Career Opportunities

An Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer

Open Positions


Join Our Team!

You will work in a vibrant, growing, transitioning downtown setting and live in a community with abundant, world-class natural amenities, a major research university, and wealth of outdoor and urban activities, southern history, and national events for cycling, mountain-biking, fishing, robotics, and other pursuits.

Information about events, activities, restaurants, and more can be found at The Knoxville area is also a short drive to the country’s most visited national park, the Great Smoky Mountains.

Our workplace is modern and equipped with the latest hardware and software tools to help you be a successful contributor.

Work-life balance is understood, appreciated, and valued.

Our benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision care, life insurance, and retirement with employer matching. We also offer generous paid time off, including 13 holidays and accrued annual and sick leave.


Promote healthy, vibrant communities through comprehensive planning and land use management; involve residents in an open planning process; provide objective advice to public officials; and serve as an information resource for all.

Guiding Principles
  • Customer Service 
    Serving our community is the core of our work. We constantly strive to be responsive, relevant, and accessible to residents, businesses, organizations, and officials.
  • Ethics
    Professional ethics guide the recommendations we make, advice we offer, and information we share. We follow the Codes of Ethics of the American Planning Association and the American Institute of Certified Planners.
  • Equity
    We are committed to advancing equity and seeking outcomes that address systemic disparities.
  • Communication and Engagement
    Internal and external communication is crucial to the success of our work. We look for new ways to reach and involve the community in open planning processes, and we are timely, effective, inclusive, respectful, and transparent when sharing information.
  • Continuous Improvement
    We hold our work to the highest professional standards and best practices, continuously pursuing opportunities for improvement. Ongoing education and staff training are encouraged to improve our processes and products.