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Title: SENIOR PLANNER
Job Requisition No.: 16-002
Starting Pay: $2,296.89 - $2,509.88 Bi-weekly
Specific duties of the job:
Specific duties of the job: Provides professional planning support for all Planning and Economic Development activities and work; Provides support and management of staff and casework associated with Planning Commission, Technical Review Committee, Zoning Board, Historic Commission, Redevelopment Authority, and Industrial Development Board. Responsible for management of long-range planning projects and implementation and current planning projects including applicant and resident coordination and report and agenda preparation; Provides oversight of required legal advertising, records and agendas; Provides attraction and retention support to Director for retail and industrial businesses and development and maintenance of marketing information; Supports Director in development agreements, analysis, and growth and annexation strategy. Prepares and provides oversight on preparation of agenda items, staff recommendations and agendas for all boards and committees, including development of agenda items to implement goals and objectives to posting updates for the public; Assists Director in formulating (re)zoning, master planning, Comprehensive Plan, and policy recommendations, including regular updates to the plans and reporting on plan implementation for the elected and appointed officials and public; Coordinates review of and reviews subdivision plats, site plans and other applications for submission to Planning Commission, Zoning Board, and Historic Commission in compliance with all city plans and regulations; Participates in and may manage Technical Review process and committee meetings; Works with applicants to resolve errors in submissions to the Technical Review Committee and to ensure conformity with the plans and regulations of the city; Assists Director in maintaining prospect list, recruitment activities, business calls (retention) plan and follow up activities; Manages the maintenance of current business listings and available properties databases, website updates, and marketing materials; Supervises Assistant Planner staff and monitors and directs their work; Keeps current with all planning, zoning and economic development projects and policies to support other planners or transition to other department functions; May perform responsibilities of the Director in her/his absence.
Skills candidate must have:
(Complete Job Description Includes More Qualifications) Strong team skills required, in support of team members and department goals; Ability to interpret and explain complex land use regulations such as Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Regulations, etc.; Ability to review subdivision plats and site plans for conformance to applicable law and ordinance; Knowledge of Federal, State and local law as it bears on the land use review process in Alabama municipalities; Ability to coordinate overall functioning of the municipal Planning Commission including interpretation of by-laws, rules of procedure, creation and approval of the Commission's permanent records, etc.; Strong project management, planning, organization and prioritization skills; Excellent writing and communication skills; Strong Technical Planning skills; Strong Planning and Urban Design skills; Knowledge of Planning and Zoning best practices; Knowledge of Historic Preservation best practices; Strong ordinances and regulations writing skills; Strong typing and computer skills, including use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, internet and department GIS/database software. Training, appraising, coaching, counseling, and disciplining personnel skills; Strong understanding of personnel policies and practices and ability to coach employees in these areas; Leadership and staff motivation skills; Skilled at gathering and evaluating input for decision-making; Adept at managing relationships between subordinates and personnel in other departments; Ability to manage scheduling and leave issues at workgroup level.
Education & Certification candidate must have:
Requires BA/BS or MA/MS/MCP/MURP in urban planning or related field.
Experience candidate must have:
Requires minimum of Three (3) years experience in a municipal or urban planning position; Must maintain a strong driving record for city-insurance purpose and record may be periodically checked by the City.
Strong background record required, due to public interaction and access to proprietary information, and public and personal property.
Physical requirements for this position:
Must be able to drive; Job may require occasional work on weekends, and requires flexibility to work additional hours when needed to complete projects and assignments; Working outside briefly in varying weather conditions; Frequent interruptions and evening meetings; Occasional appearances at neighborhood, trade, and civic organization meetings; Ability to communicate verbally and orally with public; Ability to work on computer for extended periods of time.
How to apply:
Applicants: Download City of Madison, Alabama Application at www.madisonal.gov. Mail Completed Application to the attention of Human Resources Dept. c/o Madison Municipal Complex - 100 Hughes Road, Madison, Alabama 35758 OR fax completed Application to 256-772-5643. Local Applicants may apply with the State of Alabama Employment Office, (2535 Sparkman Dr., Huntsville, AL 35810). Any submitted Resumes must accompany a completed Application to be considered for this position. City of Madison, Alabama offers an attractive benefit package with Retirement. Applications Received in City Hall from Mon., Nov. 9, 2015 until Final Screening Begins.
The City of Madison is an equal opportunity employer.
Information Technology Director
The City of Ozark is now taking applications for an Information Technology Director.
The employee must be able to design, configure, install and maintain a Local Area Network (LAN) and a Wide Area Network (WAN) to include pulling and terminating the CAT6E. The employee will provide detailed technical knowledge and experience in networking technologies. The employee must have experience in System Administration experience for Microsoft Server 2008 and Microsoft server 2012 in a multiple server/ domain environment. Install, manage and maintain layer 2 and layer 3 switches, routers and firewalls. Manage and program a Nortel BCM 400 phone switch using a computer interface. Manage and program a Compass Security system for access control and separate building wide camera system. Manage the City Owned Communications Building. Manage and maintain a video/voice combiner over a CAT5 distribution system. Troubleshoot, isolate faults and repair computer hardware. Oversee the use of multiple departmental P25 communications. Manage city contracts with vendors providing cop iers, printers, multifunction machines, broadband, phone service etc. Maintain broadband internet technologies. Ensure the daily functioning and use of one hundred and twenty plus computers at twelve separate locations throughout the City of Ozark. Construct, submit and execute a yearly IT budget. Maintain five separate backup solutions. Maintain a cloud antivirus solution. Maintain mobile phone accounts for all city departments. Transport and setup a portable sound system as needed for events. Setup and maintain a video conference system. Install portable projectors on and off site as needed. Maintain and deploy a Cisco 8 line voice system and smartboard for the city emergency operations center. Manage email accounts. Establish VPN connections for mobile traffic etc.
A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited 4 year college or university in Computer Science, IT or related Field.
A minimum of 5 years of managerial and technical experience.
Any combination of education and experience that meets the qualifications as identified will be considered.
A complete Job Description is available at the City Clerk's Office located at City Hall.
Closing Date November 30, 2015
Salary Based on Experience
Equal Opportunity Employer