Senior Planner

Typical Functions

  • Performs advanced professional work related to variety of planning assignments
  • Manages complex planning studies, development applications and reviews consultant proposals
  • Reviews and processes complex comprehensive plan amendments, rezonings, annexations, site plans, plats
  • Develops project budgets, administers bidding process, verifies contract expenditures and compliance
  • Conducts research and prepares statistical reports on land use, physical, social & economic issues
  • Provides professional planning assistance to communities on varied land use projects
  • Develops transportation plans, studies and analyses on regional basis
  • Works in regional program areas relating to natural/water resources planning, community development, hazard mitigation, and others
  • Performs field inspections to gather data relevant to the development review process and/or to verify that development projects comply with approved plans
  • Schedules and conducts meetings with advisory boards and elected officials
  • Presents reports and other findings to clients, Planning & Zoning Board, and Council and serves as liaison to such committees
  • Attends substantial number of evening and weekend meetings

Typical Knowledge

  • Advanced knowledge of the philosophies, principals, practices & techniques of planning
  • Well-developed knowledge of one or more planning disciplines, such as urban design, affordable housing, economic development or land use
  • Knowledge and experience in construction processes
  • Knowledge of principles, methodology, practices of research and data collection
  • Knowledge of effective writing techniques
  • Knowledge of computer hardware and software programs, which may include Microsoft Office, Internet applications, and GIS

Typical Skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills for preparing and presenting planning reports and projects
  • Excellent interpersonal skills for facilitating relationships with elected/appointed officials or other decision-makers
  • Creative problem-solving skills to gather relevant information to solve less well- defined planning problems
  • Group facilitation skills for use with community workshops
  • Ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously
  • Ability to provide effective supervision and staff management
  • Ability to manage projects effectively and meet firm deadlines

Minimum Qualifications

Senior Planner, requires a bachelor's or master's degree in planning or related field and four years of professional planning experience. AICP Certification is preferred.

Please provide a cover letter and resume, along with any work samples (written or graphic) demonstrating your experience with the items above.