Institute for Building Technology and Safety

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US-OK-Oklahoma City
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IBTS is currently recruiting for a Planner to join our growing and dynamic Local Government Solutions team in Oklahoma.  The selected candidate will participate in advanced professional planning assignments.  Responsibilities include performing reviews of development proposals and plans for compliance with state and local codes and regulations and the development of long-range community and land use plans, along with the development of implementation strategies.  This position will be responsible for exercising some degree of independence, but will receive direction and supervision from the Community Development Manager and senior management.


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Performs advanced professional work related to a variety of planning assignments.
  • Manages complex planning studies and development applications and reviews project proposals.
  • Reviews and processes complex comprehensive plan amendments, rezonings, annexations, site plans, and plats.
  • Communicates effectively both orally and in writing with co-workers; city, town and county departments; developers; elected officials; state and federal agencies; community organizations; and the public.
  • Conducts research and prepares statistical reports on land use and physical, social and economic issues.
  • Performs field inspections to gather data relevant to the development review process and/or to verify that development projects comply with approved plans.
  • Schedules and conducts meetings with advisory boards and elected officials.
  • Assists in writing, a variety of ordinances and regulations relating to development controls
  • Attends substantial number of evening and weekend meetings.
  • Attends a substantial number of evening and weekend meetings.



  • Knowledge of the principles, objectives and techniques of planning, community development, geography, historic preservation and land use regulations.
  • Basic understanding of ordinances, codes, regulations and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of the techniques required in the preparation of maps, charts, sketches and graphics
  • Knowledge of effective writing techniques.
  • Knowledge of principles, methodology, practices of research and data collection, cost benefit analysis and standard statistical procedures.
  • Knowledge of geographic information systems, computer hardware and software programs, Internet applications, econometric or transportation modeling and database management.


  • Planner requires a bachelor's degree in either urban planning, architecture, landscape architecture, or a closely related field and two or more years of planning, design or zoning experience. Master’s Degree preferred.
  • AICP certification is a plus.


Bring your passion, expertise, and experience to IBTS, where we appreciate and are committed to our employees. We offer outstanding benefits, growth opportunities and work hard to maintain a culture that values our employees. 


The Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that was established to provide unbiased professional building code compliance services, while enhancing the communities in which we work. At IBTS, our mission is to deliver quality services to meet the challenges of governance at all levels while enhancing public safety, economic development, and the general welfare of the community. Our services include Building and Community Development, Energy and Sustainability Services, Disaster Planning and Recovery, Quality Assurance, as well as Compliance and Risk Monitoring.


IBTS is headquartered in Ashburn, VA, with additional offices in Louisiana, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma, Texas and Washington, DC.


We are committed to building a community of experts with diverse backgrounds, disciplines, and perspectives who are passionate about our mission. IBTS is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. Section 3 residents, people with disability, and veterans encouraged to apply.


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