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TITLE: Planner I GRADE NUMBER: Grade 26 $43,868-$46,105 EFFECTIVE DATE: April, 2013 DEPARTMENT: Planning JOB SUMMARY Under general supervision of the Planning Director reviews building permits, business licenses, subdivision projects, provides information to the public regarding zoning, development and enforcement, coordinates activities in the receipt, investigation, and enforcement of the County zoning regulations. Performs basic planning and zoning related functions, and other duties as assigned. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Reviews and issues building permits to determine compliance with County ordinances. Reviews subdivision applications for compliance with County ordinances. Writes reports for Planning Commission and County Council meetings. Issues business licenses in compliance with County ordinances. Answer phone calls and helps the public with questions regarding zoning, permits, zoning complaints and projects. Ability to be detail oriented to ensure compliance with all County ordinances. Has the ability to be detail oriented and follow adopted ordinances in the issuance of permits and review of applications. Ability to visually inspect areas, travel to sites, document inspection, understand and explain regulations, maintain records, file reports, communicate orally and in writing, provide responsible and technical staff assistance to Planning Director on various planning functions, and attends Council/Planning Commission meetings as directed. Coordinates the receipt of inquiries regarding zoning and code violations. Prepares case files, including the establishment of legal owner, and other information necessary to conduct investigation and enforcement action. Documents violations by securing photographs and other pertinent data and ensures that accurate case files are maintained. Recommends and implements code enforcement policies and procedures. Coordinates the conduct of follow-up procedures including the preparation of additional correspondence, site visits, communication with complainants, attorneys, and property owners involved in code violation cases. Prepares cases for legal action, summarizing evidence gathered in the course of inspections and communications. Appears in Court to present testimony. Confers with planning, building, and other staff and officials regarding complaints to clarify interpretation of the law and procedures to be followed, particularly those referred for prosecution. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Skill in clear and concise written and verbal communication. Ability to maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work activities. Knowledge of computer equipment and programs. Knowledge of GIS is helpful. Knowledge of current planning issues and trends. Knowledge and application of various statistical methods. Ability to apply zoning ordinances. Ability to prepare and present technical reports. Ability to plan and organize comprehensive research studies. Ability to be diplomatic with the public and with developers. Must be detail oriented in reviews and address all aspects of the code. PHYIICAL DEMANDS Typically sit at a desk or table. Occasionally walk, stand, or stoop. Occasionally lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects weighing up to 30 pounds. Use tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity. Regularly drive a motor vehicle. Work for sustained periods of time maintaining concentrated attention to detail. Need to distinguish between shades of color. Travel to local sites for field inspections and code enforcement. Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation. WORKING CONDITIONS Work is performed in an office, library, computer room, or other environmentally controlled room. Work is sometimes performed Work is occasionally performed outdoors in hot, cold, or inclement weather. Work exposes incumbent to possible bodily injury from spending time at construction sites. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Equivalent to a Bachelor???s degree in planning, geography, landscape architecture, or a similar planning related field. Two (2) years work experience performing civic planning activities. LICENSING AND CERTIFICATION Must possess a valid state of Utah driver???s license. **This description lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.
Relocation costs may be covered.
Equivalent to a Bachelor???s degree in planning, geography, landscape architecture, or a similar planning related field. Two (2) years work experience performing civic planning activities.
Wasatch County Planning Office seeks full-time Planner I. Grade 26 $43,868-$46,105. This position reviews building permits, business licenses, and subdivision projects. Provides information to the public regarding zoning, development, code enforcement, and coordinates activities in the receipt, investigation, and enforcement of the County zoning regulations. Requires a Bachelor Degree in Planning, Geography, or related field. Two (2) years work experience performing civic planning activities. Applications and complete job description are available from the Wasatch County Personnel Office 55 S 500 E Heber City, Utah or www.co.wasatch.ut.us. Completed applications with Resume must be submitted to the Personnel Office by 5:00 PM Friday, April 19, 2013. Wasatch County is an EOE.