City Of Leawood Kansas
August 26, 2023
Leawood, KS
Job Type


Do you have experience in community or city planning?

Do you enjoy watching what you put to paper come to life in a building?

Are you ready for the next step in your career as a Planner?

THE CITY OF LEAWOOD, KANSAS is looking for a
Planner I / II

Why you should apply to be a part of the Planning Department at the City of Leawood as a Planner:

  • The City of Leawood is in an exciting and dynamic period of growth and we are looking to expand our Planning team.
  • The Planning Department team is an efficient department that challenges and supports each other to grow personally and professionally.
  • The Planning team strives for excellence in their service to each other, clients, fellow employees, the Governing Body and ultimately the citizens of Leawood.

Additional Information: The City of Leawood offers career development opportunities in which the employee could increase their experience, training, and pay. The position is eligible to receive merit-based pay increases every year (merit increase up to 3.9% increase). Employees also receive a Time-in-Service bonus every three (3) years of employment on their anniversary date equal to 5% of their annual salary.

Summary of the Position: The Planner participates in the City's planning operations and development review, assists in the update of the City's Comprehensive Plan, supports the Planning Commission, participates in the preparation and presentation of reports, and assists in the completion of assigned planning projects, and acts as a project manager for assigned tasks.

General Overview of Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the review of commercial and residential development, and sign applications to ensure conformity with principles of good planning and land use practices and for compliance with the City of Leawood's Development Ordinance, codes, policies, and guidelines.
  • Responsible for the creation and review of illustrations, maps, plans, plats, designs, or other work for current planning, long-range planning, subdivision development, and land use regulation activities.
  • Responsible for review and analysis of planning development applications from submission through construction.
  • Responsible for conducting landscape reviews for compliance with approved plans and producing an annual landscape report.
  • Responsible for gathering, researching, analyzing, and preparing staff reports for development applications and presenting reports to the Planning Commission and Governing Body.
  • Responsible for preparing written documents and staff reports for the Comprehensive Plan, development ordinance amendments, presentations and special projects, including the research and interpretation of the data.
  • Acts as main point of contact for applicants throughout the development review process.
  • Responds to inquiries from the development community and members of the public concerning zoning and subdivision regulations and ordinances.
  • Provides administrative support for the Planning Commission and will be required to attend meetings.
  • Reviews public records for ownership and zoning concerns for compliance with ordinances.
  • Assists in maintaining the department planning files, including ordinance amendments, development application case files, Comprehensive Plan, subdivision, and zoning.

Minimum Requirements for Planner I:

Must have a Bachelor's Degree in Planning, Landscape Architecture, Architecture or related field. A minimum of one (1) year of experience in planning or community development. A Master's Degree in Planning, Landscape Architecture, Architecture or related field would substitute for one (1) year of experience.

Hiring range for a Planner I is $57,782.40 to $63,560.64 annually, DOQ.

Minimum Requirements for Planner II:

Must have a Bachelor's Degree in Planning, Landscape Architecture, Architecture or related field. A Master's Degree in Planning, Landscape Architecture, Architecture or related field would substitute for one (1) year of experience. A minimum of three (3) years of experience in planning or community development.

Hiring range for a Planner II is $66,976.00 to $73,673.60 annually, DOQ.

Additional Requirements: Experience working with ArcGIS, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, SketchUp, and Bluebeam preferred. Experience in a municipality is preferred, but not required. American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) designation is not required. Must possess a valid driver's license and acceptable driving record per the City's drivers Use of Vehicles for City Business policy throughout employment with the City.

Accepting Applications through Friday, September 15, 2023

Apply Today!


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