Junior/Senior Planner Position, Chautauqua County

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Chautauqua County
201 West Third St., Suite 115 • Jamestown, New York 14701
Phone (716) 661-8900 • Fax (716) 661-8145 • www.planningchautauqua.com

Junior/Senior Planner Position, Permanent Full-Time

Chautauqua County, located in Western New York by beautiful Chautauqua Lake and Lake Erie, has a population of over 129,000 residents and thousands of visitors each year. The County is home to an ever growing, diverse and active arts and culture scene, beautiful, quant villages, family owned farms, the Lake Erie Wine Trail, many outdoor recreational activities, and the widely known, Chautauqua Institution. In addition, Chautauqua County is proud to be the home of Southern Tier Brewing Company, the new Jamestown Brewing Company, the National Comedy Center, and many unique and locally owned businesses. 

The Chautauqua County Department of Planning and Community Development (CCPCD) is an award winning planning and community development department with offices in Jamestown, New York. The CCPCD is seeking creative and energetic planners to become a part of our team as either a Senior Planner or Junior Planner. The Department prides itself on providing a vibrant and supportive team environment in which employees can grow, learn, explore, and be challenged. 

Candidates for the positions must enjoy working in a team environment and on a diverse and complex range of projects. The diversity of communities in Chautauqua County calls for broad planning knowledge and practice, in the last few years alone the planning topics covered by the office included, but were not limited to: agricultural and rural planning; food systems planning; solar and wind energy facilities; community revitalization and economic development assistance; mountain biking, cycling, pedestrian, snowmobile, and equestrian trails; complete streets; and the development of New York State’s largest inter-municipal Local Waterfront Revitalization Program. 

Successful candidates for the positions can expect to be a part of a Farmland Protection Plan update, the creation of an Economic Development Strategy, Main Street development and revitalization programs and trail development and other planning programs over the next two years. The Senior Planner would lead development of regional planning and economic development programs and initiatives, assists county departments and local municipalities in their planning endeavors, and may be called upon to write and/or administer grants. While being an integral part of the team, the successful candidate must be self-directed and have excellent project and time management skills. 

These positions are competitive civil service positions and will be filled on a provisional basis pending the outcome of a future dated Civil Service examination for this title. A description of the duties and minimum qualifications required are detailed on the Chautauqua County website. Chautauqua County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Interested Candidates should complete the Chautauqua County Application for Examination and Employment and send it to: 

Chautauqua County Department of Human Resources Gerace Office Building, Room 144 

3 North Erie Street Mayville, NY 14757