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Stillwater, Planning Manager, Dev Servicees posted 9/14
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Midwest City, Comprehensive Planner posted 9/14
Midwest City, Engineering Technician posted 9/14
INCOG, Transportation Resource Center Coordinator posted 8/14
ACOG, Transportation (System Performance) Planner posted 8/14
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Planning Manager for Development Services Closing Date
City of Stillwater, OK  Oct. 15, 2014
 

 

The City of Stillwater is searching for a qualified candidate for the position of Planning Manager.  The Planning Manager will plan, organize, and oversee the planning function of the City. Reporting to the director of Development Services, the Planning Manager will provide a high level of customer service and professional planning assistance for all city departments, citizens, developers, and designers.

The person in this position is expected to develop excellent working relations with a number of ad hoc boards as well as the City’s Planning Commission and the City Council to which he or she will make recommendations in regards to development cases and planning issues.

The Planner Manager will manage the land use application process and planning/grants staff and will be responsive to city needs by evaluating proper codes, projects, and, by visioning the City’s future with community stakeholders.

 

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will thoroughly understand the principals and objectives of urban planning, regulatory responsibilities, and the vision of the city as it pertains to community development and enhancement. This individual will have a proven ability to develop professional staff, to participate as a member of a large and diverse group, and to solve problems through effective relationship building.

He/she must have an unblemished record of ethical and professional conduct that can withstand intense public scrutiny. As land use development issues are one of the highest profile issues that the City government handles–in part due to a highly engaged citizenry who are interested in development issues–the ability to handle criticism and controversy is a must.

He/she should have a clear and open communication style, excellent listening skill, the ability to negotiate in the public interest and balance conflicting interests, the capable of handling the pressures of managing trade-offs in an environment with many competing stakeholders.

 

Qualifications Summary

• A degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in urban planning political science, public administration or related field. A master’s degree in planning or related field is preferred.

• Ten years of increasingly responsible experience in municipal government, including five years of administrative and supervisory responsibility.

Compensation and Benefits

The compensation range for this position is $61,360 to $87,547 annually. The City of Stillwater provide the following excellent and comprehensive benefits:

 

To Apply

If you are interested in this outstanding career opportunity, please consider submitting your resume and City of Stillwater application (available online at stillwater.org) by Oct. 15, 2014.

 

Mail To

City of Stillwater Department of Human Resources Attn: Planning Manager P.O. Box 1449 Stillwater, OK 74076-1449

 

For additional information, contact

Development Services Director Paula Dennison , Phone: (405) 742-8213,  Email: pdennison@stillwater.orgLittle

 

See Full Announcement here
http://stillwater.org/files/jobs/70-14_announcement.pdf

   

 

 
Current Planning Manager Closing Date
City of Midwest City, OK  
 

 

The City of Midwest City is currently searching for candidates for the position of Current Planning Manager. The incumbent will be responsible for the coordination and day to day operations of the Current Planning Division. The incumbent is responsible to direct the work of the Associate Planner and the Community Development Clerks within the department. The Current Planning Manager assists in developing and presenting department materials to the City Council and to other City committees and boards as required.  The Current Planning Manager reviews and coordinates staff reports prepared by the Department on Zoning, preliminary plats, final plat applications, for the various City Committees and boards. The Current Planning Manager is responsible for the coordination of the processing of building permits and certifications of occupancy. The incumbent confers with private citizens, developers, the Chamber of Commerce, the Economic Development commission and other on development matters as they relate to the City.

 

In addition to working with some of the best in the Oklahoma City area, the City of Midwest City offers a great benefit package that includes a Define Contribution Retirement Fund that the City contributes 13.5% into on the employees’ behalf, medical, dental, and vision coverage, flexible spending, and a Deferred Compensation Plan with MassMutual that has a ROTH component. City employees accrue paid vacation and sick leave annually, City employee enjoy 8 designated Holidays and are provided two optional holidays taken as their choice annually.

 

Experience

5-6 years of progressive Municipal Planning experience

 

Salary Range

$62,355 to $67,943 (dependent upon qualifications)

 

 

Please visit the City’s website for a full job description and educational requirements. The City requires a complete application be submitted, resumes are not accepted without the completed application.

 

E-mail
cwilson@midwestcityok.org

 

Midwest City Website
http://www.midwestcityok.org

 

 

   

 

 
Comprehensive Planner Closing Date
City of Midwest City, OK  
 

 

The City of Midwest City is currently searching for candidates for the position of Comprehensive Planner. This position directs and coordinates long-range planning and development efforts of the city. The Comprehensive Planner develops and/or coordinates programs for the utilization of land and other facilities for the city. The incumbent is responsible for maintenance of the City’s Comprehensive Plan and other land development documents. The incumbent will work on programs and projects that address planning issues within the city’s neighborhoods and other areas within the city. The Comprehensive Planner serves on various board(s) and commission(s) relating to development and community improvement activities on the local, regional, and state level. The incumbent prepares and presents to committees, boards, and citizens regarding the city’s long range development plans.     

 

In addition to working with some of the best in the Oklahoma City area, the City of Midwest City offers a great benefit package that includes a Define Contribution Retirement Fund that the City contributes 13.5% into on the employees’ behalf, medical, dental, and vision coverage, flexible spending, and a Deferred Compensation Plan with Massmutual that has a ROTH component. City employees accrue paid vacation and sick leave annually, City employee enjoy 8 designated Holidays and are provided two optional holidays taken as their choice annually.

 

Experience

3-6 years of progressive municipal planning

 

Salary Range

$60,602 to $64,168 (dependent upon qualifications)

 

Please visit the City’s website for a full job description and educational requirements. The City requires a complete application be submitted, resumes are not accepted without the completed application.

 

 

E-mail
cwilson@midwestcityok.org

 

Midwest City Website
http://www.midwestcityok.org

 

   

 

 
Engineering Technician Closing Date
City of Midwest City, OK  
 

 

The City of Midwest City is currently searching for candidates for the position of Engineering Technician. The incumbent performs technical engineering and computer work related to public works construction, including computer-aided entering information into city computer mapping and database system. The incumbent enters graphic and other database information onto the city computer mapping system and into the city database mapping files. The incumbent creates and maintains computer aided drafting software (CAD) maps and drawings from records of surveys, property descriptions and construction notes; prepares engineering drawings of structures from specifications and verbal descriptions; prepares simple drawings of completed construction from proposal drawings. The incumbent assists in preparation of computer aided drafting (CAD) materials for boards and commissions. The incumbent complies with established safety policies and procedures in accordance with applicable OSHA regulations. The incumbent assists in the with permit review and may be asked to do some site inspections.

 

In addition to working with some of the best in the Oklahoma City area, the City of Midwest City offers a great benefit package that includes a Define Contribution Retirement Fund that the City contributes 13.5% into on the employees’ behalf, medical, dental, and vision coverage, flexible spending, and a Deferred Compensation Plan with Massmutual that has a ROTH component. City employees accrue paid vacation and sick leave annually, City employee enjoy 8 designated Holidays and are provided two optional holidays taken as their choice annually.

 

Experience

4-6 years of progressive municipal planning

 

Salary Range

 $34,307 to $36,325 (dependent upon qualifications)

 

Please visit the City’s website for a full job description and educational requirements. The City requires a complete application be submitted, resumes are not accepted without the completed application.

 

 

E-mail
cwilson@midwestcityok.org

 

Midwest City Website
http://www.midwestcityok.org

 

   

 

 
Transportation Resource Center Coordinator Closing Date
INCOG  
 

 

INCOG, the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Tulsa metropolitan area, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Transportation Resource Center Coordinator.  The position is responsible for the following tasks:

 

 *   Responsible for all Carpool & Vanpool initiatives in the region.  The task requires managing the website www.tulsatrc.org and all associated activities with specific attention toward improving travel choices in the region.

  *   Coordinating & matching of the transportation needs of elderly, low-income or persons with disabilities with all available rural and urban transit systems throughout the Tulsa Metropolitan Area to improve overall mobility.

   *   Work closely with various Alternative Transportation projects at INCOG that primarily involve planning and promotion of bicycle and pedestrian components as well as transit related projects.

   *   Work with human services agencies to match transit needs with resources and provide meaningful services to various clientele or the providers. 

 

The work requires mature judgment and independent initiative, with ability to organize work efficiently and work well with agencies as well as the public.  This position is responsible for improving business and community support for transportation coordination as well as building supportive community networks.  It will require the development and distribution of information that explains how to utilize the available resources in meeting the diverse travel needs of clients and agencies. Work requires a special understanding of the needs and behavior of clients served.  The position will also be responsible for exploring and communicating opportunities to generate additional resources.

 

Qualified candidates will possess a bachelor's degree or higher in public relations or urban planning, and relevant work experience of one year or more in the areas mentioned. Candidates with experience in metropolitan transportation planning are preferred.  Demonstrated use of Microsoft Office programs is required. Candidate must have demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.  Web based editing and social network management skills are a plus.

 

INCOG offers a comprehensive benefits package, including, medical, vision, dental and retirement plans, and a deferred compensation plan.  Specific compensation will be based on the candidate's qualifications and experience.

 

To apply please submit your cover letter and resume to:
INCOG Personnel Director
2 West 2nd Street, Suite 800,
Tulsa, Oklahoma, 74103-3123

or email to: incog@incog.org.<mailto:incog@incog.org.>

   

 

 
Transportation (System Performance) Planner  Closing Date
Assistant Planner Position & Associate Planner Position  Until Filled
ACOG
 

 

The Association of Central Oklahoma Governments, the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Oklahoma City Area Regional Transportation Study (OCARTS) area, seeks a highly motivated, skilled, self-starting professional to fill a key position within the Transportation & Planning Services (TPS) Division. This position requires excellent analytical, communication, data management and problem‑solving abilities.

 

The position serves as the principal professional and technical resource for metropolitan planning organization (MPO) regional performance based planning including: the Congestion Management Process, system targets and measurements, and safety and security planning for the MPO.  Other responsibilities include coordination of related committees and/or subcommittees, and assisting in the development of the long range transportation plan.  Makes frequent decisions important to the projects for which he/she has responsibility.

 

NOTE: The position will be filled at either the Assistant Planner or Associate Planner level, depending on qualifications.

 

 

Minimum Requirements

Assistant Planner:  Geography, Planning or related field, plus one (1) year of professional experience.  A Master’s Degree in related field may substitute for the 1‑year experience.  Starting Salary Range: $38,000 - $45,000

 

Associate Planner: Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Geography, Planning, or related field, plus three (3) years of professional experience.  A Master’s Degree in related field may substitute for 1‑year of experience. Starting Salary Range: $43,000 - $50,000

 

Additional information can be found at http://www.acogok.org/job-board.

Please submit cover letter and resume by 5 p.m. on Friday, August 29, 2014 to: Association of Central Oklahoma Governments, Attn: Beverly Garner, bgarner@acogok.org, 21 E. Main St., Suite 100, Oklahoma City, OK 73104-2405.

 

 

Deadline

Position open until filled.

 

ACOG participates in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.

 

   

 

 
Planner I, Planning & Development Closing Date
City of Tulsa, OK  
 

 

Job Description

Under general supervision performs professional work in the development and implementation of comprehensive plans, procedures, or programs and other related assigned duties.

 

Essential Job Functions

Performs professional planning work in developing comprehensive plans or reports and/or architectural or historic plans or studies;
Monitors, assesses, and provides task assistance to various projects and committees;
Assists in programming project objectives, research activities, and related activities;
Prepares preliminary studies on plans and programs;
Negotiates, documents and tracks cost-effective alliances, partnerships, and sponsorships for programs/events;
Researches, writes grants, and develops database studies (in some positions);
Prepares grant applications, draws down of funds, accounting, monitoring and reporting of public and private grants received (in some positions);
Analyzes data, designs, reviews and makes recommendations for revisions of plans, programs, proposals, or potential land uses;
Supervises a group of technical assistants engaged in specialized activities in support of project development and implementation (in some positions);
Designs and publishes technical information, data, and administrative procedures;
Serves as liaison coordinator with private consultants, public officials, and various civic organizations;
Prepares comprehensive reports on proposed and existing plans or programs and related documents;
Must report to work on a regular and timely basis.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks.

 

Minimum Requirements

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in business or public administration, urban planning, architecture, or one of the social sciences with an emphasis in *land use planning, urban design, economic development, or a closely related field, and one (1) year of experience in a planning capacity and/or in obtaining grants, alliances, partnerships, and sponsorships; or an equivalent combination of training and experience per Personnel Policies and Procedures, Section 128.

 

Good knowledge of the principles and practices of business management and/or public administration, and various areas of planning; good knowledge of a variety of research methods, technical data presentation, and evaluation and analysis procedures; good knowledge in computer operations; some knowledge of federal or municipal social or economic development programs; good knowledge of assessment district ordinances, resolutions and state statutes. Ability to conduct difficult studies and to analyze and formulate substantive recommendations based upon such studies; ability to prepare clear, comprehensive, and concise reports; ability to write grants; ability to draft measured drawings or plans, and the ability to understand and influence the behavior of others within the organization, customers, or the public in order to achieve job objectives and cause action or understanding. Must possess professional writing, public speaking, computer operation, and multiple task management skills.

 

Salary & Benefits

Pay Grade: AT-28 / Salary Range: $15.63 - $29.87/Hr.

 

See application form and complete information here: 

https://www.cityoftulsa.org/our-city/jobs/current-openings/professional/planner-i-.aspx

   

 

 
Planner III, Planning & Development Closing Date
City of Tulsa, OK
 

 

Job Description

Under general direction performs professional work in the development and effectuation of comprehensive plans, procedures or programs and performs other related assigned duties.

 

Essential Job Functions

Performs professional planning work in developing database studies
Provide technical support in the use of GIS database for planning activities
Assists in programming project objectives, research activities and related activities
Conducts the more difficult technical aspects of the planning program
Supervises subordinate planners in conducting a difficult phase of the plans or programs
Analyzes data, designs basic portions of the master plan or program and makes recommendations for revisions
Assist in the development of zoning and land-use recommendations
Supervises a group of technical assistants engaged in specialized activities in support of project development and implementation
Prepares outlines of data desired and supervises compilation and statistical analysis of data
Serves as liaison coordinator with private consultants, public officials and various civic organizations
Prepares detailed plans and graphic and written presentations
Recruits clients and oversees their certification, eligibility and testing by conducting training and workshops
Maintains various records, reports and files
Assists in the development and monitoring of division budgets in some positions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks.

 

Minimum Requirements

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration, urban planning or one of the social sciences with an emphasis in social, manpower planning, *zoning / land use planning, urban design, economic development or a closely related field; and four (4) years of experience in a planning capacity or an equivalent combination of training and experience per Personnel Policies and Procedures, Section 128.

 

Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of urban planning, community research, statistical analysis, real estate marketing, development, finance and valuation and program design; comprehensive knowledge of the techniques of planning research; considerable knowledge of economics, municipal finance, and sociology as applied to city planning; considerable knowledge of real estate laws and GIS systems *as applied to city planning; considerable knowledge of employment training requirements; considerable knowledge of economic, social and/or physical needs of an urban community; *considerable knowledge of the use of grants in community planning; good knowledge of civil engineering and physical design as applied to city planning; and good knowledge of public administration. Ability to analyze and forecast economic, social and physical problems of the community and to formulate effective solutions; ability to carry planning assignments to completion through the formulation of creative planning solutions; ability to analyze and systematically compile technical and statistical information and to prepare comprehensive technical reports; ability to interpret laws and regulations; ability to supervise and train assigned personnel; ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; and the ability to understand and influence the behavior of others within the organization, customers or the public in order to achieve job objectives and cause action or understanding.

 

Salary & Benefits

Pay Grade: EX-40 / Salary Range: $1,722 - $3,421/Bi-Weekly

 

See application form and complete information here: 

 

https://www.cityoftulsa.org/our-city/jobs/current-openings/professional/planner-iii.aspx

   
   
   
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