Planner I – Pennington County, SD

daheinold / Monday, April 10th, 2017 / Comments Off

The role of the Planner I position is to assist in the development and implementation of community plans and regulations to provide for the orderly growth and development of Pennington County.

Experience and/or Education Required:

•Bachelor’s degree in planning or related field is preferred but not required, and one year experience in planning or related field, or five years progressively responsible experience in urban planning field.
•Demonstrated knowledge of computer, Geographic Information Systems and software application.
•Demonstrated ability to design, implement and manage planning projects, grants and studies; to prepare and present concise reports; to communicate effectively ? verbally and in writing; have a high degree of initiative and motivation with the ability to work under minimal supervision; the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, fellow employees and the general public.
•Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid South Dakota Driver’s License.

Additional Information:
Essential Functions:

•Drafts and proposes ordinances and ordinance revision.
•Assists in the design of and implements planning projects, such as land use surveys and other projects.
•Participates in the development of comprehensive plans and their implementation through the zoning ordinances, subdivision regulations and other regulations and plans.
•Uses computer and software applications to conduct or coordinate studies to collect original research data for planning projects, and determines statistical techniques to be used.
•Provides staff support and project coordination for various commissions and committees.

This job specification should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive duties of the position. Incumbents may be required to follow any other instructions, and to perform any other related duties, as may be required.

Working Environment:
•Most work is performed indoors in an office where noise and interruptions often occur.
•Overtime hours may be required to meet project deadlines.
•Some travel may be required for training and meetings.

Physical Requirements:
•Must be able to frequently sit, walk, stand, bend, kneel, stoop, reach and lift, push or pull and manual dexterity is needed to type, write, use a calculator, and answer telephone.
•Upper body strength is a requisite to lift/move a maximum of 20 lbs. unassisted; and lift/move a maximum of 50 lbs. with assistance.
•Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
•The ability to talk and hear via the telephone and through face-to-face communication is needed.

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