Senior Planner / Planner 2

The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning Agency (RPA) is seeking to fill a Senior Planner/Planner 2 position in the Community Planning & Design Division.  Incumbents in this classification are responsible for providing professional expertise in all aspects of the planning and development process, including policy formulation, neighborhood planning, transportation planning, land use and redevelopment.  Duties include developing long-range plans to comply with federal guidelines; administering local zoning; conducting research and analyses; and performing long-range projects related to neighborhood planning, transportation planning, land use and urban redevelopment. Work requires limited supervision and the use of independent judgment and discretion.


Why Chattanooga?

Chattanooga continues to receive international attention for its successes in downtown and riverfront revitalization.  Since 2011, Chattanooga and Hamilton County have attracted 9,086 new jobs and more than $1 billion in capital investment, including expansions to Volkswagen’s automotive assembly facility and an Amazon Fulfillment Center.  Six years ago, our Electric Power Board (EPB) began offering the fastest internet in the country.  Recently, EPB rolled out 10 gigabit internet service, available for every home and business in Chattanooga.

Chattanooga offers a low cost of living in exchange for a high quality of life.  Named Outside Magazine’s Best Town Ever in 2015 & 2011, Chattanooga boasts a range of outdoor offerings.


Why the RPA?

Community Planning & Design (CPD) is a division of the RPA that focuses on urban design, sustainability and area planning.  Our division’s work program for the next few years will be focused on developing 12 Area Plans that cover all of Hamilton County.  We will also be developing more detailed Station Area Plans/TOD’s in some of those areas.

In 2016, Chattanooga adopted a mandatory Form-Based Code for the entire downtown area.  The CPD managed that initiative.  We also recently completed a Public Spaces project with schematic designs for 4 projects, including a park, a Riverwalk trail and streetscape improvements.


This position is posted through the City of Chattanooga at