Planner (Trails)

Recruitment #1805-PLANNRCPR4-001

Introduction

WHY JOIN US

Hillsborough County Government provides employees with careers that are both professionally and personally rewarding. With a wide range of independent agencies to choose from, the opportunities within Hillsborough County Government are endless! You are not just an employee within the government, you are an ambassador and business partner making a huge impact within our community that helps shape our future.

WHY WE EXIST

Our mission is to provide effective quality service at a reasonable cost with courtesy, integrity and accountability in a manner that protects and enhances the quality of life of our diverse population.

IDEAL CANDIDATE PROFILE

The Hillsborough County Public Works Department is seeking a Trails Planner to serve as a project team leader over trails & greenways planning projects within the department’s transportation planning division.  The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in urban, community or transportation planning, report writing, data collection and public presentations.  Candidates should have working knowledge of land development regulations and the development, evaluation, and implementation of comprehensive studies, plans and programs.

JOB OVERVIEW

Researches and analyzes information to write reports supporting the development, evaluation, monitoring and implementation of comprehensive studies, plans, programs, and land development regulations.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Master’s Degree with a major in Urban or Community Planning; and 
Two years of experience as an urban planner or transportation planner.

OR

An equivalent combination of relevant education (Not less than a 4-year degree in Urban/Community Planning) training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-specific competencies noted above.

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals

WORK CATEGORY

Light work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.  If the use of arm and/or leg control requires exertion of forces greater than that of sedentary work and if the worker sits most of the time, the job is considered light work.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • This position typically takes place in an office environment.
  • Requires sitting for an extended period of time.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below.

    • Functions as a project or team leader in the accomplishment of the following duties:
    • Collects, summarizes, analyzes, and presents facts and trends for use in evaluating land development proposals and community growth and development plans, studies and reports.
    • Conducts studies to be used in plans and reports relating to land use, economic bases, transportation systems, utility systems, community facilities, population, housing, and neighborhood plans and programs.
    • Writes drafts of zoning, subdivision, and other land development regulations.
    • Writes future land use, transportation, community facility plans, and other elements of a comprehensive plan.
    • Summarizes, analyzes, and presents data for use in the development of capital improvement plans and programs.
    • Oversees the activities of others in preparing plans, studies and reports.
    • Makes public presentations on plans, studies and reports.
    • Performs other related duties as required.

      JOB SPECIFICATIONS

      • Knowledge of comprehensive planning principles and practices.
      • Knowledge of data collection methods and statistical analysis techniques.
      • Knowledge of laws and regulations governing comprehensive planning.
      • Skill in making presentations to groups.
      • Ability to proof own work and the work of others.
      • Ability to prioritize work.
      • Ability to work effectively with others.
      • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
      • Ability to plan and oversee the work of others.
      • Ability to collect, organize and evaluate data and to develop logical conclusions, reports and presentations.

        Conclusion

        WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU

        We offer much more than the competitive pay you expect. We value our employees and Hillsborough County Government is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. And because we understand that no two people are exactly alike, you can choose what best suits the needs of you and your family.

        • Health Plan: The County pays towards health insurance premiums for all employees. Employees can select from three health care plan options. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 60 days of employment.
        • Dental Insurance: Employees are eligible to enroll in the dental coverage and choose from four options: High DMO, Low DMO, a network Open Access Plan, and a PPO. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment.
        • Vision Care: Employees and their dependents are eligible to enroll in the vision coverage. Co-payment coverage includes exams, lens and frame, as well as an allowable contact lens expense. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment.
        • Employee Assistance Program: This program provides all employees and family members with professional, confidential counseling sessions. All employees and dependents are afforded up to six (6) free visits per Plan year. Coverage begins on the first day of employment.
        • Tuition Reimbursement: Employees may be reimbursed up to $1,000 (undergraduate), $2000 (graduate) per fiscal year for classes at an accredited college or university for courses that enhance your ability to perform your current job duties.
        • Holidays: Employees receive up to 12 paid holidays per year.

        Visit our Employee Benefits page for more exciting details.

        Veteran’s Preference:

        Do you qualify for Veteran's Preference? Preference will only be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation that clearly shows dates of service, campaign awards or medals received, and character of discharge (DD-214 Member-4 or Service-2 copy) to support entitlement to preference must be provided at the time of application.

        Equal Opportunity Employer:

        Hillsborough County Government provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Hillsborough County Government complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

        Hillsborough County welcomes and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, and persons with physical and mental disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons in the application and testing process. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation requests will be on a case-by-case basis.

        Hillsborough County Government expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Hillsborough County Government’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge

        Hillsborough County is a drug free workplace.

        Response/Recovery Activities:

        Employees are required to participate in response/recovery activities in response to an emergency or natural disaster affecting County operations and/or its citizens. In such situations, every effort will be made to maintain operations, but employees will be assigned to carry out response activities suited to their skills and capabilities. *MON*