The City of Fishers is seeking a full-time Planner II. Under general direction of the Director of Planning and Zoning, the Planner II evaluates various development applications, zoning changes, code amendments, and variances; assists in preparing planning studies and reports; assists in policy analysis and formulation; assists in updating the City of Fishers comprehensive plan; provides strategies to promote community goals; and maintains positive relationships with community stakeholders.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
- Evaluates or assists in the evaluation of rezones, ordinance amendments, site plans, special use permits, variances, and other proposals.
- Conducts review of various development applications including plats, permits, site plans, variance requests and rezones.
- Interprets and applies applicable state, county and local codes, ordinances, and regulations.
- Assists with updates and maintenance of Comprehensive Plan and land development regulations.
- Provides exceptional customer service when working with developers and citizens as they go through the development review process and assists in streamlining the development process.
- Identifies community problems, issues, and opportunities that could be mitigated through better community planning.
- Develops strategies to promote economic and community development or efficient land use consistent with community goals.
- Recommends priorities, schedules, and funding sources to implement public improvements plan.
- Assists in the maintenance and updating of planning data and geographic information systems as it relates to planning and physical development.
- Acts as liaison between community groups, government agencies, and various city departments in developing land use and transportation plans.
- Performs other duties as requested or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.
- Attends evening meetings as needed.
- Conducts field evaluations and inspections as needed.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Urban, Regional or Municipal Planning, Geography, or related field;
- Three (3) years of experience performing planning duties including policy and code review, analysis, and evaluation, and preparation of detailed reports;
- Prefer experience with responsibility for leading projects in a municipal planning environment, OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience;
- Oral communication and interpersonal skills to present research findings to various boards and committees;
- Ability to facilitate in-person and virtual public participation activities;
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other City departments, associates, planning officials, and the public;
- Computer software skills including Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, GIS and Adobe InDesign, and Photoshop;
- Ability to attend evening meetings as needed.