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Metro Nashville Planning Department
Nashville, TN
United States
Experience Level: 
Entry Level
AICP Certification: 
Not required
Salary: 
$59,085.44 to $63,000

Nashville/Davidson County is seeking individuals to join our team. Music City was ranked No. 11 out of 125 in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Places to Live in 2018.”, and no. 9 out of 100 in WalletHub’s best cities to visit this summer. With a national-news-making economy and rich cultural traditions, planners in Nashville are deeply engaged in helping Nashvillians shape their city’s future.

This position will assist in data and GIS analysis projects in support of Nashville’s long-range planning program. Duties may include gathering data, organizing and maintaining datasets, and conducting basic data analyses. The ideal candidate will be able to understand, critique, and conduct basic analyses and will be familiar with standard datasets, such as Census data.

This position will have a special duty in helping to develop Nashville’s annual six-year Capital Improvements Budget through data entry and analysis. This position will also administer the program through scheduling and hosting meetings, corresponding with Metro departments and the public, and preparing materials related to capital plans. The ideal candidate will be attentive to detail in entering, reviewing, and assessing capital projects for effectiveness and alignment with community goals.

This position will assist departments in identifying capital needs and developing master plans. The ideal candidate will work cooperatively with departments to identify how to align department needs with broader community goals.

Education and certification requirements: Master’s degree in Planning, Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related field, with exposure to the public sector or a capital planning field or Bachelor’s degree in the same fields with two years of professional experience in the public sector or a capital planning field. Should have knowledge of planning and budgeting principles, such as cost benefit analysis. Should have knowledge of public capital systems, such as transportation systems, water and wastewater systems, and public facilities. Should have experience with spreadsheets, databases, geographic information systems, and publishing software. Must have the ability to gather data, analyze facts, think critically and make accurate decisions, communicate effectively, and establish good working relationships with government officials and other related entities. This position is a contract position (non-civil service). Salary is $59,085.44 to $63,000.

Qualified applicants should send letter of interest and resume to: 

Greg Claxton

Metro Nashville Planning Department

800 Second Avenue South

P.O. Box 196300

Nashville, TN 37219-6300

 or

E-mail to:  [email protected]
(No Phone Calls Please)

The Planning Department does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed or disability in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services, or activities. Discrimination against any person in recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, retention, discipline or any other employment practices because of non-merit factors shall be prohibited. For ADA inquiries, contact Josie Bass, ADA Compliance Coordinator, at (615) 862-7150 or e-mail her at [email protected]. For Title VI inquiries, contact Human Relations at (615) 880-3370. For all employment-related inquiries, contact Human Resources at (615) 862-6640.

Published on:
August 28, 2019 - 8:45am
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