City Planner

City of Richland Hills

Richland Hills, TX United States


The City of Richland Hills, Texas (pop. 8,000) is seeking a City Planner dedicated to managing and coordinating the planning, zoning and permitting functions for the city; supervising personnel; monitoring budget expenditures; updating ordinances and regulations; and providing excellent customer service. The ideal candidate will have working knowledge of planning principles, zoning, economic development tools and strong analytical, writing and communication skills. The ideal candidate must be ethical and trustworthy, interested in serving the public and working as part of a team.   

THE CITY:  The City of Richland Hills is a small community in the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan region, it is an organization deeply committed to providing quality services to the community, creating a culture of professionalism, respect, dignity and trust; promoting honesty, integrity and openness. We seek candidates who have an ability to use innovation and initiative in decision making to better serve the public.

JOB REQUIREMENTS: This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, Public Administration, Community Development or a related field. Master’s degree preferred. Three to five years of progressive experience in municipal, urban or regional planning and development. Experience in municipal government required. The successful candidate must demonstrate intrinsic motivation, high ethical and moral standards, and excellent written and verbal communication skills including public speaking. In addition, the successful candidate must have the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with the public, city officials, businesses and other city employees, manage people and direct work activities, organize agendas, public meetings and effectively use computer, software, and databases associated with the work, including use of GIS systems.  The candidate must be able to maintain mental capacity that permits making sound judgments regarding work, maintain a flexible schedule requiring evening and/or weekend meetings, and clear a post-offer physical, drug test, and criminal background check.

COMPENSATION: Salary will depend on qualifications. Additional benefits include: TMRS - 7% match 2 to 1; Medical, dental, life insurance and long-term disability at no cost to the employee; in addition the city provides optional benefits such as: deferred compensation, flexible spending; and provides vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays.

TO APPLY:  Please submit cover letter, resume, application, and three references to: Kelly Cooper, Human Resources Manager, 3200 Diana Drive, Richland Hills, TX 76118 or email to:; or fax 817.616.3803.  The application is available on the website



The City of Richland Hills does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, veteran and/or disability status in employment or provisions of service.




Experience Level
Mid I (1-4 years)
AICP Level
Land Use and Development Regulation and Zoning
Salary Range

Contact Information

3200 Diana Drive
Richland Hills, TX
United States
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