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Planner I

Company Name:
City of Cedar Falls
Job Title: Planner I
Category: Engineering Jobs
Status: Open
Salary: $53,770
Description:
The City of Cedar Falls Planning and Community Services division is seeking a Planner I. This position will perform a variety of professional level work such as providing information and assistance to developers, the general public, and outside agencies; review land use, sign and flood permits; write reports and make presentations to a variety of boards; attend meetings for and provide support to a variety of boards, commissions and City Council; complete administrative tasks supporting a variety of boards and commissions; create maps and perform analysis in GIS; acquire property for roadway projects, flood relocations, redevelopment or other purposes; and prepare grant applications for special projects. The position works under the direction of the Planning and Community Services Manager.
This position requires strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to work with various boards, commissions, departments and the general public. The successful candidate must be an effective public speaker and possess proven writing skills. A self-motivated, highly enthusiastic, and technically competent candidate is sought. An ability to complete multiple projects in a timely and effective manner is necessary. The position may require attendance at evening meetings and public hearings, as well as limited field work; therefore, the employee must be flexible in their scheduling.
Experience and education requirements include: 0-2 years of experience in urban, city or regional planning, code enforcement, economic development or closely related area. A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in planning, urban design, landscape architecture, economic/community development, public administration, code enforcement or closely related field.
Starting salary $53,770, based on qualifications and experience. Completion of a questionnaire and forwarding official transcripts will be required after a pool of qualified applicants is approved by the Civil Service Commission. Interviews will later follow with selected candidates after the Civil Service list is certified. Post-offer, pre-employment physical and drug screen will be required. For consideration, submit completed application form (from Cedar Falls City Hall or click the link at the top of this page), $10 Civil Service testing fee (to be refunded if not qualified for questionnaire testing), resume, references and cover letter with salary requirements to: City of Cedar Falls, Finance & Business Operations Dept., Attn: Planner I, 220 Clay Street, Cedar Falls, IA 50613. Deadline for all application materials and fee is October 13, 2014 at 4:30p.m.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Publication Date/Time:
9/19/2014 12:00 AM
Closing Date/Time:
10/13/2014 4:30 PM
Qualifications:
0-2 years of experience in urban, city or regional planning, code enforcement, economic development or closely related area. A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in planning, urban design, landscape architecture, economic/community development, public administration, code enforcement or closely related field.
Special Requirements:
Completion of a questionnaire and forwarding official transcripts will be required after a pool of qualified applicants is approved by the Civil Service Commission. Interviews will later follow with selected candidates after the Civil Service list

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