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Job Description: The Development Review Planner provides professional planning implementation skills, judgment, knowledge and technical skills relative to the City’s Comprehensive Plan including, zoning, comprehensive planning, land use and development regulations, site plan review, landscape review and neighborhood planning. Work involves coordinating with other Department staff, personnel within the City, and the public/citizens. This position reports to the Deputy Director of the Planning and Building Department and under general supervision requires considerable independent judgment and initiative in the performance of assigned duties

Job Responsibilities: Administers and interprets land development regulations pertaining to: City code to include, but not limited to, zoning and the subdivision of land; the use of land and water for those land use categories included in the land use element of the comprehensive plan and ensure the compatibility of adjacent uses and provide for open space; areas subject to seasonal and periodic flooding; the protection of environmentally sensitive lands designated in the comprehensive plan; signage; safe and convenient onsite traffic flow, considering needed vehicle parking.

Consults with and advises contractors, developers, and property owners with respect to the application of the development review process to proposed projects.

Serves as the City’s lead staff person in the area of development review in close coordination with the Director and Development Review Committee.

Responsible for communicating best practices in community planning and urban design to the development review process, and performing technical, administrative, and regulatory duties in leading the City’s development review process.

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