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Saturday, August 10, 2019

Location: City of Austin, Texas

Senior Planner (Urban Designer)

The Urban Design Division of the City of Austin Planning and Zoning Department has an exciting career opportunity for a talented and experienced Senior Planner (Urban Designer) to be a part of a talented team of highly motivated design and planning professionals serving in the municipal public sector.

Minimum Qualifications The ideal candidate will have demonstrated leadership skills in the design and management of large and small-scale, people-centered urban projects and working with multidisciplinary teams of professionals. Proven experience in the following is highly desired: review of development plans for urban design standards, transportation planning, evaluation of transit oriented developments, 3D form synthesis, form-based coding, leading design charrettes and workshops, small area planning, and experience with community engagement to formulate design solutions in a fast-growing city. The candidate should have demonstrated experience and background in urban design or a closely related field such as Architecture, Landscape Architecture, physical planning, etc. and a passion for walkable, bikable, and connected places.

Application The City of Austin offers a competitive salary along with an array of excellent health, quality of life, and retirement benefits effective on day one of hire. The position closes on July 28, 2019. Please see official City of Austin job posting to apply online at:

About Austin Nested in the gateway to Texas’ Hill Country and a short distance from other major metropolitan centers, Austin has long been known as an inclusive, technologically advanced city – a place where new ideas go to be tested, adopted, and put into action and where quality of life and professional growth intersect. Austin has enjoyed a robust and diverse economy for over 10 years, with economic indicators regularly exceeding national averages. These achievements have led Austin to become a booming metropolitan area as one of the fastest growing in the country, with a 2.5 percent increase in population since 2017, Austin has a population of over 930,000, making it the 11th largest city in the country and an international destination for innovation, entertainment, and robust economy . Austin was selected as the #1 Best Places to Live (US News and World Report 2019), # 5 Top 25 Future-Ready US Cities (Convention Management Association Convene Magazine, 2/2016), “Best City for the Next Decade” (Kiplinger), the “Best Places to Live in the US” (US News), the “Top Creative Center” in the US ( and #1 on the “On Numbers Economic Index” as the fastest growing economy.