Principal Planner

Principal Planner

  • February 2, 2022

Principal Planner

City of Deerfield Beach

Deerfield Beach, FL

Performs advanced professional work in comprehensive planning, zoning, land use, transportation, urban design, and site planning. Work is performed under direction of the Director and Assistant Director of Planning & Development Services. The Principal Planner will oversee the work of the Planners and Assistant Planner and the day to day functions of the Planning and Zoning Division. Work tasks include:

  • Manage the Development Review process for development plan applications, including coordination with other City departments, applicants and their consultants, and preparation of reports and agenda materials for public hearings.
  • Review site plan, rezoning, plat, vacation and abandonment applications and Future Land Use Plan Amendments for concurrency with the Comprehensive Plan and compatibility with the Land Development Code.
  • Make presentations before the Community Appearance Board, Zoning Appeals Special Master, Planning & Zoning Board and City Commission.
  • Oversee the City’s Certificate of Use application processes.
  • Research and write ordinances to revise the Land Development Code and City Code.
  • Assume leadership role in planning and executing complex assignments, including management of special projects and departmental planning projects.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning or a related field and at least six (6) years of experience in urban, planning and zoning, or a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning or a related field with at least four (4) years of experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.  AICP certification preferred.

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Salary Range: $69,825.64 – $111,720.96, depending on qualifications/experience.

Closes: January 7, 2021