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Planner IV
 
JOB CODE:101618
 
PAY GRADE:2250
 
SALARY RANGE:$46,662 - $64,591
 
LOCATION OF WORK
Planning Commission
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under the general direction of the Planning Director and Assistant Planning Director, manages the Current Planning or Advance Planning Division. Supervises the review of preliminary layouts and final approval of plans, under the subdivision ordinance. Supervises the review of rezoning applications, zoning waivers, exceptions and modifications to the zoning ordinance. Supervises the review and implementation of land use and development of action programs. Assists in the development of policies and administrative procedures. Planners IV are distinguished from Planners III by the greater degree of authority and supervision exercised. Employees of this classification manage a division with assigned staff responsible for research, report writing, presentations and related activities. Performs other work as requested.
 
ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Supervises the interpretation of information for subdivision regulations and the zoning ordinances. Supervises the interpretation and completion of information related to the natural and man made environment including physical, social, economic, and cultural conditions and trends as related to future growth and development. Supervises staff responsible for gathering information regarding the implementation of the Master Plan. Supervises the development and maintenance of the Parishwide Geographic Information System related to Planning Commission responsibilities. Supervises the maintenance and distribution of Census information. Assists in the amendment of City-Parish Codes of Ordinances. Advises the general public, engineers, architects, developers and attorneys regarding division and development of land as required by subdivision and zoning ordinances.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of urban planning. Knowledge of the techniques of planning research and of the municipal, state and federal agencies and procedures involved in urban planning. Knowledge of subdivision and zoning regulations, procedures and practices. Knowledge of economics, municipal finances, sociology, historic preservation, and environmental protection as they apply to urban planning. Knowledge of the principles and practices of the Geographic Information System (GIS) program. Knowledge of financial management of federal and state grants. Knowledge of the principles and practices of technical report writing. Ability to organize, supervise, and perform technical research on subdivision and zoning related issues. Ability to utilize a computer to interpret and analyze technical and statistical information and to prepare technical, oral and written reports. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, officials, other agencies, and the general public. Ability to present technical information clearly and in an interesting manner to various groups and the general public. Ability to supervise and motivate personnel. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.
 
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
Master's degree in planning or a related field, and two years professional level planning experience, including one year supervisory experience.
 
SUBSTITUTIONS
Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES
None.
 
OTHER JOB ASPECTS
None.
 
NOTE:
The work examples described in this specification are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from job performance requirements if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the job.