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Planner - Community Development

Company: Lee County, Florida
Location: Fort Myers
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


This is an entry level position in the Planning Section of the Department of Community

Development. The position will be responsible for: conducting review of comprehensive plan amendments and rezoning applications; creating maps and reports; conducting research of various topics; and communicating issues such as land use planning, housing, and economic development in verbal and written forms.

The ideal candidate will have strong analytical, communication, customer service, and time management skills and knowledge of comprehensive planning requirements within the State of Florida. Work is evaluated under the general direction of the supervisor who reviews progress for attainment of established goals and objectives.

At Lee County Government, we look to hire talented and innovative individuals who share our passion and want to make a lasting impact within our community. That's why we offer our employees a premier place to work by providing competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, as well being a participant in a robust State of Florida pension and investment retirement plans.

Additionally, we strongly believe in cultivating long-lasting relationships with our employees through promotional opportunities and career ladders across our organization. At Lee County Government, we do this by supporting your career development and growth through mentoring programs, and on-the-job training to help you achieve your goals. Every day at Lee County Government, you will have the opportunity to learn, grow, and make a difference within our own community.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs analysis of comprehensive plan amendments and rezoning applications.
  • Evaluates data source validity and understands data limitations when compiling and analyzing data.
  • Provides technical assistance to staff and the public.
  • Performs routine office tasks, including data entry and file management.
  • Researches and compiles information on a variety of planning issues from multiple sources.
  • Prepares written reports, graphics, maps, charts, tables and other visuals.
  • Attends and presents at public meetings, assisting other planning staff as appropriate.

Education, Experience, Licensing

  • Requires any combination of education and/or experience equivalent to an Associate's Degree in Planning, Geography or related degree and two years of technical planning, engineering, development review or closely related experience.
  • Graduation from a four-year college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Planning, Geography or related degree and one year of technical planning, engineering, development review or closely related experience is preferred.
  • Possession of a valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check.

Supplemental Information

  • Knowledge of basic land use, environmental, housing and/or transportation planning principles and practices.
  • Ability to independently conduct statistical and analytical analysis and use to identify practical solutions to vaguely defined, complex planning issues.
  • Proficient use of computer software (including Word, Excel, Access and GIS) with attention to detail regarding format and content.
  • Strong writing and public speaking skills; ability to effectively present planning information to a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to manage several projects/issues simultaneously.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to research, interpret, and apply local, state and federal regulations.
  • Candidates who reach the interview stage may be required to provide a writing sample for this position.
  • The work days and hours for this position are Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

DISCLAIMER: The above information on this 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 classification. All positions are subject to a criminal background check. A conviction in and of itself may not necessarily preclude employment.

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