Planning & Design Supervisor

Louisville Metro Planning & Design

Louisville, KY

Experience Level: Mid-Level

AICP Certification: AICP Preferred

Salary: Range: $60,195 to $97,489

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Louisville is a vibrant, competitive, authentic, global city, home to UPS WorldPort and a center for advanced manufacturing and logistics, the world’s largest concentration of health and aging innovation companies, as well as among only a dozen U.S. cities that have all five major performing arts groups.  The city is home to the Kentucky Derby, the world's greatest bourbons, the birthplace of Muhammad Ali, and the home of the Louisville Slugger.

The Louisville Metro Office of Planning & Design Services (PDS) is responsible for administering the policies, programs and regulations that guide Metro’s development. Responsibilities include development plan review, overseeing design overlays and historic preservation programs, and advising the Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Adjustment, Historic Landmarks and Preservation Districts Commission, and Design Overlay Committees on decisions affecting land use and the built environment. 

PDS is currently seeking candidates for the position of Planning & Design Supervisor to lead one of our office's team of planning and zoning professionals.  Please see the description below.  Interested candidates must apply though the included link.  Please go to for more information about the office or email Brian Davis at [email protected].   


Supervises community planning or land development regulations, activities and projects
Analyzes land use cases, and presents findings of planning and zoning projects at public meetings and hearings
Exercises supervision over subordinate personnel

Examples of Duties:


  • Evaluates policies and procedures and develops and implements modifications
  • Prioritizes and assigns zoning cases or community planning projects, reviews and edits staff reports, monitors work flow for effectiveness and efficiency, and recommends modifications, improvements and solutions to problems
  • Presents findings on community planning, zoning, subdivision and land development projects at public hearings and meetings of the Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Adjustment and related committees
  • Coordinates community planning and zoning projects with governmental agencies, utility company representatives, engineers, and transportation agencies
  • Inspects sites and analyzes proposed developments and urban planning projects to determine impact on the community and compliance with the Comprehensive Plan
  • Provides technical assistance and instruction concerning zoning, community planning, and implementation of laws, regulations, ordinances, principles, procedures and activities
  • Represents the department to governmental agencies, developers, community groups and the media to provide information on community planning or zoning projects and procedures
  • Performs related work

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Architecture
  • Engineering
  • Geography
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Political Science
  • Regional Planning
  • Sociology
  • Urban Economics
  • Urban Planning
  • Related field

Three years of urban and regional planning; comprehensive or functional community planning, or multi-modal transportation community planning experience

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted

Must be eligible to be a Certified Planner by the American Institute of Certified Planners

Meets regular and punctual attendance standards and any special needs of the position as determined by management, including mandatory overtime and performing related work

Posted February 21, 2023, 8:42 AM PST

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