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JOB TITLE: City Planner FLSA: Exempt
DEPARTMENT: Planning GRADE:
REPORTS TO: City Manager DATE: 03/03/2023
Plans, organizes and manages planning programs, staff and activities, including
comprehensive planning, zoning, land use and development in accordance with City municipal code and
This class specification lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not
all-inclusive. Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those
contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.
• Develops and directs the implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work
standards for the department; directs the preparation and administration of the department’s
• Plans, organizes and directs all planning, zoning, land use, and development within the
• Develops long range plans, including comprehensive plans; provides information on public on land
ownership patterns, land use regulations, economic trends and related matters.
• Researches and prepares economic and fiscal impact analyses relating to assigned community
issues and/or projects.
• Administers zoning and subdivision regulations.
• Prepares and maintains land use studies, records, legal descriptions, GIS applications and
• Provides staff and administrative support, prepares materials for and attends meetings of
commissions and City Council; collects, analyzes and organizes reports to policy makers.
• Serves as the Municipal Lands Officer, including cataloguing, reviewing and requesting for
• Coordinates planning issues and projects within developers, business owners, citizen groups and
affected members of the public.
• Maintains currency of employment regulations, industry trends, current practices, new
developments, applicable laws, and employment legislation.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (continued)
• Promotes and supports the overall mission of the City by demonstrating courteous and cooperative
behavior when interacting with public and staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and
effective workplace environment.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty
satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in planning, or a closely related field; AND five (5) years of professional urban
planning experience; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Required Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations:
Continued employment is contingent upon all required licenses and certificates being maintained in
active status without suspension or revocation.
• Driver’s License.
Required Knowledge and Skills
• Principles and practices of urban planning, land use and land management.
• Geographical Information Systems (GIS) development and maintenance procedures.
• State and Federal real estate law and land mapping and management practices.
• Principles and practices of program planning, development and evaluation.
• Administrative principles and practices, including goal setting, program development,
implementation and evaluation, and the management of employees through multiple levels of
• Principles and practices of budget development and administration.
• Records management principles and practices.
• Principles and techniques of making effective oral presentations.
• Computer applications related to the work.
• Correct business English, including spelling, grammar and punctuation.
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JOB DESCRIPTION City Planner
• Planning, organizing and administering a comprehensive and varied planning, zoning and land use
• Effective and efficient management of programs and staff.
• Training others in policies and procedures related to the work.
• Developing and implementing goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards.
• Project and program management.
• Performing professional-level planning duties in a variety of assigned areas.
• Interpreting, applying and explaining applicable laws, codes and regulations.
• Maintaining accurate records and files.
• Responding to citizens’ questions and comments in a courteous and timely manner.
• Preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials.
• Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.
• Using tact, discretion and prudence in working with those contacted in the course of the
• Using GIS, computer graphics and imaging processing software.
• Performing effective oral presentations to large and small groups.
• Contributing effectively to the accomplishment of team or work unit goals, objectives and
• Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with a variety of individuals
contacted in the course of the work.
The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee
to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made
to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Mobility to work in an office setting, use standard office equipment and stamina to sit for
extended periods of time; strength to lift and carry up to 10 pounds; vision to read printed
materials and computer screens; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the
Work is performed in an office setting.
Travel required to locations throughout the City; exposure to adverse environmental conditions.