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Responsibilities: The Planning Manager supervises and manages the activities and operations of the Planning Division. Key job duties include performing highly responsible, technical work in monitoring the progress of complex planning and development projects, coordinating administrative duties, and evaluating and refining the development review processes, including codes, to ensure a high level of customer service. This position provides supervision and management of the planners’ work and the committees and the governing bodies that they serve. Additional information regarding the Planning and Development Services Department and work performed is available online at http://www.lawrenceks.org/pds/.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in urban planning or a closely related field, plus four years of increasingly responsible professional planning experience, or a Master’s degree in urban planning or a closely related field, plus two years of increasingly responsible professional planning experience is required. One or more years of management experience is preferred. Excellent communication skills with the public in formal meetings, one-on-one discussions and/or small group settings is essential. The successful candidate must pass a background check, post-offer City physical and drug screening.