Planning Assistant

City of Fort Worth

Fort Worth, TX United States

The City of Fort Worth currently stands as the 13th largest city in the U.S. and one of the fastest growing large cities in the country.  Fort Worth has received multiple accolades, including number one Downtown (Livability), top five commercial real estate markets (Urban Land Institute), and the second-best City in the nation for Job Seekers (Forbes).  Our employees serve the needs of over 900,000 City residents.  We are seeking individuals that reflect our values of exceptional customer service, mutual respect, embracing the diversity of our communities, continuous improvement, ethical behavior, and accountability.

A Planning Assistant is available with the City of Fort Worth Preservation & Design Section. The Planning Assistant may also provide support for the Downtown Design Review Board. The secondary purpose of this position is to perform technical tasks related to planning activities including the development and utilization of maps, plans, computer files and presentations; assist with research requests; and provide information and technical assistance to the general public and City staff.

The Planning Assistant job responsibilities include:

  • Assist customers with applications for historic, design, and form-based districts.
  • Provide staff support to the Historic and Cultural Landmarks Commission and Urban Design Commission
  • Prepare case agendas, dockets and decisions, send case notices to property owners and registered community organizations,
  • Distribute materials to other departments and agencies
  • Assist customers with questions concerning regulations.
  • Assist customers with applications for a Certificate of Appropriateness; applications for the Historic Site Tax Exemption program; historic, design, and form-based code district standards and guidelines; and zoning compatibility questions within those districts.
  • Maintains a database and ArcGIS map of board and commission cases.
Experience Level
Mid I (1-4 years)
AICP Level
Historic or Cultural Resources Preservation
Salary Range
$23.12 - $25.69/hr.

Contact Information

Justin Newhart
200 Texas St.
Development Services, 2nd floor
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