SALARY: Negotiable depending on qualifications and experience
Plans, administers, and monitors planning activities, including applications for change in zoning and subdivision plats and replats; conducts the same in a manner consistent with good planning practice that will ensure the implementation of the City's comprehensive plan.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the principles, techniques, and objectives of all phases of urban planning.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of public agency planning.
Knowledge of federal, state and local laws, regulations and ordinances pertaining to planning and urban development.
Knowledge of budgeting procedures and techniques.
Knowledge of utilizing sources data.
Knowledge of statistical research and reporting methods, techniques, and procedures.
Skills in Microsoft Office, GIS (Geographic Information System) software, and graphic design concepts.
Skills in giving public presentations.
Ability to perform statistical analysis of demographic data.
Ability to coordinate and manage the review of complex projects.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to speak before public groups and make presentations to the Planning & Zoning Commission and Mayor & City Council.
Ability to read and interpret plans, drawings, and field notes.
Ability to analyze and interpret zoning and subdivision maps.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, management, and the general public.
Ability to coordinate with and effectively work with outside agencies, groups, and individuals.
Ability to prepare accurate, concise, and detailed reports.
Ability to apply technical skills in the area of land use regulation, particularly Texas zoning and subdivision regulation.
Ability to work with the general public, other governmental agencies, and elected officials.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing in the English and Spanish language.
Ability to perform all the physical requirements of the position.
Ability to maintain a valid Texas Driver License and a good driving record.
Required to comply with all City of Laredo's policies and procedures.
Ability to project a positive and professional image of the City of Laredo.
Ability to maintain good health and physical condition sufficient to permit the full performance of the duties of the position.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Work is performed inside and/or outside an office. Work may be exposed to a variety of environmental conditions, such as: slippery/uneven walking surfaces. Capable of working closely with others or alone, working long or irregular working hours, and traveling by car, van, or plane 10% of the time. Ability to operate a motor vehicle and office equipment; Work requires moderate carrying (between 15 to 44 pounds), light lifting (under 24 pounds), simple grasping, dual simultaneous grasping, sitting, standing, pushing, crouching, twisting, kneeling, stooping, climbing stairs, walking, and reaching above shoulders. Ability to see, write, read, count, identify shade of colors, perceive depth, and hearing is needed to perform the essential functions of this job.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Analyzes, prepares, and implements annexation service plans, annexation schedules, and processes; prepares public hearing documentation.
Compiles and analyzes data to assist in planning and coordination of long-range and current planning projects and activities.
Performs highly complex and sensitive planning projects, research, and analysis in accordance with strategic long and short range planning activities of the City.
Performs long and short range comprehensive studies, zoning and land use studies and plans, population studies, economic and living trends, and subdividing through land platting.
Reviews statistical reports and analyzed market and economic conditions.
Researches, collects, analyzes, and interprets data and summarizes data into report form.
Conducts site visits, collects field data, and verifies site conditions and notes on-site development problems.
Recommends use of land for residential, commercial, industrial and community uses.
Prepares and posts accurate and complete agendas and documents; presents cases and provides impact analysis of proposed zone changes; reviews minutes of the Planning and Zoning Commission.
Prepares agenda and packet of correspondence for council meeting regarding zone changes and ordinance amendments.
Meets public notice requirements for zoning and subdivision planning.
Maintains all records pertaining to zoning cases.
Reviews proposals and plans for compliance with applicable codes, criteria, requirements and regulations.
Reviews, monitors, and processes site plans, plat or zoning applications in accordance with applicable codes and department policies.
Prepares written reports and makes presentations to Planning and Zoning Commission, Board of Adjustment, Historic District/Landmark Board and City Council.
Drafts ordinances and amends subdivision and zoning ordinances.
Provides technical support to boards, commissions, and committees.
Prepares and reproduces publications issued by the Planning Department.
Responds to requests for information from management, officials and the public.
Reviews and interprets requirements consistent with Planning and Zoning Commission or from direction from another board, in conformity with applicable codes.
Coordinates community and neighborhood meetings.
Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required including, but not limited to, attending evening meetings and out-of-town travel.
Will be required to drive a City vehicle for City business use.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree in Science or Arts from an accredited college or university in Urban Planning or related field.
At least two (2) years of progressively responsible work experience performing public agency work.
Master's Degree in a related field will substitute for work experience.
Valid Licenses and Certifications
American Institute of Certified Planners Certification is desirable.
Valid Texas Driver License*
As part of the minimum requirements for all positions with the City of Laredo, a thorough background check and certified school transcripts will be required from all applicants who are offered employment.
Effective February 24, 1997, all selected applicants are required to undergo a drug and alcohol test prior to employment.
Effective January 7, 2008, all persons in safety-sensitive functions/positions, as per City of Laredo Drug and Alcohol Policy definition, shall be subject to random drug and alcohol testing.
A person with a disability who needs a reasonable accommodation related to a selection process is requested to contact the Human Resources Department at (956) 727-6460 two days prior to the scheduled interview and/or test if applicable..
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City Of Laredo, TX