Environmental Planner (Hudson County Division of Planning)

The Hudson County Division of Planning is accepting applications for an Environmental Planner.


  • A Bachelor’s degree including or supplemented by 21 semester hour credits in professional urban planning subjects.
  • One (1) year of professional experience in municipal, county, regional or state planning
  • Possession of a New Jersey Professional Planner’s license and a Master of Planning from an accredited program may substitute for the educational and work experience.
  • An individual that is a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) or has the desire to pursue one will be given priority.
  • Experience in environmental planning, landscape architecture, forestry or related fields and knowledge of historic preservation regulation are preferable.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Proficient experience with Microsoft Office. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator) is preferred, but not required.

Responsibilities will include, are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide up-to-date knowledge of Floodplain Management and Protection, planning, and policy.
  • Prepare Stormwater Management documents, including NJDEP-required plans and reports.
  • Champion climate change research, planning, and policy for the County.
  • Be a resource in topics of related to Planning on the County and municipal levels (as needed).
  • Be a resource in topics related to Recovery Planning on the County and municipal levels (as needed).
  • Prepare various reports and memos regarding issues of resiliency and recovery planning.
  • Represent the County on municipal, regional, and state environmental projects/initiatives.
  • Assist in planning and facilitating public stakeholder meetings and engage the public for various planning efforts.
  • Design and formulate layouts of planning documents, promotional flyers, and other graphic materials.
  • Compile necessary materials and information for applications for various grant programs.
  • Collaborate with staff on various Division projects and provide administrative, research, and organizational support as needed.

Hudson County residency preferred.

Interested persons should submit a cover letter, resume with references, and writing sample to Francesca Giarratana, at fgiarratana@hcnj.us with a cc to gjaramillo@hcnj.us.