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Posted: 06/13/2016

City of League City, Texas
Planning Department

League City, Texas, is located between Houston and Galveston, near NASA's Johnson Space Center. The city has been growing dramatically for the past several years, recently topping 100,000 in population. Incorporated in 1962, League City adopted zoning in 2012. The city contains one historic district, which encompasses the original townsite. Other subdivisions were developed starting in the 1950s, and the city contains a number of mid-century neighborhoods with ranch homes in the style of that period. The city is beginning a downtown revitalization program which is designed to improve Main Street and spur additional investment.

Planning Manager
Professional Opportunity
League City, TX
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Administer and enforce the City's Comprehensive Plan, Zoning Ordinance and related planning ordinances; provide analytical review of land use applications for the Planning and Zoning Commission, Board of Adjustment, Historic Commission, advisory commissions, and other boards and departments.  Under general supervision of the Assistant Director of Planning and Development/City Planner, this position manages day-to-day operations of the Planning Division.

Example of Duties:

  1. Must possess ability to effectively and persuasively present programs to other agencies and homeowner groups
  2. Analyze and evaluate complex planning and zoning issues to make appropriate decisions and resolutions
  3. Administer Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Ordinance, land development and nuisance ordinances.
  4. Implement Planning Department goals, objectives, policies and priorities.
  5. Supervise, train and evaluate Planning Department personnel
  6. Interpret and communicate City policies and procedures to employees, League City citizens, and the development community.
  7. Assist with the preparation, administration and monitoring of the division budget.
  8. Develop operational policies to improve Planning Department processes
  9. Review community growth patterns, trends in land use, community needs and other factors before recommending controls and regulations for community development.
  10. Encourage action and resolve problems with representatives, professionals, citizens and organizations as they relate to the division's activities and projects.
  11. Function as Project Manager on highly complex projects including preparing complex reports, correspondence, etc.
  12. Make presentations to City Council, Planning Commissions and additional boards, commissions and groups.
  13. Work closely with the multi-disciplined land development team to provide friendly, effective, and efficient implementation of the City's codes and standards for development.
  14. Provide training and direction consistent with the City's commitment to exceptional customer service.
  15. Perform all other duties as assigned.
 Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in regional planning, urban planning, or a closely related field. Any combination of experience and education which provides the applicant with the level of required knowledge and abilities will be considered. Master's degree and AICP preferred
  • Three years of experience in current and advanced planning
  • Possess valid Texas Class C drivers' license; Maintain a good driving record

Must be able to provide services for the benefit of the general public during emergency situations that threaten the safety of League City's citizens, and that, City employees must be able to work immediately before, during, or immediately after an emergency.
 Supplemental Information:

  • Possess strong organizational, interpersonal, written, verbal communication, critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Strong computer skills and knowledge of database software; experience with Geographic Information Systems.
  • Ability to work effectively with associates and the general public.
  • Must possess effective presentation skill before City officials and the general public.


How to apply
Paul Menzies

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