Location: West Palm Beach, FL

Urban Design Planner

Salary: $53,031 to $79,558 depending on qualifications

Closing: Open until filled

Under general direction, enforces the implementation of the Downtown Master Plan area, a master plan designed under urban design principles to create a walkable and mixed-use community; analyzes development-related plans and data to ensure compliance with applicable city codes; develops design alternatives to projects; assists with development of policies and regulations to update the downtown master plan to current challenges; conducts presentations to various interest groups and advisory committees; and performs other related duties and special projects as assigned.

Master's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Architecture, Urban Design, Planning or related field, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Education will be verified using the “Education Requirements” listed below. Experience in urban design highly desired.

A valid State of Florida driver's license is required. A valid driver's license from any state (equivalent to a State of Florida Class E) may be utilized upon application; with the ability to obtain the State of Florida driver's license within thirty (30) days from date of employment.

Education Requirements: To be considered valid (or verified) for position qualification purposes, and consistent with City Hiring Policy 4-5, a High School, GED or equivalent diploma, and all higher education degrees or certifications must have been issued by:

  1. a public education institution in the State of Florida or any State or Territory of the United States; or
  2. an institution accredited by an accrediting organization that is recognized by the Florida Department of Education or the U.S. Department of Education; or
  3. an institution that is accredited by an organization that is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA); or
  4. an institution whose degree or certification is accepted by institutions identified in either 1), 2), or 3), above, for the purpose of admission to institutions identified in either 1), 2), or 3) above.
  5. International degrees will be evaluated to determine if they satisfy qualification requirements.

Additional Details
The selection process for this position may consist of any, all or a combination of the following tests: evaluation of training and experience, written examination, structured oral interview or other assessment method.

Excellent Benefits!

State of Emergency: When normal operations of City departments are suspended or interrupted due to a declaration by the Mayor that a state of emergency exists, all employees will be deemed critical by the City. For the preparation and/or continuation of emergency operations or for special work detail, employees deemed necessary shall be required to work. Employees deemed critical by the City but not needed for the initial preparation and/or continuation of emergency operations or for special work detail may be directed not to report to work, and given paid administrative leave or they may be reassigned to another location that best meet the needs of the City.

How to Apply
If you are interested in applying for this position you may apply online here by selecting the Apply Now button at the end of the job posting. Applications must be received in Human Resources by the closing date.

The City of West Palm Beach is an equal employment opportunity employer. Veterans' preference will be given in accordance with Chapter 295 of the Florida Statutes for those who met the minimum requirements of the position. Background investigation, physical, and drug and alcohol screening is required as condition of employment.