Senior Planner (Sussex County)


JOB STATUS: Full Time – 40 Hours/Week

DEPARTMENT/DIVISION: Department of Engineering and Planning
Division of Planning & Economic Development

STARTING SALARY: $55,633 (CWA 14, 0008)

CLOSING DATE: Until Filled

START DATE: To Be Determined


Under the direction of a Supervising Planner or other supervisor, performs the more complex technical planning work associated with management and administration of planning related work assignments such as: technical and administrative support to various advisory boards and committees; review and recommends updates to planning documents and planning processes; reviews land development, solid waste, wastewater, agricultural, and other applications and determines compliance with county and state standards and regulations; provides advice and technical assistance; prepares various types of reports including graphic, statistical and written presentations; maintains the essential records and files, maps, plans, designs and charts.

This Senior Planner position will be responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining agricultural and/or related natural resources management programs following guidelines/policies/procedures and does other related duties as required. The position primarily provides technical & administrative support to all programs administered by the County Agriculture Development Board and Open Space Advisory Committee. These programs include farmland preservation, right to farm, open space conservation, trail development & planning, and open space stewardship. Experience with farmland preservation and open space programs preferred.


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.

Two (2) years of experience in municipal, county, regional, or state planning.

NOTE: Possession of a current and valid license as a professional planner in New Jersey issued by the New Jersey Board of Professional Planners may be substituted for the educational 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.

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

Office of Employee Services
Sussex County Administrative Center
One Spring Street
Newton, NJ 07860
Fax: 973.579.0355

Deadline – 04/30/2024