Salt Lake City

  • SENIOR DEVELOPMENT REVIEW PLANNER

    Requisition ID
    2018-3631
    Department
    COMMUNITY AND NEIGHBORHOODS
    Minimum Salary
    USD $24.18/Hr.
    Maximum Salary
    USD $32.99/Hr.
    Post End Date
    6/30/2018
    Location
    US-UT-Salt Lake City
  • Overview

    Reporting to a Development Review Supervisor, incumbent provides professional oversight and coordination of processes involved with construction plan review and for compliance with Salt Lake City's zoning and development ordinances. Provides direct assistance to the Development Review Supervisor in ensuring all developments and subsequent permit process are done in a timely, efficient and accurate manner.

     

    This position requires a high level of problem solving and expertise in the City's Development Review processes and will serve as the section's lead person in the absence of the Development Review Supervisor.

    Responsibilities

    • Plans, coordinates, oversees and participates in review, data preparation and tracking of building permit applications, construction document review, applications and other current planning and development projects. Ensures that projects are accurate, complete, and in compliance in a timely and consistent manner.
    • Serves as senior level development review expert to other section employees. Provides training to new and current Development Review staff on section policies, procedures, review and application processes, and computer/software applications relevant to office operations.
    • Serves as the primary chair to Development Review Team (DRT). Monitors and maintains operational efficiency and effectiveness of DRT. Makes recommendations to the Development Review Supervisor and program Manager regarding changes to DRT operations or process.
    • Ensures adequate counter and phone coverage to meet customer demands and questions regarding complex plans, applications, and development compliance with zoning, site development, building code, subdivision, signing and related ordinances.
    • Reviews and examines complex plans and specifications of developments for compliance with city zoning, site development, subdivision, sign and other related ordinances.
    • Initiates development reviews and interprets the zoning ordinance and action policies concerning complex issues with development proposals currently under review.   Coordinates with the Planning Division’s internal interpretation meetings to assure consistent implementation of unclear or complex ordinance regulations.
    • Responds to requests over the phone, in writing and at the counter regarding zoning and other city ordinances pertaining to permit applications or code compliance.
    • Provides recommendations to developers, contractors, builders, property owners, architects, city construction inspectors and housing/zoning enforcement officers and other city personnel regarding alternative methods to correct cited violations or inadequacies found in proposed development plans.
    • Performs other related duties as required.

    Qualifications

    • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in Planning or a closely related field and six years full time, paid professional experience participating or overseeing a similar urban development review process. Experience must include building construction/site development/zoning enforcement work, one year of which must have been in a lead capacity, coaching and counseling a staff of technical experts. Education and experience may be substituted one for the other on a year-for-year basis but must include a minimum four years’ experience in overseeing a similar urban development review process, and one year in a lead capacity, coaching and counseling a staff of technical experts.
    • Ability to read and accurately interpret development plans and specifications of varying complexity and compare with actual site. Ability to perform complex geometric and algebraic computations in order to determine areas, lengths, angles, sloping percentages, etc. as depicted on plans and detailing in zoning standards.
    • 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, review, and tabulate data. Ability to train staff in the use and utility of various software programs.
    • Use of personal or city vehicle to perform various site reviews will require possession of a valid driver's license or driving privilege card.
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently with initiative, reliability and appreciation of team member contributions, with the ability to supervise others in the Development Review staff on an as needed basis.

     

    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

     

    • Membership in the American Planning Association and AICP certification.
    • Certification as a Plans Examiner by the ICC or other nationally recognized certifying body.
    • Understanding of current International Building/Residential Code and building construction zoning practices.

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