Planner Trainee (NJ DCA)

Assist with routine field and office work involved in planning activities and programs. Review, interpret and prepare data and statistical reports for master, functional, or project plans to guide government actions and policy.




Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor’s degree including or supplemented by twenty-one 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.

NOTE: A valid license as a Professional Planner issued by the New Jersey State Board of Professional Planners may be substituted for the Bachelor’s degree.

LICENSE: Appointees will be required to possess a valid driver’s license only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform essential duties of the position.

ADVANCEMENT: Appointees who successfully complete the twelve-month training period will be eligible for advancement to the title of Assistant Planner, in either State or Local government, under Civil Service Commission procedures. The inability of an employee in this title to attain a level of performance warranting advancement to one of the titles listed above shall be considered as cause for separation.

How to Apply

Please submit a resume including any required documents (degree, licenses, certification and/or transcripts) along with a letter of interest, including a phone number, by the closing date to:

New Jersey Department of Community Affairs
Office of Human Resources
101 South Broad Street
PO Box 800
Trenton, New Jersey 08625
Resumes may be emailed to:

Interviews will be granted based on resume

NOTE: Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:14-7 (L. 2011, Chapter 70), also known as the “New Jersey First Act,” all public employees are required to obtain principal residence in the State of New Jersey within one (1) year of employment UNLESS OTHERWISE EXEMPTED FROM THE LAW.

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Deadline -01/17/2019