Assistant Planner

Job Title: Assistant Planner

Job Type: Full Time

Location: Des Moines, IA

Under general supervision, to perform professional planning work on projects of average difficulty? to assist on more complex projects.

Graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in planning, architecture, landscape architecture, sociology or related field, or any equivalent combination in which one year of related experience may be substituted for one year of desired education, but in no case may experience be substituted for more than two years of education.

Special Notes:
Submittal of applicable college transcripts is required by the application deadline as verification of coursework completion and/or degree. Failure to
submit applicable college transcripts may result in application disqualification.

Candidates must pass a postemployment
offer physical examination and drug screening.
Possession of a valid Iowa driver’s license or evidence of equivalent mobility.

Conducts office and field research and investigations on demographic, social and physical developments, land use and other community development projects.

Calculates basic statistics and development trends and projects.

Compiles and analyzes data, makes recommendations, and prepares reports on findings.

Prepares charts, tables, maps and other graphic materials to illustrate findings and recommendations, and presents studies, reports and findings.

Reviews site and other physical development plans.

Gives technical assistance to other City staff members and the public.

Explains planning concepts, zoning regulations, comprehensive plans and other projects and developmental policies to other staff members, departments, citizen groups and the general public.

Assists in the analysis, recommendation and report preparation process on more difficult studies.

Performs related work as required.


The link to find the Job Posting is here:  Applications will be accepted until December 12.

An education and experience review will be completed on all qualified applicants. Applicants deemed most qualified based on qualifications may be scheduled for an oral examination. Qualified applicants who need a reasonable accommodation must inform this office at (515) 2834213 or TTY at Iowa Relay at 711 or 18007352942
prior to deadline.

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