Senior Planner – Land Development


This position will support multi-disciplinary land use planning projects for private and public clients. General work involves conceptual and site plan development and review assistance complying with state and local land development regulations. Considerable independent judgment and initiative are required in carrying out position objectives within the framework of established policies and regulations, as well as utilizing best planning principles and practices.

  • Provide research support, including interpretation and application of jurisdictional policies, codes and requirements, for due diligence and entitlement-related projects, such as annexations, comprehensive plan amendments, and rezoning applications.
  • Presents analysis and recommendations on land use cases to advisory board(s) and City Council based on consistency with the Comprehensive Plan and other ordinances.
  • Provide internal technical assistance
  • Provide production support, including written reports and data analysis, in the preparation of planning and permitting documents and deliverables to clients.
  • Assist with client and jurisdiction meetings and workshops including preparation of agendas, presentations, and meeting minutes.
  • Accurate and timely submittal of planning and permitting application packages for jurisdictional review, including tracking of applications through the review process and preparation of responses to staff comments.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning with 4+ years of relevant planning experience or a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning or a related field with 2 years of relevant planning experience.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required
  • Detail oriented and able to closely follow instructions and direction
  • Skilled in coordinating multiple projects
  • Demonstrated problem-solving abilities
  • Highly organized with the ability to manage priorities effectively
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Knowledge of Urban Planning Principles and Applications
  • Knowledge of GIS Principles, Applications, and Software

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Above average skills using Adobe products, ArcGIS and/or Autodesk products
  • Ability to work in a high-paced environment with a sense of urgency
  • A consultative, service-oriented mindset and collaborative problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated experience in code-related research and analysis
  • Understanding of current planning concepts (e.g., Form Based Code, Transit Oriented Design, Missing Middle Housing, Smart Growth, Sustainable Development)
  • AICP Certification