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Planning & Zoning Director

May 8, 2023 by sel

Website Hurricane City

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Planning & Zoning Director
Job Status:
Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.
Rate of Pay:
$75,000 – $103,500
Position Type:
Accepting Applications
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Job Description
Position Summary

Directs and supervises the activities of the Planning Department, by overseeing short range and long range planning, and Code Enforcement,. Coordinates and presents planning items to citizens, groups, consultants, developers, planning commission and governing body. Supervises and performs research and analysis of planning studies. Recommends work programs and budget allocations for sections . Responsible for comprehensive plan development.


Full City Benefits Package

Hurricane City covers 100% of the premiums for the High Deductible health plan for full-time employees and their qualified dependents. New hires receive 40 hours of vacation time after successful completion of their probationary period, and an additional 40 hours of vacation at their one-year mark.

To find out more about our benefits package, please contact the Human Resources Department.


Essential Functions
Essential Functions – (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. The list of tasks is illustrative only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.)

Oversees general operations of the Planning and Building Departments including personnel, planning, budgeting, and equipment management.
Provides planning information to the general public, attends meetings, guides consultants in planning projects, administers the land use code writes and reviews staff reports, for Planning Commission, Board of Appeals, and planning matters heard by City Council.
Works as the Zoning Administrator by providing interpretation of City land use code and regulation and fulfills other responsibilities required by Hurricane City code.
Oversee code enforcement for nuisance and planning matters and oversee the code enforcement officer.
Assists with land use code, master plans, and General Plan updates.
Works closely with other City departments to coordinate planning and development review.
Coordinates Hurricane planning activities with committees such as Hurricane City Water Board, the Joint Utility Committee, Zion’s Regional Collaborative, Hurricane Power Board, Beautification Committee and others as needed.
Works closely with elected and appointed officials and provides recommendations on land use and planning matters.
Understands and explains city codes regarding building and development approvals and processes .Reviews development activity applications. Coordinates and arranges meetings with prospective development applicants and appropriate City personnel.
Coordinates development of Capital Facilities Plan studies and updates. Implements General Plan, the City Master Plans, Moderate Income Housing Plan, and other planning projects.
Reviews land use applications, including conditional use permits, sign permits, subdivisions, zone changes, site plans, etc.
Coordinates review of plats and reimbursement agreements with City Engineer.
Contacts property owners and coordinates acquisition of property and easements for extension of planned capital facilities.
Evaluates planning related legislation and applicability to department projects.
Maintains and prepares information needed for budget purposes.
Performs all other duties as assigned,

Minimum Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications

Qualifications, Education and Experience
Master’s degree in planning, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture or closely related field; AND
7-12 years of relevant consulting, agency and municipal experience.
Possess and maintain a valid Utah Driver’s License throughout employment.
Successful completion of pre-employment drug screening required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities -Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


Considerable knowledge of Utah Land Use Law and municipal government.
Considerable knowledge of the theory, principles and techniques of the planning profession and development process.
Knowledge of federal, state and local laws, ordinances and codes pertaining to a wide variety of planning topics.
Ability to work closely with City attorney on agreements and plats.
Understanding of GIS mapping desired but not required.
Knowledge of real estate terminology, laws, practices, principles and regulations.
American Institute of Certified Planners certificate preferred.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
Outstanding people skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Exceptional attention to detail and quality control.
Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.
Ability to exercise sound and independent judgement within general policy guidelines.
Ability to work within municipal government atmosphere.

Physical Requirements
Typical Physical/Mental Demands/Working Conditions


While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is frequently required to perform a variety of physical activities, sitting, or standing for extended periods while assisting customers and while operating office equipment. Walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching and light lifting. Talking, hearing, and seeing are essential in the performance of daily tasks. Common eye, hand, finger dexterity exists. Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability, and critical thinking. Exposure to weather extremes. The noise level is usually quiet while in the office and moderately loud when in the field. Must be able to perform moderate lifting. Considerable exposure to stress as a result of human behavior, including dealing with unpleasant, angry or discourteous individuals as part of the job requirements.

Condition of Employment
Condition of Employment

Employees may be required to work extended or irregular hours such as nights, weekends and holidays. Hurricane City employment can require employees to occasionally work outside of their normal job duties to assist with city sponsored events and/or projects. The employee is expected to forgo normal work duties to assist with the completion of these events and/or projects. In the event of an emergency, employees are required to work to provide for the safety and well-being of the public, including the delivery and restoration of vital services.


Please Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person(s) assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required of personnel so classified. The approved class specifications are not intended to and do not infer or create any employment, compensation, or contract rights to any person or persons. This updated job description supersedes prior descriptions for the same position. Management reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.


Hurricane City is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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