Human Resources


DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:  Under supervision, performs professional planning work involving the preparation of planning and zoning projects.  Work involves preparation of charts, maps, and narrative reports outlining findings and resulting recommendations.  Supervision is exercised over a small staff of sub-professional planning and drafting personnel.  Work is under the supervision of a Planning Director who reviews reports and recommendations submitted.  Does related work, as required.

Plans and conducts research on planning and development problems;
Assembles statistical data map information regarding growth, economic trends, business activities, residential developments, and recreational projects;
Prepares charts, maps and narrative reports;
Participates in studies involving research, investigation and analysis of sociological, economical and environmental factors related to municipal, regional or community planning;
Assists in making county highway and traffic surveys;
Collects data for the land use and zoning maps;
Supervises a small staff of sub-professional planning personal and drafting personnel.

The above examples of duties are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND/OR PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:  Good knowledge of principles, practices, methods and techniques of community and regional planning; good knowledge of statistical concepts and methods of research techniques; ability to conduct field surveys and research projects in the development of community plans; ability to analyze factual data and prepare graphs, diagrams, and reports; ability to plan, supervise and review the work of others in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or fell objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is required to walk, talk and hear.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Graduation from high school or possession of an appropriate equivalency diploma recognized by the NYS Department of Education, AND EITHER:

  1. Completion of a Master's degree in city or regional planning;
  2. Graduation from a recognized college or university with a bachelor's Degree in Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, Sociology, Economics, Geography, Government, Public Administration, Political Science, Environmental Studies or other similarly related field and one year of full-time paid experience in municipal, county or regional planning or related work;
  3. Any equivalent combination of training and experience as shown in A or B above sufficient to indicate the ability to do the duties of the job.