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July 26, 2022 by alisonworkman

Website Ogden City Corporation

Department:           Community and Economic Development

Division:                   Planning

Pay Grade:               G14

FLSA Status:             Non-Exempt


This position performs professional level work in the field of land use planning and development and provides information and assistance to developers, the business community, elected and appointed officials, and the public on planning, land use, historic preservation, housing, annexations, and development related matters. Receives general supervision from the Planning Manager.


  • Check commercial, industrial, and residential development plans to determine if plans will comply with zoning regulations.
  • Undertake research, prepare reports and maps, and present reports in public meetings.
  •  Prepare staff reports for the Planning Commission, Landmarks Commission, various committees, and advisory boards as directed.
  • Confer with and advise architects, builders, attorneys, contractors, engineers, and the general public regarding city development policies and standards.
  • Research and develop studies and recommendations on various land use issues.
  • Review and comment on development proposals and applications for compliance with appropriate regulations and policies; prepare reports on recommendations.
  • Investigate complaints and recommend corrective action as necessary to resolve complaints concerning the city’s planning function.
  • Collect, record, and summarize statistical and demographic information; establish and maintain a comprehensive database.
  • Answer questions and provide information to the public.
  • Research and draft ordinances for review.
  • Work with public and commissions in developing and presenting master development plans, community plans, and general plan amendments.
  • Inspect properties and structures for compliance with current city zoning codes and regulations; recommend improvement and rehabilitation programs; identify corrective actions to be taken by owner.
  • Provide information pertinent to the development of the General Plan; recommend and develop policies and procedures for future zoning, environmental, and other issues that impact city growth and expansion.
  • Participate in safety and risk management activities; take action to reduce liability to the city.
  • Attendance and punctuality are essential functions of this position.  Employee is required to work as a team and frequently meet with co-workers and supervisors; employee is required to communicate in-person with the public; and employee is required to use on-site equipment.
  • Perform other related duties as required/assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning, Public Administration, Landscape Architecture, or a related field.
  • An equivalent combination of the above stated work experience and education is acceptable.


  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid Utah driver’s license within six months.
  • Employee will be required to complete NIMS IS100 and IS700 within three months of hire.


Knowledge of the basic principles and practices of urban planning and development.
Knowledge of basic site planning and architectural design techniques and methods.
Knowledge of basic computer functions and programs including GIS with ESRI software experience.
Knowledge of technical report writing.
Knowledge of modern office methods, practices, procedures, and equipment, including a computer.
Knowledge of laws underlying general plans, zoning, and land divisions.
Knowledge of applicable environmental laws and regulations.
Knowledge of the current literature, information sources, and research techniques in the field of urban planning.
Skill in communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Skill in responding to difficult and sensitive public inquiries.
Ability to understand and carry out oral and written directions.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Ability to maintain mental capacity which allows for effective interaction and communication with others
Ability to maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities which may include the following:  sitting or standing for extended periods of time; operating assigned equipment.
Ability to maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for:  making observations; communicating with others; reading and writing; operating assigned equipment as required by the position.
Ability to comply with all cities polices and regulations, including safety and risk management standards.


  • Work environment is primarily inside, where the noise and temperature levels are moderate.
  • The work is sedentary work which requires exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body.
  • Must possess the visual ability to see clearly at close (less than 20 inches) and far (20 feet or more) distances, and judge distances and spatial relationships.
  • Additionally, the following physical abilities are required: standing, walking, sitting, using hands and fingers to handle or feel, reaching with hands and arms, stooping, kneeling, crouching, talking, and hearing.


Successful applicant must pass background check.


Driving record of successful applicant will be obtained by the HR office.


Successful applicant must submit a copy of above education requirements when requested.


GRADE 14: $1,698.37 to $2,547.56 (Bi-weekly Rate). Typically hire at minimum. This position is eligible for benefits.



On-line applications will be accepted at until Wednesday, August 3, 2022. If you do not have access to a computer, you may come to the Ogden City Human Resources office located at 2549 Washington Blvd., Suite 220, Ogden, UT  84401 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.




July 20, 2022

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