City of Odessa
  • Odessa, TX, USA
  • 23.17
  • Hourly
  • Full-Time

Medical, Dental, Vision & Life Insurance, Paid Holidays, Paid Time Off, Retirement, Free Health Clinic, Free 24/7 Gym, Longevity Pay, Credit Union, Incentive/Skills Pay, Tuition Reimbursement Program, Military Leave, Deferred Compensation, Workers' Compensation

Department: Planning Reports to: Director of Development

Summary: Under basic supervision, performs work of technical difficulty in professional municipal planning for the Planning Services Department (PSD); reviews planning project proposals, and verifies project plans are in compliance with state and federal regulations, and City Comprehensive Plan, policies, and procedures.

Essential Functions: Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provides technical planning services to achieve structured and organized growth and development in the City; reviews development plan proposals, and verifies compliance with state and federal regulations, and City codes, policies, and procedures.
  • Prepares planning project evaluations, recommendations, and staff reports for the Planning and Zoning Commission and Zoning Board of Adjustment.
  • Reviews and evaluates residential development plans, proposals, plats, site plans, planning and zoning changes, variance requests, and technical documents; verifies compliance with regional standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Answers inquiries and assists citizens, developers, and other agencies with planning, zoning, and permit review issues, and other City standards and regulations; provides information and recommendations within scope of authority.
  • Conducts field studies and surveys to collect original research data for PSD projects, and compiles data.
  • Coordinates issues with other departments, community groups and regional agencies; interprets and explains City codes, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Supports the departmental operations regular and timely attendance.
  • Supports the relationship between the City of Odessa and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed above; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education, Training and Experience Guidelines: Bachelor's Degree in Urban Planning, Engineering, Business or Public Administration; AND one year of technical experience in urban planning projects

Knowledge of:

  • State and federal regulations governing planning, zoning, municipal services, and urban development.
  • Principles, practices, and procedures of urban planning, community development, land use, and zoning,
  • City land use and development regulations, and zoning and building codes.
  • Principles of Information Technology, including ESRI Geographic Information Systems.
  • Local community issues and regional community resources available to citizens.

Skill in:

  • Researching and evaluating community planning projects.
  • Interpreting and applying federal and state rules and regulations, and City policies and procedures.
  • Checking designs, details, estimates, plans, and specifications of development plans.
  • Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with City employees, elected officials, regional community development agencies, advocate groups, and the general public.
  • Operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of business and specialized software.
  • Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.

License and certification requirements: A valid Texas State Driver's License is required.

Physical demands and working environment: Work is performed in a standard office environment.

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