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Planner I, II, or III City of Hot Springs  

The City of Hot Springs has an employment opportunity at Planner I, II, or III level, depending upon experience and education.  

Range: Planner 1 - $14.96 per hour DOQ; Planner II - $17.42 per hour DOQ; Planner III - $22.34 per hour DOQ 

To apply: 

Deadline: Open until filled 

Capitol Zoning District Planning & Preservation Director Capitol Zoning District Commission 

The Capitol Zoning District Commission is an agency of the State of Arkansas charged with historic preservation, land-use, design review, and permitting in the neighborhoods surrounding the State Capitol and Governor's Mansion in Little Rock. Learn more at

The Capitol Zoning District (CZD) Planning and Preservation Director is a full-time position responsible for managing the agency’s preservation activities and operations, disseminating technical information, and monitoring the properties in both areas of the Capitol Zoning District.

Minimum requirements: Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, historic preservation, architecture or a related field; plus two years of experience in urban planning, zoning, or a related field, including one year in a supervisory capacity. (Preferred candidates will possess a graduate degree and/or AICP certification.)

Range: $36,155 - $52,425

To apply:  

Deadline: 10/27/17

Planner (GIS) City of Tuscaloosa, AL

The City of Tuscaloosa is looking to fill a vacant Planner (GIS) position within our Planning Division. This position will have a heavy emphasis on maintaining and updating geographic information system (GIS) mapping and databases, data collection, graphics, as well as assisting in the daily operations of the department.

The purpose of this classification is to perform specialized work functions associated with city planning and zoning within Urban Development. Work includes the performance and coordination of inspections and enforcement of all applicable codes, heavy emphasis on maintaining and updating geographic information system (GIS) mapping and databases, data collection, graphics, as well as assisting in the daily operations of the department.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies, Community Development, Urban Planning, Public Administration, or related field preferred; two years' experience in project coordination, comprehensive planning, historic preservation, working with GIS databases and mapping creation, and/or a related field preferred. Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.

To apply:

Deadline:           5 p.m. CDT on Sunday, September 3

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MPO Director Western Arkansas Planning & Development District/Frontier Metropolitan Planning Organization 


Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor’s Degree is required. Experience in city or regional planning, transportation planning, geography as well as MPO experience is preferred. Master’s Degree in city or regional planning, public administration or related field is a plus.

Organizational skills, technical writing, fluency in personal computers, word processing, spreadsheet, database and other applications are necessary as is the ability to prepare and present written and oral presentations. Applicant must be able to meet deadlines and other time demands relative to project/task development and completion.

Strong communication skills and the ability to lead a public meeting is a must. Strong interpersonal and public relations skills to work effectively with various officials, staff, citizens and state and federal agencies is needed. Applicant must be able to maintain effective cooperative relationships between all levels of government particularly members of the MPO Technical Committee, Policy Board and other established committees. Having considerable knowledge of theory, principles and techniques of the planning profession and development process is needed. The applicant must have considerable knowledge of federal, state and local laws, ordinances and codes pertaining to a wide variety of planning topics.

Job Responsibilities: The MPO Director must be proficient in administrative tasks, report preparation, and program management. The position requires a current understanding of rules and regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation and more specifically the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration relative to the various components of transportation planning:  freight, safety, bicycle/pedestrian, transit, and travel demand development. The applicant must be creative and possess interpersonal relationship skills and be able to generate and conduct work in a team-based environment.


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Principal Planner City of Oklahoma City, OK

The City of Oklahoma City is seeking an experienced and effective Principal Planner to lead and manage the Planning Department’s Planning and Redevelopment Division, which is responsible for long-range, transportation, and strategic planning.  

Salary range:  $69,948 - $106,968

To apply:     City of Oklahoma City Jobs

Deadline: Review begins August 28, but will remain open until position is filled.

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Planning and Zoning Administrator City of University City, MO

The Planning and Zoning Administrator is an entry to mid-level professional planning position in the Department of Community Development. Under the administrative direction of the Deputy Director of Community Development, the Planning and Zoning Administrator provides planning services for a variety of long and short range planning activities including development code enforcement. 

Salary range: $47,787-$60,426

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City Planner  Slaughter & Associates, PLLC, Oxford, MS 

Slaughter & Associates, a private urban planning firm that specializes in city planning, is seeking an urban planner with a Masters degree in City & Regional Planning. 

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