Planning and Development Planner II

City of Cheyenne

Cheyenne, WY United States

GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION                                                                                                  

Perform moderate/medium-level professional level work in the field of current and/or long-range planning; provide information and assistance to developers, the business community and the public on planning, zoning, subdivisions, annexations, and development-related matters as well as on historic preservation, transportation and infrastructure planning and related matters. This position is more experienced and skilled than the entry-level Planner I.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES                                                                              

  • Reviews development applications for compliance with the Comprehensive Plan (Plan Cheyenne), and other relevant City and regional plans; meets with applicants; schedules hearings for applications; prepares staff reports; and provides technical and professional recommendations to Planning Commission, and City Council.
  • Performs complex and specialized professional planning activities; uses professional knowledge of planning and growth management theory, public policy, and land use law to complete and manage projects and development issues.
  • Serves as liaison and performs all necessary functions in support of boards, commissions, and committees, including the Planning Commission, Board of Adjustment, Historic Preservation Board, Urban Renewal Authority, and Brownfield Revolving Loan Committee
  • Participates in the work of staff responsible for providing long-range planning and development services, including management of planning programs and/or development projects, public communication, and review of development proposal and actions for consistency with the City’s Unified Development Code (UDC), Comprehensive Plan (Plan Cheyenne), and other relevant City and regional plans.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of the UDC as used for implementing the Comprehensive Plan goals, and develops updates as needed based on planning and development trends; administers the update/change process; researches and interprets laws, regulations, court decisions, general information regarding department planning and development activities and identifies needed changes and updates.
  • Researches and writes technical reports on development review, planning, and/or special projects as assigned, coordinates comments and reviews of other Agencies; prepares and seeks review of reports and staff reports pertaining to planning, zoning or development applications; presents reports to the Planning Commission, Board of Adjustment, and/or City Council, as required.
  • Researches and contributes to the writing of planning and zoning regulations, plan documents, subdivision regulations, ordinances, and/or other City codes; assists in the identification of needed changes and updates; researches and prepares changes to regulations and, with guidance from management, circulates these to affected staff members and attorneys for comment; and ensures accuracy of materials as required.
  • Prepares reports, evaluate proposals for compliance with UDC, Plan Cheyenne, and other relevant adopted City and regional plans.  Communicates those actions effectively to management, Applicants, Plan stakeholders, Boards, Planning Commission, and City Council, and other Boards and Committees as appropriate.
  • Works beyond the assigned work schedule, as required, to complete assigned work and/or to participate in Planning Commission, Board of Adjustment, City Council and/or community meetings, which are typically held after normal work hours; and represents the Department in a variety of local, county, state and other meetings associated with assigned work tasks.
  • Assigns work to professional staff and ensures appropriate training is provided.
  • Supervises Planner Is and interns as assigned by the Senior Planner.

SECONDARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES                                                                                                               

  • Responds to public inquiries in a courteous manner; provide information with the area of assignments; resolve complaints in an efficient and timely manner.
  • With limited guidance from supervisor(s), responds to public or other inquiries relative to planning, development, zoning regulations, and ordinances.
  • With guidance from supervisor(s), prepares proposed City resolutions and ordinances; ensures the appropriate review of City resolutions and ordinances with the City Attorney’s office and other affected staff; and ensures that publication deadlines and appropriate public hearing requirements are met for adoption of resolutions and ordinances.
  • Works with other City staff, as required, when reviewing permit applications and/or researching and preparing technical reports and revisions of City codes and regulations.
  • Monitors program compliance with laws, rules and regulations related to planning, development and related services; maintains awareness of new developments in the field of planning and development; incorporates new ideas and concepts as appropriate into programs and customer service delivery approaches and systems; and attends conferences, webinars and other training meetings to keep abreast of current trends in the profession; maintains records and develops reports concerning projects; maintains records for planning activities; maintains and archives reports and documents; and prepares statistical reports as needed.
  • Conducts site visits, sometimes in inclement weather, regarding Department-related applications, plans, and projects.
  • Delivers work products and services to team members, managers, and customers in a timely-fashion and within the work schedule.
  • Develops and implements civic engagement tools and programs. 
  • With guidance from supervisors, serves as project manager for moderately complex planning programs, plan implementation projects and/or development applications.
  • Utilizes and maintains the department’s permit software for development applications and approvals and keeps property files updated with pertinent development review paperwork.

Long Range Planning

  • Serves as clerk to the Historic Preservation Board, Urban Renewal Authority, Brownfield Revolving Loan Committee and manages related funds.
  • Manages consultants, develops Requests for Proposals/Qualifications, coordinates consultant selection, oversees contracts and scopes of work, and responsible for administration of contract budgets.
  • Develops community outreach and participation efforts for long-range planning efforts; prepares and completes special projects, including researching regulatory approaches by other communities, locating technical ordinance language, reviewing federal and state environmental impact statements.
  • Prepares grant applications for Department projects and administers grants as assigned/necessary.
  • Manages development-related aspects of the City’s permit tracking system, creates modules related to the Planning and Development Department and departments as assigned; trains employees and users to use the system; and evaluates system for needed changes and efficiency upgrades.
  • Maintains the department's database and graphic information system (GIS) for planning-related projects as assigned; develops reports concerning development trends and projects; maintains records for planning activities; maintains and archives reports and documents; and prepares statistical reports as needed.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required.

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Experience Level
Mid I (1-4 years)
AICP Level
Comprehensive or Long-Range Planning
Salary Range
$58,196 to $69,835 Annually

Contact Information

Seth Lloyd
2101 O'Neil Avenue
Cheyenne, WY
United States
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