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Nov 18, 2021

Urban Design Planner
Tulsa Planning Office at INCOG


JOB DESCRIPTION
The Tulsa Planning Office at INCOG is seeking an Urban Design Planner who is ambitious, hard‑working, and creative to join our planning and design team. Our work helps guide future development and capital projects for the City of Tulsa with a focus on improving quality of life for all who spend time in Tulsa. This position is an excellent opportunity to use your talents to elevate the design and beautification of Tulsa’s public realm. Join us on our way to becoming a world‑class city.

Tulsa has something for everyone, from one of the largest collections of Art Deco architecture in the nation to thriving music, food, and arts scenes. Downtown is a hub for activity and events, with destinations such as the Woody Guthrie Center and Archive, which will have two new neighbors soon: the Bob Dylan Center and the Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture (OKPOP). For outdoor enthusiasts, Tulsa boasts an extensive network of more than 100 miles of bike trails, a large urban wilderness area, nature preserves, and beautiful parks. The River Parks system winds along the Arkansas River from north to south, connecting neighborhoods and passing through the Gathering Place, a spectacular, half‑billion‑dollar waterfront park. Tulsa is also home to the Tulsa Drillers, a minor‑league baseball team, and FC Tulsa, a USL soccer team, plus NCAA Division I athletics at the University of Tulsa and Oral Roberts University.

This position requires knowledge of physical design planning practices, including engineering and architecture, urban design, and graphic and modeling software. The successful candidate must have the ability to work collaboratively with a wide array of individuals from various backgrounds; complete planning and design assignments through analysis of complex technical and statistical information; formulate creative planning and design solutions; prepare planning documents and urban design graphics; and understand and influence the behavior of others in order to achieve objectives and cause action or understanding.


QUALIFICATIONS
Training and Experience: Minimum qualifications include 3 years’ experience in urban design, urban planning, architecture, landscape architecture, or a closely related field. A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in urban design, urban planning, architecture, landscape architecture, or related field is required.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Must possess urban design capabilities with extensive knowledge of physical design planning practices, and of urban design graphic and modeling software, including SketchUp, Rhino, AutoCAD, Revit, and Adobe Photoshop.
Must have the ability to: work collaboratively with a wide array of individuals from various backgrounds; complete planning and design assignments through analysis of complex technical and statistical information; formulate creative planning and design solutions; prepare planning documents, urban design graphics, and construction/landscape plans and specifications; and understand and influence the behavior of others in order to achieve objectives and cause action or understanding. Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and competent in free-hand sketches, computer-based drawings, 3D modeling programs, database and/or geographic information computer software.


ESSENTIAL TASKS

  • Plan, organize and conduct zoning, land use and urban design studies, research data, analyze conditions, prepare graphics and written reports for land use policy proposals
  • Prepare conceptual designs and development design criteria, and coordinate with agency staff and other involved agencies
  • Serve as support to all Tulsa Planning Office programs
  • Participate in the City’s capital improvements process, through project recommendation and prioritization, development, and design approval for key public projects 
  • Assist in the implementation and coordination of various public and private projects 
  • Prepare detailed graphics, reports, and presentations for a wide range of development projects 
  • Confer with City departments, public officials, private consultants and various citizen groups regarding urban design issues 
  • Present to public officials, community groups, and others on urban design initiatives 
  • Answer inquiries from the public regarding planning and design initiatives 
  • Lead and/or assist in other planning and design initiatives as assigned 

APPLY
Please submit a résumé detailing employment history, experience, education, and contact information; a portfolio of work samples demonstrating the experience and skills listed above (the portfolio should be no larger than 10 MB and should be submitted in PDF or website format); and a cover letter that explains why you are interested and qualified for this position to: Personnel Director, INCOG, 2 W 2nd Street, Suite 800, Tulsa OK 74103, or e‑mail to incog@incog.org.

Salary: Annual salary range starting at $51,875; specific compensation based on qualifications and experience. Comprehensive health and retirement benefits package included. A hybrid (remote work & in‑office) work schedule may be available for this position.

Tulsa Planning Office

Apply
Please submit a résumé detailing employment history, experience, education, and contact information; a portfolio of work samples demonstrating the experience and skills listed above (the portfolio should be no larger than 10 MB and should be submitted in PDF or website format); and a cover letter that explains why you are interested and qualified for this position to: Personnel Director, INCOG, 2 W 2nd Street, Suite 800, Tulsa OK 74103, or e‑mail to incog@incog.org.