MSD seeking to hire SWPP/Grading Stormwater Inspector

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 supervision and direction of the SWPP Grading Supervisor this position will perform grading and stormwater inspections and check plans and grading on new and existing structures to ensure compliance with all applicable codes, ordinances, and relevant laws.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Inspects industrial, commercial, residential, and detached buildings during construction and/or remodeling to ensure compliance with State-adopted International Codes and County ordinances.
  • Utilize a strong soils and grading background to read and understand soils reports and to effectively communicate with property owners and contractors for compliance to the soils report.
  • Inspects existing building for changes and/or complaints to ensure compliance with the adopted State Codes and County ordinances.
  • Documents inspection results to verify inspection progress and completion. Maintains records of inspections and inspection results and keeps a daily work record, using the latest computer software.
  • Prepares, issues, and tracks necessary violation orders and notices needed to ensure compliance with adopted State Codes and County Ordinances.
  • Performs on-site drainage, erosion, grading, and sediment control inspections on residential and commercial land development projects, capital improvement projects, and other related construction activities in accordance with Greater Salt Lake Municipal Services District.
  • Attends pre-construction meetings, on-site progress meetings, and project acceptance meetings to communicate requirements with developers and contractors through all phases of work.
  • Conducts construction site inspections for compliance with the Geotechnical Engineering report and the approved Grading and Drainage plans, May also be required to complete Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) inspections in compliance with the Utah Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (UPDES) provisions; creates and maintains reports and records of inspections using the latest software (E-process 360 and Utilisync)
  • Inspects and investigates complaints of existing structures/construction to determine if hazardous or illegal development exist or is occurring.
  • Assists the Attorney’s Office in representing and protecting the legal position of the division and the Greater Salt Lake Municipal Services District regarding building code grading violations; testifies in court as required.
  • Performs other functions as necessary or as assigned.

NATURE OF WORK CONTACTS

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  • 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 Grading and Drainage concerns

TRAINING & QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Three (3) years of experience reading and interpreting blueprints; OR an equivalent combination of related education and experience.
  • Possession of or ability to obtain a Storm Water Inspector certification. (RSI or Equivalent)
  • A valid Driver’s License issued by the State of Utah is required to operate a vehicle.
  • Training and experiencing in operating a computer and various software applications pertaining to job duties.
  • Perform effectively in highly stressful situations
  • Interpret and apply codes judiciously and consistently
  • Perform a plan Review for Code Compliance
  • Resolve conflicts and solve problems
  • Enforce all Building, and County ordinances allowed by licensure under State Law
  • Enforce all codes pertaining to building and storm water safety that have been adopted by the State of Utah and Salt Lake County
  • Maintain records and reports
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
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 seeking to hire GIS Analyst Intern

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

Provides strategic direction, oversight, and maintenance for MSD enterprise GIS development and data governance. Maintains the accuracy and quality of GIS database information and develops GIS products and applications that streamline agency procedures and workflows. Regularly performs data analysis and visualization to support the MSD’s departmental functions, service processes and analytical requirements.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Develop, monitor, and implement GIS vision, mission and goals in addition to multi-year strategic plans in designated technology areas including capability/needs assessments, business requirements, gap analyses, initiatives, goals, and roadmaps.

Develop, create, and maintain enterprise GIS solutions that support a broad range of agency functions including mobile field collection apps, in-office desktop apps, and operational dashboards to monitor and track performance.

Provide direction and oversee development, testing, deployment, and maintenance of GIS applications and systems in a complex, multi-platform environment.

Use GIS to establish and compile metrics used in creating comprehensive planning documents for metro townships

Implement professional research methods including records management processes, procedures, and best practices in support of comprehensive planning initiatives.

Create workflows that streamline agency processes and improve data quality including toolsets and workflows using ESRI Python infrastructure; participates in developing and implementing queries, scripts and other instructions

­Oversee data governance; participates in creating memorandums of understanding between agencies that specify how authoritative data is exchanged, updated, and used across multijurisdictional boundaries

Ensures agency’s authoritative datasets are regularly updated, backed up, and made accessible to other agencies with legitimate planning interests

Ensures creation and maintenance of written documentation including system and user manuals, license agreements, data dictionaries, interfaces, and architectural diagrams.

Communicates in a clear and concise manner; write technical documents, grant proposals/RFPs, and news releases

Create and release GIS content and planning tools/documents on MSD website

Provide individual training and assistance to users unfamiliar with software components or individual tasks, including written instruction, training documents and procedures to assist users.

Coordinate the production and distribution of GIS data; create geocoding, map and feature services; monitor geoprocessing steps and perform quality control checks on results

Convert addresses into GIS formats using geocoding routines and resolves address errors; may update geocoding algorithms to improve geocoding accuracy.

Convert non-GIS formats into usable GIS data formats

Frequently collaborate and work closely with external agencies, service providers, and technology resource providers

Serve as agency liaison to GIS Solutions Technology Working Group and coordinate with Information Services GIS team to implement GIS solutions to production environments

MARGINIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Performs other functions as necessary or as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSBILITIES

  •  (None required)

NATURE OF WORK CONTACTS

TRAINING & QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Urban Planning, Geography, Computer Science, or other closely related field

  • Five years of verifiable progressive GIS experience developing advanced workflows and applications in a similar business environment
  • Proficiency using ArcGIS Server to publish map and feature services using REST for application consumption
  • Proficiency configuring and deploying ArcGIS Enterprise Geodatabase solutions in test and production environments
  • Knowledge of web GIS and programming languages used within ESRI (Arcade, Python), and web API (Java, Python), and how to apply them in context
  • Applied knowledge of relational database technology with knowledge of extensions enabling the storage of spatial data
  • Functioning knowledge of GIS relationship class structures, indexing, unique ID (Global, GUID, etc) in an enterprise GIS environment
  • Ability to analyze business and technical processes and determine ways of making them more efficient

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 seeking to hire Building Grading and Stormwater Inspector

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 supervision and direction of the SWPP Grading Supervisor Performs combination commercial residential building, grading and storm water inspections, check plans on new and existing structures and grading to ensure compliance with all applicable codes, ordinances, and relevant laws.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Inspects industrial, commercial, residential, and detached buildings during construction and/or remodeling to ensure compliance with State-adopted International Codes and County ordinances.
  • Utilize a strong geotechnical background to evaluate soils reports to effectively communicate with property owners and contractors for compliance to their soils report.
  • Utilize ATC-20 for structural evaluations for on call disaster assistance for UFD and UPD. Provide courteous effective communication with property owners with life safety of damaged structures.
  • Inspects existing building for change of use and/or occupancy to ensure compliance with the adopted State Codes and County ordinances.
  • Documents inspection results to verify inspection progress and completion. Maintains records of inspections and inspection results and keeps a daily work record, using standard inspection forms and/or computer.
  • Prepares, issues, and tracks necessary violation orders and notices needed to ensure compliance with adopted State Codes and County Ordinances.
  • Performs on-site drainage, erosion, grading, and sediment control inspections on common residential and commercial land development projects, capital improvement projects, and other related construction activities in accordance with Salt Lake County MS4 Permit requirements.
  • Attends pre-construction meetings, on-site progress meetings, and project acceptance meetings to communicate requirements with developers and contractors through all phases of work.
  • Conducts construction site inspections for compliance with Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP) Utah Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (UPDES) provisions; creates and maintains reports and records of inspections.
  • Performs business license inspections including interpretations of existing non-complying conditions and situations; makes decisions as to required actions and corrections and issues notices on violations.
  • Inspects and investigates complaints of existing structures/construction to determine if hazardous or illegal conditions exist.
  • Assists the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office in representing and protecting the legal position of the division and the County regarding building violations; testifies in court as required.

MARGINIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Performs other functions as necessary or as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSBILITIES

  • Hire, train, supervise.

NATURE OF WORK CONTACTS

TRAINING & QUALIFICATIONS:

Three (3) years of experience reading and interpreting blueprints; OR an equivalent combination of related education and experience.

Possession of a Combination Residential and Commercial State ICC Building Certification.

Maintain a Registered Storm Water Inspector (RSI) certification.

A valid Driver’s License issued by the State of Utah may be required to operate a vehicle.

  • Operate a personal computer
  • Perform effectively in highly stressful situations
  • Interpret and apply codes judiciously and consistently
  • Perform a plan Review for Code Compliance
  • Resolve conflicts and solve problems
  • Enforce all Building, Plumbing, Electrical, Mechanical, Fuel Gas, Energy codes, and County ordinances allowed by licensure under State Law
  • Enforce all codes pertaining to building and storm water safety that have been adopted by the State of Utah and Salt Lake County
  • Maintain records and reports

MSD is seeking to hire a Senior Building Inspector

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

Performs building inspections on new and existing structures to ensure compliance with all applicable codes, ordinances, and relevant laws. Review plans and specifications submitted for building permits for compliance to applicable codes, ordinances, and relevant laws.  May perform storm-water inspections as needed.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Inspects industrial, commercial, residential, and detached buildings during all phases of construction and/or remodeling to ensure compliance with State adopted International Codes and local ordinances.

Provides technical support and guidance to contractors, architects, engineers and homeowners to answer questions and provide information about the application, inspection and correction process.

Attends pre-construction meetings, on-site progress meetings, project acceptance meeting to communicate requirements with developers and contractors through all phases of work.

 Inspects existing buildings for change of use or occupancy to ensure compliance with the adopted State Codes and local ordinances.

Documents inspection results to verify inspection progress and completion. Maintains records of inspections and inspection results and keeps a daily work record, using standard inspection forms and/or computer.

 Prepares, issues, and tracks necessary violation orders and notices needed to ensure compliance with adopted State Codes and local ordinances.

 Performs on-site drainage, erosion, grading, and sediment control inspections on common residential or commercial land development projects, capital improvement projects and other related construction activities in accordance with Salt Lake County MS4 Permit requirements.

Conducts construction site inspections for compliance with Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP) and Utah Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (UPDES) provisions; creates and maintains reports and records of inspections.

Performs business license inspections including interpretations of existing non-complying conditions and situations; makes decisions as to required actions and corrections and issues notices on violations.

Inspects buildings on a complaint basis or after fires or natural disasters to determine if a dangerous condition exists; Works with owner to correct code deficiency, ensures that all requests for inspections regarding complaints are appropriately completed and followed through.

Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information, Contributes to a team effort and accomplishes related results as required.

MARGINIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Performs other functions as necessary or as assigned.

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. 

Three (3) years of experience reading and interpreting blueprints and / or an equivalent combination of related education and experience. ICC Combination Residential Certification, ICC Combination Commercial Building Certification and State of Utah Combination Inspector license required at time of hiring. A valid Driver’s License issued by the State of Utah shall be required to operate a vehicle; or any combination of education, experience, and training which provides the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

Knowledge of the building permit and plan processing procedures. Knowledge of construction terminology, Skill in customer/client relationships, Skill in conducting residential and commercial plan reviews. Skill in organizing and presenting information clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications, such as spreadsheets, database programs, project management software and office automation.  Gain working knowledge of Policies and Procedures.

 Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds and with co-workers at all levels. Ability to work under pressure with interruptions and challenging deadlines, Ability to review plans, comprehend, and apply technical information.  Work with minimal supervision; maintain complete and accurate records and the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for Sr. Building Inspector: Knowledge of the state building, fire, life and safety codes, and the principles and interpretation of the ICC Residential Code, ICC Building Code, lCC Existing Building Code. ICC Energy Code, ICC Plumbing, ICC Mechanical, National Electrical Code and Wildland- Urban Interface Code.

PHYSICAL/SENSORY DEMANDS:

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

MSD is seeking to hire Senior Planner

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:
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.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
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.

PHYSICAL/SENSORY DEMANDS:
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.

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.

MSD is 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 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.

MSD is seeking to hire Planner I

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.

MSD seeking to hire Grading Review Specialist

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 of the Building Official reviews development grading and drainage plans for compliance to applicable codes and ordinances, enters the reviews in to the computer system and tracks applicable corrections prior to permit being issued. Ability to review and understand a Geo-technical engineering report and recommendations for developments.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Ability to review and understand a Geo-technical engineering report and recommendations for developments.
Review plans submitted for code and ordinance compliance while working with the developers, contractors, and the general public to ensure the plans meet current Codes and Ordinance requirements.
Offers assistance during the plan review process to help the applicant, engineer or contractor understand the applicable code and Ordinance requirements
Coordinates with other agencies, planners, plans examiners, and engineers to ensure compliance.
Performs site development inspections which may include erosion control, cut and fill slopes, compaction of fill, and mass grading of site.
Participates in pre-meetings to inform applicants of current grading requirements.
Calculates performance bond amounts for scope of work according to approved plans.
Reviews erosion control plans for site development projects located within Greater Salt Lake Municipal Services District
Coordinates with the State of Utah, Salt Lake County Health Department, and other agencies on matters as need for compliance
Reviews plans and SWPPP’s for compliance to the Utah Pollution Discharge Elevation Systems (UPDES), National Pollution Discharge Elimination Systems (NPDES), and Storm water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP) during field inspections of sites.
Reviews and approves engineering road construction plans to current American Public Works Association APWA and American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (ASHTO) standards and design requirements.
Completes reviews on plans and issues permits for land development.

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

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Hire, train, and supervise. Provide performance reviews.

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 an accredited college or university in Engineering or other closely related field, plus two (2) years of closely related experience; OR an equivalent combination of related education and experience.
Possession of an ICC Building Code Certification at the time of hire (preferred), or able to obtain ICC Cert with in one year of employment
A valid Driver’s License issued by the State of Utah may be required to operate a vehicle.
Principles, practices, methods, and techniques of civil engineering
Research and writing techniques
International Building Code and related requirements
Site planning and development
Storm Water Pollution and Prevention Planning (SWPPP)
Utah Pollution Discharge Elevation Systems (UPDES)
National Pollution Discharge Elimination Systems (NPDES)
American Public Works Association (APWA) standards
American Standard Safety Traffic Highway Officials (ASSHTO)
American Standard Testing Materials (ASTM)
Modern office software and equipment
Effectively use tools, equipment, computers, and computer software related to job-specific duties
Perform effectively in highly stressful situations
Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
Interpret and apply codes
Resolve conflicts and solve problems
Maintain records and reports

PHYSICAL/SENSORY DEMANDS:
Exposed to the hazards associated with construction sites, ability to walk on uneven surfaces, including soils, asphalt and Concrete surfaces, maybe required to go up and down steep slopes to complete inspections, ability to work outdoors and in different weather conditions. Ability to walk distances to complete inspections.
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 hires Associate General Manager, to start on October 21

We are pleased to announce that Brian Hartsell will join the MSD as the Associate General Manager on Monday, October 21. Brian emerged from among almost 100 applicants. He brings strong experience that will benefit the District and its member entities. Please join me in welcoming him to the District.

Responsibilities

The Associate General Manager assists in directing and managing the operations of the District at the direction of the General Manager.

He carries out necessary duties in the absence of the General Manager, serves as a liaison with elected officials of member municipalities and with community councils in unincorporated Salt Lake County. He works with the Board of Trustees, provides leadership to both the public and staff, and participates with the General Manager in day-to-day responsibilities.

The Associate General Manager also serves as the District Treasurer. He performs all related duties required by statute and by the District’s Bylaws, Policies and Procedures. He is the custodian of funds and is responsible for the safekeeping and investment of District funds.

Background

Since July of 2012, Brian Hartsell has served as Assistant Town Manager for the Town of Brownsburg, an Indianapolis, IN, suburb of nearly 30K.  During that time, he also served for nearly a year as Interim Town Manager. In these roles Hartsell was responsible for the development and implementation of the Town’s $50M budget, helped secure over $45M in federal and state funds for key infrastructure projects, and provided oversight of municipal operations including Development Services, Fleet, IT, Purchasing, Facility Management and Public Works.

Prior to Brownsburg, Brian served three years as the Assistant to the City Administrator and Mayor for the City of Bonney Lake, WA, where he secured grant funds to support infrastructure improvement projects, professional services, and disaster recovery.  Hartsell’s projects also included revitalizing the City’s surplus program, improving the utility billing and public defense service contracts, and launching an energy efficiency program to reduce costs.

Previously, Hartsell spent nine years as a healthcare administrator in the United States Air Force and at St. Anthony’s Medical Center in St. Louis, MO. His duties included managing multi-million-dollar supply, equipment and service contracts, overseeing fleet and facility management, vendor relations, and emergency management functions.

Brian received his Master of Public Administration from Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management with an emphasis in municipal management that included internships with West Valley City and Holladay, UT. He is also a graduate of the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute. Hartsell and his wife, Tyrene, have two sons and two daughters. 

Welcome, Brian. We look forward to working with you.

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