JOB SUMMARY: This position is responsible for assisting the Planning Director by: (1) Providing technical research and administrative support in management of the comprehensive planning program for the city and county; (2) Providing mapping, Geographic Information System (GIS) and environmental geographic support to the department; (3) Conducting and coordinating GIS activities for the county; (4) Preparing and presenting staff reports at public meetings; (5) Developing supervisory responsibilities, duties and skills; and (6) Assisting in coordinating all office activities for the administration and direction of planning functions for the County.
MAJOR DUTIES REQUIRED FOR THE POSITION:
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED FOR THE POSITION:
The Director assigns work in terms of general instructions. The work is reviewed upon completion for accuracy and the nature and property of the final results. Some work is reviewed in stages as determined by the Director in consultation with the employee. Some work is prepared independently as requested by other department heads, manager and elected officials.
Guidelines include county ordinances and relevant state and federal laws. These guidelines are clear and specific for drafting projects, but are general and require some judgment, selection and interpretation in application for environmental planning and GIS programs.
This position consists of technical drafting duties for drafting projects utilizing various technical and administrative tasks in planning, environmental and GIS programs.
Contacts are typically with co-workers, other county employees, city employees, city and county officials, surveyors, engineers, developers and the general public.
PURPOSE OF CONTACTS:
Contacts are typically to give and exchange information, provide services, and resolve problems with staff, other departments, managers of development and environmental groups and the general public.
The work is typically performed with the employee sitting at a desk or table. The employee must use tools requiring a high degree of dexterity and be able to distinguish between shades of color. Some work may be required standing at the counter or office copier machines.
The work is typically performed in an office. Some fieldwork may be required.
SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY:
This position begins with minimal responsibility and grows over time with the growth of the GIS and environmental planning programs as needed and planning duties assigned by the Director.
Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to occupational field (environmental geography/planning) and computer cartography.
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