Regional Planner

Southeast Tennessee Development District

Department of Community & Economic Development

Regional Planner


The Southeast Tennessee Development District located in Chattanooga, Tennessee has an opening for the position of Regional Planner.  This entry-level position will work in advising local communities on matters related to land use planning primarily through zoning and subdivision regulations.   The position will also work with communities in the development of short and long-range plans.  Other duties include assisting communities in a wide variety of activities including, but not limited to, grant writing, project administration, the National Flood Insurance Program, annexations and urban growth.  Attendance at evening meetings is required.

The ideal candidate should have a bachelor’s degree in planning, public administration, political science, geography or a closely related field.  A master’s degree in one of the aforementioned areas is preferred.  Some professional experience in land use planning is also preferred.


Resumes & cover letters must be received by Friday, August 24th, 2018 and should be sent to:


P.O. Box 4757
Chattanooga, TN 37405
ATTN: Human Resources


The Southeast Tennessee Development District is an equal opportunity employer/program; auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.  Tennessee Relay 711