Assistant City. Planner


The City of Gatlinburg's Building and Planning Department is accepting applications for an Assistant City. Planner. Upon a conditional offer of employment, the candidate must successfully pass a background check, physical examination by a licensed physician and successfully pass a drug screen.


The City currently provides the following 100% City-paid employee benefits: Medical insurance,  dental insurance, $20,000 life insurance policy, long-term disability insurance, annual longevity bonus, vacation leave, sick leave, 11 paid holidays, and bereavement leave. The City also provides a $600 monthly contribution towards employees who select Family Insurance Coverage, or approximately two-thirds of the cost.

In addition to these benefits, City employees can also enjoy half-price rounds at the Gatlinburg Golf Course and enjoy free use of the weight room, indoor track, gymnasium and swimming pool at the Gatlinburg Community Center.

The current starting pay for an Assistant City Planner is $57,325

JOB PURPOSE: Performs intermediate professional work assisting in the development of comprehensive plans, preparing policies, reviewing site plans and administering the zoning ordinance and municipal code; does related work as required. Work is performed under regular supervision of the Building and Planning Director.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Reviewing building, sign and land use applications; preparing short and long-range development and improvement plans; preparing graphic materials; conducting research; reviewing site plans; maintaining records and files; preparing reports; assisting boards, commissions, committees and elected officials. Ability to interact tactfully with the public; establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates; ability to follow instructions and make decisions within established operating procedures.

QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Planning, Civil Engineering, or a closely related field and some professional experience. Applicant should also possess some educational or work experience with a Geographic Information System.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a valid Tennessee's Driver's License and the ability to be insured at standard vehicle liability rates.

Applications are available at City Hall, 1230 East Parkway, Gatlinburg or can be submitted online at Complete and return the application.  Position will remain open until filled.

Resumes may be included as a supplement to the application but NOT as a substitute.  For some jobs, copies of diplomas, transcripts, or certifications may be required.  The need for this documentation will be specified in the job announcement or as supplemental materials in the application.  Applications must be received in City Hall at the Human resources office by 4:30 on the stated deadline or must be postmarked by that date.  Applications cannot be faxed.

Additional information may be obtained by calling Human Resources at (865) 436-1414.

The City of Gatlinburg does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Public Law 93-112 and 101-336 in its hiring, employment practices and programs.