City Planning Executive

City of St. Louis - Planning & Urban Design Agency

St. Louis, MO United States

Minimum Qualifications:
A Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning or Policy, Business or Public Administration, or a related field; plus five years of experience managing/monitoring federally assisted urban programs. OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Desirable Qualifications:
A Master's degree in a closely related field or Juris Doctorate is preferred. At least three years of this experience supervising/managing staff involved in community development or related programs.

General Nature of Work:
Incumbents in this position are responsible for managing and overseeing executive areas of urban planning and community development for the Planning and Urban Design Agency or the Community Development Administration. Examples of duties include: managing a staff of professionals responsible for the implementation and evaluation of planning and community development programs; evaluating cost and impact effectiveness of current programs and forecasting future funding levels and developing policies and procedures in accordance with agency objectives and government regulations.

Job Description for City Planning Executive at the Planning & Urban Design Agency:
This is an executive position that is the lead in the development of plans; land use, comprehensive and City wide on the neighborhood level and general community development topics. This position supervises planners and other staff, and serves on the agency’s management team.

  • Manages the comprehensive neighborhood planning functions of the Planning and Urban Design Agency at the executive level. This includes the continued refinement and implementation of the policies and best practices of neighborhood planning across the City. This position will coordinate and supervise staff in the process and problem solve as to how to fill gaps.
  • Oversees community relations with communities/neighborhoods, ensures staff assigned are performing well and working closely and respectfully with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Serves as lead agency support to the Planning Commission. This position directs and assigns planning staff supporting the Planning Commission, from intake of items to preparing staff reports.
  • Develops and recommends planning policies to be established by the Planning Commission or Executive Director. Directs the implementation of the policies.
  • Represents the agency with other City agencies on planning related tasks. 


Experience Level
Mid II (4-8 years)
AICP Level
Community or Neighborhood Development
Salary Range
$85,410 - $134,030