Posting Title Planner Senior
Job Requisition Number COA081109
Position Number 116579
Job Type Full-Time
Division Name DSD-Community Tree Program
Education and/or Equivalent Experience:
- Graduation with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Planning, Geography, Social Science, Landscape Architecture, or a planning related field, plus five (5) years of planning related work.
- Twelve (12) semester hours of relevant graduate college course work may substitute for six (6) months of required experience with a maximum substitution of two (2) years.
- Experience in planning, related work may substitute for one the education up to the maximum of four (4) years.
Licenses or Certifications:
Notes to Applicants
This position works for the City Arborist administering the City of Austin's tree preservation and replanting regulations. Plan review and field assessments are the principal duties. This position may also need to support our walk-in services for common tree regulation questions.
$26.30 - $34.20
Normal business hours.
Job Close Date
Type of Posting External
Department Development Services Dept
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Location 505 Barton Springs Rd, Austin TX 78704
- ISA Certified Arborist
- Experience with land use regulations
- Experience in foresty, biology, ecology ,botany
Duties, Functions and Responsibilities
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
1 .Coordinates division/section activities with other division/sections.
2. Researches information as requested and or needed. Reviews analyzed data to discover patterns and/or discrepancies.
3. Assists in developing operating procedures. Assists in developing division/section budget.
4. Assists in developing and evaluating plans, criteria, etc for a variety of projects, programs, and activities.
5. Investigates consumer/citizen complaint to determine validity. Speaks as City representative before public groups.
6. Reviews complex plats and site plans for compliance with policy codes, ordinances, standards, etc.
7. Answers more complex citizen questions and provide assistance.
8. Interprets/explains/enforces City policies & procedures, building/land development codes, specifications, ordinances, etc.
9 .Attends City Council, board, and etc meetings to provide technical advice and assistance. Coordinates activities of various boards, committees, etc.
10. Writes informational reports. Writes/draft legal documents, i.e., contracts, regulations, ordinance amendments, resolutions, etc.
11 .Develops, utilizes, and modifies complex transportation planning models. Reviews complex traffic impact analyses.
Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:
Perform as Lead Case Manager. May coordinate the activities of other planners.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
- Knowledge of the principles of community and urban planning.
- Knowledge of federal and state laws relating to planning and urban development.
- Knowledge of city practice, policy and procedures.
- Skill in oral and written communication.
- Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
- Skill in data analysis and problem solving.
- Skill in planning and organizing.
- Skill in using computers and related software.
- Ability to make formal presentations of program and/or project recommendations.
- Ability to work under the pressures of rigid and/or short work cycle.
- Ability to maintain confidentially.
- Ability to develop and implement long-range plans.
- Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.
- Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other city employees and the public.
Criminal Background Investigation This position does not require a Criminal Background Investigation
City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.
The City of Austin will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, religion, veteran status, disability, or sexual orientation. In addition, the City will not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of an individual's AIDS , AIDS Related Complex, or HIV status; nor will the City discriminate against individuals who are perceived to be at risk of HIV infection, or who associate with individuals who are believed to be at risk.
Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * This position requires a graduation with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Planning, Geography, Social Science, Landscape Architecture, or a planning related field, plus five (5) years of planning related work. Twelve (12) semester hours of relevant graduate college course work may substitute for six (6) months of required experience with a maximum substitution of two (2) years. Experience in planning, related work may substitute for one the education up to the maximum of four (4) years. Do you meet these minimum qualifications?
- * Are you a Certified Arborist? If not, please list your related and relevant certifications and/or licenses.
(Open Ended Question)
- * Please describe your major coursework in biology/ecology or botany.
(Open Ended Question)
Optional & Required Documents
- Cover Letter
- ResumeOptional Documents