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Location: Mesa, AZ

Planner I/II

Planner I Salary: $54,403.44 - $80,327.52 annually

Planner II Salary: $62,986.56 - $92,994.72 annually

Closing: 8/11/2022

Description - Planner I
A Planner I performs specific entry-level, professional planning tasks involving research and analysis in the following areas: Subdivision Review, Long-Range Planning, Planning and Zoning Board Case Review, Zoning Administration, or Design Review.  Tasks include:  reviewing submissions against the General Plan and City ordinances, providing information and some explanation to developers, architects, and the general public about the City's ordinances (Zoning, Sign, Manufactured Home/Recreational Vehicle, and Subdivision) and development standards of various divisions and departments as well as policy direction from boards and Council; processing applications to the Planning and Zoning Board, Board of Adjustment, and the Design Review Board including writing reports and making oral presentations; processing annexation requests; reviewing and processing administrative review cases including preparing the approval letters; reviewing and processing subdivisions, and analyzing land-use patterns and demographic patterns.  This class is responsible for performing related duties as required.

A Planner I is trained and supervised by a Planner II, Senior Planner, or Principal Planner through observation, discussion, and review of reports.  The full-time position for this class is FLSA exempt-administrative; the part- time is FLSA nonexempt.  The part-time, non-benefited position has been designated as a non-classified, non- merit system, at-will position.

Description - Planner II
A Planner II performs professional-level planning work involving research, analysis, and technical assistance on major projects.  Employees are expected to perform at a journey-level capacity in the following functional areas:  long-range planning, planning and zoning review, design review, subdivision, zoning administration, permit plans review, or historical and cultural resource reviews and preservation.

Responsibilities may vary by assignment and can include conducting preliminary and final plat review; reviewing development proposals for consistency with adopted standards and regulations; providing staff support and reports to various boards, committees, and Council; conducting technical research, analyzing data, evaluating findings, identifying significant issues, determining options, and developing staff recommendations; and conferring with engineers, developers, architects, other City staff, outside agencies, and the general public to acquire information and coordinate planning issues, apply codes, laws, standards, and regulations to ensure applications and development are in compliance with the City’s ordinances and development standards of various units and departments, as well as policy direction from boards and Council.

A Planner II may assist in training new and entry-level staff and/or may be assigned supervisory duties.  This class is responsible for performing related duties as required.  This class is supervised by a Senior Planner, Principal Planner, Zoning/Civil Hearing Administrator, or Planning Director who reviews work through conferences, meetings, reports, and results achieved.  This class is FLSA exempt-administrative.

Qualifications and Requirements
Employee Values: All employees of the City of Mesa are expected to uphold and exhibit the City's shared employee values of Knowledge, Respect, and Integrity.

Qualifications and Requirements - Planner I
Minimum Qualifications Required.  Any combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning, Geography, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Public Administration, or a related field.  Some (6 months - 1 year) experience in conducting research and analyzing problems and issues related to City planning and land-use controls.

Preferred/Desirable Qualifications.  Registration as an Architect or Landscape Architect and ArcView/ArcInfo experience is highly desirable.  Knowledge of State Statutes and planning case law, and Internet/web page development is also desirable.

Qualifications and Requirements - Planner II
Minimum Qualifications Required.  Any combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Urban Planning, Geography, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Public Administration, or related field.  At least two years professional planning experience. 

Preferred/Desirable Qualifications.  Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s Degree in the same fields of study is preferred.  Certification and membership in the American Institute of Certified Planners and National and State Planning Associations are preferred.  Registration as an Architect or Landscape Architect, and knowledge of State Statutes and Planning case law are highly desirable.  Good (1 - 3 years) experience reviewing development proposals, working with databases and GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and/or ArcView, and experience with group facilitation are also highly desirable.  Internet and/or web page development is desirable.

How to Apply
Apply online at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mesaaz/jobs/3629841/planner-i-ii