Institute for Building Technology and Safety

  • Planner - Community Development

    Posted Date 5 months ago(7/26/2018 11:47 AM)
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  • Responsibilities

    The Planner will serve the City of Guymon Oklahoma.  This person will perform planning for a community of 15,000 population within the building services department.  New development including a casino and large wind farm project near the city limits will drive community development.  A new soccer complex is in the concept design phase as well as a downtown streetscape plan. This position will exercise independence and judgment, receiving general supervision from senior management.

    Key Responsibilities:


    • Performs advanced professional work related to variety of planning assignments.
    • Manages complex planning studies, development applications and reviews consultant proposals.
    • Reviews and processes complex comprehensive plan amendments, re-zonings, annexations, site plans, plats.  Presents cases to public officials and bodies. 
    • Conducts research and prepares statistical reports on land use, physical, social & economic issues.
    • Provides professional planning assistance on land use projects. 
    • 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.
    • Presents reports and other findings to staff, Planning & Zoning Board, and Council and serves as liaison to such committees.
    • Attends substantial number of evening and weekend meetings.



    • Knowledge of the philosophies, principals, practices & techniques of planning.
    • Knowledge and experience in construction processes.
    • Knowledge of principles, methodology, practices of research and data collection.
    • Knowledge of effective writing techniques.
    • Knowledge of computer hardware and software programs, including Microsoft Office, Internet applications, Adobe Creative Suite, and GIS.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills for preparing and presenting planning reports and projects.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills for facilitating relationships with elected/appointed officials or other decision-makers.
    • Creative problem-solving skills to gather relevant information to solve less well- defined planning problems.
    • Group facilitation skills for use with community workshops.
    • Ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously.
    • Ability to provide effective supervision and staff management.
    • Ability to manage projects effectively and meet firm deadlines.



    • Preferred candidate will possess formal education in the planning or related field.
    • AICP Certification is preferred.
    • Previous experience in code enforcement, or building inspections is a plus.
    • Certifications in either field or the ability to be certified is a plus as well.


    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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