Under the direction of the Planning Director, performs professional planning work in the implementation and enforcement of the Comprehensive Land Use Plan, Land Development Code, and related development rules, regulations, codes, and ordinances. Performs other work as requested.
- Reviews, evaluates, and processes applications for development including plans for site development and construction, vegetation and wildlife plans, treatment of wetlands, wastewater disposal, and drainage improvements.
- Issues permits and prepares staff reports/recommendations for public hearing items or City administration.
- Assists the public with interpretation and application of planning policies, rules, regulations, procedures, codes, and ordinances.
- Reviews legal documents such as deed restrictions and easements for compliance with development plans.
- Gathers information, issues notifications, and assists with departmental materials and preparations for Planning Commission and other professional board meetings.
- Assists with data collection and analysis for updating the Comprehensive Land Use Plan; researches and prepares reports and documents for special departmental studies, surveys, or projects.
- Attends Planning Commission and City Council meeting and makes presentations on specific projects and studies.
- Makes inspections at development sites as needed.
- Reviews, evaluates, and prepares reports with recommendations on applications to amend the Comprehensive Land Use Plan and Land Development Code.
- Responds to questions or requests for information from the general public.
Required Education, Experience, License, Registration, and Certification Qualifications
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Urban and/or Regional Planning, Public Administration, Architecture, Economics, Geography, Engineering, Transportation, Environmental Management or Studies, and/or closely related field. A minimum of one (1) year of vocational experience in zoning and planning is preferred. Excellent computer skills, including Word, Excel, Power Point a plus. Must possess a valid state driver’s license and obtain a valid Florida driver’s license within 30 days of employment.
Supplemental or Additional Information
Knowledge of the laws, ordinances, and codes relating to land use plans and development regulations.
Knowledge of the principles and practices and modern urban and environmental planning.
Ability to prepare and present oral and written reports based on research and special studies.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, officials, the public, and other agencies.
Ability to read and understand plats, maps, and similar relevant documents.
Skill in the use of basic office equipment.
Benefits for full-time employeesinclude:
- Health insurance and subsidy for family and spouse coverage
- Dental insurance
- Life Insurance
- Accidental Death & Dismembermentinsurance
- Retirement plan
- 457 Deferred compensation plan
- Retirement Health Savings Plan
- Roth IRA
- Vacation, medical and personal leave
- Blood donation leave program
- 10paid holidays
- Beach parking sticker at resident rate
- Reimbursementof co-pays for annual physical and cancer screenings
- Paid Family Membership to SanibelRecreation Center
- Unlimited Sanibel Causeway transponder
- Cape Coral bridges transponder, if applicable