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Job


Location: Austin, TX

Planner III or Planner Senior

Salary: $25.05 – $36.59/hour

Closing: 08/12/2022

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 a Planner Senior or Planner III to join the Land Use Review Team. The primary responsibility will be reviewing commercial site plans for compliance with the Land Development Code and relevant ordinances. This position works closely with other City departments, applicants, the public, and elected and appointed officials.

Minimum Qualifications
Planner III:

  • 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

  • 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 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 New Urbanism (CNU).

How to Apply
Apply online at: https://www.austincityjobs.org/postings/100230