expertise found both inside and outside of our local government. Most of all, planners in this position are called upon to provide and help others develop and design a shared vision and discernable steps for getting there.
We have one full-time Senior City Planner position available. The Senior Planner will simultaneously provide long-range planning knowledge and services while sharing their talent and knowledge in one or more planning sub-disciplines on a Citywide basis. The ideal candidate will work well in the framework of the team environment, but also be confident and capable working individually and in groups with neighborhood and community groups across our increasingly diverse population. Most candidates will be expected to start at the beginning of the salary range and work their way up through the salary range over several years.
Most of the time, we work a regular Monday-Friday schedule, 40 hours per week. However, work in this position sometimes involves being out in the community in the evening or on the weekend, so we flex our time when necessary to accommodate days or weeks when we have off-hour meetings.
In addition to our regular work activities, CPED has a proud tradition of providing opportunities to use and expand your existing skills, spend time on training, continuing education and career development, and to build the tools, methods, and practices that make work more exciting, more effective, and more sustainable – for you and for the City.
Prepare or assist in preparing technical, physical, economic, social or statistical data and analysis to aid in planning activities.
• Analyze and make recommendations on all elements of planning using knowledge of urban design, information systems, land use control or transportation.
• Assist boards, commissions and committees as required and work with neighborhood and business groups on planning projects.
• Analyze requests and write reports and recommendations for Planning Commission, Heritage Preservation Commission, and Board of Adjustment actions, and the Minneapolis Arts Commission. These include long range planning documents, certificates of appropriateness, rezoning, site plan review, conditional use permits, plats, registered land surveys, minor subdivisions, amendments to the Comprehensive Plan, street and alley, street and alley vacations, expansions and changes of nonconforming uses, etc.
• Work with architects, developers, neighborhood groups, inter-governmental partners, and other city staff in developing conceptual designs and monitoring design development reviews.
• Responsible for grant seeking, preparation of grant proposals, grant administration and grant financial management.
• Perform lead work in organizing and coordinating projects and reviewing the work of others including consultants, interdisciplinary staff, stakeholders, and representatives from outside organizations.
• Function as a team member on multidisciplinary projects.
• Attend professional seminars and workshops to maintain current knowledge of state and national trends and developments.
• Answer questions and respond to general inquiries about planning issues from the public and other agencies. Coordinating and facilitate public meetings and public hearings by setting agendas, public notifications, etc.
• Research, evaluate and communicate proposed changes to the City's Comprehensive Plan, area plans, thematic plans, Zoning Code and related Ordinances.
• Design, draft, and utilize various graphic software programs to provide conceptual design services and represent the City's objectives in a variety of forums.