Job Description

Overall Job Objective


Performs professional current and/or advanced planning work, including conducting planning studies; collects and presents data and prepares reports; provides information and advice to the public in person and over the telephone.

This examination will establish an Open Competitive and Promotional list to fill current and/or future vacancies that may occur within the next six (6) months or may be extended as needed by the Office of Human Resources.



Education and Experience: Bachelor's Degree with major course-work in city, regional, environmental, transportation or urban planning or related field AND two (2) years of full-time professional planning experience. Directly related experience in an area of planning that has provided the knowledge and skills required at this level may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis to a maximum of two years. An advanced degree in city, regional, or urban planning or other appropriate area is highly desirable.

Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application.  Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see attached resume" on your application.

Working Conditions: Attend meetings outside of normal working hours.

Licensing and Certification: Specified positions must possess a valid Nevada Class C Driver's License at time of appointment.

Background Investigation: Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation. Periodically after employment background investigations may be conducted.


Receives and processes applications for variances, rezoning, specific plan amendments, subdivision maps, annexations, use permits, and related zoning/planning and regulation items. Interprets, explains and enforces provisions of County codes, applicable laws and regulations, and other policies and standards to potential applicants and the public; answers telephone and counter inquiries regarding County and local governmental ordinances and requirements. Reviews construction plans and business license applications for conformity to codes and regulations; processes routine plans and applications, variances, use permits, and business licenses. Monitors status of development applications from acceptance to issuance of final permit. Conducts research studies and prepares reports and recommendations regarding land use, zoning, urban design, population trends, transportation, housing, air quality, redevelopment, emergency response, and other community service needs. Researches and reviews plans for ordinance regulations; provides specific information to engineers, architects, contractors, developers, property owners, etc. regarding codes, regulations and procedures in area of expertise. May be assigned to coordinate the planning activities for specific program(s). Uses computers and software programs for various technical planning projects and studies. Prepares a variety of written communications, including analytical reports, correspondence; directs the preparation of graphic materials. Makes field surveys and investigations related to planning and zoning projects or requests. Makes oral and graphic presentations or prepares materials for presentation to Boards and commissions and community groups; answers questions and provides information and assistance to the public in person, on the telephone and in writing. Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the unit's service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a work team. May provide work direction and instruction to technical or office support staff; may assist in instructing less experienced professional staff. Assists with the review and modification of the General Plan and site specific plans; assists with various grant-funded, redevelopment and other projects. Uses standard office equipment, including a computer, in the course of the work; specified positions may drive a motor vehicle to attend meetings and inspect property sites.


Mobility to work in a typical office setting, use standard office equipment, and to drive a motor vehicle in order to attend meetings and inspect development sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone. Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.

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