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Planning Manager

Under minimal supervision of the Community Development Director, performs a full range of professional city planning functions from moderate to complex difficulty. This position is also responsible for ordinance and policy development and special projects of significant complexity. Work is reviewed at key stages or when unusual circumstances arise to ensure compliance and consistency to policies and ordinances. Expected to function independently by using initiative to plan and carry out assignments.
•Supervises staff assigned.
•Supervises Planning division staff; oversees and coordinates the work of the planning staff related to project development and progress to assure timely
•Reviews all planners’ work for compliance and consistency with policies and ordinances; presents findings to department
•Evaluates and reviews development plans for compliance with policies and regulations, and good design
•Processes development applications and prepares reports, including findings and recommendations, for management, boards and commissions, and City Council; prepares maps and other graphic representations as
•Interprets zoning ordinances, development standards, city plans and policies regarding development for public inquiry and administers a high level of customer
•Conducts studies and prepares reports on a wide range of planning issues; makes presentations to the City Council, developers, and community groups and outside
•Performs highly complex professional level work in the fields of current and/or long-range planning, zoning administration, design review, and development (May function as the Zoning Administrator if designated by the City Manager.)
•Participates in the development and implementation of the City’s planning policies and ordinances.
•Represents the City in various public forums and agency meetings as assigned, including Planning Commission meetings and City Council presentations as well as providing support to commissions and ad hoc
•Operates as the staff liaison to the Planning Commission, with support from the Office Manager.
•Provides administrative and professional assistance to the Community Development Director.
•Advises citizens on planning matters and supplies information and reports to help residents better understand City
•Supervises administration of zoning ordinance text and map amendments, architectural review, and subdivision
•Performs other related duties as assigned.

Hiring Organization: Draper City
Paid: Yes
Opportunity Type: Full-time
Job Seeker Type: Student or Alumni
Job Responsibilities:
•Education – Bachelor’s degree in urban or regional planning and design, architecture, civil engineering or closely related field is required; master’s degree is preferred.
•Experience – Five years of progressively responsible professional planning experience is required, with experience in the interpretation and application of planning and zoning codes and regulations.
•Licenses/Certifications – A valid driver license. Certification by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).
•Knowledge of –
◦The principles, practices and trends of land use and public planning.
◦Zoning regulations and state and local laws pertaining to land
◦The policies, procedures, rules and regulations which govern the operation of local
◦The use and application of modern information and telecommunications systems and
•Skill with –
◦Use of principles of good customer service; build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, city employees, other agencies and the public.
◦Word processing and other personal computer applications to accomplish tasks.
•Ability to –
◦Analyze and compile technical and statistical information related to planning issues
◦Interpret and explain planning and zoning programs to the general public in a customer friendly manner.
◦Read and interpret architectural and engineering plans and specifications.
◦Establish and maintain effective working relationships with City staff, public officials and the general public.
◦Meet expected deadlines and attain measurable results as defined by the Community Development.
Preferred Qualifications:

Typical office setting with comfortable climate controls. Tasks require a variety of physical activities such as walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching, talking, hearing and seeing. Common eye, hand, finger dexterity required for most essential functions. Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability and discriminating thinking and creative problem solving. Occasionally lifts or otherwise moves objects weighing up to 20 pounds. Occasionally requires working outdoors and physical demands may occur in activities related to exposure, walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching, etc. Talking, hearing and seeing required in the daily performance of job duties. Considerable exposure to stress related to time deadlines and working conditions. Unconventional working hours including long hours associated with day and night meetings. Person in this position may be required to use vehicle to drive to addresses and locations throughout Draper City.

How to Apply:

Draper City is now hiring a Planning Manager. If you are interested please apply at the following link: