City Planner


Development Services


Perform complex planning and design, both short-and long-range planning, the development of recommendations on planning and zoning issues, and assist with grant activities for related planning and zoning studies and projects including current and comprehensive planning, zoning and subdivision ordinances and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) compliance.  Provide calculations, maps, records and other data pertaining to planning, zoning and development to the Commission and the agencies within the Commission’s jurisdiction; plan coordinate, and lead small scale planning projects, public participation and research projects.


A Bachelor’s degree with major course work in planning, or in one of the related social or engineering sciences. Some planning experience is required with the Bachelor’s degree. OR a Master’s degree in city, regional, or urban planning in absence of experience is acceptable. AICP certification is desirable.

Essential Functions of the Job

  • Use ArcGIS or similar software to create maps of various locations; prepare presentation maps upon request.
  • Provide recommendations by researching zoning and subdivision ordinances in reference to specific developer and citizens’ needs, and provide accurate information to the City Planning Commission.
  • Answer questions and provide general information to the public and governing bodies regarding planning, zoning and development issues.
  • Assist in the administration of the comprehensive plan, zoning ordinance, subdivision ordinance and sign ordinance.
  • Prepare findings for the Zoning Board of Adjustment, City Planning Commission, City Council, City-County Planning Commission, and other related boards or commissions as necessary.
  • Research regulations and policies and aid in their revisions when necessary.
  • Advise & confer with and provide information to applicants, property owners, contractors, developers, engineers, architects and the public regarding conformance to standards, plans specifications and codes; interpret and explain codes, requirements and procedures and evaluate alternatives.
  • Collect, analyze, and interpret data and summaries in report form.
  • Prepare written staff reports and make presentations.
  • Respond to information from management, officials, and the public.
  • Assist developers, engineers, and citizens with various development related laws including, but not limited to, annexation, subdivisions, zoning and signs.
  • Conduct interviews, surveys and site inspections concerning factors that affect land usage such as zoning, traffic flow and housing, determining if projects are in compliance with local ordinances and permits; issue compliance notices and initiate enforcement actions.

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This is a FLSA exempt position.
Hours will require attending meetings or events which may be in the evening and/or on weekends..


Interested individuals may apply online (link available at top of this page).

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220 N Hastings Ave
Hastings, NE 68901

Deadline to apply:  5:00 p.m. CST, November 4, 2021

EOE/M/F/D/Drug & Alcohol Free Workplace/E-verify Participant
This position is subject to veteran's preference per Neb. statute 48-225 thru 48-227.