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Associate Planner, Teton County

March 25, 2021 by Judi Pickell

Website Teton

SUMMARY:
Under basic supervision, performs technical work in professional planning for the Planning and Building Department; reviews planning and development applications and proposals, verifies compliance with County Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Regulations, County policies and procedures, and coordinates with appropriate State and/or Federal agencies as applicable.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job description is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Serves as the initial point of contact for customer service; communicates with clients regarding general land development and regulatory inquiries regarding the Land Development Regulations. Reviews planning and development applications and proposals to assure compliance with County Land Development Regulations and Comprehensive Plan; tasks include pre-application conferences, and staff report preparation for the general public, public officials, and other government agencies. Reviews and processes general planning, building, and grading applications for compliance with County Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Regulations. Prepares staff reports and provides technical recommendations to the Planning Commission and Board of County Commissioners. Utilizes the County Geographic Information System (GIS) to analyze and project land use trends to assist in current planning and long-range planning projects; provides research and administrative support to other Planning and Building staff. Maintains and updates files and records; enters Planning data into land tracking database and completes necessary analysis and reports. Manages planning projects, reviews documents for compliance with standards and policies, schedules public hearings, and assures that applicants understand the review process. Coordinates activities with other County Departments and government agencies. Responds to inquiries and resolves technical problems and complaints. Supports the relationship between Teton County staff and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with visitors and County staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and County information; performs other duties as required or assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Landscape Architecture, Architecture, or related field; AND two years of experience with community development and planning programs; OR equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Master’s Degree in related field preferred.
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Required Licenses and Certifications: Must possess a valid Wyoming/Idaho Driver’s License and maintain an acceptable driving record. Specific technical skills training and certifications may be required.
Required Knowledge of: County policies and procedures, and State and Federal laws and regulations governing planning and development. Principles and practices of planning, community development, land use, permitting, and environmental protection. Environmentally responsible and resource-efficient community development techniques. Records management and customer service principles, protocols, and standards. Standard and specialized computer software applications, including Geographic Information System (GIS).
Required Skills in: Explaining planning and development regulations and procedures, and County policies and procedures. Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands. Responding to public inquiries and providing information on departmental services, programs, policies, and procedures. Providing effective customer service, and dealing tactfully and courteously with the public. Maintaining accurate and interrelated technical records, and identifying and reconciling errors. Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with County employees, representatives from other government agencies, community groups, the Planning Commission, and the Board of County Commissioners. Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.
Physical Demands/Work Environment: Work is performed in a standard office environment. Occasional field/site visits required.

Planner, Associate
LAST UPDATED:
March 2021
DEPARTMENT:
Planning and Building
FLSA STATUS:
Non-Exempt
FLSA designation cannot be assigned to a job class. An employer must show that each employee meets every requirement of the claimed exemption. The FLSA designations included on the job description are for general administrative guidelines.

To apply for this job email your details to bnelson@tetoncountywy.gov

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