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Planner I
 
JOB CODE:101605
 
PAY GRADE:2150
 
SALARY RANGE:$28,646 - $39,653
 
LOCATION OF WORK
Various City-Parish Departments
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under the general direction of an employee of a higher classification, performs responsible professional planning work in the overall City-Parish planning program. Work involves responsibility for researching, formulating and modifying current and advanced master plans and for grant administration. The employee of this class is expected to develop specific base data and studies and make recommendations concerning the plan while under moderate supervision. Work also may involve a significant element of participation in the technical aspects of other phases of the planning program. Work of this class differs from that of a Planner II by the assignment to specific technical tasks of recognized complexity and moderate level of supervision required. Performs other work as requested.
 
ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Analyzes data, designs basic portions of the master plan, reviews and recommends specific revisions. Prepares outlines of data desired, compiles data; prepares preliminary studies, assist in the preparation of plans and projections for land use, zoning, land subdivision, streets, drainage, sewer, parking, schools, parks, capital improvement and related purposes. Prepares maps, reports and correspondence on zoning, land subdivision and related planning matters. May advise the general public, engineers, architects, developers and attorneys regarding division and development of land as required by subdivision and zoning ordinances.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of urban planning. Knowledge of the techniques of planning research and of the municipal, state and federal agencies and procedures involved in urban planning. Knowledge of subdivision and zoning regulations, procedures and practices. Knowledge of economics, municipal finances, sociology, historic preservation and environmental protection as they apply to urban planning. Knowledge of the principles and practices of the Geographic Information System (GIS) program. Knowledge of financial management of federal and state grants. Knowledge of the principles and practices of technical report writing. Ability to organize and perform technical research on subdivision and zoning related issues. Ability to utilize a computer to interpret and analyze technical and statistical information and to prepare technical, oral and written reports. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, officials, other agencies and the general public. Ability to present technical information clearly and in an interesting manner to various groups and the general public. Ability to supervise student workers. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.
 
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree in planning or a related field.
 
SUBSTITUTIONS
Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES
None.
 
OTHER JOB ASPECTS
None.
 
NOTE:
The work examples described in this specification are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from job performance requirements if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the job.