Planner | Birmingham, AL


The City of Birmingham is actively seeking two well-qualified, motivated Planners to join their Department of Planning, Engineering and Permits. Planners are primarily responsible for researching and assisting in the development of plans and programs for uniform utilization of land and physical facilities of a city or county according to existing laws, codes, plans and ordinances. will collaborate with various stakeholders, analyze data, and formulate plans that assist in the growth and development of the city while considering factors such as infrastructure, zoning regulations, environmental impact, and community engagement. Reporting to the Zoning Administrator, Planners receive specific work assignments in the form of results expected, due dates, etc. They are expected to determine the best approach to performing job duties in accordance with local and state regulations, but unusual circumstances are reviewed with the supervisor. Responsibilities also include reviewing site plans, elevation drawings and building permits for conformance to applicable regulations, acting as a staff liaison to various committees and commissions, and processing cases/projects to ensure adherence to industry best practices. This is not intended to be an all-inclusive listing of essential job functions; the performance of other essential functions may be required.

Job Requirements

To be considered for employment in this position, a candidate must possess the following:

Option A:
• Driver’s license.
• Experience performing county or city planning-related activities (e.g., map interpretation, permit processing, zoning and/or subdivision regulations) within a planning and zoning department or as a consultant within the private sector.
• Experience operating computer programs (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel) to generate and create reports, and create and update documents, spreadsheets, and tables.
• Experience communicating with the public, customers and/or stakeholders in order to relay information, explaining policies and procedures, etc.

Option B:
• Driver’s license.
• Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Urban Planning, Transportation Planning, Urban Studies, Public Administration, Environmental Management, or a related degree (e.g., Geography, Architecture, Landscape Architecture).

For additional requirements, see the How to Apply section below.

Salary & Benefits

The City of Birmingham offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. Salary range: $47,799 – $74,152 (starting salary is commensurate with education and experience)

How to Apply

To apply, please click here. Deadline to apply is 09/29/23.