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Company Name : Clark County, NV
Company Location : Las Vegas, NV 89118
Job Position : PLANNER
Job Category : Jobs in Nevada

Job Description :

The Clark County Comprehensive Planning Department is seeking qualified candidates to apply for the Planner position. This position performs professional current and/or advanced planning work, including conducting planning studies; collects and presents data and prepares reports; provides information and advice to the public in person and over the telephone. The position is responsible for providing assistance to higher level planners in the areas of research, data collection and preparation of reports and for staffing a public counter and providing a variety of information regarding planning and zoning codes and issues. The ideal candidate shall have fundamental principles and an understanding of professional level work in the planning field. It is imperative that the skills assessment accurately reflect skills and abilities for each position.

Within the Department of Comprehensive Planning there are two divisions, Current Planning and Advanced Planning which may utilize this position. Current Planning primarily reviews “discretionary” projects for conformance with Clark County’s Comprehensive Master Plan and Unified Development Code (Title 30). Discretionary projects require decision by the Zoning Administrator, the Planning Commission or the Board of County Commissioners and generally include zone changes, special use permits, major subdivisions, and design reviews. The division is also responsible for providing information on zoning matters to the public and maintaining Title 30 with regular updates with revised regulations to promote public health, safety, and general welfare. Advanced Planning is primarily responsible for long range planning projects. Sections within this division include comprehensive master plan updates and amendments, parks planning, trails planning, demographic information, and special projects. Projects require close coordination with a variety of departments and may include public outreach with town advisory boards and citizen advisory councils, and are part of a public hearing process that involves Planning Commission and Board of County Commissioners.

This is an open and continuous recruitment, scheduling dates will vary depending on when the application was received and reviewed by Human Resources.

Some positions may be used to fill term Limited-Permanent positions. The selected candidates will be hired for a special project or duties of a limited duration and be required to sign a term of employment letter specifying condition and exact dates of employment. The successful candidates will be eligible for benefits during the duration of employment.

Some positions may be Grant Funded. Grant Funded positions are subject to continuation based on availability of grant funds and the employee will be terminated without right of appeal when such funds are no longer available.

Some positions may be confidential positions and are excluded from membership in the union.

Some positions may be non-union positions and are excluded from membership in the union.

Resume and cover letter required. Applications submitted without a copy of the candidate’s resume are incomplete and will not be considered.

Required resumes and cover letters may be submitted in the following ways.

  • Uploaded as a Word or PDF attachment to application at time of submission.
  • Uploaded as a Word or PDF attachment to an email and send to County HR Recruitment Analyst at [email protected]


Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree with major course work in city, regional, environmental, transportation or urban planning or related field. Some practical experience related to the planning profession at a sub-professional or professional level and/or appropriate advanced degree desirable. Directly related full-time experience in an area of planning that has provided the knowledge and skills required at this level may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis to a maximum of two (2) years.

Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the “Education” and “Work Experience” sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write “see attached resume” on your application.

Working Conditions: Attend meetings outside of normal working hours.

Licensing and Certification: Specified positions must possess a valid Nevada Class C Driver’s License at time of appointment.

Background Investigation: Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation. Periodically after employment background investigations may be conducted.

Pre-Employment Drug Testing: Employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment drug examination.


Receives and processes applications for variances, rezoning, specific plan amendments, subdivision maps, annexations, use permits, and related zoning/planning and regulation items. Interprets, explains and enforces provisions of County codes, applicable laws and regulations, and other policies and standards to potential applicants and the public; answers telephone and counter inquiries regarding County and local governmental ordinances and requirements. Reviews construction plans and business license applications for conformity to codes and regulations; processes routine plans and applications, variances, use permits, and business licenses. Monitors status of development applications from acceptance to issuance of final permit. Researches and reviews plans for ordinance regulations; provides specific information to engineers, architects, contractors, developers, property owners, etc. regarding codes, regulations and procedures in area of expertise. Uses computers and software programs for various technical planning projects and studies. Prepares a variety of written communications, including analytical reports, correspondence; directs the preparation of graphic materials. Makes field surveys and investigations related to planning and zoning projects or requests. Makes oral and graphic presentations or prepares materials for presentation to Boards and commissions and community groups; answers questions and provides information and assistance to the public in person, on the telephone and in writing. Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the unit’s service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a work team. Uses standard office equipment, including a computer, in the course of the work; specified positions may drive a motor vehicle to attend off-site meetings and inspect property sites.


Mobility to work in a typical office setting, use standard office equipment, and to drive a motor vehicle or arrange for transportation in order to attend meetings and inspect development sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone. Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.

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