Planning Assistant

City of Bemidji
Bemidji, MN
United States
Experience Level: 
AICP Certification: 
Not required
$58,248 - $73,787 / annually

general nature of work:    Performs a variety of administrative, technical and professional work in coordinating and enforcing the Greater Bemidji Area Joint Planning Board (GBAJPB) planning and zoning programs. 

minimum qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree or two years of planning related post-secondary education and two years of experience in land use and zoning enforcement and administration; or
  2. Master’s degree and one year of experience.

Necessary knowledge, skills and abilities:

  1. Strong written and oral and listening communication skills
  2. Thorough knowledge of accepted planning processes and programs
  3. Working knowledge of personal computers including GIS
  4. Ability to evaluate difficult and complex technical research and prepare recommendations and reports thereof
  5. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with public agencies and official, as well as the general public
  6. Common sense
  7. Demonstrated ability to write effectively
  8. Demonstrated ability to exercise judgment in controversial interactions with the public and other governmental agencies
  9. Grant writing experience is a plus


  1. Must possess a valid driver's license or have the ability to obtain one prior to employment.
  2. Certification as a designer and inspector of SSTS IAW MN Rules Chapter 7080 or the ability to obtain within one year of employment.
Published on:
September 28, 2018 - 2:10pm
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