Status: Full-time position
Location: Santa Fe, NM
Deadline Date: 3/4/14
Job Summary: Provides development review project management involving complex physical design and land use regulation planning.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, archeology, historic preservation, public administration, architecture, engineering, landscape architecture or other related field; and
Two (2) years of professional experience in planning performing the above or related duties in the public or private sector; or
An equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge of planning research methods, data analysis, report writing, urban design and development review principles. Knowledge of one or more areas of planning practice such as urban design, landscaping, historic preservation or neighborhood planning is desirable. Skill in effective communication and interpersonal relations is required. Ability to: manage complex projects applying planning principles; work with others in the preparation of oral and written reports; effectively present observations and recommendations; and meet time-lines. Familiarity with word processing and graphic information system software is desirable. Ability to interpret elevation drawings, site plans and plats related to development regulations, and utilize and work in a GIS environment is desirable. Excellent writing and presentation skills are essential to this position.
Knowledge of zoning and subdivision principles and practices; and of specific regulations including annexation, zoning, site plans, grading and landscape plans and plats and subdivisions. Skill in performing case review and presenting to various boards and commissions.
Knowledge of neighborhood planning and neighborhood conservation districts. Skill in meeting facilitation, database management and neighborhood advocacy. Specialized skills in using ArcGIS to track and monitor neighborhood boundaries, data and notification requirements for development are desirable. Familiarity with current planning issues that pertains to neighborhood interests that includes both zoning and development regulations.
Knowledge of historic design review, preservation of historic structures and/or archaeological review regulations and principles. Ability to carry out archival and field research regarding historic structures.
Must possess a valid driver’s license and obtain a City of Santa Fe driving permit.
Duties: Performs professional and technical review of development projects by gathering, analyzing and presenting data through graphic and written presentation media.
Coordinates implementation of policies and regulations to achieve land use objectives; and directs personnel engaged in research analysis.
Schedules and conducts meetings with committees, commissions, advisory boards and elected officials to discuss and make recommendations for creation or modification of plans and ordinances and for implementation of development review activities.
Provides technical assistance to City staff, other governmental agencies, neighborhoods and the general public regarding plans and land development regulations of the City. Conducts research on issues, policies and concepts pertaining to planning, zoning and community development. Participates in project review meetings with various departments and developer representatives and identifies problem areas related to zoning and negotiates options for compliance. Prepares written reports in response to public requests for zoning applications and various ordinance changes.
Staffs review committees, commissions and/or boards. Develops and presents material related to community needs, goals and services.
Reviews proposed development plans, annexation and rezoning plans for consistency with applicable site planning and urban design principles with city development code requirements and City’s General Plan.
May provide specialized building permit review for consistency with applicable city development code requirements.
Performs field inspections to gather data or verify compliance with applicable regulations relevant to planning processes.
Submit City of Santa Fe Application by one of the following methods
Fill out application at Human Resources Department, City Hall, 200 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, NM; mail application to P.O. Box 909, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-0909; or fax application to (505) 955-6810. Applications may be downloaded from our website www.santafenm.gov; or apply online at www.santafenm.gov.