Senior City Planner | City of Minneapolis
In Minneapolis, we've set the bar high. We have an award-winning parks system, clean and healthy urban lakes and Mississippi River, and we are making progress toward our goals for a zero-carbon energy future. These many accomplishments contribute to our much-praised quality-of-life setting and help answer the question "Why Minneapolis?" for hundreds of thousands of people. Part of the reason we can meet such high standards is because we are constantly planning for the future. CPED's Long Range Planning Division is a team of bright, creative, dedicated professionals pulling together in a collaborative, thoughtful work environment to advance the City's goals, to raise and expand public discourse, and to forge a brighter urban future – all of it with the public interest front and center. We're in the process of putting together the next long-range citywide comprehensive plan: Minneapolis2040 (right click to open link in new tab). In Minneapolis, the decades of central city population decline have passed into the history books and our urban population is growing again – projections show an expected growth of 15% in the next 20 years. We want to outdo our projections and grow by 20% through a more efficient use of land, denser development patterns, expanded pedestrian, bicycle, and transit facilities, and by catalyzing a more vibrant, equitable economy – one that closes the gap on existing education and employment disparities. And we need your help to plan this future. We need talented, enthusiastic people with solid education and experience to join our team, pitch in, work with our communities, and to help them share their experience and point of view. We're open to folks with varied specialties and disciplinary backgrounds, but we especially need planning professionals with design education and experience. This position is perfect for an outgoing, self-starter who loves drawing and designing possibilities and solutions, interacting with the community, learning and teaching new things, and integrating your experience and talents into the wide-ranging expertise found both inside and outside of our local government. Most of all, planners in this position are called upon to provide and help others develop and design a shared vision and discernable steps for getting there. We have one full-time Senior City Planner position available. The Senior Planner will simultaneously provide long-range planning knowledge and services while sharing their talent and knowledge in one or more planning sub-disciplines on a Citywide basis. The ideal candidate will work well in the framework of the team environment, but also be confident and capable working individually and in groups with neighborhood and community groups across our increasingly diverse population. Most candidates will be expected to start at the beginning of the salary range and work their way up through the salary range over several years. Most of the time, we work a regular Monday-Friday schedule, 40 hours per week. However, work in this position sometimes involves being out in the community in the evening or on the weekend, so we flex our time when necessary to accommodate days or weeks when we have off-hour meetings. In addition to our regular work activities, CPED has a proud tradition of providing opportunities to use and expand your existing skills, spend time on training, continuing education and career development, and to build the tools, methods, and practices that make work more exciting, more effective, and more sustainable – for you and for the City.