Planner II

City of New Haven, City Plan Department
New Haven, CT
United States
Professional Areas: 
Civil Engineering
Economic Development
Public Policy
Public/Nonprofit Administration
Urban Design
Experience Level: 
Entry Level
AICP Certification: 
Not required

Join the City of New Haven’s dynamic and innovative City Plan Department team in a collaborative and impactful role. The Planner II position supports major projects and initiatives including coastal resiliency and affordable housing strategy.

Founded in 1638 on the Long Island Sound, New Haven is the first planned city in America and home to Yale University.  New Haven is the vibrant and growing cultural and biotech center of Connecticut.  Join the New Haven City Plan team to help craft impactful land use policies and work on urban development projects of regional significance.



This is a professional planning position involving various responsibilities in the City Plan Department, including support for the City Plan Commission matters as well as participation in analytical and research projects, project management and planning studies. Work is performed under the supervision of a professional superior and is reviewed through conferences, reports, and evaluation of results.


Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work such as Public Policy, Public Administration, Planning, Geography, Economics, Environmental Studies, Civil Engineering, Cartography, Architecture, and/or Environmental Design, or a related field; and, 1 to 2 years of combined education and experience which provides the following knowledge, abilities and skills, including but not limited to: Knowledge of the principles and practices of zoning and land use and environmental planning particularly as they apply to an urban setting; knowledge of research practices applicable to urban planning; Knowledge of governmental structure and regulations as it relates to urban development activities; Knowledge of computer programs commonly used for planning analysis, mapping and design; Ability to read, develop, and interpret planning, zoning and land use maps; Ability to assemble and organize and analyze relevant information, and to write reports on a variety of planning, development, zoning and related matters.


In order to be considered for this title, you must submit an Application during the posting period via the online application portal. Those persons meeting minimum requirements will be invited to participate in an exam process at a later date.

1) Go to

2) Click on Employment Opportunities and follow all instructions provided. You will need a valid, working email address to apply.

APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION ONLY ACCEPTED ON-LINE at Internet access is available to applicants without computers or internet service at the following location Dept. of Human Resources 200 Orange St. Room #102 New Haven, CT 06510 Mon- Fri 9:00 am - 4:30 pm and at all branches of the New Haven Free Public Libraries.

Published on:
May 6, 2019 - 8:48am
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