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  • Description:


    • Supervises, hires, trains, and evaluates the performance of professional and technical personnel within the division; makes hiring, dismissal, and disciplinary recommendations; maintains staff work programs including staff assignments, benchmarks, and procedures for completing division activities.
    • Assumes the responsibilities of the department head in his/her absence.
    • Oversees the City’s comprehensive planning programs and projects; implements the City’s comprehensive plans through direct actions and coordination with other departments.
    • Manages the City’s heritage preservation program and projects; serves as the primary staff liaison to the Heritage Commission.
    • Manages the research, analysis, preparation, and publication of special projects and reports related to land use planning, large-scale rezoning, demographics, or heritage preservation.
    • Oversees the interactions with other departments, agencies, and organizations in data, research, analysis, and policy information, including annual Community Investment Program (CIP) and Bond program alignment with the Comprehensive Plan
    • Manages the preparation and presentation of materials and information to Commissions, City Council, and the public.
    • Provides recommendations to the Director of Planning regarding annual budgets, division activities, and projects and the resources needed to complete them.
    • Provides general customer service; responds to concerns and inquiries; provides department related information; resolves problems related to division services.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.



    The incumbent develops solutions to specific planning, zoning and management issues. The incumbent assigns staff to projects and determines the requirements and scheduling of the division’s activities and projects. The incumbent resolves issues concerning the interpretation of codes, ordinances and policy documents. The incumbent determines the content of recommendations, reports and presentation materials for public meetings.



    Licenses: Texas Class C driver’s license. 

    Certifications: American Institute of Certified Planners. 



    This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing in work areas and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 25 pounds.

    Employees work primarily in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Occasionally, employees work in the field where incumbents may be exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, and mechanical and/or electrical hazards. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills which may be required. The position also requires meeting the essential requirements of the Physical Demands and Working Conditions, with or without reasonable accommodation.


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  • Position Reports To: Christina Day, Director of Planning
  • Location: - Plano, Texas
  • Starts On: March 12, 2018, 5:07 p.m.
  • Salary: $83,178 to $120,615

Jobs Requirements

  • Experience:

    Experience: Five (5) of progressively responsible experience in urban planning and comprehensive planning, which includes some supervisory experience.

    Any work related experience resulting in acceptable proficiency levels in the above Minimum Qualifications is an acceptable substitute for the above specified education and experience requirements

  • Skills:

    Knowledge of: Principles and practices of urban planning; federal and state laws and regulations relating to planning and urban development; municipal government organization and functions; language and format used in legal property records; long-range planning techniques; policy formulation and analysis methods; historic preservation principles; GIS programs and software.

    Skill in: Preparing a wide range of written presentation materials; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships; directing interactions with elected and appointed officials and senior management; managing and supervising subordinate staff; communicating effectively both verbally and in writing for formal and informal settings; communicating technical ideas to a non-technical audience; preparing a wide range of written materials that communicate effectively to various audiences; operating a personal computer and peripheral equipment.

  • Education Required:

    Education: Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, Public Administration, Architecture, or related field. Master’s degree preferred.

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  • City of Plano

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