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Planner II

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Class Number: 
Annual Salary Range:
$41,208.00 – $65,544.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,717.00 – $2,731.00
Pay Grade: 

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This is mid-level professional work involving planning in one or more of the following areas: natural resources, health and social resources, correctional services, recreation, economics, or public administration.

Job Duties

Collects, analyzes, evaluates and interprets complex technical information related to an assigned area and/or project.

Develops an assigned phase of a highly specialized planning project, or serves as lead planner of an assigned comprehensive planning project.

Consults with public officials, staff members, and organizations; provides recommendations.

Prepares and disseminates a wide range of data to support the planning and development activities of state, regional, and local agencies.

Reviews planning projects and/or proposed legislation regarding program priorities, expenditure of funds, and coordination of services.

Evaluates proposed programs, projects, studies, and/or applications from cities, counties, and regional planning commissions for funding assistance.

Reviews applications for federal or state funds to ensure compliance with policies, procedures, and guidelines.

Conducts research on a wide variety of social, economic, demographic, or related data.

Assists local communities utilizing federal funds for various specialized purposes.

Represents the state in interactions with various federal program administrators.

Exercises independent judgment and initiative; receives general administrative direction; work is reviewed through conferences and evaluation of reports.

Performs other related work as assigned.

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility. Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement; no other substitutions will be permitted. These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

One or more years of experience as a Planner I with the Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System.


A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university; and,

Two or more years of professional experience in research and analysis, program or policy development, management analysis, grant management, budget/fiscal analysis, and/or a closely related area.

(Additional qualifying experience may substitute on a year-for-year basis for deficiencies in the required education.)

(24 earned graduate credit hours from an accredited college or university in Planning, Social Sciences, Public or Business Administration, Environmental Sciences, Public Health, Recreation, Engineering, Architecture, or a closely related area may substitute for one year of the required experience.)

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Intermediate knowledge of the principles, practices, and objectives of local, regional, and state planning.

Intermediate knowledge of research methodology

Intermediate knowledge of data collection and statistics.

Intermediate knowledge of computer software applications.

Introductory knowledge of laws relating to federal, state, and local planning.

Introductory knowledge of contracts, grants, and related fiscal documents.

Ability to plan, organize, and complete complex assignments.

Ability to delegate and oversee assignments of staff.

Ability to organize and present the results of complex research or analysis in a clear and concise manner.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, public officials, and the general public.

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