Town of Nolensville

Nolensville, TN United States

The Town of Nolensville, Tennessee is seeking a full-time planner to join the Planning Department staff. Located in middle Tennessee, Nolensville has an estimated population of 15,000. Like many communities within the sphere of the explosively growing Nashville, Nolensville is experiencing tremendous growth and development pressure.

This position is primarily responsible for the processing, review, and documentation of development review applications filed with the Planning Department by the public, land surveyors, developers, etc. This includes site plans, plats, sign applications, variances, conditional uses, rezoning's, annexations, development plans, and other similar requests to be considered by the Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals or Historic Zoning Commission. Candidate will also participate in the update of the Zoning Ordinance.

Typical Duties:

  1. Processing, review, and documentation of site plan applications and proposals.
  2. Processing, review, and documentation of rezoning, subdivision, annexation, conditional use, variance, and other similar applications.
  3. Analysis of development proposals in comparison with the applicable Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Regulations, and other appropriate standards.
  4. Preparation and presentation of staff reports and recommendations regarding applications being considered by a Board of Zoning Appeals, Planning Commission, or other similar body.
  5. Discussion and communication of development requirements and application details with the public, developers, land surveyors, and others.
  6. Coordination and preparation of all necessary public notices for assigned development review applications.
  7. Participation in regular project scheduling meetings and coordination of assignments with other related Department projects and development review applications.
  8. Conducting of site visits and other investigations as necessary to document conditions affecting development review applications.
  9. Maintenance of all case files regarding assigned development review applications.
  10. Coordination and communication of information, regulations, and issues related to signs, landscaping, site plan review, variances, and other development-related procedures and requirements.
  11. Research, preparation, and presentation of studies and reports on a variety of land use planning topics and issues as assigned.
  12. Participation on special project teams and completion of studies and special projects as assigned.
  13. Identification of, and participation in periodic training and educational events designed to advance local understanding of planning issues.
  14. Other duties, as assigned.

This description is intended to provide a general overview of typical duties, as well as the complexity of the work to be performed by this staff member. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities or specific tasks and other duties are typically assigned dependent upon the needs of the office.

The Planner shall possess a bachelor's degree in urban planning, geography, landscape architecture, public policy, or a related field of study. Working knowledge of word-processing, excel and publishing computer software is recommended. The Planner shall also demonstrate a working knowledge of planning concepts and issues and display a general knowledge of local government operations. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are also required.

All completed applications and resumes must be submitted to the Human Resources Department for consideration. 
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Experience Level
Mid I (1-4 years)
AICP Level
Other Specialty
Salary Range

Contact Information

Nolensville, TN
United States
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