Planner I / Planner II (Position and compensation varies based on qualifications and experience.)

City of Punta Gorda, FL

Position and compensation varies based on qualifications and experience.

Planner I - An entry level planning position assists in current and long-range urban planning efforts, including land development review and analysis and planning studies in support of new and updated programs and regulations.

Planner II - An advanced professional planning position responsible for researching and analyzing technical data in the field of city planning. Performs professional and technical work developing, researching, data collection, mapping and maintaining public planning studies and programs on land use, zoning, conservation, housing, transportation, population, coastal management, historic preservation and other areas of comprehensive planning activities.

Example Of Duties
Planner I -

Accepts planning applications and verifies that information is complete and accurate; schedules projects for review; maintains files for applications processed; and assesses project compliance with regulations and guidelines.
Acts as liaison between community groups, government agencies, developers and elected officials in developing neighborhood plans.
Assist in planning and implementation of neighborhood improvement projects, including program and project design, contract writing, and administration.
Assist in preparing legal notices, agreements, staff reports, Resolutions and Ordinances.
Assists in the evaluation of rezoning proposals, ordinance amendments, site plans, special use permits, variances and other proposals Assists with collecting, assembling, summarizing, and analyzing basic data involved in planning, such as land use, population, economic characteristics, traffic, services, historic preservation, land development, and other factors pertinent to a master planning or a comprehensive planning program.
Coordinates and participates in the review and approval of building permit applications to ensure compliance with the City's Land Development Code and Comprehensive Plan.
Develop recommendations for current and long term planning projects; prepares technical studies and reports.
May make presentations to the City Council, CRA, Planning Commission, Committee, Development Review Committee, and Historic Preservation Advisory Board.
Prepares and distributes the Planning Commission, Development Review, Board of Zoning Appeals, Historic Preservation Advisory board agenda packets in the absence of the department admin.
Provides information, guidance, and advice to applicants and the general public in response to inquiries regarding land use, zoning, platting, development applications, and other planning matters.
Receives, reviews for completion, and processes development applications including evaluation of site plans, subdivision plats, rezoning applications, right-of-way vacations and other land development proposals; ensures applications conform with the City's development code, master plans, planning principles and the Comprehensive Plan.
Represents the Department at meetings and public hearings, as requested and prepares staff reports and presentations.
Ability to attend to details while keeping big-picture goals in mind.
Ability to read and interpret building and development plans, specifications and legal document.
Ability to review plans and apply provisions of the ordinances and codes to determine compliance with such regulations and to apply regulations to field conditions.
Ability to work independently or in a team environment as needed.
Ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously.
Able to produce written documents with clearly organized thought using proper sentence construction, punctuation, and grammar.
Knowledge of department and city policies and procedures and federal, state, and local codes, laws and regulations.
Knowledge of principles and practices of research and data collection.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of planning.
Skilled in customer service, including the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both in person and in writing.
Statistical, algebraic, or geometric knowledge and ability to apply such knowledge in practical situations.

Planner II -
Receives, reviews for completion, and processes development applications including evaluation of site plans, subdivision plats, rezoning applications, right-of-way vacations and other land development proposals; ensures applications conform with the City's development code, master plans, planning principles and the Comprehensive Plan.
Prepares narrative staff reports and recommendations of complexity, such as Planned Developments and Rezonings detailing specific issues such as transfer of density units.
Coordinate with stakeholders and prioritizes project milestones and deadlines.
Acts as liaison between community groups, government agencies, developers and elected officials in developing neighborhood plans.
Plans and implements neighborhood improvement projects, including program and project design, contract writing, and administration.
Drafts legal notices, agreements, staff reports, Resolutions and Ordinances.
Evaluates rezoning proposals, ordinance amendments, site plans, special use permits, variances and other proposals.
Collects, assembles, summarizes, and analyzes basic data involved in planning, such as land use, population, economic characteristics, traffic, services, historic preservation, land development, and other factors pertinent to a master planning or a comprehensive planning program.
Coordinates and participates in the review and approval of building permit applications to ensure compliance with the City's Land Development Code and Comprehensive Plan.
Develops recommendations for current and long term planning projects; prepares technical studies and reports.
Prepares and gives presentations to the City Council, CRA, Planning Commission, Committee, Development Review Committee, and Historic Preservation Advisory Board.
Prepares and distributes the Planning Commission, Development Review, Board of Zoning Appeals, Historic Preservation Advisory board agenda packets in the absence of the department admin.
Provides information, guidance, and advice to applicants and the general public in response to inquiries regarding land use, zoning, platting, development applications, and other planning matters.
Reviews detailed accurate construction plan sets for City improvement projects.
Researches and compiles existing parcel data such as paper copy and CAD survey data, plats, legal descriptions, and construction drawings to establish project limits for permit drawing submissions.
Represents the Department at meetings and public hearings, as requested and prepares staff reports and presentations.
Ability to attend to details while keeping big-picture goals in mind.
Ability to read and interpret building and development plans, specifications and legal documents
Ability to review plans and apply provisions of the ordinances and codes to determine compliance with such regulations and to apply regulations to field conditions.
Ability to work independently or in a team environment as needed.
\Ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously.
Able to produce written documents with clearly organized thought using proper sentence construction, punctuation, and grammar.
Knowledge of department and city policies and procedures and federal, state, and local codes, laws and regulations.
Knowledge of principles and practices of research and data collection.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of planning.
Skilled in customer service, including the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both in person and in writing.
Statistical, algebraic, or geometric knowledge and ability to apply such knowledge in practical situations.

Typical Qualifications
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS:

Planner I -

Bachelor's degree in urban planning, architecture, public policy, or related area of study.
One (1) year experience in urban design/urban planning or practical experience may be substituted for education or as approved by the Urban Design Director.
Must have a valid Florida driver’s license.

Planner II -
Bachelor's degree in urban planning, architecture, engineering, public policy, or related area of study.
Three (3) years’ experience in urban design/urban planning, practical experience or a multi-discipline engineering experience may be substituted for education or as approved by the Urban Design Director.
AICP preferred or ability to acquire such designation within eighteen months of employment.
Must have a valid Florida driver’s license

How to Apply

Please submit an online application or contact Human Resources.

Job Details

Salary
$36,296
-
$64,396
Job Function
Other Entry to Mid-Level
Position Type
Full Time

City of Punta Gorda

Address

326 W Marion Ave
Punta Gorda, FL 33950-4417
United States

Population
19,500
Form of Government
Council-Manager

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