Senior Planner

Metropolitan Council

St Paul, MN United States


The Metropolitan Council is the regional planning agency for the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area providing essential services to our region: transportation, wastewater treatment, growth and development of local communities, affordable housing programs, and regional park systems.  More information at

The Council’s Community Development Division is responsible for the Council's regional long-range planning efforts; planning and technical assistance to local governments; planning for and funding the regional parks and open space system; delivering rent assistance through the Metropolitan Housing and Redevelopment Authority; and delivering the Livable Communities Act grant programs.

This position will join a collaborative team from various planning, geography, natural resources, legal, and related backgrounds with values centered on service, relationships, equity, innovation, and accountability. 

This position is eligible for hybrid (remote and onsite) teleworking.

SALARY: $78,000.00 - $117,728.00 Annually


Bachelor's degree in geography, urban studies, environmental studies, urban planning; community development, or a related field AND a minimum of four (4) years of planning-related experience. At least two (2) of the four years of experience must be in development review and permitting, ordinance writing, planning implementation, or long-range planning with a local unit of government, such as a city, county, or township. Demonstrated experience in effectively interpreting and communicating complex or technical information to lay audiences.

See Council’s job posting for education and work experience equivalencies.





Experience Level
Mid II (4-8 years)
AICP Level
Comprehensive or Long-Range Planning
Salary Range
$78,000.00 - $117,728.00 Annually

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