City of Tucson

PLANNER (#2612)

$22.83-$43.79 Hourly / $47,486.40-$91,083.20 Yearly
Salary Grade: 814

General Description

Assists with a variety of land use planning projects. Reviews proposed land use changes for compliance with codes, area plans and policies. Provides assistance to the public regarding zoning issues and transportation programs. Drafts code amendments and related corresponding and coordinates projects.

Essential Functions

Occasionally directs helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, volunteers or temporary employees and may temporarily act in a higher capacity.

Enforces zoning codes by analyzing plans and proposals for compliance, making recommendations, writing comments, reviewing development projects, processing applications, coordinating activities with personnel, preparing and submitting reports, issuing citations, gathering evidence during field inspections and following up on violations.

Provides assistance to the public by providing information on zoning laws and transportation programs, logging complaints into a database and communicating case information updates to related parties.

Analyzes development impacts, transportation and planning needs and participates in the planning of neighborhoods, land use studies, zoning, impact analysis, transportation, subdivision development, demographic studies and economic studies.

Participates in short and long range plans and programs for community development.

Drafts code amendments by collecting and analyzing data obtained from other jurisdictions, accepting and analyzing revision requests, ensuring that deadlines are established and met, preparing proposals, technical reports, correspondence and informational materials to summarize research results.

Coordinates projects by conducting research, collecting technical materials including Geographic Information Systems information, meeting with businesses and organizations, presenting multi-media materials, making recommendations on bicycle and pedestrian programs and coordinating special events to promote programs.

Testifies in court to present evidence, approves vendor payments, provides assistance with grant applications, assists with writing new area plans and policies and provides technical assistance as needed.

Performs special studies such as cost benefit, marketability, and special site analysis.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Bachelor’s Degree

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 1 year land use planning

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements


Other Information

FLSA Status: Exempt

Occupational Group Code: 18

Occupation Group Description: Planning

EEO Job Category Code: B

EEO Job Category Description: Professionals

Organizational Level: First Level Employee, Occasionally Directs

NCCI: 8810

Bargaining Unit: CWA

Driving Requirements

The following information pertains to driving requirements for this classification with the City of Tucson. Under "Driving Level" None, Secondary or Primary, refers to the driving responsibility as it relates to the essential functions of the classification. License Type, is just that, the type of Arizona Driving License required for the classification. If the position requires a Commercial Drivers License (CDL), the endorsements will be listed under "Endorsements." Under Safety Sensitive a "Yes" means employees with this classification are subject to pre-employment and random drug testing. License Type A,B,C,D,or M may require the use of personal or City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid license and have an acceptable driving record. Use of a personal vehicle for City business will be prohibited if the employee is not authorized to drive a City vehicle or if the employee does not have personal insurance coverage. Exceptions to classification driving requirement's may exist based on position.

Driving Level: Incidential

License Type: Valid and Unrestricted D - Driver

CDL Endorsements: None

Safety Sensitive: No

Job Description Disclaimer

This description is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty. They are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.

CLASS: 2612; EST: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM; REV: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM;