Current Planner I or II – Rapid City, SD

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SUMMARY

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following; other duties may be assigned:
Current Planner I:
1. Prepares oral, narrative and graphic reports and makes recommendations on project plans and development requests.
2. Provides local officials, developers, engineers and others with information and recommendations regarding comprehensive plans, zoning ordinances, subdivision regulations and other ordinance requirements, and their application to specific development proposals.
3. Drafts and proposes ordinances and ordinance revisions.
4. Assists in the design of and implements planning projects, such as land use surveys, and other projects.
5. Participates in the development of comprehensive plans and their implementation through the zoning ordinances, subdivision regulations and other regulations and plans.
6. 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.
7. Provides staff support and project coordination for various commissions and committees.

Current Planner II:
1. Reviews complex development requests for compliance with applicable ordinances and regulations.
2. Writes and submits grant applications, as well as managing and monitoring grant programs to insure compliance with all applicable federal, state and local requirements.
3. Drafts and develops comprehensive plans and their implementation through the zoning ordinance, subdivision regulations and other regulations and plans.
4. Designs, implements and supervises planning projects, such as land use surveys, census programs and other projects.

Current Planner III:
1. Provides leadership for the current planning team, including coordinating development plan review with other agencies and planning staff, as well as providing assistance, support and guidance to other current planning team members.
2. Analyzes, inspects, and makes recommendations relative to existing and proposed planning projects.

MINIMUM 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience: Planner I: Master’s Degree in planning or related field; or Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university in planning or related field and two years progressively responsible experience in municipal planning field. Planner II: Master’s Degree in planning or related field and two years of progressively responsible experience in municipal planning field; or Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university in planning or related field and four years related experience in municipal planning field. Planner III: Master’s Degree in planning or related field and four years of progressively responsible experience in municipal planning field; or Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university in planning or related field and six years related experience in municipal planning field.

Communication Skills:
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or governing body.

Mathematical Skills:
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability:
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Computer and Administrative Skills:
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office products.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Must possess a valid South Dakota driver’s license or ability to obtain within 30 days from date of hire. American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Certification highly desirable.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:
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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Demonstrated ability to design, implement and manage planning projects, grants and studies; to prepare and present reports and provide excellent customer service.

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