Planning Officer job vacancy in City of Austin, (Austin, TX 78752)

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Company Name :
City of Austin
Company Location :
Austin, TX 78752
Job Position :
Planning Officer
Job Category :
Jobs in Texas

Job Description :
Position Information

Posting Title

Planning Officer

Job Requisition Number


Position Number


Job Type


Division Name

DSD-Land Use Review

Minimum Qualifications

Education and/or Equivalent Experience:

Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Planning, Geography, Social Science, Landscape Architecture, or in a field related to the job, plus seven (7) years of related experience in planning, two (2) years of which were in a lead or supervisory capacity.
Experience may substitute for education up to a maximum of four (4) years.

Licenses or Certifications:

Valid Texas Class C Drivers License

Notes to Applicants

Development Services Department (
) assists homeowners, business owners, and contractors when they build, demolish, remodel or perform any type of construction to ensure compliance with applicable city and building codes.

DSD is seeking a Planning Officer to join the Land Use Review Team. The primary responsibility will be supervising two Senior/III Planners, acting as a point of contact for high-profile cases, and reviewing commercial site plans for compliance with the Land Development Code and relevant ordinances. This position works closely with other City departments, applicants, the public, and elected and appointed officials.

Working with the City of Austin provides a number of health and welfare benefits. Please click
HERE for more information.

Employment Application: Only complete applications will be considered. Be sure your employment history on the application includes your past job titles, employment dates, and a detailed summary of your job duties, functions and responsibilities. Please take the time to ensure that the application is complete to represent your history and skills/abilities. Although there are posting dates listed, Development Services may close the posting any time after seven days from the initial advertisement. Once a position is closed, no additional applications or application changes will be accepted.

Post Interview Verification: If you are selected as the top candidate for a position, we will be contacting your current and former employer, as well as the references listed in your application. Please do your best to ensure that the contact information on the application is accurate. Top candidates will also be required to provide proof of education from an accredited organization, copies of any professional licenses or certificates listed on the application and a copy of your DD-214 if claiming veteran’s preference.

Assessment(s): Candidates selected for interview may undergo a skill/competency-based assessment(s).

Driving Requirement:
This position requires a Valid Texas Class C Drivers License or the ability to acquire one by your hire date. External New Hires must meet the
City of Austin’s Driver Record Evaluation (
) requisite. To be considered for a driving position, applicants cannot have more than three moving violations or a total of six Driver Record Evaluation points within a period of thirty-six (36) months.










Pay Range

$34.86 – $44.45


Monday – Friday, 7:45 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Limited telework opportunities may exist

Job Close Date


Type of Posting



Development Services



Grant Funded or Pooled Position

Not Applicable




6310 Wilhelmina Delco Drive, Austin, TX 78752 – PDC

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Experience:

Experience working in a deadline-focused environment while balancing multiple projects, changing priorities, and additional responsibilities.
A thorough knowledge of the City of Austin’s Land Development Code, Neighborhood Plans, and Transit-Oriented Development documents. Familiarity with specific types of review, like transit-oriented developments, zoning overlays, or affordable housing.
Experience training on code interpretation and reviews.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Working knowledge of and the ability to clearly explain city practices, policies, and procedures related to permitting and land development.
The ability to provide technical planning assistance to the general public, design professionals, and elected officials and make decisions affecting high-profile projects.
Experience reviewing preliminary site plans and preparing comments.
Accreditation with the American Institute of Certified Planners, The Congress for the New Urbanism, or similar is preferred but not required.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

Develops and implements short and long range plans, programs, and personnel.

Determines goals, objectives, and resource requirements for activities.

Develops, revises, and implements standard operating practice, policy and procedure.

Develops and implements the use of program evaluation tools, analyze the data, and prepare evaluation reports.

Conducts needs assessments; research and monitor programs and services to identify gaps.

Prepares, presents, and monitors budget, ensures program’s fiscal administration is in accordance with standards of accounting for voluntary non-profit organizations and agencies.

Prepares and presents complete, accurate, and timely financial reports to board and funding sources.

Prepares narrative material for grant proposals, annual reports, and other documentation.

Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

Responsible for the full range of supervisory activities including selection, training, evaluation, counseling, and recommendation for dismissal

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Knowledge of fiscal planning and budget preparation.
Knowledge of local city, state, federal, and private service providers and funding sources.
Knowledge of community organizing and neighborhood development techniques.
Knowledge of city practice, policy, and procedure.
Knowledge of supervisory and managerial techniques and principles.
Skill in oral and written communications.
Skill in planning, coordinating, and implementing community programs and activities.
Skill in developing new initiatives and working with service providers to plan and coordinate services.
Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
Skill in conflict resolution and negotiation.
Skill in using computers and related software applications.
Skill in data analysis and problem solving.
Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.
Ability to establish and maintain effective communication and working relationships with community based organizations, schools, city employees and the public.

Criminal Background Investigation

This position does not require a Criminal Background Investigation


City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

The City of Austin will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, religion, veteran status, disability, or sexual orientation. In addition, the City will not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of an individual’s AIDS, AIDS Related Complex, or HIV status; nor will the City discriminate against individuals who are perceived to be at risk of HIV infection, or who associate with individuals who are believed to be at risk.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within

the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

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