City Planner Sample Resume

Mark Brandanowitz
1234 Center Street
St. Louis, Missouri 63000
Home: 314-555-5555
Cell: 314-555-5556

To improve city-wide development as a City Planner possessing strong interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with City Council, staff, and residents while utilizing my extensive experience in planning capital works projects.

Qualifications Summary
  • Excellent ability to develop working relationships with regulatory bodies, commissions, local governments, and private land owners.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of urban planning principles.
  • Outstanding analytical skills, exceptional communication and technical writing skills.
University of Missouri, Columbus, MO
  • Master of Science in Environmental Studies, GPA 3.45/4.0 (May 2005)
St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO
  • Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning, GPA 3.59/4.0 (May 1997)
Work Experience
City Planner: Aug. 2002 - Present, City of Kirkwood, Kirkwood, MO
  • Review applications for residential, commercial and industrial development.
  • Serve as project manager for complex planning projects including analyzing and evaluating architectural plans.
  • Recommend needed changes in zoning regulations and related policies and procedures.
  • Review construction plans for zoning conditions and initiate corrective enforcement action as necessary.
  • Coordinate project plans with other project leaders, city departments, community groups, and other organizations and agencies.
  • Draft amendments to city ordinances designed to facilitate community development objectives.
City Planner: March 2000 - Aug. 2002, City of Arnold, Arnold, MO
  • Conducted environmental reviews including preparation of initial studies.
  • Prepared applications for variances, conditional use permits, re-zonings and subdivision approvals.
  • Advised builders, developers and property owners about ordinance requirements.
  • Performed long-range city planning, including developing and administering comprehensive master plan.
  • Compiled information and made recommendations on special studies.
  • Prepared planning reports.
  • Checked business license and liquor applications for zoning compliance.
Assistant City Planner: June 1997 - March 2000, City of Des Peres, Des Peres, MO
  • Prepared reports for City Council meetings regarding recommendations by the Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals.
  • Assisted the Community Development Director in duties relating to the Housing and Redevelopment Authority and Economic Development Authority.
  • Prepared and updated zone maps, land use maps, and related maps based on data obtained from public records.
Professional Affiliations
American Institute of Certified Planners