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Planning Analyst 1

SALARY: $42,279.00 - $66,541.00 Annually

OPENING DATE: 04/15/21 
CLOSING DATE: 04/28/21 11:59 PM 


Work Location: Chattanooga Hamilton County Regional Planning Agency, 1250 Market Street, Suite 2000 Chattanooga, TN 37402

Work Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. (EST)
*Hours may vary due to work assignments, or projects.*

FLSA Status: This is an EXEMPT position.

Incumbents in this classification have a solid foundation in urban planning and understand the interaction between land use and transportation, while able to use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as a tool to conduct research, gather data, and analyze information to prepare reports on findings and analysis. Incumbents are also responsible for developing and managing complex and advanced technical analyses and research projects, such as population and land use analysis and forecasts; preparing data analysis, policy analysis and feasibility and impact analyses; developing and maintaining the planning and transportation information system and providing consultation and support for other research and analytical projects. Work requires limited supervision and the use of independent judgment and discretion.

Designs, identifies collects, organizes, interprets, analyzes and manages data and information for preparing advanced analysis, developing feasibility and impact studies, developing and evaluating policies and programs related to land use, transportation, social and economic issues and trends.

Analyzes and interprets land use and transportation modeling data for regional land use and transportation planning issues; formulates, prioritizes and recommends policies; prepares technical reports and presents the results to officials and the general public.
Develops and maintains planning and transportation data systems; collects, processes, organizes, builds and maintains databases, analyzes, interprets and prepares data for land use and transportation planning.

Develops, adapts, modifies and extends manual and electronic procedures, tools, scripts and applications to improve and enhance data collection, data quality, data analysis and visualization products.

Designs, plans and conducts surveys; collects, processes, edits, organizes and analyzes data; prepares technical reports and presents results.

Prepares thorough documentation of work products.

Develops policies, ordinances, regulations, grant applications and/or requests for proposals related to land use, transportation and capital improvements; incorporates community values and priorities, planning principles and research to formulate recommendations based on findings.

Develops and implements appropriate public participation processes; prepares presentations, materials and other communication tools to facilitate project review, public meetings and community outreach and serves as lead presenter/facilitator for contentious/complex projects.

Creates a variety of materials such as maps, charts, graphics, reports, brochures and visual presentations for meetings and to facilitate community education and outreach activities with interest groups, neighborhood associations, advisory boards and elected officials.

Represents the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning Agency, County and jurisdictions and serves as a technical resource and consensus builder on a variety of meetings, public events, training sessions, on committees, task forces and/or other related groups.

Provides professional-level staff support to various Commissions and Boards, such as the Chattanooga Hamilton County/North Georgia Transportation Planning Organization, including organizing meetings, preparing informational reports for members and performing other related activities.

Provides guidance and monitors the work of contractors and ensures the contract terms are met.

Reviews, interprets and applies federal, state and local regulations as they relate to planning projects and transportation planning.

Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Urban Planning, Geography, or closely related field and at least three (3) years of professional level experience in geospatial analysis and geographical information systems applications; advanced qualitative and quantitative analysis; database development and maintenance; and statistical analysis for land use and transportation planning. Experience with population projection; impact analysis; statistical analysis software; computer programming; and scripting preferred.
Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) Certification
Valid Tennessee Class D Driver's License


In-depth knowledge of quantitative and qualitative analysis in urban planning; statistical analysis software; Geographic Information System (GIS) practices and applications; database development and administration principles; data management and processing techniques; census and other government data products; cartographic principles as it relates to GIS; urban planning principles and theory; forecasting and trend analysis as applied to population and land use planning; spatial analysis concepts and techniques; policy analysis and management; cost-benefit analysis; impact analysis; statistical survey; descriptive statistics and statistical analysis; planning principles, methods, materials, practices and techniques; budgeting principles; customer service and public relations principles; mapping software applications; project management principles and practices; applicable federal, state and local laws, ordinances, codes, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.
Skill in using GIS and database systems using statistical analysis software packages; managing and manipulating large dataset; maintaining GIS data; using statistical/analytical/deterministic tools; developing visuals such as annotated maps, graphs, photographs and illustrations; developing and modifying computer programming and script writing; organizing, collecting, analyzing and interpreting data; performing mathematical calculations; compiling data from multiple external sources; designing and executing surveys; reading and interpreting architectural and engineering drawings; reading maps and scales; conducting research; facilitating training; interpreting and applying applicable laws, ordinances, codes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures; managing complex projects; managing multiple priorities; resolving conflict; creating and making presentations; speaking in public; effective writing techniques, preparing reports and documents and communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with co-workers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
Positions in this class typically require: reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.
Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
Safety Sensitive: N
Department of Transportation - CDL: N
Child Sensitive: N
The City of Chattanooga, Tennessee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

All employees must maintain Tennessee residency from the date of hire.

Only applicants who provide a valid email address will be notified when the position has been filled.

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