Urban Planner – Rock Island, IL

This is professional planning work.

Work involves responsibility for performing varied services and assignments in City planning, including conducting and preparing studies and reports pertaining to planning and zoning activities, and assisting in the direction of technical and clerical staff. Work includes responsibility for providing information regarding City codes and standards; enforcement of codes and standards; preparation of maps and other illustrative materials; and collecting planning data. Supervision is received from the Planning and Zoning Manager who makes assignments and reviews work for professional soundness and results obtained.


Examples of Duties


Responds to inquiries and advises the general public and development community on City zoning and sign ordinances and matters relating to zoning inspections.

Provides information to general public regarding planning, permitting, and related development policies and procedures.

Investigates complaints about zoning violations, issues violation notices to property owners or agents; negotiates solutions; or recommends legal action for noncompliance with oral and written warnings.

Processes permits by reviewing applications for completeness and compliance with local zoning ordinances and adherence to local planning documents; analyzes data and formulates recommendations on specific zoning requests.

Prepares and reviews updates of City maps, graphic display materials, and exhibits; prepares informational packets including tax ownership maps, zoning maps, and aerials for permit applications.

Reviews plans and development proposals for conformance with technical requirements and standards; prepares staff report and meeting packets for Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals.

Performs long range planning including the preparation of neighborhood plans and updates to the comprehensive plan; gathers, selects, and compiles data pertaining to area demographic, physical, and social characteristics; conducts special planning studies; organizes and attends neighborhood planning meetings.

Attends meetings of, and makes presentations to, boards and commissions and City Council meetings as necessary; provides research and staff support to Preservation Commission and neighborhood groups.

Processes certificate of appropriateness and landmark designation applications; prepares grant applications for historic preservation funding; administers grant programs.

Administers implementation of strategies identified in neighborhood plans and comprehensive plan.

Provides effective and efficient customer services and promotes and maintains responsive community relations.

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