Comm Dev & Neighborhood Svcs
281 OFFICE BLDG
Classified (Non-CBU) View Classifications & Benefits
ANNUAL SALARY RANGE:
$52,190.00 - 86,984.00 (Salaries are paid biweekly)
Application deadline is 3:00 p.m. MT on 2/7/2020.
You will receive an email acknowledgment when you have successfully submitted an application. Your completed application will be forwarded to the hiring manager. You will be notified if you are selected for further testing or interviews. Please keep your contact information up-to-date. The status of your application will be updated in your applicant profile. Post-offer background check required.
Located against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and home to Colorado State University (CSU), the City of Fort Collins offers a diverse culture, educated and engaged citizens, outdoor recreation, bicycles, breweries, historic charm, and a thriving economy. Throughout the year, live music and entertainment, as well as great local dining, can be found throughout the historic downtown area. Fort Collins offers the convenience of a small town with all the amenities of a larger city.
The City’s long list of acknowledgements includes:
Outstanding Achievement in Local Government Innovation Award:
Alliance for Innovation-April 2018
No 14 Best Place to Live:
C40 Cities, Cities4Action Winner:
Bloomberg Philanthropy-Dec 2017
The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award-November 2017
5th Best Performing City:
Milken Institute-Jan 2017
No. 1 Stable and Growing Housing Market:
No. 1 City in America for Cycling:
11th Happiest City in America:
Yahoo! Finance - March 2017
Top 100 Best Cities to Start a Family:
LendEDU - Feb 2017
No. 9 Top 150 Cities for Millennials Report:
Millennial Personal Finance - Feb 2017
Peak Award for Performance Excellence:
Rocky Mountain Performance Excellence-2014
Why Work For the City of Fort Collins?
- Medical, dental, vision (for self, spouse, children) – eligible on the 1st of the month following date of hire
- Paid vacation, paid holidays, and sick days
- Retirement + company matching – after 6 month probation period and immediate vesting
- Flexible spending: Medical expenses FSA, dependent FSA or both
- Employee Assistance Program: counselling, legal, financial assistance
- Life insurance, short-term and long term disability
- Wellness program, workout facilities
- Employee/family Onsite Health Clinic
- Personal & professional learning opportunities including supervisory and leadership development; plus career mobility
- Collaborative work environment
Reviews development proposals and conducts inspections of development sites to ensure adherence of local, state and federal environmental protection standards. Assists in the development and implementation of new environmental policies and regulations.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The following duties and responsibilities
are illustrative of the primary functions of this position and are not intended to be all inclusive.
Participates in the City’s development review process to ensure natural resources are adequately conserved and managed on development sites as required by the Land Use Code.
Conducts site visits and participates in meetings to assess environmental conditions, identify potential environmental concerns, and develop recommendations for environmental protection.
Works with staff from other City departments and outside agencies to assess environmental impacts and develop solutions for achieving environmental protection objectives in association with new development and City projects.
Performs ongoing site visits, site inspections, enforcement actions and coordination with property owners to implement environmental protection policies (i.e. mitigation, plant establishment, weed management) on sites that have completed the development review process.
Coordinates additional review of development proposals by other departments and/or agencies.
Attends evening neighborhood meetings, open houses, hearings, and other public forums regarding development proposals, capital projects, or other city projects.
Seeks opportunities to improve processes for development review, site inspections and enforcement, management of securities, documentation and tracking.
Schedules and facilitates meetings with applicants, consultants, citizens and others.
Coordinates, leads and serves on task forces and teams related to natural resource protection, conservation and management.
Delivers presentations and reports to citizens, developers, committees, City boards and commissions, and the City Council on natural resource conservation and management recommendations.
Assists in policy formation and code changes.
May oversee and direct the work of temporary employees and volunteers.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
QUALIFICATIONS The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the necessary functions of this position.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of fundamentals of ecology and natural resource management.
Ability to clearly and concisely communicate orally and in writing the relationship between development projects and natural resource impacts to a variety of technical and non-technical audiences.
Ability to problem solve and exercise judgement with some supervision.
Skills in negotiating and mediating disagreements.
Strong collaboration skills, including the ability to identify and build key partnerships with customers, City employees, outside agencies and organizations.
Knowledge of local, regional and national natural resource issues, protection laws and regulations.
Knowledge of practices and principles of project management.
Ability to develop maps, graphics, tables and other visual materials in support of natural resource planning, conservation and management.
Ability deliver effective presentations to groups of varying size and interests.
Experience preparing and reviewing environmental reports and assessments.
Ability to use development management system, Arcview, word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software.
Ability to attend meetings and perform other duties on evenings and weekends.
May represent the department, service area, and City at meetings and conferences.
Environmental impact analysis skills and experience.
Experience reviewing site, landscape, photometric and utility plans.
Knowledge of development review process.
Familiarity with local native and non-native plants, including identification of noxious weed species.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree in biology, natural resources management, ecology, wildlife management, botany, environmental planning, or related field from an accredited college or university; minimum three years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures or governmental regulations. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, boards and commissions, City Council and the general public. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical, oral, written or diagrammatic form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS Valid driver's license.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit stand and walk, at times on rough terrain. The employee is also required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee would encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.
Normal office environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The City of Fort Collins will make reasonable accommodations for access to City services, programs and activities and will make special communication arrangements for persons with disabilities. Please call (970) 221-6535 for assistance.
Notice Regarding Medical and/or Recreational Marijuana Use:
Because the possession and use of marijuana,
whether for medical use or otherwise, constitutes a federal offense and because the City is a drug free workplace, the City will not accommodate the medical
use of marijuana and enforces written policy prohibiting working for the City while marijuana is in the body. The fact that state law recognizes medical marijuana as a prescribed, or otherwise permitted, medication does not alter or otherwise change this policy. The City of Fort Collins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for positions for which they have applied without regard to gender (regardless of gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age 40 years or older, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy or other characteristics protected by law. For the purpose of this City policy “sexual orientation” means a person’s actual or perceived orientation toward heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality.
BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIRED.
Some information in your application may be public information under the Colorado Open Records Act.