City of Chandler Salary Plan - 2013-14
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OT Status Legend:
Non-Exempt = Hourly Position
Exempt = Salaried Position
Excellence is the responsibility of everyone at the City of Chandler. We lead by
our core values in constant pursuit of excellence:
*Commitment – Dedicate oneself to consistent and excellent public service
*Innovation – Implement unique, creative and cost-effective solutions
*Communication – Communicate in a positive, honest and productive manner
*Integrity - Adherence to high ethical standards
*Diversity – Promote inclusiveness
and impartiality throughout the organization
*Personal Responsibility – Take initiative to achieve excellence and
*Respect – Demonstrate a high regard
*Teamwork – Promote cooperative efforts, open communication and trust
All City employees are expected to conduct themselves in a way consistent with the
Pay Grade: 27 FLSA Status: Exempt
Job Group: Supervisory (S) Class Code: P097
Effective Date: 1/03 Revision Date: 8/03, 7/05
The primary function of an employee in this class is to perform specialized and critical design tasks for difficult and high profile projects. The differentiation of this class of employee compared to a Senior Planner class of employee is the emphasis on the more difficult design issues, advising management on policy issues, training of new planning staff, and supervising division staff. An employee in this class may be assigned to related duties in the City’s Planning and Development Department.
Essential Functions are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills. They are intended to be accurate summaries of what the job classification involves and what is required to perform it. Employees are responsible for all other duties as assigned.
Supervises professional, paraprofessional and technical planning staff, assigns, reviews and evaluates work products, methods and procedures;
Analyzes, develops, and presents information and recommendations on complex projects and documents of a specialized nature to a variety of groups, including boards, Planning & Zoning Commission, City Council, neighborhood groups and applicants;
Provides on-going training and supervision to new staff;
Advises and directs staff, boards, Commission, Council and other groups on urban design matters and provides interpretation of applicable Code requirements, exercising independent professional judgment and initiative;
Prepares and/or supervises the performance of professional staff or outside consultants in the preparation of specialized planning reports including urban design proposals, land use policies, development standards and code amendments;
Oversees the day-to-day activities and projects of the Current Planning Division;
Implements policies and procedures, coordinates workflow, meetings and discussions of status of projects with staff and City officials;
Provides direction and assistance to Site Development staff with technical site plan review and issues;
Prepares written and graphic evaluations and presentations of concepts pertaining to major planning and architectural projects, exercises responsibility for a major aspect of architectural planning and design such as development or design standards;
Assists the Current Planning Manager by managing planning staff and providing staff support for Planning Commission meetings;
Evaluates the work of subordinates including completion of performance appraisals;
Serves on the Downtown Chandler Architectural Review Committee, reviews, evaluates and provides professional recommendations on buildings and improvements in the downtown City Center District;
Develops and presents creative design solutions and alternatives for complex planning projects and issues;
Manages and administers the City’s commercial and residential design standards;
Answers inquiries from and provides assistance to the public, by telephone and in person, regarding development and zoning projects and current City codes;
Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with City policies and procedures;
Works in a safe manner and reports unsafe activity and conditions. Follows City-wide safety policy and practices and adheres to responsibilities concerning safety prevention, reporting and monitoring as outlined in the City’s Safety Handbook.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Planning and zoning, economic development, and related principles, methodologies, processes, and practices;
Principles and practices of engineering, landscape architecture and physical site plan design;
Principles and practices of city current planning and urban design;
City master plan and development documents, philosophy, processes, and goals;
City codes regulating development review and design standards, including public review and hearing processes;
Urban planning research methodology, including field inspections, computer and electronic searches, archive and file searches, personal interviews, and related research methods;
Cartographic design and layout;
Supervisory skills, employee evaluations, and training methods;
Principles and practices of municipal and public administration;
Computer software and applications related to land use and planning and development procedures.
Follow written and oral instructions;
Apply design sciences in practical situations;
Plan, analyze, prepare and present staff recommendations and positions on current planning projects and policies;
Read and interpret City master plans, regulatory codes, technical and operational documents, reports, research material and information, blueprints, and maps;
Analyze applications and apply relevant regulatory ordinances and codes;
Operate and maintain a Geographical Information Systems (GIS) computer system;
Prepare and present oral, written, and graphic reports, documents, brochures and pamphlets, maps, and related planning and development documentation;
Operate standard office equipment including a personal computer using program applications appropriate to assigned duties;
Operate a motor vehicle;
Communicate effectively and establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, customers, citizen groups, and other employees.
The work is performed under the direct supervision of the Planning Services Manager or designated department manager.
Supervision is exercised over professional, technical and clerical staff in the Planning & Development Department.
Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning, Architectural Design, or a closely related field; and
Five (5) years experience in professional and supervisory city planning or architectural design with emphasis in development practices, or a related field; and
Valid Arizona Driver’s License; or
Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.
Master’s Degree in City Planning or Design Sciences.
The primary duties of this class are performed in a public office-building environment.
Essential Physical Abilities:
Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to discern verbal instructions, use a telephone, and communicate with others;
Sufficient visual acuity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to comprehend written work instructions and review, evaluate, and prepare a variety of written documents, maps, and materials;
Sufficient manual dexterity with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to operate standard office equipment and computer systems and to make adjustments to equipment;
Sufficient body flexibility and personal mobility, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to work in an office setting and perform field inspections as required.