Senior City Planner

City of Corpus Christi, Planning & Environmental Services Department

Corpus Christi, TX United States


We welcome and appreciate your interest in employment with the City of Corpus Christi.  We are an equal opportunity employer; no information obtained during the recruitment/selection process is intended for any discriminatory purposes.


ATTENDANCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION ARE AS FOLLOWS: Non-rotating 40 hour work week, Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Must be available to work additional hours as needed. 

Who May Apply?

All persons legally authorized to work in the United States



The Senior City Planner is responsible for a diverse array of current and long-range planning duties. Requires participation in special projects, including but not limited to the revision of several development-related ordinances, management of updating Area Development Plans or other specific neighborhood plans, and ongoing implementation of the Comprehensive Plan.

  • Operate as lead planner by overseeing updates to the Comprehensive Plan, Area Development Plan, and other long range planning duties.
  • Develop and execute comprehensive community outreach and engagement plans for every project managed.
  • Assist with the administration of land use regulations, including but not limited review of subdivision and site development plans and analysis of rezoning requests.
  • Ensure accuracy and completion of assigned job tasks by supervising and evaluating elements of the planning team.
  • Assist Director with planning related items presented to the Planning Commission, City Council, City Management and internal staff.
  • Ensure accuracy and completion of assigned job tasks by supervising and evaluating elements of the planning team.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in both oral and written communication and technical writing to include; create and interpret maps; maintain a large database of information for word processing, spreadsheet application, graphics and presentation software, email and calendaring, and planning and zoning software including geographic information systems (GIS).
  • Make long-range plans that account for a large volume of detailed information.
  • Comprehend and interpret technical manuals and ordinances.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, city officials, external consultants, and the general public.
  • Must be able to work independently and exercise exceedingly high levels of good judgment, tact, and diplomacy.
  • May be asked to perform other duties as assigned.



  • Requires a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of four (4) years of related experience
  • A combination of education and pertinent experience may be considered.
  • Master’s Degree preferred
  • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) credential preferred. If not currently AICP, the selected applicant will be required to obtain AICP within two years of hire.
  • Must have knowledge of city development ordinances, subdivision and site plan design principles, relevant local, state, and federal laws regarding planning and general planning principles.
  • A valid driver's license is required. Successful out of state candidates must be able to obtain a valid Texas driver's license within 90 days of hire.


Other Information:


The City offers an excellent benefit package that includes:

  • Texas Municipal Retirement System – the City offers a 2 to 1 match. Each employee automatically contributes 6% of their total compensation. The City matches 2 dollars for every 1 dollar you contribute.
  • Medical/dental/vision/life coverage for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Vacation – 88+ hours per year
  • Personal leave – 40 hours per year
  • Sick leave – 96 hours per year
  • Voluntary 457b deferred compensation plan
  • Seven (7) Holidays
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • City Employee Health & Wellness Clinic & City Employee Fitness Center
  • Learning & Development Academy
  • Tuition Reimbursement Programs
  • Employee Recognition Programs


Basis of Rating 

Application review and the City may also conduct additional skill assessment tests in addition to the panel interview. 

Closing Statement 

Selected applicants must be able to pass a background investigation and a pre-employment drug test.

Any position that lists a minimum qualification for education level and/or license/certification will require the applicant to provide proof of documentation if selected for hire into the position with the City of Corpus Christi.

In the event of an emergency, employees are required to work to provide for the safety and well-being of the general public, including the delivery and restoration of vital services. 

This position is classified as "Safety Sensitive".  All employees in safety sensitive positions are subject to random drug testing, pursuant to City policy, HR 15.0 Alcohol and Drug Abuse. 

Job opening will close on:

March 21, 2021

Experience Level
Mid II (4-8 years)
AICP Level
Other Specialty
Salary Range