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Human Services Planner

City of Boulder, CO

In progress
Open until filled
$66,955 - $102,003
Job Function
Other, Non-Department Head

Full Time

Related Topics

Community Planning
Job Location

PO Box 791 , Boulder, CO






PO Box 791
Boulder , CO 80306-0791

Form of Govt

Council-Manager (City)


Chief appointed official position was recognized by ICMA in 1918 as a Council-Manager position.

Under general supervision, to manage and coordinate complex human service planning projects; to research and analyze human services issues, programs, policies and data to evaluate and assess community needs; to work with city and community partners and organizations to develop and implement human services programs; to develop written reports and memoranda; and to perform related duties as required.

This is a fixed term position until December 31, 2018.


Manages and coordinates the development and implementation of human services planning and special projects. This includes the following:
Manage short- and long-range planning projects to implement the department's work plan and to achieve Department and City Council goals;
Work with multi-department and community organizations to achieve work plan goals;
Research, analyze and identify issues relevant to human services; assess community impacts and outcomes;
Analyze and make recommendations on best practices, trends, and issues for future planning consideration;
Write project reports and presentations, develop plans, and identify strategies to implement them;
Assess options and outcomes for policy decisions;
Manage, track and implement work plans;
Establish project scope and timetables;
Conduct staff, team, and other meetings;
Make presentations at or participate in public meetings - boards and commissions, advisory committee and/or city council meetings;
Coordinate and lead public input processes;
Oversee, collect and maintain general human services data and perform analysis;
Prepare community and internal reports and documents on human services issues;
Negotiate agreements and administer contracts with project consultants and serve as project liaison within the city and other public and private entities and organizations;
Maintain department research and data repository for planning purposes; and
Research and analyze local and national data on human services policy and programs.

  1. Other:
    Update job knowledge continuously; stay knowledgeable and up to date in the field; remain aware of, and be sensitive to community issues impacting the planning process;
    Work collaboratively and effectively as an inter-divisional and inter-departmental team member;
    Attend department staff, team and city meetings;
    Participate in professional development trainings as outlined in annual performance review;
    Perform related duties as required by management to meet the needs of the department and city;
    Take proper safety precautions to prevent accidents. Responsible for the safety of self, others, materials, and equipment. Uses all required safety equipment and follows all safety regulations, policies and procedures. Report all accidents and damage to city property; and
    Is responsible for knowing and complying with all city and department policies and procedures; providing leadership and oversight for ensuring adherence to the city and department attendance and employment policies.


Master's degree in Public Policy, Planning, Public Administration, Business Administration, Economics, Social Work, Public Health or related field plus a minimum of five years of community planning and project management experience, policy analysis, or any equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated analytical and organizational skills. Strong negotiation and community collaboration skills. Ability to work in fast-paced, team oriented and collaborative environment under limited supervision. Familiarity with planning and data analysis software. Valid driver's license. Have and maintain acceptable motor vehicle record.

Strong commitment and desire to deliver the highest quality services to the Boulder community; commitment to diversity; computer skills sufficient to work effectively in an electronic work environment, including electronic mail, Microsoft Word and Excel. Have and maintain acceptable background information, including criminal conviction history.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS – In addition to the required minimum qualifications:
Knowledge and understanding of the human services community, including organizations and service delivery systems. Familiarity with human service database resources and statistical analysis. Ability to communicate complex information graphically.

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