Employment Opportunity – JUNIOR PLANNER

Legislative Report for August 14, 2014

JUNIOR PLANNER
Dutchess County Planning Department
Salary:  $44,899.00

This is a provisional appointment pending a civil service examination.  This is an entry level position which involves work related to community, county and regional planning.  Incumbents gain experience in the performance of research, preparing reports and studies, and recommending solutions to planning problems.  The class differs from that of Planner in that this is an entry level position in which incumbents gain planning work experience, whereas Planner is a full performance position in which incumbents perform work of greater complexity with more independence.  Work is performed under direct supervision.  Supervision of others is not normally a function of this position.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:
Assists in and conducts studies involving research investigation and analysis of sociological, economic and environmental factors related to municipal, regional or community planning; Develops skills and techniques in preparing specialized planning projects such as land development, community development economic development, transportation, housing, water supplies and others; Receives training and functions with increasing independence in a variety of areas; Collects and analyzes data (including census data) in connection with work assignments; Gains skill and techniques in the planning and conducting of field studies and surveys; Reviews and makes recommendations on the more routine local zoning ordinances and subdivision regulations in compliance with statutory requirements; May meet with municipal planning boards, zoning boards, legislative bodies, and other public officials to advise on planning matters and make recommendations; May assist in the preparation of grant applications; Provides information to the public by telephone or in person; Does related work as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
EITHER: (A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State recognized college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Planning or a related field (e.g. urban studies, environmental sciences, civil engineering, geography, economics or transportation planning);
OR:     (B) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State recognized college or university with a Bachelor’s degree and one year of technical work experience in planning;
OR:     (C) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State recognized college or university with an Associate’s degree and three (3) years of technical work experience in Planning;
OR:     (D) An equivalent combination of training and experience described in (A) and (B) above.

FINGERPRINTING:  A fingerprint supported background investigation is required before an appointment is made to some positions.  Pursuant to New York State Executive Law, the Division of Criminal Justice Services requires that a fee accompany each such request for a search.  (A money order in the amount of $101.45 would be required.)  It is due once a job offer is made and accepted by the applicant.

For immediate consideration, submit an application on or before February 6, 2015 to:

Dutchess County Department of Human Resources
22 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY  12601
Phone:  845-486-2169
Website:  www.dutchessny.gov
An EEO/AA Employer
Posted:  1/27/15

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