Classification: Senior Planner

Department: Planning & Economic Opportunity

Pay Grade: 108 Pay Information: $53,290.91 – $79,566.78 Annually

Requisition: 10067 – 2

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Advanced and highly responsible position performing complex projects and long-range planning. General responsibilities include evaluating and formulating land use and transportation strategies, conducting policy research, analyzing and appraising elements of the Comprehensive Plan and preparing written presentations of development applications and proposals. Engaged in comprehensive planning, long-range policy development and initiatives, and project management.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: • Evaluates, analyzes, updates and implements the elements of the Comprehensive Plan. • Conducts and/or manages planning studies to address relevant issues and standards and advises the Planning Director of recommendations on updating/revising regulations and on the requirements of the Comprehensive Plan. Recommends new and revised policies, codes, ordinances and regulations. • Prepares draft ordinances and amendments to ordinances. • Researches information pertaining to land development and transportation planning issues. • Assists in the formulation, enhancement and testing of methods and procedures to monitor and evaluate impact on and capacity of, public services, transportation facilities, parks and capital expenditures. • 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. • Assists permit applicants and general public to understand land development policies and procedures of the County; determines/verifies zoning status as requested. • Interacts, communicates with, and coordinates various groups and individuals such as the immediate supervisor, co-workers, County personnel, engineers, contractors, consultants, architects, Board members, land owners, community/civic organizations and the general public. • Assists the public in completing Comp Plan applications and planning and zoning applications. • Provides information to the public regarding Zoning Ordinances, the Comprehensive Plan and Future Land Use Maps. • Evaluates and prepares recommendations on amendments to the Comprehensive Plan or Land Development Code. • Coordinates activities of subordinate employees as directed by the Department Head. • Reviews the work of subordinates for completeness and accuracy; evaluates and makes recommendations as appropriate; offers advice and assistance as needed. • Reviews and comments on applications to the Planning and Zoning Board.• Provides expert advice to boards regarding planning issues. • Coordinates planning efforts with consulting firms as required. • 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. • 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.)


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: • Ability to utilize excellent oral and written communication skills for preparing and presenting planning reports and projects. • Ability to utilize excellent interpersonal skills for facilitating relationships with elected/appointed officials, other decision-makers, co-workers, other professionals and members of the public. • Ability to utilize problem-solving skills to gather relevant information to solve less welldefined planning problems. • Knowledge of group facilitation skills for use with community workshops. • Ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously. • Ability to provide effective supervision and staff management. • Ability to manage projects effectively and meet firm deadlines. • Knowledge of the methods, procedures and policies of the County as they pertain to the performance of duties of the Senior Planner. • 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 various disciplines related to urban planning; including demographics, land use development, economics/economic development, zoning, etc. • Ability to make sound, educated decisions. • Ability to take the initiative to complete the duties of the position without the need of direct supervision. • Ability to learn and utilize new skills and information to improve job performance and efficiency. Ability to use a computer for word, data processing, graphic displays and mapping. Skills in ArcGIS, AutoCAD, and Adobe products preferred by not required. • 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 react calmly and quickly in emergency situations.

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL SKILLS: • Tasks require extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station. • Stooping • Sitting • Kneeling • Bending • Crouching • Reaching • Standing • Walking • 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) WORK ENVIRONMENT: • Works inside in an office environment. • Has knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the industry.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Requires a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning, Geography, Public Administration or related field supplemented by at a minimum two (2) to four (4) yearsin a professional planning position or a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning or related field with three (3) to five (5) years of professional planning experience. AICP preferred but not required. Must possess a valid State Driver's License.


Apply At: Applications will be accepted until filled. For additional information and to apply please visit or the Human Resources Department located at 96135 Nassau Place, Suite 5, Yulee, Florida 32097, Telephone (904) 530-6075 or Fax (904) 321-5797. Drug Free Workplace. This position is eligible for Veterans’ Preference in accordance with applicable laws.