Principal Planner in Long-Range Planning Division

Type: 
Job
Organization: 
City of Providence Rhode Island
Location: 
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Application close date: 
Position open until filled.
Description: 

The City of Providence, Rhode Island is seeking a highly motivated individual with urban planning, community engagement and mapping and design skills and experience to join the long-range planning division as a Principal Planner.

Responsibilities include: identifying critical planning issues, advancing the work on a variety of planning topics and initiatives, conducting detailed analyses of redevelopment and revitalization opportunities, leading a participatory public engagement process, and managing a team of internal planners or external consultants. May serve as the project manager for planning activities with responsibilities that include: developing scopes of work, project work plans, and schedules; and coordinating phases of the assigned project's procurement process. Prepares draft and final reports, studies and analysis which address various planning issues and problems throughout the city. May serve as a liaison between public and private sectors, and the community and neighborhood groups for planning activities. Other responsibilities include developing community engagement strategies to ensure an inclusive, multi-stakeholder process and evaluating public support for project plans. Participates in intra-department and special project teams to review and comment on projects or proposals. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: 

Master's degree in urban planning, environmental planning, geography, public administration or related field is required as well as a minimum of three years of increasingly responsible experience in urban land use planning and development.

Position available immediately and open until filled. This position is a limited (2 year) position. Submit resume with a cover letter with a writing sample (no longer than 2 pages) to the Department of Human Resources, 25 Dorrance Street, Providence RI 02903

Contact name: 
Bonnie Nickerson, AICP
Contact phone and/or email: 
bnickerson@providenceri.com