Capital Planner 2

Metro Nashville Planning Department

Nashville, TN

Experience Level: Mid-Level

AICP Certification: AICP Not required

Salary: $63,058 – $85,128

The Metro Nashville/Davidson County Planning Department is seeking an experienced individual to help develop Nashville’s annual six-year Capital Improvements Budget through analysis and inter-agency coordination.

The Planner 2 is a non-Civil Service, contract position. Metro Nashville offers excellent health, dental and retirement benefits, and competitive paid vacation time, paid sick leave, and paid holidays. The Planning Department currently works a 3/2 hybrid work-week, with two additional weeks of remote-work available annually.

The annual Capital Improvements Budget includes hundreds of funding proposals; each year, it must be prepared and assembled for the Metro Council on a fixed timeline, making attention to detail and a quick pace a necessity. This position will also administer the program through scheduling and hosting meetings, corresponding with Metro departments and the public, and preparing materials related to capital plans.

This position will work with Metro departments to understand and evaluate their capital needs and master plans and coordinate them through the annual Capital Improvement Budget. The ideal candidate will work cooperatively with departments to identify how to align department needs with broader community goals.

This position may also assist in data and GIS analysis projects in support of Nashville’s long-range planning program. Duties may include conducting basic data analyses and assessing policy alternatives. The ideal candidate will be able to understand, critique, and conduct basic analyses and evaluate quantitative measures, reports, and processes. The Planner II will work closely with and may oversee the Capital Planner I within the team.

Education and certification requirements

  • Master’s degree in Planning, Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related field, with exposure to the public sector or a capital planning field with two years of professional experience or Bachelor’s degree in the same fields with four years of professional experience in the public sector or a capital planning field.
  • Must have experience with spreadsheets, databases, geographic information systems, and publishing software. Key skills include:
    • MS Office suite: required
    • GIS – ArcMap: required
    • Relational databases, including MS Access: preferred
    • Adobe suite – Acrobat, InDesign: preferred
    • R programming: appreciated
  • Should have knowledge of planning and budgeting principles, such as cost benefit analysis.
  • Should have knowledge of public capital systems, such as transportation systems, water and wastewater systems, and public facilities.
  • Must have the ability to gather data, analyze facts, think critically, and make accurate decisions, communicate effectively, and establish good working relationships with government officials and other related entities.

This position is a contract position (non-civil service). Salary is $63,058 – $85,128. This position qualifies for Public Service Loan Forgiveness for qualifying loans.

Qualified applicants should send letter of interest and resume to: 

Randi Semrick

Human Resources Administrator

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)

Job Posting closes April 1, 2023.

The Planning Department does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed or disability in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services, or activities. Discrimination against any person in recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, retention, discipline or any other employment practices because of non-merit factors shall be prohibited. For ADA inquiries, contact Randi Semrick, ADA Compliance Coordinator, at (615) 862-7230 or e-mail her at [email protected]. For Title VI inquiries, contact Human Relations at (615) 880-3370. For all employment-related inquiries, contact Human Resources at (615) 862-6640.

Posted March 13, 2023, 10:27 AM PDT

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