Nature Of Work
The employee in this class is responsible for performing highly responsible professional work in developing and leading city planning projects that require a multi-disciplinary approach. The position requires a strong knowledge of the City of Tampa’s Comprehensive Plan, Future Land Use Map, and Land Development Code. A demonstrated command of public policy, administration, and public engagement are highly preferred. Experience addressing municipal elected officials, and plan public planning and land use organizations is preferred Under general supervision, the employee is required to exercise considerable initiative and independent judgment as well as tact and diplomacy in providing technical consultation to city officials, the public, City Council and other interested groups. Tasks are of more than average difficulty and require the employee to possess a strong knowledge of land use planning techniques and legal terminology. Work is reviewed through conferences, presentations, and results obtained.
Examples of Duties
the point of contact for consulting teams, State of Florida, city staff, and
the public on various assigned planning projects.
the quality assurance of required planning documents, ensuring contract
the public engagement process, coordinates planning teams.
presentations for city staff, the public, and City Council, leading charrettes
and providing lead technical assistance for project deliverables.
planning support for complex projects and updates to the City of Tampa
Comprehensive Plan, particularly in the areas of land use and level of service
project lead in developing and delivering regular City Planning Department
webinar sessions to inform and update residents on project status.
and reviews development of short-range and long-range plans in conjunction with
municipal officials; interfaces with legal department.
Develops, prepares, and
processes text amendments to implement the Tampa Comprehensive Plan or other
policy initiatives, including outreach and engagement with internal and
maintaining the content and navigation of the City Planning Department website
and related media information.
related work as required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Considerable knowledge of: content and interpretation of municipal zoning codes, regulations, and related ordinances; laws, rules, and regulations governing zoning code enforcement; building codes and ordinances; project management principles.
Working knowledge of: the geographical layout of the city; principles and practices of land use planning; legal terminology; methods and techniques of research, data compilation, analysis, and documentation; effective supervisory techniques.
Ability to: develop short-range plans; collect, assimilate, analyze, and interpret data; formulate sound recommendations; prepare and effectively present oral and written reports; plan, assign, supervise, and review the work of others; interpret municipal zoning codes tactfully and impartially; establish and maintain effective working relationships with legal department staff, city officials, contractors, and others.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a
master’s degree in urban planning, business or public administration or any
closely related field with three (3) years progressively responsible experience
in urban planning, zoning and/or land development; or Graduation from an
accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in urban planning,
business or public administration or any closely related field with four
(4) years progressively responsible experience in urban planning, zoning and/or
Licenses or Certifications
Possession of a valid drivers’ license required.
Employees may be required to work rotating shifts, including
nights, weekends, holidays and overtime as needed. During periods when the
Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may
be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to
the stated emergency.