Urban Design Planner

Recruitment #17-CI3645-01

Nature of Work

The fundamental reason this classification exists is to promote urban design and conduct design analysis for urban development plans and projects. The Urban Design Planner studies areas of the city identified for urban development, prepares conceptual urban designs, administers or oversees the implementation of urban design projects, interacts with internal and external stakeholders and the public, and performs a variety of related administrative duties.  Assigned projects are performed according to professional standards as well as official policies, ordinances, regulations, and guidelines.  The Urban Design Planner exercises judgment in interpreting and adapting professional standards as well as official policies, ordinances, regulations, and guidelines to urban design issues and problems. The Urban Design Planner will have access to confidential information regarding city projects and potential clients and client projects prior to official release to the media and the public. Personal contacts are made with department staff, other city departments, business persons, developers, citizens, and community groups to provide information to make recommendations on urban design issues. The Urban Design Planner differs from other planner jobs in the city in that the Urban Design Planner, in addition to supporting plan review, is also required to prepare conceptual urban designs in regards to the physical appearance of properties using a variety of specialized software and knowledge of both planning and architectural concepts.  The Urban Design Planner is supervised by the City Development Director.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, planning or a closely related field and two years professional experience in urban design including the creation and rendering of urban design plans and concepts.

Kind of Examination

Applications are being accepted to fill one (1) vacancy and any vacancies that may occur during the life of the register.  The current vacancy is with the City of Montgomery Development Department.  Applicants will be screened and qualified based upon education and experience as shown on the application and attached supplemental questionnaire.  For this reason, applicants are urged to fill in the application form and the supplemental questionnaire completely providing detailed information concerning the kinds of jobs they have held, the dates they held them, where and exactly what their duties were.  If more than five qualified applications are received, the supplemental questionnaire will be used to rank applicants. Tied scores will not be broken (in accordance with Personnel Rules and Regulations, Rule VII, Section 3). If there are five or less qualified applicants, they will be considered equally qualified and placed on the register in alphabetical order.

Complete an online application by visiting Montgomery City-County Personnel's Online Employment Center. Paper applications are no longer accepted. Completed applications will be accepted online until 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. If there is no closing date, the announcement may be closed at any time without prior notice.

Additional Information

BENEFITS: Employees are offered a competitive benefits package which includes health, dental, and life insurance, paid annual and sick leave, paid holidays, and a retirement program.

DRUG TEST: Employment is conditional upon the potential employee passing a preemployment drug test. (The drug test may require the submission of a sample of hair, finger nails, and/or urine that will verify illegal drug use).

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Discrimination against any person in recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, retention, discipline, or any other aspect of personnel administration because of political or religious opinions or affiliations or because of race, national origin, or any other non merit factors is prohibited. Discrimination on the basis of age, sex, or physical disability is prohibited except where specific age, sex, or physical requirements constitute a bona fide occupational qualification necessary to proper and efficient administration.

REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATION: Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is the responsibility of the applicant with a disability to request accommodation which he/she requires in order to participate in the application or examination process. The Personnel Department reserves the right to require documentation of the need for accommodation under the ADA. In order to request accommodation in the application or testing process, contact the Personnel Director at (334) 625-2675.

I9: Prior to your employment, you will be required to provide to your employer documentation of your identity and employment eligibility in order to comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

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