At Orange County Government, we are proud to serve the public with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. We develop innovative policies and services that impact Central Florida and shape the future of our community. We have been consistently recognized as a “Top 100 Family Friendly” Organization, by facilitating a healthy work-life balance. Orange County Government is seeking a highly motivated, creative, and talented individual that will serve as a Planner II or III in the Community Planning & Placemaking Section of the Planning Division. The Division is responsible for reviewing new development proposals, developing countywide growth management policies and regulations, and providing professional and technical expertise to advise the Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC) in the administration of land use legislation. More specifically, the Community Planning & Placemaking Section manages special urban design projects and coordinates various design elements of the Division, including the development of spatial analyses, 3D models, renderings and graphic production. Ideal candidates for this position should possess strong communication and organization skills; and be capable of seeking solutions to complex problems while effectively building consensus.
- Assist the Planner III with work products related to major work elements of the section and manages the comprehensive plan amendment cycle.
- Conducts research and analysis to gather data, prepare reports, and general meeting preparation and necessary public contact. Studies and learns new planning trends and legislation related to the respective section’s work programs.
- Provides input to assist the Chief Planner in developing and compiling information for the development of the respective section’s work programs. Manages works programs as assigned.
- Assists Planner III in implementing procedures and techniques for gathering necessary planning data and program implementation.
- Coordinates and manages the report processing and ensures that research, reports and analysis documents are conducted and completed according to established standards in the section.
- Provides input to assists the Chief Planner in establishing standards for research and report processing and establishing methods for information dissemination to the public.
- Coordinates with internal and external agencies. Attends public meetings with special interest groups, homeowner associations, developers and the general public to reconcile differences related to proposed development.
- Assists the general public with planning-related questions and provides superior customer service.
- Plans, coordinates and directs the work of other professional planners, technical and support staff assigned to carry out major work elements within a section of the Division.
- Assists the Chief Planner in directing the section work program tasks including the gathering and preparation of reports, general meeting preparation and necessary public contact.
- Implements procedures and techniques for gathering necessary planning data to support the Section’s work program.
- Prepares special planning studies, ordinance revisions, and carries out special projects as needed.
- Attends and conducts meetings with various professional and community groups.
- Leads cross-sectional work teams and supervises technical and support personnel.
- Performs project management responsibilities independently.
- Ensures contract compliance and coordinates work of outside consultants.
- Prepares scopes of work for outside consultants.
- Performs related duties as required
Master’s degree in Urban Planning or closely related field and two (2) years of experience in Urban Planning or graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning or a closely related field and four (4) years of experience in Urban Planning. This position requires strong writing, analytical, presentation and meeting facilitation skills. Required equipment and computer software skills include Windows-based computer software, Microsoft Office Suite, Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping, printers, and large format plotters.
Master’s Degree in Urban Planning or closely related field of study and four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in urban planning; or, a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning or a closely related field of study and six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in urban planning; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Starting Salary $48,630 - $63,253 annually based on qualifications.
Starting Salary $54,434 - $70,138 annually based on qualifications.
This is a mid-level professional planning position, which provides highly technical research assistance to other planners and the Chief Planner of the section. Under limited supervision, the position conducts research, analysis and report generation, and coordinates and manages the work program elements of the respective section. This position prepares and compiles information for formal planning presentations to various planning boards and groups. May periodically serve as “Planner of the Day”, while ensuring the highest level of Customer Service.
This is a responsible supervisory or highly specialized professional planning position directing major work elements and assisting the Section Chief in administering the work program of a section of the Orange County Planning Division. Tasks assigned to this position require exercising independent, professional judgment based upon prior experience and using the best available data for determining appropriate strategies in the development and presentation of data, reports and recommendations. This position also coordinates the accomplishment of specialized planning and performs on-going planning responsibilities with limited supervision. May periodically serve as “Planner of the Day” while ensuring the highest level of Customer Service.
Starting Salary $48,630 - $63,253 annually based on qualifications.
Starting Salary $54,434 - $70,138 annually based on qualifications
If you are claiming Veterans' Preference, you are responsible for providing the required eligibility documentation by the close date of the posting. Please submit a cover letter and copies of documents, not originals, to Orange County Human Resources Division, PO Box 1393, Orlando, FL 32801-1393 or fax to (407) 836-0098 (only Veterans' Preference documentation will be accepted by fax). Your cover letter should include the position posting number you are applying for, the title of the position and the last 4 digits of your social security number.
If your education was obtained in the United States, the County recognizes degrees or diplomas which are accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). If you have obtained education from a country other than the United States, your degree or diploma must be evaluated to determine the United States equivalency by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Service (NACES) or the Association of International Credentials Evaluations (AICE) at your expense.