The Broward County Board of County Commissioners is seeking qualified candidates for Planner (Platting and Development & Environmental Review Sections)General DescriptionThe Planner will be responsible for assisting with coordinating pre-application meetings, accepting applications that requires County Attorney’s Office and Board approval. This position will require exceptional customer service skills, strong written and verbal communication skills, computer skills and analytical ability. Duties will also include drafting technical staff reports, assessing impact fees and addressing environmental concerns for on-going projects, mapping, responding to customer inquiries pertaining to platting and plan reviews, and other responsibilities as assigned.Works under general supervision, independently developing work methods and sequences.Minimum Education and Experience Requirements: Requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in urban planning, GIS, geography or closely related field.Special Certifications and Licenses RequiredNone.Preferences- Masters degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in urban planning, GIS, geography or closely related field.- American Institute of Certified Planners certification(AICP)- Project Management Professional (PMP)- LEED Certification- GIS Professional Certification- Certified Urban Designer, Redevelopment Certifications- Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED)- 1+ years electronic permit or plan review experience- 2+ years project management experience relevant to area- 2+ years GIS/POSSE Experience- 2+ years database management and administration experience- 2+ years research and analysis experience
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES
The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary.Executes, develops, and implements planning work related to urban planning (comprehensive planning, demographics, and GIS (geographical information system)).Receives, routes and responds to plan review requests; responds to phone and e-mail inquiries related to comments provided; coordinates the review process; maintains databases and plan files; accepts plans on behalf of the agency.Responds to co-worker, contractors and citizen requests regarding plans, policies, standards, projects, and inspections.Writes technical staff reports for County Commission agenda items primarily related to plats, including analysis and recommendations, to ensure compliance with the Broward County Land Development Code.Conducts development review for the front counter/e-permits, assessing and collecting impact fees to ensure compliance with plat restrictions/conditions of approval.Serves as agency analyst regarding proposed land development legislation, coordinates with other agencies and works directly with lobbyists to support or oppose pending legislation based on impacts to the County.Receives, schedules and provides punch lists for pavement marking and signs, school flashers, signals and communications inspections; determines if the project is ready to be accepted by the agency for maintenance and signs-off on inspections.Manages projects in the unincorporated neighborhoods; develops policies, goals and programs for the unincorporated areas of Broward County.Attends central County Home Owner Association meetings; manages the Central County Community Redevelopment Agency website; prepares Central County Community Advisory Board meeting packages consisting of meeting agenda and backup material.Prepares and submits all airport airspace studies and categorical exclusions for on airport projects; plans and develops aircraft gate parking at the contact gates and apron layouts for the overnight aircraft which includes numerous planning studies; assists in the development and creation of the airport layout plan which includes tracking on airport projects as well as off airport projects for airspace impacts.Assists in general management of section operations; creates and maintains GIS datasets; provides GIS products and analysis for decision making; collects, manipulates and analyzes demographic data; provides assistance and information related to demographics to the general public and other governmental agencies.Implements and administrates comprehensive planning functions in compliance with state statute requirements.Reviews sources of information, current literature and recent developments regarding urban planning and provide recommendations to project leaders.Performs related work as assigned.
Physical DemandsPhysical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.Performs light work that involves walking or standing most of the time and involves exerting up to 20 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis, or skill, adeptness and speed in the use of fingers, hands or limbs on repetitive operation of electronic office equipment within moderate tolerances or limits of accuracy.Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.None.
County Core CompetenciesAll Broward County employees strive to demonstrate the County’s four core behavioral competencies.Collaborates: Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.Customer focus: Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.Instills trust: Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.Values differences: Recognizing the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization.Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ComplianceBroward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The ADA requires Broward County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with the Professional Standards/Human Rights Section.Emergency Management Responsibilities Note: During emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers. County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.County-wide Employee ResponsibilitiesAll Broward County employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County’s Employee Code of Ethics, gift, and conflict of interest policies.All Broward County employees must 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, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.