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    Florida advice - a good place to work?

    As a starter, I would like to know whether Florida is a good place to work. I am not too familiar with the working environment in the planning field in the US. More so, does anyone know anything about the Planning Department in Palm Beach area(s)?

    Thanks.

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    florida

    Florida is a great place to work - the cost of living is cheap, there's lots of planning to do, and you can advance very quickly. YTo get a leg up - familiarize yourself with the state growth management codes, so you'll have a leg up on those candidates who don't know it, even if you're just going for a planner I slot.

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    The Palm Beach area will have multiple planning agencies: city, county, regional planning council (this will encompass a multi-county area). There are also many private consulting firms in South Florida. A directory of Florida planning agencies is available through the Fl. Department of Community Affairs website. You can get there through www.myflorida.gov. State growth management and comprehensive planning regulations are also available through this site.

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    it has its share of problems, but I love being involved in FLA planning.

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    lots of jobs in Florida. Need to read chapter 163 prior to an interview. Best to get with a Floridan cyburbian before an interview to get you preped like we did Richmond Jake. If you want to work in the Palm Beach area, check cities, counities, FDOT has a district office in Fort Lauderdale, don't forget regional planning council and MPO sites.
    You darn tootin', I like fig newtons!

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    Quote Originally posted by sisterceleste
    lots of jobs in Florida. Need to read chapter 163 prior to an interview. Best to get with a Floridan cyburbian before an interview to get you preped like we did Richmond Jake. If you want to work in the Palm Beach area, check cities, counities, FDOT has a district office in Fort Lauderdale, don't forget regional planning council and MPO sites.
    I couldn't have said it better; you folks were critical to my landing this one. Lots of good things going on up here in the panhandle.

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    Quote Originally posted by sisterceleste
    Need to read chapter 163.
    What and where does one find this ?
    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
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    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
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    Quote Originally posted by JNA
    What and where does one find this ?
    First, brew yourself up a big pot of coffee. Then do a google search for Florida Statutes. And also look for the Admin Code 9J ... something or another, I think. I have it bookmarked at work. I can post the link Monday. Don't memorize it just understand the concepts.

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    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake
    First, brew yourself up a big pot of coffee. Then do a google search for Florida Statutes. And also look for the Admin Code 9J ... something or another, I think. I have it bookmarked at work. I can post the link Monday. Don't memorize it just understand the concepts.
    It's 9J-5
    You can get to the statutes and admin code via myflorida.com and click on government
    also check the FL Dept of Community Affairs website

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    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess
    It's 9J-5.....
    Oh, you show off. Try these.

    http://www.dca.state.fl.us/fdcp/dcp/...ning/index.cfm

    http://www.floridaplanning.org/jobs2.asp

    It seems that Lee County and Ft. Myers are always looking for somebody, too. I know a person down there. She's a good golfer.

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    I would like to say thanks for the advice and direction on web links.

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