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🔗Planner II – Conservation Districts

  • Full Time
  • Dallas, Texas
  • $52,291.20 - $65,374.40 starting salary depending on qualifications USD / Year
  • March 25, 2023
  • Department: Planning & Urban Design
  • Job Reference #: 28042-PNV-CD
  • Job Qualifications:

    EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning, Historic Preservation, History, Architecture, Architectural History, Engineering, Public Administration, or related field.

    EXPERIENCE: Three (3) years of professional level historic preservation, architecture, plan review, customer service, planning, or related work.

    EQUIVALENCY: Associate degree in specified field plus five (5) years of the required experience will meet the education and experience requirements

    LICENSE:  Valid driver’s license with good driving record.

    1 Knowledge of urban planning principles and practices.

    2 Knowledge of architecture and building design.

    3 Knowledge of research methodology and techniques for analyzing information.

    4 Knowledge of City development and building codes.

    5 Ability to apply principles, methods, and techniques of urban/neighborhood planning and design to studies and projects

    6 Ability to identify problems, impacts, and implications of requested zoning changes and project assignments.

    7 Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.

    8 Ability to clearly dispense information to the general public, business representatives, commission members, and city officials

    9 Ability to read, use, and interpret maps.

    10 Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.

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Website City of Dallas

The Planner II researches, reviews, and coordinates planning studies in various areas to make recommendations for organized and planned development within the City.

Planning & Urban Design (Conservation Districts):   Under the guidance of a Chief Planner, the Planner II position performs professional and technical duties related to the examination of architectural plans and construction documents for residential structures for accuracy, completeness, and compliance with city ordinances and impact on designated neighborhoods; maintain a thorough understanding of historic architectural styles and appropriate treatments; conduct community meetings and attends neighborhood and civic events to engage with residents of existing and potential conservation districts; develop and implement conservation district designations; and prepare maps and other graphic illustrations. Strong customer service skills, oral/written communication skills, research skills, and interpersonal skills are essential.  A background or interest in historic preservation, architecture, or architectural history is preferred.

Essential Functions 

1 Prepares long-range land use and neighborhood improvement studies to guide future development in a positive manner.

2 Conducts and performs various research, analysis, and on-site reviews to ensure proposals are in compliance with ordinances and regulations.

3 Prepares, drafts, and presents recommendations or coordinates the presentation of recommendations to the City Plan Commission and other groups.

Conducts community meetings and attends neighborhood and civic events to obtain feedback regarding land use, neighborhood improvement, or census issues.

Responds to various inquiries from citizens, public committees, commissions, City Council, and others regarding specific projects in order to expedite services.

6 Reviews and analyzes zoning applications for accuracy, completeness, and compliance with city ordinances and impact upon communities.

7 Reviews and coordinates materials necessary for boundary adjustments and annexation including negotiations with other municipal jurisdictions.

8 Administers and monitors various other programs providing professional direction and insight on planning related activities.

9 Performs any and all other work as needed or assigned.

  • NCPE Internships: Eligibility & How to Apply


    All NCPE interns received an hourly stipend, the rate is listed at each position description. Additionally, interns receive paid time off (PTO), paid Federal holidays if working full-time, and access to NCPE's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for career and personal counseling, coaching, and referrals. Project sites may also offer a housing allowance and/or commuting stipend; this information is also listed in the description or offered during the interview.

    As an organization operating under Public Land Corps Act (PLC) authority, many NCPE positions qualify the intern for Federal Hiring Preference if (1) they complete a minimum of 640 hours at one or more qualifying conservation project(s); (2) are between the ages of 16 and 30 years (35 if a veteran); and (3) apply for a Federal position at USAJOBS with PLC noted in the announcement within two years of completing the internship. Find out more about this hiring preference during the interview or contact for details.


    To be eligible, applicants must be currently enrolled in a degree-seeking academic program or recently graduated (within the past 12 months) and be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. Interns are not eligible to work more than 1200 hours total in the program; previous interns must stay within this overall limit. The length of an internship can vary from 10 to 30 weeks if full time (40 hours per week) or longer if on a part-time schedule. If selected, the exact starting date will be determined by you and the NPS supervisor. The stipend rate is $17.00 per hour unless otherwise listed.

    The successful candidate is responsible for finding and paying for travel to and housing at the internship location; some exceptions apply. The supervising office may be able to assist in locating housing but it is ultimately up to the individual accepting the internship to find accommodation.

    The National Council requires all interns working in-person at Federal facilities and/or with Federal employees receive the Covid-19 vaccination. Please be advised that you may also be required to wear a mask, depending on the protocols adopted by your work site. Also be aware that, due to Government-wide security requirements, a background check will be required if you are selected for a position. This will include providing information about recent housing and employment history. The position supervisor will have more information about these requirements and procedures at the time of hiring. You may direct any questions to NCPE's Internship Program Director, Julee Johnson, at

    Please note that interns are not NCPE or NPS employees. Stipends are academic awards and taxes are not withheld, nor are social security contributions made on your behalf. These funds may be taxable, however, so consult a tax preparation professional if you have questions.

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