CITY OF BILLINGS PLANNER I in BILLINGS, Montana
The City of Billings is seeking a Planner I to perform a variety of duties including responsibility for assistance with current, long range and transportation planning activities, including subdivision review and processing, building plan review, zoning permit, zone change, special review, and variance review and processing. The position participates as a member of special staff working groups on current planning, long range planning, and transportation planning projects. This position also meets with community and civic groups and makes presentations to governing boards.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: - Provides general customer service regarding planning requests. - Responds to customer inquiries regarding codes, laws and ordinances. - Responds to questions, complaints and inquiries. - Follows up with customers regarding required information. - Forwards questions or concerns to appropriate staff. - Participates in customer service counter coverage as a primary duty. - Receives and processes land use applications, inquiries. - Performs site inspections. - Makes presentations to advisory boards and governing bodies. - Reviews various other permit requests. - Notifies appropriate personnel and the customers when the application process is complete. - Ensures the application complies with appropriate rules and regulations. - Coordinates activities with other City and County departments and divisions. - Maintains files and records. - Inputs and retrieves a variety of information using GIS, Innoprise, and internet sources. - Researches, compiles and distributes information. - Participates in public meetings. - Information gathering may require data gathering and analysis. - Prepares and presents recommendations to advisory boards and governing bodies. - Researches and compiles information and data as requested.
Required Qualifications and Skills: - Four (4) year degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in geography, urban/rural planning or a related field; - One (1) year of related work experience in government or private sector planning; OR - Four (4) years\' experience in government or private sector planning.
Salary Range: \$28.5483 - \$38.2297 per hour. Salary reflects Step 1 and Step 7 of a 7-step pay range. Salary at hiring will be dependent upon the applicant\'s education, experience, and training.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. These hours may vary based on operational needs. Upon successful evaluation after 6 months of employment an alternative work schedule will be offered to employee which includes one remote day per week and every other Friday off.
Equal opportunity employer.