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Planner II

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Planning, Urban Studies,
Architecture or related field.  Master’s Degree preferred.  Three (3) years progressively responsible related experience. AICP certification preferred.  Valid Oklahoma Driver’s License and satisfactory motor vehicle record. Knowledge of applicable state, federal and local laws, rules and regulations.  Methods and techniques of research, statistical analysis and report presentation, including spread sheets.  Principles and practices of city planning, zoning, and development process. To view entire job announcement, click on job title. For your convenience we have attached the application and supporting documents, please print all documents below and return to our office in person or mail to: Human Resources, 201 West Gray Bldg C, Norman, OK 73069



Posting Information
Department: 
Planning & Development - Current Planning
Location: 
201-A West Gray
Shift: 
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday or as required
Salary: 
$58,893 - $83,855 Annually (DOQ)
Date Posted: 
Wed, 06/19/2019 - 9:00am
Job Description
Duties: 
Researches and provides information to the department and Director on various community development issues; gathers socio-economic, transportation, construction, housing, land use and other data about the community; studies plans and monitors local development issues. Responds to citizens’ inquiries regarding interpretation and assists in reviewing and implementation of codes, zoning and land use. Assists walk-in traffic and daily calls for information requests. Performs professional work in current and long-range planning. Analyzes and reviews development proposals or applications such as re-zoning requests, land use plan amendments, variance applications, and building permits with appropriate principles, regulations and policies. Ability to work with different commissions including Historic District Commission, Greenbelt Commission and Planning Commission. Researches and prepares reports regarding ordinance changes long-range planning issues and general planning studies. Prepares recommendations as appropriate. Assists in review of ordinances and regulations affecting a variety of development issues; assists in preparation of items and memos for the Planning Commission and City Council; represents the City at various meetings. Organizes and facilitates meetings with developers and community groups to introduce and discuss new development proposals and planning projects. Answers planning, zoning and development process questions from citizens, developers and other agencies. Advises architects, builders, attorneys, contactors, engineers and the public on the City’s Comprehensive Plan, development policies, procedures and standards and other land use matters. Evaluates land use proposals for conformity to established plans and ordinances and compliance with applicable local, state or federal laws; evaluates proposals’ development impact as they related to the adopted plans for the City and makes recommendations. Conducts field inspections to verify compliance with approved plans and conditions. Reviews and approves building permits for zoning compliance. Assists in inventorying all potential capital projects, setting priorities, budgeting, monitoring implementation, and obtaining outside funds; works with departments to receive capital budget requests; establishes format, reporting and presentation of capital budget requests; prepares scenarios and final budgets for capital projects in various City-wide funds; prepares quarterly progress reports on capital projects; provides record keeping functions for Capital Improvements Plan. Performs other related work as required.
Working Conditions: 
Works in a normal office environment where there are little or no physical discomforts associated with changes in weather or discomforts associated with noise, dust, dirt, and the like. Occasionally performs fieldwork outdoors.
Job Requirements
Education and Experience: 
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Planning, Urban Studies, Architecture or related field. Master’s Degree preferred. Three (3) years progressively responsible related experience.
Knowledge: 
Applicable state, federal and local laws, rules and regulations. Methods and techniques of research, statistical analysis and report presentation, including spread sheets. Principles and practices of city planning, zoning, and development process.
Skills: 
Reading and interpreting zoning and plot maps. Interpreting City ordinances related to zoning, subdivision and signage. Interpersonal skills necessary to effectively interact with internal staff, citizens, and contractors, to insure compliance with design specifications and zoning codes; responding to citizens’ questions regarding zoning concerns; consulting with builders and developers in reviewing plans for development. Analytical abilities are required to integrate and interpret data from various sources, and to plan, develop, and implement reasonable strategies. Preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence, and other written materials. Organizing work, meeting critical deadlines, and following up assignments with a minimum of direction. Communicating clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.
License and/or Certification: 
AICP certification preferred. Valid Oklahoma Driver’s License and satisfactory motor vehicle record.
Mental & Physical: 
Ability to maintain regular, predictable and punctual attendance. Mental/visual effort required due to sustained periods of concentration with constant breaks in concentration associated with answering phones or speaking in person to citizens or staff requiring assistance. Limited amount of physical effort required associated with walking, standing, lifting, and carrying light objects (less than 25 lb.) 5 - 10% of work time.
Additional Information: 

Selected applicant must pass
background investigation and drug screen.