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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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Planner - City of Bentonville, AR

The City of Bentonville is seeking a mid-level professional to fill the position of Planner. This is a full-time position with the primary purpose of conducting reviews of zoning and development applications for compliance with city codes. The position requires efficient management of records, clear and concise correspondence and report writing, and gathering and organization of resources for Planning Commission, Board of Adjustment, and City Council.

Pay Range:       $44,720 - $55,879

To apply: Bentonville Employment

Deadline: September 8, 2017, 5:00 p.m. CST

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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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