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Planner III (Land Development Division)

Location : Lecanto
Job Type : Regular
Reference Code : 11183708
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 10
Required Education : Bachelors degree
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :
Veterans Preference

This position oversees the development of the comprehensive plans and programs for utilization of land and physical facilities regarding County projects, planning documents, and local land development regulations. Position is responsible for project review, and providing oversight to other Land Development employees to these ends. Position works within broad policy and organizational guidelines, independently plans and implements projects; reports progress of major activities through periodic conferences and meetings; makes presentations and recommendations on land use applications to elected and appointed officials.

The primary work schedule for the position is Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Salary Range: $2242.08 to $3318.66 bi-weekly.


  • Compiles and analyzes data on economic, social, and physical factors affecting land use, and prepares or requisitions graphic and narrative reports on data

  • Recommends governmental measures affecting land use, public utilities, community facilities, and housing and transportation to control and guide community development and renewal

  • Makes presentations and recommendations on land use and ordinance applications to elected and appointed officials

  • Reviews and evaluates GIS and other information applying to specified private and public planning projects and programs

  • Engages with design professionals, architects, engineers, developers, contractors and others to discuss land use and design-related matters. Makes presentations and recommendations on land use and ordinance applications to elected and appointed officials. Attends public meetings

  • Promotes a working environment conducive to positive morals, individual style, quality, creativity, and teamwork

  • Monitors and comments on proposed state and regional legislation, codes and policies

  • Provides assistance to other County Divisions and Departments regarding the Land Development Code

  • Reviews applications for new development to ensure compliance with local, state, and regional regulations

  • Performs field studies and prepares reports based on findings. May prepare reports for variances, conditional uses, atlas amendments. planned unit developments, plats, ordinance amendments, development agreements, DRI's, and plat/street vacations

  • Performs data entry and retrieval

  • Oversees and offers employee guidance, performs employee evaluations and resolves employee conflict

  • Generates general correspondence and responds to public questions and concerns via phone, in person or through written response

Work Environment:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job

  • The job risks exposure to bright/dim light, dusts and pollen, extreme heat and/or cold, wet or humid conditions, traffic, and animals/wildlife

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

Supervisory Functions:

  • This job oversees Planner I and Planner II employees

  • Requires supervising or leading others by determining work procedures, assigning duties, maintaining harmonious relations, and promoting efficiency

Required Qualifications :

Minimum Education and Training

  • Requires Master's degree, preferably in planning or related field, and at least 6 years professional planning experience

  • Or Bachelor's degree, preferably in planning or related field, and at least 10 years professional planning experience

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations, Skills :

  • American Institute of Certified Planners certified required

  • Requires valid Florida Driver License for required travel

  • Must have strong working knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office Products

  • Must have or be able to obtain within 90 days certification in FEMA National Incident Management System (NIMS) courses 100C and 700B

Physical Requirements :

  • The job requires light to medium work that involves periodic walking, standing, lifting, stretching, carrying, or stooping while conducting field research

  • May involve exerting between 20 and 50 pounds of force

  • The job requires considerable skill, adeptness and speed in the use of the fingers, hands or limbs in tasks involving close tolerances or limits of accuracy

  • Requires normal visual acuity, field of vision, depth perception, hearing, speaking, and color perception

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

Reasoning Ability:

  • Requires performing work involving the application of logical principles and thinking to solve practical problems within or applying to a unit or division of the organization

  • Requires performing professional level work requiring the application of scientific, engineering, or legal methods to solve technical, administrative, and legal problems; and extensive understanding of operating policies and procedures and ability to apply these to complex problems

  • The job requires coordination of sub-professional work in these disciplines; and continuous, close attention to detail for accurate results with frequent exposure to unusual pressures

Mathematical Skills :

  • Requires using mathematics involving the practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions, or measurements, logarithmic, and/or geometric construction

  • May use algebraic solutions of equations and inequalities, descriptive statistics, deductive geometry, plane and solid or rectangular coordinates, and mathematical classifications or schemes

Language Ability :

  • Requires reading scientific and technical journals, abstracts, financial reports, and/or legal documents; speaking before professional and civic groups

  • Requires participating in panel discussions and speaking extemporaneously on a variety of subjects

  • The job requires writing complex articles, reports, and developing presentations for sophisticated audiences

Basis of Rating: Some positions may require a written and/or skills test. The kind and length of related work experience, training and education shown on the application will be an important consideration in the screening process.

Business conducts employment reference check, background check, and physical examination check. 

Citrus County, Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace.

Skills :
Collect Statistical Data Conflict Resolution Create spreadsheets Draw Maps and Charts Interviewing Planning and development project management Provide Labor Market Information Public Speaking
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