Planning Associate


JOB REQUIREMENTS: The City of Onalaska is seeking to hire a Planning
Associate in the Planning Department. Under the supervision of the
Planning Director, an employee in this position is responsible for the
enforcement of municipal ordinances pertaining to nuisance and property
maintenance, zoning and development, and erosion control. This position
conducts inspections, data collection, field work, and serves as a
liaison between the public and City regarding ordinance and/or code
violations. This position assists with the implementation of the
Comprehensive Plan and Unified Development Code on a community-wide
basis. Essential Job Functions: Enforces City Ordinances pertaining to
property maintenance, zoning issues, and erosion control and composes
correspondence to individuals in response to complaints/ordinance
violations; may assist Inspection staff with non-technical inspections.
Routinely visits active construction sites and structures. Manages the
Property Maintenance Program by developing procedures to improve the
overall maintenance/appearance of properties in the City; develops and
maintains a consistent system of ordinance compliance report
organization utilizing ArcGIS and municipal permit tracking software
through photography and report writing. Reviews and issues permit
applications in tandem with Lead Building Inspector; inspects new
development for compliance with conditions of approval. Assists Planning
Director with processing and analyzing requests for planning/zoning
applications and report preparation; meeting and agenda preparation,
data collection, attends City Committee meetings as required during
absence of the Planning Director or as requested. Assists City
Engineer/Department of Public Works with report writing, stormwater
utility calculations, and data collection/field work. Assists with the
Urban Forestry Program by responding to customer inquiries/tree
requests, data collection/field work, and coordinating/supervising
contractor activity. Contributes to a cooperative working effort by
demonstrating a willingness to perform other job- related work, as
needed or requested. The interdependency of operations is recognized and
the abilities and skills exist to do other work as needed or requested.
Assistance is given to others and special projects completed as
Bachelors degree in land use planning, urban planning, landscape
architecture, planning, geography, architecture, public management, or
related field required. One (1) to three (3) years experience in a
municipal environment, natural resources, planning, engineering or an
equivalent combination of education and/or similar experience is
required. Must obtain Wisconsin Erosion Control certification within six
(6) months of hire. Ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with businesses, developers, property owners, citizens,
and elected officials; excellent oral and written communication skills
with ability to communicate effectively. Ability to use Microsoft Office
Suite, Adobe, GIS software (i.e. ArcGIS). Valid drivers license with
good driving record is required. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
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