Work in Iowa Jobs

Job Information

City of Cedar Falls PLANNER II in Cedar Falls, Iowa

The City of Cedar Falls Planning and Community Services division is seeking to certify a Civil Service list for and employ a Planner II. This position will perform highly complex professional level work in the field of planning such as providing information and assistance to developers, the general public, and outside agencies related to planning and zoning policies and ordinances. This includes both current planning activities, such as applications for rezoning and subdivision and long range planning initiatives, such as updates to the City’s Comprehensive Plan and development of sustainability initiatives. The position may also assist with economic development activities; project management and implementation; and support in code enforcement activities. Duties also include reviewing and issuing land use, sign, and floodplain permits; writing reports and making presentations to, attending meetings for, and completing administrative tasks supporting a variety of boards, commissions and City Council; assisting in redevelopment or other land acquisition projects; and preparing grant applications for special projects. Candidates should have knowledge of best practices regarding urban design, planning, and zoning techniques. The ability to create maps and perform GIS analysis is desirable. The position provides highly responsible staff assistance to and receives direction of the Planning and Community Services Manager.


Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to work with various boards, commissions, departments and the general public is required. The successful candidate must be an effective public speaker and possess proven writing skills. A self-motivated, highly enthusiastic, and technically competent candidate is sought. An ability to complete multiple projects in a timely and effective manner is necessary. The position will require attendance at evening meetings and public hearings, as well as limited field work; therefore, the employee must be flexible in their scheduling. Experience and education requirements include: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in planning, urban design, landscape architecture, economic/community development, public administration or a closely related field, in addition to four years of professional urban planning experience OR a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in planning, urban design, landscape architecture, economic/community development, public administration or closely related field, in addition to two years of professional urban planning experience. American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) or equivalent certification preferred. Possession of an appropriate, valid driver’s license required.

Special Requirements

Post-offer, pre-employment physical and drug screen required for the successful candidate. Completion of a questionnaire and forwarding of official transcripts will be required after a pool of qualified applicants is approved by the City's Civil Service Commission. Interviews will follow with selected candidates upon certification of a Civil Service list. Equal Opportunity Employer

Miscellaneous Information

For consideration, submit a resume and completed application form (from or contact City Hall staff at 319-273-8600 to forward) and email to or mail to: City of Cedar Falls, Finance & Business Operations Dept., Attn: Planner II, 220 Clay Street, Cedar Falls, IA 50613. Deadline for materials: 6-15-20 at 4:30 p.m.

Category: Administrative Jobs

Status: Open

Salary: The expected employment offer would be in the $54,964-$72,135 range, depending on qualifications. The FY20 full pay range is $54,964-89,309.

Posted: May 22, 2020 8:15 AM

Closing: June 15, 2020 4:30 PM