Assistant Planner – Development Review (Middlesex County)


The Middlesex County Office of Planning is seeking a qualified candidate to serve as Assistant Planner in its fast-paced Development Review division. The Assistant Planner will be responsible for preparing staff reports on subdivision and site plan applications, preparing standard County agreements associated with development applications, processing performance guarantees, providing technical support to the Planning Board and its Development Review Committee, and related duties. The ideal candidate will be familiar with Complete Streets concepts and have excellent communication and organizational skills. The Assistant Planner may also assist other divisions within the Office of Planning, including Regional Planning and Technical Assistance, Sustainability and Resiliency, and Transportation.

The Middlesex County Office of Planning is a busy, fast-paced office engaged in a county-wide strategic plan, Destination 2040, that will guide the County’s policies, plans, programs, and investment decisions in five broad focus areas: Land Use, Development and Housing; Sustainability and Community Resilience; Healthy, Safe and Inclusive Communities; Economic Development and Workforce Competitiveness; and Transportation and Mobility. Comprising twenty-five urban, suburban, small-town, and rural municipalities, Middlesex County is New Jersey’s second most populous county and is strategically located midway between New York and Philadelphia.


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree, including or supplemented by 21 semester hour credits in professional planning subjects such as the principles of land use planning, history of city planning, planning project design, and planning law and administration.

Preferred: Master’s degree in City Planning or related field

One (1) year of professional experience in municipal, county, regional, or state planning.

Note: Possession of a current and valid license as a Professional Planner (PP) in New Jersey issued by the New Jersey Board of Professional Planners may be substituted for the education requirement.

Note: Possession of a current and valid credential as a Certified Planner Issued by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) may be substituted for the educational requirement.

Note: Possession of a master’s degree in planning from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one (1) year of experience.

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Deadline – 06/30/2024