Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Description

This job classification description is intended to be generic in nature and not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities.  The specific tasks/duties may vary based on position assignment and as determined by the Town of Queen Creek.

JOB CLASSIFICATION SUMMARY

Positions assigned to this class are responsible for planning, scheduling activities, and providing updates in support of the Town's planning projects. 


DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This is the entry level professional classification in the planning job family.  This is the first professional level classification in a career progression in the planning series. Demonstrates specific knowledge and follows established practices and processes. Work is designed to provide initial experience and training in an assignment requiring previous formal learning or equivalent training.  Work is performed under the supervision of a more senior professional.

Examples of Duties

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

The following are intended to describe core work functions of this classification.  While the level and broad nature of essential duties may not change, specific work tasks will vary over time depending on the Town’s needs.

 

  • Reviews planning projects and building permits for conformance with design standards and adherence to codes and ordinances; compiles reviewer comments; prepares disposition letters to applicants. 
  • Provides customer service to residents and applicants regarding zoning information, design information, miscellaneous issues, and related items.
  • Leads technical review committee meetings for assigned projects; assists in scheduling neighborhood meetings.
  • Reviews new and renewing business licenses.                                               
  • Prepares and presents planning project reports to various boards, commissions and leadership.                                                                
  • Performs field inspections.                                                         
  • Serves as project manager for the receipt, coordination and dissemination of information.                                       
  • Researches planning related inquiries and fulfills related public record requests.
  • Updates planning website.
  • Performs related work as assigned.

Typical Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (at job entry)

Education and Experience:  

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture, Geography, or a related field and 1 year of planning experience; or an equivalent combination of directly related education and experience.

 

LICENSING/CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS 

  • None


KNOWLEDGE

  • Urban planning principles, methods and practices;
  • Applicable Federal, state and local laws, codes, ordinances, rules and regulations;
  • Standard office equipment including the computer and programs relevant to the performance of applicable duties and responsibilities;
  • Customer service principles and practices.


SKILLS

  • Giving public presentations;
  • Applying modern urban planning principles and practices;
  • Managing assigned projects and programs;
  • Resolving conflict;
  • Analyzing data, drawing logical conclusions and make sound decisions and recommendations based on findings;
  • Interpreting, applying and explaining applicable Federal, state and local laws, codes, ordinances, rules and regulations;
  • Using computers and related software applications;
  • Communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, and other interested parties sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Supplemental Information

OVERALL PHYSICAL STRENGTH DEMANDS:

Physical Strength for this classification is indicated below with an "X"

X

Sedentary: Exerting up to 10 lbs. occasionally or negligible weights frequently; sitting most of the time.

 

Light: Exerting up to 20 lbs. occasionally, 10 lbs. frequently, or negligible amounts constantly OR requires walking or standing to a significant degree.

 

Medium: Exerting 20-50 lbs. occasionally, 10-25 lbs. frequently, or up to 10 lbs. constantly.

 

Heavy: Exerting 50-100 lbs. occasionally, 10-25 lbs. frequently, or up to 10-20 lbs. constantly.

 

Very Heavy: Exerting over 100 lbs. occasionally, 50-100 lbs. frequently, or up to 20-50 lbs. constantly.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

C

F

O

R

N

Continuously

Frequently

Occasionally

Rarely

Never

2/3 or more time

1/3 to 2/3 of time

Up to 1/3 time

< 1 hour per week

Never occurs

Note: This is intended as a description of the way the job is currently performed. It does not address the potential for accommodation.

Physical Demand

Brief Description

C

F

O

R

N

Standing

Communicating with co-workers, observing work site, observing work duties

 

 

X

 

 

Sitting

Desk work

X

 

 

 

 

Walking

To other departments/offices/office equipment

 

 

X

 

 

Lifting

Supplies, files

 

 

 

X

 

Carrying

Supplies, files

 

 

 

X

 

Pushing/Pulling

File draws, tables and chairs

 

 

X

 

 

Reaching

For supplies, for files

 

X

 

 

 

Handling

Paperwork

 

X

 

 

 

Fine Dexterity

Computer keyboard, telephone pad, calculator, calibrating equipment

X

 

 

 

 

Kneeling

Filing in lower drawers, retrieving items from lower shelves/ground

 

 

 

X

 

Crouching

Filing in lower drawers, retrieving items from lower shelves/ground

 

 

 

X

 

Crawling

Under equipment

 

 

 

X

 

Bending

Filing in lower drawers, retrieving items from lower shelves/ground

 

 

 

X

 

Twisting

From computer to telephone, getting inside vehicles

 

 

X

 

 

Climbing

Stairs, step stool

 

 

 

X

 

Balancing

On step stool

 

 

 

X

 

Vision

Reading, computer screen, driving

X

 

 

 

 

Hearing

Communicating with co-workers and public and on telephone, listening to equipment

X

 

 

 

 

Talking

Communicating with co-workers and public and on telephone

X

 

 

 

 

Foot Controls

Driving

 

 

 

X

 

Other (Specify)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT, SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE:

Standard office equipment; vehicle

 

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:

D

W

M

S

N

Daily

Several Times Per Week

Several Times Per Month

Seasonally

Never

Health & Safety Factors

D

W

M

S

N

Health & Safety Factors

D

W

M

S

N

Mechanical Hazards

 

 

 

 

X

Respiratory Hazards

 

 

 

 

X

Chemical Hazards

 

 

 

 

X

Extreme Temperatures

 

 

 

X

 

Electrical Hazards

 

 

 

 

X

Noise and Vibration

 

 

 

 

X

Fire Hazards

 

 

 

 

X

Wetness/Humidity

 

 

 

 

X

Explosives

 

 

 

 

X

Physical Hazards

 

 

 

 

X

Communicable Diseases

 

 

 

X

 

 

Physical Danger or Abuse

 

 

 

 

X

 

Other (Specify Below

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

















 

PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT REQUIRED:

None

 

 

NON-PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

C

F

O

R

N

Continuously

Frequently

Occasionally

Rarely

Never

2/3 or more time

1/3 to 2/3 of time

Up to 1/3 time

< 1 hour per week

Never occurs

Description of Non-Physical Demands

C

F

O

R

N

Time Pressure

 

 

X

 

 

Emergency Situation

 

 

 

 

X

Frequent Change of Tasks

 

 

X

 

 

Irregular Work Schedule/Overtime

 

 

X

 

 

Performing Multiple Tasks Simultaneously

 

X

 

 

 

Working Closely with Others as Part of a Team

 

X

 

 

 

Tedious or Exacting Work

X

 

 

 

 

Noisy/Distracting Environment

 

 

 

X

 

Other (Specify Below)

 

 

 

 

 












 

PRIMARY WORK LOCATION:

X

Office Environment

 

Warehouse

 

Shop

 

Recreation/Neighborhood Center

 

Vehicle

 

Outdoors

 

Combination of Office, Vehicle and Field

 

Other (Specify Below)

Application Instructions

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