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Senior Planner CITY OF IOWA CITY - Job Description Job Class #30-09 FLSA Exempt Non-Civil Service Identification Position Title: Senior Planner Department: Neighborhood & Development Services Division: Development Services Supervisor: Development Services Coordinator Job Summary Directs the operational, financial and personnel activities of the Urban Planning division. Ensures responsiveness to community needs relative to planning, growth and development. Job Scope Directly supervises three to five employees. Assists in the development of budget and makes recommendations for purchases, capital items or additional employees during the annual budget process. Monitors expenditures during the year. Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities Directs preparation and presentation of reports and analysis of zoning and development applications to Planning and Zoning Commission, Historic Preservation Commission, the City Council and the Board of Adjustment. Directs development and updates of comprehensive plan and presentation of microanalyses of specific geographic areas; directs planning and implementation of strategies to involve residents in comprehensive planning updates. Develops and monitors budget for division. Assigns cases to associate planners based on their work load and capabilities; reviews assignments with Associate Planners to help keep projects on schedule. Reviews and edits reports and memos prepared by Associate Planners. Writes and supervises preparation of ordinances and resolutions for the City Council for applications reviewed by the Planning and Zoning Commission. Confers with public officials and boards and commissions regarding planning and zoning issues. Responds to staff questions concerning development policies, zoning, subdivision and development requirements. Responds to public inquiries regarding zoning issues, subdivision development and large scale development proposals. Job Class #30-09 Development Services Page 2 Updated 06/19/2018 Directs preparation and maintenance of division’s web site. Serves as lead staff to Planning and Zoning Commission; works with clerical staff to prepare agendas, notification letters and legal notices for Planning and Zoning Commission meetings. Supervises staff support for Board of Adjustment and Historic Preservation Commission. Guides developers through zoning and development application process. Supervises work of student interns assigned to division. Conducts self in a manner which promotes and supports diversity and inclusivity in the workplace and community. Performs other related duties as assigned. Physical and Environmental Conditions The physical demands and work environment conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job and are encountered while performing those essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Minimum Education, Experience and Certification Master's degree or equivalent in urban planning from an educational institution accredited by a DOE recognized accreditation body required. Three years experience in municipal planning and community development required. Must pass criminal background check. Preferred Education, Experience and Certification Supervisory experience preferred. AICP certification preferred. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of municipal planning techniques and principles and the general workings of state and federal programs and land development. Knowledge of relevant provisions of federal, state and local law and current administrative techniques and practices. Skills in planning, reasoning, conflict resolution, and verbal and written communications. Ability to read and understand technical materials, reports and journals. Ability to develop and present mathematical budget information and benefit/cost analysis. Ability to analyze a variety of alternatives and make long range planning recommendations based on benefits to the community. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by Job Class #30-09 Development Services Page 3 Updated 06/19/2018 individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified in this position.