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🔗Senior Planner

  • Full Time
  • Dallas, TX, USA
  • $66,744.00 - $83,427.00 Annually USD / Year
  • August 13, 2022
  • Department: Planning & Urban Design - Neighborhood Planning (Conservation Districts)
  • Job Reference #: 1P-28043-PNV-1598
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Website City of Dallas

Position Purpose
The Senior Planner provides high-level senior planning and project management services to develop and implement comprehensive city plans affecting land use, conservation district designations, physical facilities, zoning, or transportation issues.

Job posting note:

Planning & Urban Design Conservation District:  Duties will include maintaining a thorough understanding of historic architectural styles and appropriate treatments, reviewing digital and hard copy construction drawings (utilizing architectural and engineering scales as necessary) including architectural, landscape, and specification sheets to ensure compliance with applicable regulations; identifying historic architectural styles and developing appropriate treatments in conjunction with both applicants and staff; processing work review applications; public outreach and education; and responding to citizen queries. Strong customer service skills, oral/written communication skills, research skills, and interpersonal skills are essential.   Bilingual (Spanish/English) a plus. Limited visits to the field and occasional after-hours public meetings may be required.
Essential Functions
1 Designs, develops, coordinates, and conducts neighborhood studies, design guidelines, development proposals and policy analyses affecting land use, physical facilities, zoning, and transportation issues; reviews and comments on development proposals and their impacts on existing land use, physical facilities, zoning, or transportation issues.

2 Prepares mapping and data analysis related to a variety of projects and functions, including long-range planning needs, interdepartmental and interagency analytical support, and policy development; develops citywide analysis related to planning, redevelopment, market conditions, and neighborhood assessment and conditions; prepares analysis in a variety of formats suited to a range of audiences, including internal staff and directors, policymakers, community members, and external stakeholders.

3 Drafts prepares and presents design proposals for community development and renewal; provides technical assistance, and information, and collaborates with local transit and transportation agencies, local planning agencies, technical work groups, and other planning policy organizations.

4 Applies statistical and planning and design theory collects data, interprets public policy, and maintains or accesses diverse databases to identify and recommend appropriate urban planning and development actions; strategizes and assists in the preparation and implementation of the City-wide Comprehensive Plan.

5 Confers with the public, local authorities and city council members to discuss and recommend preliminary planning and design measures; responds to requests for information from citizens, board and commission members, and other City staff; develops various innovative outreach materials on various topics for community engagement.

6 Manages and coordinates projects between various departments and divisions to ensure timely and correct responses; engages and communicates with neighborhood groups, stakeholders, steering committees, City Council, and other agencies to present documents, charts, graphs, maps, and case reports for planning and development purposes.

7 Listens to Council initiatives and decisions, reviews best practices from other cities, and remains informed about development and urban planning law and trends; engages with other planners and affected staff, researches potential effects on current and future development patterns and determines appropriate zoning and development standards for areas subject to the authorized hearing based on land use regulations, urban planning best practices, area plans, Market Value Analysis, and vision documents.

8 Participates and leads in implementing various special projects throughout the year; develops strong community engagement projects and drafts graphic or informational items while supporting the Comprehensive Planning initiatives.

9 Solves complex problems in connection with the planning of small to large-scale urban design, transportation, land use, or other planning activities; provides leadership and technical expertise to identify planning issues and concerns, make appropriate recommendations, and implement resolutions benefitting the City and its Comprehensive plan.

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

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