Senior Planner

Department of Planning & Urban Development

Portland, ME

Experience Level: Mid-Level

AICP Certification: AICP Preferred

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Who We Are
The Planning and Urban Development Department promotes and plans for the future vitality, livability, and prosperity of one of the most dynamic cities in the northeast. The Department’s work involves overseeing and directing all planning and urban development activities including: comprehensive planning, implementing and amending the City’s zoning and land use policies, site plan, subdivision, and historic preservation ordinances, design review, management of the City’s Public Art program, transportation planning projects and other long range planning projects.

The Senior Planner Role
We are seeking experienced candidates for a Senior Planner position to undertake planning initiatives that contribute to the sustained growth and vitality of Portland, Maine. Tasks include development review, with a focus on major large, mixed use projects, as well as long range planning, policy analysis and development, and work on ReCode, the city’s effort to rewrite its land use code, integrating housing, equity, and climate initiatives.

This role requires excellent written and oral communication, project management, experience with meeting facilitation and community engagement, quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills. Mapping and design experience is desirable. Experience in housing policy is also strongly desired.

Position Details
Planning experience and master’s degree in urban planning or closely related field or equivalent combination required. AICP strongly preferred. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory criminal background check. Starting weekly salary range $1,059.75 to $1,191.38, based on education and experience plus 6% differential for attainment of an American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification.

Permanent, full-time employees receive a generous benefits package which includes 12 ½ paid holidays; paid employee health insurance; sick and vacation leave; optional life, dental and income protection insurances; and tuition reduction/scholarship programs with local universities.

The City of Portland is strongly committed to diversity in its workforce.

Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.


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Posted September 24, 2021, 11:39 AM PDT

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