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City of Chandler Salary Plan - 2013-14
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OT Status Legend:
Non-Exempt = Hourly Position
Exempt = Salaried Position
Excellence is the responsibility of everyone at the City of Chandler. We lead by our core values in constant pursuit of excellence:

*Commitment – Dedicate oneself to consistent and excellent public service
*Innovation – Implement unique, creative and cost-effective solutions
*Communication – Communicate in a positive, honest and productive manner
*Integrity - Adherence to high ethical standards
*Diversity – Promote inclusiveness and impartiality throughout the organization
*Personal Responsibility – Take initiative to achieve excellence and accept accountability
*Respect – Demonstrate a high regard for others
*Teamwork – Promote cooperative efforts, open communication and trust

All City employees are expected to conduct themselves in a way consistent with the above values.

 
Job Description
PLANNING MANAGER

Pay Grade: 29                     FLSA Status: Exempt
Job Group: Managerial (M)            Class Code: P018    
Effective Date: 7/01                Revision Date: 8/03, 7/05, 7/10

Classification Summary:
The primary function of an employee in this class is to provide management services and direct planning as a division manager in the Planning and Development Department. An employee in this class may be assigned to related duties in the City's Planning and Development Department.

Essential Functions:
Essential Functions are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills. They are intended to be accurate summaries of what the job classification involves and what is required to perform it. Employees are responsible for all other duties as assigned.
Directs, implements, manages, and supervises the programs, operations, budget, and employees of an assigned division;
Directs the implementation, administration, and interpretation of the current City master plan and related development ordinances and codes; or
Directs the review and development of the City's advanced or long-range planning philosophy and objectives;
Supervises the planning staff, including professional, technical, clerical, and other employees in implementing the City's current master plan and development ordinances and supervises staff reviews, evaluations, and recommendations for plan revisions;
Prepares special studies of planning and development issues and impacts, as directed;
Provides technical advice and interpretations to City staff, departments, agencies, and governing bodies as requested;
Manages the annexation program;
Prepares and monitors the division annual budget;
Supervises subordinate staff members, including personnel evaluations;
Negotiates and monitors development agreements and develops strategies to resolve conflicts to design standards, impacts, and community objectives;
Supervises enforcement of City zoning ordinances;
Serves as City media contact and public information officer on planning and zoning policies and issues, coordinating with neighborhood groups and associations, citizen committees, advisory boards, civic interest groups, and other interested and affected groups, as assigned;
Prepares and presents master plan, planning and zoning code, development ordinance, and land use proposals to the City Planning Commission, City Council, and other administrative bodies for review and implementation;
Represents the City to regional planning and intergovernmental bodies, neighborhood and civic organizations, business and development associations, and other interested and affected groups;
Maintains department records, documentation, correspondence, and database information and prepares and presents oral and written reports as requested;
Represents the City and provides expert witness testimony in legal proceedings;
Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with City policies and procedures;
Works in a safe manner and reports unsafe activity and conditions. Follows City-wide safety policy and practices and adheres to responsibilities concerning safety prevention, reporting and monitoring as outlined in the City's Safety Handbook.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of:
Principles, objectives, and standard practices of urban planning and planning and zoning administration, development process and procedure administration, and ordinance and code implementation and administration;
Principles and standard practices of project development, design, engineering, traffic and transportation engineering, and review procedures;
Current and long-range City planning and development objectives, ordinances and codes;
Current City ordinances and codes governing zoning, development, design, subdivision, sign, and other applicable issues;
State and other applicable statutes, case law, and court decisions governing planning, zoning, development, and land use issues and practices;
Research, statistical analyses, and database management related to planning and development administration;
Municipal budgeting procedures;
Supervisory, management, employee evaluation, and training methods;
Conflict resolution methods.

Ability to:
Follow written and oral instructions;
Read and interpret legal and property descriptions, ordinance and code documents, technical and instructional documents, and building plans, blueprints, and diagrams;
Relate plans, diagrams, and blueprints to projects in various stages of construction and completion;
Prioritize projects and review and schedule workloads to ensure efficient use of department staff and resources;
Operate a motor vehicle;
Prepare and present oral and written reports and maintain review, inspection, and enforcement records and findings, documents, correspondence, and related files and records;
Prepare and present reports and presentations to a wide variety of public interest groups, including but not limited to, the City Council and other City agencies and commissions, advisory boards, task forces, neighborhood and civic groups, the media, and other interested and affected groups;
Operate standard office equipment, including a personal computer using program applications appropriate to assigned duties;
Communicate effectively and establish and maintain working relationships with other employees, the public, developers and builders, customers, applicants, property owners, and other interested and affected parties.

Supervision Received:
The work is performed under the direct supervision of the Planning and Development Director.

Supervision Exercised:
This position supervises professional, para-professional, technical and clerical employees.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Urban Planning, Architecture, Urban Design or a related field; and
Eight (8) to ten (10) years experience in planning, development, city administration, or a related field, including previous supervisory experience; and
Valid Arizona Driver'sLlicense; or
Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.

Desirable Qualifications:
Master's Degree;
American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification.

Work Environment:
The primary duties of this class are performed in a public office building environment.

Essential Physical Abilities:
Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to discern verbal instructions, use a telephone, and communicate with others;
Sufficient visual acuity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to comprehend written work instructions and review, evaluate, and prepare a variety of written material, technical documents, blueprints, and plans;
Sufficient manual dexterity with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to operate standard office equipment and computer systems and to make adjustments to equipment;
Sufficient body flexibility and personal mobility, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to work in an office setting and conduct field inspections as required.