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    Urban Design Planner • Tulsa Planning Office (Indian Nations Council of Governments (INCOG)


    The Tulsa Planning Office at INCOG is seeking an Urban Design Planner who is ambitious, hard-working, and creative to join our planning and design team. Our work helps guide future development and capital projects for the City of Tulsa with a focus on improving quality of life for all who spend time in Tulsa. 


    This position requires knowledge of physical design planning practices, including engineering and architecture, urban design, and graphic and modeling software. The successful candidate must have the ability to work collaboratively with a wide array of individuals from various backgrounds; complete planning and design assignments through analysis of complex technical and statistical information; formulate creative planning and design solutions; prepare planning documents and urban design graphics and understand and influence the behavior of others in order to achieve objectives and cause action or understanding. 


    Minimum qualifications include 3 years’ experience in urban design, urban planning, architecture, landscape architecture, or a closely related field. A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in urban design, urban planning, architecture, landscape architecture, or related field is required. Annual salary range starting at $51,875; specific compensation based on qualifications and experience. Comprehensive health and retirement benefits package included. A hybrid (remote work & in-office) work schedule may be available for this position.


    For full details, visit http://tulsaplanning.org/jobs/urban-design/  


    To apply: Please submit a résumé detailing employment history, experience, education, and contact information; a portfolio of work samples demonstrating the experience and skills listed above (the portfolio should be no larger than 10 MB and should be submitted in PDF or website format); and a cover letter that explains why you are interested and qualified for this position to: Personnel Director, INCOG, 2 W 2nd Street, Suite 800, Tulsa OK 74103, or e-mail to incog@incog.org.



    City of Baytown, Texas


    Join a team where your experience and creativity will be valued, where vision and imagination are brought to life, and where your contributions will make a difference in the lives of others. Our team of planning professionals enjoy a relaxed work environment and flexible scheduling, with the resources to turn visions into realities.

    Find your place with the City of Baytown as the next…

    • Assistant Director – Signing Bonus $5,000
    • Current Planning Manager – Signing Bonus $2,500
    • Are you a Planner or GISD expert? Check out our other career opportunities!

    We hope to see you at APAC3.21 in Forth Worth this November.

    Be sure to stop by our Booth. We would love to visit with you and share all that Baytown has to offer!


    Apply: www.Baytown.org



    Planner, CITY OF CENTERTON, AR


    Seeking qualified person with municipal planning experience in review of zoning applications & new development submittals. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, general clerical & organizational skills, & oral/written communications.

    Job description and application available on request or at www.centertonar.us

    Competitive wages and great benefits include Health insurance & APERS retirement plan.

    Open until position filled.

    Send application/resume to City of Centerton, Attn: Human Resources at PO Box 208, Centerton, AR 72719 or email careers@centertonar.us



    Long Range Planning and Special Projects Manager, CITY OF FAYETTEVILLE, AR


    Job Duties

    1. Provide good customer service to both internal and external customers, maintain positive and effective working relationships with other City employees (especially members of their own team), and have regular and reliable attendance that is non-disruptive. Other essential duties of this position include the following:
    2. Perform supervisory responsibilities which may include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the City's policies and applicable laws.
    3. This position coordinates long range/project planning and implementation efforts including, but not limited to: master plans; neighborhood, corridor and other small area plans; intergovernmental agreements; revisions to land-use regulations; feasibility studies; redevelopment and enhancement projects; consultant agreements and scopes of work; citizen participation activities; and grant development and applications.
    4. Coordinates with other divisions and departments and outside jurisdictions to implement the vision, goals and strategies/actions of the City's approved comprehensive plan, master plans, neighborhood, corridor, and other small area plans.
    5. Coordinates, recommends, reviews, and develops revisions to land-use codes and related ordinances.
    6. Researches, compiles, interprets, and analyzes a variety of information and statistical data and materials.
    7. Works closely with task forces and community groups to gather input and develop consensus on planning projects and initiatives.
    8. Conducts land use, demographic, economic, and other research activities on a broad range of community and planning subjects.
    9. Prepares technical reports and presents findings and recommendations to Mayor and City Council, Planning Commission, task forces, and other community groups.
    10. Oversees and Coordinates the City's historic preservation efforts.
    11. Coordinates interdepartmental and outside agency efforts related to long range/project planning projects.
    12. Responds to citizen complaints, requests, and inquiries in an appropriate manner.
    13. Represents the Department and the City in interdepartmental and inter-jurisdictional settings.
    14. Develops new ordinances and meets goals and policies set forth by Mayor and City Council, makes recommendations regarding policy decisions based on experience and sound planning principles.
    15. Coordinates and assists in neighborhood planning, revitalization and preservation activities, including conducting background research and data collection.
    16. Prepares and reviews maps, drawings and other graphics including making property site and field visits; prepare property site plans, zoning plans and sketches in ArcGIS and planning related software; and maintain and update official City maps, including the zoning, overlay district, and similar maps
    17. Assist the Department Director as needed.
    18. Perform other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications

    1. Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) from four-year college or university in City and Regional Planning or related field and eight years of progressively responsible management and administrative experience in municipal planning and development, at least three of which were at a supervisory level. Master's degree in City and Regional Planning preferred which may substitute for four years of progressive experience.
    2. Valid Driver's License.
    3. AICP Certificate required within 1 year of employment.
    4. Effectively communicate with others orally and in writing, often under complex conditions that require good judgment.
    5. Must possess public presentation skills to provide presentations to staff, the public, various boards and committees, and City Council in a clear, effective manner.
    6. Must be proficient in the use of a computer and software programs such as word processing and spreadsheets and must be able to become proficient in the use of other related software programs such as permit tracking software and ArcMap. Must be able to effectively operate standard office equipment.
    7. While performing the functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee regularly is required to stand, walking and sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and color vision.
    8. While performing the functions of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.

    To Apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/fayettevillear/jobs/3266381/long-range-planning-special-projects-manager-2021-01850?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs




    Bicycle and Pedestrian Planner, CITY OF BENTONVILLE, AR


    Job Summary

    The Bentonville Parks and Recreation is seeking a leader to fill an immediate vacancy for a Bicycle and Pedestrian Planner. The Department is seeking an individual who shares our commitment to enriching lives though recreation, leisure and culture. The future incumbent will be responsible for managing the City’s comprehensive trails program, which includes implementing city master plans including, but not limited to: the Connect Bentonville Plan, the Master Street Plan and the Play Bentonville Master Plan; grant writing and grant management, long-range trail planning, trail design, trail construction, and trail standards. Essential to the position is the collaboration and coordination with other City departments, County and regional agencies, community groups and various stakeholders.


    Qualifications

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

    Possess a Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture or civil engineering from accredited college or university; and a minimum of 2 + years of experience in the project management of soft and hard surface trails, active transportation and trails and pedestrian circulation planning. Demonstrated knowledge of various types of trail construction materials and methods, storm water management, plant materials, horticultural practices and plant associations. Also a demonstrated knowledge of industry standards as well as innovative technologies (trail erosion control, native plant revegetation, signage and wayfinding, trail construction materials, sustainability etc.) ideologies, practices and methodologies. Is proficient in use of information systems technologies, such as ArcGIS, AutoCad, Adobe Photoshop, word processing, spreadsheet development, virtual and in person presentations.

    LANGUAGE SKILLS
    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.


    How to Apply

    To read the full position description and apply online, please visit: https://selfservice.bentonvillear.com/ess/EmploymentOpportunities/JobDetail.aspx?req=10332021&sreq=1&form=STND&desc=BICYCLE%20AND%20PEDESTRIAN%20PLANNER




    Planner, WASHINGTON COUNTY, AR

    Fayetteville, Arkansas

     

    Job Summary

    The Planner is responsible for reviewing proposed land development submittals to ensure safeguarding of the public’s health, safety, and welfare through enforcement of Washington County’s ordinances, regulations, and zoning.


    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university and two to three years related experience and/or training is preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience. The incumbent must have general knowledge of principles and practices of Urban and Regional Planning.
    • Must possess excellent interpersonal skills in order to establish and maintain good working relationships with co-workers, other County employees, contractors, developers, realtors, surveyors, engineers, title companies, general public, Planning Board members, Quorum Court members, and other officials.
    • Must be able to learn, explain, and provide correct information about Current Planning Practices, Subdivisions, Variances, Zoning Regulations, Administrative Lot Splits, Large Scale Developments, Planning Office Statistics, Mapping Information, Floodplain Information, and Future Land Use Information within six months of hire.
    • The incumbent must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills when dealing with the public, and must be able to effectively communicate with others orally and in writing, often under complex conditions that require good judgment.
    • Must possess public presentation skills to provide presentations to staff, the public, various boards and committees, the Planning Board and Quorum Court in a clear, effective manner.

    Full position description available here.

     

    How to Apply

    Please apply online: https://www.washingtoncountyar.gov/Home/Components/JobPosts/Job/3819/25




    Assistant Director of Planning and Development, CITY OF CONWAY, ARKANSAS


    The City of Conway, a vibrant and progressive community located in central Arkansas, 31 miles northwest of the state capital of Little Rock, is accepting resumes for an Assistant Director of Planning and Development to join the city’s planning team. Conway, with a population of over 65,000, is home to three universities: the University of Central Arkansas, Hendrix College, and Central Baptist College. Conway is a rapidly growing community that has more than doubled in population since 1990, seeing growth in residential, retail, technology, and medical sectors. Conway offers a dynamic quality of life with a lively downtown, quality schools, and exceptional recreational opportunities.


    This position reports directly to the Director of Planning and Development. Responsibilities include primary management and coordination of the city’s development review processes; staff support to the Planning Commission and City Council; helping support the mission of the department’s assigned board and commissions; assistance in updating or revising zoning, subdivision, signage, and overlay district regulations; assistance with other staff in small area studies and long-range planning; and general assistance in managing department staff and resources. Conway uses many progressive planning tools and is committed to developing a more walkable and livable city.


    Position Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in planning, public administration, geography, computer science, cartography, or a related field and 5 years related experience and/or training. Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.
    • Strong written and verbal communication.
    • Excellent customer service skills.
    • ESRI GIS skills preferred.
    • Adobe Creative Suite and visualization skills preferred.
    • AICP Certification preferred.

    Compensation commensurate with experience and includes a competitive benefits package. A background investigation will be conducted before employment can begin. Please submit a completed application and resume with salary history to: Human Resources: City of Conway; 1111 Main Street; Conway, AR 72032. E-mail: HumanResources@conwayarkansas.gov; fax 501-358-6325.


    The City of Conway is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, status as a covered veteran, political status, or other legally protected status.


    Submitted resumes will be subject to disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.


    How to Apply

    View posting at https://conwayarkansas.gov/employment/assistant-director-of-planning-and-development/





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