Assistant Commissioner of Planning and Community Development, Sullivan County

Sullivan County is seeking an ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER OF PLANNING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT.

Sullivan County is a largely rural county just outside the New York City metropolitan area.  Encompassing  nearly 1,000 square miles, it includes the old “borscht belt” summer resort area as well as stretches of farmland, the southern portion of the Catskills Park, and the Upper Delaware River National Park.  Currently, more than $1 billion is being invested into the development of the Montreign-Adelaar casino resort which will feature a 5-star luxury hotel, large indoor water park, and other lodging and recreation facilities.  Bringing an estimated 4 million visitors annually and 2,000 new jobs, the project provides opportunities to support community revitalization through increased demand for housing and services, as well as ancillary new development. 

The Assistant Commissioner of Planning and Community Development is a new position that will contribute to the growth of a division currently having five professionals.  The position will enlarge the scope of division operations, primarily through the development of new projects to support housing rehabilitation, infrastructure improvements, neighborhood stabilization and downtown redevelopment.  The incumbent will be responsible for the identification and pursuit of funding opportunities to support these activities.

Supervision is exercised over subordinate personnel including professional, technical and clerical staff engaged in community development and grant application activities. Work is performed under the general direction of the Commissioner of Planning and Community Development in accordance with policies prescribed by the County Legislature with considerable leeway for the use of independent judgment.  Work will involve collaboration with local officials from Sullivan County’s 15 towns and six villages, as well as partnerships with allied organizations and institutions including the newly established Sullivan County Land Bank Corporation.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Either: 

(A) Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents with a Master’s Degree orhigher in Community Development, Economic Development, Planning, Housing, Sustainable Development or a related field and three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in these areas, including one (1) year of supervisory experience; or

(B)  Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents with a Bachelor’s Degree higher in Community Development, Economic Development, Planning, Housing, Sustainable Development or a related field and five (5) years of experience as stated in (A) above, including one (1) year of supervisory experience; or

(C)  An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B) above.

Professional certification (e.g. AICP, PCED) and/or post-graduate certificate programs in community and economic development, affordable housing, green and sustainable development, etc. preferred.  

This position is a competitive class position subject to Civil Service Examination.

Salary: $64,500.00/year.

Submit application and resume to Sullivan County Personnel Department, 100 North Street, Monticello, NY 12701.

Please visit our website at co.sullivan.ny.us  for an application form.

Applications accepted until the position is filled.