City of Northport
|Job at a Glance|
|Job Category||Land-Use Management and Code Enforcement|
|Job Level||Mid II (4-8 years)|
|Salary Range||$23.72 min. an hour - $31.48 max. an hour|
This intermediate level planning position is under the general direction and supervision of the Director of Planning. Collects data for planning documents and reports
and provides technical assistance to the Planning Commission in the administration of these documents. May also perform professional planning, administrative and technical work in the accomplishment of a variety of planning, zoning, grants administration and economic development functions as well as other related duties as determined necessary and assigned by the Director of Planning.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
A. Planning (60%)
• Assists senior staff in the collection and compilation of information from reference materials and publications, governmental agencies, field experts and surveys, census and other statistical data for use in planning activities and related documents.
• Responds to inquiries from the public regarding Planning, Zoning, Community Development, and Economic Development activities, functions, requirements and procedures.
• Conducts field surveys as needed and provides assistance to senior staff in the preparation of final planning documents to include graphics and report reproduction activities.
• Conducts public hearings to obtain citizen input into the planning process.
• Attends City Council, Planning Commission, and Zoning Board of Adjustments meetings as needed.
B. Technical Assistance (25%)
• Provides assistance on a variety of subjects pertaining to public administration and planning fields, such as budgeting and land use regulations.
• Assists developers in the filing of applications for submission to Planning Commission or public bodies.
• Meets with appropriate individuals and groups during the different aspects of a project as necessary.
• Analyzes census and statistical data
• Prepares project summaries and status reports.
• Attends various professional and job related meetings on behalf of or as requested by the Director.
• Solicits materials and services from various agencies and groups for use in programs and events.
• Collects and completes information/data for senior staff.
• Provides assistance with map procurement and preparation, and map file maintenance.
• Assists in preparation and management of departmental budget.
C. Professional Development and Training (10%)
• Attends seminars, conferences, and workshops relating to assigned projects and professional development. Reviews publications and reports to keep abreast of programs pertinent to the Agency.
D. Grants (5%)
• Manages funded grant projects and assists grantees with project start-up requirements, procuring professional and other contractual services, property acquisition, monitoring construction activities and meeting all compliance requirements.
• Prepares project closeout documents.
• Assists senior staff with community and economic development program activities.
E. Performs other reasonably related duties in a safe manner as assigned by immediate supervisor and other supervisors as required.
• Must have graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Community Planning, Public Administration, or a closely related field; or an undergraduate degree and four (4) years responsible experience in Planning.
• AICP certification preferred but not required
• Must possess a valid driver’s license and have an acceptable driving record.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Strong knowledge of public administration practices and governmental activities.
• Working knowledge of land use regulations and comprehensive planning processes.
• Working knowledge of computer applications including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
• Familiarity with GIS applications is preferred.
• Skills to use math to analyze numerical data using basic quantitative methods.
• Skills in writing to compose business letters, reports, and grant proposals.
• Possess organizational skills to develop project proposals and to satisfy project record-keeping requirements.
• Possess communication skills sufficient to speak before small groups to explain project proposals and to convey project findings and recommendations.
• Possess reading skills to identify and comprehend pertinent information; to understand instructions, regulations, guidelines, policies, and procedures.
• Ability to work independently without close supervision.
• Ability to research a subject thoroughly.
• Ability to meet project deadlines.
• Ability to work concurrently on several projects in various stages of completion.
• Ability to maintain regular attendance on the job.
• Ability to maintain an effective working relationship with citizens and other employees.
• Must be willing to use personal vehicle for travel.
• Must be willing to travel out of town/state and locally as required.
• Must be able to work overtime and on call as necessary.
• Must be able to attend night meetings.
• Must be willing to comply with dress code and standards.
• See well enough to read fine print and numbers without error or transposition.
• Hear well enough to carry on a normal conversation in person and by telephone.
• Effectively operate a keyboard, computer, typewriter, copier and other office machines.
• Have ability to move and lift and move records, files, and boxes weighing no more than 25 pounds.
• Have the physical ability to get into and out of, and operate a motorized vehicle.
|Contact Name||Joseph Rose|
|Postal Address||3500 McFarland Blvd.
Northport, Al 35476