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)
- Oversees the analysis of development related data and plans and the preparation of recommendations on variances and class B special use permit requests.
- Oversees staff’s analysis and makes recommendations to the City Planning Board and City Commission on requests for major subdivisions of land, class A special use, developments of significant impact, rezoning of land, and minor and major amendments to the planned developments and level I site plan approvals.
- Oversees the comprehensive planning development and revision process.
- Oversees the preparation and quality of planning related reports, documents and agendas for the City of West Palm Beach officials, committees, boards and other special agencies and organizations.
- Ensures the efficient and timely processing of all development related applications.
- Responds to planning-related inquiries from the general public and other agencies and organizations.
- Prepares amendments for code compliance, maps and graphic presentations for the department.
- Participates and coordinates activities with other agencies related to the request for proposals and corresponding completed plans and bids.
- Assists in preparing and administering annual planning grants applications and updates plans for compliance with federal, state, and other applicable regulations.
- Monitors and provides assistance to the Downtown Action Committee, the Planning Board, and the Planning Board of Appeals.
- Reviews and makes recommendations for building permit applications and occupational licenses.
- Provides input pertaining to landscape components in neighborhoods, site and master plans and design guidelines.
- Performs fieldwork and research for both current planning and comprehensive planning.
- May supervise planning and technical staff, if required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Knowledge of comprehensive planning, zoning, and transportation planning principles.
- Knowledge of urban design.
- Knowledge of state planning laws and applicable Federal regulations.
- Skill in using personal computers, standard and customized software application, common and specialized office machinery and equipment.
- Skill in research and technical analysis of planning-related information.
- Ability to communicate effectively, graphically, orally and in writing.
- Skill in supervising, evaluating, training and motivating employees.
- Ability to make sound assessments and recommendations based on research data.
- Ability to work in a team environment with multiple disciplines.
- Ability to make sound decisions and work independently.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted during the course of the workday.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Urban or Regional Planning, Public Administration, Architecture, or a closely related field, and five (5) years of progressively responsible working experience in a planning environment, including one (1) year supervisory experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Certification by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP Certification) is required. A valid Florida driver’s license is required.
Last Revision date: April 2004