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    Senior Planner – Comprehensive Planning/Urban Design

    City of Fort Worth

    Salary: $59,443-$77,276/year
    Closes: Feb 27, 2017 


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    The City of Fort Worth is the 16th largest city in the U.S. and one of the fastest growing among large cities. Fort Worth has received multiple accolades, including number one Downtown (Livability), top five commercial real estate markets (Urban Land Institute), and the second-best City in the nation for Job Seekers (Forbes).  We are seeking a Senior Planner for the Comprehensive Planning Section in the Planning & Development Department. 


    The Comprehensive Planning Section prepares long-range plans for the city’s growth and development, while also serving as a key focal point for plan implementation. The Section prepares and updates the City’s Comprehensive Plan; conducts long-range planning for specific areas; implements the City’s Urban Village Program; and provides TOD, urban design and redevelopment, watershed, and other target area planning and implementation.


    This position is responsible for performing long-range planning assignments related to comprehensive and specific area planning. Examples of projects that may be assigned to this position include analyzing and integrating land use, environmental, and transportation planning information for a variety of plans and projects; preparing and updating the City’s Comprehensive Plan and special purpose or specific area plans; working with stakeholders and community groups to develop neighborhood plans; planning for Urban Villages and transit-oriented development areas around passenger rail stations; and managing design consultant contracts and public participation processes associated with targeted capital projects such as multimodal streetscape improvements.


    A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Urban or Regional Planning, Urban Design, Urban Geography, GIS, Public Administration, Civil Engineering, or a related field, PLUS five (5) years of experience in planning with an emphasis on long-range planning is required.  A Master's Degree strongly preferred.  Proficiency in standard MS Office software is expected, as is working familiarity with GIS and/or design software.


    In addition to the stated minimum experience and education, the ideal candidate will have significant experience in long-range planning, including compelling work on municipal comprehensive plans and area plans. Demonstrated knowledge of land use, environmental, and transportation planning, together with demographic and economic research methods and tools, ArcGIS, and urban design concepts is strongly preferred. The preferred candidate will have excellent plan writing skills; graphic plan layout and design skills; and project management skills. Membership in APA/AICP, CNU, or an equivalent professional organization is a plus. Experience in streetscape improvement projects and/or state DOT grants would also be helpful.

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  • Position Reports To: Planning Manager
  • Salary: $59,443 to $77,276

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  • City of Fort Worth
    1000 Throckmorton St.
    Fort Worth TX 76102

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