Under the direction of the Chief Planner, performs professional planning functions as outlined through the county's codes and ordinances, regulations, policies and procedures.
III. ADDITIONAL DUTIES
Other related duties and special projects may be assigned.
A. Education. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in City and Regional Planning, Geography, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Government, Public Administration, or related field.
B. Experience. Two (2) years experience in the area of public planning, zoning or similar capacity.
C. Education/Experience substitution. In accordance with county policy.
D. Licenses/Certifications. Have a valid NM or TX driver’s license or ability to obtain one. Certification from the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) or working towards professional certification desired.
E. Other (e.g., post-offer medical exam, polygraph, background check, driver’s license record, etc.). Must pass background and maintain an acceptable driving record.
KNOWLEDGE , SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED BY THE POSIITON
Knowledge: Principles of land use planning, State statutes and county codes and ordinances pertaining to zoning, land use and subdivisions; business English, spelling, grammar, punctuation and basic arithmetic; statistical applications used in regional planning modeling; transportation system analysis; land use concepts, urban development, demography, social services or other specialized fields related to planning; and knowledge of computer software used in planning, drafting and mapping such as ArcView.
Skills: Analyze data, evaluate alternatives and make logical recommendations, develop and compose comprehensive reports, research zoning problems, maintain accurate files and interrelated technical records, make public presentations; use a computer and the appropriate software to include typing and word processing, database processing, and spreadsheets; sets priorities, involves competing demands, performing and organizing assigned and multi-tasks; communicate effectively, in oral or written form; and establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with others.
Abilities: Work with culturally diverse population; communicate effectively; establish and maintain effective working relationships; work independently, and use considerable judgment in various situations and to take appropriate action while recognizing when it is necessary to refer to management. Work is performed with considerable latitude for independent judgment and action within the scope of work and agency programs and policies. Ability to coordinate and collaborate with other disciplines; must be able to work with others as part of a team. Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships. Possess ability to manage and work on multiple projects, priorities and meet deadlines. Must possess versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work with constantly changing priorities. Organize and prioritize multiple tasks. Ability to work on complex projects with general direction and minimal guidance. Ability to coordinate activities between multiple departments, disciplines, federal and state programs, and agencies. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, consultants, government representatives and all those doing business with Doña Ana County. Ability to adapt to a variety of situations and people at all levels. Must carry a positive attitude and outlook. Ability and willingness to work outside of normal working hours; evenings, early mornings, and/or weekends may be required to meet the needs of certain projects.