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This page updated  April 16, 2014

Job Listings and Professional Opportunities:
McKinney, TX, Planner I posted 4/14
McAlester, OK,  Code Enforcement Officer posted 4/14
City of Oklahoma City, Planning Intern posted 4/14
Creek County, OK, County Planner posted 2/14
Div. Dir. Transportation & Planning Services, ACOG posted 11/13
OMES, Assistant Planner posted 11/13
INCOG, Sr. Land Planner / Board of Adjustment posted 4/14
Hutchinson, KS, Sr Planner, Housing and Ad Planning posted 4/14

 

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 Planner I Closing Date
   McKinney, TX 5-6-14

 

Job Description

The City of McKinney, Unique by Nature, is strategically located 30 miles north of Dallas and serves as the county seat of Collin County. A City of superlatives, McKinney was ranked 2nd place in CNN’s Money Magazine’s list of best places to live in the United States for 2012 and is known for it’s small-town feel. McKinney is a leader in sustainable development and governance. With a population now over 143,000, McKinney seeks an engineering professional to supplement and support our active management team. Visit us at www.mckinneytexas.org for more information about the City of McKinney.

 

Summary

Under general supervision by the Planning Manager, the purpose of the position is to review and analyze current planning proposals and to provide recommendations to appointed and elected officials; to advise developers, property owners and the public through the development process; perform technical reviews of site and subdivision plans, and prepare technical reports AND/OR to prepare and update the Comprehensive Plan, perform special area and sector studies, research special issues and develop and recommend new city policies, and other long-range planning duties AND/OR handles citizen concerns regarding GIS matters; creates, analyzes, and maintains a wide variety of Geospatial and Information Systems (GIS) databases, documentation, information, and map layers.

 

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Geography, or closely related field AND six (6) months previous experience and/or training involving the review and development of planning recommendations.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Planning, Geography, or closely related field preferred.]

AICP certification preferred.

 

Compensation

Starting Salary:

$44,209—$54,156 Year, DOQ

 

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www.mckinneytexas.org

   

 

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 Code Enforcement Officer Closing Date
   McAlester, OK 4-18-14

 

Job Description

Code Enforcement Officer is a non-exempt position. The position reports to the Community and Economic Development Department Director; performs a full range of assigned duties; requires a high skill level; the ability to perform under a complex assignment of projects, dealing with multiple, complex violations; must be a self-starter and operate with a minimal amount of direct supervision; and spends a great amount of time working in the field verifying and enforcing city and/or state code or policy violations regarding land use laws supporting efforts regarding public welfare, public nuisances conditions on property, and property maintenance, including, but not limited to, litter control, high grass and weeds, accumulation of garbage or accumulation of junk or junked (inoperable) vehicles, trash, residential parking violations; performs other related work as assigned, with ultimate goals of protecting all residents, maintaining the aesthetic appearance of the community and assisting in protecting residential and business property values. Handle questions and applications for Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment cases for rezoning, variances, closings, use permits, etc.; review applications; accept filing fee; prepare staff report, etc.

 

 Education and Experience Requirements

 “Education Requirements” refers to job specific training and education required for entry into the position.

 

Graduation from an accredited university with an Associate Degree in Planning, Public or Business Administration, Political Science, or in a closely related field - or - any equivalent combination of education (minimum High School Diploma or GED) and work experience.

 

 Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations Required

“Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations” refers to professional, state, or federal licenses, certifications, or registrations required to enter the position.   Requires none.

 

 Experience Requirements

"Experience Requirements” refers to the amount of work experience that is required for entry into the position that would result in reasonable expectation that the person can perform the tasks required by the position.

 Requires Three (3) years of experience in code enforcement, planning and zoning, or government relations or related experience.

 

 

See full information and application process here:

 

City of McAlester - Code Enforcement Officer

   

 

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 Planning Intern Closing Date
   City of Oklahoma City until filled

 

Job Description

The Oklahoma City Planning Department has an intern position open that is funded through June 30, 2015.  Interested applicants need to send to Kim Cooper-Hart  their resume and a one-page letter of interest.  The position is open until it is filled.  The individual needs to be able to stay focused and make progress with minimal supervision and prioritize work on multiple assignments.  Start time is mid-May.  

 

Internship Details:

29 hours per week maximum, $11 per hour, paid parking, a work area with a desk phone, a PC and all the mapping and basic apps, and network services. 

 

This position will be in the Long Range Planning and Redevelopment Division.  Work in this division  includes planOKC Comprehensive Plan, Transportation, Trials and Bikeway Planning, Downtown Planning, and Commercial District Revitalization (primarily outside of downtown). We work directly with property and business owners, residents and other stakeholders on the ground.  Although regulations are a involved in everything we do, the City’s development regulations and code enforcement  are managed  and enforced by other divisions and departments.  

 

Position Requirements

Skills include ESRI GIS mapping and Microsoft Office apps. Basic illustration skills and ability to work in a graphics editing program are always a plus.  A day in the life could include setting up meetings, conducting research and summarizing its relevance to a given project, preparing memos, correspondence and summaries of meetings / conversations, attending meetings with community groups (sometimes after hours), helping with power point presentations, taking notes, taking pictures, making website updates, creating visual concepts for a streetscape or sidewalk area, helping us with information management on projects, and more.

 

The best candidates will have one or two urban topics they want to dig deeper into, for example:  walkability, community development in the context of heritage and culture, sustainable infrastructure planning, economic development as it relates to commercial district revitalization, infill and adaptive reuse strategies, retrofitting suburbia, working with small commercial areas and surrounding neighborhoods, new innovations in civic engagement –and probably a few others deserving mention.   

 

Kim Cooper-Hart, AICP

Commercial District Revitalization

kim.cooper-hart@okc.gov

 

OKC Planning’s website - http://www.okc.gov/planning/

   

 

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 Creek County Planner Closing Date
   Tulsa, OK  

 

Job Description

INCOG, the regional planning agency for the Tulsa Metropolitan area, is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Creek County Planner. The position is primarily responsible for reviewing and analyzing land development proposals, preparing written recommendations to the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission (MAPC) and Board of County Commissioners, administration of floodplain regulations and assisting the general public with matters related to planning and zoning. Responsibilities include intake and presentation of applications to the MAPC, Board of Adjustment, Board of County Commissioners, assisting developers in preparing proposals for subdivisions and land development and fielding planning related questions from the general public.

 

Qualifications:

The position requires working with members of the development community, attorneys and the general public with respect to land development issues, zoning, subdivision, the comprehensive plan and floodplain matters. Knowledge of zoning codes, land development process and best practices in field of urban planning is required.  Excellent oral and written communication skills are required along with personal computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, GIS, Excel and data base programs.

 

Minimum education requirement: Masters degree in Urban Planning or related field, or four years experience in Urban Planning or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

 Compensation & Benefits:

The annual starting salary range is $41,100 - $50,200 based on qualifications.  INCOG offers a comprehensive benefits package.

 

Submit resume and letter of interest to:

 

Personnel Director

INCOG

2 West 2nd Ste 800

Tulsa, OK 74103

Email: incog@incog.org

   
 

 

 

 

Division Director for Transportation & Planning Services

Closing Date
 

ACOG

see below

 

The Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG) houses the Metropolitan Planning Organization  (MPO) for the Oklahoma City metropolitan area and the Central Oklahoma region. ACOG seeks a highly motivated, skilled and experienced self-starting professional to fill a key, senior staff position to lead the Transportation & Planning division. The position is responsible for the leadership, development, and maintenance of all regional transportation programmatic work, with special emphasis on the intermodal transportation planning program and air quality, preparation of technical reports, and supervising, providing leadership, reviewing, evaluating and assisting the job performance of the Transportation Planning and Data Services Division staff. The Division Director has frequent contact with elected officials, other agency directors and their staff and the public, and makes frequent decisions of major importance to carry out job assignments.

 

Position Summary

Responsible for the leadership, development and maintenance of all regional transportation, with special emphasis in the intermodal transportation planning program and air quality; the preparation  of technical  reports; and supervising, providing leadership, reviewing, evaluating, and assisting the job performance of Transportation Planning Services Division staff. Has frequent contact with elected officials, other agencies and the public and makes frequent decisions of major importance to carry out job assignments with no approval needed.

 

 Minimum Requirements

  • Master's degree in urban/regional and city planning, transportation planning/engineering or related field with at least five years’ experience.

  • Ability to prepare technical reports; knowledge of planning methodologies and statistics; knowledge of interdepartmental operations; proven leadership and supervisory capabilities, writing skills and public speaking; ability to advise groups of professional and technical personnel.

 

Starting Salary

$76,000.00-$110,000.00 (depending upon qualifications and experience) plus benefits

 

Applicant Information

Interested applicants please click here:

 

Division Director for Transportation & Planning Services - Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (Oklahoma City, OK)

 

This position is open until filled

       http://stfpr.com/executive-search/              www.acogok.org

 

   
 

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Assistant Planner

Closing Date
 

State of Oklahoma

 

 

The State of Oklahoma, Office of Management & Enterprise Services, Division of Capital Assets Management has an opening for an Assistant Planner

 

Job Summary

The Division of Capital Assets Management, Construction and Properties department is seeking a full time Assistant Planner for our Oklahoma City location. This is an Unclassified, position within Oklahoma State Government.  In addition to a comprehensive Benefits Packet the annual salary for this position is up to $45,000.00 - $48,000.00 based on education and experience. 

The primary purpose of this position is to assist with the development of the State of Oklahoma’s Capital Improvements Plan and Annual Capital Budget and provide professional support to the Long Range Capital Planning Commission.  The position will also manage the development of special studies for the reuse, redevelopment and disposal of underutilized State properties, assist in the development and implementation of a statewide real property asset management program, and assist with the development of master plans and corridor studies for government campuses across the state.

 

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in planning, public administration or a closely related field is required. One or more years of planning and/or program administration experience preferred.

 

OMES is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities may be provided upon request.

 

 To see the full job posting or apply for this position, click here: http://www.jobaps.com/ok/sup/BulPreview.asp?R1=131115&R2=UNCE&R3=206

 

   
 

 

 

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Senior Land Planner/ Board of Adjustment Administrator

Closing Date
 

INCOG

 

 

 Job Responsibilities
The Indian Nations Council of Governments (INCOG) is seeking qualified applicants for a Senior Land Development Planner/Board of Adjustment Administrator. This position is responsible for administering the activities of the

City of Tulsa and Tulsa County Boards of Adjustment. Responsibilities include taking zoning and Board of Adjustment applications, ensuring proper notice of Board meetings, preparing written evaluations of requests to be considered by these Boards, attending Board meetings and making oral presentations, and providing the public with information about zoning, land development and the Comprehensive Plan. 

 

The position requires hands-on experience working with local government Boards and Commissions, as well as direct experience administering a Zoning Code and a demonstrated ability to work well with the general public. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required along with computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access or other database programs. 

 

Minimum Requirements

Masters degree in Urban Planning or related field, or six years experience in Urban Planning or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Annual salary range starting at $50,000, although specific compensation based on candidate’s qualifications and experience.  Comprehensive benefits package included. 

 

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Personnel Director, INCOG, Two West 2nd Street, Ste. 800, Tulsa, OK 74103 or e-mail to incog@incog.org

 

 

www.incog.org

 

   
 

 

 

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Senior Planner, Housing and Advance Planning

Closing Date
 

City of Hutchinson, KS

 

 

Senior Planner, Housing and Advanced Planning
This position will report to the Planning and Development Director and will cultivate initiatives to improve the quality of housing in Hutchinson, as well as lead comprehensive planning efforts for housing, neighborhood development, downtown vitality and historic preservation.

 

Job Functions

The essential functions for this executive level position include:

  • Plans and administers housing programs; develops and implements program policies and procedures; monitors program delivery to ensure compliance with fair housing and equal opportunity requirements;

  •  Oversees and conducts research, complies information and interprets data related to housing activities, neighborhood programs and comprehensive planning, including oversight of the administration of homelessness prevention grants;

  •  Prepares and reviews reports for and provides staff support to the Housing Commission, Community Improvement Commission and the Land Bank Board. Establishes and maintains relationships with other agencies and the public to exchange information and serve as a resource for housing and community development.

Job Requirements

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in urban or regional planning, community development, business or public administration or a related field is required. A master’s degree is preferred.

 

Five years of progressive and preferably supervisory experience in housing or community development. Experience with new development, redevelopment, rehabilitation property management or a related field is desirable. 

 

The successful candidate must also reside within Reno County within 12 months of appointment to the position. The City supports employee training and development and offers an excellent total compensation package.

 

The City of Hutchinson

 The City of Hutchinson is located forty-five miles northwest of Wichita and offers many of the amenities and comforts of larger metropolitan areas while preserving the spirit of small town living.  In addition to its excellent public and private schools, the community has a well-diversified economy that includes in agriculture, healthcare, energy, higher education, manufacturing and business services.

 

The City provides a full range of municipal services to more than 40,000 citizens and currently employs 400 full-time employees with an annual operation budget of $77.8M. The City has a Council-City Manager form of government; with a five member Council (four members are elected by district and on position at-large). The City Manager is appointed by the Council and is charged with management of the City’s diverse departments and operations.

 

Salary Range

$2,048.42 - $2,902.83 Semi-Monthly
$49,162.00 - $69,668.00 Annually

 

 

For consideration, please complete on-line application and attach resume at:

http://agency.governmentjobs.com/hutchinsonks/default.cfm

 

Applicants are encouraged to communicate any salary expectations in their cover letter.

 

You can visit the City of Hutchinson on our  Website, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest,  and Tumblr

 

   
   
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