City of Mesquite

Mesquite, TX United States

To provide a variety of duties involved in providing technical assistance and support to the City's professional planning staff.

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  • General supervision is provided by the Manager of Planning and Zoning.




  1. All behaviors comply with the Code of Conduct & Rules of Behavior outlined in Chapter 8 of the General Government Policies and Procedures Manual. Adheres to assigned work schedule as outlined in city and department attendance policies and procedures.
  2. Assist in current planning activities, including zoning changes, variances, special exceptions, site plans, platting and subdivisions; provide case management in accordance with policies and procedures established for the development review process.
  3. Assist in comprehensive planning activities, including conducting background research and data collection; formulating long-range land use plans, development policies, and special planning studies; and preparing reports and plans.
  4. Assist in neighborhood planning, revitalization and preservation activities, including conducting background research and data collection; preparing revitalization plans and strategies; coordinating with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs; and serving as liaison to neighborhood groups and citizens. 
  5. Assist the Director of Planning & Development in compiling accurate staff reports and other case materials for timely submission to the City Council; maintain case files according to established procedures.
  6. Explain basic regulations, programs and plans to assist citizens, developers, engineers, and the general public; serve as the Planner of the Day to consult in person with walk-in customers and review certificates-of-occupancy.
  7. Prepare maps, drawings and other graphics including making property site and field visits; prepare property site plans, zoning plans and sketches in ArcGIS and planning-related software's; and maintain and update official City maps, including the zoning, annexation, ETJ and similar maps.
  8. Prepare, commit to, and implement a structured, self-directed program of continuing professional education that leads to certification by the American Institute of Certified Planners and accreditation by the Congress for the New Urbanism; fulfill other professional education obligations as the Director may require; subscribe to the AICP Code of Ethics.




  • PREFERRED:  Master's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in urban planning or closely related field.  
  • No experience is required for candidates who have a Master's degree.
  • REQUIRED: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in urban planning or closely related field.
  • One year of professional planning experience.  An internship with a municipal planning agency may count as six months of professional experience.


  • Monday - Friday 8:A.M. to 5:P.M.
  • Will attend 2 Planning & Zoning meetings and 1 Board of Adjustment per month.    
Experience Level
Entry (0-1 year)
AICP Level
Land Use and Development Regulation and Zoning
Salary Range