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JOB TITLE:

PLANNER

JOB CODE:

827

DEPARTMENT:

Planning Commission

UNION:

46

FLSA STATUS:

Non-Exempt

GRADE:

38


POSITION SUMMARY
:

Possesses general planning background and experience. Prepares projects and conducts reviews relating to community and environmental planning.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepares or assists in the production of planning, zoning, and specialized plans and studies.
  • Compiles and reviews pertinent land use, demographic, socioeconomic, or other planning-related data to determine existing conditions and future trends.
  • Reviews and prepares comments for subdivision and land development proposals.
  • Prepares detailed sketches, land use, and site plans.
  • Provides general community planning assistance.
  • Attends meetings, gives speeches, and assists the public.
  • Serves as a liaison between the Planning Commission and municipal officials.
  • Coordinates and collaborates with other staff members in a ‘team approach’ for projects.
  • Coordinates with local, regional, state, and federal agencies to address planning issues (as necessary).
  • Performs similar or related duties as assigned by the Executive Director or Director of Planning Services.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Qualification Requirements include demonstrated ability to perform all of the Essential Duties and Responsibilities listed above.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Planning. Experience in a planning position is preferred.
  • Proficiency in the basic principles of planning.
  • Ability to communicate ideas in written and verbal manner, including report preparation and making presentations to the public.
  • Must be able to type and have experience in the operation of office equipment including computers.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Must have a car and be available to attend evening meetings regularly

Position: Planner

Functional Requirements

Physical Demands: (Check all that apply)

Balancing

X


Stooping

X


Pushing

X

Climbing

X

Crouching

X

Pulling

X

Crawling

X

Kneeling

X

Handling

X

Standing

X

Sitting

X

Talking

X

Turning

X

Reaching

X

Hearing

X

Seeing

X

Color Vision

X

Depth Perception

X

Mobility

X


Lifting: (Check one)

Carrying: (Check one)

X

A) Light

(20-25 lbs)


X

A) Light

(10-25 lbs)


B) Medium

(25-50 lbs)


B) Medium

(25-50 lbs)


C) Heavy

(50-100 lbs)


C) Heavy

(50-100 lbs)


D) Very Heavy

(over 100 lbs)


D) Very Heavy

(over 100 lbs)

Aptitudes: (Check all that apply)

Form perception

X


Problem solving

X

Motor coordination

X

Working speed (ex.wpm)

X

Finger dexterity

X

Manual dexterity

X

Computer/VDT ability

X

General learning ability

X

Clerical perception

X


Environmental Conditions: (Check all that apply)

Extreme cold



Extreme heat


Temperature changes


Wet conditions


Humid conditions


Exposure to fumes


Exposure to blood and body fluids


Noise and vibration


Exposure to chemicals


Poor ventilation


Inclement weather conditions;

Inside/outside weather conditions

X


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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Doylestown, PA 18901
Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Phone: 215-348-6546

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7321 New Falls Road
Levittown, PA 19055
Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
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261 California Road
Quakertown, PA 18951
Thursdays Only 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 pm
Phone: 215-529-7250
Please note: In case of closure, all services performed at the GSCs can be performed in Doylestown:  PassportsWeapons PermitsDog Licenses and Job Applications

The County of Bucks is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has an EEOP that is available through the Human Resources office.