Senior Planner

City of Milwaukee-City Development
Milwaukee, WI
United States
Professional Areas: 
Economic Development
GIS / Technology
Infrastructure Planning
Land-Use Management
Regional Planning
Experience Level: 
AICP Certification: 
$60,000 - $76,806


Under the direction of the Long Range Planning Manager, the Senior Planner carries out data analysis, visualization, and GIS mapping to support the Department of City Development’s (DCD) neighborhood planning and housing and economic development efforts.  The Senior Planner collects, analyzes, and reports on demographic, economic and land use data in connection with comprehensive plans, redevelopment plans, and studies for the development and redevelopment of districts and project areas within the City. The Senior Planner manages projects requiring complex data analysis and visualization and identifies the most effective strategies to use data and mapping to advance departmental goals and inform city policymakers.



  • Conduct data analysis to support comprehensive and strategic planning efforts throughout the department.  This includes identifying appropriate data sources, analyzing data, performing trend and market analysis, presenting findings, and making recommendations based on findings.  
  • Lead GIS mapping activities for the Planning Division.  This includes using GIS software to create maps and conduct geospatial analysis to support planning and development projects.  
  • Serve as a liaison to the City of Milwaukee Information Technology Management Division to coordinate the availability and updating of DCD data for inclusion on city-wide mapping and data platforms.
  • Manage planning projects that rely on data analysis and projections to inform land use and development planning and policy recommendations.  This may include conducting market studies, preparing data summaries for public use, and developing neighborhood indicators.
  • Research data and draft reports for use in grant applications, policy planning, and other departmental initiatives.
  • Manage or serve on project teams carrying out neighborhood planning projects.  This includes managing consultants, interns, and clerical staff on specific assignments and carrying out public engagement activities. 
  • Prepare and deliver presentations to neighborhood groups, public bodies, and community partners.  Disseminate planning information for use in decision-making.

Reasonable accommodations requested by qualified individuals with disabilities will be made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008.



  1. Bachelor’s Degree in urban planning, geography, data science, economics, statistics, GIS systems or a closely related field from an accredited college or university.
  2. Two years of professional urban planning, data analytics, and/or GIS experience.
  3. Valid driver’s license at time of appointment and throughout employment.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.


For more information on this position and how to apply, visit the website listed below. 

Published on:
September 26, 2018 - 2:22pm
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