SENIOR PLANNER

  • CLARK COUNTY, NV
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Aug 02, 2019
Full Time Community and Economic Development Planning and Development
  • Salary: $59,217.60 - $91,873.60 Annually

Job Description

ABOUT THE POSITION

NOTE: Effective 8/23/19, this recruitment waschanged to Continuous to allow for a larger candidate pool.

The Clark County Comprehensive Planning Department in Las Vegas, Nevada, is seeking experienced and qualified applicants to apply for the Senior Planner position. The Comprehensive Planning Department includes Current Planning, Advanced Planning, Parks Planning, and Trails Planning. The position requires work experience in performing professional current and/or advanced planning work, including conducting planning studies; collecting and presenting data and preparing reports; providing information and advice to the public in person and over the telephone. This is the experienced, journey level in this series, with incumbents conducting research and analyses for varied current, advanced or specialized planning projects which includes parks or trail projects. Responsibilities may also include administering plans and programs and providing work direction to technical support staff.

The specific position being recruited for at this time is within the Current Planning Division; however, if another position becomes available the established Competitive and Promotional list may be used to fill Advanced, Parks or Trails planning positions as necessary. It is imperative that the skills assessment accurately reflect skills and abilities for each position.

This examination will establish an Open Competitive and Promotional list to fill current and/or future vacancies that may occur within the next six (6) months or may be extended as needed by the Office of Human Resources.

NOTE: Submission of a resume is required in addition to a completed application. Applications submitted without a copy of theresume will be considered an Incomplete application and will not be considered.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Education and Experience: Bachelor's Degree with major course-work in city, regional, environmental, transportation or urban planning or related field AND two (2) years of full-time professional planning experience. Directly related experience in an area of planning that has provided the knowledge and skills required at this level may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis to a maximum of two years. An advanced degree in city, regional, or urban planning or other appropriate area is highly desirable.

Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see attached resume" on your application.

Working Conditions: Attend meetings outside of normal working hours.

Licensing and Certification: Specified positions must possess a valid Nevada Class C Driver's License at time of appointment.

Background Investigation: Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation. Periodically after employment background investigations may be conducted.

Pre-Employment Drug Testing: Employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment drug examination.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

Current Planning
Current Planning primarily reviews "discretionary" projects for conformance with Clark County's Comprehensive Master Plan and Unified Development Code (Title 30). Discretionary projects require decision by the Zoning Administrator, the Planning Commission or the Board of County Commissioners and generally includes zoning changes, special use permits, major subdivisions, and design reviews. The division is also responsible for providing information on zoning matters to the public and maintaining Title 30 with regular updates with revised regulations to promote public health, safety, and general welfare.

Advanced Planning
Advanced Planning is primarily responsible for long range planning projects. Sections within this division include comprehensive master plan updates and amendments, parks planning, trails planning, demographic information, and special projects. These projects require close coordination with a variety of departments and may include public outreach with town advisory boards and citizen advisory councils, and are part of a public hearing process that involves Planning Commission and Board of County Commissioners.

Parks Planning
Parks Planning is primarily responsible for the coordination of park planning projects and updating and maintaining the County's park inventory database. In coordination with other departments and agencies this position sites the location of new parks; maintains the County's Park and Development Improvement Report (this report provides the Board of County Commissioners and senior management the necessary objective information needed to determine where new parks and renovations should occur); and establishes new park funding, design, and construction. In addition, this position is responsible for working with other staff to update the Parks and Open Space Element of the Comprehensive Master Plan.

Trails Planning
Trails Planning is primarily responsible for the coordination of trails planning projects. In coordination with other departments and outside agencies this position assists in the planning and siting of new trails, while also coordinating with the Bureau of Land Management on new trail funding, design, and construction, and reviewing land use applications for conformity to existing trails.

COMPREHENSIVE DUTIES:

Receives and processes applications for variances, rezoning, specific plan amendments, subdivision maps, annexations, use permits, and related zoning/planning and regulation items. Interprets, explains and enforces provisions of County codes, applicable laws and regulations, and other policies and standards to potential applicants and the public; answers telephone and counter inquiries regarding County and local governmental ordinances and requirements. Reviews construction plans and business license applications for conformity to codes and regulations; processes routine plans and applications, variances, use permits, and business licenses. Monitors status of development applications from acceptance to issuance of final permit. Conducts research studies and prepares reports and recommendations regarding land use, zoning, urban design, population trends, transportation, housing, air quality, redevelopment, emergency response, and other community service needs. Researches and reviews plans for ordinance regulations; provides specific information to engineers, architects, contractors, developers, property owners, etc. regarding codes, regulations and procedures in area of expertise. May be assigned to coordinate the planning activities for specific program(s). Uses computers and software programs for various technical planning projects and studies. Prepares a variety of written communications, including analytical reports, correspondence; directs the preparation of graphic materials. Makes field surveys and investigations related to planning and zoning projects or requests. Makes oral and graphic presentations or prepares materials for presentation to Boards and commissions and community groups; answers questions and provides information and assistance to the public in person, on the telephone and in writing. Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the unit's service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a work team. May provide work direction and instruction to technical or office support staff; may assist in instructing less experienced professional staff. Assists with the review and modification of the General Plan and site specific plans; assists with various grant-funded, redevelopment and other projects. Uses standard office equipment, including a computer, in the course of the work; specified positions may drive a motor vehicle to attend meetings and inspect property sites.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Mobility to work in a typical office setting, use standard office equipment, and to drive a motor vehicle in order to attend meetings and inspect development sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone. Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous