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Land Use Planning Assistant

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

An officer appointed to this position is responsible for the day to day management of planning datato facilitate monitoring and oversight of land use planning
i. Higher Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning, Regional Planning, Cartography, GeoInformatics, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) from a recognized institution.
ii. Certificate in GIS applications
iii. Two (2 )years of service in a comparable position from a reputable organization

Responsibilities

i. Maintain an up to date record of land use plans for public land including public
purpose- surrenders, riparian reserves, water towers, wetlands, open spaces, road
reserves, and land banks
ii. Vet submitted land use plans to ensure the land use plans presented to the
commission adhere to set standards and regulations
iii. Provide technical quality and presentation of land use plans for which the Commission is
providing oversight
iv. Identify sources of Land Use Planning data to inform studies in the area as well as the
development of new plans
v. Conduct site inspections for land use plans in the process of implementation and
document field reports highlighting findings to inform decision making Capture,
process, maintain and present geographic data using modern techniques and design
maps, graphics, illustrations and layouts for specialist and general users
vi. Leverage on ICT developments to convert analogue land use data to digital format to
improve efficiency
vii. Research and evaluate map source data for use in the preparation or revision of plans
viii. Liaise with external contacts, such as surveyors and designers, regarding the supply of
planning data.
ix. Collate data from remote sensing techniques and systems and design, update and maintain
Geographic Information System (GIS) databases to inform monitoring and oversight role
x. Use Geographic Information System (GIS) to model and analyze landscape features and
provide technical assistance on land suitability analysis.

xi. Contribute to continuous improvement initiatives including making proposals to upgrade
GIS software to current, more efficient and effective technologies and keeping up to date
with emerging specialist software
xii. Provide oversight over GIS system in land use planning

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 2 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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