Planner 2

Metro Nashville Planning Department

Nashville, TN

Experience Level: Mid-Level

AICP Certification: AICP Not required

Salary: $69,922.57

Position: Planner 2 Positions- Land Development & Design Division, Current Planning

Nashville/Davidson County 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 Metro Nashville Planning Department is comprised of planners and designers with expertise in land use, architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design. These staff members provide analysis and recommendations throughout Metro Nashville on current planning and development, community planning, and urban design and landscape issues in a wide variety of urban, suburban, and rural contexts. 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 will perform professional level work related to site plans, zone changes, PUDs, text amendments, permits and subdivision plats.  Meets with contractors, architects, engineers, and homeowners on matters relating to site plans and Council conditions. Reviews building permits and inspects building sites to verify compliance with approved plans. Issues stop work orders for failure to comply with council conditions. Keeps schedules of inspections and follow-up inspections.

The successful candidate for all open positions must be enthusiastic about current planning and customer service.  Ability to communicate effectively with other Metro Departments, development professionals, citizens and engineers is desired.  Must have the ability to accurately process, review, analyze and critique development issues with an emphasis on good urban design principles.  Ability to write clearly and prepare concise and accurate letters, reports and presentations is also desired. 

Other qualifications include:  knowledge of basic legal principles of land development and zoning; knowledge of form-based codes and New Urbanism; attention to detail; compliance with time-sensitive deadlines; clear and timely communication with a variety of stakeholders; strong prioritization and negotiation skills; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. 

Planner 2 Education and Certification requirements: 

May supervise paraprofessional, technical, and clerical staff on assigned projects. Receives limited supervision and reports to a designated supervisor, who assigns and reviews projects, is kept informed of progress made on projects, and assists with complex or unusual problems.

Bachelor's Degree in Planning, or related field, from an accredited college or university and four (4) years of related experience, or Master's Degree in Planning or related field from an accredited college or university and two (2) years of related experience.  Current planning experience for a local government is desired.  Salary $69,922.57, along with excellent health, dental and retirement benefits, and competitive paid vacation time, paid sick leave, and paid holidays.

Qualified applicants should send letter of interest, specifying the position of interest, and resume to: 

Randi Semrick
Metro Nashville Planning Department
800 President Ronald Reagan Way
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.
Metro Nashville Government respects the religious beliefs and practices of all employees and will make, on request, an accommodation for such observances when a reasonable accommodation is available that does not create an undue hardship on business operations.
Requests for ADA accommodation for the recruitment process should be directed to Human Resources at 615-862-6640. 

Posted March 1, 2023, 9:44 AM PST

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