Job Location: Nassau County
Classification: Planner II
Department: Planning & Economic Opportunity
Salary Range: $44,675.43 - $63,125.21 Annually
Apply At: Applications will be accepted until filled. Application and job description can be obtained from the Human Resources Department located at 96135 Nassau Place, Suite 5, Yulee, Florida 32097, Telephone (904) 530-6075 or Fax (904) 321-5797, or at www.nassaucountyfl.com. Drug Free Workplace. This position is eligible for Veterans’ Preference in accordance with applicable laws.
Under limited supervision, performs a variety of professional planning activities including review of development and land use applications, zoning, site plan and environmental review. Serves as Nassau County’s National Flood Insurance Program and Community Rating System (NFIP/CRS). Coordinator and provides planning support through geospatial analysis.
- Serves as Nassau County’s NFIP-CRS Coordinator.
- Serves as the County’s primary reviewer of preliminary binding site plans, site engineering plans and subdivision plats.
- Serves as the Chair of the Development Review Committee at the direction of the Assistant Director.
- Serves as the liaison between PEO and the County’s Floodplain Manager (Building Official), the County’s Department of Emergency Management, the State of Florida’s NFIP-CRS
- Coordinator and FEMA/ISO representatives.
- Performs geospatial analysis using GIS software as required.
- Receives and responds to inquiries regarding zoning issues; interprets and explains codes, ordinances and regulations to engineers, architects, contractors, property/business owners, and other interested parties.
- Communicates with developers, real estate and design professionals and the general public to provide information and respond to questions about the County’s Development Review procedures and standards.
- Receives and checks for completeness of preliminary binding site plans, site engineering plans, subdivision plats, landscape plans, and related documents in order to process development projects through the Development Review Committee.
- Assists permit applicants and the general public with land development policies and procedures of the County; determines/verifies zoning status as requested.
- Reviews building permits, site plans, subdivision plats and current planning applications for compliance with applicable codes and regulations.
- Evaluates and prepares recommendations on applications requesting amendments to the Comprehensive Plan or portions thereof. Recommends and prepares new and revised policies, codes, ordinances and regulations.
- Chairs the Development Review Committee on behalf of the Assistant Planning Director.
- Implements the elements of the Comprehensive Plan. Recommends code changes complying with the Comprehensive Plan.
- Researches information pertaining to land development issues.
- Conducts field inspections of properties.
- Performs a variety of routine office/administrative duties as required, which include but are not limited to preparing reports and correspondence, copying and filing documents,answering the telephone, attending meetings, etc.
- Interacts and communicates with various groups and individuals such as the immediate supervisor, co-workers, County personnel, engineers, contractors, consultants, architects, Board members, community/civic organizations and the general public.
- Operates a vehicle and a variety of equipment, which may include a computer, telephone, calculator, copier, etc.
- Attends and remains at work regularly and adheres to policies and procedures regarding absenteeism and tardiness. Provides adequate notice to higher management with respect to vacation time and leave requests.
- Performs related duties as required.
(These essential functions are not a complete statement of all duties required of the job. Employees will be required to perform such other related job duties as may be assigned or required.)
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning, Geography, Geographic Information Systems Public Administration or related field supplemented by one and a half years of relevant planning experience, floodplain management or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Experience in coastal management and resiliency planning preferred. Must obtain a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) certification within twelve (12) months of employment. Must obtain an American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification within twelve (12) months of eligibility. Must possess a valid State Driver's License.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Knowledge of the methods, procedures and policies of the County as they pertain to the performance of duties of the Planner II.
- Knowledge of the functions and interrelationships of the County and Governmental agencies.
- Knowledge of the laws, ordinances, standards and regulations pertaining to the specific duties and responsibilities of the position.
- Knowledge of ESRI’s ARC GIS.
- Knowledge of various disciplines related to urban planning; including demographics, land use development, economics/economic development, zoning, etc.
- Knowledge of codes and regulations governing permitting and development activities.
- Ability to make sound, educated decisions.
- Knowledge of the theories and practices of engineering and architecture.
- Ability to offer training and assistance to co-workers and employees of other departments as required.
- Ability to plan and develop daily, short-term and long-term goals related to County projects.
- Ability to take the initiative to complete the duties of the position without the need of direct supervision.
- Ability to plan, organize and prioritize daily assignments and work activities.
- Ability to learn and utilize new skills and information to improve job performance and efficiency.
- Knowledge of proper English usage, punctuation, spelling and grammar.
- Knowledge of modern office practices and technology.
- Ability to use a computer for word, data processing, graphic displays and cartography.
- Ability to perform required mathematical calculations.
- Ability to read and interpret complex materials pertaining to the responsibilities of the job.
- Ability to assemble and analyze information and prepare reports and records in a concise, clear and effective manner.
- Ability to communicate politely and effectively to all levels of developers, citizenry and staff.
- Knowledge of the terminology and various professional languages used within the Department.
- Ability to maintain effective relationships with co-workers, personnel in other departments, professionals and members of the public through contact and cooperation.
- Ability to react calmly and quickly in emergency situations.
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL SKILLS:
- Tasks require extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station.
- Lifting and carrying up to 20 lbs.
- Pushing and pulling
- Climbing on ladders, on steps, or on the ground
(Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability)
- Works inside in an office environment.
- Has knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the industry.