Planner II / Floodplain Manager – Lewis and Clark County, MT

Position Details
Title:   Planner II / Floodplain Manager
Status: Regular, Full-time, Non-exempt
Pay: $26.77/hour – $28.35/hour (Hiring Range)
Closing Date: February 9th, 2020
Under general supervision of the Director of Community Development and Planning, this position performs a variety of professional Land-Use Planning and Floodplain Development Program/Outreach duties.
Duties and Responsibilities
Essential Functions
• Responsible for the day-to-day administration of the Community’s Floodplain Management Program;
• Coordinates with the Director of Community Development and Planning to ensure a focused effort to minimize community-wide flood damage through the consistent implementation of the Floodplain Ordinance and other land-use programs;
• Manages the updating process for County flood maps, plans and policies;
• Maintains records and documents that keep the community eligible to participate in the FEMA’s NFIP and Community Rating System (CRS);
• Maintains the community’s floodplain program files and maps;
• Participates on the County emergency response team in a capacity specified by the Chief Administrative officer;
• In conjunction with the State (DNRC), conducts annual reviews of the FEMA “Repetitive Loss” list to identify properties, verify accuracy, and establish priorities for possible mitigation;
• Reviews development proposals with City, County, State and Federal agencies, as well as private developers;
• Analyzes existing land-use, public facilities, environmental constraints, and other information for development proposals;
• Prepares written staff reports and participates in the development of staff recommendations for development proposals;
• Assists with the creation, amending, and assessments of special districts;
• Prepares reports and presents information at public meetings regarding land-use development;
• Provides information and answers questions from groups and individuals regarding land use development, road adjustments, and special districts;
• Processes zoning requests, including conditional use permits, land use variances, changes in non-conforming use, zoning changes, amendments relating to County zoning districts, as well as floodplain development permits;
• Assists with professional land use planning duties related to plan implementation and long-range planning;
• Works with citizen groups to develop land use goals;
• Conducts community outreach;
• Assists with presenting plans/recommendations to senior management, community groups, public officials;
• Surveys and analyzes existing land use, public facilities, environmental constraints, and other information in conjunction with development proposals.Other Duties
• Coordinates with the Grants Administrator on the preparation of grant applications;
• Attends staff, board and committee meetings;
• Enforces zoning and subdivision regulations and development permits;
• Assists in the training of other staff;
• Coordinates and leads site visits;
• Functions as department liaison with its TRAKiT project management software program.
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.Required Qualifications – Experience & Education

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position are typically acquired through a combination of education and experience equivalent to a four (4) year degree in land-use planning, engineering (civil / geo-hydrologic), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), geography, landscape architecture, or other relevant field from an accredited college or university; and three (3)  years of experience in planning, land development, or engineering fields, with at least one (1) year in a public sector planning office. Classification as a Montana Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) required or must be obtained within 12 months of hire.   Master’s degree in Planning or a related field and AICP certification preferred.

Application Instructions
Applications for this position must be submitted through our career portal by the listed closing date at http://www.lccountymt.gov/hr/employment.html. The following items are required along with the on-line application:
• Resume
• Cover Letter