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707881 - DEO - PLANNING ANALYST - 40000516

Date:  Oct 5, 2022


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Requisition No: 707881 

Agency: Economic Opportunity

Working Title: 707881 - DEO - PLANNING ANALYST - 40000516

Position Number: 40000516 

Salary:  $43,151.19 

Posting Closing Date: 10/21/2022 




****Previous Applicates are still being considered and do not need to reapply****





Our Organization and Mission:

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) works across the state to support Florida’s economy, robust and talented workforce, and our local communities. We are dedicated to making a stronger and more resilient Florida, so our businesses, communities, and workforce are better prepared to withstand future economic slowdowns and natural disasters.


In collaboration with our partners, we salute our nation’s veterans and are honored to have the opportunity to support them and their family members by encouraging them to apply at DEO for positions that fit their skill sets.


The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.  (TTY/TDD 1-800-955-8771 or the Florida Relay Service – 711.)


Let DEO’s mission become yours. To find out more about us, click on the link:


The Work You Will Do:

This is a Planning Analyst position in Tallahassee, Fl with the Department of Economic Opportunity working under the Bureau of Community Planning and Growth within the Division of Community Development.  This position is responsible for implementing Chapter 163, Part II, Florida Statutes and the provision of technical assistance to local governments.


The Difference You Will Make:

The broad goals of community planning are to protect human, environmental, social, and economic resources; and, through orderly growth, to maintain the character and stability of present and future land use and development. Community planning identifies a community's resources and the long-range community needs and goals. It provides a process for developing community consensus and for local governments to adopt their comprehensive plans.  You will be helping the bureau and DEO create resilient by following planning principles and techniques and the using independent judgment in implementing Florida’s growth management.  DEO is a fast-paced work environment in which critical thinking and prioritizing are a must.


How You Will Grow:

DEO encourages its employees to constantly innovate and seek efficiencies.  Trainings are made available throughout the year and on request with our Office of Human Resources Training and with our Division of Workforce Training Unit. In accordance with DEO’s Vision and Mission, the employee:

  • Furthers Florida’s economic vision by providing support that enhances the economy and develops, safe, and healthy communities.
  • Meets customer/client expectations with an emphasis on responsiveness, quality, quantity, and timeliness of work.
  • Provides information clearly, accurately, and succinctly; and exhibits good listening skills.
  • Works collaboratively to optimize the effectiveness of DEO's available resources and tools.
  • Uses knowledge acquired through education, training, or experience to complete tasks.


These expectations are for all our employees, and you will be expected to model these as a leader.  We believe in supporting and encouraging you as you take on important and often complex projects while offering you the opportunity to gain valuable experience.  

Where You Will Work:   

Tallahassee is Florida’s Capital City and continues to grow by attracting development and new businesses. Tallahassee is a mid-sized city in the heart of Florida’s Big Bend.  DEO’s main office is in Downtown Tallahassee, the political epicenter that draws in visitors each year to visit the state’s Capitol. Each spring, the legislative session opens, and people pour in to see the Florida Legislature perform business and approve the state’s annual budget. Being in Tallahassee will guarantee you an experience vibrant with a unique experience, professional growth, entertainment, and culture. Tallahassee is:

  • Known for its beautiful parks, rolling hills and oak trees, canopied roads, hotels, dining, museums, arts, music, and natural resources ( )
  • Home to major college campuses, Florida State University (FSU), Florida A & M University (FAMU) and Tallahassee Community College (TCC).
  • Approximately 22 miles from the nearest beach ( )
  • Within a state having no state income tax for residents of Florida



* State Group Insurance coverage options+
(health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental option)

* Retirement plan options, including employer contributions (

* Nine paid holidays and a Personal Holiday each year

* Annual and Sick Leave Benefits

* Student Loan Forgiveness Program (Eligibility required)

* Flexible Spending Accounts

* Tuition Fee Waivers (Accepted by major Florida colleges/universities)

* Ongoing comprehensive training provided

* Career Growth      

* Highly skilled, professional environment

For a more complete list of benefits, visit


* We care about the success of our employees.

* We care about the success of our clients.

* We are always improving our technology, our tools, our customer’s experiences, and ourselves.

* A rewarding experience for reliable, compassionate, and professional employees.


Pay: $45,000/Annually


Your Specific Responsibilities:

This position is an advanced, professional planning position and is responsible for implementing the Local Government Comprehensive Planning Program (Chapter 163, Part Two, Florida Statutes) and the Development of Regional Impact Program (Chapter 380, Florida Statutes); interagency coordinated review functions (Federal Coastal Consistency, MPO Transportation Plans, Deepwater Port Master Plans, Campus Master Plans, etc.) and the provision of technical assistance to local governments.  This position is responsible for conducting in-depth review of projects requiring a broad knowledge and expertise in planning principles and techniques and the use of independent judgment in implementing Florida’s growth management laws.  General duties include travel to local governments.



  • Independently evaluates comprehensive plans and plan amendments and other documents submitted to the Department under Chapter 163, Florida Statutes, for any impact to important state resources.  Prepare reports summarizing the issues, analyzing consistency with growth management laws, identifying strategies to achieve consistency with state laws and making recommendations for resolving issues with local governments and interested parties.
  • Independently evaluates applications for development approval, notices of proposed change, development orders, binding letters, agreements, and other documents submitted to the Department under Chapter 380, Florida Statutes, and implementing rules.  Prepare reports summarizing regional issues, analyzing consistency with growth management laws, identifying mitigation strategies, and making recommendations for resolving issues with local governments and interested parties.
  • Provides advanced technical assistance to local governments and communities on planning issues.
  • Serves on one or more special state initiative teams.
  • Serves as an expert witness in administrative hearings.
  • Participates in interagency meetings, workshops, pre-application conferences and public meetings as the Department representative.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of urban and regional planning concepts; demonstrated skill in growth management; demonstrated skill in applying Chapters 163 and 380 and Rule 9J-2.
  • Knowledge of the development process and permitting programs.
  • Skills in both written and verbal communication.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships and negotiate effectively; ability to perform word processing on a personal computer.
  • Ability to apply planning methodologies, such as population projection.
  • Ability to apply critical thinking for most planning problems.
  • Ability to independently exercise sound judgment performing duties.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and manage time efficiently.
  • Ability to provide technical assistance to local governments.
  • Ability to travel and represent the Department on committees and provide effective presentations to elected officials and staff.


The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee