Planner I or II (current planning)
Missoula County Planning, Development and Sustainability
Missoula, MT United States
DEFINITION: Performs professional level duties in community planning and development for the Planning, Development and Sustainability Department. (formerly known as Community and Planning Services)
REPRESENTATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK: Prepares and oversees community planning and development projects. Participates in the general administration of community planning and development programs. Acts as team leader on specific projects. Serves as a resource to other staff on specific issues Develops specialized skills in selected areas of community planning and development and provides information and advice to County Officials, PDS staff, other County staff and the general public. Issues procedural information to the public, offers interpretations of plans and regulations; works toward resolution of conflicts. Represents PDS as an expert in selected areas of community planning and development including attending meetings, participation in community task forces and making oral or written presentations. Stays informed of local, state and federal legislation and the state-of-the-art in community planning and development. Prepares ordinances, regulations, resolutions and plans for review and approval by appropriate governing authorities. Evaluates complex building and development permit applications and conducts inspections and code compliance. Directs and conducts field investigations and research to compile data for community planning and development. Develops project narratives, analyses and reports; coordinates with GIS personnel to develop and access maps and other supporting information. Retrieves data in the form of reports using GIS and database programming capabilities; provides maintenance of the current planning database. Provides staff support to governing bodies and citizen boards as directed, including making staff presentations, scheduling, preparing agendas, preparing meeting sites and materials, and answering inquiries from members. Participates in the development of department work plans and scheduling.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Requires a Bachelor's degree. Degrees best suited for this position include planning, urban studies, environmental science, and geography. Requires three years of planning experience*** or comparable experience involving permitting, technical review, report writing, community development, etc. ***Applicants with one year of planning experience or comparable experience involving permitting, technical review, report writing, or community development, will be considered for a Planner I position.