Regional Planner | Anniston, AL

The Regional Planner is a professional position and is responsible for managing a wide range of programs serving local governments in a ten (10) county region. This position works on historic preservation projects for cities within East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission region. The ideal candidate is responsible for working elements of the regional and local planning and development programs, preparing grant applications and grant management. Responsibilities also include development of comprehensive plans and programs for the use of land and physical facilities to design, promote, and/or administer government plans or policies affecting land use, zoning, public utilities, community facilities, housing, or transportation. The Regional Planner holds public meetings with government officials, developers, the public, or special interest groups to formulate, develop, or address issues regarding land use or community plans. He/she is responsible for conducting field investigations, surveys, impact studies, or other research to compile and analyze data on economic, social, regulatory, or physical factors affecting land use, and presents projects to communities, planning officials, and planning commissions. Additionally, the Regional Planner stays current of zoning and building codes, environmental regulations, and other legal issues. The supervisor reviews the Regional Planner’s work performance through periodic staff meetings, project status reports, and review of reports, plans, applications, or other documents the Regional Planner produces.

Job Requirements

Work responsibilities include but are not limited to collecting data and other information needed to prepare planning studies and reports; preparing written analysis of data and other information gathered for planning studies and reports, provides staff supports, studies, and other documents required by the Alabama Department of Transportation, preparing and submits grant applications and manages some of the grants that are funded, and attending city council, county commission, and other public meetings to gather information or to present study results.

Required knowledge, skills and abilities include but are not limited to considerable knowledge of the principles and practice of urban and regional planning, knowledge of historic preservation principles, architectural design principles, and the Secretary of Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, working knowledge of research methods and practices used in preparing planning studies, and proficiency in the ability to apply professional planning principles and methods to assigned projects.

Desirable Qualifications:

Master’s degree from a program in Urban and Regional Planning or Historic Preservation from an accredited University by the Planning Accreditation Board or NCPE – National Council for Preservation Education-; or graduate degree in related field.

Salary & Benefits

Annual Salary: $47,032

How to Apply

Email Letter of Interest and Resume to Deadline to apply: 03/31/2023