Land Use/Regional Planner

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

land use planner jobsWhat Does Working as a Land Use/Regional Planner Look Like?

Most land use/regional planners working with military land are expected to do the following:

  • Meet with developers, public officials and government to determine best use plans for land owned by or affected by the military.
  • Collect data and statistics about the land in question.
  • Analyze data and consider existing plans and regulations.
  • Present findings, create revised plans and submit revisions for consideration.

You will need excellent communication skills and deep knowledge of land codes and governing regulations.

Land Use/Regional Planner Salary and Forecast

People working in these positions earn a national median salary of $61,540 (as of 2016).

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Job opportunities in the conservation industry are growing at a rate of 5-8%, with North Carolina leading the way with a job opportunity growth rate of 9%.

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What Education is Required to Work as a Land Use/Regional Planner?

All of these positions require at least a bachelor’s degree. Most require graduate work, a master’s degree or a graduate level certificate. The Graduate Certificate in Military Land Sustainability fills a niche requirement specific to working as a soil conservationist on military lands.

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Land Use/Regional Planner Job Opportunities

Planners work for a variety of federal agencies, from the Department of Defense to the Federal Aviation Administration to the National Park Service.

The following are job titles commonly held in this field:

  • Land Use Planner
  • Regional Planner
  • Planning Director

Explore land use planner and regional planner job opportunities here.

Ready to Get Started?

Interested in land use planning? Jumpstart your career by applying to the Graduate Certificate in Military Land Sustainability today.

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