Planner I
Pueblo County, CO
Pueblo, CO
Planner I is the entry-level classification in the professional planning series. The Planner I performs a variety of routine and well defined professional planning duties.

Examples of Duties
Essential Job Functions

Assists the public by answering inquiries and providing information concerning land use regulations, policies and procedures.
Accepts, reviews and evaluates various land use applications; prepares and presents staff reports, including but not limited to power point presentations, analysis and recommendations.
Assists in the analysis and drafting or refinement of land use regulations and procedures.
Assists in the development and execution of methods to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of adopted regulations, procedures, plans, programs and strategies.
Assists with meetings involving the general public, special interest groups, County staff, County boards and commissions and any others as assigned.
Responds to requests for information from citizens, developers and others for a wide variety of inquiries including, but not limited to, County plans, policies, procedures, regulations and pending development and building permit applications.
Researches various planning projects that involve field studies, surveys and data analysis.
Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned including creation of maps, research of properties and associated land uses and typing of findings or correspondence as requested by other planning staff.
Performs Planner-On Call duties to assist the public and customers of the Department with completion, review and acceptance of zone district standard forms and application, subdivision laws, regulations and procedures; Issuance of zoning authorization for building permits to include plot plan for compliance.
Performs other duties as appropriate for performance of the job.

General Requirements

Fills in for other staff as necessary and/or required.
Attends meetings, classes, and trainings as required or requested by supervisor.
Encouraged to recommend changes to improve procedures that would result in efficiencies, cost savings and safety.
Communicates actively, clearly and regularly with supervisor and co-workers on all work-related topics.
Understands, observes and complies with all Governmental, Pueblo County and Departmental policies, procedures and protocols when performing job duties.
Possesses excellent oral and written skills to communicate effectively.
Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with Pueblo County employees from same or different departments/offices, entities and customers.
Effectively manages multiple projects at once.
Effectively deals with stressful situations.
Easily adapts to sudden and unexpected changes in work assignments.
Typical Qualifications
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Full Proficiency:
Ability to operate standard office equipment, including typewriters, computers, computer software, calculators, printers, copiers, scanners and facsimile machines.
Principles and practices of urban planning and development and land use regulations.
Applies basic site planning and architectural design principles.
Routine software and business applications including, but not limited to, geographic information systems, building and planning software, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software and databases.
Specific technical subject matter as to fulfill the job duties assigned to a given staff position, such as, land use planning, historic preservation, landscape architecture, natural resource ecology or site planning.
Learns laws underlying general plans, zoning and land divisions.
Correctly apply relevant laws, regulations, intergovernmental agreements, plans, policies and procedures.
Collects, analyzes data, develops routine plans and reports and makes recommendations.
Effectively and efficiently perform development review and/or long range planning functions.
Effectively respond to conflict situations and people in conflict.

Expert Proficiency:
Provides professional customer service to clients and public.
Accomplishes the assigned workload in a timely manner and meet established performance standards and objectives.
Reads and researches elected official office documents such as records, plats and maps.

Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Urban or Regional Planning or closely related field required.

Minimum of one year of professional experience in Urban or Regional Planning preferred.

Note: Any acceptable combination of education, training and experience that provides the above knowledges, skills and abilities may be substituted

Licenses and/or Certificates:
Valid driver's license at the time of application and a valid Colorado driver's license at time of hire required.

Special requirements
Must successfully pass background check.

Supplemental Information
Physical Demands/Work Environment

Occasionally (Less than 25% of the time)
Strength-Lifts, carries, push, pulls or otherwise moves objects up to 25 pounds.
Strength-Lifts, carries, push, pulls or otherwise moves objects from 25 to 50 pounds.
Strength -Lifts, carries, push, pulls or otherwise moves objects from 50 to 75 pounds.
Stooping-Bends body downward and forward. Requires use of lower extremities and back muscles.
Vehicles-Drives automobile and/or truck.

Frequently (25% to 50% of the time)

Regularly (50% to 100 % of the time)
Strength-Sits with brief periods of walking and/or standing.
Strength-Walks and/or stands with brief periods of sitting.
Climbing-Ascends or descends using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
Reaching-Extends hand(s) and arms(s) in any directions.
Handling-Seizes, holds, grasps, turns or otherwise works with hand(s).
Fingering-Picks, pinches, types or otherwise works primarily with fingers rather than the whole hand or arm as in handling.
Equipment Utilized-Office equipment such as computer, phone, fax, copiers, scanners, adding machine, etc.