Senior Planner

City of El Paso

El Paso, TX United States

Education and Experience:  A Bachelor's degree in business or public administration or transportation, urban or regional planning or design, and two (2) years professional urban or regional planning experience.

Licenses and Certificates: Some positions may require a Texas Class "C" Driver's License or equivalent from another state.

Under general supervision, perform professional planning work in the administration and implementation of the comprehensive plan, transportation systems or parks planning.

Plan and conduct research and prepare technical planning material related to assigned work.  Involves: Conduct highly technical research and analysis, evaluate findings, identify significant issues, determine options and develop recommendations on complex projects.  Prepare technical material on subdivisions, transportation planning, parks planning, land studies, urban design, site analysis and related planning documents.  Provide assistance and guidance to staff.  Assign and review work.

Participate in developing and maintaining projects.  Involves:  Coordinate and participate in analysis of plans and projects.  Meet with private and public sector professionals.  Provide planning data to the public.  Review preliminary and final plats, design and construction plans.  Process applications to ensure compliance with state and local regulations and with the city's comprehensive plan.  Prepare project documents and design concepts.  Conduct surveys and research property ownership and planning related.  Prepare recommendation on transportation projects, park-planning projects, re applications, planning related ordinance revisions and other planning items.

Conduct research and plan for grant funds.  Involves: Research grant opportunities including utilizing the Internet, grant related publications, and contacts. Meet with private foundations on possible sponsorships. Work with grant program recipients to establish objective and develop plans to implement funds, program requirements and explain required procedures.  Write grant proposals and submit grant applications.  Prepare statistical information.  Manage grant budgets including authorizing and initiating payments for services.  Develop comprehensive documents for reporting on grant funding activities, including assisting in the preparation of reports to federal agencies and long-term planning documents.

Represent the department and provide technical support, information and guidance on planning issues. Involves:  Respond to requests for information on ordinances, codes, policies, plans and procedures. Provide interpretation of planning related and subdivision requirements, comprehensive planning documents, land development applications, land use documents and other planning documents. Prepare complex comprehensive documents on comprehensive plans, data analysis, special reports and recommendations.  Attend board and committee meetings, City Council, citizen group meetings and other gatherings to represent the department.  Provide input for department budget preparation.

Supervise assigned personnel.  Involves:  Schedule, assign, instruct, guide and check work.  Appraise employee performance.  Provide for training and development.  Enforce personnel rules and regulations and work behavior standards firmly and impartially.  Counsel, motivate and maintain harmony.  Interview applicants.  Recommend hiring, termination, transfers, discipline, merit pay or other employee status changes.

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Salary Range: $46,704.00 - $63,482.42 per year.
The starting salary is generally at the beginning of the salary range.

Test Information:  An evaluation of education and experience will be conducted on qualified applicants.

Note: Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. This position will close when a preset number of qualified applications have been received.

Note:  Applicants with a foreign degree must have all relevant documents translated and evaluated by a College, University, or Credentials Evaluation Services Department prior to submitting them to the Human Resources Department.

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Experience Level
Mid I (1-4 years)
AICP Level
Urban Design
Salary Range

Contact Information

Sky Padilla, HR Analyst
300 N. Campbell St.
El Paso, TX
United States
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