Provides technical support for comprehensive planning and land use permitting activities. Develops and implements planning studies, reports and recommendations pertaining to land use and environmental impact. Conducts land use permitting functions and processes amendments to city land use codes. May conduct annexation studies and assist annexation initiatives.
Representative Essential Duties and Responsibilities
(Note this list is intended only to illustrate the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements does not exclude them from the position.)
Coordinates processing of land use applications and preparation of planning studies and reports with other city departments, including public works, parks, fire, police, and federal, state and other local agencies as required.
Prepares planning reports including recommendations and supporting data for approval and submission to Design Review Board, Hearing Examiner, Planning Commission and City Council.
Designs, prepares and delivers public presentations to the Planning Commission, City Council, Land Use Hearing Examiner, Design Review Board, and other committees regarding specific projects and staff findings and recommendations.
Conducts technical research studies and prepares statistical reports and recommendations for drafting or revising local legislation and plans, projecting trends, monitoring socioeconomic changes, or informing the public.
Provides information to property owners, investors, real estate developers and other interested parties pertaining to land use applications, ordinances, codes and related planning information.
Collects, interprets, and prepares reports and recommendations on court decisions affecting city planning.
Attends city, federal, state, and local area planning meetings relative to planning assignments to review and coordinate development and planning activities.
Prepares graphics and maps for written reports and presentations; maintains rezone map files.
Prepares plans and implementing measures in response to federal and state land use and environmental laws such as the Growth Management Act, Shoreline Management Act, Environmental Protection Act, and Endangered Species Act.
Conducts land use and fiscal analyses and assists annexation of urban growth areas.
May be assigned to both current and long-range planning projects.
Establishes and maintains cooperative, effective, and productive working relationships using tact, patience, and courtesy.
Effectively plans and organizes work and complete tasks within prescribed timeframes.
Regular attendance is an essential requirement
Performs related work as assigned and/or required
Qualifying Education and Experience (Minimum Requirements)
Bachelor of Arts degree in planning or a related field such as environmental studies, or any combination of experience and education which provides the applicant with desired skills, knowledge and ability required to perform the job. A planning degree from an institution accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board is preferred.
Valid Washington State driver's license.
- Principles practices, regulations, and techniques in the field of municipal land use planning.
- State planning statutes and general familiarity with legal foundations of planning.
- Research methods and ability to compile and analyze original data.
- Basic knowledge of economics, finance, and sociology as applied to city planning, zoning, code enforcement, and community development. Basic knowledge of cartography, graphic design and the use of Geographic Information Systems.
Skills & Ability to:
- Utilize verbal, written and graphic skills to communicate information and advice effectively to a wide variety of people and officials.
- Interpret plans and administer ordinances and regulations firmly, tactfully and impartially while maintaining a positive relationship with the public and coworkers.
- Write clear and concise reports and plans and communicate verbally with a clear, confident, professional style.
- Organize and participate in public involvement processes and to communicate ideas to the public effectively.
- Establish and maintain effective working relations with public officials, planning staff, the development community and citizens.
- Utilize personal computers, word processing, spreadsheet, and database software.
Examination Process and Required Documents
Applicants can apply on-line at http://www.BremertonWA.gov/169/Current-Jobs, or application packets may be obtained from the Human Resources Department, Cobweb, or by calling (360) 473-5348. First Review of Applications - September 24
Required Application Materials: City application and personal rsum are required. Incomplete application packets will not be considered. Required application materials must be returned to the Human Resources Office by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. The City of Bremerton is NOT responsible for errors of any kind with faxed or e-mailed application packets. Original signature is required on paper application forms. It is the responsibility of the applicant to carefully list all pertinent experience and training.
Appraisal of Experience and Education/Training: At this initial review, application packets may be evaluated entirely on the basis of information you provided in the completed City application form. Applicants should include all relevant information on the City application. Applicants education, training, and experience will be assessed. The passing score is 70%. The top qualifying candidates will be invited to participate further in the examination process. Meeting or exceeding qualifications does not guarantee the applicant will be invited to participate in the oral examination process.
Oral Examination: A panel will evaluate the applicants training, experience, and ability to perform the job.
Placement on the eligibility list is determined by weighted examination scores as follows:
Appraisal of application packet regarding Experience and Education/Training -
Passing Score 70% - Weight 40%
Oral Examination - Passing Score 70% - Weight 60%
Applicants must achieve a score of 70% or better on each portion of the exam in order to be placed on the hiring list.
Employee Preference: Regular City employees applying for and passing an Open Examination will have seven point five (7.5) percent of their PASSING score added to establish their final score.
Veteran's Preference: Veterans, who have passed an examination, shall be entitled to preference pursuant to Chapter 41.04 RCW.
NOTE TO APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES: Applicants with disabilities who will need special accommodation for examination must advise Human Resources no later than one (1) week prior to the scheduled examination so that appropriate arrangements can be made. (360) 473-5348.
LEGAL and REGULATORY EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS
Fair Labor Standards Act: The classification is non-exempt under the laws of Fair Labor Standards Act minimum wage and overtime provisions.
Representation: The classification is included in the bargaining unit pursuant to the Recognition Article of the current labor agreement between the City of Bremerton and the Teamsters Local 589.
Civil Service: The classification is excluded from the City's Civil Service System.
Appointment and Removal Authority: The position is filled by appointment by the Department Head. Removal is by action of the Department Head in conformance with Human Resources Policies.
This classification specification does not constitute an employment agreement between the City and employee. It is subject to change by the City, with the approval of Human Resources, as the needs of the City and requirements change.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
It is the policy of the City of Bremerton to offer equal employment opportunity to all individuals. The City of Bremerton will administer all actions with respect to employment practices in compliance with federal, state and local laws, and will not discriminate in any employment practice on the basis of age (40+), sex, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity, marital status, military status, or the presence of any physical, mental or sensory disability.
The City of Bremerton does not discriminate on the basis of disability in programs and activities, which it operates pursuant to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and ADA Amendments Act. This policy extends to both employment and admission to participation in the programs, services and activities of the City of Bremerton. Reasonable accommodation for employees or applicants for employment will be provided.
The City of Bremerton is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce.