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Senior Planner - City of Heath, TX (ID: 341987)

Title Senior Planner
Type Planning,Zoning and Development Services
Date Posted 2019-10-14
City / Organization City of Heath, TX
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Under the general supervision of the Assistant City Manager/Director of Community Development, the Senior Planner will coordinate the planning efforts for the Development Services Department and provide excellent customer service to a wide range of customers including residents, developers, architects, engineers, and other City staff. Will perform a professional review of zoning and development applications and technical city planning work and provide administrative, technical, and logistical support for the City and specifically the Community Development Department in current and long-range planning; interprets and enforces City codes and ordinances; and will implement and maintain the city’s GIS mapping system. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Must process a strong customer service orientation. The chosen candidate will be meeting with developers, architects, engineers, realtors, and citizens before, during and after the development review process to ensure compliance with all applicable ordinances and policies.
  • Administer and enforce zoning, subdivision and planning regulations and ordinances.
  • Coordinate with City departments and divisions to complete technical review, analysis, and approval of private and public development applications.
  • Analyze development applications and prepare professional reports regarding zoning, platting and site plan applications for presentation to the Planning & Zoning Commission and City Council.
  • Coordinates and prepares informational materials and placement of development plans and zoning exhibits on an agenda for the Planning & Zoning Commission and City Council.
  • Reviews, coordinates, and releases pending projects with departments related to results of Board of Adjustment, Planning & Zoning Commission and City Council meetings, and coordinate preparation of development agreements.
  • Maintain compliance with all local, state or federal requirements for planning and zoning codes, ordinance amendments, and other applicable projects.
  • Conducts public hearings and receives statements and recommendations related to proposed changes and implementation of various ordinances.
  • Assist in maintaining and updating information on the department’s web site and develop and maintain a database of information related to ordinances and codes.
  • Responsible for the coordination and maintenance of corresponding maps and records. Prepare research and data reports pertaining to property information, subdivision activity, zoning activity, permit activity, and similar reports utilizing the city’s GIS, “Incode” and “MyGov” software. 
  • Conduct research and prepare map-work and exhibits for case reports and public presentations, and create and maintain development activity reports.
  • Attend evening meetings of the City Council, Planning & Zoning Commission and other boards and committees as needed. Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work hours is essential.
  • Coordinate the production and delivery of staff comments submitted by the Development Review Committee to case applicants, and prepare draft resolutions and ordinances related to planning issues for legal review. 
  • Perform such other duties as may be specified by the Assistant City Manager/ Director of Community Development and City Manager.

Education and Experience:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture, Public Administration or related field and three (3) years of planning, zoning, and development experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Preferred experience in a municipal government planning department or any equivalent combination of experience.

Compensation: Exact compensation will depend on the qualifications of the selected candidate. Salary range is between $65,138 to $88,128 per year plus benefits, which include health, dental and vision insurance, and participation in the TMRS retirement system.

Deadline: End of business day of February 7, 2020. The City of Heath is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For additional information, or to download an application, visit

Forward completed application and resume to:

Human Resources

200 Laurence Drive

Heath, TX 75032

Fax 972-961-4935



Job Post Expiration Date   February 7, 2020

    All jobs posted are considered open until filled and may close at anytime except as stated in the Job Description. .