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Hillsborough County Government

Senior Planner (#SRPLNRPCMR) PCMR
$25.89-$44.79 Hourly / $4,487.60-$7,763.60 Monthly / $53,851.20-$93,163.20 Yearly


Performs duties as a project leader, researching and analyzing information to write reports supporting the development, evaluation, monitoring and implementation of comprehensive studies, plans, programs, and land development regulations.


A Master's degree in Urban or Community Planning; and
Two or more years of experience as a community planner.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-specific competencies noted below.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.


  • Considerable knowledge of comprehensive planning principles and practices.
  • Considerable knowledge of data collection methods and statistical analysis techniques.
  • Considerable knowledge of laws and regulations governing comprehensive planning.
  • Skill in the application of supervisory techniques.
  • Skill in making presentations to groups.
  • Ability to proof own work and the work of others.
  • Ability to prioritize work.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to collect, organize and evaluate data and to develop logical conclusions, reports and presentations.
  • Ability to use appropriate computer applications.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below.

Functions as a project or team leader in the accomplishment of the following duties:

  • Collects, summarizes, analyzes, and presents facts and trends for use in evaluating land development proposals and community growth and development plans, studies and reports.
  • Conducts studies to be used in plans and reports relating to land use, economic bases, transportation systems, utility systems, community facilities, population, housing, and neighborhood plans and programs.
  • Writes drafts of zoning, subdivision, and other land development regulations.
  • Writes future land use, transportation, community facility plans, and other elements of a comprehensive plan.
  • Summarizes, analyzes, and presents data for use in the development of capital improvement plans and programs.
  • Supervises the activities of others in preparing plans, studies and reports.
  • Represents the organization at interdepartmental and intergovernmental meetings.
  • Makes public presentations on plans, studies and reports.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

This classification description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as an all inclusive list of the duties associated with a particular position. Management may require incumbents to perform job duties other than those contained in this document at any time.