Urban and Regional Planners:

Develop comprehensive plans and programs for use of land and physical facilities of jurisdictions, such as towns, cities, counties, and metropolitan areas.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $52,210.00
Average Time to Fill 32 days
Typical Education Bachelor's degree
Typical Experience Over 10 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 582
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 14.26 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Attention to Detail
Oral Communication
Written Communication
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Technology and Tool Usage

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Getting Information

Collect statistical data
Survey land or properties
Research geographical information using library or internet
Research impact of environmental conservation initiatives
Conduct field research
Conduct survey research of specified populations and demographics
Collect archival or historical material
Review maps to determine location or routes
Review traffic routing or control plans
Research property records
Identify interrelationships among social statistics or indicators
Identify interrelationships among individuals or social groups
Research environmental impact of industrial or development activities
Conduct interviews to gather public, community, or government services related information
Review laws for understanding and application
Evaluate plans or specifications to determine technological or environmental implications
Investigate environmental impact of projects and activities
Collect information from people through observation, interviews, or surveys
Analyze evidence or facts
Conduct plant location surveys
Conduct organizational studies

Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work

Plan meetings
Plan conferences, programs, or events
Develop environmental sustainability plans or projects
Develop plans for engineering programs, projects, or services
Prepare detailed work plans
Manage projects to keep within time, cost, and quality guidelines
Plan surveys of target population
Plan scientific, research, or investigative studies
Prepare meeting agenda
Plan ecological projects such as forestation, reforestation, or range revegetation
Conduct long-term forest or range land planning

Analyzing Data or Information

Determine regulatory limitations on project
Evaluate impact of governmental or other types of regulations or laws
Interpret laws or legislation
Analyze social or economic data
Interpret charts or tables for social or economic research
Analyze ecosystem data
Perform cost benefit analysis
Evaluate technical data to determine effect on designs or plans
Perform statistical analysis or modeling

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Regional Planning
Landscape Architecture
Customer Service
Staff Management
Business Development
Civil Engineering

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