Urban Design Planner II
City of Lincoln/Lancaster County
Lincoln, NE United States
The Lincoln-Lancaster County Planning Department promotes and facilitates the efficient, high-quality development of the City of Lincoln and Lancaster County resulting from meaningful interaction with our customers and the community. The Urban Design Planner position will provide complex professional urban design and planning work and is part of the Lincoln-Lancaster County Planning Department's Long Range Planning Division. More information on the Planning Department can be found here: https://www.lincoln.ne.gov/City/Departments/Planning-Department
The Planning Department is seeking an individual to provide professional planning and urban design services on difficult, complex, and major urban design projects such as special planning studies, subarea plans, revisions to regulations or design standards, and other projects as assigned. They will also provide professional staff assistance to one of the design review boards and will provide staff support for projects involving difficult and complex urban design for development and redevelopment activities. This position is located within the Long Range Planning Division and works on both long and short-range projects.
Considerable independent judgment is required in interpreting and adapting professional standards and principles as well as official policies, ordinances, regulations, and guidelines to routine and unusual urban design and planning issues.
General supervision, review of work items, and establishment of goals is completed in consultation with the Long-Range Planning Manager and Planning Director.
Strong design skills, ability to communicate project concepts to a wide audience, and effective interpersonal abilities are paramount.
Planning and/or design experience and completion of graduate studies with a Master's Degree in city, community, regional, urban planning, or related field, and certification from the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and/or American Institute of Architects (AIA) is desired.
Lincoln is a growing City of over 292,000 and has enjoyed a steady annual population growth rate for the past 30 years. The City consistently earns top national rankings for its quality of life and its economy. This State Capital and college town offers the excitement of a big city with the convenience and friendliness of small-town living. Residents are proud of the city’s award-winning trail network, excellent educational system, low crime rate, high-tech infrastructure, and great climate for job seekers and entrepreneurs. Lincoln consistently earns top national rankings and has been named the "happiest City in America".
The City of Lincoln offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, group life, Employee Assistance Program, and employer matched retirement plan. The City offers a Remote Work option after completion of six months of work, at the discretion of department directors and direct supervisors.