Under direction of the Planning and Development Services Manager, this position is responsible for performing professional and technical city planning work in matters related to long-range planning and economic development.
Assists in administration of planning and development services related ordinances.
Reviews case proposals for conformance with ordinances and regulations and prepare staff reports and recommendations.
Resolves outstanding issues with the development community relative to submittals.
Conducts field evaluations and assessments.
Interacts with other city departments, utility companies, and elected/appointed officials.
Organizes and conducts meetings with staff and developers.
Prepares reports and recommendations; researches, formulates, and writes ordinances; assists in and gives presentations; coordinates steps related to plans and studies; and prepares draft updates to elements of planning documents.
Assists in urban planning efforts as it relates to developing, maintaining, and implementing the City's policies regarding revitalization and supporting the Boards and Commissions involved in the same.
Completes advanced professional and technical assignments related the City's efforts at local economic development with an emphasis on enhancing and expanding the City's tax base and the community's quality of life.
Long range planning emphasizes revitalization efforts of downtown, adjacent neighborhoods, and commercial corridors.
Cross training with current planning job duties.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Level of job duties and expectations increase based on the level hired of either Planner I, Planner II, or Senior Planner.
A Bachelor's Degree preferred in Planning, GIS, Architecture, or related field and a minimum of two years of related experience is preferred. GIS Certificate preferred. Valid Texas Driver's License required.
Requires a Bachelor's Degree in Planning, GIS, Architecture, or related field with a minimum of three years of planning experience preferred. GIS software experience is preferred. Valid Texas Driver's License required.
Requires a Bachelor's Degree in Planning, GIS, Architecture, or related field and a minimum of five years of planning experience preferred. A Master's Degree in a related field can substitute for two years of experience. GIS Certificate preferred. GIS software experience required. AICP certification required or obtained within one year of date of hire is preferred. Valid Texas Driver's License required.
"The City may consider all related education and/or experience in determining an applicant's minimum qualifications and starting salary."
Must display effective verbal and written communication skills.
Must maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the general public.
Familiarity with office type software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, or similar programs).
Familiar with engineering and architectural terminology is preferred.
Knowledgeable in the use of engineering and architectural scales.
Ability to operate highly technical computer applications, such as GIS or CAD.
Ability to operate computers for data entry and word processing.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to operate small office equipment, including copy machines or multi-line telephones systems.
Knowledge of the fundamental principles, concepts and practices of city planning.
Ability to conduct and summarize research, and review/understand technical documents.
Knowledge of ability to use Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Google and Sketch-Up for creating materials.
Group facilitation skills for use with community workshops.
Skilled in researching, analyzing, generating data and formulating conclusions related to urban planning and/or community development.
Skilled in overseeing group projects as well as simultaneously managing personal workload.
Demonstrated ability to multitask, perform advanced analysis, and verbally or in writing convey complex information to a variety of audiences.
The City of Amarillo is an Equal Opportunity employer and encourages applications from eligible and qualified persons regardless of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, disability, genetic information or protected veteran status, in compliance with applicable federal, state and local law.
The City of Amarillo provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case by case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please contact the Human Resources Office at 806-378-4294.
Essential Job Functions:
Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is required to exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force to move objects. The employee must also walk, stand, sit, hear, reach, speak, see, and talk. Also requires the ability to make rational decisions and perform repetitive motions.
Typical schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00am to
Will be required to work after hours to attend public meetings, and meet deadlines. This position may be required to work outside normal shifts including evenings, weekends, overtime as necessary by the department.
City Of Amarillo, TX