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Hillside Development Planner

Town of Paradise Valley, AZ

Hillside Development Planner
Salary Range: $63,000 - $93,000
Open until filled. First review of applications is September 10, 2021

The Town of Paradise Valley lies in the heart of metropolitan Phoenix nestled between Phoenix and Scottsdale and encompasses 15.5 square miles. Residents are committed to maintaining their open, peaceful and quiet surroundings, as well as the unobstructed views of the mountains.

The Town of Paradise Valley is seeking an experienced Planner to perform professional assignments typically related to the development of hillside properties.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (This list is illustrative only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.)
• Works closely with the Hillside Development Administrator to develop, carry out and coordinate effective and efficient land use services, including review of hillside development applications for compliance with applicable zoning regulations.
• Assists the public with hillside development applications, including answering questions regarding hillside development regulations, policies, and procedures.
• Interacts with Town officials, developers, citizens, and Town staff to compile, interpret, and present research data regarding hillside development projects.
• Reviews zoning and building plans for compliance with hillside development regulations.
• Inspects existing and new developments, as needed, to ensure compliance with applicable regulations, policies, and approved plans.
• Provides staff assistance to advisory bodies to facilitate hillside development, code enforcement and code updates.
• Confers with engineers, developers, architects, property owners, consultants and the general public in acquiring information and coordinating Department matters and providing information regarding hillside development requirements.
• Assists the public at the Engineering and Community Development counter and by telephone.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

• Knowledge of Town regulations, codes, policies, and procedures regarding hillside development regulations.
• Knowledge of basic engineering, community development and planning principles and theories.
• Knowledge of Town code and zoning ordinances.
• Knowledge of planning and zoning-oriented computer systems and software.
• Skill in reading and interpreting complex rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and related materials, including building plans, specifications, and building codes.
• Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with management, engineers, architects, contractors, co-workers, and the public.
• Skill in preparing a variety of written and oral reports and presentations.

Experience equivalent to three years full time technical/professional planning, zoning, or engineering work. A Bachelor's degree in Urban Municipal Planning, Architecture, or closely related area. Certification by the American Institute of Certified Planners preferred but not required.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and complete the Job Application located at

Job Details

Job Function
Project Manager
Position Type
Full Time

Town of Paradise Valley


6401 E Lincoln Dr
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253-4328
United States

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