Manager, Current Planning


Director, Planning and Development Services (65)

Manager, Current Planning (151)


Planning & Development Services


Planning & Development Services 6010










JOB SUMMARY STATEMENT: Oversees Current Planning Division work activities and supervises Current

Planning staff. Coordinates the following activities: agendas for Planning Commission and Board of

Zoning Appeals, the review process of land use and development plan applications, preparation of staff

comments for Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals and City Council meetings, Planner of the

Day program and divisional web presence. Consults with developers, architects and general public

regarding zoning, land use and specific site plans for proposed development.


Coordinates preparation and distribution of agenda for Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals

and. Reviews all submitted applications for completeness, assigns order for agenda, and coordinates

final preparation of agendas with administrative staff.

Coordinates the review of all land use and development applications including other City Departments

and other Governmental Agencies. Assigns planners cases, assists in review, and meets with applicants

as needed. Assists in finding possible solutions to development issues. Coordinates the preparation of

staff comments and recommendations for Planning Commission, City Council, Board of Zoning Appeals

and other boards and committees as necessary. Makes presentations as appropriate.

Serve as Secretary of the Planning Commission. Ensures the correct operation of the Planning

Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals. Verify quorums, coordinating with the Chair any special needs of

the Commission, and updating all interested parties of agenda changes. Represents the Planning

Commission at the City Council. Coordinates presentations to City Council to effectively communicate

proposals and outstanding issues.

Responsible for the coordination of the Planning Commission's sub committees, including developing an

agenda, taking minutes and ensuring compliance with open meeting requirements. Coordinates with

the planners and applicants' appropriate applications to be reviewed by the committee, and assists in

the resolution of any issues.

Consults with developers, architects, and general public in person or by phone regarding zoning, land

use, and development matters. Coordinates and participates in public outreach opportunities to raise

awareness of city planning objectives.

Coordinates the Planner of the Day program. Assists citizens by phone or in person answering a wide

variety of inquiries regarding planning issues. Provides interpretations of the Unified Development

Ordinance and other city regulations relating to land development and land use. Processes various

types of applications. Answers questions about scheduling, application status and the public hearing


Provides assistance to the Long Range Planning staff on special studies and annual updates. Attends

associated public meetings as required.

Identifies and makes recommendations regarding enhancements to division procedures, codes and

guidelines and the development review process. Researches proposed amendments to the Unified

Development Ordinance and other codes, policies and guidelines and makes recommendations to staff

and review bodies.

Coordinates with other City Departments and Current Planning staff to maintain the Current Planning

division presence on the City's website.

Manages or participates in special projects. Acts as liaison between staff, supporting committees and

consultant. Makes appropriate recommendations to enhance outcome. Communicates study progress

and results to staff, review bodies and public. Presents final proposals to Planning Commission and

Governing Body.

Assists in development and monitoring of divisional budget.

Manages/supervises employees in Current Planning which includes interviewing applicants, selecting

employees, conducting performance appraisals, making promotional and salary recommendations and

handling disciplinary matters. Participates in and/or oversees training and developmental needs of

staff, assign responsibilities, oversee work efforts, give assistance in the review of development

proposals, and help interpret the City's ordinances, policies and guidelines.

The employee must work the days and hours necessary to perform all assigned responsibilities and

tasks. Must be available (especially during regular business hours or shifts) to communicate with

subordinates, supervisors, customers, vendors and any other persons or organization with which

interaction is required to accomplish work and employer goals.

The employee must be punctual and timely in meeting all requirements of performance, including, but

not limited to, attendance standards and work deadlines; beginning and ending assignments on time;

and scheduled work breaks, where applicable.



Bachelor's Degree in planning, landscape architecture, urban design or a related field.

Master's Degree preferred.

AICP certification and a bachelor's degree or license in a related field may be substituted for a Master's



Eight years urban planning experience with 2 years supervisory experience.


Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Negotiation skills.

Good listening skills.


Ability to read and comprehend city, state and federal regulations.

Ability to analyze complex problems and recommend possible solutions.

Analytical skills.

Diplomacy and judgement.

Ability to handle multiple tasks.

Ability to train and guide others.


Hand and eye coordination adequate to input computer terminal.

Visual stamina and acuity adequate to review alpha/numeric data.

Ability to make and receive phone calls.

Ability to sit and be attentive for extended periods of time.

Ability to speak to an individual or group for an extended period of time.



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The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work

performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a

comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees

assigned to this job.