Planner - Current Planning

City of Fort Worth

Fort Worth, TX United States


The City of Fort Worth is the 13th largest city in the U.S. and the fastest growing among large cities. Fort Worth has received multiple accolades, including number one Downtown (Livability), and the second­ best City in the nation for Job Seekers (Forbes). Our employees serve the needs of over 900,000 residents. The Development Services Department seeks to make Fort Worth the most livable city in Texas by promoting orderly growth and development, safe construction and neighborhood vitality. Our fast-paced work environment and focus on constant improvement keeps us motivated to implement best practices and to provide excellent customer experiences.

A Planner job is available with the City of Fort Worth Development Services Department - Platting and Annexation Section. This section plays a critical role in achieving the City's vision by providing expert advice on platting and annexation proposals; generating development ordinance amendments to streamline and expedite the customer experience; and providing recommendations and guidance to our City Council, Boards, Commissions, and community groups. The primary purpose of the position is to confer with the development community on new submittals, and to facilitate plat case review from first submittal to recordation. As case manager, the Planner will champion each plat case as a member of the city's Development Review Committee and present non-conforming cases and staff's recommendations to City Plan Commission. This position will also provide similar case management support to the annexation planning staff.

The Planner job responsibilities include:

  • Case manager responsible for working with development community and to facilitate plat review
  • Research existing conditions, evaluate applications for impacts on other development departments, and coordinate meetings to find creative solutions to issues
  • Prepare clear and concise technical reports, summarize complex subject matter, communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing, present staff reports to the Development Review Committee, City Plan Commission
  • Assist the Senior Planner over annexation with implementation of the Annexation Plan, Program and Policy, and assist with other special projects such as special utility districts
  • Write Subdivision Ordinance text amendments and coordinate the review and approval process
  • Provide technical assistance to developers, community groups, adjacent cities, and county, state and federal agencies
  • Provide staff assistance to other city staff on platting policy issues, and land use decisions
  • Participate on a variety of committees as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Planning, Urban Planning, or Design, Public Administration, Business Administration or a related field
  • Two (2) years of experience in planning, zoning, infill development, community redevelopment, research and statistical analysis
  • Valid Texas Driver's License

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience writing text amendments (ordinances, codes, etc.)
  • Experience in project facilitation through a development review process
  • Experience in review of public right-of-way vacation request
  • Proficiency in Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping tools
  • Microsoft Office skills including OneNote and SharePoint
  • Accela Automation skills
  • Strong customer service skills and resolving issues with innovative ideas
  • Training or experience in urban infill development and planning
  • Spanish speaking skills

Conditions of Employment

Candidates who do not meet the Education requirement, may be considered if they have more relevant work experience than the position requires. Those selected for employment will be required to pass Pre­ Employment checks depending on the position requirements. Those could include, but are not limited to: criminal background check, drug screen, education verification, etc. Criminal convictions will be considered on a case by case basis. Employees are paid by direct deposit only. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Pay Rate: $53,843 - $69,996 annual compensation

Job Posting Closing On: Wednesday, August, 17, 2022

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

Contact Information

Stuart Campbell
fort worth, TX
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