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Planner I (Land Development and Design Division-Current Planning)

Job Description:

Nashville/Davidson County is seeking individuals to join the Land Development and Design Division. Music City was ranked No. 5 on the “U.S. Regions To Watch In 2014” list published on, and named one of Travel and Leisure's Best Places to Travel in 2014 and one of The New York Times' 52 Places to Go in 2014. It is an exciting time to be a part of a team that is shaping Nashville’s future.

Assigned to the Land Development & Design Division of the Metropolitan Planning Department, this position will perform and coordinate professional level work relating to the review of building permits. This position could also review zone changes, PUDs, text amendments and subdivision plats. Ability to communicate at a high level with other Metro Departments, development professionals, citizens and engineers is desired. Must have the ability to accurately process, review and critique development applications with an emphasis on good urban design principles. Ability to write clearly and prepare concise and accurate staff reports and presentations is also desired. Other qualifications include: knowledge of basic legal principles of land development and zoning, attention to detail; compliance with time-sensitive deadlines; clear and timely communication with a variety of stakeholders; negotiation skills; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. The position will also fill in at the Planning Department’s front counter for customer service back-up needs.

Education and Certification requirements: Bachelor's Degree in Planning, or related field, from an accredited college or university and two (2) years of related experience or Master's Degree in Planning or related field from an accredited college or university. This position is classified as a Planner I and will be filled as a contract position (non-civil service). Salary $43,986.40.

Qualified applicants only should send letter of interest and resume to:

Carrie Logan
Metro Planning Department
800 Second Avenue South
P.O. Box 196300
Nashville, TN 37219-6300
E-mail to:
(No Phone Calls Please)

The Planning Department does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed or disability in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services, or activities. Discrimination against any person in recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, retention, discipline or any other employment practices because of non-merit factors shall be prohibited. For ADA inquiries, contact Josie Bass, ADA Compliance Coordinator, at (615) 862-7150 or e-mail her at For Title VI inquiries, contact Caroline Blackwell of Human Relations at (615) 880-3370. For all employment-related inquiries, contact Human Resources at (615) 862-6640.