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SENIOR CITY PLANNER (NON-COMPETITIVE)

City of Cincinnati

City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH, USA
Posted on Friday, September 15, 2023
Print (https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cincinnati/jobs/newprint/4196757)ApplySENIOR CITY PLANNER (NON-COMPETITIVE)Salary$77,188.80 - $103,729.60 AnnuallyLocationOhio 45202, OHJob TypeFull-time ClassifiedJob Number23-00731 (NC)DepartmentTransportation & EngineeringOpening Date09/13/2023Closing Date9/27/2023 11:59 PM Eastern
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General Statement of DutiesThis employee participates primarily in the work of the Transportation and Urban Design section of the Department of Transportation and Engineering (DOTE). General responsibilities include public rights-of-way improvements which includes planning and design of department-initiated projects as well as review of private development projects that impact the City’s roadway network and infrastructure.This includes but is not limited to transportation-oriented project management, consultant and contract management, urban design and planning with Complete Streets and Vision Zero initiatives, corridor studies and community engagement. This position will provide assistance on regional and local planning projects, collaborating closely with engineers, architects, and graphic designers in DOTE. Serve as a liaison/team member between the city, regional partners, contractors, and other related groups such as local community councils and community advocates requiring strong interpersonal skills. This position will provide assistance with roadway project grant funding opportunities.The work of the division includes coordination with other city departments such as the Department of Buildings & Inspections, City Planning and Engagement, Department of Community and Economic Development, and the Law Department.The classification specification for this position covers some general duties; however, the following are more specific functions that are not referenced within the classification specification.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of urban design and roadway corridor studies.
  • Provide transportation-oriented project management, consultant, and contract management oversight.
  • Planning with Complete Streets and Vision Zero initiatives.
  • Knowledge of GIS and CAD programs.
  • Serve as a liaison between the city, regional partners, contractors and local community councils and stakeholders.
  • Project cost estimation.
  • Review of zoning related issues, planned development projects and subdivisions as needed.
  • Community engagement and presentations to the public.
  • Review of private development as it impacts the public right of way.
  • Provide assistance with regional and local project planning.
  • Provide assistance with roadway project grant funding opportunities.
  • Flexibility to work outside of traditional skill set.
Minimum Qualifications (KSAs)(Illustrative only. Any one position may not require all of the listed KSAs nor do the listed examples include all the KSAs which may be required.) Knowledge OfPrinciples, practices, and terminology of planning, land development, and urban design.Principles and practices of community development and revitalization programs.Basic practices and principles of economics and finance.Principles and practices of real estate.Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.Methods of program development, evaluation, and administration.Principles and practices of municipal accounting and budget development.Principles and practices of research and analysis.Methods and techniques of report writing.City geography. Skill ToOperate a computer and other standard office equipment in performance of assigned duties.Operate assigned vehicle. Ability ToDevelop and implement plan, coordinate projects; establish goals and objectives; define and assign duties; monitor progress.Identify, analyze, and resolve program deficiencies; develop solutions and recommend changes.Interpret and explain City policies and procedures.Prepare clear and concise reports.Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.Read and understand maps, blueprints, and specifications.Examples of Work Performed(Illustrative only. Any one position within this classification may not include all of the duties listed nor do the listed examples include all of the tasks which may be performed.)Develops, administers, and coordinates various city planning programs and projects; monitors project development, reports progress and recommends changes to improve project development.Serves as a liaison for various community and business agencies for the city; negotiates and resolves sensitive and controversial issues.Prepares or directs the preparation of correspondence, reports, ordinances, contracts, brochures, and documents for various projects and programs; explains programs; gathers and analyzes project information; presents findings to Department Director, City Manager, City Council, various departments, and the general public.Responds to and resolves difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints.Provides responsible assistance to supervisory staff; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence; maintains logs and records on program activities and operations.Assists in the implementation of goals and objectives for assigned programs; implements approved policies and procedures.Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the fields related to assigned area of work.Represents department to other city departments, elected officials and outside agencies; coordinates department activities with those of other departments, outside agencies, and organizations including HUD officials, financial institutions, contractors, property owners, and residents.May be required to conduct field inspections for city funded programs and projects.Establish and maintain an effective working relationship with those contacted in the course of work. Required Education And ExperienceEach applicant must have three years experience as a City Planner or a comparable position. Additionally, each applicant must have a Bachelor's Degree in Planning, Urban Design, or other closely related field.A Master's Degree in one of the above stated fields. Possession or ability to obtain an American Institute of Certified Planners certification (AICP) is preferred. Military Education & Experience EvaluationMilitary education and experience may be substituted for college level course work at the lower and upper division baccalaureate and graduate levels and apprenticeship training at the vocational certificate level on a case by case basis based on the American Council on Education (ACE) Military Guide recommendations.Working and Physical ConditionsEnvironmental Conditions: Office environment; exposure to computer screens; travel from site to site.Physical Conditions: Duties require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting or standing for prolonged periods of time.The below information is solely intended as a summary of the benefits available and is subject to change. Not all benefits listed are available for every position. Benefits can vary depending on applicable labor agreements and/or salary plan. For specific questions, contact the HR Contact indicated on the Job Posting.The City of Cincinnati offers its employees competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefit package designed to actively attract and retain quality employees' to add additional value to the City of Cincinnati's workforce. A summary of these benefits for full-time employment is listed below. This is a general listing of benefits for all employees and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing for all bargaining units.The City offers a variety of training programs, ranging from job-specific skills such as computer and equipment instruction, to helping supervisors improve their management techniques.Equal Employment OpportunityThe City of Cincinnati is dedicated to providing equal employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, disability status, marital status, sexual orientation or transgendered status, or ethnic, national or Appalachian origin, or on the basis of any other category protected under federal, state and local laws.HolidaysThe City of Cincinnati has 11 paid holidays annually that include:New Year's DayMartin Luther King DayPresident's DayMemorial DayJuneteenthIndependence DayLabor DayVeterans' DayThanksgiving DayDay after ThanksgivingChristmasHealth InsuranceThe City of Cincinnati 80/20 offers 3 medical plans to all full time City of Cincinnati employees and eligible dependents: the 80/20 PPO medical plan, the HDHP medical plan with an HSA contribution, and a Health Reimbursement Arrangement for those enrolled on another non-city eligible group plan. Eligible Dependents IncludeLegal Spouse or Equal PartnerChild (natural child, adopted child, and/or child who the group has determined is covered under a "Qualified Medical Child Support Order")Step-childChild for whom the employee or employee's spouse/equal partner is a legal guardianBasic Life InsuranceA $50,000 Basic Life Insurance policy is paid for by the City for certain eligible employees. Full time employees not eligible for the City-paid basic life insurance policy are generally provided a similar benefit through their union group.Supplemental Life, Long Term Disability, Accident & Critical Illness InsuranceMost full time City employees are eligible to participate in a supplemental life insurance program, a long term disability plan, and accident and critical illness insurance programs at their own expense. Premiums are determined by age, amount of coverage, and various additional factors.Flexible Benefits PlansHealthcare Flex Spending AccountCity employees can participate in the Healthcare Flex Spending Account that can be used to pay out-of-pocket medical, prescription, dental, and vision care expenses for employees and family members.Dependent Care Flex Spending AccountCity employees can participate in a Dependent Care Flex Spending Account that can be used to pay work-related dependent care expenses. Participants can set aside money each year through pre-tax payroll deductions to pay for these expenses.Transportation Expense Reimbursement AccountCity employees can participate in a Transportation Expense Reimbursement Account (TERA) that can be used to reimburse expenses related to traveling to and from work. Participants can set-up a pre-tax payroll deduction up to an IRS regulated amount.Healthy Lifestyles ProgramCity employees can voluntarily participate in a wellness incentive program that encourages and rewards employees and their spouses/equal partners for making positive choices for better health. The City of Cincinnati will contribute up to $300/year to a Health Reimbursement Account for each the employee and their spouse/equal partner for meeting specified program goals. These dollars can be used to offset qualified out-of-pocket medical expenses.Integrated Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA)This is a voluntary program that serves as an alternative healthcare option to traditional medical plans. If you have alternate group health coverage available to you through a spouse, equal partner, another job, or a non-city retirement plan, you may be eligible for this plan which reimburses you for the difference in premiums between the plans and your covered out of pocket expenses on the other plan.Retirement PlanThe City provides a defined benefit pension plan for part-time and full-timeemployees. New hires and re-hired employees are required to participate in the City of Cincinnati's Retirement System (CRS), regardless of previous participation in an Ohio State pension system or any another state or federal pension system. CRS is funded by employer and employee contributions, and investment returns from plan assets. CRS provides retirement and health care benefits subject to eligibility requirements. The following groups are excluded from participation in CRS: Mayor and Members of City Council; Sworn Police & Fire; Police Recruits; and Rehired Ohio Police & Fire Retirees.Deferred CompensationAs an Ohio government employer, the City offers employees the ability to participate in a 457(b) tax-deferred retirement savings plan. The City makes an annual match to your 457(b) of up to $750, or as otherwise specified in applicable regulations and union contracts.01By completing this supplemental evaluation you are attesting that the information you have provided is accurate. Any information you provide may be reviewed by the Human Resources staff and hiring department(s). Any misstatements or falsification of information may eliminate you from consideration or may result in dismissal. "See resume" is not an acceptable answer to the questions. The Human Resources staff will verify that you meet the minimum qualifications as outlined in the job posting, based on the information provided in your application and in these answers. Please indicate you have read and agree with this information.
  • Yes, I understand and agree
02Do you possess a Bachelor's Degree in Planning, Urban Design, or other closely related field? (TRANSCRIPT MUST BE ATTACHED)
  • Planning
  • Urban Design
  • Closely Related Field
03Do you possess a Master's Degree in one of the below fields? (TRANSCRIPT MUST BE ATTACHED)
  • Planning
  • Urban Design
  • Closely Related Field
04How many years experience do you have as a City Planner?
  • No experience
  • Less than 1 year
  • 1 year to less than 2
  • 2 years to less than 3
  • 3 years to less than 4
  • 4 years to less than 5
  • 5 years or more
05Do you possess an American Institute of Certified Planners certification (AICP)?
  • Yes
  • No
06If you are a current City of Cincinnati employee, what is your CHRIS ID number?07Do you understand notifications regarding this position will be sent via email, therefore, it is your responsibility to check your personal email, GovernmentJobs mailbox, SPAM, JUNK, and CLUTTER FOLDERS for any and all communication sent regarding this position ?
  • Yes
  • No
08I am responsible for maintaining the accuracy of my contact information, including my street address, email address, and telephone numbers. My failure to maintain accurate contact information may result in me not receiving information regarding this job announcement and/or may result in me not receiving further consideration for this employment opportunity. To update this information, visit www.governmentjobs.com, click on the "career seekers" link, and follow the prompts. For technical difficulties, contact NEOGOV support at 855-524-5627. Please indicate you have read and agree with this information.
  • Yes, I understand and agree.
Required QuestionAgencyCity of CincinnatiAddress805 Central Avenue Suite 200Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202Phone513-352-2400Websitehttp://agency.governmentjobs.com/cincinnati/default.cfm