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Job Status :   Full Time, Employee
Company :   City of Granbury, Texas
Posting Date :   March 20
Closing Date :   OPEN
Relevant Experience :   2 Year(s)
Number of Positions :   1
Location :   Granbury, Texas
Category :   GIS
Urban Planning


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City of Granbury, Texas


Reviews development and land use proposals including plats, site plans, variance applications, zoning & specific use permit requests, historic preservation reports, drilling permits, annexation requests, floodplain development permits, etc.; examines applications for compliance with established plans, ordinances and applicable local, State and/or Federal regulations; solicits input from appropriate staff, schedules hearings and actions, monitors applications through the approval process and enforces compliance with regulations; prepares reports and urban planning related data as required. Prepares and maintains Geographical Information System (GIS) databases and related maps. Prepares draft resolutions, ordinances and other related documents as required. Prepares and writes grant and award applications and assists in the administration of various grant and award programs.

Other duties include: researching special issues and developing proposals, demographic reports, FAQ sheets, as well as assisting the Director of Community Development in the processing of zoning requests, subdivision plats, site plans, historic commission reports, and all other development related matters.

This position operates with considerable independence, and is expected to exercise exceedingly high levels of good judgment, tact, and diplomacy. Additionally, a high level of computer literacy is required.

The Planner position plays a key role in the Community Development Department. The individual selected will be involved in all aspects of planning including current and long-range planning, transportation planning, historic preservation, and GIS development. The Planner will be the Department’s initial point of contact with the development community and is responsible for establishing a positive tone in the administration of the City’s development, historic and subdivision review processes.

City of Granbury employment application required and can be found at

Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:
•Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, geography or related field from an accredited college or university;
•A master’s degree in urban planning from an accredited college or university is highly preferred.
•Additionally, at least two (2) years of progressive experience in both current and long-range municipal planning is required.
• Specialized knowledge or experience in at least one other discipline i.e., urban design, architecture, GIS, or historic preservation is highly desired.
•American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification with considerable experience in the administration of current and comprehensive urban planning activities and historic preservation proposals will be given preference.

Additionally, the employee must:
1. Possess a valid, Texas drivers license;
2. Have the ability to communicate (read, write & speak) effectively in the English language;
3. Have the ability to work with minimal direction and supervision;
4. Have the ability to understand and interpret complex Federal, State and local rules and regulations;
5. Have the ability to associate effectively and efficiently with supervisors, co-workers and the general public;
6. Have the ability to comprehend and apply information derived from maps, tables and development related plans.
7. Be courteous and professional when dealing with the public, and be able to handle upset and irate citizens;
8. Be flexible to work scheduled evening/late night meetings;
9. Must be able to work in a fast paced environment and be detail oriented;
10. Must be able to complete projects in a timely manner with minimal edits;
11. Must have exceptional customer service skills, and excellent written and oral communication skills;
12. Be able to successfully complete a six (6) month probationary period.

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