Senior City Planner

City of Rochester, New York

Rochester, NY

Experience Level: Mid-Level

AICP Certification: AICP Preferred

Salary: $63,762 - $84,072

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DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:  This is a lead professional and administrative city planner position working in the Office of City Planning within the Office of the Mayor. The position involves planning and coordinating activities and projects in the implementation of the City's Rochester 2034 Comprehensive Plan. This position will be responsible for overseeing citywide and neighborhood planning projects, including coordination with other City departments and community stakeholders. In addition to being a project manager, the person in this title performs analyses of major development projects, provides input to policy and program planning, and is involved in community engagement activities. A Senior City Planner coordinates various research projects and analyses, often using Geographic Information Systems and other tools. The position oversees processes to ensure compliance with the Comprehensive Plan and with county, state, and federal legislation. Senior City Planners lead other planners and collaborate extensively with other City staff to accomplish assigned tasks. General supervision is received from higher level personnel with wide latitude given for independent judgment and control over assigned responsibilities.  Related work is performed as required.


Manages near-term implementation activities and long-range planning projects, including consultant selection and consultant management, facilitating project committees, coordinating project logistics, engaging community stakeholders and the general public, overseeing project budgets, and creating and/or reviewing draft documents, maps, graphics, presentations, surveys, analytics, and related materials;

Participates on various interdepartmental project committees run by other City staff, offering city planning expertise and the perspective of the Comprehensive Plan and other relevant plans and studies;

Analyzes various development proposals to determine if they are consistent with the principles and goals of the Comprehensive Plan as well as best practices in city planning;

Creates or evaluates maps, charts, reports, and recommendations related to Comprehensive Plan implementation, policy direction, and similar matters;

Plans, assigns, and reviews research and analysis of development proposals and various planning topics (such as changing demographics, environmental concerns, transportation issues, land use);

Trains or assists in training staff;

Prepares project budget estimates, assists in maintaining budget control.

Posted June 28, 2021, 10:04 AM PDT

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