Job Posting

Senior City Planner

Company / Agency

City of Denver - Community Planning and Development

Position Closes

Mon, May 21st 2018

Experience Level

Mid 2 (4-8 Years)



Salary Range

$67,740.00 - $108,384.00 annually

Job Description

Community Planning and Development is seeking a highly motivated, creative and accomplished individual with urban design, city planning, and project management or related professional experience to join our Planning Services team. This position offers the opportunity to participate with interdisciplinary teams on a variety of exciting and complex land use, urban design, transportation and infrastructure initiatives including citywide, neighborhood, and corridor long-range planning and plan implementation. As a key part of the planning team, the Senior City Planner will develop and contribute to City projects, plans, policies and practices with a long-range, comprehensive perspective as well as from an area or site-specific perspective.

Some of the day to day duties include: 

  • Leads regulatory projects to implement planning and urban design goals, including writing amendments to the Denver Zoning Code and drafting and reviewing design standards and guidelines.
  • Leads and participates on interdisciplinary teams that prepare citywide plans, small area plans.
  • Coordinates complex planning, regulatory and/or urban design projects which may include multi-agency/multi-jurisdictional efforts and may include overseeing the work of consultants and staff. This entails developing scopes of work, timelines, and budgets.
  • Provides input on infrastructure design projects and fostering partnerships with other implementing agencies and organizations.
  • Pro-actively engages the public in planning including through facilitating meetings, making effective presentations, and bringing together interested stakeholders to discuss proposed planning initiatives, assess obstacles, evaluate opposing views and interests, and determine areas of support. 


Our ideal candidate has:

  • Three years of professional urban design planning experience including coordinating complex planning/development projects in city or regional planning and applying policy with demonstrated experience in land use, transportation, and community planning.
  • Experience writing and applying regulatory tools including zoning and design standards and guidelines.
  • Experience working effectively with and managing multidisciplinary teams is essential.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills are required.
  • Adobe Creative Suite, SketchUp, GIS and data analysis (demographics, market/economic trends) skills are desired.
  • AICP desired but not required.

We realize that your time is valuable, so please only apply if you possess at least the following:

Education Requirement:
Master's Degree in City or Regional Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Historic Preservation, Engineering, or a directly related degree.
Experience Requirement:
Three years of professional experience in city or regional planning.  (Some positions may require experience in a specific planning area.)
Education/Experience Equivalency:
A combination of appropriate education and experience may be substituted for the minimum education and experience requirements.

Licensure and/or Certification:
Possession of a valid driver's license at the time of application.


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