CITY OF MARGATE
JOB POSTING, 2016
JOB TITLE: ASSOCIATE PLANNER
GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOB
Under general direction of the Economic Development Director, performs entry-level professional and technical analysis using the City’s Comprehensive Plan, Code of Ordinances, Land Development Code, and related documentation. Applies professional judgment to established Federal, State, and local laws and rules, as well as established City and Departmental Codes, rules, standards, and policies.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Essential Job Functions
Responds to public inquiries regarding zoning information, including requirements for setbacks, parking, permitted and special exception uses, signage, lot size, etc.
Provides Development Review Committee, Planning and Zoning Board, and Board of Adjustment application and review process information, including processing timetables and required submissions.
Completes Local Business Tax Receipt and Alcohol License Allocation application zoning reviews to enforce permitted uses, parking requirements, and other related restrictions required by City Code.
Maintains a map and listing of all State of Florida licensed assisted living facilities, nursing homes, adult foster care homes, family care homes, group homes, and child care centers within the City, and ensures that all applicable State and local distance separation laws and codes are met.
Assists in the review of petitions for site plan approvals, rezonings, plat approvals, land use amendments, special exception petitions, promotional events, and text amendments to City Code.
Prepares Development Review Committee agendas and backup packages for Development Review Committee members. Circulates final site and civil plans for Committee member sign-offs.
Reviews Building Permits for compliance with all applicable zoning, landscaping, and other municipal code provisions.
Interprets the applicability of zoning code provisions to real property and assists Code Compliance staff with interpretations regarding compliance and violations.
Conducts field research and site visits from time to time, as necessary.
Performs a variety of office related functions, including preparation of printing materials, presentation materials, telephone answering, etc.
Additional Job Functions
Performs related work as required.
Performs emergency response duties as necessary.
MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning or closely related field is required. Any experience, a Master’s degree, or an AICP designation is preferred. Must possess a valid State of Florida Driver’s License. Must be proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS OR STANDARDS REQUIRED
TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Physical Requirements: Tasks involve some walking, standing, bending, stooping, some lifting and carrying objects of light to moderate weight (5-25 pounds).
Data Conception: Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, or composite characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people, or things.
Interpersonal Communication: Requires the ability to speak and/or signal people to convey or exchange information. Includes giving and receiving instructions, assignments and/or directions.
Language Ability: Requires the ability to read a variety of materials relevant to government, legal and/or city administration operations, as well as various development and construction disciplines, i.e. engineering, mechanical, electrical, architectural, etc.
Intelligence:Requires the ability to draw valid conclusions in task processing and prioritization. Requires the ability to apply principles and methods of planning to site, civil engineering and architectural construction plans.
Verbal Aptitude: Must communicate efficiently and effectively in standard English. Must speak with poise, confidence and voice control. Must communicate in professional planning, architectural, and engineering terminology as needed.
Numerical Aptitude: Requires the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide, interpret maps and graphs, and calculate decimals, fractions and percentages.
Form/Spatial Aptitude: Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape, and visually read various information.
Motor Coordination: Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes accurately in handling materials and instruments, filing and sorting of documents, and processing keyboard tasks. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Manual Dexterity: Requires the ability to utilize a variety of modern office equipment. Must have minimal levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.
Color Discrimination Requires the ability to differentiate between colors or shades of color.
Interpersonal Temperament: Requires the ability to deal effectively with people from a variety of departments and backgrounds in both the giving and receiving of instructions. Must be able to perform under stress of frequent deadlines and effective prioritize responsibilities.
Physical Communication: Requires the ability to talk and/or hear; (talking: expressing or exchanging information by means of spoken words; hearing: perceiving nature of sounds by ear).
Environmental Requirements: Tasks require some exposure to adverse environmental conditions, e.g., dirt, heat, cold, rain, fumes.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Has a working knowledge of principles and general practices of city planning.
Has considerable knowledge of the planning process including an understanding of ordinances, codes, state and federal regulation and guidelines pertaining to planning, zoning, growth management, and community redevelopment, or have the ability to readily acquire these skills.
Has the ability to prepared, organize, and maintain maps, charts, sketches and complex graphics.
Has the ability to effectively communicate complex technical information orally and in written or graphic form.
Has a general knowledge of mathematical, statistical and research methodologies.
Able to manage diverse tasks simultaneously while maintaining an attention to detail to assure accuracy in tasks performed.
Has the ability to establish effective working relationships with employees, contractors, developers, officials and the general public.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Competitive starting salary $46,774. Excellent benefits. The City of Margate is a participant in the Florida Retirement System and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
HOW TO APPLY
Employment applications are available in Human Resources or may be down loaded from our web site, www.margatefl.com. Completed applications must be submitted to Human Resources, Margate City Hall, 5790 Margate Blvd., Margate, FL. This position is open until filled.
Date of posting: October 10, 2016