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Planner I

City of Gainesville

Gainesville, FL United States

$22.83 - $33.66 Hourly
$47,476.00 - $70,014.00 Annually

ISSUE DATE: 12/02/18 FINAL FILING DATE: 12/16/18.

Inviting applications for the role of: Planner I
($47,476 – $58,745 Annually)

Starting salary will job offer will typically not exceed the midpoint of the pay range.

The newly formed Department of Doing at the City of Gainesville is seeking: dynamic, innovative and forward-thinking professionals who will embrace the organization's citizen-centered vision to provide services to our community. The community, its elected leaders, and executive leadership team have embraced this vision: The purpose of our city is the people of our city.

We are looking for a professional that understands how transformative customer service can be for a city and our citizens. Are you someone who is: optimistic, creative, energetic, takes ownership, collaborates, and looks to make others successful? Are professional growth opportunities important to you?

As a Planner l, you'll be part of a team moving Gainesville toward becoming The New American City. We use design thinking processes to examine what we do and how we do it. As a Planner I with Gainesville you will have opportunities that most local governments or planning firms would not offer to you. Yes, you will work with professional planners on the usual (development review, comprehensive planning and annexation) but you'll also be able to work with professionals in our new Smart City Lab with the University of Florida. Right now we are working with researchers from the University of Florida to create routes for autonomous vehicles, encourage entrepreneurship in economically challenged neighborhoods, addressing public engagement in the 21st century, sustainability policies, and art in public places.

Have a passion, we want to make sure you have the time to work on projects and policies that energize you. Important aspects of your work includes: programs, projects, planning functions and technical planning responsibilities of the Planning Division in the Department of Doing. You'll work closely with Building, Housing and Mobility staff. We don't have a name like anyone else because we aren't like anyone else. See why we've been featured in Atlantic and Fast Co. magazines.

Come be a part of our dynamic, creative and innovative team.

Minimum Qualification

Master's degree in Urban Design or City Planning from a program accredited by the American Planning Association;


A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in architecture, civil engineering, geography, landscape architecture, mathematics, planning, social sciences, urban design, urban studies or a related field; and two (2) years of experience in urban design or land use planning.

Note: Possession of an American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification; American Institute of Architects (AIA) certification; or a Registered Landscape Architect (RLA) may be substituted for one (1) year of urban design or land use planning work experience.

** Please see online job ad for more details**


Experience Level
Mid I (1-4 years)
AICP Level
Planning and Land Use Law
Salary Range
$47,476.00-$70,014.00 Annually