Planning Process Analyst
Salary: $36.80-$44.93 hourly / $6,401-$7,814 monthly / Range:
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
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.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
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
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
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.