Planner I, Planner II & Planner III Jobs in Great Falls, MT (Open until filled; Review starts Feb. 7, 2017)

Three Job Openings

Planner I

  • Performs work in current planning with emphasis writing and presenting staff reports on development projects to the Planning Advisory Board, Design Review Board, and Board of Adjustment; issuing zoning permits; and handling inquiries from the public.  This position will also assist the City’s Community Development Block Grant Administrator with various responsibilities including development of the Annual Action Plan and the Consolidated Plan.  The successful applicant may also assist Staff in supporting the City/County Historic Preservation Advisory Commission. A bachelor’s degree in planning, architecture, landscape architecture, historic preservation or a related field is preferred, however any combination of training and experience equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university with at least two years of planning or related experience will also be acceptable.  A Master’s degree with an emphasis on planning or community development is desirable and may be substituted, in part, for experience. Excellent customer service skills, attention to detail in program administration; good GIS skills, and the ability to function effectively as a member of a team are required, as are excellent writing and public speaking. Must possess/obtain a valid MT driver’s license
  • Grade 41, salary: High 30's to mid 40's, DOQ.  

Planner II

  • This position spearheads the long range planning efforts for the Planning and Community Development Department.  The Department expects this position to update and track implementation of multiple long range planning documents including but not limited to the: 1) Downtown Master Plan and 2) Growth Policy Update 2013.  Additionally, the successful applicant for this position will lead new comprehensive planning project initiatives for the City of Great Falls.  The position will also assist the City’s Senior Planner in completing transportation studies, particularly those designed to improve the community’s active transportation options.  The successful applicant will assist current planning staff when needed with review of development petitions as well as the dissemination of zoning information.  A Bachelor’s degree in planning, architecture, public policy, geography, or a related field is preferred; however, any combination of training and experience equivalent to graduation from a four-year college with major coursework in a related field and at least three years of relevant experience will also be accepted.  A Master’s degree with an emphasis on planning or community development is desirable and may be substituted, in part, for experience. Excellent customer service skills, attention to detail in program administration; good GIS skills, and the ability to function effectively as a member of a team are required, as are excellent writing and public speaking. Must possess/obtain a valid MT driver’s license 
  • Grade 43, salary: high 30s to high 40s, DOQ.

Planner III

  • This position performs a supervisory role for all current planning activities conducted in the Planning and Community Development Department.  Additionally, the position regularly acts as the lead planner for development projects that feature a high degree of complexity and public scrutiny.  This requires the successful candidate to coordinate and synthesize input from many City departments in the development review process.  This position will act to ensure high quality customer service, zoning code enforcement and inspections, and timely and through permit review.
  • In addition to current planning duties, the position also will periodically perform a project management role in the area of long range planning.  These projects could consist of comprehensive planning studies, neighborhood/special area plans, and zoning code updates.  A Bachelor’s degree in planning, architecture, public policy, geography, or a related field is preferred; however, any combination of training and experience equivalent to graduation from a four-year college with major coursework in a related field and at least four years of relevant experience will also be accepted.  A Master’s degree with an emphasis on planning or community development is desirable and may be substituted, in part, for experience. Excellent customer service skills, attention to detail in program administration; good GIS skills, and the ability to function effectively as a member of a team are required, as are excellent writing and public speaking. Must possess/obtain a valid MT driver’s license 
  • Grade 45, salary: low to mid-50s, DOQ.

DEADLINE

Open until filled. Review of applications will begin on February 7, 2017.  For more information call 406-455-8466.

APPLY

Great Falls is a great place to learn the ropes of community development. We have a fabulous historic building stock, active partnerships with downtown and community development organizations, and support from experienced staff members. Qualified candidates should submit a completed City application and a detailed cover letter describing your experience and the specific reasons you are interested in this position to: City of Great Falls, Human Resources, #2 Park Drive South, mail to PO Box 5021, Great Falls MT 59403, online at apply or fax to 406-727-0005. Consideration for employment will be made without regard to race, creed, color, physical or mental handicap, age, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, genetics or political belief.

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