Program Planner #394-12
Bernalillo County Government - Albuquerque, NM

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Under the direction of the Department Director, perform various planning duties including short and long range planning, and implementation of County adopted plans and programs.

Major Duties and Responsibilities Summary:
Prepare planning cases for presentation to the County Planning Commission and the Board of County Commissioners.
Compile and analyze data on economic, social, and physical factors affecting land use, and prepare or requisitions graphic/narrative reports on that data.
Coordinate implementation of all comprehensive and area plans adopted by the Board of County Commissioners.
Prepare revisions to comprehensive and area plans as needed; including coordinating materials, presentation and adoption by the Board of County Commissioners.
Act as department representative on various planning initiatives and other planning projects as needed.
Prepare ordinances, resolutions, agenda items and other documents for presentation and adoption by the County Planning Commission and the Board of County Commissioners.
Perform project management functions including policy analysis and recommendations.
Coordinate inter-departmental information pertaining to land use cases, special projects and legislative amendments.
Collect and analyze specialized data for periodic reports and maintenance of information related to community needs, goals and services.
Will coordinate staff teams (and public teams when needed) to create and modify major plans, guidelines and procedures.
Meet with civic, business and governmental groups to explain policies, plans and procedures related to assigned area of responsibility. Advise groups of policy actions and recommend specific courses of action.
Conduct public presentations on planning and other projects.
Attend evening meetings as needed.

Assist on other projects as assigned.

The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities required of all employees assigned to this job.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in planning, public administration, or a closely related academic field, plus a minimum of four (4) years work experience in a professional capacity involving zoning ordinances and land use regulation, including two (2) years working in a project management capacity.
Thorough knowledge of land use and planning principles, program planning, and capital facility financing methods.
Thorough knowledge of the County’s Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Ordinance, Flood Control and Drainage Ordinance, Development Impact Fee Ordinance, County personnel rules and related regulations, enforcement procedures and methods.
Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written English.
Ability to exercise good judgement in evaluating situations and taking corrective actions.
Ability to analyze population and development trends and make objective and unbiased recommendations.
Ability to maintain an effective working relationship with associates and the public.

Screening and Compliance:
The offer of this Bernalillo County position requires compliance with the following:

Employee must successfully complete the post-offer employment medical examination.
Employee must comply with the safety guidelines of the County.
Employee must possess a valid New Mexico driver’s license by employment date and maintain a valid license while employed in this position.

Working Conditions:
Essential job duties are performed indoors in climate controlled environment, but the duties of the job may require occasional work outdoors in varying weather conditions.
Primary work surface is even, dry, carpeted or tiled floor.
Works alone primarily, with or without directions.
Works with a group at times, and with a select team at times.

Equipment, Tools, and Materials:
Telephone, typewriter, calculator, computer, fax machine, and copy machine are used in performance of essential job duties.
Various forms of paperwork and money are handled in performance of essential job duties.

Functional Analysis:
Please initial each item to indicate whether you are or are not capable of performing that function:
**NOTE: You are not required to disclose information about physical or mental limitations that you believe will not interfere with your capability to do the job. On the other hand, if you want the employer to consider special arrangements to accommodate a physical or mental impairment, you may identify that impairment in the space provided and suggest the kind of accommodation that you believe would be appropriate.

Mental Functions:
Must be able to communicate in oral and written English.
Must be able to use reason and judgment in performing essential functions.
Must be able to read and understand and communicate effectively concerning comprehensive plans and other planning documents.
Must be able to organize and prioritize own tasks as well as tasks of subordinates.

Physical Functions:
Work is primarily sedentary, with opportunities to stand/walk as needed typically being available throughout the workday.
Must be able to bend at the waist and twist/rotate as necessary.
Must be able to work with arms bent or extended away from body or overhead and be able to push/pull with arms as needed.
Must be able to lift and carry items such as paperwork and files.
Must be able to crouch and kneel as necessary.
Must be able to use hands and fingers in order to grasp/manipulate various equipment and materials needed to perform essential duties.
Must be able to coordinate use of hands and eyes in operation of equipment, such as computer and calculator.