MSD seeking to hire Planner II

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 state, 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

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.

MSD is seeking to hire Plans Examiner

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 general supervision from the Building Official, Examines and reviews plans and documents submitted for building permits to ensure compliance with all current codes, ordinances, zoning, and State amendment requirements. Issues building permits and completes field inspections on buildings and structures as required to verify code compliance.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Examines, reviews, and confirms all building plans and documents submitted for building permits are in compliance with current building codes, county building ordinances and adopted state amendments. Documents review results and follows through with re-checks and additional documentation submittals.
Calculates and verifies required building permit information, such as square footage, occupant loads, valuation, fees, and other information required for the building permit.
Reviews the building permit application for completeness and accuracy and issues building permits.
Works with planners and other agencies to verify submitted plans meet use and zoning regulations and requirements.
Participates in zoning application review processes.
Reviews business license applications for type of occupancy and potential building code issues.
Explains, discusses, and interprets building codes to builders, architects, engineers, other agencies, or the general public, to ensure understanding of the purpose and intent of the building code requirements as they relate to both new and existing structures.
Handles building code questions from public through front counter interaction, phone calls, and e-mails.
Works with field building inspectors to ensure compliance on both ongoing and future building permits.
Maintains current construction industry knowledge as it relates to building codes.

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:
International Building, Residential, Mechanical, Plumbing, and Fuel Gas Codes.
National Electrical Code.
International Energy Conservation Code.
Other adopted or applicable codes.
Drafting techniques, symbols, and abbreviations.
General construction practices and materials.
Basic principles of structural design and engineering mathematics.
Principles and procedures of record keeping and reporting.
Zoning Ordinances.
Modern office software and equipment.

Three (3) years of experience reading and interpreting blueprints; OR an equivalent combination of related education and experience.
Possession of a Combination Residential or Combination Commercial State ICC Building Certification.
Must possess or obtain a valid Registered Storm Water Inspector (RSI) designation issued by the State of Utah within 60 days of hire.
A valid Driver’s License issued by the State of Utah may be required to operate a vehicle.

Use computers and equipment related to job specific duties.
Perform in highly stressful situations.
Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Interpret and apply codes judiciously and consistently.
Resolve conflicts and solve problems.
Maintain records and reports.

PHYSICAL/SENSORY DEMANDS:
Exposure to the risks and hazards associated with construction sites. Must be able to work in inclement weather.

Housing Element Open House: Sept. 28

For residents of Magna, White City and Kearns

Open FLYER for more details.

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 28 10 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.

WHERE: Salt Lake County Government Center, South Building Atrium — 2001 S State Street, Salt Lake City, UT.

WHAT IS IT?
An opportunity to learn about Senate Bill 34:

  • Exchange ideas across Metro Townships;
  • Hear from housing experts;
  • Review housing assessments; and
  • Work on strategies on planning for housing for all income levels.

CONTACT:

  • Mikala Jordan, Long-Range Planner, Planning & Development Services, MSD, at mjordan@msd.utah.gov or 385-468-6714
  • Lupita McClenning, Division Director, Planning & Development Services, MSD, at lmcclenning@msd.utah.gov or 385-468-6675
  • Wendy Gurr, Planning Coordinator, Planning & Development Services, SLCo at wgurr@slco.org or 385-468-6707

SNACKS WILL BE PROVIDED

2019 Meeting Schedule Update

Amended Meeting Schedule for 2019 Greater Salt Lake Municipal Services District Board of Trustees

The Greater Salt Lake Municipal Services District Board of Trustees holds its regular Board meeting on the second & fourth Wednesday’s of each month at 6:00 p.m. at 2001 S. State Street, COW Room, Suite N2-800, Salt Lake City, Utah 84190 (Unless otherwise stated)—With the exception of August & October (Budget Meetings)

August 2, 2019 Budget Workshop (9:00am-12:00pm)

August 9, 2019, Budget Workshop work meeting (9:00am-12:00pm)

August 14, 2019 Budget Discussion

August 28,2019 September 11, 2019

September 25, 2019 October 4, 2019, Budget Workshop work meeting

October 16, 2019 Budget Adoption – Public Hearing – Council Chambers N1-100 November 13, 2019

November 13, 2019

Board of Trustees to meet twice a month

The Greater Salt Lake Municipal Services District Board of Trustees holds its regular Board meeting on the second & fourth Wednesday’s of each month at 6:00 p.m. at 2001 S. State Street, COW Room, Suite N2-800, Salt Lake City, Utah 84190 (Unless otherwise stated). This meeting will be the first Wednesday in December 2019.

UPDATED 2019 SCHEDULE

All meetings are open to the public.