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City of Thomasville



Reports to:

City Planner

Position Summary:

The City of Thomasville is seeking a planner with an interest in community planning, including the relationship between policy, economic investment, housing, and the design of our built environment. Candidate will perform a variety of professional level duties including the drafting of the 2018 comprehensive plan, area and corridor planning, ordinance writing, preservation planning, economic development and grant administration, development review, and related functions. Candidate will be a key contributor to the City of Thomasville regarding future planning and visioning, including civic engagement and associated policies. Candidate should possess a thorough understanding of town planning, traditional design, and new urban principles and practices, including the charrette process.

The City is in the midst of a planning renaissance, including downtown civic projects, multi-modal gateway improvements, park master plans, urban redevelopment area (URA) planning, and a full re-write of its comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance. Candidate will assist with long range planning efforts; including master plans, illustrative plans, revitalization plans, etc. at a variety of scales, including, the region, sector, district, neighborhood, corridor, block, and lot. This includes the promotion of infill housing construction, neighborhood-scaled uses and the administration of planning and housing-based grants for the City’s redevelopment areas. Candidate will have multiple opportunities for creative expression and growth, and will work under the direct supervision of the City Planner.

Knowledge and abilities:

Applicants should have a graduate degree in city planning, urban planning, or similar field with an understanding of “place-based planning” calibration, and form-based codes. Applicants should be proficient in or familiar with one or more urban planning software programs, including: ArcView/ArcGIS, PhotoShop, Illustrator, SketchUp, AutoCAD, or similar. The ability to sketch or hand render is a plus. Certification / accreditation through the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU), US Green Building Council (USGBC-LEED), or similar is preferred.

Additional Information:

Salary will be based on qualifications and education. Click on the link below for specific information regarding this position, as well as application process.