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Planner II

The City of Paducah

Paducah, KY United States

How to Apply
URL: http://www.paducahky.gov/

Job Responsibilities:

This position is responsible for professional work in the area of long range planning, requiring basic knowledge of planning principles and concepts. Such concepts include but are not limited to comprehensive, area, neighborhood, and historic preservation planning. The position will also work closely with other planning staff on zoning reviews, revisions, and city programs.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assist in drafting and maintaining the Comprehensive Plan, including coordinating, presenting, writing, and processing plan chapters and amendments, status reports, and other related activities.
  • Interpret plans and studies as they relate to development proposals or other related activities.
  • Support area and site-specific planning efforts.
  • Perform planning related research of a specific or general nature.
  • Collect a variety of statistical data and prepare reports and maps on topics such as census information and land use.
  • Write and present formal and technical reports, white papers, and correspondence.
  • Conduct meetings with citizens and other stakeholders in the development of plans. Coordinate community meetings, charrettes, open houses, etc. in support of plan development.
  • Coordinate and follow up with appropriate committees, departments, and agencies.
  • Assists in resolving citizen and customer issues.
  • Must be able to communicate complex information effectively, clearly, accurately, both verbally and in writing to internal and external entities.
  • Must be able to gather and examine data and provide critical reports based on such research.
  • Prior experience in comprehensive or neighborhood planning is desirable.
  • Experience with running meetings and public speaking.
  • Must be able to multi-task and have the ability to coordinate multiple projects and reviews concurrently.

Requirement of Work:

  • Knowledge of the principles and procedures of community development is usually attained through a degree in urban planning, public administration, economics, finance, or a related field from an accredited college/university with no additional experience required. Two (2) years of experience needed with bachelor's in non-related field.
  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Suite, particular Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Ability to present projects effectively in oral, written, and graphic form.
  • Ability to work effectively with elected officials, other departments, business representatives, developers, citizen groups, regional partners, and the public.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to answer general questions about City Government operations.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work closely with other departments.
  • Ability to work effectively with the general public, community organizations, and C-Suite officers.
  • Superior customer services skills.
  • Knowledge of comprehensive, neighborhood, and general long-range planning.
  • Knowledge of working in a City Manager form of Government.
  • Capable of independent thinking, with the ability to solve complex problems and tasks.
  • Ability to organize work, set priorities, meet critical deadlines, and follow up assignments with a minimum of direction.
  • Ability to speak effectively before public groups and respond to questions.
Experience Level
Entry (0-1 year)
AICP Level
None Selected
Community or Neighborhood Development
Salary Range
$51,595- $64,494

Contact Information

Nicholas Hutchison
300 S 5th St
Paducah, KY