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Planner 2/Sr. Planner

Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning Agency

Chattanooga, TN United States

Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning Agency: Community Planning & Design Division

The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning Agency (RPA) is seeking to fill a Senior Planner position in the Community Planning & Design Division.


Chattanooga continues to receive international attention for its successes in downtown and riverfront revitalization. Since 2011, Chattanooga and Hamilton County have attracted 9,086 new jobs and more than $1 billion in capital investment, including expansions to Volkswagen's automotive assembly facility and an Amazon Fulfillment Center. Six years ago, our Electric Power Board (EPB) began offering the fastest internet in the country. Recently, EPB rolled out 10 gigabit internet service, available for every home and business in Chattanooga.

Chattanooga offers a low cost of living in exchange for a high quality of life. Named Outside Magazine's Best Town Ever in 2015 and 2011, Chattanooga boasts a range of outdoor offerings.


Community Planning & Design (CPD) is a division of the RPA that focuses on urban design, sustainability, and area planning. Our division's work program for the next few years will be focused on developing 12 Area Plans that cover all of Hamilton County. We will also be developing more detailed Station Area Plans / TODs in some of those areas.

In 2016, Chattanooga adopted a mandatory Form-Based Code for the entire downtown area. The CPD managed that initiative. We also recently completed a Public Spaces project with schematic designs for 4 projects, including a park, a Riverwalk trail, and streetscape improvements.


Successful candidates for this position should have strong experience in physical land use planning. We are looking for someone who also has experience in GIS to complement our team. A background in urban design, architecture, or landscape architecture, is also preferred, but not required.


Experience Level
Mid I (1-4 years)
AICP Level
Land Use Planning
Salary Range
$42,279.00 - $54,410.00 Annually