Location: El Paso, TX

Lead Planner

Salary: $50,461.35 - $77,205.86 Annually

Closing: 6/21/2022

Under direction, oversee, direct and perform professional planning work relating to area of assignment.

Oversee and monitor a variety of planning projects in assigned area such as zoning, land use, or historic preservation. Involves: Monitor and conduct highly technical research and analysis, evaluate findings, identify significant issues, determine options and develop recommendations on difficult and complex projects. Identify and research properties that may qualify for historic designation. Implement recommendations as appropriate. Provide assistance and training to staff. Plan and assign work. Oversee and monitor work in progress and finished project. Prepare or provide input to performance evaluations.

Develop, monitor and maintain comprehensive plan. Involves: Review preliminary and final plats, design and construction plans and conduct site inspection for approval on major development projects. Process applications to ensure compliance with state and local regulations and with the city’s comprehensive plan. Prepare updates to maps and text of comprehensive plan. Conduct surveys and research property ownership and zoning. Prepare recommendation on rezoning applications, zoning ordinance revisions and other items that impact the comprehensive plan.

Represent the department and provide technical support, information and guidance on planning issues. Involves: Respond to requests for information on ordinances, codes, policies, plans and procedures. Provide interpretation of zoning and subdivision requirements, comprehensive planning documents, land development applications, land use documents and other planning documents. Prepare complex comprehensive documents on comprehensive plans, data analysis, grant applications, special reports and recommendations. Attend board and committee meetings, City Council, citizen group meetings and other gatherings to represent the department.

Supervise assigned personnel. Involves: Schedule, assign, instruct, guide and check work. Appraise employee performance. Provide for training and development. Enforce personnel rules and regulations and work behavior standards firmly and impartially. Counsel, motivate and maintain harmony. Interview applicants. Recommend hiring, termination, transfers, discipline, merit pay or other employee status changes.

Education and Experience: A Bachelor’s degree in business or public administration or transportation, historic preservation, architecture, urban or regional planning or design or related field, and four (4) years of professional urban or regional planning or historic preservation experience, depending on area of assignment.

Licenses and Certificates: Some positions may require a Texas Class “C” Driver’s License or equivalent from another state.

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