Broward County Planning Council

115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 307
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Telephone: 954-357-6695
Fax: 954-357-6685

Mission and Membership of the Broward County Planning Council

The Broward County Planning Council is a truly multi-jurisdictional planning agency. The fundamental role of the Council is to promote coordinated, comprehensive, long-range planning throughout Broward County through the joint cooperation and participation of all local governments, public officials and private citizens.

Countywide planning was first established in Broward County with the passage of Chapter 59- 1154, Laws of Florida, Special Acts of 1959, as amended, which created the Broward County Area Planning Board. With the passage of the Charter of Broward County, Florida on November 5, 1974, the Broward County Planning Council was created and the enabling legislation of the Area Planning Board was repealed and its functions and responsibilities were transferred to, and vested in, the Council.

As stipulated in the Charter of Broward County (PDF), Florida, the membership of the Broward County Planning Council numbers twenty. One member is a Broward County Commissioner selected by a majority vote of the Commission; one member is a Broward County School Board member selected by the School Board membership. In addition, each County Commissioner individually appoints two members from their respective nine County Commission districts, one member in each district being an elected municipal official and one being an elector not holding elected public office.


Career Opportunities

The Broward County Planning Council is accepting applications for a Planner to perform professional work in the land use and transportation field for the development and implementation of the Broward County Land Use Plan and Broward County Trafficways Plan. The Planner works with considerable independence and initiative; prepares land use plan and trafficways plan amendments; reviews projects for compliance with the land use plan; reviews plats; conducts studies; collects and analyzes data for use in the Broward County Land Use Plan; and prepares recommendations to the Planning Council.

Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor's degree or Master's degree from an accredited four-year college with course work in Urban and Regional Planning, Public Administration or a related field.

Applicant must possess excellent communication skills and the ability to work independently with minimum oversight.

The Broward County Planning Council offers a competitive benefits package including holiday and vacation time, sick leave, medical, dental, vision and life insurance, pharmacy coverage, participation in the Florida Retirement System with employer contribution, flexible spending accounts for medical and dependent care expenses, and the option to participate in a nine-day, alternative work schedule providing every other Friday off of work.

Annual Salary Range - $51,974.83 - $82,953.11 (DOQ)

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume by April 14, 2017, to the Broward County Planning Council, 115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 307, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301. Telephone (954) 357-6695. Email: dvonstetina@broward.org.

BROWARD COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 


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