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Planning Supervisor

City of Missoula
Missoula, MT
The Planning Supervisor will lead routine administrative, technical, and supervisory work in the Development Services Division related to the development and implementation of the following regulations: zoning, subdivision, townhome exemption development, commercial building design standards, floodplain, and related municipal plans and policies. The Planning Supervisor will exercise independent judgment and initiative in analyzing complex development proposals in coordination with the Permits and Land Use Manager. The successful candidate will build and maintain working relationships with the City Administration, City Council, Planning Board, Design Review Board, Board of Adjustment, State and Federal officials, representatives of the media and the general public to advance and support Community Planning, Development, & Innovation in their mission of promoting equitable growth and a resilient, sustainable community. For more information about the department, visit the Community Planning, Development & Innovation Department website. ( Core duties and responsibilities to include: Perform advanced professional-level work in current planning as one of the lead planners for complex and controversial issues and projects. Provide leadership, direction, and coordinate the review of the current planning application, including reviewing reports for the Design Review Board and the Board of Adjustments. Ensure consistency in the review of land use and planning related matters such as building permits, floodplain permits, commercial building design standards, conditional use applications, and other complex land use applications. Prepare ordinances, regulations, resolutions, and staff reports with appropriate findings of fact and conclusions of law for complex land use development projects for review and approval by governing authorities. Identify and resolve critical issues affecting complex building and development permit applications for compliance with City Growth Policy, Design Overlay standards, floodplain, and Zoning regulations. Requirements for this job include: Bachelor's degree in relevant discipline (planning, urban studies, architecture, landscape architecture, environmental science, geography, etc.) and five years of progressively responsible experience reviewing building permits for compliance with design standards, zoning, conditional use applications, subdivision applications and rezoning applications for compliance with regulations, including at least 3 years of supervisory experience that may include project supervisor or staff supervision Or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Benefits of Working for the City: The City of Missoula will reward your contributions to our community with competitive compensation and generous benefits, including but not limited to: Market-Competitive Salary. Work/life balance including the ability to earn exempt comp time (additional paid leave of one hour earned for each hour worked over 40 per week). $0 premium coverage for employees and affordable premiums for family coverage. $10,000 Employer-sponsored Accidental Death and Dismemberment Life Insurance Policy. Constitutionally guaranteed retirement plan with the City contributing 8.77% of salary on your behalf and the ability to contribute to a supplemental deferred compensation program. Generous paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays Pre-tax flexible spending accounts. The City of Missoula may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness. Additional benefits package information is available here. To Apply: All applicants must submit a City of Missoula Application, Resume, Cover Letter, and a sample of professional-level work in land use to be considered. Any unrequested document uploads will be removed before applicant screening. Only the most competitive candidates will be invited to interview.