The Sullivan County Division of Planning & Community Development is seeking a PLANNER to join a team of professionals providing leadership and technical assistance to 21 municipalities in the scenic Catskills region of upstate New York. Sullivan is a diverse rural county within a 2 hour drive from New York City. Encompassing nearly 1,000 square miles, it includes the redeveloping “borscht belt” summer resort area, the Bethel Woods Performing Arts Center at the site of the historic 1969 Woodstock festival, the southern portion of New York State’s Catskills Park, and the National Park Service Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River. A new five-star luxury casino resort is opening here in March which is expected to bring 4 million annual visitors, 2,000 new jobs, as well as ancillary development.
The new Planner will be responsible for coordinating reviews of local planning and development actions referred to the County, and will conduct a varied range of tasks related to such projects as an update to the County’s Comprehensive Plan and programs to promote permit streamlining, signage upgrades and demolition of blighted properties. Duties include assisting with the development and implementation of planning studies and programmatic initiatives; identifying, applying for, and administering state and federal grants; providing technical assistance to local municipalities, community groups and businesses; preparing and conducting written, oral and graphic presentations to inform legislative bodies, governing boards, agency heads, and the general public; conducting community outreach and facilitating public meetings; and working collaboratively with other County divisions and outside agencies.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Either:
(A) Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a Master’s Degree or higher in planning or a closely related field; or
(B) Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in planning; architecture, landscape architecture, civil engineering, environmental studies, geography, public administration or a closely related field and two year of experience in municipal, community or regional planning.
Salary: New Hire: Entry: $46,842.00; Full $49,307.00
County Employee after 2 Years: Entry: $52,047.00; Full $54,786.00
This is a competitive class position subject to the civil service examination process.
Submit application/resume to Sullivan County Personnel Department, 100 North Street, PO Box 5012, Monticello, NY 12701 The position will remain open until filled.