City Planner - Neighborhood Planning

City of Omaha

Omaha, NE United States

Nature of Work:

This is advanced technical and professional planning and community development work involving the development and administration of planning projects, programs, and policies, in urban planning and in housing and community development. Work involves the responsibility for the preparation of preliminary planning studies and the administration of finalized ordinances, plans, and zoning laws. It involves assessing neighborhood and community needs, and planning, developing, promoting, and administering programs to address those needs. It involves the responsibility for formulating, modifying, and administering a Planning Department project or a portion of the City Master Plan. It may also involve significant participation in technical aspects of planning programs. It involves preparing materials, reports, research, housing studies, and the relocation of displaced individuals, families, and commercial businesses. An incumbent in this classification exercises considerable independence in the performance of duties, may supervise the work of a number of subordinates, and receives general guidance from a superior.


Education and Experience: (The knowledge, skills, and abilities above may be acquired through, but are not limited to, the following combination of education and/or experience.) 

Bachelors degree AND Experience in City Planning, Economic or Community Development, Finance, Real Estate, Environmental Consulting, or Sustainability


Special Qualifications:

The Neighborhood Planner will serve as a liaison between the City and neighborhood groups, provide technical assistance to neighborhood groups, and assist with neighborhood planning processes and the implementation of neighborhood plans. The ideal candidate is a self-motivated problem solver who is energized by engaging with others.  Community engagement experience is preferred, as is proficiency in or familiarity with ArcView/ArcGIS, PhotoShop, Illustrator, or InDesign.

Must be able to transport oneself or coordinate transportation to sites throughout the City during the course of the work day. 

Experience Level
Mid II (4-8 years)
AICP Level
None Selected
Community or Neighborhood Development
Salary Range