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Location: Orlando, FL
Planner II - Planning Division
Salary: $49,982 - $64,709
Closing: July 11, 2021
At Orange County Government, we are proud to serve the public with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. We develop innovative policies and services that impact Central Florida and shape the future of our community. We have been consistently recognized as a "Top 100 Family Friendly Company," facilitating a healthy work-life balance.
The Orange County Planning Division is currently seeking a Planner to join our Community Planning & Placemaking Section. This Section consists of a team of innovative professionals who manage a variety of projects that support the county’s goal for targeted growth and quality redevelopment. For this position, we are seeking an individual with an educational background and/or professional experience in urban design and planning, architecture, or landscape architecture, to help us develop creative and innovative solutions for complex urban problems. In addition, this individual would work closely with our Research & Economic Development Section by implementing best practice approaches, facilitating interdepartmental team meetings, and coordinating work program assignments that support efforts to reorganize the County’s Comprehensive Plan and to create “Orange Code”, our new form-based land development regulations. All work is performed with independence under the direction of the Chief Planner and is evaluated on a regular basis through observations, on-on-one coordination meetings, and levels of productivity. Potential candidates should be extremely organized, have strong written and verbal communication skills, and be capable of thriving in a high-pressured environment.
- Independently manage and execute assigned projects with limited supervision
- Review proposed changes to the Comprehensive Plan and Code, and facilitate interdepartmental team meetings on such matters
- Participate in meetings with stakeholders, special interest groups, homeowner associations, developers, and the general public
- Prepare documentation or supporting materials for public meetings, including maps, diagrams, handouts, agendas, and PowerPoint presentations
- Provide excellent customer service to citizens, public officials, and development community representatives regarding land use and zoning-related matters, development/redevelopment potential, and other administrative procedures
- Perform other related duties as assigned
Master’s Degree in Urban Design, Planning, or Architecture or closely related field of study and two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in urban planning; or, a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Design, Planning, or Architecture or a closely related field of study and four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in urban planning.
- Ability to visualize and express complex planning and design concepts, taking in consideration site- specific conditions and constraints
- Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) principles and applications
- Demonstrated experience with PowerPoint, SketchUp, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, AutoCAD, or other specialized software
- Understanding of form-based codes, traditional neighborhood design (TND) principles, and transit- oriented development (TOD)