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    Planning and Zoning Coordinator • City of Olivette, MO

    (posted 8.12.2022)

    Summary. The City of Olivette, MO (St. Louis metro area) has an entry level planner position opportunity.  


    • Bachelor's Degree in urban planning, engineering, architecture, or related field
    • Knowledge of principles and practices of land use planning and zoning and building and construction plans and methods 
    • Additional qualifications listed in the complete job posting

    For complete job description and to apply CLICK HERE


    Planner • City of Little Rock, AR

    (posted 4.12.2022)

    Summary. The City of Little Rock is seeking a full-time planner.  The annual salary range for the position is $48,975-$56,266.


    • Bachelor's Degree in Urban Planning, Urban Design, or related field and 2 years of experience in urban planning or related field
    • OR equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.
    • Additional qualifications listed in the complete job posting

    For complete job description and to apply CLICK HERE

    Planner • Metroplan

    (posted 3.29.2022)

    Summary. Metroplan is seeking a full-time qualified planner to conduct agency public outreach, oversee regional active transportation planning and implementation, and assist Central Arkansas cities with community planning efforts.


    • Minimum qualifications: Bachelor's degree in City Planning or related field, 6 months of practical experience (internship included).
    • Preferred qualifications: Master's degree in City Planning or related field, 3 years of professional experience, and AICP certification.
    • Knowledge of a broad range or urban, population, land use, and transportation related issues.
    • Additional qualifications listed in the complete job posting

    For complete job description CLICK HERE

    City Planner • City of North Little Rock, AR
    (posted 3.22.2022)

    Summary. The City of North Little Rock Community Planning Department is seeking a City Planner.


    • Bachelor's degree in Municipal Planning, Urban Studies, or closely related field from an accredited college or university and 2 years related experience, or
    • Bachelor's degree in Public Administration and 3 years related experience, or
    • Any combination of training, education, and experience that provides necessary level of knowledge, skills, and abilities.
    • Additional qualifications listed in the complete job posting

    For complete job description CLICK HERE

    Long Range Historic Preservation Planner • City of Hot Springs, AR

    (posted 3.9.2022)

    Summary. The City of Hot Springs is seeking a full-time qualified long range planner to coordinate and promote the City's Historic Preservation Program.


    • Master's degree preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience
    • High school diploma or equivalent; broad knowledge of planning and development principles and practice equivalent to 4 year degree.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of historic preservation or architectural history; equivalent to 4 year degree plus 3 years related experience/training.
    • AICP preferred; registered as architect or landscape architect preferred.

      For complete job description CLICK HERE

      Planner • City of Joplin, MO

      (posted 3.4.2022)

      Summary.  The City of Joplin, Missouri is accepting applications for a Planner position. Position performs planning, zoning, community development and MPO tasks and functions for the City of Joplin. Reports to the Director of Planning, Development and Neighborhood Services.  Salary starting at $19.02/hour.


      • Bachelor's degree from accredited program in Public Administration, Community Development, Urban Planning, or related discipline.
      • One year planning related experience or completion of internship in planning department.
      • AICP preferred.
      • Additional qualifications listed in the complete job posting

      For complete job description CLICK HERE

      Development Coordinator • City of Fayetteville, AR
      (posted 3.4.2022)

      Summary.  The City of Fayetteville is accepting applications for a Development Coordinator. The position is responsible for day to day operations and flow of review process for plans administered by the Planning/Development Review division, including, but not limited to, applications to Technical Plat Review Committee, Subdivision Committee, Planning Commission, Board of Adjustment, and administrative review.
       Annual salary range $35,089.60 - $52,436.80.


      • High School diploma or GED plus 3 years related experience; OR Associate’s degree (A.A) from a two year or four year college and/or technical school and one (1) year of related experience; or Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) in related field.
      • Experience in development or construction field desirable.
      • Proficiency in word processing and spreadsheet applications and able to become proficient in Bluebeam, ArcMap, permitting software, etc. 
      • Notary Public credentials or ability to obtain within 1 year.
      • Effective oral and written communication skills.
      • Mathematical skills/concepts including plane and solid geometry, etc.
      • Additional qualifications listed in the complete job posting

      For complete job posting and to apply CLICK HERE

      Planning & Community Development Director • City of Bentonville, AR
      (posted 2.28.2022)

      Summary. Plans, organizes, and directs the overall operation of the Planning, Community Development, and Code Enforcement departments, including budget preparation and administration; serves as City representative on committees and boards; acts as City liaison with developers, property owners, and the public; administers long-range and current planning and property maintenance codes through the effective and efficient employment of the Planning and Code Enforcement teams; ensures appropriate enforcement of and adherence to applicable City Code. This is a highly visible senior staff position which reports directly to the Mayor. Annual salary range $88,878 - $97,765.


      • Master's Degree in Urban Planning or equivalent and 10 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
      • AICP
      • Knowledge of planning administration principles, practices, and methods
      • Language.  Ability to read and comprehend codes, specifications, legal descriptions, etc; Ability to write and/or deliver speeches, presentations, and articles.
      • Mathematics. Ability to apply advance mathematical concepts.
      • Reasoning. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; Ability to interpret a variety  of technical instructions, etc.
      • Additional qualifications listed in the complete job posting

      For complete job posting and to apply CLICK HERE

      Grant Coordinator • City of Bryant, AR
      (posted 2.24.2022)

      Summary.  The City of Bryant is accepting applications for a Grant Coordinator. The position is responsible for researching, preparing, and submitting grant proposals. The Grant Coordinator identifies new discretionary grant opportunities and works collaboratively with City Departments in the formulation and submission of grant proposals. The Grant Coordinator administers and manages grants throughout the entire grants lifecycle, from the pre-award to the post-award phase.  Starting annual salary range $38,066 - $47,583, commensurate with experience.


      • Equivalent to a 4-year degree (accounting/marketing/business administration/finance, etc) plus 2 years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination
      • Communication skills
      • Mathematical skills
      • Critical thinking

      For complete job posting CLICK HERE

      To Apply. Applications may be completed online at or picked up at the Human Resources Department at 210 S.W. 3rd Street, Bryant, AR 72022. A City application must be completed and submitted to be considered for this position. Position closes at 5:00 p.m, March 5, 2022 or until filled.

      Planning Director • City of Cave Springs, AR

      (posted 1.6.2022)

      Summary.  The City of Cave Springs, Arkansas is accepting resumes for a Planning Director. This position reports directly to the mayor and is full time. As sole staff planner, responsibilities involve interaction with the public, guidance for applicants, support for the Planning Commission, and reports for the City Council. Duties include zoning and development review, subdivision review, staff support to the Planning Commission and members of the public. The staff Planning Director also aids in updating or revising zoning, subdivision, signage, and other planning-related regulations.  Pay range for this position is $52,000.00 to $78,000.00 per year. Compensation is commensurate with experience and includes a benefits package with Municipal Health, Vision, Dental and, APERS Retirement Preference may be given to applicants possessing experience in a supervisory capacity or qualifications above the minimum.  A background investigation will be conducted before employment can begin. 

      Minimum Qualifications. 

      • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Urban Planning, Public Administration, or a related field
      • Three years of progressively responsible planning experience 
      • AICP Certification is preferred 
      • Common Industry software proficiency preferred 
      • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
      • Excellent Customer Service skills 

      For more information or to apply by submitting completed application with resume and salary history, mail/email:

      Mayor Randall J. Noblett (E-MAIL)

      City of Cave Springs

      PO Box 36

      Cave Springs, AR 72718

      Senior Planner • City of Jonesboro, AR

      (posted 12.2021)

      Description. This position is responsible for helping assist, regulate, and approve planning and development activities for the City. This position will assist Director of Planning in the development and review process; reviews rezoning requests, prepares reports and makes recommendations; proposes and revises ordinances, policies and regulations related to planning. This position will also oversee the redevelopment and neighborhood revitalization program through property acquisition, land banking, project management and land disposal, and performs various other duties.

      Position Requirements.

      • Broad knowledge of such fields as accounting, marketing, business administration, finance, etc. Equivalent to a four year college degree, plus 2 years related experience and/or training, and 12 to 18 months related management experience preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
      • Arkansas Real Estate License preferred.
      • Valid driver’s license
      • American Institute of Certified Planners certification preferred (attainable within two years).
      • A successful background check.

      To Apply CLICK HERE

      Urban Design Planner • Tulsa Planning Office (Indian Nations Council of Governments (INCOG)

      (posted 11.18.2021)

      The Tulsa Planning Office at INCOG is seeking an Urban Design Planner who is ambitious, hard-working, and creative to join our planning and design team. Our work helps guide future development and capital projects for the City of Tulsa with a focus on improving quality of life for all who spend time in Tulsa. 

      This position requires knowledge of physical design planning practices, including engineering and architecture, urban design, and graphic and modeling software. The successful candidate must have the ability to work collaboratively with a wide array of individuals from various backgrounds; complete planning and design assignments through analysis of complex technical and statistical information; formulate creative planning and design solutions; prepare planning documents and urban design graphics and understand and influence the behavior of others in order to achieve objectives and cause action or understanding. 

      Minimum qualifications include 3 years’ experience in urban design, urban planning, architecture, landscape architecture, or a closely related field. A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in urban design, urban planning, architecture, landscape architecture, or related field is required. Annual salary range starting at $51,875; specific compensation based on qualifications and experience. Comprehensive health and retirement benefits package included. A hybrid (remote work & in-office) work schedule may be available for this position.

      For complete job description CLICK HERE 

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