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City of Pittsburgh Seeking Planner 2 (Design Review)

Provides an architectural and urban design review function within the Zoning and Development Review Division.

Department: City Planning (www.pittsburghpa.gov/dcp)
Salary: $47,753 – $53,129 per year.
Union: This position is included in the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employee, Local 2719 bargaining unit and will be filled in accordance with the provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Union Bid Form: None required. Your application for this position will serve as your union Bid Form.
Civil Service Classification: Non-Competitive.

Manages all aspects of the Design Review Process to review the impact of development projects on the public realm. Works with architects, engineers, developers, property owners and the public on design review applications.
Staffs the City’s design review board, currently comprised as the Contextual Design Advisory Panel, by scheduling projects, preparing agendas, drafting letters, organizing materials, acting as recording secretary and presenting reports at public hearings and meetings.
Manages the staff design review process as it relates to review for architecture and urban design.
Reports to the Zoning Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission on the outcome of the design review process for specific projects.
Prepares correspondence and reports involving a significant degree of narrative and technical information; prepares and conducts presentations on the same.
Establishes and maintains computerized files on design review, land use and zoning activities.
Facilitates, manages, and expedites community input into development proposals.
Assists in training Zoning Specialists and Interns.
Communicates effectively with Planning Department personnel, City departments, City officials, other governmental and agency officials and members of the community to accomplish work objectives.
Conducts research as necessary.
May assist in designing, coordinating, editing and/or writing copy for departmental publications, reports, flyers, correspondence, etc.
May work evenings and weekends.
Performs activities and functions of related position and other related tasks/duties as assigned or required, including reviewing, processing, approving/denying various zoning applications.

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