Assistant to the Planner

Organization: Village of Scarsdale

Posted: February 1, 2021 | Closing: February 1, 2021

Job Description

Organization: Village of Scarsdale
Job Title: Assistant to the Planner
Job Opening: January 29, 2021
Closing Date: March 1, 2021

Job Description: The Village of Scarsdale, Westchester County NY is seeking an Assistant to the Planner to serve under the general supervision of the Village Planner.
Required Knowledge and Skills: Knowledge of the general principles and techniques used in municipal planning; knowledge of planning practices and procedures applied in land use development including zoning and subdivision regulations; ability to organize and compile; ability to work well with others; ability to express oneself effectively both orally and in writing; ability to complete routine administrative tasks; ability to interpret visual data from maps and charts; ability to prepare sketches, designs and maps from field studies or office materials; familiarity with various computer applications such as Microsoft Office, internet applications, GIS and CAD.

Examples of Work Responsibilities: Assists the Planner in providing staff support to the Village Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals. Provides technical assistance and information to the general public, design professionals and staff (on the phone, at the counter and by email) regarding specific applications and land use, zoning and environmental issues. Processes applications, prepares correspondence and meeting minutes, and assists with agendas and resolutions for each of the Boards. Attends and participates in regularly scheduled evening Zoning and Planning Board meetings. Assists with the preparation of grant applications for planning related projects. Develops and maintains automated tracking systems, hard copy files and records.

Minimum Acceptable Training and Experience: Either (a) a Bachelor’s Degree and two years of experience where the primary function was urban or regional planning, architecture, engineering or a related field; or (b) a Bachelor’s Degree in City Urban or Regional Planning and one year of experience or (c) a Master’s Degree in Urban or Regional Planning.

How to Apply

Applications must include:
 Cover Letter
 Resume
 Writing sample(s)
 Three references (including daytime phone numbers)

Please email your application no later than March 1, 2021 to Gregory Cutler, Village Planner at

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