PURPOSE OF CLASSIFICATION
The purpose of this classification is to review site plans and land development applications for compliance with county codes and ordinances.
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.
- Provides direction, guidance, training, and assistance to employees; coordinates daily work activities; organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work; monitors status of work, inspects completed work, and troubleshoots problem situations.
- Interprets and applies applicable state, county, and local codes, ordinances, regulations, standards, specifications, policies and procedures pertaining to planning, zoning, land development, and land use; initiates any actions necessary to correct deviations or violations.
- Provides information and technical assistance to citizens, property owners, land developers, contractors, architects, staff members, or other individuals/agencies regarding planning/zoning issues, codes/ordinances, building permits, plan reviews, procedures, forms, or other issues; responds to routine questions or complaints; researches problems and initiates problem resolution; meets with customers as requested.
- Conducts review of minor plat applications, preliminary plat applications, final plat applications, subdivision plats, site plan applications, building permit applications, construction plans, telecommunication facilities applications, special use permit applications, variance requests, village preservation applications, Board of Appeals applications, or other documents.
- Determines whether proposed development complies with planning, zoning, and land use guidelines; recommends approval or denial of plans or permits.
- Prepares and distributes correspondence pertaining to reviews; distributes plans for review as appropriate; directs staff development review meetings to discuss plan reviews; prepares staff reports with recommendations for presentation to boards/commissions.
- Presents agenda items with staff reports to Planning Commission, Board of Commissioners, and Board of Appeals. Represents the department in court as needed.
- Maintains files/records of work activities and documentation. Researches various records and resources as needed.
- Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, staff reports, technical study reports, agendas, agenda items, customer contact forms, maps, or other documents.
Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Planning with Master’s level course work in the field; Master’s degree strongly preferred; supplemented by three (3) years previous experience and/or training that includes local government planning, zoning, site plan review, drafting, and personal computer operations. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.
Planner I – Grade 19 - $51,334.40
Planner II – Grade 20 - $52,873.60
Planner III – Grade 21 - $54,454.40