PRINCIPAL PLANNER / TDO

POSITION OVERVIEW

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FROM: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED

DIVISION:TRANSPORTATION & DRAINAGE OPERATIONS
SECTION: INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING & PRIORITIZATION
REPORTING LOCATION: 611 WALKER, 20TH FL.
Workdays & Hours:MON-FRI, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

*Subject to change

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Consults, or assists in consulting, with community groups, government agencies, stakeholders, and appointed officials in the development and implementation of regulations, plans, projects, or programs. Researches and compiles information on a variety of planning issues from multiple sources in order to formulate recommendations on policies and projects. Prepares maps and other graphical representations of data of varying complexity. Establishes goals, trains, and evaluates employee performance. Supervises personnel in the review or implementation of specific planning programs, regulations, or ordinances. Prepares and presents public presentations.

WORKING CONDITIONS
This position is physically comfortable; the individual has discretion about walking, standing, etc. There are no major sources of discomfort, i.e., essentially normal office environment with acceptable lighting, temperature and air conditions.

This is a Houston Public Works Emergency Management position at the Tier III Level.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Requires advanced knowledge of planning principles, practices, and policies; as well as in-depth knowledge within one or more planning disciplines. Knowledge of this level is typically obtained through years of experience and a Bachelor's degree in Urban Planning, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Geography, Public Policy or an equivalent in-depth specialized training program that is directly related to the type of work being performed.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Eight years of progressively responsible planning experience required, with at least one year in a
supervisory or project manager capacity.

A Master's degree in Urban Planning, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Geography, Public Policy or closely related field may be substituted for two years of experience.

LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
Valid Texas Driver's License and compliance with the City of Houston policy on driving (AP 2-2).

PREFERENCES

Preference will be given to applicants with GIS, transportation, and/or transit planning experience.

Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.

GENERAL INFORMATION

SELECTION/SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED None
However, the department may administer a skill assessment evaluation.

SAFETY IMPACT POSITION Yes
If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.

SALARY INFORMATION
Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.

Pay Grade 26

APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during posting opening and closing dates shown. Applications must be submitted online at: www.houstontx.gov.

To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/default.cfm For application status inquiries please contact 832.393.6027.

Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, with specific instructions, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.

All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information. If you need special services or accommodations, please call TTY 7-1-1.

Must be able to pass a criminal background check, obtain and maintain federally mandated security clearances where required.

EEO Equal Employment Opportunity
The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.


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