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City Planner / Planning Director

City of Craig

Craig, AK United States

How to Apply
URL: https://www.craigak.com/planning/page/plannerplanning-director-job-opening
Email: HR@craigak.com

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Interpret codes, statutes, ordinances and regulations with a particular emphasis on the Craig Land Development Code.
  • Prepare agendas and information packets, attend, and keep minutes for all Planning Commission meetings.
  • Research, apply for and administer various economic development and emergency management grants. Assist other departments with grant writing and management as needed.
  • As the city's building official, review building permit applications, work with applicants to ensure compliance with municipal development standards, issue, and track building permits.
  • Review applications for variances, rezones, conditional use permits, subdivisions, replats and other land use actions, and prepare reports for the Planning Commission.
  • Prepare the necessary resolutions, ordinances, reports, and other documents for the Planning Commission and/or City Council.
  • Notify the public of, prepare for, hold, and document public meetings and hearings.
  • In conjunction with the Emergency Services Department, Police Department, Fire Department and other city departments, prepare and administer emergency response plans.
  • Assist the City Administrator and other city departments with project management for capital improvement and economic development projects. Act as the city's project representative on projects when assigned.
  • Assist other city departments in various planning activities as identified by the City Administrator. Manage the city's Municipal Assessment Record System (MARS) with the Finance Director and contract assessor.

Additional Duties

  • Assist the City Clerk and other staff in land related matters.
  • Research land records for information on land ownership, easements and dedicated rights-of-way. Prepare special reports, drawings, maps, and other documents for the Planning Commission and/or City Council.
  • Prepare or review permits for various land and water uses and developments.
  • Assist with conducting the city's Community Economic Development Strategy Committee annual meetings and prepare the annual report for the council.
  • Prepare capital improvement project requests for state and federal elected officials and grant funding agencies.
  • Maintain and prepare maps of the city using AutoCAD and/or ArcGIS software.


A bachelor's degree in planning, rural development, public administration or related field is preferred. Bachelor's degree may be substituted with five (5) years of progressively responsible experience working in government with an emphasis on planning, code interpretation/enforcement, land use management, grant management, and project management.

Position and Benefits

This is a full-time permanent exempt position with the City of Craig. This position includes full benefits as outlined in the City of Craig Employee Handbook. The City of Craig is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Experience Level
Mid II (4-8 years)
AICP Level
Land Use and Development Regulation and Zoning
Salary Range
$52,392 - $86,528 salary (DOE) with benefits

Contact Information

Brian Templin
PO Box 725
Craig, AK
United States
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