City of Tampa

Urban Planning Coordinator (#000625) N39

$42.62-$63.92 Hourly / $7,387.47-$11,079.47 Monthly / $88,649.60-$132,953.60 Yearly


This is responsible professional work involving urban planning and grants support, administration and management.

Nature Of Work

The employee in this class is responsible for the development and maintenance of the City’s Comprehensive Plan, oversees development of the City’s Strategic Plan, provides grants support and project management and evaluation services to support city departments, and directs special purpose planning projects. Work is of unusual difficulty and requires the exercise of extensive initiative and independent judgment in planning activities that impact the municipal resource allocation process through operating and capital improvement budgets and the solicitation and administration of grants. Work is performed under administrative direction and reviewed through conferences, reports submitted, and results achieved. Appointed position; employee serves at the pleasure of the Mayor.

Examples of Duties

Is responsible for preparation and maintenance of the City’s Comprehensive Plan, including monitoring of plan elements and periodic evaluation and appraisal of the plan with subsequent major updates and amendments.

Is responsible for the preparation and maintenance of the City’s Strategic Plan, identifying priorities and applying quantitative and qualitative assessments of strategies; develops and coordinates the implementation of strategic initiatives, including program development, evaluation, coordination, fiscal analysis, and monitoring.

On a project basis, oversees and coordinates staff in: completing special technical and planning projects, such as small area planning studies, commercial district plans, and redevelopment plans; and development of conceptual designs and character sketches for various projects.

Coordinates and reviews: development and implementation of research and data collection methodologies to provide municipal conditions and needs analysis; development of short-range and long-range plans in conjunction with municipal officials; plan review of zoning petitions and site plans.

Participates in planning, directing, and overseeing the activities of departmental staff in: searching for, identifying and analyzing grant opportunities; providing technical assistance to departments in preparing grant proposals and coordinating the grants process through application, state and federal review, implementation and audit stages; maintaining a tracking status of all city grant activities.

Serves as liaison with other governmental officials and agencies to coordinate planning efforts and to develop and maintain funding sources; prepares reports and correspondence.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Comprehensive knowledge of: principles and practices of urban planning; management systems. Extensive knowledge of: federal, state and municipal legislation impacting municipal planning efforts; methods of collection and analysis of planning data and research design and methodology; modern developments, current literature and sources of information relating to professional planning, grants acquisition and administration, and project management.

Considerable knowledge of: statistics, economics and sociology as related to municipal planning; modern management practices and procedures.

 Ability to: plan, assign, oversee, and coordinate the work of professional, para-professional, and clerical employees in a manner that promotes full performance; write and speak clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and prepare and present technical reports; conduct analytical research and studies and draw sound conclusions; establish and maintain effective working relationships with city officials, directors, managers and employees, officials of other governmental organizations, representatives of public and private organizations, and the general public; interpret grant requirements and write effective grant proposals.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master’s degree in planning, public administration, or a related field and five (5) years of experience in urban program or project planning or a related field, including one (1) year in supervisory or project manager experience; or bachelor’s degree in planning, public administration, or a related field and seven (7) years of experience in urban program or project planning or a related field, including one (1) year in supervisory or project manager experience.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a valid drivers license may be required.


During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.

CLASS: 000625; EST: 8/12/2013;