Planner I

City of Olathe

Olathe, KS United States


SALARY:   $48,822 - $75,675 annually


The City of Olathe, Kansas has an exciting opportunity for a Planner I to join our dynamic team.    At the City of Olathe, we are "Setting the Standard for Excellence in Public Service," and our organizational culture is centered around the values of Customer Service, Teamwork, Learning, Communication, and Leadership through Service. The Planning Division contributes to the planning and development of our fast-growing community, working to provide a strong and vibrant tax base, redevelopment of our downtown, and prioritizing quality of life goals all supported in our Strategic Plan (Olathe 2040).

To continue this trend of excellence, the City Planning Division is recruiting for a Planner I that is skilled in problem-solving, team-oriented participation, has excellent written/verbal communication skills and customer service skills.


  •  Reviews sign permits, building permits, and landscape plan reviews and associated inspections.
  • Conducts zoning enforcement activities and ensures compliance against all applicable requirements of the Unified Development Ordinance and any zoning stipulations associated with a specific site or location. 
  • Assists with development review and pre-application review meetings.
  • Reviews or assists in the review of development proposals, site plans, and plats.
  • Attends bi-weekly evening Planning Commission meetings as necessary.
  • Collects a variety of data, research, and prepare reports in support of planning studies and initiatives. 
  • Answer general questions/interpret planning and zoning regulations to the public, applicants, as well as elected and appointed officials. 
  • Perform additional duties and responsibilities as required. 


Experience: 0-2 years of experience in planning, permit review, or code enforcement. 

Education: Bachelor's degree in urban planning or related field. 


Typical Hours:  Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.  
Must successfully pass a background investigation, pre-employment physical, and drug screen. 


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage
  • Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS)
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Program with city match
  • VEBA Health Reimbursement Account with city contribution (depending on health plan selected)
  • Generous vacation, sick, and personal leave
  • Paid parental leave
  • Onsite Wellbeing Center for employee and dependents and Comprehensive Wellness Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance/AD&D
  • Voluntary Short-Term Disability
  • Long Term Care
  • Other voluntary supplemental benefits
  • And much more!
Experience Level
Entry (0-1 year)
AICP Level
Land Use and Development Regulation and Zoning
Salary Range
$48,422 - $62,004 annually

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