Senior Planner | CARPDC

Central AL Regional Planning & Development Commission
Montgomery, Alabama


Under the general direction of the Executive Director, the Senior Planner is responsible for the coordination and management of the Agency’s community planning and economic development projects. Prepares project proposals and manages funded projects in accordance with applicable guidelines. Provides technical assistance to member governments. Conducts studies and prepares reports on a variety of planning and public administration subjects. Coordinate project development, makes project assignments, monitors work progress and provides performance feedback and training to planners. Performs other related duties as required.

Duties and Responsibilities

A. Planning. Coordinates with government officials to assess community and economic development needs and to develop projects. Analyzes and compiles statistical and survey data to use in developing project proposals and grant applications. Collects data from reference materials and publications, governmental agencies, businesses, surveys and field experts for use in developing project proposals and in completing grant applications. Collects and researches information on a variety of planning related issues. Analyzes statistical data and compiles in useable formats. Develops planning proposals to include project budgets. Conducts public hearings to obtain citizen input in the planning process. Prepares planning documents and coordinates graphic preparation and report reproduction. Provides technical assistance to member governments for whom planning documents have been written, in the implementation and administration of said documents. Attends council, planning commission and county commission meetings as needed. Establishes and maintains project files. Prepares project closeout documents, if applicable.

B. Grants. Collects information from a variety of reference materials and publications, governmental agencies, businesses, surveys and field experts. Prepares and reviews grant applications for submission to such funding agencies as the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, Farmers Home Administration, Economic Development Administration, State Forestry Commission and Alabama Historical Commission. Prepares scope of work and budget in the development of project proposals and applications. Conducts citizen participation hearings. Manages funded grant projects in accordance with established program rules, guidelines and procedures. Prepares environmental assessments. Establishes and maintains project files. Assists grantees with satisfying project start-up requirements, procuring professional and other contractual services, acquiring parcels, easements or rights-of-way, monitoring construction activities, and ensuring compliance with program financial requirements. Prepares and submits project closeout documents

C. Technical Assistance. Provides member governments with assistance on a variety of subjects pertaining to public administration and planning related projects such as budgeting and land use regulations. Researches and analyzes a variety of data and compiles in useable formats. Acquires, reviews, and maintains technical information from relevant agencies to aid in planning and development. Meets with appropriate individuals and groups during the different aspects of a project as necessary. Attends local government meetings. Provides assistance with map procurement and preparation and map file maintenance.

D. Supervision. Assigns community and economic development projects to planners. Acquaints new planners with office procedures in the administration of projects. Monitors planners’ performance during and upon completion of projects. Provides feedback and training to planners during and upon completion of projects.

E. Professional Development and Training. Attends seminars, conferences and workshops relating to assigned projects. Reviews publications and reports to keep abreast of programs pertinent to the Agency.

Job Requirements
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Salary & Benefits

Salary Range: $55,426.00

FLSA Status: Exempt

How to Apply

Send resume with cover letter to: Chantil Nasef,, CARPDC, 430 South Court Street, Montgomery, AL 36104


Position is Open Until Filled.