The City of Saratoga Springs, New York seeks a highly motivated, engaging, and technically-educated planning professional to assist the City in its planning goals as Principal Planner. This individual reports directly to the Administrator of Planning and Economic Development and requires a high level of professional expertise and performance in planning, assigning, reviewing, coordinating, facilitating and undertaking a variety of complex planning tasks. This individual will contribute to a diverse planning work program, conduct technical research, assist with public engagement, collaborate with partner agencies, coordinate internal and external projects, supervise department staff, and contribute to the overall advancement of the planning and economic development office.
Required skills and abilities:
Advanced knowledge in land use/municipal planning, development review, SEQRA, and assistance to a municipal land use board
Advanced ability to analyze, organize, interpret data, draw conclusions from raw data, and compile reports to present information to all audiences;
Advanced ability to communicate effectively, in oral and written formats, to technical and non-technical audiences
Experience growing effective working partnerships with a diversity of agencies and individuals
Ability to coordinate committees and facilitate meetings
Supervisory/ management experience of staff.
Advanced ability to operate a personal computer and utilize the Microsoft Office suite
Desirable skills and abilities:
Experience with ESRI ArcGIS
Experience with web-design
Experience with presentation/graphics software
The ideal candidate is skilled in consistently and effectively managing time and workload, taking a proactive approach to projects, and is ready to work in a challenging, complex, and always evolving work environment.
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