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CITY OF MILES CITY Planner In Training/ Grants Admin in MILES CITY, Montana

This is a full-time permanent position that will work Monday thru Friday 8am-5pm. The probationary wage is $2,882.70/hr. This position has an emphasis in training for the duties of the City Planner. Provides support for the various programs administered under the Public Works department including short and long-term planning, assure local compliance with zoning ordinances, receive zone change requests, land use management and annexation. This position performs the duties of program administration, technical services, grants administration, and program operations to all City departments.ESSENTIAL ACCOUNTABILITIES AND EXPECTED OUTCOMESPLANNER-IN-TRAINING1. Serves as planner-in-training, under the instruction and coordination of a Planning Professional, administering land use regulation through the Montana Subdivision and Platting Act (MSPA), local subdivision regulations and other land use regulations.2. Provides technical assistance and information to staff and the public in the administration of planning program areas and ordinances, including maps, charts or tables.3. Prepares staff reports and recommendations for special use permits and variances.4. Prepares and submits monthly reports to the City Council about current and future land use management activities.5. Prepares updates for the City Growth Policy, assists in annexation and public right-of-way vacation activities.6. Responds to requests for information from the public regarding infrastructure, planning, and funding programs.7. Provides technical and program information to the public regarding subdivision, Growth Policy and annexations.8. Responds to requests for information from the public regarding infrastructure, planning, and funding programs9. Provides required information to the Planning Board for review and recommendation10. Frequent contact with the general public, city, county state and federal officials, fellowPlanner-in-Training/Grant Administrator Page 2 of 4employees, contractors, business groups, special interest groups, non-profit groups, engineering firms, land developers, and financial institutions11. Obtain a proficiency in the desirable qualities in this position description to work independently as an entry level city planner for the City12. Provides administration of property leases for the City13. Obtain accredited training in land use regulations ? 20 hours a yearGRANTS ADMINISTRATION1. Preliminary research for sources of additional funding (grants, corporate giving, monetary donations, in-kind donations, etc.) requested by department directors to help offset the expense of providing essential services to the citizens of Miles City.2. Provides grant preparation and administration guidance for acquisition of funding, in conjunction with department directors.3. Provides technical assistance in the administration of additional funding once received by the city.4. Obtain training in grant administration and writing ? 8 hours a yearMINIMUM REQUIREMENTSHigh School Diploma or equivalentExperience: Read and interpret written material Communicate effectively orally and in writing Follow verbal and written instructions