Senior Planner

City of El Paso

El Paso, TX United States


MOS Code: 2G051 (Air Force - Enlisted), 54A (Army - Commissioned Officer Only), 25 (Coast Guard- Commissioned Officer Only), 3450 (Marine Corps - Commissioned Or Warrant Officer), B15A ( Navy - Enlisted) 

Education and Experience: Bachelor's Degree or higher in Business or Public Administration, Transportation, Urban or Regional Planning, Design or a related field, and two (2) years professional experience in urban or regional planning.

Licenses and Certificates: Valid Texas Class “C” Driver’s License by time of appointment or equivalent from another state.


General Purpose

Under general supervision, perform professional planning work in the administration and implementation of the comprehensive plan, transportation systems or parks planning.


Typical Duties

Plan, prepare and technical planning material related to assigned work. Involves: Conduct highly technical research and analysis, evaluate findings, identify significant issues, assign and review work, determine options and develop recommendations on complex projects. Prepare technical material on subdivisions, zoning related items, transportation planning, parks planning, land studies, urban design, site analysis and related planning documents. Assist and guide staff.

Participate in developing and maintaining projects. Involves: Coordinate and participate in analysis of plans and projects. Meet with private and public sector professionals. Provide planning data to the public. Review preliminary and final plats, design and construction plans. Process applications to ensure compliance with state and local regulations and with the city's comprehensive plan. Prepare project documents and design concepts. Conduct surveys and research property ownership and planning related. Prepare recommendation on transportation projects, park-planning projects, planning related ordinance revisions and other planning items.

Conduct research and plan for grant funds. Involves: Research grant opportunities including utilizing the Internet, grant related publications, and contacts. Meet with private foundations on possible sponsorships. Work with grant program recipients to establish objectives and develop plans to implement funds, program requirements and explain required procedures. Write grant proposals and submit grant applications. Prepare statistical information. Manage grant budgets including authorizing and initiating payments for services. Develop comprehensive documents for reporting on grant funding activities, including assisting in the preparation of reports to federal agencies and long-term planning documents.

Represent the department and provide technical support, information and guidance. Involves: Respond to requests for information on ordinances, codes, policies, plans and procedures. Provide interpretation of planning related and subdivision requirements, zoning requirements, comprehensive planning documents, land development applications, land use documents and other planning documents. Prepare complex comprehensive documents on comprehensive plans, data analysis, special reports and recommendations. Attend board and committee meetings, City Council, citizen group meetings and other gatherings to represent the department. Provide input for department budget preparation.

Supervise assigned personnel. Involves: Schedule, assign, instruct, guide and check work. Appraise employee performance. Provide for training and development. Enforce personnel rules and regulations and work behavior standards firmly and impartially. Counsel, motivate and maintain harmony. Interview applicants. Recommend hiring, termination, transfers, discipline or other employee status changes.


Application Deadline: 08/02/2024

Experience Level
Mid I (1-4 years)
AICP Level
Site Planning or Construction Management
Salary Range