Sr Planner, City

  • Full Time
  • Fort Collins
  • Apr 26, 2021

Website City of Fort Collins

Job Summary
The Senior City Planner provides leadership and expertise in current planning, long-range planning, and plan implementation for the Community Development & Neighborhood Services Department. This position is assigned the most complex and high-profile development projects, leads major planning/policy initiatives, serves as a subject matter expert on interdisciplinary teams, and is responsible for supervising and providing strategic guidance to a team of city planners.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Set planning strategy and philosophy in partnership with Department and City leadership
Analyzes data on economic, social, and physical factors affecting land use, and prepares or requisitions graphic and narrative reports on data.
Delivers presentations and reports to members of the public, developers, City boards and commissions, committees, and the City Council.
Schedules and facilitates meetings with applicants, consultants, community members and others as necessary.
Recommends governmental measures affecting land use, public utilities, community facilities, historic preservation, housing and transportation to control and guide community development and renewal.
Manages projects by reviewing development applications for compliance with City regulations and coordinates additional review by other departments and/or agencies which includes logistical and technical support.
Fairly and consistently apply direction from the Land Use Code, City Plan, subarea plans, and other adopted policies.
Directs planning activities with committees, City Boards and Commissions, the City Council, developers, the public, and others regarding city policies and procedures and social, economic, employment, housing, and land use data. May serve as liaison to Zoning Board of Appeals, Planning and Zoning Board, Affordable Housing Board and Landmark Preservation Commission.
Provides oversight and guidance of the work done by other staff and oversees special programs within the department.
Leads projects and is responsible for final product timelines.
Prepares staff reports, plans, policies and summaries for management, boards and commission, and City Council consideration.
Assists in policy formation and code changes.
Provides public information regarding development proposals, policies, regulations and City projects.
Partners with federal, state and local authorities, civic leaders, social scientists, land planning and development specialists and community partners to devise and recommend arrangements of land and physical facilities for residential, commercial, industrial, and community uses.
Prepares plans, strategies, and policies for adoption by the City Council.
Responsible for researching existing conditions and industry best practices. May compile and analyze data on historical, economic, environmental, social, and physical factors affecting resources and prepare or requisitions graphic and narrative reports on data.

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