ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
- Researches and prepares planning-related reports, documents and agenda for City of West Palm Beach officials and other agencies and organizations.
- Reviews major and minor planned development amendments, rezoning requests, land use plan amendments and abandonment of easements.
- Responds to planning-related inquires from the general public and other agencies and organizations.
- Evaluates amendments for code compliance, and prepares maps and graphics presentations for the department.
- Assists in preparing and administering annual planning grants applications, updates other plans for compliance with Federal, State and other applicable regulations.
- Performs fieldwork and research for both current planning and comprehensive planning.
- Reviews and makes recommendations for building permit applications and occupational licenses.
- Knowledge of comprehensive, land use and transportation planning principles.
- Knowledge of urban design and zoning.
- Knowledge of state planning laws and applicable Federal regulations.
- Skill in operating computers and blueprints machines.
- Skill in research and technical analysis of planning-related information.
- Ability to organize and analyze technical information.
- Knowledge of site plan review, economics, statistics, geography and growth patterns.
- Ability to make sound assessments and recommendations based on research.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted during the course of work.
- Ability to communicate effectively, graphically, orally and in writing.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture or a closely related field, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. A valid Florida driver’s license is required.
Last Revision date: October 2001