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LAND USE PLANNER DEVELOPMENT REVIEWJob InformationPosition Title:Associate / Senior Planner (based on education and experience)Department:PlanningReports to:Assistant Planning DirectorSalary Range:Associate: $43,305-$56,631 / Senior: $56,631-$67,957FLSA:Full-Time; Salary; Exempt; Safety SensitiveApplication Deadline: June 21, 2021 Interviews to begin immediatelyApply Online at http://JOBS.COLUMBUS.IN.GOVIf you need assistance, accommodations or dont have access to the internet elsewhere, call or email City Human Resources 812-376-2570 or to make an appointment to apply in person. We welcome all applicants.Special Applicant Requirements: upon completion of the online application, you must upload a cover letter, resume, and three professional references.Position Summary:The Land Use Planner is primarily responsible for the processing, review, and documentation of development review applications filed with the Planning Department by the public, land surveyors, developers, etc. This includes (1) site plans, sign applications, and other similar administrative approvals; (2) variances, conditional uses, and other similar requests to be considered by the Board of Zoning Appeals; and (3) rezonings, annexations, site development plans, and other similar requests to be considered by the Plan Commission. The position may also provide problem solving, creative thinking, research skills, and/or management for a variety of land use planning studies and special projects. This may include participating on special project teams, researching and documenting planning-related topics, and serving as a Planning Department liaison to one or more community groups. An Associate Planner in this role would be expected to complete the typical duties with a moderate amount of supervision and to contribute to Planning Department special projects primarily in supporting roles. A Senior Planner in this role would be expected to complete tasks with a comparatively greater level of independence, manage especially complex or multi-step approval processes, and have greater participation in and/or management of special projects initiated by the Planning Department.Typical Duties:Processing, review, and documentation of site plan and sign-related applications and proposals.Processing, review, and documentation of rezoning, subdivision, annexation, conditional use, variance, and other similar applications.Analysis of development proposals in comparison with the applicable Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Control Ordinance, and other appropriate standards.Preparation and presentation of staff reports and recommendations regarding applications being considered by a Board of Zoning Appeals, Plan Commission, or other similar body.Discussion and communication of development requirements and application details with the public, developers, land surveyors, and others.Coordination and preparation of all necessary public notices for assigned development review applications.Participation in regular project scheduling meetings and coordination of assignments with other related Department projects and development review applications.Conducting of site visits and other investigations as necessary to document conditions affecting development review applications.Maintenance of all case files regarding assigned development review applications.Coordination and communication of information, regulations, and issues related to signs, landscaping, site plan review, variances, and other development-related procedures and requirements.Research, preparation, and presentation of studies and reports on a variety of land use planning topics and issues as assigned.Participation on special project teams and completion of studies and special projects as assigned.Representation of the City, County, and/or Planning Department as a liaison to one or more community groups.Identification of, and participation in periodic training and educational events designed to advan