MPA Job listDevelopment Review Planner I

Angie Stefaniak angela.stefaniak at
Fri Jun 30 16:25:00 MDT 2006

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Development Review Planner I

Building & Licensing Services - Supervisor: L Butcher - (308) $2835 - 
3544 mo.

Closing date: July 14, 2006 at 5:00 p.m.



Provides professional level analysis, coordination and tracking of 
development plans to ensure compliance with the City's zoning and 
related site development ordinances. This position requires extensive 
verbal and written communications with building permit applicants, other 
City departments' staff and the general public. Reviews and tracks 
building permit applications, licenses and Board of Adjustment 
applications for accuracy, completeness and compliance with related 
ordinances and building codes. May assist in coordination of Development 
Review Team (DRT) processes.  May serve as a regular member of the DRT.  
Works with other team members and respective agencies to ensure prompt 
response to permit applications.  Takes appropriate action to resolve 
inordinate delays in review processes. Reviews and examines complex 
plans and specifications of developments for compliance with zoning, 
site development, subdivision, sign and related ordinances. Reviews and 
tracks requests for legalization of excess residential units in existing 
structures.  Works directly with property owners and other city agencies 
to resolve zoning legalization requirements. Provides written 
correspondence or verbal responses to architects, developers, 
contractors and property owners concerning complex commercial, 
residential or industrial construction questions and associated permit 
process requirements followed by the Building and Licensing Division. 
Responds to public requests over the phone and at the counter regarding 
appropriate City and zoning ordinances and permit applications.  Assists 
where needed to maintain counter and phone coverage. Inspects 
development sites to determine zoning ordinance compliance and makes 
recommendations to developers, builders, property owners, architects, 
city construction inspectors and housing/zoning enforcement officers 
regarding alternative methods to correct cited violations or 
inadequacies found in proposed development plans. Reviews and approves 
applications for Home Occupation Licenses to ensure zoning ordinance 
compliance. Interprets zoning standards for other department/division 
code enforcement personnel or other city personnel as needed. Performs 
other development review duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:


    * Graduation from an accredited college or university with a
      bachelor's degree in Planning or a closely related field and two
      years full-time, paid professional experience in plans review,
      zoning enforcement or an equivalent combination of education and
      experience substituted on a year-for-year basis.


    * Ability to read and accurately interpret development plans and
      specifications of varying complexity and compare with actual
      site.  Ability to perform complex geometric and algebraic
      computations required to determine areas, lengths, angles, slope
      percentages, etc. as depicted on plans and detailed in zoning


    * Knowledge of the principles and practices of urban planning,
      building construction, site development and zoning ordinances. 
    * Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing,
      with individuals from diverse organizations and backgrounds. 

    * Proficiency with computers and computer software used to collect,
      retrieve and tabulate data.
    * Use of personal or city vehicle to perform various site reviews
      will require a valid Utah State Driver's License.

Desired Qualifications:


    * Understanding of current Uniform Building Code, building
      construction practices, and zoning ordinances and practices.


    * Working knowledge of drafting and the ability to use current
      drafting equipment or software.

    * Membership in the American Planning Association or other related,
      nationally recognized professional association.

    * Certification as a Plans Examiner by the ICBO or other nationally
      recognized certifying body.

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