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Planner II, Planner III or Planner Senior

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Position Information

Position Information

Posting Title Planner II, Planner III or Planner Senior
Job Requisition Number COA077165
Position Number 114871
Job Type Full-Time
Division Name DSD-Land Use Review
Minimum Qualifications

The position will be filled at one of the following levels depending upon qualifications:
Planner II:

  • Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college with major coursework in Planning, Geography, Social Science, Landscape Architecture, or a planning related field, plus two(2) years of experience in planning related work.
  • Twelve (12) semester hours of relevant graduate college course work may substitute for six months of required experience with a maximum substitution of two (2) years.
  • Experience may substitute for the education up to the maximum of four (4) years.


Planner III

  • Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college with major coursework in Planning, Geography, Social Science, Landscape Architecture, or a planning related field, plus three (3) years of experience in planning related work.
  • Twelve (12) semester hours of relevant graduate college course work may substitute for six (6) months of required experience with a maximum substitution of two (2) years.
  • Experience in planning related work may substitute for the education up to the maximum of four (4) years.


Planner Senior

  • Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Planning, Geography, Social Science, Landscape Architecture, or a planning related field, plus five (5) years of planning related work.
  • Twelve (12) semester hours of relevant graduate college course work may substitute for six (6) months of required experience with a maximum substitution of two (2) years.
  • Experience in planning, related work may substitute for one the education up to the maximum of four (4) years.
Notes to Applicants

A detailed, complete online City of Austin employment application is required to help us better evaluate your qualifications, and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position.

A cover letter and resume must be submitted, but will not substitute for a complete online City of Austin employment application.

Employment history dates must include month and year. Please verify that the employment history, dates, month, and year, on your resume exactly match the online employment application.

Pay Range

Commensurate

Hours

Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Additional hours, evenings, and/or weekends may be required based on business needs.

Job Close Date
10/20/2017
Type of Posting External
Department Development Services Dept
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location 505 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX, 78704
Preferred Qualifications
  1. Degree from an accredited four (4) year college with major coursework in Planning, Geography, Social Science, or Landscape Architecture.
  2. Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills in writing, reviewing and interpreting technical documents.
  3. Ability to make public presentations to government staff, city officials, and community organizations/citizens.
  4. Familiarity with the City of Austin’s Boards, Commissions, and Council.
  5. Ability to exercise good judgment, tact and diplomacy in all dealings and
    maintain confidentiality as required.
  6. Knowledge and experience with COA development and permitting processes.
  7. Knowledge of and experience with traffic impact and parking studies.
  8. Possess a valid Texas Class C Driver’s License or the ability to acquire by hire date
Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

1. Researches and reviews urban land development proposals and studies.
2. Reviews preliminary site plans and prepares comments for zoning, land use, annexation, and variance cases. .Studies procedural, ordinance, charter changes to analyze the impact on planning proposals and studies.
3. Meets with and answers questions from citizens, developers, and other city officials by providing technical planning assistance.
4. Prepares reports and make presentations at public hearings regarding land use and other planning related activities.
5. Assists in interpreting, explaining, and enforcing city policies and procedures concerning building and land development codes and specifications.
6. Reviews subdivision plats and site plans for compliance with local regulations and ordinances. Conducts field checks to verify the accuracy of data.
7. Coordinates activities of various planning boards and committees
8. Compiles data and information for reports and cost estimates. Calculates figures for reports.
9. Develops and conducts public information and education programs.
10.Assists with coordinating division/section activities with other city staff and assists in coordinating and conducting meetings between consultants, public, and City staff.

Responsibilities – Supervisor and/or Leadership Exercised: None

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Knowledge of the principles of community and urban planning.
Knowledge of Federal and State laws related to planning and urban development.
Knowledge of planning techniques.
Knowledge of city practice, policy and procedures.
Skill in oral and written communication.
Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
Skill in using computers and related software.
Skill in planning and organizing.
Skill in data analysis and problem solving.
Ability to apply statistical tools to data.
Ability to give public presentations.
Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.
Ability to establish and maintaining good working relationships with other City employees and the public.

Does this job require a criminal background investigation? This position does not require a criminal background investigation
EEO/ADA

City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * The minimum qualifications for this position are graduation from an accredited four (4) year college with major coursework in Planning, Geography, Social Science, Landscape Architecture, or a planning related field, plus two(2) years of experience in planning related work. Twelve (12) semester hours of relevant graduate college course work may substitute for six months of required experience with a maximum substitution of two (2) years. Experience may substitute for the education up to the maximum of four (4) years. Do you meet these minimum qualifications?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a degree from an accredited four (4) year college with major coursework in Planning, Geography, Social Science, or Landscape Architecture.
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Please describe your experience in writing, reviewing and interpreting technical documents, and discuss the written and verbal communication skills that you utilized.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please describe your experience with public presentations to government staff, city officials, and community organizations/citizens.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please describe in what capacity have you worked with City of Austin Boards, Commissions, or City Council. If no experience, then write "NA".

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Please discuss your knowledge of, and experience working with the City of Austin development and permitting processes.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Do you have the ability to exercise good judgement, tact and diplomacy in all dealings and maintain confidentiality as required.
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Do you have a valid Texas Class C driver’s license or the ability to acquire by hire date?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Please describe your experience related to traffic impact studies and shared parking studies. If you do not have experience in this field, please indicate N/A.

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents