Salt Lake City


    Requisition ID
    Minimum Salary
    USD $20.31/Hr.
    Maximum Salary
    USD $30.29/Hr.
    Post End Date
    US-UT-Salt Lake City
  • Overview

    This position may be filled as a Development Review Planner I (Grade 21) or II (Grade 25) depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate. 

    Under the general guidance of the a Building Services Manager or Development Review Supervisor, directs the coordination and tracking of development requests and ensures compliance with the City’s zoning and related site development ordinances.

    This position requires extensive research skills and well-developed verbal and written communication skills required for more complex interactions with building permit applicants, other City departments’ staff and the general public.


    • Plans, coordinates and participates in review, data preparation and tracking of building permit applications, licenses, and other current planning and development projects. Ensures accuracy, completeness and compliance of all processes in a timely and consistent manner.
    • Works with other team members and respective agencies to ensure prompt response to permit applications. Takes appropriate action to resolve inordinate delays in review processes.
    • Reviews and examines basic to intricate plans and specifications of developments for compliance with city zoning, site development, subdivision, sign and other related ordinances.
    • Attends planning and development review project meetings and answers questions or explains zoning/development code proposals to contractors, architects, developers, and city and community council groups.
    • Consults with other development review staff and other city employees on zoning review issues.
    • Reviews and tracks requests for legalization of excess residential units in existing structures and ensures that findings are conveyed to Business Licensing section and Building Services Civil Enforcement Division.
    • Responds to public requests over the phone and at the counter as well as provide direct information to customers regarding appropriate City and zoning ordinances and permit applications. Assists to maintain counter and phone coverage.
    • Reviews and approves applications for Home Occupation Licenses to ensure zoning ordinance compliance.
    • Performs other related duties as required.


    • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning or a closely related field, and one (1) year paid, intern or professional experience in urban planning, long range or current planning; OR an equivalent combination of education and full time, paid professional urban planning experience substituted on a year for year basis. Specialized planners may require specific, specialized experience.
    • Ability to read and accurately interpret development plans and specifications and compare with actual site. Ability to perform geometric and algebraic computations required to determine areas, lengths, angles, slope percentages, etc. as depicted on plans and detailed in zoning standards.
    • Knowledge of the principles and practices of urban planning, building construction, site development and zoning ordinances.
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with individuals from diverse organizations and backgrounds.
    • Proficiency with computers and computer software used to collect and tabulate data.
    • Use of personal or city vehicle to perform various site reviews will require a valid driver’s license or driving privilege card.
    • Demonstrated ability to work with initiative, reliability and appreciation of team member contributions.




    • Understanding of current International Building/Residential Code and building construction zoning practices.
    • Membership in the American Planning Association and/or ICC certification as a Plans Examiner.


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