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Planner I

Recruitment #18-CI3630-01

Nature of Work

The Planner I researches, analyzes and interprets technical data related to land use, social, economic, and population trends in the field of city planning. The Planner I is an entry-level, professional planner classification. Assignments may be made in the broad areas of land use, transportation, economic development, housing, community revitalization, public facilities, environmental management, and master planning for the Downtown/Riverfront area, as well as, other specific areas and planning studies. Major responsibilities include assisting higher level professional planners in reviewing development plans, conducting studies, managing projects, and preparing plans and strategies, interfacing with the public and performing a variety of administrative tasks. Planner Is work in the Development Department under the direct supervision of higher level professional planners. Planner Is typically receive specific assignments and assisting in determining data requirements, developing a work program, performing research and analysis, and preparing visual presentations and/or a final report. Work programs and objectives are developed with the aid and approval set forth by the supervisor; however, Planner Is must exercise initiative and judgment in carrying out these programs and in applying knowledge of standard terminology, techniques, and practices of modern urban planning. The Planner I position is distinguished from the Planner II classification by the latter’s responsibility for handling more complex planning and project assignments requiring a fully proficient planner’s expertise.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college in urban/city and regional planning, community planning, geography, real estate development, architecture, landscape architecture, environmental planning, public affairs/administration, or similar.

Kind of Examination

Applications are being accepted to fill one (1) vacancy and any vacancies that may occur during the life of the register.  The current vacancy is with Montgomery City Development.  Applicants will be screened and qualified based on the education and experience on their online applications. Applicants are urged to fill in the online application completely providing detailed information concerning the kinds of jobs they have held, the dates they held them, where and exactly what their duties were. If the number of qualified applicants exceeds the appropriate number of eligible applicants for immediate referral, the supplemental questionnaire will be scored and used to rank the qualified applicants on the eligible register. Tied scores will not be broken. If the number of qualified applicants is equal to or less than the appropriate number for referral, qualified candidates will be certified as equally qualified.

Complete an online application by visiting Montgomery City-County Personnel's Online Employment Center. Paper applications are no longer accepted. Completed applications will be accepted online until 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. If there is no closing date, the announcement may be closed at any time without prior notice.

Additional Information

BENEFITS: Employees are offered a competitive benefits package which includes health, dental, and life insurance, paid annual and sick leave, paid holidays, and a retirement program.

DRUG TEST: Employment is conditional upon the potential employee passing a preemployment drug test. (The drug test may require the submission of a sample of hair, finger nails, and/or urine that will verify illegal drug use).

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Discrimination against any person in recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, retention, discipline, or any other aspect of personnel administration because of political or religious opinions or affiliations or because of race, national origin, or any other non merit factors is prohibited. Discrimination on the basis of age, sex, or physical disability is prohibited except where specific age, sex, or physical requirements constitute a bona fide occupational qualification necessary to proper and efficient administration.

REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATION: Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is the responsibility of the applicant with a disability to request accommodation which he/she requires in order to participate in the application or examination process. The Personnel Department reserves the right to require documentation of the need for accommodation under the ADA. In order to request accommodation in the application or testing process, contact the Personnel Director at (334) 625-2675.

I9: Prior to your employment, you will be required to provide to your employer documentation of your identity and employment eligibility in order to comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

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