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Planner I or Planner II

July 21, 2022 by mewest

Website Lehi City

JOB SUMMARY

Become a member of our planning dream team and work for a growing city with a diverse opportunity of exciting projects involving transit-oriented development, active transportation, and open space preservation. Lehi City offers a little bit of everything from country homesteads to a strong employment center that is envisioned to mature into a vibrant urban mixed-use center. This position will manage current planning of one of three areas in the city to process applications, write reports, work with applicants and the public, and attend and present at Planning Commission meetings. This position also includes work on long-range planning projects to help meet the goals of the recently adopted General Plan. This is the right position for you if you enjoy a team-oriented environment with a passion to create great places!

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Primary responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Under the guidance and direction of the Planning Manager, performs professional and technical duties related to implementing department work plans and programs and monitoring community compliance with established planning, zoning and development ordinances.
  • Participates in DRC project review meetings with various City department and developer representatives and identifies problem areas related to zoning; participates in Planning Commission meetings, appeals hearings, and related administrative processes related to project management, code development, etc.; prepares staff reports to Planning Commission and City Council and presents reports to Planning Commission.
  • Reviews commercial and residential plans and specifications to assure compliance with City zoning ordinances; coordinates with builders and developers and assists by identifying actions needed to secure compliance. Conducts field inspections as needed to assist with project reviews.
  • Performs technical customer service; meets with the general public to discuss planning, zoning, and development issues; attends public hearings and open houses and assists the public to define concerns and presents public questions to management; follows up with public to apprise of City policy and decisions.
  • Receives and processes development applications including payment of fees.
  • Conducts research on issues, policies, and concepts pertaining to planning, zoning, and community development; presents reports, analysis and findings to the planning commission and/or city council; prepares written reports in response to public requests for zoning applications and various ordinance and Development Code changes.
  • Assists with creating and/or updating elements of the General Plan or other City master plans. Implements goals of the General Plan and other master plans through developing Code changes. Works with developers, stakeholders, residents and other city departments to complete long-range planning and General Plan projects.
  • Prepares proposals in draft form of amendments to Development Code, zoning ordinance or policy governing local planning, zoning, and development.
  • Writes zoning verification and compliance letters.
  • Prepares and updates various land use and planning maps; operates computer to generate computerized maps; utilizes computer to conduct various research and solve planning problems; assists in maintaining effective software.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Graduation from college with a bachelor’s degree in urban planning, urban ecology or other closely related urban planning degree.
  • Two years relevant experience required for Planner 2. No prior experience required for Planner 1.
  • AICP certification is preferred, but not required.
  • Some knowledge of legal system and procedures affecting planning, zoning and related operations of the city; principles and practices related to local government planning and zoning, land use, bike and pedestrian planning and design, economics, sociology and community organization as applied to urban planning.
  • Skill in the art of diplomacy, team work, and cooperative problem solving.
  • Ability to interpret codes accurately and effectively; enforce regulations with fairness, tact, and impartiality; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; prepare and present technical reports; operate personal computer and various applications (i.e., GIS, MS Office; Adobe); performs statistical mathematical calculations; develop and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, federal agencies, state agencies, local governments, subordinates, and the public.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Tasks require a variety of physical activities not generally involving muscular strain. Physical demands may occur in activities related to walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching, etc. Talking, hearing and seeing required in the daily performance of job duties. Mental application utilizes memory for details, emotional stability and discriminating thinking and creative problem solving. Periodic travel required in course of performing portions of job functions. Frequent local area travel required in the normal course of performing job duties.

 

CLOSING DATE: August 4, 2022

PAY RANGE: Depending on Qualifications (including benefits package)

Title                 Relevant Experience          Starting Pay Minimum        Starting Pay Maximum
Planner I         0-1 years                            $22.66                                   $27.76
Planner II       2-4 years                            $26.33                                   $29.65

SCHEDULE: 40 hours/week, with some evening meetings

DEPARTMENT: Planning Division, Community Development

 

To apply for this job email your details to hrreceptionist@lehi-ut.gov

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