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Urban and Regional Planners

Develop comprehensive plans and programs for use of land and physical facilities of jurisdictions, such as towns, cities, counties, and metropolitan areas.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Hold public meetings with government officials, social scientists, lawyers, developers, the public, or special interest groups to formulate, develop, or address issues regarding land use or community plans.
    • Design, promote, or administer government plans or policies affecting land use, zoning, public utilities, community facilities, housing, or transportation.
    • Advise planning officials on project feasibility, cost-effectiveness, regulatory conformance, or possible alternatives.
    • Recommend approval, denial, or conditional approval of proposals.
    • Discuss with planning officials the purpose of land use projects, such as transportation, conservation, residential, commercial, industrial, or community use.
    • Conduct field investigations, surveys, impact studies, or other research to compile and analyze data on economic, social, regulatory, or physical factors affecting land use.
    • Determine the effects of regulatory limitations on land use projects.
    • Advocate sustainability to community groups, government agencies, the general public, or special interest groups.
    • Mediate community disputes or assist in developing alternative plans or recommendations for programs or projects.
    • Keep informed about economic or legal issues involved in zoning codes, building codes, or environmental regulations.
    • Assess the feasibility of land use proposals and identify necessary changes.
    • Supervise or coordinate the work of urban planning technicians or technologists.
    • Identify opportunities or develop plans for sustainability projects or programs to improve energy efficiency, minimize pollution or waste, or restore natural systems.
    • Create, prepare, or requisition graphic or narrative reports on land use data, including land area maps overlaid with geographic variables, such as population density.
    • Evaluate proposals for infrastructure projects or other development for environmental impact or sustainability.
    • Coordinate work with economic consultants or architects during the formulation of plans or the design of large pieces of infrastructure.
    • Review and evaluate environmental impact reports pertaining to private or public planning projects or programs.
    • Develop plans for public or alternative transportation systems for urban or regional locations to reduce carbon output associated with transportation.
    • Investigate property availability for purposes of development.

    Skills

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Judgment and Decision Making

      Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

    • Speaking

      Talking to others to convey information effectively.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    5
    Workplace Documents
    5
    Graphic Literacy
    5

    Abilities

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    • Problem Sensitivity

      The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

    Knowledge

    • Law and Government

      Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Geography

      Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 75060/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 36.08/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 930
    • Yearly Projected Openings 100

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    Personality

    Investigative: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Integrity
    • Cooperation
    • Dependability
    • Analytical Thinking
    • Self Control
    • Attention to Detail

    Tools

    • Notebook computers
    • Digital cameras
    • Digital camcorders or video cameras
    • Desktop computers
    • Desktop calculator

    Technology

    • Map creation software
    • Graphics or photo imaging software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Computer aided design CAD software
    • Analytical or scientific software

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