Town of Marana

Marana, AZ


Posted 19 days ago

Job Description

Closing: Continuous
Town of Marana

Marana is the fastest growing community in Southern Arizona and the 2nd largest municipality in Pima County. The Town was recently recognized as one of the ten most successful cities in Arizona. Marana lies approximately 20 minutes northwest of downtown Tucson and 75 minutes southeast of Phoenix. The Town makes its decisions based on a Strategic Plan that has five focus areas: Commerce, Community, Heritage, Innovation and Recreation.

Marana's standards are high. We are an organization of excellence and have developed four Cultural Value Statements that provide the guidelines for how we work together. Our Cultural Values are: Dedicated Service, Respect, Teamwork and Engaged Innovation.

Position Description

The Town of Marana is seeking a full-time Planner to work in Development Services. This is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in utilizing their education in urban planning and their expertise in GIS to have a direct impact on the growth of the Marana community and the Southern Arizona Region.

The Town offers a competitive benefits package:

Hiring Range $21.86 - $26.78

Examples of Duties

  • Reviews, researches and evaluates planning and development projects such as subdivision plats, development plans, building permits, landscape plans, conditional use permits, variances, design review.
  • Oversees the planning process: Coordinates with other departments and outside agencies; conducts meetings; prepares public notifications; provides project information to the general public; assists applicant through the process; and prepares and presents staff report to Board of Adjustment, Planning Commission, and Town Council.
  • Provides customer service regarding a wide variety of development related issues through front-counter, phone and on-site assistance; including interpretation of codes, ordinances, and regulations.
  • Works with and manages GIS data and creates land use maps. Creates and maintains GIS database and layers in cooperation with Technical Services staff.
  • Creates visual exhibits to aid in greater understanding of project location and outcomes; other mapping projects as needed.
  • Collect statistical data and prepare reports, maps, site plans and graphic illustrations on development projects, and land use.
  • Addressing duties: review projects for compliance, assign new addresses, coordinate with County on keeping regional resources up-to-date.
  • Assist with Department plans and policy updates.
Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Urban Planning or related field
  • Over six months experience in planning, geography, community development, public administration, or closely related field
  • Knowledge and experience with GIS software
An equivalent combination of education and relevant experience that provides the desired knowledge, skills & abilities to successfully perform essential functions may be considered.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in working with graphic illustration software including PhotoShop, Illustrator and InDesign
  • Project experience with ESRI's ArcMap/ArcPro GIS software
Additional Requirements
  • Ability to pass both the Town of Marana background check
If you meet the minimum requirements, submit a completed Town of Marana application which can be supplemented with a resume and cover letter. Candidates are responsible for verifying receipt of materials. Applications must be submitted by applying online at and following the employment link. All status updates will be sent via email through the applicant tracking system.

REVIEW PROCESS: Applications are reviewed as they are received, job posting will remain open until a sufficient number of applicants have met the minimum requirements and have been scheduled for interviews.

11555 West Civic Center Drive
Marana, AZ 85653
ph (520) 382-1900 / fx (520) 382-3500

Human Resource Staff Contact
Loren Churchman /520.382.1934/

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The Town of Marana is an equal opportunity employer. If you require a reasonable accommodation at any stage of the application/exam process due to a disability, please contact the Human Resources Department prior to any deadlines related to this recruitment process. Please contact the Human Resources Department if you would like this publication in an alternative format.