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City Planner I

Company: Government Finance Officers of Connecticut
Location: New Britain
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

Represented by: Local 1303 AFSCME, Council 4,AFL-CIO Direct Reports (Y/N): N Department: Planning &Development Closing Date: Friday,September 3, 2021 (TOCREATE AN EMPLOYMENT LIST) POSITION OVERVIEW: Undersupervision, to perform increasingly responsible and difficult professionalplanning work related to the conduct of municipal planning functions includingbut not limited to zoning analysis, site plan review, subdivision review andduties related to zoning board of appeals, historic review application andupdating, maintaining and implementing the conservation and development plan; and to do related work asrequired. SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Worksunder the direction of the Director of Planning and Development and/or Planner II. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIALDUTIES:

  • Prepares and conducts surveys andwritten reports, compiles sociological, economic and geographic duties,prepares planning design and program solutions for complex problems.
  • Prepares graphic presentations ofstatistical and geographic data, performs the analysis of urban geography,zoning matters, community development and development planimplementations.
  • Assists the general publicregarding planning and zoning matters.
  • Prepares annual reports andcapital improvement program.
  • Reviews subdivision maps anddevelopment site plans for conformance with codes, plans and regulations.
  • Reviews and processes permits andapplications to the City Planning Commission, the Zoning Board of Appeals,the Zoning Committee of the Council Council, the Inland and WetlandsCommission and submits reports and recommendation as appropriate
  • Provides assistance to the CityPlanning Commission, the Zoning Board of Appeals, the Zoning Committee ofthe Council Council, the Inland and Wetlands Commission. NOTE: The above tasks and responsibilities areillustrative only.The description doesnot include every task or responsibility. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS ANDABILITIES:
    • Knowledge of the principles andpractices of city planning, knowledge of municipal government, familiaritywith the fundamentals of civil engineering and architecture,
    • Knowledge of computers and current software programapplicationsincluding but notlimited toGIS.
    • Ability to work independently,communicate effectively, understand and prepare complex written, visualand oral reports.
    • Must have ability to compile, analyzeand prepare graphic presentation of data and ability to make publicpresentations and to perform complex planning analysis and graphic work.
    • Connecticut driver's licensenecessary MINIMUMQUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Graduationfrom an accredited college with major work in city planning, AICP certificationplus two (2) years experience in a planning office, and/or the equivalent inexperience and training. PROBATIONARY PERIOD : The probationaryperiod for this position shall be twelve (12) months. RULE OF FIVE PLUSTHREE: When a vacancy exists for this position, the Appointing Authority is sent thefirst five names in rank on the certified Employment list plus the next threehighest DURATION OFEMPLOYMENT LIST: Acertified employment list shall be in effect for one year from the date of itsestablishment by the Civil Service Commission. Subsequent to the initialcertification of the employment list, no sooner than l0 months and no laterthan 11 months and 29 days from date of initial certification, the Commissionmay, upon the showing and finding of exigent or extenuating circumstances,extend the duration of the list when it is deemed to be in the best interest ofthe City. The City, or any individual, may request that consideration ofextension be placed on the Civil Service regular meeting agenda by notifyingthe Personnel Director no later than one calendar week prior to the monthlymeeting. The maximum period of time that a list shall remain in effect is twoyears from date of initial certification. PHYSICALDEMANDS: The physical demands described here arerepresentative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully performthe essential functions of this job. -Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals withdisability to perform the essential functions. -While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequentlyrequired to sit, talk and listen. Theemployee is required to walk and frequently use hands and fingers whenoperating computer and calculator, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/ormove up to 20 pounds. Specific visionabilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjustfocus. PHYSICAL EXAMINATION: Prior to beginningwork, the successful candidate must complete and qualify on a post offermedical examination and background check. REASONABLEACCOMMODATIONS: Allrequests for reasonable accommodations in the testing process must be made inwriting, no later than the closing date for applications. Documentation of thedisability for which the accommodation is being requested, and what specificaccommodation is being requested, must be received no later than the closingdeadline for applications. The candidate's failure to provide - documentationwhich satisfies the City's requirements by the timetable above will result inan inability to provide an accommodation in the testing process. However, thecandidate who meets the minimum qualifications for the position would still beeligible to compete with all other candidates in the standard testing process. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTFOR CITY OF NEW BRITAIN RESIDENTS : Proof of domicile shall be filed at thetime of filing the application.(Pleasesee form attached). Applications must beon file with the Civil Service Commission/Human Resources, Room 409, City Hall,no later than Friday, September 3, 2021 at 4:00 P.M. Application forms may be obtained at theoffice of the Civil Service Commission/Human Resources, Room 409, City Hall, 27West Main Street, New Britain, CT 06051. Tel.(860) 826-3404

Keywords: Government Finance Officers of Connecticut, New Britain , City Planner I, Other , New Britain, Connecticut

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