Associate Planner

City of Oklahoma City - Office of Sustainability

Oklahoma City, OK United States

This position will support the City’s Office of Sustainability by providing assistance with planning and implementing initiatives or programs from the City’s sustainability plan, other adopted plans, and completed studies; researching, summarizing, and communicating complex topics to a wide range of audiences; pursuing external funding opportunities; and cultivating relationships with potential partners for new and existing initiatives.

This job is located in the Administration Division of the Planning Department with the City of Oklahoma City and is under the direction of an immediate supervisor. Associate Planner is a professional classification that requires well-developed skills in research; verbal and written communication; and fully functional knowledge of the principles, procedures, and methodologies of city planning. Essential job functions include: conducting research and/or traveling to conduct field surveys in specific or general project areas and independently compiling, computing, and presenting planning data in appropriate formats.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sustainability, Urban Design, Geography, Environmental Economics, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning, Strategic Communications, or related field and two (2) or more years professional experience working or applying principles of municipal, environmental, and/or organizational sustainability.

  • Experience researching and summarizing complex information to communicate strategically.

  • Skill in interpersonal, strategic communications, critical thinking, reading comprehension, persuasive written and verbal communication, research, and public presentations.

  • Skill to work independently/self-motivate to identify, analyze, and recommend potential initiatives based on cost-effectiveness, technical feasibility, and environmental impact.

  • Skill using specific software programs, including any of the following: GIS; Microsoft Office Suite: Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Excel, and Teams; Adobe Acrobat/Pro; Adobe Creative Suite; email marketing platforms; website editing/management platforms.

Vacancy will be posted until filled. First review of applications will occur on 9/30/2022.

Experience Level
Mid I (1-4 years)
AICP Level
Sustainability or Climate Protection Planning
Salary Range
$54,413.28 - $83,165.04