City of Brownsville
  • 27-Jan-2014 to 10-Feb-2014 (CST)
  • 610 - General Planning
  • Brownsville, TX, USA
  • $3,222.53 / Monthly Rate
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Retirement system, sick and annual leave, and health and life insurance.


GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASS:
The purpose of the class is to plan, supervise, and administer planning activities. The class is responsible for planning and monitoring projects and programs, conducting research and studies, handling questions from the public, and preparing planning documents. The class works within a general outline of work to be performed; develops work methods and sequences under general supervision.

ESSENTIAL TASKS:
Reviews various development applications including plats, permits, site plans, variance requests and re-zonings.

Assists in the creation of long range plans for communities with common developmental issues.

Develop strategies to promote economic and community development or efficient land use consistent with community goals.

Recommends priorities, schedules, and funding sources to implement public improvements plan.

Attends meetings on behalf of the Planning department.

Assists in implementing the objectives of the Planning Department including neighborhood conservation and downtown revitalization.

Provides technical assistance and administrative support to the Historic Preservation Council and to owners of properties in the historic district.

Maintains database of all properties designated under the city's historic preservations ordinance and those on the county, state and National Register of Historic Places.

Prepares annual report of historic preservation activities as necessary.

Monitoring heritage related issues within the O11 Overlay District with is comprised of 5,000 properties.

Performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of historic preservation methods, principles, terminology, technologies, and standards including the Secretary of Interiors Standards; federal, state, and local statutes and regulations related to historic preservation; architectural and design principles and terminology; and American history and architectural history.

Oral communication and interpersonal skills to present research findings to various boards and committees.

Creative problem-solving skills to gather relevant information to solve less well- defined practical problems.

Ability to manage time effectively with self-initiative and oversee assignments through completion using mature judgment; plan and arrange own work schedule under specified standard practices.

Ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously.

Excellent verbal and writing skills.

INVOLVEMENT WITH DATA, PEOPLE, AND THINGS
DATA INVOLVEMENT:
Requires gathering, organizing, analyzing, examining, or evaluating data or information and may prescribe action based on such data or information.

PEOPLE INVOLVEMENT:
Requires supervising or leading others by determining work procedures, assigning duties, maintaining harmonious relations, and promoting efficiency.

INVOLVEMENT WITH THINGS:
Requires leading and operating complex machinery or equipment that requires extended training and experience such as complex drafting or GIS software, software used for programming custom applications; the application of custom or commercial administrative or other complex software or system. Knowledge of computer hardware and software programs, which may include Microsoft Office, Internet applications, econometric or transportation modeling, database management, or GIS.

COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS
REASONING REQUIREMENTS:
Requires performing coordinating work involving guidelines and rules with constant problem solving.

MATHEMATICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Requires basic algebra involving variables and formulas basic geometry involving plane and solid figures or computing ratios, rates and percentages. Statistical, algebraic, or geometric knowledge and ability to apply such knowledge in practical situations.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:
Requires reading professional literature and technical manuals; speaking to groups of employees and public or private groups; writing manuals and complex reports. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:
Requires professional level work requiring the application of managerial methods in the solution of administrative problems; requires extensive understanding of operating policies and procedures and ability to apply these to complex problems and the coordination of sub-professional work in these disciplines; requires continuous, close attention for accurate results with frequent exposure to unusual pressures.

JUDGMENTS AND DECISIONS
JUDGMENTS AND DECISIONS:
Requires being responsible for the actions of others, requiring the development of procedures and constant decisions affecting subordinate workers, clients, or others in the general public; works in a very fluid environment with guidelines, but significant variations from the routine.

VOCATIONAL/ EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE PREPARATION
VOCATIONAL/ EDUCATIONAL PREPARATION:
Requires Bachelor's degree or education and training equivalent to four years of college in transportation, planning, community planning, statistics, architecture, design, construction, building rehabilitation, communications, historic preservation, or a planning related discipline.

SPECIAL CERTIFICATION AND LICENSES:
Valid Texas Drivers License.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Requires over four years and up to and including eight years, in-depth knowledge of one or more planning specialization, such as economic development, transportation planning, or environmental planning, knowledge of or experience in community remediation and redevelopment, and knowledge of relevant Federal programs.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT REQUIREMENTS
PHYSICAL AND DEXTERITY REQUIREMENTS:
Requires sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time and routine keyboard operations.

ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS:
The job risks exposure to no significant environmental hazard.

SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
The job requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing, and speaking.

ADA COMPLIANCE:
The City of Brownsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires the City to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations.

BENEFITS:
The City of Brownsville offers benefits including a retirement system, sick and annual leave, and health and life insurance.

This class specification should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification. This job description is subject to change in response to funding variables, emerging technologies, improved operating procedures, productivity factors, and unforeseen events. This updated job description supersedes prior descriptions for the same position. Management reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

This position is contingent upon continued availability of funds.




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