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 (2021-2031) 418
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) 7.78 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Information Gathering
Oral Communication
Critical Thinking
Attention to Detail
Written Communication
Technology and Tool Usage
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Intellectual Risk-taking
Conflict Management

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Getting Information

Survey land or properties
Research geographical information using library or internet
Research impact of environmental conservation initiatives
Conduct field research
Collect statistical data
Review traffic routing or control plans
Identify interrelationships among social statistics or indicators
Identify interrelationships among individuals or social groups
Conduct plant location surveys
Conduct organizational studies
Review laws for understanding and application
Conduct interviews to gather public, community, or government services related information
Research property records

Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work

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

Analyzing Data or Information

Evaluate impact of governmental or other types of regulations or laws
Determine regulatory limitations on project
Interpret laws or legislation
Analyze social or economic data
Perform cost benefit analysis
Interpret charts or tables for social or economic research
Analyze ecosystem data

Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others

Explain traffic or transportation situations
Recommend further study or action based on research data
Conduct public, community, or government services related presenations
Promote environmental sustainability or conservation initiatives
Provide expert testimony
Explain public, community, or government service related rules, policies, laws, or regulations

Thinking Creatively

Develop public policies, procedures, or standards
Develop transportation or logistical policies, procedures, or standards
Develop simple informational data repositories or databases
Develop complex computer databases
Develop informational maps or charts
Write business project or bid proposals

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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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