General Statement of Duties:
Performs professional planning duties in support of planning initiatives within the City of Manchester; performs directly related work as required.
Examples of Essential Work:
- Performs professional planning duties of component parts of plans, policies and programs in support of the City’s goals in alignment with private and public development in the City of Manchester;
- Gathers and analyzes data on land use, transportation, recreation, open space needs, development and related based on present and future conditions;
- Coordinates and participates in the scheduling, completing and evaluating various construction and improvement activities and projects;
- Assists in the bid process for capital improvement projects;
- Assists in monitoring project accounts and funds;
- Assists in recommending improvements in facilities;
- Uses computerized modeling techniques, including forecasting, capacity analysis and related to determine impact of various plans on existing City conditions;
- Prepares recommendations for the review and consideration of City Boards and Commissions;
- Explains policies, procedures and regulations to the public, developers, business organizations, contractors, architects and related;
- Performs on-site inspections to determine conformance with improved plans;
- Checks zoning regulations applicable to a particular property and provides all related information to stakeholders;
- Catalogues and maintains official subdivision and site plan documents and other improvement plans for the department and public access;
- Establishes procedures for collecting, summarizing and storing programmatic data to improve program effectiveness using computers, source documents and related;
- Prepares reports for public review, internal use or review by outside organizations, including graphics, to describe projects and program goals or activities;
- Prepares and makes presentations before citizen groups, City commissions, hearing officers and/or the Board of Mayor and Alderman as requested;
- Determines the appropriateness and validity of data for use in various projects and makes recommendations for additional data collection as needed;
- Prepares reports to funding agencies on the status of grant-funded projects;
- Analyzes rules, laws and regulations of other agencies to determine their impact on the City of Manchester;
- Coordinates the work of outside planning consultants; and more.
Acceptable Experience and Training:
- Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Public Administration or related; and
- Some experience related activities; or
- Two years of additional work experience in municipal planning operations plus a Bachelor’s degree may be substituted for the Master’s Degree; or
- Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work.
Required Special Qualifications:
- Possession of a NH driver’s license or access to transportation.