URBAN & REGIONAL PLANNER

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Develop comprehensive plans and programs for use of land and physical facilities of jurisdictions, such as towns, cities, counties, and metropolitan areas.

OTHER JOB TITLES

City Planner, Community Development Planner, Community Planner, Development Technician, Housing Development Specialist, Neighborhood Planner, Planning Technician, Regional Planner, Urban Design Consultant, Zoning Technician

JOB TASKS

  • Hold public meetings with government officials, social scientists, lawyers, developers, the public, or special interest groups to formulate, develop, or address issues regarding land use or community plans.

  • Design, promote, or administer government plans or policies affecting land use, zoning, public utilities, community facilities, housing, or transportation.

  • Advise planning officials on project feasibility, cost-effectiveness, regulatory conformance, or possible alternatives.

  • Recommend approval, denial, or conditional approval of proposals.

  • Discuss with planning officials the purpose of land use projects, such as transportation, conservation, residential, commercial, industrial, or community use.

ANNUAL SALARY

  • Workers on average earn – $38.64/hr $80,380 annual.
  • Projected Growth (2019-2029) Much Faster than average (8% or Higher)
  • Projected job openings (2019-2029) 3700

REQUIRED EDUCATION

Master’s Degree

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