Planner I

  • MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ
  • Mohave, Arizona
  • Sep 23, 2021
Full Time Planning and Development
  • Salary: $44,720.00 - $69,409.60 Annually USD

Job Description

Job Summary

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Mohave County Development Services is currently recruiting for a Planner I in the Planning & Zoning Division.

Performs professional planning work involved in the research and development of county planning and implementation of programs for the growth and development of Mohave County.

REPORTS TO
A higher level of authority.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED
May exercise technical supervision of Planning Technicians and others as directed.

Essential Job Functions

  • Evaluation, review, and processing of site plans for commercial, industrial and multi-family residential proposals, RV and Manufactured Home Parks.
  • Evaluation of rezones, special use permits, General Plan and other plan amendments.
  • Works on other development proposals and special projects, meeting deadlines that the county considers critical and that meets customer demand.
  • Preparation of review correspondence in relation to the above submittals and answering questions regarding reviews.
  • Preparation and presentation of reports (text, maps, and other back up documents) and recommendations to the Planning and Zoning Commission and Board of Supervisors.
  • Site visits and posting of legal notices.
  • Assists Planner Sr. and Planner II in the administration of the General Plan and area plans.
  • Assists with research and preparation of reports, drafting of policies and procedures, and work on high priority special assignments commonly involving short deadlines.
  • Attending and presenting at public input meetings, and other forms of community outreach for the department.
  • Preparation of GIS-based maps of pending developments, including but not limited to renewable energy projects, general and area plan implementation, and for all other work performed by this position.
  • Preparation of statistics and general information regarding projects in review.
  • Research into and work on public information requests and inquiries (many regarding litigious issues).
  • Tracking and coordinating projects
  • Data base creation and maintenance.
  • Communicates and acts in a professional manner with the public, co-workers, and work contacts.

SECONDARY JOB FUNCTIONS
  • Performs related work as required.
  • Performs special assignments as requested.
  • Exercise regular and predictable attendance and punctuality in accordance with Mohave County Personnel Policies and Procedures.


Minimum Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's Degree in urban or regional planning, or related applicable field.
  • Planning experience (including internship, or work study in urban or regional planning in general or specialized fields).
  • Any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities will be considered in meeting the minimum qualifications.

SPECIAL JOB REQUIREMENT
  • Must possess a valid driver's license for operation of motor vehicles on Arizona roads at the start of employment and maintain said license while employed in this position.
  • Must provide acceptable driving history at no cost to the County.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of:
  • Principles, practices and techniques of community planning and zoning
  • Economics, public finance and sociology as applied to community planning.
  • Principles and practices of engineering and physical design as applied to community planning.
  • County, state and federal laws, rules and regulations pertaining to community planning, industrial development and community conservation.
  • Land use regulations and zoning codes, their structure and application.
  • Graphic techniques and topographic mapping.
  • Basic statistical methods.
  • The applications of data processing techniques to planning and zoning systems.
  • Computing literacy to include use of graphics, word processing and electronic spreadsheet applications.
  • Conducting public meetings and working well with the public.
  • Department policies, rules and procedures.
  • Mohave County Personnel Policies and Procedures, and Department Regulations.
  • Principles and techniques of Geographic Information Systems.

Skill in:
  • Precise attention to detail.
  • Application processing.
  • Utilizing computer systems and applications, personal computers, networked system, Internet and GIS in the performance of work assignments, such as graphics, word processing, databases and electronic spreadsheets.

Ability to:
  • Apply the principles and practices of urban or regional planning.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department personnel, County departments, planning agencies and the public.
  • Interpret planning requirements and objectives to interest groups and the general public.
  • Plan, organize, coordinate and present urban and regional planning projects and conduct technical research on economic, sociological and planning problems.
  • Perform research work, compile and analyze data and statistical information and prepare and present clear and concise oral and written technical reports and recommendations.
  • Interpret and utilize current planning information pertaining to work assignments.
  • Communicate and maintain professionalism with the public, co-workers, and work contacts.

Closing Date/Time:

Job Address

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