Class Code: 04022








Performs journey level professional project, operational, or specialized planning of moderate technical scope and depth using a variety of principles, methods, and practices established in the planning profession; performs related work as required.


The Work Examples and Competencies listed are for illustrative purposes only and not intended to be the primary basis for position classification decisions.



Provides planning assistance to state and local planning councils in developing area program plans; guides groups in the preparation of program funding applications; maintains files and planning kits or literature.

Develops and updates statistics on economic and sociological conditions by county and state area; designs research projects and conducts field investigations, surveys, and demographic studies to guide planning of program services.

Analyzes financial records and related documents and provides fiscal management of federal and state funding programs.

Conducts studies and reports on specific planning projects and problems at the county, municipal, or state level, and coordinates and administers federal grant-in-aid projects working through local planning units.

Develops resource data and assembles background information for urban and regional planning; coordinates, reviews, and provides technical assistance to local governments, schools, special districts, and community organizations on planning needs and requirements of the planning assistance program.

Recommends policies and procedures for carrying out a planning program; provides assistance to local governmental units on policy and technical determinations.

Assures conformance with standards of technical adequacy in plans developed by other state departments, regional and local planning officials, and/or consultants.

Prepares technical reports and public informational materials for other professional planners, government officials, and the public; performs planning research including legislation analysis.

Travels extensively within the state to coordinate agency objectives and activities with local governments and agency field office; makes public appearances to represent agency programs.



Knowledge of principles, techniques, current trends, laws, policies, and programs concerning state, local and community development.

Knowledge of the various methods of financing local and state services and related projects.

Knowledge of State or local budget, accounting, and auditing policies, rules, and procedures.

Knowledge of the functions and organization of local and state government.

Knowledge of environmental, public health, social, and other problems affecting development of local and state human and physical resources and projects.

Ability to carry out major project activities.

Ability to interpret and apply agency policies.

Ability to plan work, think conceptually, observe and evaluate trends, analyze data, draw logical conclusions, and make sound decisions and recommendations.

Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Ability to speak before public and private groups.

Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with other people.

Ability to meet customer needs in a consistently helpful and courteous manner.

Ability to work cooperatively with others as part of a team.

Ability to apply personal work attitudes such as honesty, responsibility and trustworthiness required to be a productive employee.

Ability to analyze financial and budgetary data.

Displays high standards of ethical conduct. Refrains from dishonest behavior.

Works and communicates with all clients and customers providing quality professional service.

Displays a high level of initiative, effort, attention to detail and commitment by completing assignments efficiently with minimal supervision.

Follows policy, cooperates with supervisors and aligns behavior with the goals of the organization.

Fosters and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, group identity and team spirit throughout the organization.

Exchanges information with individuals or groups effectively by listening and responding appropriately.



The equivalent of six years of full-time economic, environmental, social, health care or agricultural program experience (at the local, regional statewide, or national level) requiring knowledge in the following: program content, related community resources, user problems, and program/treatment methods demonstrated by one of these types of work; program counselor, program administrator, program trainer, technical assistant or program consultant;


an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting thirty semester hours of accredited college course work for one year of the required experience with a maximum substitution of four years;


an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting thirty semester hours of graduate level college course work in one of the fields listed below for each year of the required experience to a maximum substitution of two years;



Architectural Engineering

Business Administration

Civil Engineering


Computer Science

Criminal Justice











Natural Science



Physical Science

Political Science


Public Administration

Regional Planning


Special Education

Traffic Engineering

Transportation Planning

Urban Planning


employees with current, continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes experience equal to eighteen months of full time work as a Program Planner 1.



For designated positions, the appointing authority, may request the certification of only those applicants possessing a minimum of twelve semester hours of education, six months of experience, a combination thereof, or a specific certification, license, or endorsement in the following areas:


025 fluency in the American Sign Language system

063 business

075 minority studies OR community organization/indigent or disadvantaged neighborhoods

092 emergency exercises (state and local)

107 criminal justice

122 PC business applications

146 disabilities

174 moving water safety

179 emergency medical services

185 epidemiology

186 education

187 energy

190 emergency preparedness

208 financial management (accounting, auditing, budgeting, economics, finance)

209 student loan/financial aid administration

210 finance

216 financial aid programs

230 Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

244 gerontology

246 grant writing and management

274 health planning

277 history

292 hospital/health care statistics and reimbursement

304 museum operations

319 international trade

341 job development

353 law

406 mass communications (writing, editing, layout, design and publishing of printed media)

409 personal computers

450 natural resources

595 regional planning

596 refugee resettlement services

602 real estate

656 social work

658 integrated solid waste management

663 substance abuse programs

704 senior health insurance

709 transportation planning

731 urban planning

754 volunteer coordinator

863 ability to speak Spanish fluently

866 ability to speak and write Spanish fluently

868 telecommunications project management

915 women's studies and programs

932 fundraising for non-profit corporation board


For designated positions, the appointing authority, may request those applicants possessing a minimum of twelve semester hours with emphasis in the following area:


192 economic development


For designated positions, the appointing authority, may request those applicants possessing a minimum of six months of experience in the following area:


064 Medicare elderly services


For designated positions, the appointing authority, request the certification of only those applicants possessing a minimum of one year of full-time experience in the following:


256 college level education (professor or teaching assistant)

257 career development counseling

258 student services (public or private institutions or agencies)


For designated positions, the appointing authority, may request only those applicants who possess the following:


252 certification by the national crime information center (NCIC)


Applicants wishing to be considered for these positions should be sure to list related experience on the Experience and Special Requirements sections of the application.


Effective Date: 1/14 JD