Associate Planner DEPARTMENT:^Planning, Community, and Economic Development REPORTS TO:^Planning, Community, and Economic Development Director The incumbent performs a variety of routine and complex technical work in both short and long-term planning and environmental analysis.
The Planner may perform site design and plan review.
Recommends conditions and/or alternatives to ensure projects are responsive to the emerging needs of the community and consistent with city policies and codes.
This position is responsible to provide accurate information to the public, employees of the City and elected officials on many state and local code provisions, official land use maps, the comprehensive plan, and other pertinent information.
LEVEL OF AUTHORITY: This position performs work under the general supervision of the Planning, Community & Economic Development Director (PCED), exercising considerable latitude and judgment in accomplishing defined responsibilities and assignments.
The Associate Planner provides assistance to the Building Inspector/Code Enforcement Officer as directed.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The physical demands and characteristics of the work environment described here are representative of those occurring in the performance of the essential functions of this job.
While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear.
The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, i.e.
copier toner. Work is performed primarily in an office, which is busy, oriented to public service and subject to constant work interruption.
Employees may work under the stress of continual public and/or inter-departmental contact and pressure to meet deadlines.
This position works a regular schedule; however, incumbents may be required to work some evening hours to attend public meetings.
Location/Region: Anacortes, WA (US - 98221)