City of Scottsdale, Arizona
Introduction The Planner position performs responsible, advanced level professional work related to community planning and development City-wide, as well as in sub-areas and neighborhoods. This opening is in Current Planning which works on commercial, residential and mixes use projects in the City's downtown and surrounding area, as well as new and infill commercial projects, high end office development in the air park (airport) area, planned communities for residential and commercial development. Selection Process:Applicants whose education, training and experience most closely meet the needs of the position may be invited to participate in a selection process to include a panel interview. Successful candidates will receive a post-offer, pre-employment background screening to include: - Fingerprinting - Criminal background screening for the past 7 years \u00a0 The City of Scottsdale reserves the right to change this process at any time . Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience Requires a Bachelor's degree in Urban Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, or Geography from an accredited institution. Two years\u00a0of professional planning experience. An equivalent combination of education and job related experience may substitute for the educational requirements in a year-for-year basis. Essential Functions Performs duties and responsibilities commensurate with assigned functional area which may include, but are not limited to, any combination of the following tasks: Creates plans, policies, and ordinances Prepares amendments to the General Plan, Character Area Plans, Neighborhood Plans, and the Zoning Ordinance, and drafts ordinance amendments; reviews and makes recommendations on General Plan amendments; provides stipulations for development proposals to ensure compliance with the General Plan, Character Area and Neighborhood Plans, Zoning and other related ordinances. Provides factual and accurate information to the public regarding planning activity. Reviews site plans and construction plans for conformance with applicable City regulations and requirements. Meets with property owners, attorneys, developers and other design professionals to discuss and resolve planning and development issues and exercises discretion in problem solving and negotiating agreements. Conducts research and analysis, evaluates findings, identifies significant issues and develops staff recommendations on routine complex projects. Makes presentations of completed reports to the various Boards, Commissions and citizen groups; periodically participates in Planning Commission, City Council, Board of Adjustment, and Development Review Board meetings. Represents the City at meetings with outside organizations and citizen groups. Creates and analyzes planning and demographic data in graphic formats utilizing technical tools such as GIS, SketchUp and Adobe Suite products. Work Environment\/Physical Demands The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position or that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. \u00a0 Travel to\/from meetings and various City locations. Attend evening and weekend Commission, Council, and Community meetings as required. to review the entire job description. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: It is the policy of the city to provide employment opportunities to all persons based solely on ability, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability. When advised, reasonable accommodations will be made in order for an \otherwise qualified applicant\ with a disability to participate in any phase of the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources to request an accommodation. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491. Requests should be made 24 hours in advance or as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. For TTY users, the Arizona Relay Service (1-800-367-8939) may contact HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491. This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change. BENEFITS Full-Time Positions: The City of Scottsdale offers a comprehensive benefit package including vacation, holiday and medical leave as well as insurance for medical, dental, vision, life, short and long term disability insurance. For a more detailed overview of the employee benefits, . Part-Time Positions: The City of Scottsdale offers paid medical leave for part-time staff.
City of Scottsdale, Arizona
Website : http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov
Located in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale, Arizona is bordered by Phoenix to the west and the McDowell Mountains on the east. Scottsdale is annually rated among the nation’s most desirable communities to live in, visit and do business in. Check out our latest awards and accolades.