Salary Group B25

Class No. 0520



Performs highly advanced (senior-level) planning and research work.  Work involves overseeing the development of local, regional, or state zoning, urban, transportation, emergency management, or site plans and programs; and conducting meetings with federal, state, and local officials and regional groups.  May plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others.  Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.


Oversees planning and research projects, and field surveys.

Oversees and evaluates research and analyses of local, state, and national trends; policy issues; and proposed legislation, regulations, or rules; and reviews recommendations.

Oversees and/or conducts planning studies such as feasibility studies or master plans.

Oversees and/or prepares complex reports, studies, research projects, and other technical documents.

Administers the development of complex plans or programs, assesses the feasibility of planning proposals, and initiates program strategy development.

Develops and reviews policies and procedures for implementation, administration, and evaluation of short-range and long-range plans or programs; and measures progress.

Prepares and monitors performance measures..

Provides consultation on planning, design, implementation, and technical phases of planning projects.

Leads and participates in technical, policy, and interagency planning meetings.

Reviews and evaluates planning material for contractual compliance.

Collects, organizes, analyzes, and prepares materials in response to requests for information and reports.

Serves as a liaison between federal, state, and local agencies and regional groups in matters concerning the coordination of plans and services.

May plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others.

Performs related work as assigned.


Experience and Education

Experience in planning and research work.  Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in city or regional planning, economics, business or public administration, political science, or a related field is generally preferred.  Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of government organization and administration; and of principles, objectives, and procedures of governmental planning, programming, and research.

Skill in project management, budget management, and grant management; in the use of a computer and applicable software; in applying statistical tools to data; in preparing reports; and in collecting and analyzing demographics and statistics.

Ability to evaluate planning material; to conduct research; to communicate effectively; and to plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others.

State Auditor’s Office

Revised 9-1-15