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Frontier Metropolitan Planning Organization - Transportation Assistant (posted 08/11/2016)
Under supervision of the MPO Director, the Transportation Assistant assists in the development of short and long range studies for the update of the Long Range Transportation Plan. 

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university, strong organizational skills, and excellent writing and verbal communication skills. 

Interested candidates may send a resume and cover letter to: Western Arkansas Planning and Development District, PO Box 2067, Fort Smith, AR 72902-2067, or via e-mail, to

This position is open until filled, salary based on experience and excellent benefits package included. Click here for more details.

City of Little Rock, AR - Planner (posted 04/01/16)

The City of Little Rock, Arkansas is seeking qualified candidates for a Planner to conduct research by conducting field studies and various surveys to collect data to determine the physical, developmental and socioeconomic characteristics of specific areas within the City of Little Rock. 

Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Urban Planning, Urban Design, or a related field; at least two (2) years experience in urban planning or a related area and one (1) year of supervisory experience. Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered. 

Salary Range:  $34,492 - $43,792

Applications: Only online applications will be accepted by the closing date of 4/22/16 at 11:59 p.m. Applications may be filed online at Click here for more details. 

Arkansas State Highway & Transportation Department - Transportation Planning Specialist (posted 3/28/16)

The Arkansas State Highway & Transportation Department (AHTD) is seeking qualified candidates for a Transportation Planning Specialist. Under general supervision, this position will provide assistance for successful transportation planning activities. 

Minimum Requirements: The educational equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in transportation planning or related field. Outstanding verbal and written communication skills. Minimum of ten years of experience in working with census and demographic data. Minimum of five years of experience in transportation planning. Experience with data queries and GIS preferred. Experience with travel demand modeling preferred.

To apply or for more details, including examples of work and salary, please visit the AHTD website

City of Cave Springs, Arkansas - Planning & Zoning Official (Posted 3/17/16)

The City of Cave Springs is accepting resumes for a Planning and Zoning Official.

General Statement of Duties: Administers zoning and subdivision regulations; makes recommendations consistent with good land use planning; prepares amendments to zoning and subdivision regulations; performs professional planning studies; and performs office administrative duties and related work as may be necessary, and as required.

Distinguishing Features: Position requires the application of professional planning knowledge and skills to difficult planning, zoning, and subdivision matters. The zoning official is directly responsible to the Mayor, and is expected to practice good, independent judgement in administering and enforcing land use and development regulations of the city. He/she also deals with comprehensive planning problems and must be able to produce studies on a wide range of subjects. He/she must be able to coordinate with other officials, as well as public and private interests, regarding development and associated issues and activities.

Acceptable Experience and Training: One year responsible experience in planning, zoning, and subdivision matters (including some supervisory experience), and possession of a degree in planning, urban studies, or related field; or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Salary Range: $45,000 to $60,000

Contact Information: Travis Lee, Mayor or Charlie Holyfield, Business Manager, City of Cave Springs, 134 N. Main Street, Cave Springs, AR 72718, (479) 248-1040. 

Pulaski County, Arkansas - Watershed Inspector (Posting Date 3/16/16)

Position Title: Watershed Inspector (Position Number: 04)

Agency: Pulaski County 

Department: Planning & Development 

Starting Salary: $32,395 - $36,441

Position Description: To inspect and monitor land development within the watershed of the Pulaski County water supply to enforce the regulations regarding the maintenance of a clean public water supply. 

Minimum Qualifications: Completion of college level or technical school coursework in Civil Engineering, Construction, Environmental Science, or a related field; considerable work experience in construction inspection, land development, code enforcement, or a related area; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities. 

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City of Alma, Arkansas - Planning Director (Posting Date 3/16/16)

The City of Alma is seeking an experienced planner for a startup Planning Department. This position involves a broad range of responsibilities, with an emphasis on program initiation. As a sole Planner, this position offers an opportunity for the successful candidate to build skills in a wide variety of areas, including long range planning, development reviews, infill/redevelopment projects, urban design exercises, GIS analysis and mapping, and zoning inspections/compliance. The ideal applicant will have strong written and verbal communication skills, the ability to interact positively with the public and fellow staff members and a proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. 

The Planning Director should possess a Bachelor’s degree in urban planning or a closely related field and at least five years of experience in the planning profession. Three to four years of supervisory experience a plus. A Master’s degree and AICP certification preferred. Preference may be given to applicants possessing qualifications above the minimum. Starting salary $47,100 – $53,250, depending on qualifications

For more information, including a detailed job description, please contact Mark Yardley via e-mail or phone (479) 632-2254. Please send resumes to the City of Alma, Attn: Mark Yardley, 811 Fayetteville, Avenue, Alma, AR 72921. 

City of Bryant, Arkansas - Planning and Community Development Director


The City of Bryant is seeking a forward thinking and innovative Planning and Community Development Director. This position develops and administers planning department goals, objectives, policies and procedures, subject to Council approval; plans, organizes, and manages the day-to day zoning code implementation and long term comprehensive plan activities. Acts as staff Advisor to the Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Adjustment. Plans, directs and coordinates activities of planning and development. Develops and administers various area-wide and neighborhood level plans for future land use and community facilities.

Benefits include vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, APERS retirement, health insurance as well as dental, vision, and life insurance.

To apply for this position or to review the comprehensive position description please click the employment link at

For additional information please contact the Human Resources Department at (501) 943-0999.


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