Planner Senior, Austin, Texas

Created 10/18/2020
Reference 381536
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State Texas
City Austin
Minimum Qualifications
Education and/or Equivalent Experience:
  • 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 one the education up to the maximum of four (4) years.

Licenses or Certifications:
  • None.

    Notes to Applicants

    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 full-time Planner Senior for their Land Use Review Division. The primary responsibility will be to review city and county subdivision and project assessment applications for compliance with the Austin Land Development Code, criteria and policies with a focus on subdivision and case management. This position will interface and communicate directly with other city departments; TxDOT, Travis County, applicants, interested parties, etc. regarding active applications and will provide support in the board and commission process.

    DUE TO COVID -19 all interviews for Development Services are being conducted virtually via Microsoft Teams 365.

    Working with the City of Austin provides a number of health and welfare benefits. Please click HERE for more information.

    Employment Application:
    Only complete applications will be considered. Be sure your employment history on the application includes your past job titles, employment dates, and a detailed summary of your job duties, functions and responsibilities. Gaps in employment must also be covered in the application. Please take the time to ensure that the application, on its own, represents the best of your history and abilities.

    Although there are posting dates listed, Development Services may close the posting any time after seven days from the initial advertisement. Once a position is closed, no additional applications or application changes will be accepted.

    Post Interview Verification:
    If you are selected as the top candidate for a position, we will be contacting your current and former employer, as well as the references listed in your application. Please do your best to ensure that the contact information on the application is accurate. Top candidates will also be required to provide proof of education from an accredited organization, copies of any professional licenses or certificates listed on the application and a copy of your DD-214 if claiming veteran's preference.

    Assessment(s):
    Candidates selected for interview may undergo a skill/competency based assessment(s).

    THE DEPARTMENT MAY CLOSE THIS JOB POSTING AT ANY TIME AFTER 7 DAYS .

    Pay Range
    $28.01 - $36.41

    Hours
    Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm (days/hours may vary).
    (Some Telework Options Available).

    Job Close Date
    11/01/2020
    Type of Posting External
    Department Development Services Dept
    Regular/Temporary Regular
    Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
    Category Professional
    Location 6310 Wilhelmina Delco Drive, Austin 78752
    Preferred Qualifications
    • Experience working in a deadline focused environment while balancing multiple projects and changing priorities.
    • Knowledge, skills, abilities and experience to demonstrate essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
    • Working knowledge of a Land Development Code, Criteria, and State Local Government Code related to subdivision and exceptions to planning in the City and County.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in writing, reviewing, and interpreting technical documents.
    • Working knowledge of and the ability to explain city practices, policies and procedures related to subdivision and land development.
      Duties, Functions and Responsibilities
      Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
      1 .Coordinates division/section activities with other division/sections.
      2. Researches information as requested and or needed. Reviews analyzed data to discover patterns and/or discrepancies.
      3. Assists in developing operating procedures. Assists in developing division/section budget.
      4. Assists in developing and evaluating plans, criteria, etc for a variety of projects, programs, and activities.
      5. Investigates consumer/citizen complaint to determine validity. Speaks as City representative before public groups.
      6. Reviews complex plats and site plans for compliance with policy codes, ordinances, standards, etc.
      7. Answers more complex citizen questions and provide assistance.
      8. Interprets/explains/enforces City policies & procedures, building/land development codes, specifications, ordinances, etc.
      9 .Attends City Council, board, and etc meetings to provide technical advice and assistance. Coordinates activities of various boards, committees, etc.
      10. Writes informational reports. Writes/draft legal documents, i.e., contracts, regulations, ordinance amendments, resolutions, etc.
      11 .Develops, utilizes, and modifies complex transportation planning models. Reviews complex traffic impact analyses.
      Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:
      Perform as Lead Case Manager. May coordinate the activities of other planners

      Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
      Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
      • Knowledge of the principles of community and urban planning.
      • Knowledge of federal and state laws relating to planning and urban development.
      • Knowledge of city practice, policy and procedures.
      • Skill in oral and written communication.
      • Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
      • Skill in data analysis and problem solving.
      • Skill in planning and organizing.
      • Skill in using computers and related software.
      • Ability to make formal presentations of program and/or project recommendations.
      • Ability to work under the pressures of rigid and/or short work cycle.
      • Ability to maintain confidentially.
      • Ability to develop and implement long-range plans.
      • Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.
      • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other city employees and the public.

        Criminal Background Investigation This position does not require a Criminal Background Investigation
        EEO/ADA
        City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

        The City of Austin will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, religion, veteran status, disability, or sexual orientation. In addition, the City will not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of an individual's AIDS , AIDS Related Complex, or HIV status; nor will the City discriminate against individuals who are perceived to be at risk of HIV infection, or who associate with individuals who are believed to be at risk.

        Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

        Supplemental Questions

        Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
      • * The minimum qualifications of this position are 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 one the education up to the maximum of four (4) years. Do you meet these requirements?
        • Yes
        • No
      • * Do you possess an AICP, CNU-A, or similar certification?
        • Yes
        • No
      • * How many years of experience do you have with reading property maps, tax maps, subdivision plans or site plans?
        • None
        • Less than 1 year
        • 1-2 years
        • 2-4 years
        • More than 4 years
      • * How much experience do you have related to subdivision review?
        • 1-2 years
        • 2-4 years
        • 4-6 years
        • 6-8 years
        • 8+ years

        Optional & Required Documents
        Required Documents
      • ResumeOptional Documents
      • Cover Letter

Employer City of Austin, TX

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