City of Webster Groves
Webster Groves, MO United States
Job Title: Planner
Department: Planning and Development
Direct Supervisor: Director of Planning and Development
Salary Range: $49,062 - $68,692
The Planner performs a variety of routine and difficult administrative, technical, and entrylevel
professional tasks regarding zoning, land use, and land development, serving as
staff to the Plan Commission and Board of Adjustment. The position also has secondary
responsibility for maintenance of data bases and updating of Department’s web page.
• Process applications for rezoning, conditional use permits, and resubdivisions;
advising applicants of Code and submittal requirements; preparation of staff
reports and recommendations; and oral presentation of staff reports to the Plan
• Process applications for variance and appeal to the Board of Adjustment, including
property posting and public notice, and represent the City before the BOA.
• Serve as a Zoning Enforcement Officer, investigating violations of the Zoning
Code; advising property owners of violations; and securing compliance. Issue and
enforce fence permits; sidewalk dining permits; and permits for Civic Activity Signs.
• Respond to public inquiries regarding requirements of the Zoning and Subdivision
Codes. Prepare zoning determination letters. Review Merchant License
Applications for compliance with the Zoning Code. Review building permits for
• Review and process subdivision and boundary adjustment plats for approval and
• Maintain computer data bases and paper files for applications heard by the Plan
Commission and Board of Adjustment, and Ordinances amending the Zoning
• Create custom reports within the City’s permit tracking software.
• Participate in research and plan preparation for comprehensive plan elements and
small area studies.
• Other duties as assigned.
Education, Experience & Training for Performing Essential Functions
Equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree in land use planning or other related field and two (2)
years progressively responsible experience in community planning and land use
development administration. A Masters Degree in Urban Planning or related field may
be substituted for experience. Proficiency in the use of desktop computer, including word
processing, database management, excel and Powerpoint is required.
General knowledge of principles and practices of urban planning and development; state
and local laws that govern the development and use of land; basic real estate practices
and procedures; computer database and word processing applications, and Arcview GIS
Ability to review development proposals for consistency with approved plans 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.
Work Environment and Physical Demands
Work is normally performed in a general office environment with appropriate heating and
cooling and is not subject to significant occupation or environment hazards other than
those normally associated with general public contact.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by
an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made. Employee must be able to sit, walk, talk and hear within
normal limits with or without corrective assistance.