APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -
PAY GRADE: 36
For more information on benefit and retirement programs, please see the sections below.
In order to receive consideration, applicants must indicate their availability for any work type, travel, and location requirements listed.
until recruitment needs are satisfied
** Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.
Land Use Planners provide specialized professional land use planning expertise to assist local governments and public entities; develop and revise land use ordinances, master plans and land use planning documents.
Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform work independently with little or no additional training. Under general direction, incumbents are responsible for representing the division in various land use planning capacities. They provide information to all levels of government regarding public land and natural resource activities and proposals; track and analyze the impact of Congressional bills and proposals on public land management in Nevada; provide expertise to local governments; negotiate consensus among public and private entities on controversial land use issues; and develop master plans for the division and client state agencies. Incumbents possess working knowledge of the purpose and relationship of Federal, State and local governmental and advisory bodies in the provision of services and the exercise of regulatory control including NRS Sections 278 and 321; the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA); the enabling acts for Bureau of Land Management, US Forest Service, and related agencies; and masterplan and zoning processes relevant to the economic, physical, geographical and demographic characteristics of local communities in Nevada and the state as a whole. Incumbents must have the ability to organize, coordinate and facilitate complex, high profile, State-wide councils and boards such as the Nevada Joint Military Affairs Committee (NJMAC), the State Land Use Planning Advisory Council (SLUPAC), Nevada Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (NTRPA) and other ad-hoc committees as assigned.
The incumbent is responsible for managing the Nevada State Clearinghouse database, by Executive Order, the single point of contact for all NEPA proposals with the potential to impact land use activities in the State; is responsible, in coordination with the State Land Office, for managing the division's Land Portfolio, a database of the state's real property assets; may assist with individual city and county governing bodies and planning commissions to provide technical assistance in the development of community and county master plans, zoning ordinances and land division ordinances; serves as agency staff to SLUPAC and NTRPA; and disseminates information on planning law and planning processes.
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in land use planning or related field and three years of progressively responsible professional land use planning experience which included developing master plans; coordinating land use planning projects; and/or facilitating conflict resolution between public and community entities and leaders; OR two years of experience as a Land Use Planner I in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of experience and education above the bachelor's degree level.
A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
Application Evaluation Exam
The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.
The following additional questions are part of this Recruitment