Jobs Information

  • Description:

    This position is critical for both current and long range planning functions and active involvement in and support of all city growth and development activities is required. Work involves responsibility for performing a variety of professional city planning work within the Planning and Development Department and general responsibilities include: current planning tasks such as case review for zoning, site plan, and plat applications; research and development of ordinances and regulations; investigation and interpretation of various land use, transportation and environmental impacts resulting from development proposals. Understands and applies professional planning theories and principles, including but not limited to, land use planning, urban design, statistical methods, and public participation. Interprets, develops, and implements public policy related to growth and development, transportation, environment, and quality of life. Understands and applies government regulatory principles related to development, including but not limited to, zoning, subdivision, annexation, and other local, state, or federal laws. Prepares and presents staff reports to Boards and Commissions. Research, ordinance development, and interpretation of codes and regulations is required. Demonstrates the ability to communicate well, using verbal, written and graphic presentation techniques as appropriate, and provides technical assistance to residents, the development community and appointed and elected officials. Works one on one with developers, property owners, neighbors and neighborhoods, other applicants and staff. Monitors development activity, and performs statistical and research and analytical studies. Prepares monthly reports documenting development activity. Demonstrates the ability to exercise sound judgment and take responsible actions as a City representative during contact with the public, elected and appointed officials, developers, and city employees. Participates in multi-disciplinary or multi-departmental communications for preparation of plans, review of development proposals or other projects. Performs complex planning tasks as assigned. Creates and updates maps and databases using GIS software in conjunction with staff reports and presentations. Provides staff support to the Planning and Zoning Commission, City Council, and other boards and commissions. Attends monthly Planning and Zoning Commission meetings and makes staff presentations to the Commission. Regular and punctual attendance. Other duties as assigned. Salary is dependent on qualifications.

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  • Position Reports To: Director of Planning
  • Location: Harker Heights, TX

Jobs Requirements

  • Education Required:

    The Planner I position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Planning or a related field and at least two years of experience in a professional position, or a Master’s Degree and 1-5 years of experience. Any combination of education and experience may be qualifying.

Company Information

  • City of Harker Heights
    305 Miller's Crossing
    Harker Heights Texas 76548
    United States of America

Contact Information

  • Leona Clay
    Phone: (254) 953-5600
    Fax: 254-953-5670
  • Contact Method:

    Applications may be accepted by one of the following:
    By Fax: 254-953-5670
    By mail or in person at City Hall, 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights TX, 76548