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Planning Manager

City of Denison

Denison, TX United States

Planning Manager description image
Planning Manager description image
Planning Manager description image
Planning Manager description image
Planning Manager description image
Planning Manager description image

Under the supervision of the Community & Development Services Director, the Planning Manager provides supervision and direction to assigned staff, oversees the department's development review and long-range planning activities, including zoning and subdivision administration and implementation of the Comprehensive plan. The Planning Manager will embody Denison's core values of Service, Teamwork, Accountability, Commitment, and Integrity.

Examples of Duties

  • Oversees the general administration of the City of Denison Comprehensive Plan, Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Ordinance and other planning and development related policies
  • Develop department goals and ensure implementation, prepares, implements, and maintains department budget
  • Promotes a workplace culture based on professionalism, collaboration, respect and accountability. Ensures Community & Development Services Director is kept informed of conditions and issues significant to the department's success
  • Provides professional planning services and reviews technical documents for compliance with City standards; produces reports, presentations and recommendations on planning issues
  • Reviews and evaluates development proposals, designs, applications for zoning changes, plats, subdivisions, variance requests, technical documents and special permits for compliance with City standards and regulatory requirements
  • Answers inquiries and assists the public and other agencies in matters relating to planning, zoning and permit review, and other City standards and regulations; provides information and recommendations within scope of authority
  • Manages special research projects on planning issues, ordinance revisions, zoning violations, and other planning projects, and provides data and analysis on land use and planning issues as requested
  • Assists in the preparation of long-range plans for the community, including updates to the Comprehensive Plan, neighborhood plans, corridor plans, and other small area and strategic plans
  • Prepares staff reports and develops recommendations, summarizes issues for presentation to the Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Adjustment, and Historic Preservation Board
  • Attends and facilitates public meetings and workshops, many of which occur in the evening
  • Ensures public hearings and other legal requirements for Planning and Zoning Commission, Zoning Board of Adjustments and Appeals and Historic Preservation Board are satisfied and provides staff support to the Boards
  • Presents decisions of Planning and Zoning Commission to City Council
  • Oversees floodplain ordinances and applies to subject properties
  • Relays and coordinates with GIS personnel in updating and making specific maps
  • Acts as the Historic Preservation Officer for the City in relation to exterior remodeling and new construction in the Historic District
  • Prepares and submits annexation requests and schedules to City Council

Typical Qualifications

  • Must have Bachelor of Science Degree in urban planning, public administration, architecture or related field. A Master's degree is preferred.
  • Minimum of three to five years of progressively responsible experience in urban planning and comprehensive planning.
  • AICP Certification preferred.
  • Valid driver license
  • Must have driving record sufficient for coverage by City's liability carrier



Supplemental Information

  • City organization, operations, policies and procedures.
  • Principles of land use planning.
  • Federal, State and local laws, rules and regulations governing community planning.
  • City land use and development regulations, zoning codes, planning concepts and principles.
  • Methods, practices, techniques, and GIS computer software used in urban planning and mapping.
  • Business computers utilizing standard software applications and specialized GIS software. applications.
  • Record keeping and file maintenance principles and procedures
Experience Level
Mid II (4-8 years)
AICP Level
Land Use and Development Regulation and Zoning
Salary Range
$70,000 - $80,000