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Regional Planner

Description

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We are looking for a dedicated and experienced Regional Planner to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing comprehensive plans and programs for use of land and physical facilities of jurisdictions, such as towns, cities, counties, and metropolitan areas. You will be tasked with conducting field investigations, economic and population growth studies, and confer with interested parties to formulate plans. You will also be responsible for recommending approval, denial or conditional approval of proposals. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of urban planning principles and methods, as well as excellent analytical and project management skills.

Responsibilities

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  • Develop comprehensive plans and programs for use of land and physical facilities.
  • Conduct field investigations, economic and population growth studies.
  • Confer with interested parties to formulate plans.
  • Recommend approval, denial or conditional approval of proposals.
  • Prepare and present reports on land use data and trends.
  • Advise planning officials on project feasibility, cost-effectiveness, regulatory conformance, and possible alternatives.

Requirements

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  • Bachelor's degree in Urban Planning, Geography, Public Administration, or related field.
  • Proven experience as a Regional Planner.
  • Strong understanding of urban planning principles and methods.
  • Excellent analytical and project management skills.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work with a team and independently.

Potential interview questions

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  • Can you describe a project where you successfully used urban planning principles?
  • What methods do you use to conduct field investigations?
  • How do you handle disagreements with interested parties during the planning process?
  • Can you describe a time when you had to recommend denial of a proposal and why?