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Gainesville Regional Utilities PLANNER2 in Gainesville, Florida

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PLANNER2

Salary

$53,347.00 - $77,353.00 Annually

Location

Gainesville, FL

Job Type

Full-Time Regular

Department

DEPARTMENT OF MOBILITY

Job Number

08750

Closing

2/21/2020 11:59 PM Eastern

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THIS POSITION HAS BEEN REPOSTED, IF YOU HAVE ALREADY APPLIED, NO NEED TO APPLY AGAIN

The City of Gainesville's Mobility Department is seeking a qualified Planner II. The Transportation and Strategic Planning Division is looking for a professional planner who is talented, creative, self-motivated and who enjoys working as part of a team in a fast-paced and multifaceted environment. This position will assist with a variety of transportation planning issues including the bicycle and pedestrian program, transportation improvement plan, bicycle master plan, Vision Zero efforts, micro mobility program and review of development plans among others.

A typical day may include:

  • Coordination with internal and external stakeholders

  • Data gathering and analysis

  • Preparation of reports and the analysis of transportation trends and safety indicators

  • Review and update GIS data and mapping of transportation facilities

  • Planning for outreach events

  • Development review

  • Preparation of grant applications

  • Preparation of presentations

  • Site visits

Qualifications

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Master's Degree in Urban Design or City Planning from a program accredited by the American Planning Association, and five (5) years of experience in urban design or land use planning; OR

Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in architecture, civil engineering, geography, landscape architecture, mathematics, planning, social sciences, urban design, urban studies, or a related field; and seven (7) years of experience in urban design or land use planning.

Possession of an American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification; American Institute of Architects (AIA) certification; or a Registered Landscape Architect (RLA) may be substituted for one (1) year of urban design or land use planning work experience.

CERTIFICATIONS OR LICENSES

Licenses

Valid driver license required upon appointment. Valid Florida Driver License required within thirty (30) days of start date and at all times while employed in this classification.

Certifications

Desirable to have accreditation from American Planning Association's professional institute, American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP); or from Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices.

For positions within the Mobility Department, desirable to have accreditation from the Institute of Transportation Engineers as a certified Professional Transportation Planner.

Notes:

  • May fill multiple positions

  • May establish an eligibility list for future hiring

  • Assessments may be required

  • Experience with GIS highly desirable.

  • May under fill

Job Description

SUMMARY

This is advanced level professional planning work in the administration of the City's planning program.

Positions allocated to this classification report to a Team Lead and work under general supervision. Work in this class is distinguished from other classes by its advanced application of professional planning skills and technical nature in a team/project environment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK*

*This section of the job description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of duties and responsibilities of the position. The omission of a specific job function does not absolve an employee from being required to perform additional tasks incidental to or inherent in the job. Performance of lower level duties may be required.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Prepares studies, reports, memoranda, correspondence and recommendations relating to comprehensive, current and environmental planning.

Prepares updates to Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Code, incorporating urban design, neighborhood planning and sustainable practices.

Processes applications for zoning, subdivision and site plan approval requests and prepares preliminary recommendations for submission to the City Plan Board or Development Review Board.

Coordinates and follows up on requests to the Board of Adjustment to insure that all phases in application processing are completed in a timely manner.

Interprets zoning ordinances and the comprehensive plan to City officials and the public.

Confers with the public on matters concerning planning and plan implementation including speaking to organizations, providing technical assistance to advisory boards and participating in individual conferences.

Attends meetings of the City Commission, City Advisory Boards and related committees.

Conducts public hearings and makes oral presentations.

Attends work on a continuous and regular basis.

NON-ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Conducts field investigations and interviews.

Maintains plans and specifications in compliance with City policy and planning principles.

May lead, plan and coordinate the work of a project team.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily. Below are the required education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Master's Degree in Urban Design or City Planning from a program accredited by the American Planning Association, and five (5) years of experience in urban design or land use planning; OR

Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in architecture, civil engineering, geography, landscape architecture, mathematics, planning, social sciences, urban design, urban studies, or a related field; and seven (7) years of experience in urban design or land use planning.

Possession of an American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification; American Institute of Architects (AIA) certification; or a Registered Landscape Architect (RLA) may be substituted for one (1) year of urban design or land use planning work experience.

CERTIFICATIONS OR LICENSES

Licenses

Valid driver license required upon appointment. Valid Florida Driver License required within thirty (30) days of start date and at all times while employed in this classification.

Certifications

Desirable to have accreditation from American Planning Association's professional institute, American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP); or from Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices.

For positions within the Public Works Department, desirable to have accreditation from the Institute of Transportation Engineers as a certified Professional Transportation Planner.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of principles and practices of architecture, urban design, infrastructure planning and/or landscape architecture.

Knowledge of and experience in municipal government operations and the development review process.

Thorough knowledge of principles, practices and methods of planning and neighborhood planning, to include historic preservation.

Thorough knowledge of planning principles and practices as applied to collection of community planning data and to preparation of community planning reports and studies in both graphic and written form.

Knowledge of zoning, subdivision regulations and other development ordinances.

Knowledge of economics, municipal finance, statistics and sociology as applied to urban planning.

Ability to operate personal computer and various software programs (to include but not limited to, MS Office, Adobe CS, Plan and Designer Tool software, AutoCAD, ESRI, ArcGIS or other relevant information technology in urban design and city planning).

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Ability to work effectively with elected officials, charter officers, department heads, representatives of other agencies, other city employees and the general public.

Strong interpersonal skills as demonstrated by the ability to interact collaboratively and productively and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals of diverse backgrounds including elected and appointed government officials, Charter Officers, City employees, representatives of other agencies, and the general public.

Ability to coordinate efforts in a team environment.

Ability to use maps and written data sources.

Ability to prepare comprehensive plans and to maintain them with technical accuracy.

Ability to participate in complex planning studies and to analyze information and make substantive recommendations based on such studies.

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must possess certain physical abilities and be able to withstand work related environmental conditions.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is often required to sit for prolonged periods of time.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Work may require performance of tasks outdoors under varying climatic conditions and walking on uneven terrain during field inspections.

Required to work and attend meetings outside regular business hours

To learn more about benefits available to eligible City of Gainesville / Gainesville Regional Utilities employees, please CLICK HERE.

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Please select from the option below where you initially learned about this employment opportunity:

  • City of Gainesville Website

  • Governmentjobs.com

  • Career Source

  • Word of Mouth

  • College Job Posting

  • Other

  • Prefer not to disclose

  • Guardian

  • Recruiter

  • Professional Diversity Network PDN

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If you selected "Other" from the above option, please identify the event, activity or source where you initially learned about this employment opportunity. Please type N/A if this question does not apply to you.*

03

Please select the option below that best describes your highest level of education.

Proof of the required education for this position will be requested at the time of appointment. You may attach the documentation as part of your application for review and consideration should you be selected to move forward in the hiring process.

  • High School Diploma

  • Associates Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Master's Degree

04

PREFERRED QUALIFICATION QUESTION:

Do you have experience with transportation planning, multi-modal transportation, outreach, data analysis, and GIS?

  • Yes

  • No

05

Do you possess any of the following certifications? Select all that apply.

  • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification

  • American Institute of Architects (AIA) certification

  • Registered Landscape Architect (RLA)

  • None

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Do you possess a Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in the following? Select all that apply

  • Architecture

  • Civil engineering

  • Geography

  • Landscape architecture

  • Mathematics

  • Planning

  • Social sciences

  • Urban design/ urban studies

  • None

    Required Question

Agency

City of Gainesville

Address

222 E. University Ave

PO BOX 490

Gainesville, Florida, 32627

Website

http://www.cityofgainesville.jobs

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