Mont Belvieu, a rapidly growing city within 30 minutes of downtown Houston, is seeking a highly motivated Planner to help shape the community’s future. Mont Belvieu (pop. 5,130) has grown over 65% in the past 10 years. The City issues over 100 single family permits a year and anticipates major commercial development in the near future. The Community Development Department is comprised of the City Planner, City Engineer, and Building Official. As a member of senior management, reporting directly to the City Administrator, the City Planner will have the opportunity to directly impact the long range growth of the community. Come and be a part of the change taking place in one of Texas’s fastest growing small towns.
This individual would be responsible for: long-range land-use planning, major revisions to and implementation of comprehensive plans for the City; coordinating subdivision and site plan review with the City Engineer and Public Works Department; development of a master trail network; authoring zoning ordinance changes and reviews; serving as advisor to the City council, Planning and Zoning Commission and Board of Adjustment on land use, development and planning issues; working with developers and community on subdivision requirements, zoning and other land use regulations; providing project management duties on assigned projects.
This position requires the knowledge of: land-use law, planning practices and procedures, subdivision procedures, associated engineering principles and municipal government organization and practices. As well as the ability to: read and understand technical materials, reports and journals; effectively communicate both orally and in writing to citizens, the City Council, other Boards and Commissions and employees.
A Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, architecture or similar field of study from an accredited college or university is required; Master’s degree is preferred. Requires a minimum of 3 years experience in Planning or a related field. American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification is preferred. Valid Texas Driver’s license required. Proficiency in GIS and project management highly preferred.
Salary: $56,396 - $67,878 DOQ
Deadline to apply: February 28, 2013
To apply, please send resume to Nicki Moss – Human Resources – at 281-385-0121