Senior Planner

Lancaster County Planning Department

Lancaster, PA

Experience Level: Mid-Level

AICP Certification: AICP Preferred

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What Our Senior Planners Do

Senior Planners work proactively with public, private, and nonprofit planning partners to implement places2040 (the Lancaster County comprehensive plan) and other countywide plans and policies. They coordinate projects in functional areas of planning and/or a particular geographical area.

About This Position

This particular position is on the Planning Services Team. Senior Planners on this team are known as Regional Planners, and they serve as the county planning liaison to an assigned planning area. Within that area, they work with planning partners (particularly municipalities, school districts, and utility authorities) and other staff to facilitate regional planning and policy development consistent with countywide plans. They also coordinate and present advisory reviews of regional and municipal plans, ordinances, and subdivision and land development items.


Minimum qualifications for this position are a master’s degree from an accredited college or university in planning or a related field and 3 years of varied and complex experience in planning, or a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in planning or a related field and 5 years of varied and complex experience in planning, or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform this job.

Our City and County

The Lancaster County Planning Department is located in the heart of downtown Lancaster, a diverse city of 60,000 residents with walkable neighborhoods, a lively restaurant scene, and numerous arts and cultural venues. As a whole, Lancaster County has a population of 550,000, world-class farmland and natural areas, and distinctive small towns.

To Apply

For a complete job description – and to apply for this position – please visit “Employment Opportunities” on our website at, Job ID 2960, or visit the Lancaster County Human Resources Office at 150 N. Queen St., Ste. 312, Lancaster, PA 17603.  EOE.

Posted August 27, 2021, 8:46 AM PDT

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