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  • Planner:
    Fri, 22 Sep 2023 19:33:52 +0000
    Planner DominikaBui Fri, 09/22/2023 - 12:33

    Would you like to work with a dynamic team of Planning professionals helping to make Prince William County a community of choice through innovative land use planning?  If so, the Prince William County Planning Office has an exciting opportunity for you!  Prince William County, a fast-growing community in the Washington D.C. metro region, is seeking to welcome a highly-motivated Planner to the Planning Office's Current Planning Division.  
    About This Role:
    In this position you will perform:

    • Difficult professional and technical work involving development review cases of broad scope and substantial complexity
    • Provide recommendations to the Planning Director, Planning Commission, and the Board of County Supervisors, negotiates on behalf of the County
    • Provide staff support to local and regional Boards, Committees, and Commissions.  

    Skills you will need to be successful in this role:

    • Research
    • Communication
    • Organizational
    • Analytical  

    You should:

    • Enjoy working in a creative learning environment
    • Have the ability to meet deadlines
    • Be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously 

    Your routine functions will include:

    • Reviewing and preparing reports for land development applications or land use planning studies 
    • Reading and interpreting plans
    • Grading plans, zoning and parcel maps, and subdivision plats 
    • Using geographic information systems
    • Conducting research and analysis and providing reports and recommendations to the senior planning staff

    Minimum Requirements:
    High school diploma or G.E.D. and 5 years of related (Planning) experience. We welcome applicants with all levels of education and experience to apply. 
    Ideally you will have:

    • An educational background in planning or a related field, a bachelor’s degree is preferred 
    • 2 or more years of experience with interpreting/administering current planning regulations, and/or project management for large projects
    • Direct experience with local government is a plus
    • Public hearing/public speaking experience is desired 
    • Experience working directly with the public, community groups, and/or elected officials
    • Competency with technical writing 
    • Experience writing reports and memoranda
    • Experience working in a fast-paced environment or a jurisdiction with fast growth
    • An area of focus/interest in planning

    Special Requirements: 
    Work Schedule: 37.5 hours a week with occasional public meetings in the evening. 

    Standard Job Listing - $99.95
    Prince William County Planning Office

    Woodbridge, VA
    United States

    Publish Option
    Paid Time
    This position is remote/work from home
  • Community Development Technician - Supervising:
    Fri, 22 Sep 2023 19:33:33 +0000
    Community Development Technician - Supervising jjunkins Fri, 09/22/2023 - 12:33

    $37.91 - $47.34/hour; $78,852.80 - $98,467.20/year + $1,000 per month Tahoe Branch Assignment Premium

    The Opportunity: 
    Placer County's Community Development Resource Agency (CDRA) is seeking a Community Development Technician Supervisor. This position resides in the Community Development Resource Center in Tahoe City. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and working knowledge of permitting processes in all general areas related to CDRA (building, planning, and engineering) as well as the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency permitting process.  As a Supervising Community Development Technician you will plan, organize, direct and supervise the operations of the permitting function in land use areas including the front counter function; and perform a variety of technical tasks related to the permitting process, land development issues, and County requirements and regulations.

    Salary plus up to an additional $1,000 per month Tahoe Branch Assignment Premium for employees who are permanently assigned to a position located in the North Lake Tahoe Area.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    Experience: Four years of increasingly responsible experience performing duties comparable to those performed by an Associate Community Development Technician with Placer County with one year of lead experience.
    Training: Equivalent to 60 semester units of college coursework.

    Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees including 14 paid holidays, vacation leave, a Cafeteria Plan, and more. For a detailed listing of benefits, please click here to view our professional benefits package.   

    How to Apply: 
    Placer County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program.

    To apply to this exciting career opportunity please visit our employment opportunities page at 

    All applications must be received by the final filing deadline as listed on our webpage.

    About Placer:
    Placer County is comprised of over 1,400 square miles of beautiful and diverse geography, ranging from the residential and commercial areas of South Placer, through the historic foothill areas of Auburn, Foresthill, and Colfax, and to the County's jewel of the North Lake Tahoe basin. Placer is a great place to live, work, play, and learn! For more information about Placer County, please visit

    Standard Job Listing - $99.95
    Placer County

    Auburn, CA
    United States

    Pay Scale
    $78,852.80 - $98,467.20/year + $1,000 per month Tahoe Branch Assignment Premium
    Experience Level
    Publish Option
    Paid Time
    This position is remote/work from home
  • Community and Economic Development Director:
    Fri, 22 Sep 2023 15:57:29 +0000
    Community and Economic Development Director abicompton Fri, 09/22/2023 - 08:57

    Recognized by Fortune as one the "50 Best Places to Live for Families" in 2023, Lacey is described as having “a youthful vibrancy inside its urban corridors, while also surrounded by nature everywhere you look.” A jewel of the Pacific Northwest, Lacey, Washington is situated at the tip of Puget Sound, just a two-hour drive from the Washington coast and Mount Rainier. Located 64 miles south of Seattle, Lacey offers the warmth and sense of community unique to smaller towns as well as proximity to large city amenities. Five freshwater lakes, miles of hiking and bicycle paths, championship golf courses, 1,200+ acres of public park land and access to the adjoining 3,700-acre Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge provide Lacey’s 59,430 residents unlimited opportunities for outdoor recreation. Clean air and water, excellent schools, a low crime rate and a healthy economy make Lacey one of the most desirable places in the county to live, work, and play. To learn more about the beautiful and vibrant community of Lacey, please click here.

    The City of Lacey operates under a Council-Manager form of government with a total budget of $182M and a team of 320 FTE’s.  The Community & Economic Development Department is responsible for the preparation and implementation of plans required by the Growth Management Act or requested by the City Council, developing and implementing economic strategies, construction code compliance services, housing and homeless response strategies, and climate action planning initiatives. 

    Lacey’s Community & Economic Development Director will oversee the work of 22 FTE’s and an operating budget of $4.3M. Direct reports include the Planning & Development Services Manager, Long Range Planning Manager, Economic Development Coordinator, and Senior Project Planner.

    The salary range for this position is $149,942 to $191,939 with starting salary dependent upon experience and qualifications. *This position is eligible for two salary increases in 2024 (COLA and salary range adjustment.). Comprehensive Benefit Package included Flexible/Hybrid Work Policy.  City policy currently allows for two days of remote work while in probationary period and can increase to three days a week depending on operational needs for coverage after probation.  

    This position requires graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in urban planning, economics, business or related field; and at least nine (9) years of progressively responsible experience in local government land use planning, growth management, and economic development, including three (3) years at the supervisory level. A master’s degree may be substituted for two (2) years of required experience. Comprehensive knowledge of Washington State land use laws, and the Growth Management Act would be a plus.

    Please apply online.

    For more information on this position contact:
    Lynn Barboza, Senior Vice President

    Standard Job Listing - $99.95
    City of Lacey

    Lacey, WA
    United States

    Pay Scale
    $149,942 to $191,939
    Publish Option
    Paid Time
    This position is remote/work from home
  • Assistant Director of Economic Opportunity and Com... :
    Thu, 21 Sep 2023 18:47:11 +0000
    Assistant Director of Economic Opportunity and Community Investment elabbe Thu, 09/21/2023 - 11:47


    • Hiring Range:  $76,419 - $94,203
    • Annual Pay Adjustments
    • 12 Paid Holidays
    • 12 Paid Vacation Days
    • 12 Paid Sick Days
    • Health/Dental Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • 401(a) Retirement Plan
    • Tuition and Book Reimbursement for Continued Education, Certifications, and Training

    Brochure Link:


    With a history in citrus, lakes, and Americana rock & roll, the Winter Haven, Florida experience is a chorus of modern lifestyle possibilities in harmony with our roots. Winter Haven is where affordable lake living is a reality, and water play is a natural requirement. It’s a place where there’s a concert on every corner and family excitement in every park. It’s a town that chooses to differentiate itself with an understated cool vibe. Arts and culture, playful fun, music fusion, affordable homes, a craft brewery, and local eateries are just a sampling of daily life. And let’s not forget about Winter Haven’s hometown connection to family-friendly LEGOLAND Florida Resort just down the block from the City core.

    Winter Haven continues to experience steady, quality growth as it transforms into a distinctively unique City, embracing the values and needs of its residents. Partnerships and a cooperative spirit make Winter Haven an attractive City for new businesses and entrepreneurs. The City’s progress and success are owned by each of its residents, and planning for the future can never stop. Winter Haven is an exceptional destination offering all of life’s desires within its boundaries. The City of Winter Haven staff looks forward to serving its residents, businesses and visitors as we all enjoy Winter Haven’s special lifestyle.


    The City of Winter Haven operates under a Council-Manager form of Government. Five elected City Commissioners are responsible for City policy. The City Manager, who reports to the Commission, is responsible for the day-to-day operations of 600+ employees.

    Winter Haven is a full-service City, providing services in the areas of Police, Fire, Water & Sewer Utilities, Solid Waste, Roads & Drainage, Building Permitting and Inspections, Planning, Parks & Recreation, Libraries, Cemeteries, and multiple internal support functions. The current population is 53,331; however, the greater service area is estimated at 83,000.

    The City recognizes, embraces and celebrates the diversity of our great community and strives to include these unique voices, ideas and cultures in all aspects of City services.


    We are looking for an Assistant Director for the Economic Opportunity and Community Investment Department. This department includes Planning, Building & Permitting, Engineering Services, CRA & Neighborhoods, and Affordable Housing Divisions. The Assistant Director will be responsible for administrative, professional and technical work in support of all divisions.

    The Assistant Director will take the lead on a variety of initiatives and efforts. This could include duties in areas of research, data collection, data analysis, special studies and plans, customer service, problem solving, internal and external communication, economic development coordination, and administrative assistance.

    A command of planning and development principals, economic development, and local government is required. Strong written and verbal communication skills are critical. The Assistant Director will prepare reports, letters, and memoranda for both internal and external audiences. They will be expected to deliver presentations in a variety of settings, including City Commission, Planning Commission, and CRA meetings. They will regularly coordinate and communicate with Division Managers and Department Directors throughout the City.

    Based upon experience and qualifications, the Assistant Director may also serve as the CRA Manager. The Assistant Director may be called upon to serve as a liaison to various public agencies, boards and commit- tees, land developers, consultants, private organizations, non-profits, and citizen groups. They will work collaboratively with City partners including the Winter Haven Economic Development Council, Main Street Winter Haven, and the Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce.

    This is a key leadership role within the City, so the Assistant Director will need to understand and support the Mission, Vision, and Core Values of the City; the mission of the Department; Departmental and City procedures; the City’s Comprehensive Plan; and other guiding documents and work. They will implement long- and short-term strategies to promote development and redevelopment consistent with these guiding documents. The Assistant Director will assist with the development and oversight of the annual Departmental budget.

    This is not intended to be an all-inclusive listing of essential job functions; the performance of other essential functions may be required.


    • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Public Administration, or related field.
    • Five to ten years experience in public planning, public administration, development or redevelopment, economic development, CRA management, or similarly related field.
    • An equivalent combination of education and experience that is determined to be directly related to the foregoing specific requirements may be substituted.


    • Must have significant knowledge of planning principles, Florida’s growth management laws, land development and construction practices, economic development practices, and community redevelopment. Knowledge of recent trends and current literature as it applies to urban planning, building, affordable housing, redevelopment, and economic development is highly desirable.
    • Ability to manage multiple assignments with a variety of stakeholders and participants.
    • Ability to study, analyze, and present in written and oral format. Ability to present programs and ideas clearly and concisely. Ability to speak to public groups and civic organizations. Ability to exercise tact and diplomacy while interacting with diverse issues and individuals.
    • Must be a skilled leader, team player, and effective communicator utilizing sound judgment and good decision making skills. Must possess the ability and willingness to interact in an open, positive, participatory manner incorporating the interests of all involved, while ensuring City and Departmental goals and objectives are sustained.


    • Must have, or be willing to acquire, a valid Florida driver’s license and a good driving record as determined by the City of Winter Haven.


    • Must have the physical ability, strength, and flexibility to perform the job functions in the work environment.
    • Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.


    Please visit to complete our application. Complete  the application and submit, along with a cover letter and resume, to  This position is open until filled.


    Standard Job Listing - $99.95
    City of Winter Haven

    Winter Haven, FL
    United States

    Pay Scale
    $76,419 - $94,203
    Publish Option
    Paid Time
    This position is remote/work from home
  • Principal Regional Planner:
    Thu, 21 Sep 2023 18:06:12 +0000
    Principal Regional Planner katz_scag Thu, 09/21/2023 - 11:06

    Position: Principal Regional Planner (Local Planning and Community Engagement)

    The Southern California Association of Government is seeking an experienced Principal Planner to serve as the Project Manager for Connect SoCal implementation through the Local Planning and Community Engagement Business Unit. Connect SoCal is SCAG’s long-range Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS), a visionary plan for the region's future, updated every four years.

    Within the Local Planning and Community Engagement Business Unit, which is responsible for direct and actionable local implementation of Connect SoCal, the Principal Planner will lead strategic coordination across multiple program areas, including Go Human (SCAG’s active transportation community engagement program), the Regional Early Action Planning (REAP 2.0) Program, Sustainable Communities Program (SCP), and other technical assistance programs at SCAG, inclusive of transportation and housing program areas.

    The Principal Planner will specifically lead the coordination of the Sustainable Community Program (SCP), inclusive of the development of multiple funding Calls for Projects, in alignment with the California Active Transportation Program (ATP), to support the implementation of Connect SoCal. Additionally, the Principal Planner will be responsible for project management and lead various other projects and strategies, including, but not limited to, opportunities for new and innovative initiatives and efforts.

    The Local Planning and Community Engagement Business Unit is housed within the Planning Strategy Department. The Planning Strategy Department consists of 16 full-time staff and plays a central role in aligning SCAG’s plans and programs toward a common vision through leading the process for developing and implementing Connect SoCal. The Planning Strategy Department staff work collaboratively across the Planning Division to produce innovative solutions that improve the quality of life for Southern Californians and provide information and value-added services to enhance member agencies’ planning and operations and promote regional collaboration.

    As a mission-driven organization, SCAG is committed to attracting and retaining talent who embody SCAG’s values. SCAG's workforce is passionate and committed to innovation that improves the quality of life for all Southern Californians. When you join SCAG, you can expect a culture where collaboration and teamwork is fostered.
    SCAG operates as a hybrid organization because we recognize that work can be successfully performed in various locations. Designing a work environment and culture where SCAG’s mission, effectiveness, and collaboration can be more flexibly served demonstrates our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) by supporting work-life balance for our employees, retaining our existing dedicated staff, and increasing access to new talent pools.
    As part of our Work@SCAG hybrid approach, employees’ eligibility in the three work models (office, hybrid, remote) will depend on the department, position, responsibilities, and duties. All work models require employees to work from a location based within the SCAG region. This position is expected to be in the office 1 day per week.

    To foster innovative regional solutions that improve the lives of Southern Californians through inclusive collaboration, visionary planning, regional advocacy, information sharing, and promoting best practices.

    Southern California's Catalyst for a Brighter Future.


    • Be Open: Be accessible, candid, collaborative and transparent in the work we do.
    • Lead by Example: Commit to integrity and equity in working to meet the diverse needs of all people and communities in our region.
    • Make an Impact: In all endeavors, effect positive and sustained outcomes that make our region thrive.
    • Be Courageous: Have confidence that taking deliberate, bold and purposeful risks can yield new and valuable benefits.
    In this role you can expect to
    • Lead strategic coordination efforts across SCAG’s multiple technical assistance programs to support the implementation of Connect SoCal. 
    • Lead the development, implementation, coordination, and evaluation of the Sustainable Communities Program at SCAG.
    • Lead delivery of REAP 2.0 across the transportation and land use portions of the program.
    • Lead project management for technical assistance and direct grants through SCP, ATP and other funding sources and key projects. 
    • Facilitate Go Human and ATP support and alignment across other program areas in support of the evolution of Go Human. 
    • Lead cross departmental collaboration and external interagency coordination in support of outreach for Connect SoCal implementation. 
    • Perform complex analytical and program tasks including determining priorities and objectives for assigned program area, maintaining, updating, and analyzing a variety of transportation, demographic and financial databases and preparing planning studies and reports. 
    • Monitor program and projects budgets, identifies and discusses budget issues with appropriate staff and external agencies, and recommends adjustments to implement in order to resolve issues and ensure project completion. 
    • Serve as technical expert and advises leadership on federal, state, and local agency activities, policy development, and regulations, including making major technical and policy presentations on behalf of SCAG and representing SCAG to external partners. 
    • Communicate with regulatory agency staff and management and pursue federal, state, and non-profit funding. 
    • Perform reasonably related duties within the scope of the classification as assigned.
    What you'll bring to this role

    A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be with seven (7) years of experience in urban and regional planning, project management, planning regulations, or related fields and a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
    Any combination of training, education, and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may also be considered.

    We’ll be a great match if you also have:

    • Experience with program development, cross-division coordination, and collaboration across diverse audiences, including community partners, consultants, elected officials, community members and residents, and agency staff. 
    • Demonstrated experience in spearheading and delivering new and innovative initiatives with a deep commitment to community-led and equity-centered outreach and engagement strategies, particularly focusing on impacted communities. A commitment to justice, equity & accessibility frameworks and processes.
    • Demonstrated experience with program-wide tracking and evaluation to demonstrate local and regional impacts and program success. 
    • Demonstrated experience with meaningful partnership development, particularly with impacted, historically disinvested, or environmental justice communities and a thoughtful approach to repairing harm and investing in care.
    • Experience with project management and accounting best practices, including the development of project scopes, schedules and budgets, reviewing QA/QC on work products, and conducting program-level close-outs.  
    • Experience securing and coordinating grant funding to sustain and grow program objectives. 
    • Strong communication skills, orally and in writing, including strategic and inclusive presentation and facilitation skills, 
    • Familiarity with Federal, state, and local funding sources and regulations.
    • Policy analysis techniques and methods. 
    • Knowledge of transportation programs at the federal, state, and local level.
    • Experience creating and managing databases. 
    • Experience using basic to intermediate features of Microsoft Office Suite.
    Standard Job Listing - $99.95
    Southern California Association of Governments

    Los Angeles, CA
    United States

    Pay Scale
    $109,199.64 - $147,419.52
    Experience Level
    Publish Option
    Paid Time
    This position is remote/work from home

Job Resources and Links
What I have found to be one of the best job boards out there that is specific to urban design/planning.
American Planning Association website: Only planning jobs but you must create an account to view all of the jobs.
Entirely faculty positions for postsecondary education in planning.
Job board with a lot of planning and development jobs in California
Geography jobs filtered to just show urban design – I think it does better than the other websites like Monster and Simplyhired, but doesn’t have as many postings.
One of the most extensive job boards exclusive for planning.
Urban planning jobs that have a focus on historical preservation. I find this to be a good website for job searching if you are a young professional or looking for an entry level position.
Many jobs in the construction and engineering fields and some in planning as well.
A pretty good search engine that takes from other jobs boards and makes a list specializing in planning jobs.
Illinois Chapter of the American Planning Association job board.
A great list of Planning jobs only in the United Kingdom
Job board that is filtered to show just urban design jobs. Has some good posts but you have to siphon through some unrelated posts as well.
Job board that is filtered to show just urban design jobs. Has some good posts but you have to siphon through some unrelated posts as well.
Job board that is filtered to show just urban design jobs. Has some good posts but you have to siphon through some unrelated posts as well.
Congress for New Urbanism job board – good for people looking for urban design jobs or jobs where environmental design is important.

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