City Planner

City of Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi, TX

Experience Level: Entry Level

AICP Certification: AICP Not required

Salary: $43,556-$71,372 (based on qualifications)

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The City Planner performs urban planning assignments including managing current planning activities, coordinating long-range plans and specific neighborhood studies, preparing and presenting staff reports and ordinance amendments, and providing basic technical assistance on planning and zoning issues to the public and external city departments.

  • Research issues related to zoning, platting, comprehensive plans, annexation, and population projections.
  • Review and analyze technical manuals and ordinances.
  • Prepare PowerPoint presentations and written reports for public hearings and present items to City boards and commissions.
  • Assist with special projects as assigned that include the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and gathering and analysis of demographic, traffic, economic, and other data needed for urban planning initiatives.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, city officials, external consultants, and the general public.
  • Must be able to work independently and exercise exceedingly high levels of good judgment, tact, and diplomacy.
  • May be asked to perform other duties as assigned.


  • Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in urban planning, political science, government, environmental studies, geography, or related topic.
  • Must have knowledge of city development codes, subdivision and site plan design principles, relevant local, state, and federal laws regarding planning and general planning principles.
  • A valid driver's license is required. Successful out of state candidates must be able to obtain a valid Texas driver's license within 90 days of hire
  • Must be able to assimilate information of varying types from a wide range of sources.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in both oral and written communication and technical writing.
  • Create and interpret a variety of maps.
  • Maintain a large database of information.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in using software for standard word processing, spreadsheet design, data inquiry, presentations include manipulating and editing graphics for presentation materials, email and creating appointments, and geographic information systems (GIS).
  • Must be able to comprehend and interpret technical manuals and ordinances.
  • Work in a fast-paced environment while being detail-oriented.
  • Complete projects in a timely manner with minimal edits.
  • Demonstrate exceptional customer service skills.
  • Handle multiple tasks and prioritizing while working with interruptions and changes in priorities.
  • Work independently while exercising exceedingly high levels of good judgment, tact, and diplomacy.


The City offers an excellent benefit package that includes:

  • Texas Municipal Retirement System – the City offers a two to one (2:1) match. Each employee automatically contributes 6% of their total compensation. The City matches two dollars for every one dollar the employee contributes.
  • Medical/dental/vision/life coverage for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Vacation – 88+ hours per year
  • Personal leave – 40 hours per year
  • Sick leave – 96 hours per year
  • Voluntary 457b deferred compensation plan
  • Ten (10) Holidays
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account
  • City Employee Health & Wellness Clinic & City Employee Fitness Center
  • Learning & Development Academy
  • Tuition Reimbursement Programs
  • Employee Recognition Programs

Posted November 10, 2021, 8:57 AM PST

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