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Planner I or II, CITY OF SALINA, KANSAS 

A professional and passionate Planner is needed to become the newest member of the City of Salina’s team! As a member of the Community & Development Services Department, our newest Planner will be will be impactful in the community by implementing the City’s Comprehensive Plan through project management, code administration, case management, and program administration related to social justice, housing, sustainability, historic preservation, economic development, neighborhood revitalization, transportation, and other current and long range planning activities.


Our next Planner will have a commitment to our values, a strategic approach to leadership, continuous process improvement and community service. Other qualifications include:


Education: Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in urban planning, geography, architecture, public administration or related field; AICP certification or AICP candidate status preferred.


Experience: Three (3)–five (5) years of planning experience; familiarity with boards & commissions; current and/or long range planning ability; skilled in Geographical Information System (GIS) preferred.


*This position can both be applied for and hired as a Planner I or II, depending on qualification.


* Visit the City of Salina’s website for more information and the complete job description.


Salary range: $42,515 – 78,645/yr. (DOQ, includes excellent benefits)


How to Apply / Contact

Apply: www.jobs.salina-ks.gov 

*Resumes, cover letters may be uploaded in online application.

City of Salina Human Resources

300 W. Ash St.

Salina, KS 67401

785-309-5710 Phone

785-309-5711 Fax

human.resources@salina.org

Application deadline: 11/19/2020


Frontier MPO Transportation Planner, WESTERN ARKANSAS PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT 

Frontier Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is seeking a qualified individual to assist in the development, implementation, and monitoring of transportation projects in the Western Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma region. The selected candidate will work closely with the MPO director, MPO committees, local governments, and transportation providers to develop, the Transportation Improvement Program, Unified Planning Work Program, Bike and Pedestrian Plans, Transit Survey, public involvement strategies, and other administrative and organizational efforts. The MPO is the legally designated organization responsible for developing state and federal transportation plans and programs that address the complex needs of a bi-state region as well as the local needs of the partner jurisdictions.


The MPO Transportation Planner will report to the Executive Director and the MPO Director and will be responsible for job duties specified in the attached job description.


The job will be grant funded position with hours worked between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. There will be occasional night meetings with some travel.


Successful applicants must have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Transportation Planning, Urban/Regional Planning, Political Science, Sociology, Geography, Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related field is preferred as well as is at least two of related experience in the areas of federal, state, or local transportation planning and/or working with government agencies and community groups. Knowledge of GIS and data visualization is also preferred.
  • A valid Driver’s license is required.
  • Auto insurance is required.
  • Must be highly detail oriented, self-motivated, and able to multitask.
  • Must also work as a team member of a dedicated staff.

To apply, please read the attached job description and submit your resume with references to wapddcareers@gmail.com. Resumes must be received by close of business on November 2, 2020.


Background check required. EOE



Planner I, CITY OF JONESBORO, ARKANSAS

This entry level position is responsible for helping assist, regulate, and approve planning and development activities for the City. This position will assist Director of Planning in the development and review process; reviews rezoning requests, prepares reports and makes recommendations; proposes and revises ordinances, policies and regulations related to planning; and performs various other duties.


Minimum Qualifications & Skills

  • Broad knowledge of such fields as accounting, marketing, business administration, finance, etc. Equivalent to a four year college degree, plus 2 years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Valid driver’s license
  • American Institute of Certified Planners certification required (or attainable within two years).
  • A successful background check.

Minimum Salary: Pay Grade 109 – Minimum $29,852 ($14.35 per hour)


Applications will be accepted at the Human Resources Department, 300 S Church St, Jonesboro, Arkansas, or on our website www.jonesboro.org (870-933-4640).  Position will remain open until filled.


The City of Jonesboro is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).




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