Saint Paul, MN

Senior City Planner wanted at City of St. Paul

Abdi Isaaq
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ST. PAUL, MN — The City of Saint Paul Transportation Planning & Safety Division of Public Works is looking for a Senior City Planner. The role will work on a wide range of planning efforts for all modes of transportation.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs advanced-level professional work in researching and developing plans and programs for the use of land and physical facilities.
  • Works on major plans and projects that are complex or politically sensitive.
  • Coordinates various planning activities for a project or a chapter of the comprehensive plan.
  • Serves as staff to the Planning Commission committees and citizen task forces to develop neighborhood and citywide plans and programs.
  • Conducts research, writes zoning staff reports and recommendations, collects and organizes data and information, prepares GIS maps, and coordinates field surveys on various planning topics.
  • Writes and edits plans, reports, and presentations and makes public presentations on planning work and recommendations.
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as required.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Urban Planning, Public Affairs, Public Administration, or a closely related field, and four years of experience as a City Planner or equivalent, or,
  • Master's Degree in Urban Planning or a closely related field and two years of experience as a City Planner or equivalent is preferred.

A combination of education and experience may be substituted to equal at least eight years for this position.

If you are a veteran and would like to receive Veteran's preference in accordance with MN Statute 197.455, you must submit a photocopy of your DD214, preferably at the time of application.

Applicants should submit their applications no later than July 6 at 4:30 p.m. CT.

To apply, please visit

The City of Saint Paul is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Veterans, women, persons of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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