Please use this Application for Employment when applying for all MSD jobs and email it, along with a resume and cover letter to msdjobs@msd.utah.gov

GENERAL PURPOSE:
Under the general guidance and direction of the Senior Planner, this position performs a variety of professional planning duties relative to land-use and development, including but not limited to collecting and presenting data and preparing reports in support of development and zoning activities for the Municipal Services District (MSD).

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Follows standards principles and practices of planning, zoning, and land use.
Follows applicable State, County and local codes, ordinances and regulations relating to land use applications.
Provides information to, and answer questions from groups and individuals on specific to land use or developments
Assists with zoning requests, including conditional use permits, land use variances, zoning changes, and amendments relating to zone districts;
Assists with review of development proposals
Conducts technical studies relating to land use proposals;
Analyzes existing land use and other information in conjunction with development proposals;
Prepares written staff reports and participates in the development of staff recommendations for development proposals;
Meets with and facilitates meetings of appointed boards and committees;
Delivers quality customer assistance by providing general information and technical assistance by; responding to phone and e-mail contacts; preparing staff report packets; and providing planning assistance to member communities regarding various land use projects.
Researches zoning violations, GRAMA requests, special exceptions, and prepares staff reports.

MARGINAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs other functions as necessary or as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
None

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:

Bachelor’s Degree from and accredited college or university in Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture, or other closely related field, plus (2) years of increasingly responsible experience; or a master’s degree in planning, plus (1) year of responsible experience; or an equivalent combination of related education and experience.

Must possess a valid Utah Driver’s License at the time of hire.
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.
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.

PHYSICAL/SENSORY DEMANDS:
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.