Senior Planner (2 positions)
$27.89/hour starting; $30.27/hour after 9 months
Tompkins County, NY is centrally located in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York which has a population of over 100,000 residents. Home to Cornell University and Ithaca College, Ithaca sits at the southern tip of Cayuga Lake, in an area surrounded by dramatic gorges and waterfalls. It has a small-town atmosphere while showcasing the qualities of a larger city through an incredibly diverse and active arts and culture scene. The city is surrounded by a rolling landscape of forests and farms with scenic views, several vibrant, picturesque villages, and an abundance of outdoor recreational activities. More information may be found at visitithaca.com.
The Department of Planning and Sustainability currently has an opportunity to add two new planners to our team. While our staff of eight professional planners work collaboratively across disciplines on planning as well as policy and program development and implementation, one of the Senior Planner positions will primarily focus on sustainability, energy and climate change, and the other will focus on affordable housing and community development. We are looking for qualified and experienced people who can oversee and administer complex projects and programs. The ideal candidates will have expertise in these focus areas, however, we are primarily looking for excellent thinkers and implementers and welcome applications from people with expertise in other areas of our work program, including land use, land and water conservation, and transportation.
In this time of great challenge, we have a unique opportunity to help our community emerge from the pandemic stronger and smarter. Our dynamic team works together with a remarkable group of motivated community partners, a civically engaged population, and elected and appointed officials who appreciate and value planning and acting proactively to address emerging issues.
We look forward to reviewing your application and potentially welcoming you to our team.