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Planning Engineer Planning Engineer Department: Job Series: Planning Manager/Administrator Division: Job Class: Community Development Administrator FLSA: Job Grade: Exempt G10E EEO-4: Date: Professional January 2020 Revised Date: March 2021 CLASS DEFINITION: Administrator title covers job classes responsible for administering a specialized or organization-wide program or function, requiring specialized program knowledge, with significant latitude to control program direction without policy-making authority over the program or function. SUMMARY: Under basic supervision, provides engineering review of land planning, construction, and development plans for the Community Development (CD) department while serving as Pitkin County’s Certified Floodplain Manager. Duties may vary according to job assignment. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:  Reviews plans and issues comments associated with land use applications and building, earthmoving, and other development permits to ensure compliance with the County’s regulations and standard engineering practices; includes permitting related to grading, drainage, storm water management, driveways, excavation, stabilization, retaining walls, and hazard mitigation.  Researches legal documents, plats, surveys, easements, property ownership, construction drawings, designs, as-builts, grants, dedications, development agreements, and historical development/project records for information as needed to carry out development review.  Acts as the County’s Certified Floodplain Manager; interact with local, state, and federal officials regarding floodplain issues; administers floodplain development permits.  Assists the County Engineer with professional level planning, design, inspection, and oversight work as the project manager for implementation of County programs and projects, as needed.  Coordinates the implementation of permits with internal staff and external agencies.  Meets with contractors, engineering consultants, planners, and general public concerning civil engineering matters related to development within Pitkin County.  Supports the relationship between Pitkin County government and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors, and County staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and County information; performs other duties as required or assigned.  Maintains regular and reliable attendance. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning, Engineering, Earth Sciences, Construction Management or Environmental Sciences; AND four plus years of experience with community development; OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Planning Engineer Page 2 of 2 Required Licenses or Certifications:  Must possess a valid Colorado Driver’s License and acceptable Motor Vehicle Record.  EIT Certification required.  Licensed Professional Engineer preferred.  Certified Floodplain Manager Certification required within one year of employment. KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: Knowledge of:  Engineering best practices.  Engineering regulations with land use and development regulations.  County policies and procedures.  County, state, and federal laws, regulations, and ordinances affecting planning, zoning, code enforcement, building safety, municipal services, environmental protection, and urban development.  County land use and development regulations, zoning codes, planning concepts, and principles.  Community development program planning evaluation principles.  Environmentally responsible and resource-efficient community development standards.  Standard and specialized computer software applications, including Geographic Information System (GIS).  Record keeping and records management rules and standards.  Local community issues and regional community resources available to citizens. Knowledge of (Job Class Standard):  Professional and technical writing methods and practices.  Project management principles, practices, and methods.  Fiscal and budgetary management and tracking.  Organizational and community planning.  Administrative principles and practices to include goal setting and program budget development and implementation. Skill in:  Interpreting and applying development regulations, technical standards, review procedures, priorities and deadlines, federal and state rules and regulations, and County policies and procedures.  Explaining planning and development regulations and procedures, and County policies and procedures.  Checking designs, details, estimates, plans, and specifications of development plans and permit applications.  Interpreting an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form.  Responding to public inquiries and providing information on departmental services, programs, policies, and procedures.  Using tact, discretion, initiative and independent judgment within established guidelines.  Maintaining accurate and interrelated technical records. Skill in (Job Class Standard):  Communicating effectively both verbally and in writing.  Handling multiple tasks simultaneously, under pressure, and in emergency and stressful situations.  Working efficiently both independently and as part of a team.  Organizing and prioritizing work to meet deadlines.  Developing, understanding, interpreting, and communicating policies and procedures.  Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships. Physical Demands and Working Environment:  Work is performed in a standard office environment.