Senior Planner - Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Senior Planner

In this position, you will perform advanced planning duties by reviewing complex land development applications and performing redevelopment and comprehensive urban planning functions for the Planning and Community Services Department.

Essential Job Functions - the basic job duties an employee must be able to perform:

  • Review complex land use applications for compliance with City code and other applicable regulations; ensure compliance with professional standards

  • Process development application submittals for distribution; manage public notification requirements; and verify that all application components are provided and in compliance

  • Communicate with internal and external stakeholders; write technical review letters

  • Present project proposals at City Planning Commission and City Council meetings and other public hearings

  • Research zoning, planning, development, geological, and drainage history for pre-application and potential development

  • Communicate research and development process, applicable regulations, and potential pitfalls to development applicants

  • Research and develop land use regulations and policies; present to City Planning Commission and City Council for formal adoption; and train staff on new regulations and policies

  • Coordinate assigned activities and projects with other divisions, outside agencies, and the public

We are looking for candidates who demonstrate:
Knowledge of:

  • Methods and techniques of land use planning, zoning, and development

  • Methods and techniques of preparing and reviewing development documents

  • Principles and practices of effective project management

  • Modern office technology

  • Pertinent federal, state, and local policies, procedures, and regulations

Ability to:

  • Make decisions and/or recommendations regarding policy development and implementation

  • Read and interpret technical drawings

  • Prioritize, organize, and manage multiple projects

  • Lead, organize, and review the work of staff

  • Communicate clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing; prepare clear and concise reports

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships

Successful candidate will have:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in planning, geography, architecture, public administration, or a related field

  • Five years of full-time professional planning experience (Note: Planning is defined as urban, regional, land use, and/or comprehensive long range planning working with or for a municipal government.)

Ideal candidates will also have:

  • A master's degree in planning, geography, architecture, public administration or related field

  • AICP (American Institute of Certified Planners) certification

  • Experience with GIS (Geographic Information System)

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Additional Information

Work is performed primarily in an office environment with some travel from site to site and possible exposure to extreme weather conditions.

This job announcement is not intended to include a complete listing of all responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with the position.

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