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Placemaking Design Planner

Central Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Job Description
Exhibiting stewardship for the cooperative, the Placemaking Design Planner professionally represents the cooperative in driving projects that align with organizational strategy while providing support to the strategic business units. Serving as the lead on all planning projects, this position will be responsible for identification, implementation and reporting on related initiatives.  

Standards of Excellence  
The standards of excellence represent the code of conduct required of every employee to ensure a culture of excellence is maintained throughout the cooperative.   
• Supports the organization by having sufficient knowledge of programs and services offered, and professionally representing the organization in a positive manner. Contributing to high organizational and team performance through a commitment to excellence.
• Accepts challenges and supports change within the organization. Demonstrates commitment, and overcomes resistance through resourcefulness and creative problem solving.  
• Allocates time and attention based on what is most important to achieve key goals and objectives. • Effectively organizes and balances tasks and priorities to keep multiple duties on track.  
• Demonstrates effective skills in obtaining and researching facts and information. Interprets and analyzes information, including instructions and guidelines to make appropriate decisions.  
• Selects and uses appropriate communication methods and demonstrates follow through with commitments.
• Observes safety and security procedures and actively demonstrates safe work practices at all times.
• Exhibits integrity and demonstrates ethical behavior in everyday business conduct.  
Core Responsibilities The duties and responsibilities described below are the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be all inclusive for this position.   
• Lead the design and development of a story using a variety of platforms such as CityEngine, Adobe Creative Suite and AutoCAD.
• Conducts extensive research in specific project areas.
• Writes and presents formal and technical reports.
• Identifies issues and opportunities for communities that will enhance community planning.
• Develops long range plans for communities.
• Works with Executive Management to develop strategies to promote economic and community development.  
• Stay abreast of current regulations, codes and legal issues associated with planning.
• Regularly communicates to executive management regarding the status of project deliverables.
• Dedicated and driven, with a sense of urgency, for individual and cooperative success.  

Classification   
• Non-Exempt
• Reports to VP of Business Development
• Position has an impact, generally at the operational level and requires a working knowledge of technical systems, regulations and/or cooperative strategy necessary to exercise independent action.
• Position has no formal supervisory responsibility for the work of others.  

Qualifications 
A successful candidate must believe in the core values of the organization and be driven by the mission. The qualifications below represent the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
Specific requirements and competencies include: 
• Solid Educational Background – Bachelor’s degree in Planning or related field with at least 3 years GIS experience required; Master’s preferred
• Demonstrated knowledge of architecture, 3D design, GIS, or geodesign.
• Well-developed knowledge of planning principles and practices highly desired.
• Must have and maintain a valid Oklahoma Driver License  
• Project Management – Develops project plans, coordinates projects, communicates changes and progress as necessary, completes projects on time and budget, and manages project team activities.
• Analytic and decisive decision maker - the ability to prioritize and communicate to staff key objectives and tactics necessary to achieve organizational goals.
• Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands, accepts criticism and feedback and changes approach or method to best fit the situation. Exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills.
• Communication – Must possess and demonstrate strong presentation skills. Expresses ideas and thoughts both verbal and written, exhibits good listening and comprehension, keeps others adequately informed and selects and uses appropriate communication methods.
• Achievement Focus - Sets and achieves challenging goals, demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles, measures self against standard of excellence, recognizes and acts on opportunities and takes calculated risks to accomplish goals
• Self-Management - Regulates impact of own emotions upon others, remains focused and energized under stress, accepts criticism and recovers quickly from setbacks, projects realistic self confidence in abilities

Working Conditions  
Work Environment
Indoor office work environment; nonhazardous work  
Work Hazards
Infrequent exposure to extremes in noises, temperatures, distractions, etc.  Little or no exposure to hazards 
Physical Demands 
 The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is also required to stand; walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel or crouch and talk or hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus. 
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