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Job


Location: Austin, TX

Planner III or Planner Senior

Closing: 01/13/2023

Description
The Development Services Department (DSD) assists homeowners, business owners, and contractors when they build, demolish, remodel or perform any type of construction to ensure compliance with applicable city and building codes. DSD is seeking a Planner III or Planner Senior to join the Land Use Review Division. This position will serve as a Case Manager and technical reviewer on the subdivision review team. The Case Manager plays a key role in coordinating the subdivision/platting process and requires a high level of political awareness and skill at resolving conflicts. This position has a hybrid work schedule that allows teleworking three days per week.

Essential Duties - Planner III
1. Researches information as requested and/or needed. Analyzes data to discover patterns and/or discrepancies. 2. Writes information reports. Writes/drafts legal documents, i.e. contracts, regulations, ordinance amendments, resolutions, etc. 3. Answers citizen questions and provide assistance. Speaks as City representative before boards, commissions, public groups, etc. 4. Reviews plats and site plans for compliance with policy codes, ordinances, standards, etc. Reviews traffic impact analyses. 5. Provides technical advice and assistance to citizens, contractors, departments, management, etc. Coordinates meetings between consultants, public, etc. and city staff. Coordinates division/section activities with other divisions/sections. 6, Interprets/explains/enforces city policies and procedures, building/land development codes specifications, ordinances, etc. 6. Conducts field checks to verify correctness of data. Reviews and evaluates various reports and studies. Maintain project files and records. 7. Develops short/long range plans. 8. Seeks/evaluates/recommends purchase of city property. Monitor contract expenditures. 9. Plans and develops survey instruments, i.e. questionnaires, rating scales, etc., and methodology for use. 10. Utilizes and modifies computer models and statistical packages for planning application.

Essential Duties - Planner Senior
Coordinates division/section activities with other division/sections. Researches information as requested and or needed. Reviews analyzed data to discover patterns and/or discrepancies. Assists in developing operating procedures. Assists in developing division/section budget. Assists in developing and evaluating plans, criteria, etc for a variety of projects, programs, and activities. Investigates consumer/citizen complaint to determine validity. Speaks as City representative before public groups. Reviews complex plats and site plans for compliance with policy codes, ordinances, standards, etc. Answers more complex citizen questions and provide assistance. Interprets/explains/enforces City policies & procedures, building/land development codes, specifications, ordinances, etc. Attends City Council, board, and etc meetings to provide technical advice and assistance. Coordinates activities of various boards, committees, etc. Writes informational reports. Writes/draft legal documents, i.e., contracts, regulations, ordinance amendments, resolutions, etc. Develops, utilizes, and modifies complex transportation planning models. Reviews complex traffic impact analyses.

Minimum Qualifications - Planner III
Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college with major coursework in Planning, Geography, Social Science, Landscape Architecture, or a planning related field, plus three (3) years of experience in planning related work. Twelve (12) semester hours of relevant graduate college course work may substitute for six (6) months of required experience with a maximum substitution of two (2) years. Experience in planning related work may substitute for the education up to the maximum of four (4) years.

Minimum Qualifications - Planner Senior
Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Planning, Geography, Social Science, Landscape Architecture, or a planning related field, plus five (5) years of planning related work. Twelve (12) semester hours of relevant graduate college course work may substitute for six (6) months of required experience with a maximum substitution of two (2) years. Experience in planning-related work may substitute for education up to the maximum of four (4) years.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience implementing the Austin Land Development Code and the TX Local Government Code. Experience in technical review and case management of land development projects in a deadline focused environment while balancing multiple projects and changing priorities. Excellent written communication skills. Working knowledge of and the ability to clearly explain city practices, policies, and procedures related to permitting and land development. Accredited with the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) or Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU-A).

How to Apply
Apply online at: https://www.austincityjobs.org/postings/105195