Responsible work in the intake and processing of growth management applications, development review, comprehensive planning related activities including preparing staff recommendations, preparing reports and presentations for public hearing. Work also includes current planning, annexation review, policy interpretation, together with zoning administration.
The position pays an hourly rate of $22.17 - $35.46. It is a non-exempt position.
The Town provides 100% paid employee health insurance, dental insurance, long-term disability, life, and accidental death insurance. The Town also provides 50% paid dependent health insurance, a 401a retirement plan that is fully vested after three years, paid time off, and paid holidays. Employees have the option of purchasing additional life insurance, short-term disability insurance, accident insurance, critical illness insurance, and vision insurance at reduced rates.
This position will remain open until filled.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Serves as primary contact to the public in the Growth Management Office and serves to assist the public by explaining application requirements, and general land development inquires.
- Serves as the primary contact for the public and Town Staff to obtain the status of land development applications that are currently being processed within the department.
- Assists to communicate land development regulation requirements and compliance to the building department concerning building permit applications that may involve, variances, rezoning, easement and/or right-of-way vacation, etc.
- Assists the Senior Planner and Growth Management Director in review of site plans and applications for compliance with ordinances and Future Land use designations. Submits comments and recommendations to the Growth Management Director.
- Reviews and process land use applications and issues zoning clearance as appropriate.
- May be required to prepare packets TRC, P&Z, and Commission meetings.
- Assists to schedule development applications for public hearings, drafts letters to notify property owners, and performs posting of properties associated with land use applications. Assists in the coordination of Town Staff in the technical review process.
- Composes correspondence prepares reports an establishes and maintains effective and efficient filing systems for the department.
- May involve analysis and processing of proposed amendments to the Town’s Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Regulations; may be required to coordinate with and make recommendations to the Growth Management Director regarding proposed amendments. May include interpreting, monitoring, and amending the Land Development Regulations in relation to land development.
- May be required to meet with department directors, community groups, developers, property owners, realtors, and attorneys regarding planning projects.
- May be required to present staff recommendations orally & visually to P&Z, and other committees, which convene at public meetings. May also be required to prepare recommendations concerning land use amendments, code amendments, rezoning, site plans, subdivision development, landscape plans easements, annexation, etc.
- Responds to public information requests, by phone and in person, on zoning land use, landscaping, variances, and applicable building permits.
- May be required to conduct statistical research and analysis concerning land use, population projections, traffic generation and parking requirements, and economic impacts of projects in the community.
- Conducts field inspections on commercial and residential sites in response to applications for Certificate of Occupancy for new developments to verify compliance with all applicable aspects of the Land Development Regulations and Landscape Ordinances.
- Serves to manage public records for purposes of retention and destruction in compliance with the State of Florida General Records Schedule GS1-S1
- Acts as a liaison with the public and Town officials in the receipt, processing, review, and recommendation of all land development applications. Assist to advise other departments on planning, zoning, and development issues.
- Verifies zoning information and explains ordinances to the public.
- Interacts and communicates with a variety of groups and individuals such as professional peers, consultants, governmental officials, the public and Town personnel.
- Receives reviews, prepares and/or submits various records and reports including technical reports, conceptual drawings, flow charts, statistical analysis, newspaper copy, progress reports, charts and diagrams, ordinances, resolutions, and policies.
- May be required to attend and participate in meetings such as regional and county planning coordination meetings. Assists Growth Management Director as needed.
- Assists the Growth Management Director by maintaining phone contact and correspondence with developers and property owners.
- Physically visits sites of proposed land use changes. Posts sites for public notice.
- Responsible for variety of perfunctory duties, including organizing master development files, preparing exhibits and diagrams for public and in-house meetings.
- May assist in code enforcement matters and ordinance interpretations.
- Uses a variety of office specialized equipment in the performance of job duties: computer, facsimile machine, copier, telephone, drafting and graphics equipment and camera.
- May assist the Growth Management Director with addressing of properties.
- Knowledge of municipal planning concepts.
- Knowledge of municipal comprehensive planning.
- Knowledge of Florida Law as it pertains to Land Use, Planning, Growth Management, and Concurrency.
- Knowledge of general office procedures.
- Skill in typing, filing, and research techniques.
- Ability to make decisions within the established laws and ordinances.
- Ability to work effectively with the public.
- Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
- Ability to access, input, and retrieve information from a computer.
- Ability to read a variety of maps, codebooks, procedures manuals, computer manuals, architectural/engineering drawings, diagrams, flow charts, etc.
- Ability to read legal descriptions.
- Ability to prepare reports and correspondence with proper format, punctuation, spelling and English grammar.
- Ability to speak with and before others with poise, voice control and confidence.
- Ability to use engineering scale and compass.
- Ability to determine land area.
- Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently in a variety of technical and/or professional languages including architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, construction, computer, and others.
- Understanding of Geographical Information System (GIS) and related programs.
- Proficient in mathematics including addition, subtraction, division, factions, simple algebra and simple geometry.
- Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to follow and give verbal and written instructions.
Education and Experience
- High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED) equivalency required.
- Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning, Public Administration or a related field, and at least two (2) years’ experience in responsible work in the area of comprehensive planning, zoning, building, growth development and land management initiatives.
Licenses, Certifications or Registrations
Possession of a valid Florida Driver’s License or lawful ability and requirement to secure same within 10 days of employment.
Essential Physical Skills
- Ability to type at least 40 words per minute accurately.
- Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
- Ability to sit at a desk and view a display screen for extended periods of time.
- Ability to enter data at a prescribed rate of speed.
- Ability to operate a variety of machines and equipment including computers, calculators, drafting tools, telephone, scales, etc.
- Ability to exert up to ten pounds of force occasionally.
- Ability to climb, squat, bend twist or reach to visit and inspect sites as required.
- Ability to lift and carry up to ten pounds.
- Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time but may involve walking or standing for periods of time.
- Ability to operate a motor vehicle.
- Works inside in an office environment.
- Occasional fieldwork.
All positions are regular full time unless stated otherwise. Employment applications for vacant positions may be submitted online, at Town Hall or by email. Each application must include the position title, and each position requires a separate application.
All submitted materials are subject to public disclosure by the Florida Public Records Act. The Town is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.
Monday - Thursday
7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.