Planner I

Davis County Government - Farmington, UT

General Purpose
Performs professional and technical work in county planning.

Example of Duties
Responds to public questions regarding planning, zoning, annexations, building permits, site plans, subdivisions, and conditional uses.

Reviews subdivisions, conditional uses, site plans, building permits for compliance with county and state codes. Prepares written reports to present to various boards. Coordinates development proposals with other county departments to assure all applicable development standards are met.

Conducts field inspections of projects for compliance with county ordinances and conditions. Researches, analyzes and processes technical and scientific data pertinent to development of planning policies and projects; assists in developing goals and policies.

Assists in writing plans and grants for county projects. Assists in updating and writing technical documents such as the general plan, subdivision, and zoning ordinance.

Designs and drafts graphs, charts, maps, photographs, and other illustrative material.

Performs research and makes recommendations relating to current and master planning, publications, and special projects as assigned.

Acts as a technical assistant to various boards and commissions providing general and specific information, statistical data and appropriate files on agenda items that are related to county planning.

Presents information to county commissioners, planning commissioners, cities, and other agencies concerning planning or zoning issues; answers technical questions.

Operates a motor vehicle in a safe manner and in compliance with all Utah laws and regulations.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Planning, Geography, Landscape Architecture, or a closely related field, plus one (1) year of full-time experience as a planner. An acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.

Preference for certification from the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and preference for work experience with related software programs, i.e. ESRI, Arc Map or Arc Pro and Google SketchUp.
Special Qualifications

Special Qualifications:
Employees driving a personal or a County vehicle for job related travel must possess a valid driver license; new employees with an out-of-state license must obtain a valid Utah Driver License within sixty (60) days of hire date (exceptions for military personnel and their dependents).

Employees driving a personal vehicle while on county business must maintain the minimum vehicle liability insurance as specified in the Utah Code

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Thorough knowledge of: planning, zoning and subdivision law, theory and application; local government structure and operation; research methodology and statistics; physical design; public relations concepts, practices, principles and strategies.

Skill in: preparing and giving public and professional presentations to large and small groups, the use of planning software and standard office equipment.

This position may require the driving of a motor vehicle; skill in operating a motor vehicle in a safe manner; ability to insure motor vehicle is operating in a safe manner; knowledge of Utah motor vehicle rules and regulations.

Ability to: prepare and present technical reports; compile data and prepare written and oral reports; work efficiently with minimal supervision; perform math and statistical computations and analysis; appropriately apply zoning ordinances;.; communicate effectively (orally and in writing); follow written and oral instructions; establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, other employees/departments, other agencies, and the general public.

Important Information

Climbing, reaching, stooping, bending, and lifting; travel within the state; push/pull, shove and otherwise move objects weighing up to 50 lbs.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required of personnel so classified. All requirement are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

Complete college transcripts, copies of certifications, proof of automobile insurance and a current Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) are required. Davis County is a drug-free workplace. All successful applicants for positions in the County must successfully pass a drug screen prior to employment.