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DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS OF WORK 
Incumbent independently performs professional planning assignments with limited supervision. Incumbents may provide assistance to lower level planners and may make presentations to internal and community groups as well as decision making authorities.  Works under the direction of the Planning Director, conducts planning studies and analyses; reviews land use development applications; may serve as a project leader or specialist; and does other work as required.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
-Prepares or conducts land use and other planning studies or analyses and prepares technical reports.
-Reviews land use development applications, prepares reports and makes recommendations.
-Reviews issues, policies and procedures related to land use and other planning concerns. 
-Drafts policy statements for review and approval.
Conducts or leads field surveys and investigations.
-Researches grant sources.
-Provides technical support to task forces, commissions and/or advisory committees.
-Answers inquiries and assists the public in matters relating to zoning and land use.
-Inputs, retrieves and analyzes data using a computer. 
-May represent the County at the local, regional and State level for special projects or assignments. 
-May serve as a project leader for complex land use and other planning related studies and projects.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES
-Basic knowledge and familiarity with ArcGIS programs for map preparation and data analysis
-Principles, practices and trends of public planning or in the specialty area to which assigned.
-Statistical research methods, utilizing many different sources, as applied to the collection and tabulation of data affecting public planning.
-Laws, ordinances and regulations governing planning in Florida.
-Purposes and policies, procedures and regulations of a County planning department and zoning administration.
-Principles and techniques of gathering and analyzing data.
-Basic statistical methods and procedures used in planning studies.
-Techniques of public presentation.
-Collect, analyze and compile, organize and present technical statistical and related information pertaining to planning and zoning research.
-Interpret, apply and explain laws, rules, regulations and ordinances.
-Prepare concise written and oral reports.
-Participate in planning presentations before official bodies.
-Provide services to the public in a courteous and effective manner.
-Participate cooperatively and effectively as a contributing team member.
-Prepare rough charts, maps and other graphic illustrations.
-Apply laws and ordinances and conduct field investigations may be required.
-Produce acceptable work commensurate with the level of appointment in an acceptable timeframe.
-Learn to input, retrieve and analyze data using a computer.
-Organize and present planning research studies.
-Collect, analyze, compile and arrange technical, statistical and related information for planning and zoning research.
-Develop and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, officials and personnel from other agencies.
-Interpret maps and aerial photos.
-Speak effectively before groups.
-Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religion, age, sex, disability, political affiliation or sexual orientation

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
-Any combination of training and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and abilities, is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be:
-Two years’ experience in a public or private land use agency/firm plus completion of 12 semester units of college coursework in planning or a closely related field.  OR
-Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in planning, urban studies, public administration, or a closely related field.  OR
-Possession of a Master in Arts Degree from an accredited college or university certified by -AICP with a major in planning, public administration or a closely related field. A degree program that includes an internship in a public planning agency is highly desirable.
-Possess and maintain a valid Florida driver license.

Position closes June 25, 2021

To obtain a copy of the current job openings, employment application, volunteer application, and Veterans Preference form please contact the BO CC Office at levybocc@levycounty.org.

 

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