Principal Planner

City of Oldsmar, FL

Job Details

  • Job Function: Analyst
  • Salary: $53,113 - $74,358.
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 14,000
  • Where: 100 State Street West, Oldsmar, FL 34677
  • Form of Government: Council-Manager

Post Date: Jan 24 2019



Advanced professional planning work carrying out research planning projects and conducting independent studies and CRS Coordinator for all activities pertaining to recertification. Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Planning Manager/CRA Administrator, with indirect supervision by the Director.

Essential Job Functions:

(Essential job functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.)

• Performs current planning functions, including annexations, zoning and floodplain review of building permit application; business tax receipt review; and development review applications, provides information to applicants and the public and assists in the preparation of staff reports and makes presentations as assigned.
• Participates in the major segments of the City’s planning program. Prepares studies and research for such items as land use, economic trends, utility systems, community facilities, population, housing and concurrency management.
• Assists with the planning and coordination of the long range planning function which is designed to produce and maintain a meaningful and implementable comprehensive plan for development of the City, including meeting all regulatory requirements pursuant to Chapter 163, Florida Statutes.
• Documents and prepares submission for CRS Recertification, first point of contact in dealing with CRS and or FEMA inquiries.
• Performs research requisite to updating the Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Code.
• Assists residents and business owners in interaction and submissions to FEMA.
• Conducts studies related to neighborhood redevelopment, economic development, landscaping and physical planning.
• Responsible for updates to Land Development Code and reporting of requirements for Floodplain regulations.
• Assists the Director in specialized planning studies.
• Performs related work as required.

(These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other job related marginal duties as required.)


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Knowledge of public planning principles and practices, CRS requirements and FEMA regulations.
• Ability to conduct and participate in complex planning studies and to analyze information and formulate substantive recommendations based on such studies.
• Ability to understand laws, rules and regulations.
• Ability to work with others and present ideas and findings clearly and concisely in written, oral and graphic form.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, department heads, outside agencies and the general public.
• Knowledge of and ability to use word processing programs such as Word, Access, and Excel.
• Knowledge of the City’s policies, practices and procedures.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and the public.
• Ability to operate a PC in a network environment.

Education and Experience

• Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in Planning or related field and three years of public planning experience or a Master’s degree in Planning and one year of public planning experience.

(A comparable amount of training or experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.)

Licenses, Certifications or Registrations:

• American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) preferred.
• Certified Flood Plain Manger (CFM) required.


• Acceptable eyesight (with or without correction)
• Acceptable hearing (with or without hearing aid)
• Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
• Ability to read site plans, use various scales of measurement and make calculations.
• Ability to access file cabinets for filing and retrieval of data.
• Ability to access, input and retrieve information from a network PC.
• Ability to sit at a desk and view a display screen for extended periods of time.


• Works inside in an office environment.

(Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.)