Assistant Director of Planning and Development

City of Conway

Conway, AR

Experience Level: Mid-Level

AICP Certification: AICP Preferred

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The City of Conway, a vibrant and progressive community located in central Arkansas, 31 miles northwest of the state capital of Little Rock, is accepting resumes for an Assistant Director of Planning and Development to join the city’s planning team. Conway, with a population of over 65,000, is home to three universities: the University of Central Arkansas, Hendrix College, and Central Baptist College. Conway is a rapidly growing community that has more than doubled in population since 1990, seeing growth in residential, retail, technology, and medical sectors. Conway offers a dynamic quality of life with a lively downtown, quality schools, and exceptional recreational opportunities.

This position reports directly to the Director of Planning and Development. Responsibilities include primary management and coordination of the city’s development review processes; staff support to the Planning Commission and City Council; helping support the mission of the department’s assigned board and commissions; assistance in updating or revising zoning, subdivision, signage, and overlay district regulations; assistance with other staff in small area studies and long-range planning; and general assistance in managing department staff and resources. Conway uses many progressive planning tools and is committed to developing a more walkable and livable city.

Position requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in planning, public administration, geography, computer science, cartography, or a related field and 5 years related experience and/or training. Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.
  • Strong written and verbal communication.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • ESRI GIS skills preferred.
  • Adobe Creative Suite and visualization skills preferred.
  • AICP Certification preferred.

Compensation commensurate with experience and includes a competitive benefits package. A background investigation will be conducted before employment can begin. Please submit a completed application and resume with salary history to: Human Resources: City of Conway; 1111 Main Street; Conway, AR 72032. E-mail: [email protected]; fax 501-358-6325.

The City of Conway is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, status as a covered veteran, political status, or other legally protected status.

Submitted resumes will be subject to disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Posted September 8, 2021, 9:12 AM PDT


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