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Planner I

Company: City of Fountain Inn
Location: Fountain Inn
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

PLANNER I (42504)
FLSA: Exempt
Purpose of Classification:
Under general supervision, researches, analyzes and manages assigned planning functions including but not limited to short range planning and special projects. Participates in related board functions and effectively communicates with interdepartmental as well as external customers. Reports to the Planning and Development Manager.
Essential Functions:
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.
Develops planning studies and reports in support of new and updated plans, programs and regulations. Reviews or assists in the review of moderately difficult development proposals and site plans for conformance with codes, plans, and regulations.
Prepares and presents detailed reports on development proposals to government bodies. Collects a variety of statistical data and prepare reports and maps on topics such as census information, land use, tax base data, and occupancy rates.
Evaluates or assists in the evaluation of rezonings, ordinance amendments, site plans, special use permits, variances and other proposals.
Acts as liaison between community groups, government agencies, developers and elected officials in developing neighborhood plans.
Coordinates community review of public and private development projects.
Provides information to the public regarding development regulations.
Coordinates research and provides suggestions for implementation of best practices or identifies emerging issues for a proactive view to strategic planning in our growing City.
Assists in resolving citizen and customer issues. Interacts with the public, City departments, and others outside the work unit to obtain and provide information and assistance in a variety of circumstances. Accurately, promptly, and diplomatically responds to requests for information. Communicates orally and in writing with the public, outside agencies, coworkers and other City personnel providing accurate technical information and recommendations.
Oversees the work of consultants and interns.
Conducts field evaluations and assessments.
Attends a substantial number of evening and weekend meetings.
Ability to communicate information between applicable parties strategically, using good judgment and discretion for effective and efficient execution of duties.
Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge and awareness of applicable laws and regulations: maintains an awareness of new trends and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; and attends meetings, seminars, training sessions, and local and national planning conferences, as appropriate.
Communicates with City officials, supervisor, other City employees, contractors, developers, architects, engineers, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.
Processes a variety of documentation associated with department/division operations, within designated timeframes and per established procedures: receives and reviews various documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate; prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, and other documentation; compiles data for further processing or for use in preparation of department reports; and maintains computerized and/or hardcopy record.
Additional Functions:
Performs other related duties as required.
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Urban or Regional Planning, Zoning or a related field preferred and/or Master's Degree; supplemented by two years of experience in planning, zoning, or closely related field; experience supervising a team or personnel is a plus; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
Specific License or Certification Required: Must possess and maintain a valid South Carolina driver's license.
Specific Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities: Extensive knowledge of planning programs and processes; ability to research and familiarize with local zoning laws; working knowledge of personal computers, Microsoft Suite and GIS applications.
Performance Aptitudes:
Data Utilization: Requires the ability to evaluate, audit, deduce, and/or assess data using established criteria. Includes exercising discretion in determining actual or probable consequences and in referencing such evaluation to identify and select alternatives.
Human Interaction: Requires the ability to work with others to coordinate the more complex programs and more complex problems associated with the responsibilities of the job. Often represents the department and/or organization when dealing with others. Requires the ability to act as a first-line supervisor, including instructing, assigning and reviewing work, maintaining standards, coordinating activities, and evaluating employee job performance.
Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions.
Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, advisory and/or design data and information, such as development and site plans, codes and ordinances, zoning and conditional use applications, etc.
Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; ability to calculate decimals and percentages; may include ability to perform mathematical operations with fractions; may include ability to compute discount, interest, and ratios; may include ability to calculate surface areas, volumes, weights, and measures.
Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to apply principles of influence systems, such as motivation, incentive, and leadership, and to exercise independent judgment to apply facts and principles for developing approaches and techniques to resolve problems.
Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving the evaluation of information against sensory, judgmental, or subjective criteria, as opposed to that which is clearly measurable or verifiable.
ADA Compliance:
Physical Ability: Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station.
Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.
Environmental Factors: Essential functions are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions.
The City of Fountain Inn is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
The City reserves the right to revise this position description at any time.

Keywords: City of Fountain Inn, Asheville , Planner I, Other , Fountain Inn, North Carolina

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