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  • Description:

    JOB SUMMARY

    The primary purpose of this position is current planning functions, such as ensuring that applications for all development comply with applicable City codes and ordinances and State laws and are processed in accordance with approved procedures. Under general supervision from the Planning & Development Director, the Planner performs complex planning and land use activities for the Community Development Department. The position is responsible for processes and planning activities related to the planning and zoning division; assisting the Department in a wide range of tasks, and working to serve the interests of the City and its citizens. This is a highly responsible position that demands professional-level work and an exceptionally high level of customer service and diplomacy. The Planner serves as a liaison to elected and appointed bodies. The Planner also performs tasks related to long-range planning when needed.

     

    All applicants must submit a resume and cover letter with their application.

  • URL: http://www.ci.crowley.tx.us/Jobs.aspx
  • Position Reports To: Planning & Development Director
  • Location: Crowley, TX
  • Starts On: Dec. 17, 2019, 2:24 p.m.
  • Salary: $50,000 to $50,000

Jobs Requirements

  • Experience:

    Required
    • Two years of experience in current planning

    Preferred
    • Four years of experience in current planning.

    AICP certification preferred but not required

  • Skills:

    • Knowledge of planning principles, specifically related to land use planning, development, community engagement, and implementation.
    • Knowledge of state statues, particularly the Texas Local Government Code, as it pertains to planning, zoning, subdivision, annexation, and other development-related matters.
    • Knowledge and understanding of data and analysis requirements pertaining to subdivision plats, site plans, rezoning proposals, code amendments, demographics, mapping, land use plans and studies.
    • Understanding of how short term decision-making affects long-term planning goals of the city.
    • Knowledge of basic engineering concepts and theories related to the development of residential and commercial properties.
    • Advanced knowledge of oral and written communication, effective writing techniques, and public speaking and presentation skills.
    • Ability to provide guidance, assistance, and/or interpretation to others on how to apply procedures and standards to specific situations.
    • Ability to exercise independent judgment to apply facts and principles for developing approaches and techniques to problem resolution.
    • Ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness and creativity required in situations involving evaluation of information against measurable or verifiable criteria.
    • Knowledge of principles, methodology, practices of research and data collection.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with colleagues, elected and appointed officials, employees, and the public.
    • Must be able to attend Planning and Zoning Commission, City Council, and Zoning Board of Adjustment, as well as other development-related meetings as needed.
    • Must display initiative and diligence in work performance.
    • Must be an independent, self-starter and be able to assist with citizen complaints and concerns.
    • Must be able to keep sensitive information confidential.
    • Must have exceptional attention to detail.
    • Must exhibit exceptional customer service skills.

  • Computer Skills:

    Knowledge of computer hardware and software programs, which may include Microsoft Office, Internet applications, Adobe Acrobat Professional, and GIS.

  • Education Required:

    Required
    • Bachelor’s degree in Planning or closely related field

    Preferred
    • Master's degree in Planning or closely related field,

Company Information

  • 201 E Main St
    Crowley TX 76120
    United States of America

Contact Information

  • Lisa Hansen
    Phone: (817) 722-01 ext. 4200
    ci.crowley.tx.us