Senior Urban Designer
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)
- Reviews construction blue prints, drawings, plans and specifications for compliance with building codes and City’s overall urban design goals.
- Coordinates with other City employees to have plans reviewed for compliance with fire, zoning and other building codes.
- Consults with engineers, architects, and contractors to interpret and explain building codes and City’s urban design plan.
- Organizes and facilitates meetings with developers and community groups to introduce and discuss new development proposals and urban design projects.
- Facilitates resolutions to conflicting views on projects.
- Answers planning, design and zoning questions from citizens, developers, and other agencies.
- Designs and prepares illustrative and graphic presentation materials for public hearings and meetings.
- Designs and prepares illustrative and graphic presentations to provide visual recommendations and/or solutions to a complex set of assumptions related to urban design.
- Retrieves, manipulates, and summarizes information for planning and design reports.
- Researches urban design issues, design guidelines and applicable codes. Prepares reports on findings.
- Consults with City leaders, developers, community groups and others as the technical expert on Urban Design.
- Knowledge of theory, principles, practices and methods used in Urban Design to include architecture, new urbanism, development processes, charrette process and cartography.
- Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices.
- Knowledge of the functions and capabilities of specialized software used in urban design to include graphics software, CADD, word processing, and publishing software.
- Skill in reviewing and analyzing development proposals to determine alignment with the City’s urban design plan and compliance with zoning codes.
- Skill in interpreting and explaining building and zoning codes and design guidelines.
- Skill in researching and analyzing issues related to urban design.
- Skill in facilitating resolution to complex urban design issues.
- Skill in organizing multiple tasks, interacts with the public, and meet deadlines.
- Skill in conducting meetings with developers and community groups.
- Skill in using a variety of software programs such as CADD, graphics software, publishing software, and word processing software.
- Ability to communicate effectively, graphically, orally and in writing.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
- Ability to effectively present information about the City’s urban design plan to various groups using visual graphics.
- Ability to work in team environment.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Architecture, Urban Design, Planning or related field and three (3) years related experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. A valid Florida driver’s license is required.
Last Revision date: October 2001