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Posted: 3/14/2019
Job Reference #: 19232-1

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Job Title: Land Use Planner

Closing Date: 03/27/2019
DEADLINE: Attach any required documents, i.e., Transcripts, Certificates, diploma and Motor Vehicle
Record, to your online application by midnight on the closing date. Late Applications or documents will not
be considered.
Job Number: 19-232
Job Type: Full-Time Regular
Department: Land Use Planning & Zoning

City: Sacaton, AZLocations: 291 W. Casa Blanca Road
Area of Interest: Land Use Planning & Zoning

Salary Type: Base Pay
Salary/ Hourly Rate: $62,549 Salary
Tribal Driving Permit Required: Yes

Incumbent must have excellent customer service skills with emphasis on oral and
written communications; knowledge of computer applications Excel and Word including the creation and
modification of spreadsheets and forms; the position requires problem solving, job task planning and organizing;
research and critical thinking is a must to effectively perform the duties of the position. Must be able to manage
multiple issues at any given time and be proficient in scheduling and facilitating public meetings/hearings.

The Land Use Planner performs professional planning duties for current, short and long term planning activities
for the Community and is expected to exercise considerable independent judgment, initiative and professional
skills and knowledge in the formulation, modification, and improvement of the Tribal zoning and subdivision
codes, and the day-to-day implementation of the codes pertaining to the orderly regulation and control of the
Community’s development and growth.

0 Prepare reports for the Planning and Zoning Commission, Tribal Standing Committees, Tribal Council, and
other agencies as required.
0 Answer questions, verbally or in writing, regarding zoning changes and requirements of the zoning ordinance
and other development regulations; prepare submittals for zoning changes and other requests as needed.
0 Prepare studies and reports on current planning issues; provide assistance on short and long range planning
activities as needed.
0 Process zone change requests, subdivisions, conditional use permits, zoning adjustments and annexation
requests under the direction of the Director.
0 Supervise and assist planning staff in more complex code enforcement, compliance and application.
0 Serve as professional resource person to Tribal Council, Administration, Departments and Standing
Committees as needed.
0 Assist developers and the public with proposed developments and zoning development problems.
0 Perform site plan reviews as assigned.o Represent the Land Use Planning and Zoning Department on planning issues at various meetings as assigned;
conduct speaking engagements to various civic organization and business groups regarding planning issues
as assigned.
0 Perform other related duties as assigned.REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:0 Extensive knowledge in the practices and principles of Community planning, especially as it relates to current
0 Extensive knowledge in the area of research methods and statistical principles related to growth anddevelopment.Ability to evaluate statistical data and to present facts and conclusions clearly in written graphic and oral form.Ability to perform research and make independent investigations on planning problems.Capable of managing multiple high priority assignments.Ability to effectively plan, supervise and coordinate work of others.Ability to present and coordinate current planning issues of a high level with other departments, agencies,developers, consultants, citizen groups, and the general public.Knowledge of computer hardware and software programs, database management and GIS.
0 Ability to maintain ?exible working hours.
0 Ability to act as liaison to promote Tribal goals and policies to representatives of other governmental entities
and to professional groups.
0 Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, Community Officials
and the general public.
0 Ability to perform all physical requirements of the position; agree to maintain a Drug-free workplace.

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Planning or Planning and Design (in urban, rural,
regional, or transportation) or closely related field and a minimum of three (3) years experience as a professional

Required to obtain a Tribal Driving permit. Valid state driver’ s license with a current proof of driving record for
the past 39 months will be required to qualify for a tribal driving permit. Proof of driving record must be
submitted with application and must not be more than 60 days old from the date of submission of the
application.May Be Supervisory, Salaried Position
Reports to Director or designee


- Medical - EPO or PPO Self-Funded Plan utilizing Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Network

- Prescription Program

- Dental - Plan is provided through CIGNA with no deductible for preventive services or $50 (individual)/$150
(family) deductible for basic and major services

- Vision - plan benefits are provided through SightCare of Arizona and carry a $10 co-pay for exams, zero co-

- Life and AD&D - We offer voluntary or supplemental life insurance for Employee & Dependents through
METLIFE Group Insurance. GRIC pays the full cost for your Basic Life and AD&D.chgr 2 glgntarx Benefits -
- Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

- Short Term Disability

- Long Term Disability

- Employee Assistance Program
- 12 Paid Holidays

- Vacation Leave

- Sick Leave

Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference
Act (Title 25, U. S. Code, Section 472 and 473). The Gila River Indian Community is also committed to achieving
the full and equal opportunity Without discrimination because of Race, Religion, Color, Sex, National Origin,
Politics, Marital Status, Physical Handicap, Age or Sexual Orientation. In other than the above, the Gila River
Indian Community is an Equal Opportunity Employer.If you are claiming Preference in one or more of the following categories please attach a copy of the
r ir mni h ml EmlmnAli in.Preference for Community Members (with proof of enrollment)Preference for Native Americans (must meet membership requirement of a federally recognized Tribe.)
Preference point for Spouse of Community Member (with proof of spouse enrollment)Preference point for Veteran (must meet statutory requirements)


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