• San Marcos, TX
  • San Marcos, Texas
  • Sep 14, 2022
Full Time Planning and Development
  • Salary: $52,852.80 - $66,060.80 Annually USD

Job Description


We are looking for a member to join our Planning and Development team who exemplifies our core values of integrity, teamwork, professionalism, customer experience and innovation.

Position is open until filled. Review of applicants every 2 weeks starting 09/27/2022.
Utilizes the MyPermitNow permitting software to process various planning and permitting applications, including Platting, Zoning, Variances, and complex permit review. Provides staff support and regularly presents to the Planning and Zoning Commission, Zoning Board of Adjustments, Historic Preservation Commission, and other City Boards & Commissions as necessary. Provides excellent customer service to all customers of the department, coordinates pre-development meetings, and works successfully with other City Departments. Performs other duties related to the function of the department.


1. Utilizes the MyPermitNow permitting software to process planning and permitting applications.
  • Schedules and coordinates pre-development meetings with potential applicants, consultants, and internal staff to discuss proposed projects.
  • Receives and processes plat, variance, zoning, and related applications; including, completeness review, initiating review sequence, assigning permit dates, and meeting date preparation.
  • Coordinates application review with other City departments, the County, and other entities, as necessary.
  • Successfully communicates Code requirements to applicants.
  • Administers recording of plats.
  • Assists, as necessary, with review of detailed building and site permits.
  • Maintains digital case files.
2. Provides staff support and regularly presents to various City Boards and Commissions.
  • Prepares staff reports and supporting documentation required for consideration by the Director, and City Boards and Commissions.
  • Informs potential applicants about public hearings, schedules, and deadlines for case processing.
  • Prepares public notification letters, mailing envelopes, and maps.
  • Assists with meeting preparation and facilitation, including taking minutes, pre-meeting set up, post-meeting tear down, etc.
3. Provides excellent customer service and works successfully with other City Departments.
  • Communicates the City's development code process to citizens, consultants, engineers, etc.
  • Meets with citizens, contractors, builders, developers, etc. and responds to inquiries regarding the City's Development code.
  • Serves as an initial contact person and responds to various inquiries regarding zoning, land use, dimensional standards, platting, utility infrastructure, floodplains, and/or other matters related to property development.
  • Performs cursory review of proposed uses and plans for compliance with Codes.
4. Miscellaneous
  • Investigates reported zoning ordinance violations and works with Code Compliance, tenants and property owners to resolve violations found to exist.
  • Reviews development plans to assign, change or verify addresses and notify all entities involved in the change, including creating an address memo with associated maps.
  • Preparation for and facilitation of meetings of Committees established by City Boards and Commissions.
  • Assist with long range planning process, as assigned.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or required.

  • This position works under general supervision.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Salary is dependent upon qualifications)

  • Bachelor's Degree in Urban Planning, Geography or a related field is required.
  • Two (2) years municipal planning, private consulting, or experience in a related field is required. Master's Degree in Urban Planning or a related field may be substituted for work experience.
  • Must possess a valid Texas Driver's License with an acceptable driving record.
  • Must be able to attend various evening meetings, as assigned
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Suite and ArcGis preferred.


  • Must have the ability to read/interpret municipal land development and State codes, maps, memorandums, notices, advertisements, etc.
  • Technical writing and organizational skills are necessary for case management and meeting preparation.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills are required; must be able to maintain positive working relationships with City departments and personnel, as well as with outside entities such as community groups, utility providers, applicants, and the general public.

Physical requirements include lifting up to 35 pounds occasionally. Subject to vision constantly; standing, sitting, walking, lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling, reaching, handling, fine dexterity, balancing, hearing, talking and foot controls occasionally; kneeling, crouching, crawling, bending, twisting and climbing rarely.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

San Marcos, Texas United States View Map