Job Opening: Planner, Erie County Department of Environment and Planning

**PROVISIONAL APPOINTMENT – AWAITING EXAM** 

LOCATION: 95 Franklin Street, Buffalo, NY 

SALARY: $44,847 – $58,242 

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: 

Reviews and prepares County responses to NYS G.M.L. 239 L and M municipal zoning referrals. Reviews planning and environmental aspects of Federal and State assisted projects; Prepares planning reports, including appropriate graphics; Conducts research investigations, including statistical analysis and personal contact with other agencies; Attends meetings to present specific aspects of agency’s program or project results; represents agency at meetings; Carries out data collection programs maintaining data inventories and analyses; e.g. land use, construction permits, subdivision activity, zoning changes, utility changes, recreation, transportation, energy, environmental; Prepares elements or portions of the agency’s overall plans, relating these to other elements or portions; Assists localities or other agencies in the planning aspects of pertinent projects from a technical point of view; Carries out field work in connection with specific land use, community development and environmental issues. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered four (4) year college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree majoring in urban or regional planning, public administration, environmental studies, political science, sociology, municipal government, economics, geography, architecture or landscape architecture, or a Bachelor’s Degree including a minimum of thirty-two (32) semester hours of courses directly related to the above fields; supplemented by two (2) years of experience in city, county or regional planning; or 

B) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered two (2) year college or university with an Associate’s Degree in architectural drawing, landscape architecture or related field, supplemented by four (4) years of experience in city, county or regional planning; or C) An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits (A) and (B). 

NOTE: Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered four (4) year college or university with a Master’s Degree in urban or regional Planning may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience. Human Services, social services, health services or engineering is not considered as qualifying experience in city, county or regional planning. Public Administration pertains to the management of public affairs, particularly executive functions involving the management of governmental or institutional affairs. Such functions include financial, personnel, purchasing and operations management. 

NOTE: Verifiable part-time and/or volunteer experience will be pro-rated toward meeting full-time experience requirements. 

This notice will be posted for the period of October 16, 2019 through and including November 1, 2019. 

If interested and meet the above qualifications, please forward resume to: Mark Rountree, Principal Planner 

Erie County Department of Environment and Planning 95 Franklin Street, Buffalo New York 14202 

Mark.Rountree@erie.gov