The City of Jersey City, NJ is seeking candidates to fill the role of Planning Director. A description of the position is provided below.
The City of Jersey City is searching for a candidate to take charge of the highly successful and productive City Planning Division (staff of 12). Minimum Requirements are possession a Masters Degree in City Planning from an APA accredited college or university and 10 years of experience in city planning. The successful candidate will have demonstrated leadership capabilities, significant accomplishments in the field and an ability to communicate the complexities of the planning process to a diverse audience. Additionally, a thorough knowledge of and experience with New Jersey’s land use and redevelopment laws will provide a significant advantage. Technical skills in GIS and CAD are also highly desirable. The City is seeking an individual with the proven ability to balance the needs of the market and the desires of the community with the requirements of the laws and principles of urban planning and development.
This is a Civil Service position. For more information, click here.
New Jersey residency preferred but not required. However, NJ residency must be established within one year of appointment. Jersey City residency preferred. Certification by the American Institute of Certified Planners is required. The possession of a New Jersey Professional Planner’s license is preferred, but not required for application. However, such license must be obtained within 6 months of hiring.
Competitive salary based on qualifications and experience. Standard Jersey City health and retirement benefits package included.
Equal Opportunity Employer
The City of Jersey City is an "Equal Employment Opportunity" Employer. It expressly prohibits any form of discrimination, including unlawful and prohibited harassment, based upon race, creed, color, natural origin, ancestry, sex or gender identity, or a typical hereditary cellular or blood trail, religion, age, handicap, or disability (to the extent covered by New Jersey or federal statutes), marital status, sexual orientation, genetic test to the City, political activities or political affiliations, except provided by law, or any other status or condition protected by applicable law (collectively referred to as "Protected Characteristics"), including but not limited to the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (N.J.S.A. 10:5-1, et seq.), as well as in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (as amended), and the New Jersey Civil Service Act.
How to Apply
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