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Current Planning Manager

at City of Aurora

Pay: $45.55 to $60.09/hour
$45.55 - $60.09
Posted: 10/1/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2494558
Keywords: operations

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City of Aurora, Colorado
It is an exciting time to work for the City of Aurora, we're growing and looking for dedicated and collaborative individuals to join our team of talented and valued employees. Excellent organizations have a set of principles, or core values, that are used to implement their mission and vision. Those values represent the touchstone for the organization, guiding the decisions of the individuals and the organization. At the City of Aurora, we demonstrate our excellence by modeling the CORE 4 Values of:  IntegrityRespect, Professionalism, and Customer Service, and we welcome all who share these values to apply.

Why Work for Aurora?

  • Make a difference in the lives of real people every day
  • Diverse community
  • Competitive total compensation package
  • Well-Funded General Employees Retirement Plan
  • Light rail station minutes away
  • On-site fitness center and overall employee well-being programs
  • Internal educational programs to assist with career advancement
  • Access to innovation work spaces
**The City of Aurora will conduct ongoing screenings of applications on a first-come, first-serve basis; as soon as we determine to have a qualified pool of applicants, this position may close quickly and without notice.**

Department Information
The City of Aurora is seeking an experienced, dynamic professional to lead the Current Planning division within the Department of Planning and Development Services. The Current Planning Manager supervises and participates in advanced, highly-complex professional planning and development activities through the management and supervision of a large staff within the overall Development Review system. The City of Aurora is growing rapidly and is seeking a highly motivated, creative problem solver to guide and shape the city's future growth and development.
 

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The Current Planning Manager actively supports and upholds the City's values of Respect, Integrity, Professionalism and Customer Service in the management of the Current Planning Division with the following primary duties and responsibilities:

  • Performs and manages complex, sensitive and professional current planning projects, research and analysis.
  • Monitors and ensures compliance with the city's zoning code as well as other associated local, state and federal laws.
  • Oversees specialized planning functions such as large-scale new master planned development proposals.
  • Provides overall leadership and management of division.
  • Interacts and collaborates with a wide variety of customers including but not limited to the city council, boards, commissions, elected officials, consultants, developers, citizens, neighborhood representatives, city departments, neighboring local jurisdictions and agencies.
  • Manages administrative and professional staff and supervisors; mentors; and ensures appropriate training is provided. Handles sensitive personnel matters, as necessary.
  • Evaluates operations and activities of assigned responsibilities and recommends improvements and enhancements.
  • Presents complex planning related information to boards, commissions, city council, internal and external customers as well as at regional planning events.
  • Participates in budget preparation and administration, monitors and controls expenditures.
  • Serves as liaison and performs all necessary functions in support of Planning Commission and attends all Planning Commission meetings and Council meetings as necessary.
  • Detail-oriented and experienced in highly visible and/or controversial projects.
  • Capable of managing multiple, high-priority assignments and meet firm deadlines.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills to develop good working relationships at various levels and to resolve conflicts and complaints.
  • Strong analytical skills to research and interpret data for management of division and current planning work program.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong public presentation skills to represent the division in various public forums

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • Thorough knowledge of urban planning and development and local government policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of specialized topics such as zoning, urban design, housing, and economic development.
  • Excellent customer service focus and solution oriented skills.
  • Ability to successfully supervise, train and manage personnel.
  • Understanding of pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes, and regulations.
  • Knowledge of administration and interpretation of zoning code(s).
  • Familiarity with budgeting procedures and techniques.
  • Ability to prepare effective technical reports.
  • Familiarity with current professional literature, research, innovative development and sources of information related to municipal planning and administration.
  • Expertise in citizen involvement techniques and processes.
  • Detail-oriented and experienced in highly visible and/or controversial projects.
  • Capable of managing multiple, high-priority assignments and meet firm deadlines.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills to develop good working relationships at various levels and to resolve conflicts and complaints.
  • Strong analytical skills to research and interpret data for management of division and current planning work program.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong public presentation skills to represent the division in various public forums.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: 
  • Bachelor's Degree in urban or regional planning or other directly related field 
  • Preferred candidates should possess a master's degree in planning or a closely related field

Experience:  
  • At least 5 years progressively responsible professional planning experience to include experience with development review, case management, administration of zoning codes, presentations to boards, commissions and city council and interaction with a variety of stakeholders.
  • At least 3 years of supervisory or managerial experience
An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.

Licenses and Certifications:  
  • Colorado Driver's License with a good driving record.  
  • Certification by the American Institute of Certified Planners preferred.  
  • AICP certification preferred

WORKING CONDITIONS

Physical Demands:   

  • Sedentary physical work requiring ability to lift a maximum of 10 pounds 
  • Occasional lifting, carrying, walking, and standing; vision sufficient to read computer screens, printouts, and related documents; dexterity to operate computer and other related equipment
  • Speech communication and hearing to maintain communication with employees and citizens
  • Endurance sufficient to sit and work at a computer for long periods of time

Work Environment: 
  • Works in a clean, comfortable environment.
Equipment Used: 
  • Uses standard equipment including personal computer.
  • This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment
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For Veterans preference:  Please show all of your employment history, including military service and related documentation (DD214) on the application.
            
The City of Aurora is an equal opportunity employer.  We are required by state and federal agencies to keep certain statistical records on applicants.  It will not be used in any way to discriminate against you because of your sex, race, age, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, disability or military status, gender identity, unless related to a bona fide occupational qualification as defined by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Equal Opportunity Commission.
                                         
If you need assistance in completing this application, please feel free to contact our office at:  303-739-7225 or visit us at 15151 E Alameda Pkwy., Suite 3500, Aurora, CO 80012.

Despite the changes in Colorado law, the City of Aurora maintains a drug free workplace.  A positive test of marijuana is grounds for disqualification and ineligibility for employment with the city for one year or termination once hired.
 
Drug Testing, Thorough Criminal Background Check, and Employment References:
As a condition of employment, all applicants selected for employment with the City of Aurora must undergo a thorough criminal background check and drug screening. Employment references will be conducted on finalists for City of Aurora vacancies.

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