Land Intelligence is seeking a Planner I/II or Junior Planner to join our team. This position will require professional planning work of low to moderate difficulty. A successful candidate for this position will have, or be developing, in-depth knowledge of one or more planning sub-specialties such as economic development, comprehensive planning, or environmental planning.
- Interprets and applies applicable state, county and local codes, ordinances and regulations;
- Initiates actions necessary to correct deficiencies or violations of regulations;
- Assists with updates and maintenance of Comprehensive Plan and land development regulations;
- Conducts review of various development applications including plats, permits, site plans, variance requests and re-zoning;
- Conducts extensive research in specific or general project areas;
- Writes and presents formal and technical reports, working papers, and correspondence;
- Identifies community problems, issues, and opportunities in particular neighborhoods that could be mitigated through better community planning;
- Develops long range plans for communities with common developmental issues;
- Develops strategies to promote economic and community development or efficient land use consistent with community goals;
- Evaluates adequacy of community facilities in meeting current and projected needs;
- Recommends priorities, schedules, and funding sources to implement public improvements plan;
- Writes, or assists in writing, a variety of ordinances and regulations relating to development controls.
- Well-developed knowledge of planning principles and practices;
- In-depth knowledge of one or more planning specialization, such as economic development, transportation planning, or environmental planning;
- Knowledge of principles, methodology, practices of research and data collection;
- Knowledge of effective writing techniques;
- Knowledge of or experience in community remediation and redevelopment, and knowledge of relevant Federal programs;
- Statistical, algebraic, or geometric knowledge and ability to apply such knowledge in practical situations;
- Knowledge of computer hardware and software programs, which may include Microsoft Office, Internet applications, econometric or transportation modeling, database management, or GIS.
- Oral communication and interpersonal skills to present research findings to various boards and committees;
- Creative problem-solving skills to gather relevant information to solve less well- defined practical problems;
- Ability to review plans and apply provisions of the ordinances and codes to determine compliance with such regulations and to apply regulations to field conditions;
- Group facilitation skills for use with community workshops;
- Ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously;
- Ability to work independently or in a team environment as needed;
- Ability to attend to details while keeping big-picture goals in mind.
- Master’s degree with 2 years’ experience in the planning profession or a Bachelor’s degree with 4+ years of professional planning experience.