Planner I

Organization: Town of New Canaan
Website: http://www.newcanaan.info/

Posted: January 29, 2019 | Closing: March 31, 2019


Job Description

Town of New Canaan

Planner I

The Town of New Canaan is seeking to hire a part time Planner I for the Planning & Zoning division of the Land Use Department. This individual will report to the Town Planner/Sr. Enforcement Officer.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 1) interpreting and enforcing zoning regulations; 2) interacting with members of the public; 3) short and long term planning projects, as assigned; 4) research, collect and analyze a variety of data; 5) develop, update and maintain various files and maps 6) attendance at night meetings and internal staff meetings.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, urban planning, public administration, architecture, geography, environmental science or related field and at least one (1) year of experience in planning and or zoning, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience in reviewing and interpreting complex plans, specifications, technical studies/reports accompanied by familiarity with GIS is a plus.
  • Knowledge and experience in the principles of municipal planning, zoning and subdivision practices.
  • Ability to prepare reports and memoranda for P&Z Commission, ZBA and other Town entities as required.
  • Applicant shall also possess strong written and verbal communications skills and be a proficient user of Microsoft Office products. Knowledge of CAD or GIS a plus.
  • Ability to take initiative and complete tasks individually, as well as the ability to collaborate as a team player with a positive attitude and a strong work ethic
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Sense of humor is a plus
  • Valid driver’s license is required.

Background investigation and pre-employment physical required. Equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V.  Complete the online application which can be found at www.newcanaan.info under Employment Opportunities then click on the relevant job opening and attach a cover letter and resume with at least three references. The position will be filled as soon as a qualified candidate is selected.  Salary is dependent on qualifications.


How to Apply

Background investigation and pre-employment physical required. Equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V. Complete the online application which can be found at www.newcanaan.info under Employment Opportunities then click on the relevant job opening and attach a cover letter and resume with at least three references. The position will be filled as soon as a qualified candidate is selected. Salary is dependent on qualifications.



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