The Broward County Board of County Commissioners is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Planner at Port Everglades.
The Planner at Port Everglades is responsible for assisting with the execution, development and implementation of the Planning Section's work, projects and studies. This position serves as a professional and technical resource person for activities that support that the Port's planning goals and objectives are being achieved and thoroughly coordinated with local, regional and state partners and plans in a effort to obtain funding for capital projects.
Performs advanced professional planning work in the conduct of planning activities and operations.
Works under general supervision, independently developing work methods and sequences.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The functions listed below are those that WILL represent the majority of the time spent working in this job at Port Everglades. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary.
- Assists in the research and preparation of annual work programs and budget. - Prepare capital grant applications and write and administrate capital and transportation-related grants. - Assists with long and short range planning, including comprehensive planning, economic impact analyses, parking and traffic analysis and current planning for the Port. - Consults, coordinates and advises other departments, units and sections on planning related projects as assigned. - Coordinates and makes presentations at public meetings as assigned. - Supports the Seaport Planning Manager in ensuring that Port planning goals and objectives are being accomplished. - Assists with planning studies concerning trends and programs for Port development; and processes, analyzes and evaluates data. - Assists with the preparation and development of the Port Master/Vision Plans. - Coordinates all activities with assigned contracts and grants. - Performs related work as assigned.
This position interfaces with the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and other regulatory agencies regarding Port related planning and compliance issues as assigned.
The functions listed below are those that represent MAY the majority of the time spent working in this job class in the County. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary.
Executes, develops, and implements planning work related to urban planning (comprehensive planning, demographics, and GIS (geographical information system).
Receives, routes and responds to plan review requests; responds to phone and e-mail inquiries related to comments provided; coordinates the review process; maintains databases and plan files; accepts plans on behalf of the agency.
Responds to co-worker, contractors and citizen requests regarding plans, policies, standards, projects, and inspections.
Writes technical staff reports for County Commission agenda items primarily related to plats, including analysis and recommendations, to ensure compliance with the Broward County Land Development Code.
Conducts development review for the front counter/e-permits, assessing and collecting impact fees to ensure compliance with plat restrictions/conditions of approval.
Serves as agency analyst regarding proposed land development legislation, coordinates with other agencies and works directly with lobbyists to support or oppose pending legislation based on impacts to the County.
Receives, schedules and provides punch lists for pavement marking and signs, school flashers, signals and communications inspections; determines if the project is ready to be accepted by the agency for maintenance and signs-off on inspections.
Manages projects in the unincorporated neighborhoods; develops policies, goals and programs for the unincorporated areas of Broward County.
Attends central County Home Owner Association meetings; manages the Central County Community Redevelopment Agency website; prepares Central County Community Advisory Board meeting packages consisting of meeting agenda and backup material.
Prepares and submits all airport airspace studies and categorical exclusions for on airport projects; plans and develops aircraft gate parking at the contact gates and apron layouts for the overnight aircraft which includes numerous planning studies; assists in the development and creation of the airport layout plan which includes tracking on airport projects as well as off airport projects for airspace impacts.
Assists in general management of section operations; creates and maintains GIS datasets; provides GIS products and analysis for decision making; collects, manipulates and analyzes demographic data; provides assistance and information related to demographics to the general public and other governmental agencies.
Implements and administrates comprehensive planning functions in compliance with state statute requirements.
Reviews sources of information, current literature and recent developments regarding urban planning and provide recommendations to project leaders.
Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.
Performs light work that involves walking or standing most of the time and involves exerting up to 20 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis, or skill, adeptness and speed in the use of fingers, hands or limbs on repetitive operation of electronic office equipment within moderate tolerances or limits of accuracy.
Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)
Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.
It is important that applicants thoroughly answer all supplemental questions in order to receive appropriate credit. Applications may not be processed if incomplete.
Applicants interested in working at Port Everglades must be able to obtain and maintain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) as required by the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA).
Successful candidates must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver's License for duration of their appointment to this job.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance:
Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The ADA requires Broward County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.
Emergency Management Responsibilities:
Note: During emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers. County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.
County-wide Employee Responsibilities:
All Broward County employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Employee Code of Ethics, gift, and conflict of interest policies.
All Broward County employees must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.
BROWARD COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND PROVIDER OF SERVICES
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in urban planning, GIS, geography or closely related field.
Requires knowledge of cartography, geography, information systems, and its applicability to urban planning.
Special Certifications and Licenses Required:
- Ability to secure and maintain a valid Florida Driver's License at the time of appointment and for the duration of employment. - Ability to secure and maintain a Transportation Worker Identification card (TWIC) within 60 days of employment and for the duration of employment. - Ability to secure and maintain a valid Seaport Business Purpose Credential for the duration of employment.
- Current AICP certification. - Graduate degree in Planning (transportation, city, urban, etc.) or business administration related field. - 3+ years experience preparing planning related statistical and/or economic impact related reports. - 3+ years experience in grants writing and/or administration relevant to capital, seaport and/or transportation planning. - Certified Grant Writer. - Professional Port Manager (PPM/CPM) certification.
Internal Number: 1403679
About Broward County Board of County Commissioners
As one of South Florida’s leading economic powerhouses, Broward County’s Port Everglades is the gateway for international trade and cruise vacations. Consistently ranked among the three busiest cruise ports in the world, Port Everglades is also one of the nation’s leading container ports and South Florida’s main seaport for receiving petroleum products including gasoline, jet fuel and alternative fuels. The Port Everglades Department is a self-supporting Enterprise Fund of Broward County, Florida government with operating revenues of approximately $153 million in Fiscal Year 2014 (October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014). It does not rely on local tax dollars for operations. The total value of economic activity at Port Everglades is more than $28 billion. More than 224,054 Florida jobs are impacted by the Port, including 13,322 people who work for companies that provide direct services to Port Everglades.
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