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$23.31-$46.60 Hourly / $48,484.80-$96,928.00 Yearly
Salary Grade: 815

General Description

Leads planners in providing support for a variety of land and water use planning projects. Reviews proposed land use for compliance with codes, area plans and policies.  Coordinates projects and collects technical information. Provides assistance to the public regarding zoning, land use or water issues.

Essential Functions

This is a lead position affording guidance to other positions performing the same tasks. This lead position also reviews workloads, assigns work and coaches employees with specialized instructions and practices for job accomplishments. Lead personnel may contribute to other employees' performance evaluations, assist with the hiring process by interviewing and making recommendations and providing input to supervisory staff.

Reviews and evaluates plans and sites by analyzing development projects, deciding potential impact of land or water use proposals, reviewing proposed rezoning, annexations, and land sales/trades, visiting sites, preparing reports of potential impacts, making improvement recommendations, and meeting with applicants to discuss decisions.

Conducts analysis of complex urban issues utilizing geographic, demographic and economic data using ArcGIS.

Compiles and integrates geospatial data from a wide variety of sources for analysis.

Reads and interprets data from spatial and non-spatial databases.

Coordinates various projects by conducting research, collecting technical materials, and meeting with businesses and organizations. Presents multi-media materials, makes recommendations for programs, and coordinates special events to promote programs.

Provides assistance to the public by providing information on zoning and land use issues, preparing maps and other digital information, logging complaints into a database, and communicating case information updates to related parties.

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.

Assesses water use proposals for compliance with water resource management plans, and analyzes the need fir, and appropriateness of, water conservation measures.

Reviews and evaluates proposals such as plan amendments, zoning code text amendments, and various City standards by conducting    research, collecting materials, coordinating public involvement and making recommendations.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 3 years experience in land use planning, zoning review, and/or water planning

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements


Other Information

FLSA Status: Exempt

Occupational Group Code: 18 

Occupational Group Description: Planning 

EEO Job Category Code: B

EEO Job Category Description: Professionals 

Organizational Level: Lead

NCCI: 8810

Bargaining Unit: No Representation

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: Secondary

License Type: Valid and Unrestricted Class 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: 2613; EST: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM; REV: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM;