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The City of Fort Worth is the 15th largest city in the U.S. and the fastest growing among large cities. Fort Worth has received multiple accolades, including number one Downtown (Livability), and the second-best City in the nation for Job Seekers (Forbes). Our employees serve the needs of over 800,000 residents. We are seeking individuals that reflect our values of exceptional customer experience, mutual respect, embracing our diversity, continuous improvement, ethical behavior, and accountability.

Senior Planner
Pay Range From 62,451.21
Pay Range To 81,186.57
Closing Date 12/13/18
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Requisition Number:
51250
Department:
Park and Recreation
Full-Time/Part-Time:
Full-Time
Regular/Temporary:
Regular

The City of Fort Worth is the 15th largest city in the U.S. and the fastest growing among large cities. Fort Worth has received multiple accolades, including number one Downtown (Livability), and the second-best City in the nation for Job Seekers (Forbes). Our employees serve the needs of over 800,000 residents and manage a park system that consists of over 250 parks with a combined acreage of over 12,000 acres.  Notable park facilities include the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge, the Fort Worth Zoo and four municipal golf courses.  These facilities combined with a system of neighborhood and community parks contribute to meeting the City’s diverse parks, recreation and open space needs.

The City of Fort Worth is seeking to hire a senior planner who will be responsible for advanced planning assignments and projects in the rapidly growing park system for the Park & Recreation Department – Planning and Resource Management Division.  Major responsibilities:

  • GIS Administrator including managing the Park asset inventory

  • Conduct review of plats and set conditions to ensure compliance with the Neighborhood and Community Park Dedication Policy

  • Prepare complex planning research and analysis activities

  • Review, evaluate, and prepare written reports with recommendations; makes oral presentations to various boards and commissions and other groups on a variety of projects

  • Provide technical and administrative assistance to developers and other departments;

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Planning, Urban Planning or Design, Public Administration, Urban Geography, or a related field and five years’ experience in planning, urban design, workforce development or related field.

Must possess or have the ability to obtain a valid Texas Driver's License.

PREFERENCES:

Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in AutoCAD, ArcView or other geographic information system (GIS) programs; facilitating community meetings, additional education, knowledge, experience and/or certification as it relates to the position.

WORKING CONDITIONS:  Field and office environment; exposure to computer screens and inclement weather conditions when conducting site inspections. Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting for prolonged periods of time; operating assigned equipment.

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Conditions of Employment

Candidates who do not meet the Education requirement, may be considered if they have more relevant work experience than the position requires. Those selected for employment will be required to pass Pre-Employment checks depending on the position requirements. Those could include, but are not limited to: criminal background check, drug screen, education verification, etc. Criminal convictions will be considered on a case by case basis. Employees are paid by direct deposit only. Equal Opportunity Employer.