Prepares and oversees community planning and development projects. Participates in the general administration of community planning and development programs. Develops specialized skills in selected areas of community planning and development and provides information and advice to County Officials, CAPS staff, other County staff and the general public. Issues procedural information to the public, offers interpretations of plans and regulations; works toward resolution of conflicts. Represents CAPS as an expert in selected areas of community planning and development including attending meetings, participation in community task forces and making oral or written presentations. Prepares ordinances, regulations, resolutions and plans for review and approval by appropriate governing authorities. Directs and conducts field investigations and research to compile data for community planning and development. Develops project narratives; coordinates with GIS personnel to develop and access maps and other supporting information. Retrieves data in the form of reports using GIS and database programming capabilities; provides maintenance of the current planning database. Acts as team leader on specific projects. Serves as a resource to other staff on specific issues. Stays informed of local, State and Federal legislation and the state-of-the-art in community planning and development. Participates in the development of a strategic plan and priority work schedules.