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Planner 3 – Land Development

Metropolitan Nashville Planning Department
Nashville, TN
United States
Professional Areas: 
Community Development
Urban Design
Experience Level: 
AICP Certification: 
Not required

The Nashville/Davidson County Metropolitan Planning Department is seeking experienced individuals to join the Land Development and Design Division. It is an exciting time to be a part of a team that is shaping Nashville’s future.

The Land Development and Design Division is responsible for current planning within the 526 square miles that make up Nashville/Davidson County, including review of rezoning requests, application of overlays, site plans, mandatory referrals, and subdivision requests. The Division also manages the bond process and oversees the Planning counter in the Development Services Center.

The Planner 3 position will perform and coordinate professional level work related to management of the development review process. The Planner 3 works closely with the Land Development Manager in overseeing the review team. The position includes supervisory duties. Successful candidate should have experience in analyzing zoning ordinances and drafting amendments to zoning ordinances, including working with a range of stakeholders on complex issues and explaining proposed amendments to citizens, elected officials, and Planning Commission members. Must be enthusiastic about current planning and providing excellent customer service. Ability to communicate at a high level with other Metro Departments, development professionals, citizens, and elected officials is desired. Must have the ability to accurately process, review, analyze and critique complex development issues with an emphasis on good urban design principles.  Other qualifications include: knowledge of basic legal principles of land development and zoning; knowledge of form-based codes; attention to details; compliance with time sensitive deadlines; strong prioritization and negotiation skills; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Education and Certification requirements: Bachelor's Degree in Planning, or related field, from an accredited college or university and six (6) years of related experience, or Master's Degree in Planning or related field from an accredited college or university and four (4) years of related experience.  Current planning experience for a local government is desired and supervisory experience preferred.

Salary:  $78,000 - $85,000 Annually, depending on qualifications

 Qualified applicants should send letter of interest and resume. 

Lisa Milligan

Metro Nashville Planning Department

800 Second Avenue South

P.O. Box 196300

Nashville, TN 37219-6300


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


We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply.   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:
July 31, 2020 - 8:30am
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