• Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Nov 13, 2021
Full Time Planning and Development
  • Salary: $32.07 - $49.74 Hourly USD

Job Description


This recruitment has been updated to reflect no closing date and listed as Continuous.

The Clark County Comprehensive Planning Department is seeking qualified candidates to apply for the Principal Planner position. This position plans, directs, reviews and evaluates the work of planning and technical support staff; performs professional level work on difficult, complex and/or sensitive current, advanced, transportation and/or other specialized planning projects and programs. Within the Department of Comprehensive Planning there are two divisions, Current Planning and Advanced Planning, which may utilize this position. 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 include zone 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 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. 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.

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

Human Resources reserves the right to call only the most qualified applicants to the selection process.

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

Some positions may be Grant Funded. Grant Funded positions are subject to continuation based on availability of grant funds and the employee will be terminated without right of appeal when such funds are no longer available.

Some positions may be used to fill term Limited-Permanent positions. The selected candidates will be hired for a special project or duties of a limited duration and be required to sign a term of employment letter specifying condition and exact dates of employment. The successful candidates will be eligible for benefits during the duration of employment.


Education and Experience: Bachelor's Degree with major course work in city, regional, environmental, transportation or urban planning, public or business administration, or related field AND four (4) years of full-time professional planning experience. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered. An advanced degree in city, regional, or urban planning or another appropriate area and project or functional leadership 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. A.I.C.P. certification preferred.

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.


Provides direction, training and work review to professional and/or technical staff on a project or day to day basis; organizes and assigns work, sets priorities, and follows-up to ensure coordination and completion of assigned work. Provides input into selection, evaluation, disciplinary and other personnel matters; may counsel employees as required. Coordinates and performs research, administrative and technical activities necessary to achieve planning project or program objectives; has responsibility for one or more specific programmatic areas. Compiles and analyzes information such as population and economic growth estimates, demographic, housing, transportation and land use data. Interprets codes, regulations and policies related to current, long-term, transportation and other specialized planning; assists contractors, developers and others in the interpretation of zoning and related codes. Provides input into and assists in administering specific project, unit and/or program budgets. Coordinates and oversees the work of contract professionals; negotiates and administers consultant contracts. Coordinates and assists in the processing of applications submitted for subdivisions, requests for use and variance permits and other development permits or approvals; reviews plans and other information submitted. Collects and evaluates information related to the application process and recommends approval, disapproval, or alternative approaches; makes site inspections prior to the issuance of building permits. Coordinates and performs evaluations and analyses pertaining to the elements of the General Plan, area plans, transportation plans, environmental assessment reports, implementation, redevelopment, and capital improvement plans, programs, and related municipal ordinances and policies. Prepares reports and recommendations and state and federal applications and documents; confers with personnel from other departments and agencies in coordinating assigned work; meets with representatives of community organizations and other groups to encourage cooperative action or to resolve problems. Makes oral presentations before the planning commission, various boards and committees, community groups and boards of other governmental agencies; assists in compiling agenda items for meetings and follows-up as required after action is taken. Makes special investigations of a technical nature regarding planning projects; prepares reports of conclusions and recommendations. Directs the preparation of and personally prepares maps, charts, models, sketches and other graphic presentations; prepares reports, presentations, correspondence and other written materials. 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. 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.


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

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