Job Opening: Urban and Regional Planner/Community Development Consultant

Urban and Regional Planner/Community Development Consultant

 Who we are:  Thoma Development Consultants is a respected community development and planning firm based in Cortland, NY.  We’ve served municipal customers throughout the Central New York, Southern Tier, and Finger Lakes Regions since 1980.  Thoma provides a full range of community development services from initial planning, to funding, and project implementation.  Our goal is to work with our customers long-term to create real and lasting change in Upstate New York communities.  Thoma provides a flexible and supportive working environment and follows a strengths-based management style.  More information regarding our company can be found at

 What We Need:  Thoma is now seeking a highly motivated self-starter to join our team of dedicated individuals and assist us in growing our planning services.  The Urban Planner/Community Development Consultant must be proficient working as both a team member and a team leader to implement planning projects for our municipal customers.  This position may also include grant preparation, grant administration, and the provision of other community development services for our customers.  

 The successful applicant should have experience in managing planning projects, including project implementation, public participation techniques, and zoning standards.  Preference will be given to candidates that are AICP Certified, but entry-level candidates will be considered.  Experience with municipal grant writing, including preparation of NYS Consolidated Funding Applications and/or Community Development Block Grants is also preferred.  Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills are required.  Salary will be dependent on qualifications and experience. 

 How to Join Our Team:  Please send a cover letter and resume, including anticipated salary range, to: Thoma Development Consultants, 34 Tompkins Street, Cortland, NY 13045 or by email to  Thoma Development is an Equal Opportunity Employer.