The City of Boise is currently recruiting for a Deputy Planning Director. This position will direct the implementation of the City's Comprehensive Plan through special studies, neighborhood planning, and zoning ordinance amendments. In this position, you will serve as the planning advisor to the Mayor, City Council, and Commission regarding the city's strategic, long-range growth and development. You will participate in regional committees that develop demographic forecasts, transportation plans, and other special studies.
Please submit your resume and cover letter with your application.
Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Urban or City Planning, Transportation Planning, Environmental Planning, Architecture, Engineering, Public or Business Administration or related field.
Requires education and/or experience to attain the following:
Seven years progressively responsible experience in areas of land use entitlement process, transportation planning, urban planning and design, redevelopment, economic development or zoning, plus two years in a management or supervisory capacity.
Advanced knowledge of principles, standards, practices and information sources of urban planning and design, transportation planning, environmental planning and economic development or land use; laws, codes and other regulations pertinent to planning, zoning and community development; principles and practices of project management, including developing project schedules, work plans, and budget preparation and administration; research methodology and statistical analysis techniques and formulae relevant to the planning process; computer use and software applications related to the work; terminology, symbols, methods, techniques, instruments and sources of information used in planning.
Working knowledge of principles and practices of public administration, including purchasing, contracting and maintenance of public records; principles and practices of public outreach and involvement; and principles and practices of effective management and supervision.
Ability to manage large, complex and politically sensitive projects and contracts including budgets, schedules and quality of work product; translate goals and objectives into workable plans, programs, and activities; recognize and analyze potential environmental and policy impacts, develop planning policies and implementation strategies; perform complex technical research and analysis of planning issues or problems, evaluating alternatives and recommending or adopting effective courses of action; understand, interpret, explain and apply Federal, State, regional and local law, regulations, policies, procedures and standards, and planning principles and practices to complex, specialized and diverse planning processes; lead professional and technical personnel on projects and provide technical advice to subordinate personnel in solving difficult assignments; display an attitude of cooperation and work harmoniously with all levels of City employees, special interest groups, the general public and other organizations; persuade, negotiate, and develop alternatives and resolve conflict among competing interests; effectively represent the department and the City in meetings with governmental agencies, community groups, and various businesses, professional, and regulatory organizations and in meetings with individuals; communicate clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing; make presentations before large and small groups; prepare clear, concise, and accurate reports, correspondence, and policy documents; organize and lead meetings to facilitate public participation; complete assignments in a timely fashion; understand and comply with all rules, policies and regulations; maintain prompt and regular attendance; perform all essential and marginal functions as assigned by an authorized employee, supervisor and/or manager with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Individuals must be capable of operating vehicles safely and have an acceptable driving record.
Internal Number: 5239
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