Location: Louisville, KY

Planning & Design Supervisor

Salary: $28.94 Hourly

The Louisville Metro Office of Planning & Design Services (PDS) is responsible for administering the policies, programs and regulations that guide Metro’s development. Responsibilities include development plan review, overseeing design overlays and historic preservation programs, and advising the Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Adjustment, Historic Landmarks and Preservation Districts Commission, and Design Overlay Committees on decisions affecting the built environment. PDS is also responsible for maintaining and monitoring compliance with the Land Development Code. PDS has a vacancy for a Planning & Design Supervisor. 

Essential Functions

  • Supervises community planning or land development regulations, activities and projects
  • Analyzes land use cases, and presents findings of planning and zoning projects at public meetings and hearings
  • Exercises supervision over subordinate personnel

Examples of Duties

  • Evaluates policies and procedures and develops and implements modifications
  • Prioritizes and assigns zoning cases or community planning projects, reviews and edits staff reports, monitors work flow for effectiveness and efficiency, and recommends modifications, improvements and solutions to problems
  • Presents findings on community planning, zoning, subdivision and land development projects at public hearings and meetings of the Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Adjustment and related committees
  • Coordinates community planning and zoning projects with governmental agencies, utility company representatives, engineers, and transportation agencies
  • Inspects sites and analyzes proposed developments and urban planning projects to determine impact on the community and compliance with the Comprehensive Plan
  • Provides technical assistance and instruction concerning zoning, community planning, and implementation of laws, regulations, ordinances, principles, procedures and activities
  • Represents the department to governmental agencies, developers, community groups and the media to provide information on community planning or zoning projects and procedures
  • Performs related work

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree:
    • Architecture
    • Engineering
    • Geography
    • Landscape Architecture
    • Political Science
    • Regional Planning
    • Sociology
    • Urban Economics
    • Urban Planning
    • Related field

Work Experience

  • Three years of urban and regional planning; comprehensive or functional community planning, or multi-modal transportation community planning experience.
  • Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted

Other Minimum Requirements
Must be eligible to be a Certified Planner by the American Institute of Certified Planners

How to Apply
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