Land Use Planner 2 - Multiple Locations, NV

The Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is seeking a Land Use Planner 1. For full information about this position: Click Here


Work Type: Permanent, full time vacancies as they may occur in this geographical location.
Department: Conservation and Natural Resources
Division: State Lands
Location: Carson, Minden, Gardnerville, Genoa
Job Class Code: 06.716

Phone: (775)684-0129

The Position

Land Use Planners provide specialized professional land use planning expertise to assist local governments and public entities; develop and revise land use ordinances, master plans and land use planning documents.

Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform work independently with little or no additional training. Under general direction, incumbents are responsible for representing the division in various land use planning capacities. They provide information to all levels of government regarding public land and natural resource activities and proposals; track and analyze the impact of Congressional bills and proposals on public land management in Nevada; provide expertise to local governments; negotiate consensus among public and private entities on controversial land use issues; and develop master plans for the division and client state agencies. Incumbents possess working knowledge of the purpose and relationship of Federal, State and local governmental and advisory bodies in the provision of services and the exercise of regulatory control including NRS Sections 278 and 321; the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA); the enabling acts for Bureau of Land Management, US Forest Service, and related agencies; and masterplan and zoning processes relevant to the economic, physical, geographical and demographic characteristics of local communities in Nevada and the state as a whole. Incumbents must have the ability to organize, coordinate and facilitate complex, high profile, State-wide councils and boards such as the Nevada Joint Military Affairs Committee (NJMAC), the State Land Use Planning Advisory Council (SLUPAC), Nevada Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (NTRPA) and other ad-hoc committees as assigned.

The incumbent is responsible for managing the Nevada State Clearinghouse database, by Executive Order, the single point of contact for all NEPA proposals with the potential to impact land use activities in the State; is responsible, in coordination with the State Land Office, for managing the division's Land Portfolio, a database of the state's real property assets; may assist with individual city and county governing bodies and planning commissions to provide technical assistance in the development of community and county master plans, zoning ordinances and land division ordinances; serves as agency staff to SLUPAC and NTRPA; and disseminates information on planning law and planning processes.

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To Qualify:

In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:

Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)   Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in land use planning or related field and three years of progressively responsible professional land use planning experience which included developing master plans; coordinating land use planning projects; and/or facilitating conflict resolution between public and community entities and leaders; OR two years of experience as a Land Use Planner I in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of experience and education above the bachelor's degree level.

Special Requirements   A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.

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