Under the general direction of the Director of Development Services and Development Coordinator, and through the application of sound planning principles, the planner interprets various federal, state and local codes, and City ordinances, guidelines and policies in order to develop and provide recommendations and solutions to the decision makers to effect positive results in the growth and development of the City of West Des Moines. The planner also collaborates with internal and external customers to facilitate private and public development that promotes conditions and activities which achieve a community environment desirable to residents, developers, investors and property owners. Additionally, the planner is responsible for reviewing and processing current development proposals within the City, conducting studies and plans for future development, redevelopment, and expansion of the City, as well as providing information and assistance to citizens, developers, realtors, builders, businesses, consultants and other governmental agencies and officials.
Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Public Administration, Civil Engineering, or other related discipline plus a minimum of 3 years of related work experience.
About City of West Des Moines
West Des Moines, Iowa is a rapidly growing City located at the crossroads of Interstates 35 and 80. More than 63,000 people call this community home and enjoy exceptional quality of life and recreational amenities such as extensive bike trails, beautiful parks and an active public arts presence. The City has excellent schools and a variety of shopping, dining and entertainment options. Strong economic development has encouraged a range of housing choices and attracted major employers to the area, including three Microsoft data centers. MONEY Magazine recently named West Des Moines the fourth Best Place to Live in America among cities with populations between 50,000 and 300,000.