Planner I

Recruitment #24-CI3630-01

Salary Information

Compensation plans are based on a multi-step progression system. The pay range reflects the entry level and maximum salary potential in the assigned pay grade.

**A starting salary may be negotiated and will be commensurate with education, training and experience in alignment with pay administration policies and MCCP Board Rules & Regulations**

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 in urban/city and regional planning, community planning, geography, real estate development, architecture, landscape architecture, environmental planning, public affairs/administration, or related field.

NOTE: Qualifying education, training and experience that provide the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job will be considered.

Kind of Examination

Applications are being accepted to fill two (2) vacancies and any vacancies that may occur during the life of the register.  The current vacancy is with the City of Montgomery Community Development Department.  Applicants will be screened and qualified based upon education and experience as shown on the application and supplemental questionnaire.  For this reason, applicants are urged to fill in the application form and the supplemental questionnaire 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 more than six qualified applications are received, the supplemental questionnaire will be used to rank applicants. Tied scores will not be broken. If there are five or less qualified applicants, they will be considered equally qualified and placed on the register in alphabetical order.

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 11:59 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 may be conditional upon the potential employee passing a pre-employment 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).

BACKGROUND CHECK: Employment may be conditional upon the potential employee passing a background check. (Candidates will be asked to provide consent prior to the administration of background checks.)

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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