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Sr. Planner

Location: Fort Worth, TX
Job # 10765525
Date Posted: 03-29-2018
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The Planning and Development Department works with citizens, businesses, developers, and other stakeholders to build a strong community, while we work to become the most livable and best managed city in the country.  The Comprehensive Planning Section prepares long-range plans for the city’s growth and development, while also serving as a key focal point for plan implementation.  The Section prepares and updates the City’s Comprehensive Plan; conducts long-range planning for specific areas; implements the City’s Urban Village Program and associated mixed-use and urban residential zoning; and supports watershed, TOD, and other target area planning and implementation, including form-based code development, streetscape improvement projects, and urban design.
This Senior Planner position is responsible for performing long-range planning assignments related to comprehensive and specific area planning, including preparing and evaluating plans and written reports with recommendations; gathering, analyzing and reporting on pertinent social, economic, physical, and urban design data relevant to planning activities; providing staff assistance to management on department and planning policy issues; representing the department at meetings with other departments, outside agencies, organizations, and community groups; and creating and giving presentations. This position is required to travel to various planning sites within the city.
Examples of projects that may be assigned to this position include analyzing and integrating land use, environmental, and transportation planning information for a variety of plans and projects; preparing and updating the City’s Comprehensive Plan and special purpose or specific area plans; working with stakeholders and community groups to develop neighborhood plans; planning for Urban Villages and transit-oriented development areas around passenger rail stations; and managing design consultant contracts and public participation processes associated with targeted capital projects such as multimodal streetscape improvements.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor's Degree PLUS five (5) years of experience in planning with an emphasis on long-range planning and/or urban design is required
  • Valid Driver's License
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
In addition to the stated minimum experience and education, the ideal candidate will have significant experience in long-range planning, including compelling work on municipal comprehensive plans, area plans, and/or urban design plans for TOD or other walkable urban districts. Demonstrated knowledge of land use, environmental, transportation, and/or urban design planning, together with demographic and economic research methods and tools, ArcGIS, and urban design concepts is strongly preferred. 
The preferred candidate will have excellent plan writing skills; graphic plan layout and design skills; and project management skills.  Membership in APA/AICP, CNU, or an equivalent professional organization is a plus. Experience in Complete Streets streetscape improvement projects and/or state DOT grants would also be helpful.

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