City Planning Manager

City Of Fort Worth, TX Fort Worth , TX 76102

Posted 2 weeks ago

The City of Fort Worth is looking for City Planning Manager to work within our Planning and Development Department. This position leads the 11-member Land Use and Zoning Section within the Planning Division. The section updates Fort Worth's Future Land Use map and policies; staffs the Zoning Commission; reviews zoning proposals and development projects for consistency with the Comprehensive Plan and for compliance with the Zoning Ordinance; conducts research and prepares reports on land use and zoning recommendations; and coordinates community participation processes for land use policies and City-initiated zoning changes. The Zoning Plans Exam team within the section reviews building permits, sign permits, and urban forestry permits for compliance with the Zoning Ordinance. The section has recently created a Conditional Use Permit tool and updates the Zoning Ordinance regularly.

Position is responsible for developing section work program and assigning work activities, reviewing and evaluating staff work, preparing clear and concise reports, making presentations to various committees and community groups, and maintaining effective working relationships with internal customers (other sections, departments, and City officials) and external customers (property owners and developers, business and neighborhood groups, and the general public). Consults with affected stakeholders and prepares recommendations on policy and ordinance issues in accordance with best practices.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master's Degree in Urban Planning from an accredited university in Planning, Architecture, Urban Planning or Design, Public Administration, Urban Geography or a related field

  • Five (5) years of experience in a local planning agency.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two (2) years of supervisory or team lead experience.

  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills.

  • Basic ArcGIS skills.

  • Position requires extensive public contact and exemplary customer service.

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.

Environmental Conditions: Office environment; exposure to computer screens; travel to various planning sites within the city limits and surrounding areas required.

Physical Conditions: Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for standing and sitting for extended periods of time; general manual dexterity; adequate hearing, speech, and eyesight required; must be able to operate assigned equipment/vehicle.


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