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Planner

Posted: 08/26/2022

The City of Watertown is seeking a full-time Planner.  This is the first level of the Planner series and is responsible for performing basic planning work through design, grant coordination, and review process facilitation. The incumbent works under the direction of the Planning & Community Development Director and the Senior Planner.  Responsibilities, assigned by the Planning & Community Development Director, may include: Community Development Block Grant and other grant administration; housing programs; downtown revitalization; riverfront redevelopment; parks development; brownfield remediation; Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4); Complete Streets; urban forestry; zoning administration; formulating and updating the comprehensive land use plans and their regulations; analyzing, designing and developing processes and programs to effectively manage the growth of the community; planning, coordinating and directing redevelopment projects, transportation and mobility initiatives; assisting with developing a strategic plan and economic development goals in partnership with local and County development organizations, community groups and City Council; and responding to questions and concerns from community groups, City Council, City staff, and the public.  The incumbent does related work as required.  The successful candidate must pass a Civil Service exam.
 
Minimum requirements are:

  1. Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the NYS Board of Regents to grant degrees with a Master’s Degree or 5 year Bachelor’s Degree in planning, architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, environmental studies, historic preservation, public administration, or related field; or
  2. Bachelor’s Degree in planning, architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, environmental studies, historic preservation, public administration, or related field and 1 year of experience in planning (municipal, community, regional or transportation), grants writing and administration, environmental (SEQRA & NEPA) and cultural resource studies or reviews, zoning administration, housing rehabilitation and ownership programs, economic development, or downtown revitalization;
  3. Bachelor’s Degree in any subject and 2 years of experience in planning (municipal, community, regional or transportation), grants writing and administration, environmental (SEQRA & NEPA) and cultural resources studies or reviews, zoning administration, housing rehabilitation and ownership programs, economic development, or downtown revitalization.
Salary range $51,716 -$65,041

Interested persons should complete an online civil service application
https://watertown-portal.mycivilservice.com/jobopps
  

Submit application by 9/30/2022.  
 
The City of Watertown is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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