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Manager (City Planner)

Posted: 04/07/2024

2023-247 2/21/2024 WHEN FILLED
JOB TITLE Manager (City Planner)
DEPARTMENT 055/Planning
STATUS  Full-time   Exempt Service
**A starting salary above the minimum point of the assigned range may be considered commensurate with education, training and experience in alignment with the City’s pay administration policies**
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES This is management, supervisory and administrative work in the day-to-day operations of a municipal government City Planning Department.  Responsibilities will include researching, gathering data, and preparing reports, presentations, publications, spreadsheets, tables and charts; review voting districts and submit findings for review; oversee, research and prepare amendments to the zoning ordinances and subdivision regulations; prepare, review and present packages for various public meetings; review census materials; develop and deliver public presentations; prepare department payroll; effectively manage department operations including budgeting and performance of assigned department personnel.
*Job description available upon request or at our website –
  • BS degree in Urban Planning and Development, Public Administration, or other course of study related to this occupational field.  Graduate degree highly desirable.
  • Current AICP (American Institute of Certified Planners) certification required.
  • Ten (10) or more years of city/urban planning, development, zoning experience to include management and supervision.
  • Must be proficient with computers including Microsoft office products such as Outlook, Word, Excel and Adobe, as well as other software programs required as part of this position.
  • Must be able to effectively conduct meetings, including preparing and delivering presentations and reports.
  • Must be adept and competent in public speaking and delivery of information.
  • Valid Drivers’ License
  • Residency within the Decatur city limits is highly desirable and preferred; not required.
HOW TO APPLY** The City of Decatur is an Equal Opportunity Employer.   We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability or any other protected status.
Employment Applications are available on the City’s website at, or from the Human Resources Department at Fort Decatur Recreational Center, 610 4th Avenue SE, Decatur, AL 35601. 
Completed employment application, with current resume (if available), must be returned to the City of Decatur Human Resources Department by the posting closing date.
May be delivered in person or:
Mailed to: P. O. Box 1984, Decatur, AL 35602
Emailed to:
Faxed to: (256) 301-3108
The Human Resources Department may be contacted at (256) 341-4890
**Due to the volume of responses received, we will not be able to provide a status of consideration.  Candidates who have been selected for the next step in the review process will be notified.

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