Senior Planner
Knoxville-Knox County Planning
: $55,000 (DOQ)
Closing Date: Until Filled

Job Responsibilities
Review rezoning and plan amendment requests.
Coordinate and conduct reviews of development plans and subdivision plats.
Prepare and present recommendations for the Planning Commission, City Council, and County Commission.
Assist residents, business owners, developers, and others with questions about land use and application submittal.
Lead initiatives and projects related to ordinance updates and process enhancements.
Provide leadership and support to the agency’s customer service counter.
Represent the agency at interdepartmental meetings.
Participate in community meetings, some of which may occur during evening or weekend hours.

Skills Needed
Creative thinking and positive approach to work.
Ability to work as part of a team and across divisions.
Ability to build collaborative relationships with colleagues both internally and in multiple jurisdictions.
Strong commitment to public service and community involvement.
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
High level of personal accountability.

Minimum Qualifications
Master’s degree in urban planning or related field.
Four or more years of relevant experience.
Membership in American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) or the ability to obtain certification within two years of employment.

Preferred Qualifications
Master’s degree in urban planning
Supervisory experience
AICP membership

How to apply: Send your resume, cover letter, and three references to:
Tina Piatt
Knoxville-Knox County Planning Suite 403, 400 Main Street
Knoxville, TN 37902

Resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be reviewed. If you opt to submit application materials electronically (email,, Planetizen, or other digital portal), it is your responsibility to contact us to confirm that your materials were received.