The Planner provides general community planning (site plan review, land development projects and subdivisions). Performs project management for capital and planning projects.
Under general direction of the Building Official and Zoning Officer, the employee plans and carries out the regular work in accordance with standard practices and previous training, with substantial responsibility for determining the sequence and timing of action and substantial independence in planning and organizing the work activities, including determining the work methods. The employee is expected to solve through experienced judgment most problems of detail or unusual situations by adapting methods or interpreting instructions to resolve the particular problem.
The Essential Job Functions Include:
Provides general community planning (site plan review, land development projects and subdivisions).
Performs project management for capital and planning projects
Oversees contract Management for planning projects.
Creation and amendment of land development regulations
Participates in interdepartmental committees as required.
Performs long-range comprehensive planning.
Completes applications for grants and then administers the grant monies when received.
Conducts independent research for special projects as required including but not limited to the Comprehensive Plan, Master Plan, property redevelopment, legislative amendments etc.
Provides staff support to the City’s Planning Board or other related boards as directed.
Master’s degree in Urban Planning with one to three (1-3) years related work experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
Considerable knowledge of civil engineering, architecture and graphic presentation as applied to planning.
Considerable knowledge of economic, sociological and environmental aspects of planning; particular knowledge and experience with relation to design, construction and inspection problems commonly met in connection with municipal engineering activities.
Working knowledge of personal computers and GIS applications.
Knowledge of urban or regional planning principles and practices.
Knowledge of zoning laws and comprehensive plans including their formation, process of adoption, and enforcement of local ordinances and regulations.
Ability to organize and direct the preparation of comprehensive research studies, analyzes problems, prepares technical reports and formulates recommendations.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with architects, contractors, developers, owners, supervisors, employees and the general public.
Internal Number: 012019
About City of Newport, RI
Founded in 1639, incorporated as a City in 1784, the City of Newport Rhode Island is a reknown full-service municipality located at the southern end of Aquidneck Island in Narragansett Bay about 30 miles southeast of Rhode Island's capital of Providence, Rhode Island.
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