The City of Fayetteville Planning Division located in the beautiful Ozark Mountains of northwest Arkansas and home to the University of Arkansas, seeks a full-time Planner. Fayetteville is the third-largest city in Arkansas with a current city population of approximately 90,000. Northwest Arkansas offers amenities that rival many major metropolitan areas, including Crystal Bridges, a world-class museum of American art; expansive and diverse shopping; a minor-league baseball team; and a world-class performance theatre. Fayetteville is home to a top research institution in the nation: The University of Arkansas, also known for its successful SEC sports programs. The city offers award-winning schools, state-of-the art medical facilities, a world-class public library, seventy city parks, three lakes, numerous award-winning natural areas, and miles of trails for walking, running, and biking. Fayetteville ranks on several lists as a top city in the nation, including Livability.com’s ranking of Fayetteville as a top 100 livable cities in the United States, as well a top 10 college town.
Qualified applicants are asked to electronically apply to the City of Fayetteville through the website at www.governmentjobs.com/careers/fayettevillear. The position will be open until filled.
The successful candidate will work under the supervision of the City Planning Director to complete a variety of current and long range city planning activities. Primary duties consist of reviewing development projects and zoning proposals and presenting items at public hearings such as Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment. This position will also contribute to long range planning activities such as neighborhood and city-wide planning efforts, urban design projects, and code drafting to make codes and ordinances consistent with the overall land use goals and policies of the city.
Work is conducted primarily during daytime weekday hours at the City of Fayetteville office in downtown Fayetteville. Some evening work is required to attend and present at bi-weekly or monthly public hearings.
The minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in planning or a related field, or a bachelor’s degree in a non-related field plus three years directly related experience.
Annual salary range is from the low-40’s to the low-60’s, commensurate with qualifications.