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City of Auburn
Office of Planning & Economic Development

Planning Assistant
professional Opportunity
Auburn, NY
starting at $35,694

The City of Auburn, New York is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Planning Assistant in the Office of Planning and Economic Development. There is one (1) opening for this position.

The work involves assisting in the preparation of planning studies, and assisting in the administration and implementation of local, Federal and State funded projects. The position is responsible for performing a variety of basic research activities associated with planning, community development and capital projects. The work also involves a variety of clerical and administrative assistant office duties as well as attending evening City Board meetings and recording meeting minutes. Supervision is not a responsibility of this position. Related work will also be required.

This appointment will be made provisionally. The appointee will be required to appear for a Civil Service exam for the position, and the appointment will only become permanent upon successful completion of the exam as one of the top three candidates.

  • Assists in the formulation of physical planning studies relative to existing and potential land use, zoning, housing and historic structures;
  • Assists in the implementation and administration of Federal and State funded planning and capital programs;
  • Assists in or conducts field and site studies and prepares reports based on findings;
  • Completes various research assignments relative to community planning projects;
  • Collects, organizes and analyzes data for the preparation of City programs, policies, technical reports and studies;
  • Assists in the preparation of applications for funding from State and Federal programs;
  • Completes various components of planning projects;
  • Attends neighborhood, community development, housing, business development and capital project meetings to offer staff assistance and coordination;
  • Attends and records meeting minutes for various City board meetings;
  • Responsible for performing various clerical and administrative duties in an office setting;
  • Must demonstrate proficiency in computer skills, word processing, web-based and social media applications.

  • Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a Bachelorís degree in planning, urban geography, landscape architecture, environmental studies, government, public administration, or a related field; or
  • Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with an Associateís degree in the same fields of study as listed in (a) above and two (2) years of experience in municipal, community or regional planning.
  • An equivalent combination or training and experience as defined by limits outlined in (a) and (b) above.
    Residency is determined by union contract. The candidate selected must reside within a ten mile radius of the City of Auburn, within Cayuga County. A grace period will be granted to allow the appointee to comply with the residency requirement should relocation be necessary.

    OPen until
    none given

    How to apply
    Please submit a completed application, cover letter, resume and writing sample, by Monday, December 18, 2017 or until position is filled, to the Auburn Civil Service Commission, City of Auburn, 24 South Street, Auburn, New York 13021, or e-mail Jeffrey Whiting, Civil Service Clerk at jwhiting@auburnny.gov. For more information including an application, full job description and minimum qualifications, please visit the City of Auburn website at http://www.auburnny.gov.

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