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  • Description:
    SALARY: $20.49 - $30.12 Hourly
    $1,639.38 - $2,409.92 Biweekly
    $42,624.00 - $62,658.00 Annually


    OPENING DATE: 04/25/18
    CLOSING DATE: 05/09/18 05:00 PM


    $42,624.00 - $49,013.34/ANNUALLY
    $20.49  - $23.56/HOURLY

    Working for the City of McKinney is more than a job.  It is an opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others.  It is also an opportunity to have a hand in the development of one of the fastest growing communities in the nation.  In 2014, our community was named "The #1 Best Place to Live in America."  Although proud of that honor, everyone on our team is committed to making McKinney an even better place to live, work and raise a family.  That's why we exist.
    City of McKinney employees work hard and at a very fast pace.  However, we also look after and support one another.  All of us are guided by four employee-generated values – Respect, Integrity, Service, and Excellence (RISE).  We are also supported by servant-based leaders who foster and support a healthy, family-oriented culture.  All new employees are expected to embrace and live by our core values and commit to helping us sustain our exceptional work environment as a high performance organization.

    Under general supervision by the Planning Manager, the purpose of the position is to provide technical support and assistance to professional planning staff.  Employees in this classification perform complex technical work. Position is responsible for processing development applications and plans, assisting Planners with technical support for case review and staff reports preparation and providing basic Planning information to developers and the public.  Performs related work as required.


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  • Position Reports To: Planning Manager
  • Salary: $42,624.00 to $62,658.00

Jobs Requirements

  • 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:



    Provides information to citizens, developers, engineers, and other City departments on application processes, ordinances and regulations.

    Reviews and processes residential building permits for compliance with the Zoning Ordinance and land use entitlement requirements.

    Provide technical and administrative support and assistance to professional planning staff.

    Responsible for processing development applications and plans, assisting Planners with technical support for case review and staff reports preparation and providing basic Planning information.

    Provides information to citizens, developers, engineers and other City departments on application processes, ordinances and regulations.

    Coordinates and monitors the status of Planning projects, including maintaining agenda calendars, checking application submittals for completeness, preparation of internal review routing documents, and preparing notification lists from Engineering.

    Reviews final plats for conformance with approval conditions prior to approval by Planners.

    Assists with and attends Planning and Zoning Commission meetings.

    Researches prior zoning and platting cases as needed.

    Provides back up support and attends Boards and Commissions managed by the Planning Department including but not limited to: scheduling, organizing meeting; recording and setting agenda.

    Prepares letters of approval to be sent to applicants after the appropriate bodies have considered cases.

    Complies with all written City policies and procedures.

    Adheres to assigned work schedule as outlined in City and department attendance policies and procedures.

    Performs other duties as assigned.


    Requires the ability to review, classify, categorize, prioritize, and/or analyze data and/or information. Includes exercising discretion in determining data classification, and in referencing such analysis to established standards for the purpose of recognizing actual or probable interactive effects and relationships.

    Requires the ability provide guidance, assistance, and/or interpretation to others on how to apply procedures and standards to specific situations.

    Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions.

    Requires the ability to utilize a variety of advisory data and information, such as data base reports, planning and zoning case applications, case files, zoning maps and ordinance, plats and site plans.

    Requires the ability to calculate decimals and percentages; ability to perform mathematical operations with fractions; ability to compute discount, interest, profit and loss, ratio and proportion; ability to calculate surface areas, volumes, weights, and measures.

    Requires ability to apply principles of rational systems. Ability to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form. Ability to exercise independent judgment to adopt or modify methods and standards to meet variations in assigned objectives.

    Requires the ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving a variety of generally pre-defined duties that are often characterized by frequent change.

    Requires the ability to perform coordinated movements, such as operating a computer terminal and printer and various office equipment.

    Pass a drug screen and a background check.

    The ability to work in a team environment; contribute as a team member and treat co-workers, subordinates and customers with respect.

    Build professional relationships with internal staff and customers.

    Offer flexibility and adaptability, especially during times of change.

    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

  • Education Required:


    The completion of an Associate's Degree in urban planning, construction management, social sciences, or related field or completion of Ninety (90) credit hours towards a Bachelor's in planning, geography, public administration or other related degree supplemented with (1) year experience and/or training involving planning and zoning; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Company Information

  • City of McKinney
    201 W. Louisiana Street
    McKinney Texas 75069
    United States of America

Contact Information

  • Human Resources
    Phone: (972) 547-7560
    Fax: 972-547-2608
  • Contact Method:

    Please apply through the City of McKinney website: