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City of Kenosha - Kenosha, WI

Type: Full Time
Posted: 05/09/2017
Deadline to apply: 05/19/2017
Payrate: $51,984 - $66,840/yr
Description:

Job Summary:

Under direction of the Deputy Director, assists in writing and revising the regulations which support and implement the City's Comprehensive Plan. The incumbent participates in the preparation of plans relating to land use, zoning and economic development. Duties include preparing recommendations for land use and zoning, prepares Zoning Ordinance amendments, and reviews site plans for conformance with City regulations. Additional responsibilities include planning and assistance for City owned properties impacted by environmental issues. Incumbent will undertake special studies and reports and perform other work as requested or assigned.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Collects and analyzes data from surveys; devises approaches for development;
  • Reviews building and site plans and plats; evaluates proposals to determine cost-benefit to City; researches records.
  • Prepares various regular and special reports, applications, environmental reviews; maintains accurate and up-to-date land use and zoning records.
  • Prepares Zoning Ordinance amendments; analyzes rezoning requests for City-wide and neighborhood impact; interprets zoning and development regulations.
  • Educates the general public on City planning, zoning and development regulations, rules and statutes; responds to citizen inquiries.
  • Works with consultants on preparation of plans.
  • Supports the monitoring, reporting and planning for City-owed properties impacted by environmental issues.
  • Provides professional assistance to the Historic Preservation Commission and administers the City's Historic Preservation Ordinance.
  • Prepares reports on various subjects including long-range neighborhood and ┬ácomprehensive land use and redevelopment plans and economic studies.
  • Prepare and review Zoning and General Code of Ordinances which support the implementation of the Downtown Strategic Development Plan.

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Urban Planning, Public Administration or closely related field;
  • One (1) year of comprehensive planning experience is highly desirable; or, an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • One (1) year of applied experience in historic preservation principles and programs is highly desired.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of urban, environmental and regional planning.
  • Knowledge of the laws, ordinances and codes relating to land use plans and development regulations.
  • Knowledge of computer technology and applicable software such as Geographical Information Systems.
  • Knowledge of modern research techniques and statistical methods.
  • Knowledge of brownfield and environmentally impacted site issues.
  • Knowledge of historic preservation principles, programs and requirements.
  • Ability to prepare and present oral and written reports based on research and special studies.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, officials, the public and other agencies.
  • Ability to read and understand plats, maps, blueprints and similar relevant documents.
  • Skill in the use of basic office equipment.
  • Ability to handle reasonably necessary stress.

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For more information: City of Kenosha Job Posting

 

 

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