Under general supervision, responsible for a variety of tasks associated with professional level planning work in conducting independent studies, completing planning projects, and regulating the growth and development of the City in accordance with the Comprehensive Plan and other statutes, ordinances, and regulations related to land use and community development. The planner position required analytical thinking and problem-solving, team-oriented participation, excellent human relations, interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills, good public presentation and customer service skills. Candidates must have knowledge of Word, Office, Excel and PowerPoint. Experience in GIS, Photoshop and Publisher is preferred. Position requires specialized knowledge of departmental operations and is characterized by complex and varied duties which may involve different and unrelated processed and methods requiring varied knowledge and abilities and/or a broad range of skills. This is a highly visible public contact position that requires exceptional customer service skills and dealing with gaining closure on issues and in dealing with stressful personal contact situations. This position will deal with customers, utilize the City’s technical computerized applications, and must be knowledgeable of accepted office procedures and etiquette.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in urban planning, architecture, public policy, or related area of study and three years of local government planning experience. Master’s degree desired. Must have a valid Florida driver’s license. Ability to operate a motor vehicle. Every New Port Richey employee is required to fill out a Disaster Response Survey and is subject to being required to report to work during a declared disaster. EOE/DFWP.