Principal Planner

City of Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, OK
United States
$72,913 - $111,499

Oklahoma City is currently searching for an experienced planner to lead the City’s Plan Development and Implementation Division.  The Division performs a broad array of functions including Comprehensive Planning, Transportation Planning, and Neighborhood and Commercial District Revitalization.  In addition, staff from the PDI Division will help manage and provide critical support to the upcoming Development Codes Update process over the next 4 years.

This Division Manager is responsible for coordinating the implementation of the City’s Daniel Burnham Award-winning comprehensive plan, planokc, through oversight of many initiatives, projects, and programs related to multi-modal transportation infrastructure planning, area planning, housing planning, natural resource preservation, and the aforementioned code update. 

The Division Manager will supervise 8-12 skilled employees, and work with teams of other professionals inside and outside of the Department and City.  The Manager will develop and maintain strong working relationships with senior City staff and professionals from other Departments, such as Public Works, Utilities, the City Manager’s Office, Transit, Finance, and Development Services. 

Interpersonal acumen and well-developed planning-related skills, knowledge and experience are essential.  This is a key position and requires someone who exemplifies the Planning Department’s values of professionalism, integrity, ownership mentality, collaboration and open-mindedness, effective communication, creativity, positivity, and passion. 

Oklahoma City is an attractive place to live and work for many reasons, including its many distinctive urban places and amenities, quality neighborhoods, affordable cost of living, and moderate climate.  The City’s government has a reputation for effective governance and leadership. 

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and within the position’s salary range of $72,913 - $111,499.

Review of applications will begin December 5, 2018, but will continue until the position is filled. 

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November 7, 2018 - 9:10am
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