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Planning Director, Schuyler County

Position Planning Director

Organization: Schuyler County

Location: Watkins Glen, NY

Salary: $79,940 - $89,933

Date Posted: 1/8/2024

Contact Schuyler County Civil Service Office

Job Info

LAST DATE TO FILE: Applications accepted until position is filled.

SALARY: $79,940 - $89,933 commensurate with education and experience. Excellent benefit package which includes: NYS Retirement; Health Insurance; option for Deferred Compensation, paid sick, personal, holiday, and vacation time. Information on Management benefits can be found at the link below:

VACANCY: At the present time, there is one full time, opening in the Schuyler County Planning Department. The person hired will need to take a Civil Service test at a later date, and be reachable on the list to gain permanency in the position.

HOW TO APPLY: Submit Civil Service application, résumé, diploma or transcripts (if diploma does not indicate field of study), and list of three professional references to Schuyler County Civil Service, 105 Ninth St., Unit 21, Watkins Glen, NY 14891. No faxed or emailed applications will be accepted.


JOB DESCRIPTION: This is a professional administrative position involving the responsibility of providing technical assistance to county, town, and village planning boards in preparing or revising the county planning program. This position provides direct assistance and support to the economic development efforts within the county and is responsible for coordinating, identifying and assisting in the management of grant opportunities for the county, and county departments. These duties are performed under the general direction of the County Administrator with a high level of independent judgment allowed in planning and carrying out the details of the work.

Advises and supports the Schuyler County Planning Board on matters relating to county and local planning to include researching best practices, formulating policies and making planning recommendations in conjunction with the County Administrator;
Advises and supports, upon request, town and village planning and zoning boards in connection with planning and grant efforts, zoning and subdivision control matters;
Consults with and addresses department heads, business leaders, industries and various other groups and agencies regarding the general planning, grants and development of the County;Provides technical assistance such as marketing data, maps and reports, to Schuyler County Partnership for Economic Development (SCOPED) for the development of the preparation of applications and permitting process;
Provides technical assistance with computer-aided design, geographical information services and documents such as NY SEQRA for development projects within Schuyler County;
Conducts research and design studies for land development projects, industrial, commercial, residential, transportation, utilities, recreation, etc. for private and public sector agencies, provides consultation for best-practices for these organizations
Assists and coordinates between departments, local development and service agencies in the initiation and preparation of applicable grants to create, enhance or expand County planning, economic viability and services;
Represents the County Administrator and actively participates in staffing, administrative, community and various board meetings as designated to ensure communication and coordination between all parties (examples of boards include Community Development, IDA and/or SCOPED);
Coordinates with community organizations, department heads, the County Treasurer and County Administrator the data and reporting required for applicable grants;
Maintains records provides monthly and year end reports to the County Administrator in areas of planning activities, finances, program goals, statistics and other quality measures;
Assist the County Administrator in any other related work as delegated and required.

A. Possession of a Masters Degree in Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Geography or other related field and two (2) years of experience in municipal community, regional planning or related work; or
B. Possession of a Bachelors Degree in Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Geography or other related field and four (4) years of experience in municipal community, regional planning or related work.

Note: Your degree must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of Education. If your degree was awarded by an educational institution outside the United States and its territories, you must provide independent verification of equivalency. A list of acceptable companies who provide this service can be found on the Internet at You must pay the required evaluation fee.

Applications and announcements are available at
or the Schuyler County Civil Service Office
105 Ninth St., Unit 21, Watkins Glen, NY 14891 (607) 535-8190

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