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The Special Projects Division of the Community Development Department currently has a vacancy for a Project Planner to work on the State Street Master Plan and related projects.

The Project Planner will manage aspects of the State Street Master Plan and Interim Operations, work closely with the State Street Master Planner, State Street Advisory Committee, and the City’s Executive Team and may also work on future capital improvement projects associated with the State Street Master Plan.  This position reports to the State Street Master Planner.  The Project Planner should be a creative and strategic thinker with experience in urban design and placemaking, long range planning, and project management.  This is an exciting opportunity for an experience planner interested in community placemaking.  Under minimal supervision, the Project Planner: manages the work associated with the State Street Master Plan; develops policy involving the interpretation of complex laws, rules and regulations; works on interdepartmental and controversial State Street land use issues; regularly interacts with the State Street Advisory Committee, consultants and members of the public; works on major studies, planning documents, and projects for the State Street corridor; researches information, interprets data, and explains regulations and procedures; attends a variety of public hearings, giving presentations, answering questions and providing information; plays a critical role in public engagement; develops proposal requests, selects consultants, develops contractual agreements, and supervises  the work products of professional consultants; and performs related duties as assigned.

The ideal Project Planner should be detail oriented, a strong writer and public speaker, enjoy working in a team environment, be capable of completing tasks with minimal supervision, have experience in graphic design and/or using GIS, and be comfortable working with a variety of staff, boards and commissions, community organizations and individuals.  Individuals with a strong planning, urban design, and/or landscape architecture background are encouraged to apply.

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