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Planner II

at City of Baytown, TX

Pay: $47174.40 to $58968.00/year
Salary : $22.68 - $28.35 Hourly $1,814.40 - $2,268.00 Biweekly
Posted: 7/22/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2264171

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Job Title:Planner II
Opening Date/Time: Fri. 03/29/19 12:00 AM Central Time
Salary:$22.68 - $28.35 Hourly
$1,814.40 - $2,268.00 Biweekly
Job Type:Full Time
Location:City Hall, 2401 Market St. Baytown, Texas
Department:Planning & Community Development
Come Join the Growth In Baytown
Sign-on Bonus & Moving Expenses

Baytown is one of the Texas Gulf Coast's best kept secrets. With a population of approximately 75,000, it is the fourth largest city in the Houston metropolitan area and is situated at the north end of Galveston Bay. The Baytown area was the location for the first offshore drilling operation in Texas (second in the nation) and is currently experiencing tremendous growth brought on by expansions in the energy market. Baytown is currently experiencing a tremendous economic boom which is increasing the quality of living for its residents.

Not only is Baytown booming, but so is the City's Planning & Development department. This is where the growth starts and our Planners are the ones who make it happen. If you are looking for a face pace and exciting environment, this may be the career move you are looking for. 

To keep pace with the growth, we are offering a Sign-on Bonus and Moving Expenses.  We participate in the TMRS Retirement Plan with a 7% employee contribution and, 2-to-1 match.  In addition to Medical, Dental, and Vision, our Employee Wellness Center provides free primary care for those covered under the Medical Plan.

As a Planner II, you are responsible for case management of major land development applications, under the supervision of the Senior Planning Manager. The Planner II is also responsible for the review and analysis of subdivision plats, zoning changes, and text amendments.  This includes reviewing commercial and residential permits along with being able to read and review construction and engineering plans.  The additional responsibilities of this position consist of working in conjunction with the Long Range Planner on comprehensive planning projects independently or in support of the ongoing long-range and special projects relating to annexation, code amendments, land use plans, and economic development programs.


  • Reviews development proposals for compliance with the Comprehensive Plan and development regulations pertaining to zoning, subdivision, parking and landscaping. Acts as case manager on new commercial project applications.
  • Reviews building permit applications and engineering civil plans for zoning compliance. Investigates zoning complaints and is a witness on zoning violations.  Reviews variance and special exception permit applications.  May assist in annexation work.  Prepares and posts notice of public hearings.
  • Conducts extensive research in specific or general project areas. Writes, or assist in writing, regulations relating to land development and updates guiding documents, i.e. the Comprehensive Plan.
  • Assumes project management and design role for major planning initiatives and special projects to implement the city goals, including overseeing work of consultants, conferring with other departments, citizens, civic leaders, neighborhood groups, developers, real estate agencies and engineers.
  • Uses permit tracking software to track land development cases and to prepare reports.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned.

 Minimum Qualifications:


  1. Bachelor's degree in planning, landscape architecture, architecture, engineering, or closely related field from an accredited college or university.
  2. Three years related experience in urban design and/or urban planning or closely related field.
  3. Familiar with permit tracking software and Microsoft Office suite and Adobe products.
  4. Strong customer service skills, ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people and situations.
  5. Valid driver's license with acceptable driving record.

1.   Experience in Geographic Information System a plus
2.  Master's degree in planning, landscape architecture, architecture, engineering, or related field from an accredited university.
3.   AICP Certification

 Additional Information:

In this position, it is paramount to excel in written and oral communication; public speaking and presentation; and critical thinking and problem solving. It is also important to be able to create, read and interpret maps, read and review building plans (residential and commercial), engineering reports and prepares statistical analyses using Geographic Information System (GIS). Experience and knowledge of development review, planning practices and principles is required. Ability to manipulate within ARC/GIS when needed and be able to operate City permit tracking software.

The City of Baytown is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of qualified individuals.