Sr. Planner
Pasco County, FL - Pasco County, FL

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Salary Disclosure:
Starting Salary: $50,489.00
Salary Range for this Position: $50,489.00 - $86,264.00

Current Pasco County Employees
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General Description:

Advanced and responsible professional planning work of complex specialized projects and studies with a minimum of supervision.

Essential Job Functions:

Prepares comprehensive plan elements and amendments, special area reports and projections on the basis of data, changing conditions and policy direction. Programs and monitors the development, planning, regulatory review and form based design control and economic development strategies for special planning areas and large scale projects. Processes applications for Special Planning Areas and or Developments of Regional Impact (DRI'S) under Chapter 380, F.S. Plans, develops, and conducts special studies relative to land use and occupancy; street, road, and arterial activity center location and usage; water and sewage facilities; multi modal transportation systems; and recreational and cultural needs of the County. Develops and enforces development order conditions of approval. Analyzes and evaluates pertinent data and plan development with attention to urban design, economic development and market area impact. Negotiates with County staff and developers conditions of approval for large-scale developments as well as amendments to said conditions and developments. Confers with County and municipal officials and the general public on regulatory, design and economic development issues, in order to define mutual planning problems and to effect policy uniformity along lines beneficial to a Comprehensive Plan. Interprets and communicates to others the function and intent of State, regional, and local land use laws, rules, and regulations. Correlates a variety of statistical and planning data for the Comprehensive Plan. Prepares or supervises preparation of projections of population growth and dispersal through pictorial and graphic illustrations of geographical areas. Works with census data, statistics, and computer-based programs, form based urban design and land use and transportation policies. Maintains extensive files on large projects. Prepares and delivers speeches to business, professional, civic, and neighborhood groups and associations. May plan, organize, and review the work of subordinates. Performs related work as required. Senior Planners may be assigned a specialty area of focus from the defined job functions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of the principles and accepted practices of public planning. Knowledge as to methods of collection and analysis of planning data and experience in the preparation of planning reports and studies. Knowledge of planning urban design principles. Knowledge of economic development and/or redevelopment planning and implementation and experience working with census data and statistics. Ability to interpret applicable growth management legislation, rules, and regulations. Ability to work with GIS data analysis and plan development. Ability to and experience with presenting ideas and findings clearly and concisely in both written and oral form. Ability to plan, organize, and supervise the work of subordinates. Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with subordinates, superiors, other County departments, community officials, citizens, and State and Federal officials. Ability and experience addressing civic organizations and committees. Ability and experience operating a computer. Knowledge of computer-based statistical programs and their application in projections of population growth and dispersal. Ability to operate a personal computer and presentation software.

Minimum Requirements:

PHYSICAL SKILLS: Ability to communicate effectively using speaking, hearing, writing, and vision skills.

EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s Degree in urban planning or a related field and four years of professional experience in urban planning, urban design and/or economic development. Experience in planning, programming and processing applications for large scale projects and area plans. Specialties in experience may be focused in Comprehensive Planning, Urban Design and Transit Oriented Design, and/or Economic Development and Redevelopment.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, OR REGISTRATIONS: Must possess a valid driver’s license.

ADA STATEMENT: A qualified employee or applicant with a disability may be afforded a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential job functions of a position in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.