The Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) is actively seeking a skilled senior planning professional with a background in infrastructure planning; city, urban or regional planning; landscape architecture; environmental science; hydrology; or closely related field, with a focus in areas such as current-planning, master planning, policy development, asset management, or systems planning. This Senior City Planner position with a Water Resource specialty will use advanced knowledge of planning principals and infrastructure systems to perform complex professional planning assignments including analyzing development proposals against stormwater and utility codes as part of discretionary land use reviews, preparing written findings and presenting to decision-making bodies, and helping shape policy through collaboration and coordination with internal and external stakeholders. Utility or infrastructure planning experience is highly desirable. As a Senior City Planner, you will assign and direct the work of junior staff, train and mentor new staff, research complex policy issues through data collection and stakeholder surveys and present findings to decision-making bodies, manage politically sensitive projects, and carry out individual responsibilities using initiative, creativity and independence. If you’re the right person for this opportunity, you will possess the ability to maintain confidentiality, exercise sound problem-solving skills and use professional judgment.
1. Knowledge of advanced theory, principles, standards, practices and information sources related to water resources, wastewater, stormwater, hydrology, or watershed management policy as applied in a land use or planning context.
2. Ability to understand, interpret, and apply City, state, or federal regulations, policies, and standards related to water resource management, wastewater, or stormwater management to specialized, complex or diverse development proposals (current planning); or to policy, code, or plan development (long range planning).
3. Ability to manage large, complex and politically sensitive water resource, wastewater, or stormwater planning projects or development proposals, including developing work plans and schedules, delivering products and engaging the public.
4. Experience analyzing data and information, and the ability to present conclusions and requirements clearly and persuasively, both orally and in writing.
5. Experience leading teams and allocating staff resources, including assigning and reviewing work, training and mentoring, and coordinating schedules and work plans.
6. Experience engaging stakeholders by establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with diverse populations and interest groups (e.g. property owners, community representatives, developers, internal staff, elected officials, and the general public).
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