PLANNING DIRECTOR

Organization: City of Yonkers
Website: https://www.yonkersny.gov/Home/Components/JobPosts/Job/2629/2219?npage=2

Posted: November 2, 2020 | Closing: December 1, 2020


Job Description

The City of Yonkers is seeking a proven professional for the position of Director of Planning. This planning position is responsible for directing and maintaining comprehensive development plans. The work includes planning, assigning, scheduling and evaluating planning projects concerning the improvement of various socioeconomic and environmental issues. An incumbent in this position is also responsible for planning and directing research studies related to comprehensive developmental policies and concerns. The ability to make independent decisions is a requirement; general supervision is received from administrative personnel. General supervision is exercised over assigned personnel.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative Only)

  • Interprets and analyzes zoning ordinances, master plans, subdivision regulations, and urban renewal plans;
  • Administers and coordinates the operating functions of the Planning Bureau under the supervision of the Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner of the Department;
  • Supervises the training of staff in planning methods and procedures, establishing deadlines, providing technical assistance, and evaluating completed studies;
  • Answers official requests for information by conducting interviews, preparing reports, and appearances as required;
  • Meets with local officials and personnel from other planning agencies to discuss and review problems of mutual concern;
  • Administers and participates in grant application procedures by providing professional expertise in planning, implementing, and evaluating local, State and federally funded programs.

SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:  

  • Thorough knowledge of sociological, economic, and environmental factors as they relate to urban planning;
  • Thorough knowledge of State and local laws and ordinances regarding zoning and land subdivision;
  • Thorough knowledge of the duties and functions of planning, zoning and Historic Preservation boards;
  • Ability to plan, conduct, and evaluate physical and research planning studies and projects;
  • Ability to plan and supervise the work of staff involved in development functions;
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing;
  • Good judgment; initiative; resourcefulness; tact; courtesy; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS  

  1. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered graduate school with a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning, Urban Studies, Economics, Architecture, Engineering, or a related field and seven (7) years of experience in city planning, community development, urban renewal, or related experience, and four (4) years of supervisory experience; or
  2. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered four year college with a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning, Urban Studies, Economics, Architecture, Engineering, or a related field and nine (9) years of experience in city planning, community development, urban renewal, or related experience, and four (4) years of supervisory experience; or
  3. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered two year college with a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning, Urban Studies, Economics, Architecture, Engineering, or a related field and eleven (11) years of experience in city planning, community development, urban renewal, or related experience, and four (4) years of supervisory experience; or
  4. An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) through (C)

How to Apply

Each interested candidate is asked to submit their resume along with a cover letter that specifies how they meet the minimum requirements to:
Louis J. Albano
Commisioner, Planning and Development
87 Nepperhan Avenue, Suite 307
Yonkers, NY 10701
Or e-mail to Louis.Albano@yonkersny.gov



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