City of Brenham, TX
  • Development Services
  • PG 22 $42,348 - $58,219
  • Hourly
  • Full Time
  • PG 22 $42,348 - $58,219

Full Benefits Package


Summary

Under the supervision of the Development Services Director is responsible for processing and reviewing applications for Plats, Site Plans, SUPs, zoning verification letters, variance and special exception applications, zoning and ordinance amendments, and other planning applications as received by the city. The Project Planner provides support to the development review process, Planning and Zoning Commission, Board of Adjustment, and any other boards or committees as required.    The primary role of this position is to deliver a high level of customer service with personal interaction for internal and external customers, including, but not limited to, property owners, developers, business owners, and citizens.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Review various development applications including plats, site plans, variance and special exception requests, and zoning/rezoning for compliance with the City of Brenham's ordinances and regulations, local, state and federal guidelines;
  • Attend pre-development, development, platting, and informational meetings;
  • Prepare staff reports and make recommendations on cases including, but not limited to, plats, site plans, variance and special exception requests, zoning/rezoning, and specific use permits;
  • Make presentations based on staff reports for board, commission, and committee meetings;
  • Communicate effectively and courteously with customers, internal and external, including property owners, developers, business owners, and citizens;
  • Assist and advise applicants, developers, owners, and representatives regarding the development process;
  • Confers with engineers, developers, architects, and a variety of agencies and the public in acquiring information and coordination of planning, zoning, subdivision, and related matters, providing information regarding city growth and development;
  • Conduct site visits and inspections related to planning and zoning;
  • Assist with updates and amendments to the Comprehensive Plan, Zoning Ordinance, subdivision regulations, and policies;
  • Conduct research, surveys, population growth, demographic, and land use data and prepares reports for planning and development growth and issues;
  • Identify community problems, issues, and opportunities that could be mitigated through better community planning;
  • Develop strategies to promote economic and community development;
  • Recommend priorities, schedules, and funding sources to implement public improvement plan;
  • Assist the Director with the day-to-day customer service and planning related tasks, and
  • Interpret and apply local, state, and federal codes, ordinances, and regulations. 

Supervisory Responsibilities

No supervisory responsibilities.

Qualifications 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in planning, public administration, engineering, architecture, or related field is required.  Two years of related experience, preferably in municipal government, or any combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.  AICP certification preferred.

Knowledge Of

Knowledge of planning principles, specifically related to land use planning, development, community engagement, and implementation.  Knowledge of City, State, and Federal laws and regulations related to planning and development.  Knowledge of short and long range municipal planning.

Skill/Ability To

Skill to utilize a variety of information, such as zoning and subdivision codes, planning maps, state statutes, and city ordinances.  Interpret and apply local, state, and federal codes, ordinances, and regulations.  Skill to read and interpret spatial data using GIS software.  Proficiency with computers, including experience with Microsoft Office Applications.  Ability to clearly and effectively communicate (orally or in writing) with coworkers within the department, other City departments, City Management, Commissions, Boards, City Council, Engineers, Surveyors, Contractors, Developers, Property Owners, and Citizens.  Ability to provide guidance, assistance, and/or interpretation to others on how to apply procedures and standards to specific situations.  Ability to exercise independent judgment to apply facts and principles for developing approaches and techniques to problem resolution.  Ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness and creativity required in situations involving evaluation of information against measurable or verifiable criteria.  Ability to work in a team environment; contribute as a team member and treat co-workers, subordinates and customers with respect. 

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Valid Texas driver's license.

Physical Demands 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly is required to sit, use hands to operate office equipment, including telephone and computer keyboard, reach with hands and arms, and talk and hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand and walk; and the employee may be required to lift and/or move objects weighing up to 20 pounds, such as books and stacks of records.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. 

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee frequently faces difficult and stressful situations.  The employee has frequent contact with other employees both within and outside of the assigned department, including the public, the media, and other organizations; interactions often involve sensitive or difficult issues that require persuasion and negotiation.  The employee constantly is required to change tasks frequently and to perform tedious, exacting work.  The employee frequently is required to work under time pressures to meet deadlines, to perform multiple tasks simultaneously, and to work closely with others as part of and/or leader of a team.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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