The County of Volusia is seeking an experienced Planner II for the Planning and Development Services Division. This position is located in DeLand, Florida, and will be responsible for gathering, analyzing, and presenting planning, environmental, and socio-economic information used to develop public policy and/or to support the Planning Division. All candidates applying for this position must have excellent writing, presentation and analytical skills; the ability to communicate effectively with staff, applicants, and the public, as well as elected and appointed officials. The candidate must be able to meet deadlines and manage multiple assignments and projects. Candidates must have a practical knowledge of planning practices, urban design principles, subdivision, and zoning regulations. Excellent customer service is a must, in keeping with Volusia County's customer service standards.
NOTE: Candidates will submit at least two reports that he/she presented to a Planning Board or City/County Council or Commission at the time of application.
(NOTE:These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position.)
Makes recommendations on rezoning, special exceptions, and variance requests.
Helps formulate land use goals, objectives, and policies.
Preparesstudiesandplansaspartof the Comprehensive PlanningProgram.
Provides technical planning assistance to the County Council and various boards.
Must adhere to Federal, State, County, and Local ordinances.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Master's degree in Planning or related field;orBachelor's degree in Planning or related field and two (2) years progressively responsible work in a public or private land development, zoning, or planning organization. A comparable amount of education, training, or experience may be substituted for the minimum experience.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Demonstrates all knowledge, abilities and skills of the lower level.
Demonstrates strong knowledge of Microsoft Word and Adobe, or similar software.
Knowledge of subdivision and zoning regulations and how they affect long and short range planning.
Knowledge of various tools and resources available for gathering data.
Ability to analyze data and make estimates and projections based on available information.
Ability to formulate goals, objectives, and policies and prepare land use plans.
Ability to identify land use issues and solutions.
Ability to prepare and deliver oral presentations and write reports that are clearly understood.
Ability to comprehend complex concepts and communicate them effectively to others.
Ability to critique development plans to achieve better designs and to insure conformity with established policies, standards and requirements.
Ability to prepare and implement public information/education programs.
Ability to work under stressful conditions.
Ability to interact effectively with others.
Ability to provide great customer service.
Must be able to relocate to other county locations based upon operational needs.
Mental Demands:Ability to read and comprehend technical and professional journals, manuals, reports, abstracts, statistical data, and legal documents. Ability to perform general mathematical functions. Ability to write comprehensive reports relaying detail, data, and information. Ability to speak publicly. Ability to analyze data and develop conclusions.
Environmental Demands:Generally inside work.
Physical Demands:Sedentary work. Visual acuity (peripheral vision, depth perception) to operate motorized vehicles.
Volusia County is a drug free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce.Veterans' preference in accordance with federal, state, local laws.
County Of Volusia