Planning Coordinator - Long Range Planning

City of Fargo

Fargo, ND

Experience Level: Mid-Level

AICP Certification: AICP Not required

Salary: $75,442 - $98,093

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The City of Fargo, ND is excited to announce we are seeking a Planning Coordinator – Long Range Planning. This full-time position oversees the Long-Range Planning division of the City’s Planning & Development department.  

The City of Fargo is the largest city in the State of North Dakota, accounting for nearly 17% of the state’s population. Fargo is also the county seat of Cass County. According to the 2018 United States Census estimate, Fargo’s population is approximately 124,844.  The greater Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area population is more than 238,000. Forbes magazine ranked Fargo second as the best place for small businesses and careers in the United States.

The Planning Coordinator – Long Range Planning provides leadership and direction to advance the development and administration of plans, ordinances, programs, policies and strategies relating to the management, maintenance and enhancement of the physical and community development efforts of the City.  The director reports to the Assistant Planning Director.

Minimum Qualifications

The job requires advanced education equivalent to a Master’s Degree in Urban or Regional Planning, Public Administration, or a Professional Degree in Architecture or Landscape Architecture or specialist certification, plus minimum 4 years of related work experience sufficient to perform the essential duties of the job. Previous municipal planning experience, including responsibility for project or grant administration is preferred. AICP certification preferred or on pathway to seek certification. A driver’s license or other evidence of mobility is required.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary Range:  $75,442-$98,093 annually.  Excellent benefit package to include a defined benefit pension plan.

Application Information, Deadline and Conditional Offer Requirements

For a complete job description and to apply for the position, go to Your application must include a letter of application, resume, and three professional references no later than January 3, 2022.  Upon conditional offer, candidates are subject to background investigation and drug screen. Call Beth Wiegman at 701-476-4175 with questions.  For more information about the City of Fargo, visit our website at   EOE

Posted November 19, 2021, 1:01 PM PST

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