The Metropolitan Planning Department of Nashville/Davidson County seeks an Urban Designer to join its Design Studio – an in-house studio of planners with expertise in architecture, landscape architecture and urban design. This staff member will provide analysis and recommendations to Metro Nashville on community planning and urban design issues in a wide variety of rural, suburban and urban settings, with an emphasis on sustainable planning. Qualifications - The ideal candidate: -demonstrates innovative thinking in planning for sustainable communities on a site, neighborhood, community, and regional scale; -demonstrates knowledge of the principles, practices, and trends in architecture and urban design; -can conduct studies, analyze findings and provide recommendations for a wide range of urban design issues with an emphasis on architecture and building design; -can interpret federal, state, and local regulations and ordinances; -possesses strong written, oral and graphic communications skills and is -able to communicate with a wide variety of stakeholders in a clear, compelling manner; -is familiar with New Urbanism, SmartGrowth, and Form-based Coding principles; -can understand and interpret building and site plans; -possesses illustrative graphic skills in hand renderings and/or computer aided techniques; and -possesses project management experience supervising professional and technical staff. MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Bachelor's Degree in architecture or urban design from an accredited college or university,and Master’s Degree in architecture, urban design or planning from an accredited college or universityandfour (4) or more years of planning experience demonstrating use of architecture/urban design skills. Relevant work experience may be substituted for the master’s degree. This position is classified as a Planner 2 and will be filled as a contract position (non-civil service), subject to final funding approval. Salary: $62,218. Excellent health, dental and retirement benefits. COMPUTER EXPERTISE -MS Word and other MS Office tools, required -ArcMap, preferred Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, In Design, preferred CONTACT AND APPLICATION INFORMATION Applications will be reviewed as received. To be assured of consideration, your application should be received before January 10, 2014. Submit a cover letter, resume, and portfolio of work samples preferably via email, or by USPS to the address below. There is no separate application to be filed. No phone inquiries please. Josie.Bass@nashville.gov or Josie Bass Metro Planning Department 800 2nd Avenue South P.O. Box 196300 Nashville,TN 37219-6300 Firm Name: The Metropolitan Planning Department of Nashville/Davidson County Location: Nashville,TN Payment: Paid Contact: Josie Bass Email: Josie.Bass@nashville.gov Phone: Posted: Dec 10, 2013 Category: Community Development Start Date: 1970-01-01

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