Bachelor’s Degree in urban planning, geography, architecture, public administration, engineering, or closely related field; plus, three (3) years or more of progressively responsible experience in city planning, community development, economic development, or any combination of education and experience providing the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Graduate degree in urban planning or closely related field may substitute for one year of experience.
Working Conditions:
Generally comfortable conditions. Intermittent sitting, standing, and travel to various city locations. Considerable exposure to stress as a result of human behavior, frequent deadlines, and the general demands of the position

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only tasks to be performed by the employee occupying this position. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by his or her supervisor. It is the policy of Ephraim City to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability. Human Resources will provide reasonable accommodations for any applicants during the selection process. If you have special needs, please call 435-283-4631. In the interest of the workplace and public safety, all employment is contingent of a background check and a successful completion of a chemical screen for detecting alcohol and/or controlled substances in the body. Ephraim City requires as condition of employment, the use of direct payroll deposit to a bank or savings account.

Position open until filled. First review of applications and resumes will be held on Friday, May 6, 2022

Application Process:
***online application tools are NOT available, see application process below***

Submit a resume, application, cover letter, two letters of recommendation, and unofficial college transcripts to Ephraim City at 5 South Main, Ephraim, UT 84627, attention Community Development, or by email. to



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