Wednesday , February 8 2023

City of Plano Job Openings – Planner or Senior Planner

Website City of Plano

Job Description:

Under general supervision, the Planner is responsible for research, analysis, review, and reporting of matters relating to growth, development, redevelopment, revitalization, and the physical organization of the community. Depending on area assignment, the focus of an individual planner may include the review of development and zoning requests, records and ordinance maintenance, demographics, long range planning, neighborhood planning, downtown planning and/or various heritage preservation activities.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Performs research of, and maintains records on, historical zoning and development codes, and reviews properties for compliance with applicable ordinances, policies, and guidelines in coordination with City code enforcement representatives.
  • Drafts various reports; maintains department and project files and documents.
  • Attends department, public, boards and commissions, and City Council meetings.
  • Identifies, researches, and evaluates amendments to zoning and development ordinances for the purpose of improving the development review process, meeting community objectives, and aligning with state law, applicable codes and ordinances, policies, and design guidelines, and makes recommendations to the Planning & Zoning Commission and City Council.
  • Prepares reports, graphics, maps, and associated studies and documentation for preparation and distribution to the Planning & Zoning Commission and City Council.
  • Provides general customer services; responds to concerns and inquiries.
  • Makes presentations on zoning and development ordinance and compliance proposals before the Planning & Zoning Commission and City Council.
  • Performs technical analysis using adopted ordinances and policies.
  • Works directly with applicants and their representatives before, during, and after the review process for certificates of occupancy and zoning compliance requests to inform them of the procedural requirements, address issues related to their applications, apprise them of staff recommendations, and provide documentation of actions performed by staff, the Planning & Zoning Commission, and City Council.
  • Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work schedule is essential.
  • Assists other team members within the division and department as needed.
  • Oversees special team projects both within and between departments; manages and participates in the preparation of special reports and studies; provides opportunities for public involvement.

Job Requirements:

  • Must pass a drug test, driver license check, criminal history background check, periodic CJIS background check (for positions requiring access into Police buildings) and social security number verification check.
  • Principles and practices planning, historic preservation, or neighborhood engagement; Federal and State law; municipal government organization and functions; and legal terminology related to development documents.
  • Two (2) years of experience in urban planning, neighborhood engagement, or heritage preservation. Membership in AICP desired.
  • Communicating clearly and effectively, verbally and in writing, in both formal and informal settings; preparing a wide range of written materials that communicate effectively to various audiences; operating a computer, standard software, and some specialized software; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships. Prefer skill in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator; Microsoft Power BI; Airtable; and ArcGIS.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Urban Planning, Public Administration, Geography, Community Development, Historic Preservation, Architecture, or related field.
  • Texas Class C driver’s license

Job Details:

Company: City of Plano

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Plano, TX, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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