Date:  Jul 19, 2024


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Requisition No: 831777 

Agency: Commerce

Working Title: PLANNING ANALYST - 40000527

 Pay Plan: Career Service

Position Number: 40000527 

Salary:  $46,668.01 

Posting Closing Date: 07/31/2024 

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Your Specific Responsibilities:

  • Reviews comprehensive plan amendments for consistency with Chapter 163, Part II, Florida Statutes and prepares Objectives, Recommendations, and Comments and reports recommendations for finds of compliance.
  • Reviews land development regulations and prepares reports in accordance with chapter 380.05, Florida Statutes, for guiding development and Florida Administrative Codes.
  • Research scientific studies, management plans, statutes, administrative code, and federal rules and provides recommendations regarding applicability to relevant program activity.
  • Reviews environmental resource permits, requests to dredge and fill, dock siting plans, revetments and other development proposals under the Coastal Zone Management Program and prepares recommendations for agency action.
  • Reviews development orders, permits and other development approvals for consistency with the adopted comprehensive plan, land development regulations, Principles for Guiding Development, Florida Administrative Code, and develops recommendations for agency action. 
  • Reviews land development regulations for consistency with the adopted comprehensive plans.
  • Participates in interagency meetings and coordinates with local and state agencies, citizens, and neighborhood groups.
  • Coordinates and participates in the preparation and evaluation of the annual Florida Keys Program Report to the Governor and Cabinet. Prepares reports and briefings and attends meetings with Cabinet Aides and other agency staff.
  • Participates in the response for information and documents from the Governor’s office staff.  Reviews relevant legislation and prepares recommendations.
  • Provides technical assistance to local governments in interpreting and accomplishing Florida Keys Work Program by coordinating meetings with planning and legal staff.
  • Other duties as required.



Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


  • Knowledge of Chapter 163, Florida Statutes, Chapter 380.05, Florida Statues, Areas of Critical State Concern and Growth Management Administrative Code.
  • Skills in utilizing Geographic Information Systems and property appraiser’s records, and interpretation of building and site plans.
  • Ability to express scientific and legal concepts in plain language and make concise presentations.
  • Ability to interpret rules, codes, statutes, and comprehensive plan policies. 
  • Ability to exercise independent judgement and manage multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously. 
  • Ability to use standard office and emails software on a computer.



Preference will be given to candidates with/or pursuing a degree in Urban and Regional Planning.


Pay:  $46,668.01/Annually


Our Organization and Mission:

FloridaCommerce 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 FloridaCommerce for positions that fit their skill sets.


FloridaCommerce 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.)


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The Work You Will Do:

This is a Planning Analyst position in Tallahassee, Fl with FloridaCommerce 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 FloridaCommerce create resilience by following planning principles and techniques and 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:

FloridaCommerce encourages its employees to constantly innovate and seek efficiencies.  Trainings are made available throughout the year and on request with the Office of Training and Development within the Bureau of Human Resource Management. In accordance with our 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 FloridaCommerce’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.  FloridaCommerce’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 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


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* 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


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* We care about the success of our employees.

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

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




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