City of Harker Heights

Harker Heights, TX United States

Job Goals: This position is critical for both current and long range planning functions and active involvement in and support of all city growth and development activities is required. Work involves responsibility for performing a variety of professional city planning work within the Planning and Development Department and general responsibilities include: current planning tasks such as case review for zoning, site plan, and plat applications; research and development of ordinances and regulations; investigation and interpretation of various land use, transportation and environmental impacts resulting from development proposals.

Qualifications: The Planner position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Planning or a related field and at least two years of experience in a professional position, or a Master’s Degree and 1-5 years of experience. Any combination of education and experience may be qualifying.
Must have experience and proficiency in the use of Geographic Information System, and Microsoft Office. Forms-based coding, urban design, and landscape architecture experience a plus.

Performance Responsibilities: Understands and applies professional planning theories and principles, including but not limited to, land use planning, urban design, statistical methods, and public participation. Interprets, develops, and implements public policy related to growth and development, transportation, environment, and quality of life.
Understands and applies government regulatory principles related to development, including but not limited to, zoning, subdivision, annexation, and other local, state, or federal laws. Prepares and presents staff reports to Boards and Commissions. Research, ordinance development, and interpretation of codes and regulations is required.


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

Contact Information

Leona Clay
305 Miller's Crossing
Harker Heights, TX
United States
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