Chief Planner - Orange County, FL

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Job ID    19812
Location   Planning
Full/Part Time   Full-Time
Regular/Temporary    Regular

At Orange County Government, we are proud to serve the public with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. We develop innovative policies and services that impact Central Florida and shape the future of our community. We have been consistently recognized as a "Top 100 Family Friendly Company," facilitating a healthy work-life balance. Orange County Planning Division is currently seeking a Chief Planner. An individual in this position performs administrative and supervisory work for a major section within the Orange County Planning, Neighborhood Services, Transportation Planning and Zoning Divisions and acts as the project manager for the more technical / difficult work activities within that section.

This is responsible professional, technical, administrative and supervisory work involving the activities of one of the following sections: Research and Intergovernmental Coordination, Comprehensive Planning, Neighborhood Partnerships, Urban Design, Development Review, Permitting, BZA Coordination or Project Review.

Representative Duties

    Remains informed about emerging technologies and innovative programs, projects, and activities in other communities and organizations; then applies this information to the section’s work program so as to continuously improve quality and productivity.
    Provides supervision and training to all staff members assigned to the section.
    Plans, delegates, schedules, reviews and edits all work products produced by the section’s staff.
    Serves as technical support for other members of the section and for multi-disciplinary team projects.
    Coordinates section’s activities with other department sections to ensure compatibility.
    Serves as one of the primary division contact persons with various components of the community and speaks before civic, community, governmental and professional groups and private organizations.
    Acts as projects manager for more technical studies assigned to the section.
    Works with neighborhood groups in problem solving, consensus building, vision setting, and developing recommendations.
    Makes recommendations and presentations to various County advisory committees, including the Planning and Zoning Commission, Local Planning Agency, Board of Zoning Adjustment, Development Advisory Board and the Development Review Committee.
    Tracks, reviews and summarizes proposed legislation on Growth Management and determines the impact on Orange County.
    Works with other departments in preparation of their studies/plans to ensure that such documents are consistent with the Comprehensive Plan.
    Prepares articles for journals, newsletters and other miscellaneous planning publications and presents programs and lectures at planning conferences.
    Evaluates the effectiveness of the section in responding to customer problems and needs and is responsible for improving customer satisfaction with the section’s products and services.
    Transfers ownership of products and services by empowering employees and their customers.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s degree in Planning, Public Administration or a closely related field, and five years of experience in a planning-related area to include one year of supervisory experience; or a Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Public Administration or a closely related-field, and eight years of experience in a planning related area to include one year of supervisory experience.

Application Deadline

Posting Date: 05/22/2017
Closing Date: 06/05/2017 (Posting is subject to close without prior notice)


Starting Salary $64,334 - $83,179 based on qualifications.


Orange County Administration Building
201 S Rosalind Ave,
Orlando, FL 32801

Veterans Preference

If you are claiming Veterans' Preference, you are responsible for providing the required eligibility documentation by the close date of the posting. Please submit a cover letter and copies of documents, not originals, to Orange County Human Resources Division, PO Box 1393, Orlando, FL 32801-1393 or fax to (407) 836-0098 (only Veterans' Preference documentation will be accepted by fax). Your cover letter should include the position posting number you are applying for, the title of the position and the last 4 digits of your social security number.

Educational Requirements

If your education was obtained in the United States, the County recognizes degrees or diplomas which are accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). If you have obtained education from a country other than the United States, your degree or diploma must be evaluated to determine the United States equivalency by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Service (NACES) or the Association of International Credentials Evaluations (AICE) at your expense.

Senior City Planner (Urban Design) - Portland, OR

Salary $32.68 - $41.73 Hourly
Location  1900 SW 4th Ave, OR
Job Type  Full Time
Department  Bureau of Development Services
Job Number  2017-00275
Closing  5/15/2017 4:30 PM Pacific

The Position

    This recruitment will remain open until 75 applications have been received or until the posted closing date, Monday, May 15, 2017, whichever comes first.
    Applications received after the 75 application limit has been reached will not be included in this recruitment process.
    Senior City Planners with an Urban Design Specialty (UD) in the Land Use Services Division of the Bureau of Development Services (BDS) manage the review of highly complex and/or controversial development proposals for compliance with the Zoning Code and Design Guidelines. This work involves administering the City's development review process as it applies to specific projects, through coordination with private sector professionals, citizens, other regulatory agencies and City staff from various Bureaus, and includes writing legally defensible findings of fact and presenting staff recommendations at public hearings.
    Senior City Planners UD are responsible for the more complex/controversial land use reviews (primarily Design Reviews and Historic Resource Reviews), as well as mentoring and reviewing/editing the work of other staff and assisting in training, and can offer special expertise in particular areas such as urban design, architecture, planning and historic preservation. Senior City Planners UD are also given lead responsibility on multi-bureau and long-range planning efforts, including efforts related to monitoring and changing the Zoning Code and Design Guidelines. Senior City Planners UD can be primary staff to the Design Commission or Landmarks Commission, which includes setting and managing agendas, providing briefings, representing the Commission outside of hearings and attending hearings as support for other planners presenting projects. Hearings typically occur 2-3 times/month and can extend into evening hours. Senior City Planners UD provide technical and process expertise for other planners, customers, and City staff from various bureaus. Senior City Planners UD work to identify and initiate process and/or customer service improvements in the team's work flow.  The Bureau of Development Services strives to provide all services in an equitable manner; demonstrated abilities in the areas of equity, inclusion, diversity and/or accessibility are preferred.
     Additional general duties include identifying and solving problems; creating effective long- and short-term solutions; interpreting and analyzing codes and policies; and maintaining effective contacts and relationships with elected and appointed officials, other bureaus and agencies, community members and organizations, and business communities. Senior City Planners may be authorized to make final decisions and/or recommendations on behalf of their bureau. Senior Planners are expected to exercise sound independent judgment, initiative and decision-making to develop timely solutions to complex problems.
    A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities is graduation from a college or university with an undergraduate or graduate major in architecture, landscape architecture or urban design or a closely related field; and six years of related progressively responsible professional experience is preferred but not required.
    This classification is represented by the City of Portland Professional Employees Association(COPPEA).  To view this labor agreement, please go to and click on the appropriate link.

To Qualify

    The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:

        Knowledge of and experience applying the theory, principles, practices, policies, standards and regulations of urban design review and planning.
        Knowledge of and experience with architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, architectural history, and historic preservation.
        Ability and experience performing difficult and complex technical research and analysis of urban design, architecture and land use planning issues or problems, evaluating alternatives and recommending or adopting effective courses of action.
        Ability and experience understanding, interpreting, explaining and applying all applicable regulations, policies, procedures, and standards to complex, specialized, and diverse urban design and land use planning processes.

The Recruitment Process

    An evaluation of each applicant's training and experience, as demonstrated in their resume and cover letter, weighted 100%. Do not attach materials not requested. Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list. You have 14 days from the notice of the examination results to let us know if you disagree with your results. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information. Additional evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection.

Additional Information

    Applicants must submit a cover letter and professional resume online, specifically focused on your qualifications for this position as identified in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement in accordance with the following Application Instructions:

    Your résumé and cover letter will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.

        Your cover letter should include details describing your education, training and/or experience, and where obtained which clearly reflects your qualifications for each of the numbered items in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement.
        Your résumé should support the details described in the cover letter.
        If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, as identified below, please describe in your cover letter any transferrable skills obtained during your military service and how they relate to each of the required minimum qualifications under the "To Qualify" section above.
        Your résumé and cover letter should be no more than a total of four (4) pages combined. Do not attach materials not requested.

    Applications for this position will be accepted, online, until 75 completed applications have been received, but will close no later than 4:30 pm, on May 15, 2017, whichever comes first.   Do not attach materials not requested.

    Applications received after the 75 application limit has been reached will not be included in this recruitment process.   E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.

    If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, attach a copy of your DD214 / DD215 and / or Veteran's Administration letter stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veteran's Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment you apply for.
    Veteran's Preference documentation must be submitted no later than 4:30 PM on the closing date of this recruitment.
    Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at time of application.
    It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply. If you wish to identify yourself as an individual with a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 and will be requesting accommodation, the requests must be made to the Analyst(s) named below No Later Than the Closing Date of This Announcement.

    Tamara Larison, Sr. Human Resources Analyst
    Bureau of Human Resources
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    (503) 823-3523
     An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
    Optional Information Sessions

    To assist you in understanding this position and the recruitment process, we will offer Optional Information Sessions that will provide you with details about this position and about the application process. You are not required to attend to apply for this job, but attending will help you with the application process. You are welcome to join us for one of these optional sessions:
    1900 Building
    5th Floor, Conference Room 5a
    1900 SW 4th Ave., Portland, OR 97201

    Monday, May 1, 2017
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    5th Floor, Conference Room 5b
    Tuesday, May 2, 2017
    5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

    For instructions on how to participate remotely, please contact Lorena Ramirez by 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time within two business days of the informational session date by email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by phone at 503-823-5333.

    City of Portland

    1120 SW 5th Ave, 404

    Portland, Oregon, 97204.



Planner - Edison Township, NJ

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EDISON TOWNSHIP is seeking a full time Planner for the Department of Engineering.  Position reports directly to the Township Engineer and is responsible for organizing, promoting and administering the comprehensive planning service of the Township.  Primary responsibility involves the preparation and administration of a comprehensive long-term planning strategy, including establishing technically competent plans for the further development of the economic resources of the Township.  Applicant must have a strong background in professional municipal planning, including redevelopment with experience in advising planning boards.  Applicant must have at least ten (10) years of professional experience in municipal, county, regional or state planning, including at least three (3) years of redevelopment experience, with a Master’s degree in planning from an accredited college or university. Candidates will be required to possess a driver’s license valid in New Jersey and a Professional Planners License issued by the NJ State Board of Professional Planners. Certification from the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) is preferred.  Appointee must be permitted to work in the United States. Excellent benefits package offered.  Application can be obtained from the Human Resource Department at the Township Municipal Building or send resume to Twp of Edison HR Dept., 100 Municipal Blvd., Edison NJ 08817.

Planner II- Current/Comprehensive Planning - St. Mary's County, MD


POSITION:            Planner II- Current/Comprehensive Planning, Development Services Division, C07, $44,886 - $50,794 (B.O.E) + FRINGE BENEFITS
DEPARTMENT:        Land Use & Growth Management
OPENING DATE:        04-19-17        CLOSING DATE:          05-10-17

Education:  Bachelor’s degree in land use planning, geography, architecture, landscape architecture, business/economics, social or political sciences, or related field;
Experience: Three years or more of job related experience, or additional education in a specialized area; or equivalent technical training, education and experience. American Institute of Certified Planners/AICP Certification preferred. If not currently a member of AICP, commitment to obtaining certification when eligible.
Note: Any equivalent combination of acceptable education and experience which has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities cited below may be considered.
•    Pass extensive background check with favorable results;
•    Negative drug test result from pre-employment drug screen;
•    Successful candidate must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States prior to employment;
•    Valid driver’s license.

JOB SUMMARY: Performs a wide variety of tasks in public sector land use planning, both current planning and comprehensive planning. Current planning activities focus primarily on subdivision and site plan review. Duties in comprehensive planning include writing, editing, and implementing long-range plans.
•    Reviews submitted plans for subdivisions to ensure compliance with subdivision requirements;
•    Reviews site plans for development projects to ensure compliance with the requirements of the zoning ordinance;
•    Writes staff reports at the conclusion of subdivision and site plan reviews. Communicates with applicants to explain comments and offer suggestions for modifications to comply with regulations;
•    Attends and presents comments at intradepartmental meetings of the Technical Evaluation Committee to review development projects;
•    Attends meetings of, and may make presentations to, the St. Mary’s County Planning Commission in both current and comprehensive planning;
•    Makes recommendations for amendments to the subdivision and zoning ordinances;
•    Assists in writing, editing, and implementing comprehensive plans;
•    Performs other duties as assigned.

•    Ability to obtain thorough knowledge of St. Mary’s County Government policies and procedures;
•    Ability to act as a representative of St. Mary’s County Government to the public;
•    Ability to obtain a thorough knowledge of department practices and procedures;
•    Must have a thorough knowledge of the practices, procedures, law, and principles of public planning;
•    Ability to obtain thorough knowledge of relevant federal, state, and local regulations regarding the administration of plans and programs;
•    Ability to effectively communicate with other staff members;
•    Ability to coordinate, advise, and work with residents, elected officials, senior staff, consultants, developers, surveyors, and engineers;
•    Ability to locate, review, and analyze data in order to make sound decisions;
•    Ability to operate relevant computer systems, including hardware and software.

Work requires no unusual demand for physical effort.
Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices or meeting rooms, e.g., use of safe work place practices with office equipment, and/or avoidance of trips and falls.

Hiring Salary:  $44,886 - $50,794 (B.O.E) annually
FLSA: Non-Exempt
St. Mary’s County Government offers a complete benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance and long-term disability.  We offer a 457 deferred compensation plan, employee assistance program, and education reimbursement.  All employees are required to participate in the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System (SRPS).

SELECTION PROCEDURE: Applications will be screened for those who meet job requirements and have related experience.  Selected applicants will be invited for an interview.  All candidates will be notified of their selection or non-selection for interview.

TO APPLY:  A 2008 ST. MARY’S COUNTY GOVERNMENT APPLICATION IS REQUIRED.  Applications are available at:    Governmental Center, (Potomac Building)
    Department of Human Resources, 3rd Floor 
    23115 Leonard Hall Drive, Leonardtown, MD 20650
    Phone: 301-475-4200 extension *1100 Fax: 301-475-4082
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ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please contact the ADA Coordinator: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (301) 475-4200, Extension: *1110
Applications must be received in the Human Resources Department on or before the closing date regardless of the postmark date.