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Planning Process Analyst

Salary: $36.80-$44.93 hourly / $6,401-$7,814 monthly / Range: 6562

DEFINITION: Under general direction, analyzes planning permitting processes and information systems; develops more efficient processes, procedures, and systems; and assists in the implementation of new processes; and performs related duties as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is a single-position classification charged with studying the case processing functions of the Resource Management Department, identifying problems, and developing and helping to implement streamlined procedures, so that the processing and cost of cases are commensurate with the significance of the projects.


1. Analyzes problems raised by the general public and departmental staff and management in order to determine nature and scope of problem; depending on nature of problem, refers problem to appropriate supervisor for resolution or develops improved processes, procedures, or systems; ensures that new procedures, processes, or systems are appropriately documented; identifies staff needs for training on new processes and assists in developing training materials; attends and researches outside training to determine its potential value to department staff; implements process improvements with appropriate supervisors; refers policy or resource allocation matters to supervisor for approval and implementation.
2. Supervises and participates in the development and monitoring of an automated case tracking and reporting system; provides regular reports and other information to department management.
3. Provides general information and clarification about pending projects to members of the media; refers members of the media to appropriate staff for detailed information about projects; identifies projects that may come under public and media scrutiny and notifies department management so that they can prepare and give direction to staff.
4. Supervises professional and paraprofessional staff engaged in technical support activities; prioritizes and assigns work; trains, disciplines, and evaluates employees.


1. Three years of professional experience in land-use planning or environmental review, including experience performing operational or organizational analysis of planning programs; or,
2. equivalent combination of training, education, or experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities.

Knowledge of: state planning laws and court decisions; case processing procedures; policies and procedures of local government planning operations and other regulatory agencies as they relate to land use regulation; computer applications used in the planning field; theory and practice of organizational development and management.

Ability to: analyze information, identify problems, and make recommendations; work with others to build consensus and achieve goals; prioritize work; organize and manage multiple projects; present information publicly; exercise independent judgment; address and balance the concerns of different constituencies.

Independent travel may be required.

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