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Planner I
Type: Full Time
Salary/Pay Rate: $43,458/yr
Posted Date: 5/6/2013
Deadline to Apply: 5/24/2013


The City of Ankeny is accepting applications for Planner I in the Planning and Building department. Primary function is to assist in the development and administration of policies, programs and public relations concerning planning, zoning and community development; to review annexations, zoning amendments, variances, site plans and subdivisions for compliance with ordinances, codes and regulations; and to assist in the preparation of staff reports to the Plan and Zoning Commission, Zoning Board of Adjustment, other related boards and commissions, and the general public.

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in planning, landscape architecture or related field. Practical experience through work or internships in planning or related field. Must also have a valid Iowa driver’s license.

Ability to learn and understand local ordinances, state and federal rules and regulations; knowledge of zoning activities and code enforcement activities; ability to speak before, and establish and maintain effective relationships with associates, civic groups, special interest groups and the public.

Starting salary is $43,458 annually plus excellent benefits. Applications must be received or postmarked no later than May 24, 2013. A written exam will be administered to all qualified applicants on Thursday, May 30th at 3:30 p.m. (more information will be emailed.) Interested candidates should complete a City of Ankeny employment application, cover letter and resume and submit by mail or email to:

City of Ankeny
Human Resources
410 W. First Street
Ankeny, IA 50023
(515) 965-6400


Ankeny, Iowa is bringing it all together. As the fastest growing city in Iowa and one of the fastest-growing cities in the Midwest, Ankeny has a current population of approximately 50,000. Incorporated in 1903, the city is located in the Des Moines Metropolitan area at the crossroads of I-35/80. Ankeny was named one of the Top 100 Places to Live by Money Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek Best Places to Raise Kids, Family Circle Magazine's Top 10 Best Towns for Families and designated a Playful City USA community by the KaBOOM! six consecutive years. Ankeny offers a business friendly environment and an enviable quality of life with pedestrian friendly neighborhoods, numerous recreational and cultural amenities, access to higher learning and an active and engaged citizenry.

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