Planner (Planner III)

Job #: 2018-78

  • TWC Job #: 5338954
  • Opening Date: 7/06/2018
  • Travel Required: NA
  • Monthly Salary: $4,023.16 - $5,416.67/mo
  • Position Location: Austin, TX
  • Group Step: B21
  • Class: 0606

Military Occupational Specialist codes that may be applicable to this position: 59, 59a, IS, 612X, 632X, 712X, 732X, 25, 0211, 16GX, 16RX, 2G, 3D, 88, 05, 0291, 0506, 0510, 0535, 0550, 8870, 2G0X1, 3D0X1

Omission of data on the state application is grounds for disqualification of the application.


Planner position is assigned to the Texas Workforce Investment Council (TWIC).  Performs highly complex (senior-level) planning and research work. Work involves developing local, regional, or state zoning, urban, transportation, emergency management, or site plans and programs; preparing implementation plans; and monitoring policies and procedures. May supervise the work of others. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.


  • Conducts planning and research projects.
  • Conducts planning studies such as feasibility studies or comparative analysis.
  • Carries out policies and procedures for the implementation, administration, and evaluation of plans or programs; and measures progress.
  • Develops short-range and long-range statewide plans, projects, or programs.
  • Develops methodologies and specifications for planning and research projects.
  • Provides technical assistance for planning contracts and reports on planning projects.
  • Provides technical planning assistance.
  • Prepares and monitors performance measures.
  • Prepares reports and makes presentations.
  • Participates in technical, policy, and interagency planning meetings.
  • Analyzes and evaluates plans, proposals, and studies.
  • Reviews planning material for statutory compliance.
  • Researches and analyzes state and national trends; policy issues; and proposed legislation, regulations, or rules to determine impact; and makes recommendations.
  • Identifies, defines, and researches issues of strategic importance.
  • Forecasts and monitors performance objectives.
  • Collects, organizes, and analyzes data required in the development of plans or programs.
  • Maintains regular work schedule.
  • Performs related work as assigned.


  • Experience in planning and research work. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in 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 of government organization and administration; and of principles, objectives, and procedures of governmental planning, programming, and research.
  • Skill 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 materials and to conduct research
  • Ability to communicate effectively and to present complex material to a diverse audience.

Registration, Certification or Licensure:   Valid Texas Drivers License.

Physical Requirements and/or Working Conditions:  This classification functions in a standard office environment.  Ability to move up to 35 lbs.  Ability to drive and travel as needed.  Will need to move about the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, set up conference rooms for meetings, etc. Must be able to communicate and exchange accurate information via phone, computer and in person. Must be able to observe and evaluate media and grant presentations. Business hours of operation are M-F, 8-5. Must be able to work hours during a legislative session that include holidays and as needed.