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SENIOR PLANNER

Clark County, NV Las Vegas, NV
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SENIOR PLANNER

























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$59,217.60 - $91,873.60 Annually























Location



















Clark County - Las Vegas, NV































Job Type













PERMANENT





















Department













Comprehensive Planning































Job Number













16899





















































Closing















Continuous

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ABOUT THE POSITION









NOTE: Effective 8/23/19, this recruitment was changed to Continuous to allow for a larger candidate pool.



The Clark County Comprehensive Planning Department in Las Vegas, Nevada, is seeking experienced and qualified applicants to apply for the Senior Planner position. The Comprehensive Planning Department includes Current Planning, Advanced Planning, Parks Planning, and Trails Planning. The position requires work experience in performing professional current and/or advanced planning work, including conducting planning studies; collecting and presenting data and preparing reports; providing information and advice to the public in person and over the telephone. This is the experienced, journey level in this series, with incumbents conducting research and analyses for varied current, advanced or specialized planning projects which includes parks or trail projects. Responsibilities may also include administering plans and programs and providing work direction to technical support staff.



The specific position being recruited for at this time is within the Current Planning Division; however, if another position becomes available the established Competitive and Promotional list may be used to fill Advanced, Parks or Trails planning positions as necessary. It is imperative that the skills assessment accurately reflect skills and abilities for each position.



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.







NOTE: Submission of a resume is required in addition to a completed application. Applications submitted without a copy of the resume will be considered an Incomplete application and will not be considered.









MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS









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.



Pre-Employment Drug Testing: Employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment drug examination.









EXAMPLES OF DUTIES









DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:



Current Planning

Current Planning primarily reviews "discretionary" projects for conformance with Clark County's Comprehensive Master Plan and Unified Development Code (Title 30). Discretionary projects require decision by the Zoning Administrator, the Planning Commission or the Board of County Commissioners and generally includes zoning changes, special use permits, major subdivisions, and design reviews. The division is also responsible for providing information on zoning matters to the public and maintaining Title 30 with regular updates with revised regulations to promote public health, safety, and general welfare.



Advanced Planning

Advanced Planning is primarily responsible for long range planning projects. Sections within this division include comprehensive master plan updates and amendments, parks planning, trails planning, demographic information, and special projects. These projects require close coordination with a variety of departments and may include public outreach with town advisory boards and citizen advisory councils, and are part of a public hearing process that involves Planning Commission and Board of County Commissioners.



Parks Planning

Parks Planning is primarily responsible for the coordination of park planning projects and updating and maintaining the County's park inventory database. In coordination with other departments and agencies this position sites the location of new parks; maintains the County's Park and Development Improvement Report (this report provides the Board of County Commissioners and senior management the necessary objective information needed to determine where new parks and renovations should occur); and establishes new park funding, design, and construction. In addition, this position is responsible for working with other staff to update the Parks and Open Space Element of the Comprehensive Master Plan.



Trails Planning

Trails Planning is primarily responsible for the coordination of trails planning projects. In coordination with other departments and outside agencies this position assists in the planning and siting of new trails, while also coordinating with the Bureau of Land Management on new trail funding, design, and construction, and reviewing land use applications for conformity to existing trails.



COMPREHENSIVE DUTIES:



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.









PHYSICAL DEMANDS







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.





























Clark County offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
















+ Comprehensive Group Health Insurance Plan






+ Disability Insurance & Long Term Disability Insurance






+ Vacation






+ Sick Leave






+ Paid Holidays






+ Employer-Paid Retirement






+ Tuition Assistance






+ Credit Union Eligibility






+ Nevada has no State Income Tax









CLARK COUNTY, NEVADA IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/ EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER





















































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NOTICE TO APPLICANT: Submission of a resume is required in addition to a completed application. Applications submitted without a copy of the resume will be considered an Incomplete application and will not be considered.



Resumes must be received by the Office of Human Resources at the time of application and may be electronically attached with the application, faxed to (702) 380-9864, or sent by email to Rose.Tucker@clarkcountynv.gov.

Candidate's name, recruitment title and Job Number must be clearly written on the resume.






+ I understand that I must submit a resume as outlined above and in the job announcement, with this application package.



















02








The following questions (2-6) will be used to assist in determining minimum qualifications.







Which best describes your level of education?






+ Associate's Degree




+ Bachelor's Degree




+ Master's Degree or Higher




+ None of the above



















03








Please indicate the number of verifiable college semester credits you have successfully completed.






+ No college credits completed




+ 60-89 semester credits




+ 90-119 semester credits




+ 120+ semester credits



















04








Please check major course work of the degree(s) you received from an accredited college (Check all that apply):






+ City Planning




+ Regional Planning




+ Environmental Planning




+ Urban Planning




+ Landscape Architecture




+ Public Policy




+ Other Related Field




+ N/A



















05








If you indicated "Other Related Field" in Question 4, please list what major course work your degree was completed in. If this does not apply, type N/A.





















06








Please indicate if you have a valid Driver's License to operate a motor vehicle.






+ Yes




+ No



















07








The following questions (8 - 47) is a self-assessment used to evaluate an applicant's training and experience.



I understand that:



A) Part-time experience must be prorated and credited as half of full-time experience (i.e., if you performed the task for two years in a part-time position, 20 hours per week, you can only credit yourself with one year of experience in that area)



B) Knowledge and experience levels indicated by my skills assessment responses must be supported by the work experience listed on my application;



C) Any falsification or misrepresentation of the information listed on the employment application or skills assessment may result in removal from the eligibility list or rescinding a job offer;



D) Responses to assessment questions that are not supported by the work history listed on the application may result in question scores being adjusted to receive 0 points. The adjusted scores will be used when determining score ranking for interviews;



E) I further understand that since exam scores will be automatically generated based on the applicant's response to each item in the assessment, score appeals will not be allowed for this recruitment.








+ I understand this recruitment includes a supplemental skills assessment and that the answers I provide must be consistent with the work history detailed on my application and that scoring appeals will not be allowed for this recruitment.



















08








General Planning Evaluative Questions







What type of professional full-time planning experience do you possess? Check all that apply.






+ Public sector




+ Private sector




+ Consulting




+ None



















09








List which employer(s) on your employment application where you have obtained the experience as indicated in the previous question. Indicate N/A if no experience.





















10








How many years of professional full-time experience do you have leading effective meetings with technical professionals and nontechnical members of the public to convey technical planning information?






+ No experience




+ Less than 2 years




+ 2 to 4 years




+ 5 to 8 years




+ More than 8 years



















11








How many years of professional full-time experience do you have speaking in a public setting to technical professionals and nontechnical members of the public and/or citizen groups to effectively convey technical planning information?






+ No experience




+ Less than 2 years




+ 2 to 4 years




+ 5 to 8 years




+ More than 8 years



















12








How many years of professional full-time experience do you have meeting with or providing oral presentations to governmental officials to effectively convey technical planning information?






+ No experience




+ Less than 2 years




+ 2 to 4 years




+ 5 to 8 years




+ More than 8 years



















13








How many years of professional full-time experience do you have directing or reviewing the work of less experienced planners?






+ No experience




+ Less than 2 years




+ 2 to 4 years




+ 5 to 8 years




+ More than 8 years



















14








Please list which employer(s) on your employment application where you have obtained the experience as indicated in Questions 10-13. Type N/A if no experience.





















15








Current Planning Description and Evaluative Questions:

Current Planning primarily reviews "discretionary" projects for conformance with Clark County's Comprehensive Master Plan and Unified Development Code (Title 30). Discretionary projects require decision by the Zoning Administrator, the Planning Commission or the Board of County Commissioners and generally includes zoning changes, special use permits, major subdivisions, and design reviews. The division is also responsible for providing information on zoning matters to the public and maintaining Title 30 with regular updates with revised regulations to promote public health, safety, and general welfare.





















16








How many years of professional full-time experience do you have reading and interpreting zoning codes/ordinances?






+ No experience




+ Less than 2 years




+ 2 to 4 years




+ 5 to 8 years




+ More than 8 years



















17








How many years of professional full-time experience do you have reading and interpreting state statutes relating to zoning?






+ No experience




+ Less than 2 years




+ 2 to 4 years




+ 5 to 8 years




+ More than 8 years



















18








How many years of professional full-time experience do you have reading and interpreting subdivision codes/ordinances?






+ No experience




+ Less than 2 years




+ 2 to 4 years




+ 5 to 8 years




+ More than 8 years



















19








How many years of professional full-time experience do you have related to reading and evaluating site plans for conformance with regulations contained within a zoning code/ordinance?






+ No experience




+ Less than 2 years




+ 2 to 4 years




+ 5 to 8 years




+ More than 8 years



















20








How many years of professional full-time experience do you have related to reading and evaluating subdivision maps for conformance with regulations contained within a subdivision code/ordinance?






+ No experience




+ Less than 2 years




+ 2 to 4 years




+ 5 to 8 years




+ More than 8 years



















21








How many years of professional full-time experience do you have related to reviewing and evaluating land use projects such as zoning changes, special use permits, design reviews of moderate complexity and/or controversy for conformance with regulations contained within a zoning code/ordinance?






+ No experience




+ Less than 2 years




+ 2 to 4 years




+ 5 to 8 years




+ More than 8 years



















22








How many years of professional full-time experience do you have related to writing public hearing reports or similar to detail your review and evaluation of land use projects such as zoning changes, special use permits, and design reviews of moderate complexity and/or controversy for conformance with the regulations contained within a zoning code/ordinance?






+ No experience




+ Less than 2 years




+ 2 to 4 years




+ 5 to 8 years




+ More than 8 years



















23








How many years of professional full-time experience do you have related to writing public hearing reports or similar to detail your review and evaluation of major subdivisions of moderate complexity and/or controversy for conformance with the regulations contained within a subdivision code/ordinance?






+ No experience




+ Less than 2 years




+ 2 to 4 years




+ 5 to 8 years




+ More than 8 years



















24








How many years of professional full-time experience do you have conveying technical information such as zoning regulations to technical professionals and nontechnical members of the public in person, on the phone, and via email?






+ No experience




+ Less than 2 years




+ 2 to 4 years




+ 5 to 8 years




+ More than 8 years



















25








How many years of professional full-time experience do you have processing a high volume of land use or subdivision applications?






+ No experience




+ Less than 2 years




+ 2 to 4 years




+ 5 to 8 years




+ More than 8 years



















26








How many years of professional full-time experience do you have processing a high volume of land use or subdivision applications with short deadlines?






+ No experience




+ Less than 2 years




+ 2 to 4 years




+ 5 to 8 years




+ More than 8 years



















27








Please list which employer(s) on your employment application where you have obtained the experience as indicated in Questions 16-26. Type N/A if no experience.





















28








Advanced Planning Description and Evaluative Questions:

Advanced Planning is primarily responsible for long range planning projects. Sections within this division include comprehensive master plan updates and amendments, parks planning, trails planning, demographic information, and special projects. These projects require close coordination with a variety of departments and may include public outreach with town advisory boards and citizen advisory councils, and are part of a public hearing process that involves Planning Commission and Board of County Commissioners.





















29








How many years of professional full-time experience do you have in working on comprehensive master plans?






+ No experience




+ Less than 2 years




+ 2 to 4 years




+ 5 to 8 years




+ More than 8 years



















30








How many years of professional full-time experience do you have in writing reports, goals, and policies?






+ No experience




+ Less than 2 years




+ 2 to 4 years




+ 5 to 8 years




+ More than 8 years



















31








How many years of professional full-time experience do you have working with and administering federal, state, and/or local grants related to land use planning?






+ No experience




+ Less than 2 years




+ 2 to 4 years




+ 5 to 8 years




+ More than 8 years



















32








How many years of professional full-time experience do you have reading and interpreting state statutes as it relates to the comprehensive plan?






+ No experience




+ Less than 2 years




+ 2 to 4 years




+ 5 to 8 years




+ More than 8 years



















33








Please list which employer(s) on your employment application where you have obtained the experience as indicated in Questions 29-32. Type N/A if no experience.





















34








Parks Planning Description and Evaluative Questions:

Parks Planning is primarily responsible for the coordination of park planning projects and updating and maintaining the County's park inventory database. In coordination with other departments and agencies, this position sites the location of new parks; maintains the County's Park and Development Improvement Report (this report provides the Board of County Commissioners and senior management the necessary objective information needed to determine where new parks and renovations should occur); and establishes new park funding, design, and construction. In addition, this position is responsible for working with other staff to update the Parks and Open Space Element of the Comprehensive Master Plan.





















35








How many years of professional full-time experience do you have in data collection and statistical analysis pertaining to the need for new park development?






+ No experience




+ Less than 2 years




+ 2 to 4 years




+ 5 to 8 years




+ More than 8 years



















36








How many years of professional full-time experience do you have in updating Comprehensive Master Plans with a specific emphasis on park and open space policies?






+ No experience




+ Less than 2 years




+ 2 to 4 years




+ 5 to 8 years




+ More than 8 years



















37








How many years of professional full-time experience do you have in formulating park design master plans?






+ No experience




+ Less than 2 years




+ 2 to 4 years




+ 5 to 8 years




+ More than 8 years



















38








How many years of professional full-time experience in reviewing park development plans for compliance with applicable zoning codes and conditions of land use approvals?






+ No experience




+ Less than 2 years




+ 2 to 4 years




+ 5 to 8 years




+ More than 8 years



















39








How many years of professional full-time experience do you have working with and administering federal, state, and/or local grants related to park planning?






+ No experience




+ Less than 2 years




+ 2 to 4 years




+ 5 to 8 years




+ More than 8 years



















40








Please list which employer(s) on your employment application where you have obtained the experience as indicated in Questions 35-39. Type N/A if no experience.





















41








Trails Planning Description and Evaluative Questions:

Trails Planning is primarily responsible for the coordination of trails planning projects. In coordination with other departments and outside agencies this position assists in the planning and siting of new trails, while also coordinating with the Bureau of Land Management on new trail funding, design and construction, and reviewing land use applications for conformity to existing trails.





















42








How many years of professional full-time experience do you have in data collection pertaining to the need for new trail development?






+ No experience




+ Less than 2 years




+ 2 to 4 years




+ 5 to 8 years




+ More than 8 years



















43








How many years of professional full-time experience do you have in updating Comprehensive Master Plans with a specific emphasis on trails and open space policies?






+ No experience




+ Less than 2 years




+ 2 to 4 years




+ 5 to 8 years




+ More than 8 years



















44








How many years of professional full-time experience do you have in formulating trail design master plans?






+ No experience




+ Less than 2 years




+ 2 to 4 years




+ 5 to 8 years




+ More than 8 years



















45








How many years of professional full-time experience in reviewing trail plans for compliance with applicable zoning codes and conditions of land use approvals?






+ No experience




+ Less than 2 years




+ 2 to 4 years




+ 5 to 8 years




+ More than 8 years



















46








How many years of professional full-time experience do you have working with and administering federal, state, and/or local grants related to trails planning?






+ No experience




+ Less than 2 years




+ 2 to 4 years




+ 5 to 8 years




+ More than 8 years



















47








How many years of professional full-time experience do you have working with special interest groups related to trails planning?






+ No experience




+ Less than 2 years




+ 2 to 4 years




+ 5 to 8 years




+ More than 8 years



















48








Please list which employer(s) on your employment application where you have obtained the experience as indicated in Questions 42-47. Type N/A if no experience.



















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Clark County

























Address









500 S. Grand Central Pkwy, 3rd Floor

PO Box 551791











Las Vegas, Nevada, 89155-1791



























Phone







(702)455-3176



























Website









http://www.clarkcountynv.gov

































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