City Planner

City of Crestwood

Crestwood, MO United States

This position performs a variety of professional and technical duties related to planning, zoning and development issues using the exercise of discretion and independent judgment. The nature of the work performed requires that an employee establish and maintain effective working relationships with assigned supervisors, other City employees, and the general public. The position serves as staff to the Planning and Zoning Commission and is required to attend meetings on certain weeknights and occasionally on weekends.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Administers the Zoning Code, Sign Code, and Landscape Code by implementing new regulations, answering inquiries, and coordinating with the public and development community
  • Conducts research on planning-related issues for the City, the Planning and Zoning Commission, and the Board of Aldermen
  • Application processing largely related to commercial and industrial properties, including but not limited to, site plan review, zoning and rezoning review, and permitting (conditional use permits, sign permits, commercial zoning review, etc)
  • Provides technical assistance to applicants and petitioners in matters relating to code and submittal requirements.
  • Prepares staff reports, makes recommendations and oral presentations to the Planning and Zoning Commission as well as the Board of Aldermen
  • Interprets applicable state, county, and local laws as they pertain to land use and other related policies
  • Provides long-term planning services
  •  GIS Mapping as needed, including the preparation and maintenance of various planning maps, files, graphics, and records and assists other Departments with mapping needs
  • Updates and maintains statistical records, including but not limited to land use trends, population trends, planning and zoning applications, etc.
  • Prepares public hearing notices, agendas and packet materials for the Planning and Zoning Commission
  • Assists with updates to and maintenance of the City’s Comprehensive Plan
  • Identifies community problems, issues, and opportunities that could be mitigated through better community planning
  • Assists with zoning-related code violations
  • Attend evening and weekend meetings, as required
  • Other duties as assigned

           

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Planning or a closely related field
  • At least two (2) years’ experience in a planner position for a municipal or local entity
  • AICP Certification is preferred

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Thorough knowledge of zoning laws and comprehensive plans including their formation, process of adoption, and enforcement
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of modern urban planning and development; state and local laws that govern the development and use of land; basic real estate practices and procedures; computer data base and word processing applications, and ArcGIS Desktop software; cartography
  • Extensive knowledge of planning programs and processes
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, industry standard GIS applications, and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Skill in the area of site planning, including both site design and development review
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills
  • Understand and follow complex oral and written instructions and present ideas orally and in writing
  • Handle confidential/sensitive matters in a professional manner
  • Work with deadlines
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with elected officials, business owners, and the public
  • Ability to review development proposals for consistency with approved planning and development regulations; prepare written reports in a clear, concise manner to convey development issues and staff recommendations
  • Convey complex concepts in oral presentations to diverse individuals and groups of citizens
  • Organize information and data for presentation so that issues, facts, and solutions are easily communicated;
  • Manage routine tasks and special assignments to complete assigned duties in a timely, accurate, and professional manner.

Salary Range: $61,818-$87,892. Benefits include 11 ½ paid holidays, sick and vacation time, health, dental, vision and life Insurance, and retirement benefits with LAGERS.

Candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to Janet Gravagna, Human Resource Officer via e-mail at jgravagna@cityofcrestwood.org.  Position will be opened until filled, with first review of applications on December 6, 2021. The City of Crestwood is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Experience Level
Mid II (4-8 years)
AICP Level
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Specialty
Land Use and Development Regulation and Zoning
Salary Range
61,818 - 87,892