Assistant Planner / Planner I

Job Title: Assistant Planner / Planner 1

Job Type: Full Time

Location: Grimes, IA

Under the general direction of the Development Services Director, the Assistant Planner plans and assists the Development Services Director in managing and overseeing the functions of city planning, development review, and zoning administration. Perform development and plan review for all phases of private and public construction and improvement work to assure construction is completed in compliance with City of Grimes planning strategies, standards and specifications; zoning classifications; permitting; and all related codes and regulations. Review permits related to zoning, zoning compliance, signs, grading, accessory structures and buildings, temporary site plans, and other permitted zoning activities. Compile information and complete required reports for presentation at public meetings. Participate in and contribute to short and long-range maintenance and capital improvement programs that facilitate the orderly, efficient, and intentional development of City infrastructure and honor the City’s vision and environmental commitments. Participate in and contribute to preparing, planning, reviewing, and updating the city’s comprehensive development plan; zoning, subdivision, and land use ordinances; and zoning map. Bachelor’s degree in architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, urban design, public administration, or similar field and related experience.  One year of experience and responsibilities in city planning, development, or related roles preferred, but new graduates will also be considered.  Equivalent combinations of education and experience will also be considered. Experience and/or aptitude for interpreting and applying laws, statutes and/or ordinances governing planning, zoning, building and economic development.  Experience and/or aptitude with applying the principles, practices and techniques of planning and development, zoning, urban design, and sustainability.  Experience and/or aptitude in interpreting legal descriptions of land, preparing / presenting written and oral reports/documents, strong time and multi-project management skills in a collaborative work environment with others, and strong communication skills. Basic to intermediate understanding of the principles, practices and techniques of planning and development, zoning, urban design, sustainability, enforcement, and stormwater compliance.

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