Planner II - Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Planner II

In this position, you will perform planning duties in support of the City's redevelopment and land use entitlement programs while ensuring compliance with professional standards and regulations.

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

  • Review land use applications, verify for code compliance, and process for distribution

  • Manage public notification requirements; write technical review letters

  • Present project proposals at public hearings before the Planning Commission and/or City Council

  • Perform planner-in-charge desk duties; respond to customer inquiries regarding planning, zoning, and land use regulations

  • Review and process building permits for commercial and multi-family projects

  • Coordinate activities and projects with other divisions, outside agencies, and the public; provide assistance to department staff

We are looking for candidates who demonstrate:

Knowledge of:

  • Comprehensive and practical knowledge of planning and development

  • Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations

  • Modern office technology

Ability to:

  • Prioritize, organize, and manage multiple projects

  • Write letters and reports for public presentation

  • Handle stressful and negative interactions tactfully; handle aggressive interpersonal interactions professionally

  • Consider different points of view to reach an agreement; utilize elements of persuasion to gain cooperation and the acceptance of ideas

  • Read and understand legal descriptions of property

  • Evaluate and resolve complex planning issues

Successful candidate will have:

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

  • Three years of full-time experience in planning (Note: Planning is defined as urban, regional, land use, and/or comprehensive long range planning working with or for a municipal government.), civil engineering, development review facilitation, landscape architecture, architecture, or a related field

Additional Information

Physical Demands: This position requires the ability to lift up to 20 pounds occasionally and 10 pounds frequently.
Environmental Conditions 
Primary Work Environment - Office environment with some field work
Extreme Temperature - Seasonally
Wetness and Humidity - Seasonally
Respiratory Hazards - Never
Noise and Vibrations - Never
Physical Hazards - Never
Mechanical and/or Electrical Hazards - Rarely
Exposure to Communicable Diseases - Rarely

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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