Help Wanted: Assistant City Planner


ASSISTANT CITY PLANNER $54,708 – $66,732

Performs a variety of routine and complex technical and professional work in the current and/or long-range planning of the City, and the development and implementation of land use and related policies and regulations.

Conducts technical research studies and prepares statistical reports and recommendations for drafting or revising local legislation and plans, projecting trends, monitoring socio-economic data, etc.

Evaluates land use proposals for conformity to established plans and ordinances; evaluates proposals’ development impact as they relate to the adopted plans of the City and makes recommendations.

Provides staff support to the Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, Historical Commission, and other Boards/Commissions as needed and assigned. Prepares planning reports and supporting data, including recommendations or various land use proposals.

Prepares and writes grant application components relating to land use, parks and recreation, open space, zoning, etc.

Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree preferred) in urban or regional planning, architecture, urban design, geography or a related field. Three years of progressive experience in municipal or State government preferred; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Internships and/or additional education may substitute for work experience. Training and experience in GIS or CAD systems preferred.

For application/complete job description, please visit or contact Personnel Dept., 133 William St., Room 212, 508-979-1444. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. New Bedford has a residency requirement. EEO

About Michael Silvia

Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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