City of Georgetown
Georgetown, TX
United States
November 13, 2017
Professional Area: 
Regional Planning
1-3 years
AICP Certification: 
Salary Range: 
$45,281.60 - $53,206.40

The City values Trust, Professionalism, Teamwork, Communication, and Work/Life Balance in order to provide outstanding service to our community. The ideal candidate selected will be professional, responsive and take ownership of their responsibilities.

The selected Planner will coordinate and assist in current and comprehensive planning projects. Case management, technical review/analysis, and presentation of recommendations for zoning changes, special use permits, variances, special exceptions, subdivision platting, and site plan review. Ensure that land development meets the standards set forth by the City Council ordinances, and their vision for the City is met by development.

Reviews, manages and processes current and / or long-range planning applications / studies in conformance with the City's Comprehensive Plan and other development codes / standards. Interprets application of codes and ordinance to specific projects and responds to citizens' inquiries. Coordinates communications with applicants and City and County departments for review, comment, and records management to ensure records are complete. Prepares and composes a variety of correspondence, to include application responses, agendas for Planning & Zoning Commission, Board of Adjustment, Historic Architectural Review Committee, and City Council meetings, Prepares reports and makes presentations to the Boards, Commissions and City Council. Assists with special projects related to updates and maintenance of Comprehensive Plan and land development regulations Conducts field work and site inspections. Attends regularly scheduled evening Commission, Subcommittee and Board meetings and special call meetings. Performs other duties as assigned. Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Urban Planning or closely related field. Two years of full-time work experience in municipal planning.


Any equivalent combination of experience and education that provides the required qualifications

A Master's degree in a planning related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

Knowledge of:

  • Well-developed knowledge of planning principles and practices 
  • State of Texas laws regarding planning activities. 
  • Government organization and administration 
  • Local codes and ordinances. 
  • Texas Local Government Code 
  • Knowledge of computer hardware and software programs, which may include Microsoft Office, Internet applications, database management, and GIS 
  • Land development principals of subdivision and site planning. 
  • Land development code interpretation and writing. 

Skill in:

  • Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills to present research findings to various boards and committees. 
  • Creative problem-solving skills to gather relevant information to solve less well- defined practical problems. 
  • Ability to review plans and apply provisions of the ordinances and codes to determine compliance with such regulations and to apply regulations to field conditions. 
  • Ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously. 
  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment as needed. 
  • Ability to attend to details while keeping big-picture goals in mind. 
  • Collecting and analyzing demographics and statistics. 
  • Conducting research. 
  • Establishing and maintaining effective relationships. 
  • Reading reports, plans, legal documents, and memos. 
  • Writing reports, plans, newsletter articles, resolutions, and ordinances. 
  • Performing mathematical measurements and calculations. 
  • Interpreting of zoning ordinances and site plans.


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