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Performs highly skilled, professional, administrative and supervisory work in the day-to-day oversight of the current planning division and its functions pertaining to land use and zoning. Provides a broad scope of planning services for the Municipal Services District. Administers specified planning activities and provides staff oversight and administrative assistance to various boards and councils. Enforces zoning and development ordinances. Facilitates the application submittal requirements for proposed developments, host pre-applications conferences, coordinate review processes with other departments and agencies, collects and presents data, preparing reports for Planning Commissions and Metro Councils in support of urban and regional planning, development and zoning activities for the Municipal Service District (MSD).
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Interprets and applies applicable state, county and local codes, ordinances and regulations.
Manage and review applications for development projects and review processes.
Serve as central point of contact and coordinate with applicants, internal reviewers and public review bodies to ensure thorough and timely project review.
Evaluate projects according to adopted standards and policies as well as professional expertise and analysis.
Conducts review of various development applications including conditional and permitted use permits, rezone requests, site plan reviews, variance requests, and subdivision plats.
Develop, maintain and utilize working knowledge of zoning code, design standards and other regulations.
Recommend amendments to code and policies to better achieve development objectives.
Work collaboratively across departments and sectors to ensure zoning and development regulations align with transportation investments, economic incentives and other policies of broad strategies to support goals for economic growth, transit-oriented developments, diverse housing options and vibrant public spaces.
Writes and presents formal and technical reports, working papers, and correspondence
Attends substantial number of evening meetings/conducts meetings with advisory boards and elected officials
Delivers quality customer assistance by providing information, technical assistance and responding to phone and e-mail contacts; preparing staff report packets; and providing planning assistance to member communities regarding various land use projects.
Reviews building permit submittals; performs zoning compliance work including inspections, responding to complaints; issuing compliance letters; maintaining records of all evidence and correspondence.
Calculates and creates Performance Bond amounts necessary to guarantee the installation of required improvements.
Reviews business licenses for zoning compliance.
Assist land developers in reviewing applications pertaining to subdivision for completeness and conformance to requirements.
Review, approve and record final plats.
MARGINAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs other functions as necessary or as assigned.
Actively supervises and engages staff, which includes hiring, orienting, training, assigning, reviewing and prioritizing work performance, preparing annual performance appraisals and disciplines as necessary.
NATURE OF WORK CONTACTS:
Interacts daily and coordinates with District personnel to discuss everyday operating situations.
Frequently collaborate and work closely with external agencies, service providers, and technology resource providers.
Interacts with customers to communicate and respond to their utility service concerns.
TRAINING & QUALIFICATIONS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Bachelor’s Degree from and accredited college or university in Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture, or other closely related field, plus (6) years of increasingly responsible experience; or a master’s degree in planning, plus (3) years of increasingly responsible experience; or an equivalent combination of related education and experience
The Senior Planner is expected to display leadership, have technical knowledge and professional judgement.
Working knowledge of Geographic Information System (GIS).
Must possess a valid Utah Driver’s License.
Knowledge of, and operation of, business computers, copy machines, phones and other typical business electronic equipment.
Knowledge and ability to utilize word processing, spreadsheet, calendaring, scheduling, and publishing software applications.
Knowledge and ability to utilize multiple Adobe Suite applications including Acrobat, Photoshop, and InDesign.
Skilled in planning, subdivision, and zoning law, theory, and application.
Able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Ability to follow principles and practices of effective project management.
Have the ability to understand and apply the different policies, procedures, ordinances, and fee schedules of the several different jurisdictions to the varied applications for land use.
Skills in reading and interpreting codes.
Skills in organizing and maintaining records and analyzing data, tracking of multiple assignments.
Demonstrated ability to meet required deadlines.
Ability to perform effectively in highly stressful situations.
Supports the relationship between the MSD and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors, and MSD staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and proprietary MSD information; performs other duties as required or assigned.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Intermittent exposure to stress as a result of human behavior. Required to feel attributes of objects, sit for long periods of time, talk, hear, grasp, push, stand, walk, drive, reach with hands/arms, stoop, kneel, and use repetitive wrist, hand and/or finger movement. Must be able to lift up to 20 lbs. Specific vision abilities include: clarity of vision at 20 feet or more and 20 inches or less; three- dimensional vision or the ability to judge distance and space relationships; ability to identify and distinguish colors, adjust the eye to bring an object into focus and to see up and down or to the right or left while fixed on a point. Travel to attend conferences, training, outreach and other events occurs weekly.