The Cayuga County Department of Planning & Economic Development is a
multi-disciplined Planning & Economic Development Office with a staff of eight
professionals committed to providing assistance to the 23 Towns and 9 Villages within the
County, improving the quality of life in our communities and protecting our natural
There is currently a Planner position opening in the department. We are seeking an individual
with excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple ongoing projects,
including Town and Village comprehensive plans, zoning ordinances, corridor and
downtown revitalization studies, open space, recreation and farmland protection planning and
overall grant writing assistance, including the annual New York State Consolidated Funding
Application (“CFA”) grant rounds. AICP-certified planners are encouraged to apply. This is
an excellent opportunity to join a team of committed professionals engaged in a broad range
of County-wide planning & economic development activity.
Minimum Qualifications: Either
- Graduation from a regionally accredited or NYS registered college with a Master’s Degree in Planning, Landscape Architecture or Environmental Resource Planning; OR
- Graduation from a regionally accredited or NYS registered college with a Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Landscape Architecture, or Environmental Resource Planning; PLUS 1 year of experience in community planning, regional planning or work related to the qualifying degree; OR
- An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B) above.
Special Provisions: This appointment will be made provisionally. The candidate will be
required to take an open-competitive civil service exam for the position at some time in the
future. Permanent appointment will be dependent upon the candidate’s exam score. Cayuga
County is an equal opportunity employer.
Salary Range: $51,779.00 - $58,440.00. This is a full-time (37.5 hrs./wk.) planning position
with a starting salary of $51,779.00 with excellent benefits. The top of the salary range for
Planner is $58,440.00.
The Cayuga County civil service posting for this position can be found online:
http://mycivilservice.cayugacounty.us/jobopps. Please submit a completed Civil Service
Application, resume, cover letter, and references to the Cayuga County Civil Service
Commission, 160 Genesee Street, 2nd Floor, Auburn, NY 13021. For more
information on the Department of Planning and Economic Development and on Cayuga
County, please visit: www.cayugacounty.us/planning and www.tourcayuga.com .