Alachua County BoCC is a transforming organization with a focus
on developing a shared vision among employees through an
organizational structure of functional groups and
multi-disciplinary work team. The county is located in the north
central part of Florida - close to the Florida white sandy beaches;
and it is known for its diverse culture, historical sites, scenic
beauty, cultural events, and the home of the University of Florida.
We offer a competitive salary and a wide selection of benefits that
includes health & dental, life insurance, flex spending account,
and the State of Florida Retirement System.
Master's degree in urban/regional planning, geography, public
administration, architecture, civil engineering, environmental
science, or closely related field and four years progressively
responsible professional planning experience; or a Bachelor's
degree with major coursework in one of the above fields with six
(6) years of professional planning experience; or any equivalent
combination of related training and experience. Successful
completion of a criminal history background investigation is
required prior to employment. Applicants within six months of
meeting the minimum education/experience requirement may be
considered for trainee status.
This is highly responsible, professional and supervisory
planning work in the Alachua County Department of Growth
An employee assigned to this classification designs and performs
the more difficult and complex studies of planning data and
development trends, facilitating comprehensive reports and
presentations necessary to the organization; and is responsible for
the development and continuing review of the comprehensiveplan,
land development code and related implementation activities.
Work is performed under the direction of a higher level
supervisor and is reviewed through conferences, reports and
observation of results obtained.
Examples of Duties
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Upondeclaration ofadisasterand/oremergency, employees in this
classification may be required to report to work.
Exudes a positive customer service focus.
Advocates building organizational culture through aligning
decisions with core values including: integrity, honesty, respect,
diversity, innovation, accountability and communication.
Supervises and coordinates the activities of subordinate
supervisors and employees including determining work procedures and
schedules; issuing instructions and assigning duties; reviewing
work; recommending personnel actions; conducting performance
reviews; and conducting departmental training and orientation.
Conducts background research, surveys, interviews and prepares
reports on such areas as land use, economics,demographics,
intergovernmental coordination,the environment,public facilities,
public finance,planning law, urban design, social systems, health,
recreation and/or other related planning concerns.
Prepares materials for and makes presentations to elected and
appointed officials and citizens regarding comprehensive planning ,
land development regulations, rezonings, development applications
and related matters; reviews proposed comprehensive plan and land
development orders for consistency and compliance with Florida
Statutes,and County policy and sound planning principles.
Coordinates the efforts of County departments and agencies
concerned with planning activities.
Confers with the public on matters concerning planning, both in
individual and group settings, including making formal
presentations to groups of citizens or professionals.
Assists the Growth Management Director as needed andmay be
designated to act on behalf of the Director in his/her absence.
Performs duties listed as well as those assigned with
professionalism and a sense of urgency.
NOTE: These examples are intended only as illustrations of the
various kinds of work performed in positions allocated to this
class. The omission of specific statements of duties does not
exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a
logical assignment to the position.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Thorough knowledge of current principles, practices, and methods
of comprehensive planning and plan implementation.
Thorough knowledge of planning principles and practices as
applied to the collection of community planning data and to the
preparation of planning reports and studies, in both graphic and
Knowledge of zoning, subdivision regulation, and other
development regulations and techniques.
Knowledge of economics, government finance, engineering, design,
geography, political science andenvironmental science as applied to
public sector planning.
Knowledge of organization and operations of local and state
Knowledge of the laws and regulations relating to public sector
planning with specific knowledge of those pertaining to
Knowledge in the use of planning/development related computer
devices and software.
Skill in the use of computer techniques in public planning and
Ability to effectively supervise and coordinate the activities
of subordinate supervisors and employees.
Ability to carry out complex planning studies and to analyze
information and formulate substantive recommendations based on such
Ability to present ideas and findings clearly and concisely in
written, oral, or graphic form.
Ability to manage complex multi-departmental planning projects
and studies and effectively communicate the outcomes of those
projects and studies.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with other employees, outside agencies, and the
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are
representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
regularly required to sit, and talk or hear. The employee is
frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel, and
reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to
stand, and walk.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close
vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth
perception, and ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described
here are representative of those an employee encounters while
performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.