Senior Planner – Current Planning

Community Development Department
Manhattan, KS
United States
Professional Areas: 
Community Development
Zoning Administration
Experience Level: 
AICP Certification: 
Hiring Range: $60,000 - $80,000 DOQ

Manhattan is located in the heart of the scenic Flint Hills Region of northeast Kansas and is home to Kansas State University (21,400 students) and Fort Riley.  The City encompasses 19 square miles with a population of approximately 56,740.  Manhattan serves a multi-county region of 200,000 and is a dynamic leader in education, trade, health care, arts and entertainment, and recreation, with a healthy economy and a vibrant downtown that is undergoing major redevelopment. The Manhattan region is experiencing unprecedented growth and the City is committed to sound, progressive and forward-thinking municipal planning. The Community Development Department is responsible for guiding the growth and development of the community, while preserving the environment and maintaining a high quality of life.

Position Description: Performs and supervises all aspects of the City’s Current Planning and Zoning Administration activities including implementation of adopted plans (comprehensive, neighborhood and corridor), through applicable city codes, ordinances, policies and regulations, and by directing the planning and zoning, and development review process. The Senior Planner works closely with the Manhattan Urban Area Planning Board, Board of Zoning Appeals, other City Departments and government agencies, and neighborhood groups. While the Senior Planner’s primary focus is to direct and perform Current Planning and Zoning Administration activities, the incumbent will also provide support to the Long Range Planning functions of the Department, as necessary.

Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in planning, urban design, geography, architecture, public administration, or a related field. A Master’s degree in planning is preferred.  A minimum four (4) years of progressively responsible public planning experience and at least two (2) years of supervisory experience. 

Possession of certification from the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) required.

Closing Date: First review of applications beginning October 15, 2018.  Open until filled.

Application Requirements: Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and a completed City of Manhattan online employment application at

For copies of the complete position descriptions and additional information go to: Contact the City of Manhattan Department of Human Resources at (785)-587-2443 Fax: (785)-587-2464. E-mail:

The City of Manhattan is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Published on:
September 24, 2018 - 9:16am
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