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, performs professional planning work including but not limited to facilitating application submittal requirements for proposed developments, hosting pre-applications conferences, coordinating review processes with other departments and agencies, collecting and presenting 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 sate, county and local codes, ordinances and regulations
Conducts detailed analyses of various development applications including plats, permits, site plans, variance requests, and rezoning requests
Conducts review of various development applications including , conditional and permitted use permits, rezone requests, site plan reviews, variance requests, and subdivision plats
Conducts pre-application meetings in which critical issues are identified for subdivision, conditional use, storm water, or other applications as required
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.
Acts as project manager in the review and approval or denial, or the recommendation of approval or denial to the Planning Commission or other appropriate commission/board applications submitted for land use review.
Provides technical assistance to developers, contractors, and citizens regarding ordinance requirements, approval processes, and available options to gain approval of land development proposals.
Conducts research regarding property histories, previous regulatory actions, and applicable conditions of approval affecting land use.
Provides insight and analysis of special studies or plans to solve issues relating to long-range planning, general plans, and land use development and/or regional planning
Calculates and creates Performance Bond amounts necessary to guarantee the installation of required improvements.
Reviews business licenses for zoning compliance.

MARGINAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Has understanding of Geographic Informations System (GIS)
Performs field inspections to gather data as part of the development review process; verifies in the field that development projects comply with approved plans
Processes abandonment and street vacations applications; retains an appraiser; processes documentation regarding abandonment of rights-of-way, public utility easements, drainage easements, etc.
Reviews landscaping and re-vegetation plans for compliance with ordinance
Performs review and calculations regarding water usage and compliance with other ordinance requirements
Performs other functions as necessary or as assigned

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
None Required

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 (4) years of increasingly responsible experience; or a master’s degree in planning, plus (2) years of increasingly 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.
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.

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.