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Job title: Planner, Sr. - Long Range Planning
Job location: Plano, TX 75074 United States
Requisition code: 213093
Date posted: 02/27/13
Job type: Full-Time
Compensation: All information available on-line at

Job Classification

Job Category:Planning

Job Description

Job description:
Manages team projects, both within and between departments, for the preparation of special reports and studies, directing the activities of support personnel as needed.
Assumes the responsibilities of the division head in his/her absence.
Acts as the principal liaison with applicants of priority processing projects and other applications for board and commission review. Provides information to citizens, developers and others on zoning and development application and review procedures, regulations and policies, long-range planning proposals, demographics and projections.
Prepares staff reports and makes public presentations of matters pending before boards and commissions.
Conducts detailed research and analysis of zoning and development proposals, growth and development trends, and policies and procedures as they relate to departmental action.
Coordinates the recommendations of other departments, divisions and groups, both internal and external, in the review of zoning and development applications, long range plans and special reports.
Monitors departmental practices and procedures, and prepares recommendations for ossible changes or adjustments to increase accuracy and efficiency.
Designs, organizes and oversees the ongoing maintenance of data bases for demographics, growth and development monitoring, and application review.
Organizes and oversees the design of departmental publications relating to area of responsibility.
May select, train and supervise technical staff within division.

Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:
Knowledge and Skills:

Working knowledge of the principles and practices of urban planning and federal and state laws and regulations related to planning and urban development.
Working knowledge of municipal government organization and functions
Working knowledge of requirements for plats, maps and diagrams.
Effective oral and written communication skills.

Education and Experience:

Master's Degree in Urban Planning or related field.
Two years experience in Urban Planning.

Licenses and Certificates:

Texas Class C driver's license.
Membership in AICP preferred.
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