SOUTHERN TIER CENTRAL REGIONAL PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT BOARD (STC)
8 Denison Parkway East, Suite 310
Corning, New York 14830
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The work involves responsibility for the performance of limited office and field assignments in connection with municipal, regional, community, and environmental planning activities in the County Planning Department, Regional Planning and Development Board, or any other municipality under the jurisdiction of the Steuben County Department of Personnel and Civil Service. The work is carried out in accordance with well-established and accepted modern professional planning techniques and procedures and involves assisting higher-level professionals by providing support in all of the planning activities/projects undertaken by the department/agency. Since this is the entry-level position for college graduates who have specialized in their studies as described further in this specification, assignments are in keeping with the job level as well as the limited experience required of incumbents, with assignments increasing in complexity and responsibility as employees increase in professional competence. Work is performed under the direct supervision of a higher-level planning professional, with detailed instructions being given for all new or unusual assignments and some leeway allowed for the exercise of independent judgment in the carrying out of the routine details of assignments. Direct supervision at times may be exercised over the activities of non-professional staff assisting with particular projects. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
- Participates in studies involving research, investigation, and analysis of sociological, economic, and environmental factors related to municipal, regional, community, and/or environmental planning activities;
- Assists in duties relating to mapping including the utilization of computerized equipment and GIS software, or independently prepares line drawings, charts, designs and layouts to scale, as well as maps and other illustrative materials;
- Obtains, collates, and analyzes mapping and related data for a GIS computerized mapping program as well as for manual mapping systems if GIS is not utilized at the worksite;
- Assists in studies relating to parking, traffic and other facilities in a municipality or for subdivisions of government within a given region
- Obtains and collates statistical data relative to capital improvement programs covering such subjects as tax base, elements of municipal indebtedness and sources of revenue;
- Assists in collection, tabulation and analysis of data on census statistics for use in population reports and other analyses;
- On occasion, may represent the planning department/agency at meetings, seminars, conferences, or day-to-day meetings with local governmental units, agency representatives, and the private sector;
- As requested, makes presentations to technical committees and Boards of Directors/Legislators;
- Performs a wide variety of miscellaneous office work and maintains records of planning unit activities;
- May be responsible for the preparation of program reports required in conjunction with grants received; and
- Other related duties and responsibilities as may be assigned.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
- Working knowledge of the purposes, principles, terminology and practices employed in municipal, community, regional, and environmental planning;
- Working knowledge of land use, environmental, zoning subdivision, and other commonly-accepted community planning practices;
- Working knowledge of the sociological, economic, environmental, engineering, design, and research factors involved in community, regional, and environmental planning;
- Working knowledge of the principles and practices of drafting, manual and GIS mapping, and graphic visual methods as applied to community and environmental planning;
- Working knowledge of currently-accepted methods for collection, analysis, and interpretation of statistical data;
- Working knowledge of basic research methods and techniques;
- Ability to understand and carry out oral and written directions;
- Ability to perform data entry where accuracy is more important than speed;
- Ability to maintain records and prepare reports;
- Ability to get along well with others;
- Ability to communicate and deal effectively with others;
- Good organizational skills;
- Initiative and resourcefulness;
- Good judgment; and
- Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
- Graduation from a regionally-accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Master’s Degree in Planning, Environmental Studies, Architecture, Engineering, Landscape Architecture, or a closely-related field; or
- Graduation from a regionally-accredited or New York State registered college or university with a master’s Degree in Geography, Government, Economics, Political Science, Sociology, Public Administration, Statistics, or a closely-related field and one year of experience in municipal community or regional planning or related work; or
- Graduation from a regionally-accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Environmental Studies, Architecture, Engineering, Landscape Architecture, or a closely-related field and one year of experience in municipal, community or regional planning or related work.
Chosen candidate must be successful in a Civil Service Examination, to be given at a later date.
Contact: Send resume, cover letter and writing/project samples to:
Marcia D. Weber, Executive Director