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Location: Austin, TX

Planner III or Planner Senior

Description
The Development Services Department (DSD) assists homeowners, business owners, and contractors when they build, demolish, remodel or perform any type of construction to ensure compliance with applicable city and building codes.

DSD is seeking to fill multiple Planner III/Senior positions in the Land Use Review Team. The primary responsibility will be reviewing commercial site plans for compliance with the Land Development Code and relevant ordinances. These positions work closely with other City departments, applicants, the public, and elected and appointed officials.

Planner III Minimum Qualifications

  • 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 Minimum Qualifications

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in a deadline-focused environment while balancing multiple projects, changing priorities, and additional responsibilities.
  • A working knowledge of the City of Austin’s Land Development Code, Neighborhood Plans, and Transit-Oriented Development documents.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of and the ability to clearly explain city practices, policies, and procedures related to permitting and land development.
  • The ability to provide technical planning assistance to the general public, design professionals, and elected officials.
  • Experience reviewing preliminary site plans and preparing comments.
  • Accreditation with the American Institute of Certified Planners, The Congress for the New Urbanism, or similar is preferred but not required.
  • Ability to travel to more than one work location.

How to Apply
Apply online at https://www.austincityjobs.org/postings/91398
See online posting for 'Duties, Functions and Responsibilities' and 'Knowledge, Skills and Abilities' by position.