City of Fort Worth, TX Fort Worth, TX, USA
Oct 07, 2017Full Time
Requisition Number: 25693 Department: Planning and Development Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular The Planning and Development Department works with citizens, businesses, developers, and other stakeholders to build a strong community, while we work to become the most livable and best managed city in the country. The Comprehensive Planning Section prepares long-range plans for the city's growth and development, while also serving as a key focal point for plan implementation. The Section prepares and updates the City's Comprehensive Plan; conducts long-range planning for specific areas; implements the City's Urban Village Program; and supports watershed, TOD, and other target area planning and implementation. This position is responsible for performing long-range planning assignments related to comprehensive and specific area planning, including gathering, analyzing and reporting on pertinent social, economic and physical data relevant to planning activities; providing staff assistance to Senior Planners and management on department and planning policy issues; representing the department at meetings with other departments, outside agencies, organizations, and community groups; creating and giving presentations; and preparing and evaluating plans and written reports with recommendations. This position is required to travel to various planning sites within the city. Examples of projects and supporting roles that may be assigned to this position include analyzing and integrating land use, environmental, and transportation planning information for a variety of plans and projects; preparing and updating the City's Comprehensive Plan and special purpose or specific area plans; working with stakeholders and community groups to develop neighborhood plans; planning for Urban Villages and transit-oriented development areas around passenger rail stations; and assisting in public participation processes associated with targeted capital projects such as multimodal streetscape improvements. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Urban or Regional Planning, Urban Geography, GIS, Public Administration, Civil Engineering, or a related field, PLUS two (2) years of experience in planning with an emphasis on long-range planning is required. Proficiency in standard MS Office software is expected. The ideal candidate will have experience working on complex long-range planning projects, and have the ability to successfully convey planning concepts and recommendations to a wide audience through excellent plan writing and presentation skills. The candidate will also be adept at analyzing and interpreting statistical and graphic planning information and be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of stakeholders and staff. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: In addition to the stated minimum experience and education, the ideal candidate will have significant experience: In long-range planning, including compelling work on municipal comprehensive plans and area plans. Demonstrated knowledge of land use, environmental, and transportation planning, together with demographic and economic research methods and tools, ArcGIS, and urban design concepts is strongly preferred. Have excellent plan writing skills; graphic plan layout and design skills; and some project management skills. A Master's Degree in Planning Membership in APA/AICP, CNU, or an equivalent professional organization is a plus Experience in streetscape improvement projects and/or state DOT grants would also be helpful.