In an effort to assist our members in collaborating and in advancing their careers, the Metro Chapter has gathered a list of firms, agencies, developers, and non-profit groups that hire professional planners in the New York metropolitan area. Key information, including website addresses, is provided for each entry. Links to well-known employment sites are also included on this page under Job Links.
These listings are by no means exhaustive but are simply intended to provide our members with a list of possible contacts to assist them in the job search process. We encourage your feedback on the entries to keep them as current and as comprehensive as possible.
Planners preparing to sit for the AICP exam should check out the following resources:
- To get a sense of what’s currently on the exam, be sure to take a look at AICP’s Exam Outline.
- For a comprehensive study guide, APA offers AICP’s Exam Prep 3.0.
- There’s also a study course offered by Planetizen.
- Check out APA’s recommended reading list, including Everyday Ethics for Practicing Planners, Planning Theory for Practitioners, The Practice of Local Government Planning and Contemporary Urban Planning.
- There are free study resources from Florida, Philadelphia, Wisconsin, and Texas.
- There’s a free website PlanningPrep with several practice exams.
- There’s a YouTube page called “PlanningWebcast” that has a series of AICP Exam Review sessions
- Access flashcards created by previous test takers at StudyStack.comby searching AICP.
For any questions about preparing for the AICP exam, you can contact Vice President of Professional Development Alex Wallach, AICP, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Planning Job Links
- APA Career Center: for Job Seekers (help you find and get the position you want) and employers (to find your perfect employee and track your job postings)
- Association of Bicycle and Pedestrian Professionals
- Community Career Center, Not-For-Profit Jobs
- Department of Housing & Urban Development Agency
- Ejobs web site: Environmental Jobs and Careers
- Electronic Policy Network
- GIS Jobs, c/o NYC GISMO
- Government Jobs
- Institute for Global Communications
- PlannersWeb Planning Links Directory
- Urban Planning Job Links
- USDOT Bureau of Transportation Statistics Jobs
- USA Jobs
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & TRAINING
- Planning Webcast Series: Earn over 40 CM credits every year on your computer – at no cost to members of participating APA chapters and divisions that support the Planning Webcast Consortium. Please check back periodically as we develop additional offerings throughout the year.
- Career Reality Webinars: APA’s Career Reality Webinars offer members practical tips on job search and professional development issues for new and seasoned planners alike. The no-cost webinars are for APA members only. Paid webinars are open to all.
- APA’s Certification Maintenance (CM) Search: Find live and online events, activities and courses you can attend to earn CM credits throughout the year.
- Planetizen’s Courses: Planetizen offers a variety of useful, CM-approved courses for planners.