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Planning and Development Careers

Consider a career shaping the built environment of our community.

Some of our positions

  • Planning technician
  • Development planner
  • Comprehensive planner
  • Transportation planner
  • Natural resources planner
  • Assistant planner, associate planner, senior planner
  • Senior project coordinator
  • Economic development specialist 

Skills for the job

  • Desire to learn local land use planning ordinances and state statues governing planning, public hearing and environmental decision-making processes.
  • Urban design concepts and theory, including architectural design.
  • Explain and apply policies, laws, administrative rules and codes.
  • Ability to coordinate, negotiate and resolve conflicting points of view and perform effective public outreach meetings and events.
  • Use computers, applications and software relevant to the field, including GIS and graphic design tools.
  • Ability to compile and analyze data.
  • Work primarily in an office setting while sitting at a computer or assisting customers at a counter. 


Options are available from the high school and GED-diploma level through college degrees, including an associate or bachelor's degree.

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