Help Wanted: City Planner (City of New Bedford)


CITY PLANNER $66,722 – $81,388

Serves as a lead planning professional performing a variety of supervisory, administrative, technical and professional tasks in the initiation, oversight and execution of future short- and long-range City planning initiatives. Manages and supervises city planning operations and staff so as to achieve goals and performance objectives within available resources in a manner consistent with city code and state laws including the Zoning Act and Subdivision Regulations. Prepares Planning Division annual budget for the Director of Planning, Housing & Community Development and administers budget as adopted. Oversees the review process and provide recommendations as appropriate for small and large scale development within the city including subdivisions, site plan review, special permit applications, comprehensive permits, and other formal and informal processes needed to assess and analyze proposals including evaluating such proposals for conformity to established plans and ordinances and evaluating proposals’ development impact as they relate to the adopted plans of the city. Prepares a variety of formal and informal studies, reports and related information for decision-making purposes. Ensures the maintenance of accurate and complete records of department activities and of records relating to licenses, permits, maps, blueprints, overlay, and sketches pertinent to urban planning and development programs and projects. Negotiates, coordinates and manages planning consultant contracts.

Master’s degree in planning, public policy or related field desirable. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in land use planning, urban planning, or a closely related field required. Five years of progressively responsible experience in urban and/or land use planning. Municipal experience preferred, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. AICP Certification is preferred, or the ability to obtain certification within one year. Possession of a valid Massachusetts driver’s license and good driving record.
For job description/application, please visit: or contact the Personnel Department at 508-979-1444. 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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