Senior Planner

City of Mesa
Mesa, AZ
United States
Professional Areas: 
Civil Engineering
Infrastructure Planning
Transportation Planning
Urban Design
Experience Level: 
AICP Certification: 
$62,981.08 - $92,976.00

The City of Mesa is a great place to work! In addition to competitive salaries, the City also has a generous amount of other benefits available. For more information, please see our website:

Senior Planner

($62,981.08 - $92,976.00 Annually)

A first review of applications will take place on Monday, April 1, 2019.  Applications received thereafter will be considered as needed.

A Senior Planner in the Planning division performs advanced-level professional planning work of considerable difficulty and manages complex planning projects to completion. Areas of assignment may include: long-range planning, planning and zoning, design review, subdivision review, zoning administration, and plans review. Employees in this class may also serve as a staff liaison for national and regional planning agencies and City boards such as the Planning and Zoning, Design Review, Board of Adjustment, or Subdivision Review Boards, depending upon assignment.

Responsibilities May Include:

  • Lead expert in area of responsibility
  • Recommendation of general plan amendments
  • Administering and implementing development guideline and code amendments
  • Analysis of demographic and census data
  • Facilitation of neighborhood and area plans
  • Conducting preliminary and final plat review
  • Providing technical review on land use and development applications
  • Esthetic review of commercial, office, industrial and residential development building and landscape proposals
  • Seat on Williams Gateway Authority Design Review Committee
  • Preparing general and sub-area plans
  • Preparing and managing a project budget
  • Recommendations of land-use, entitlement requests, and specific site plan proposals, review, and inspection approval on major residential, commercial, and industrial development projects
  • Leading a team for process improvements projects and change management
  • Proofing own work and work of others; plan, organize, and supervise the work of others; and application of basic supervisory techniques
  • Conducting technical research, analyzing data, evaluating findings, identifying significant issues, determining options, and developing staff recommendations for difficult projects
  • Conferring with engineers, developers, architects, outside agencies, and the general public to acquire information and coordinate planning and zoning, and architectural and landscape planning and design matters, or technical elements of traffic studies and general transportation planning issues
  • Preparing for and conducting public meetings to receive input on planning project
  • Interpreting and applying codes, policies, laws, standards and regulations to ensure development, applications, City projects, and municipal code amendments are in compliance
  • A Senior Planner may supervise the work of paraprofessional/professional staff
  • This class is responsible for performing related duties as required

Employee Values: All employees of the City of Mesa are expected to uphold and exhibit the City's shared employee values of Knowledge, Respect, and Integrity.

Minimum Qualifications Required:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Planning, Urban Planning, Geography, Civil Engineering, Transportation Planning, or a related field. 
  • Considerable (3 - 5 years) professional experience in transportation planning, urban planning, civil engineering, professional design, or traffic engineering.

Preferred/Desirable Qualification: 

  • American Institute of Certified Planners certification and graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's Degree are highly desirable.

City of Mesa offers a competitive benefits package. A CITY OF MESA ONLINE APPLICATION IS REQUIRED. Applications available 03/22/19 and must apply by 04/01/19. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as we will review applications as they are received. For complete job description, requirements and online application form, please visit our web site at:  

City of Mesa is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Published on:
March 22, 2019 - 8:49am
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