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Assistant Division Chief, RI State Division of Planning

Assistant Division Chief
Rhode Island State Division of Planning, Department of Administration, State of Rhode Island

This position plays a critical role in carrying out the State Planning Council’s duties as Rhode Island’s only federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). This is a management position responsible for supervising, directing and coordinating the work of a staff engaged in strategic or transportation planning functions as they relate to planning services for agencies of the state government. Initial focal areas will include:

  • Supervise, direct and coordinate the work of staff engaged in planning by detailing and scheduling work programs concerning studies and plans as they relate to planning services for agencies of the state government.
  • Partner with Rhode Island cities and towns to administer the Rhode Island Comprehensive Planning and Land Use Regulation Act, RIGL 45.22.2.
  • Draft and update the various elements of the State Guide Plan in accordance to the RIGL 42-11-10.
  • Partner with various state agencies and the stakeholders to implement the various recommendations of the State Guide Plan elements.
  • Partner with the cities and towns to review and approve the local comprehensive plans in accordance with the RIGL 45.22.2.
  • Manage the Division’s Municipal Technical Assistance Program.
  • Ensuring the State Planning Council’s compliance with the procedures required to maintain its federal designation as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the State.
  • To appear on behalf of the agency before agencies, boards, commissions and the public to describe the agency’s role, plans or policies.
  • To coordinate staff operations to insure effective assignments and utilization of professional and technical personnel, and to supervise the work of drafting, administrative and clerical personnel engaged in supporting functions.

Education: Such as may have been gained through: possession of a master’s degree in planning, public or business administration, political or social science, a design profession, or a degree in law; and

Experience: Such as may have been gained through: considerable employment in a responsible supervisory capacity involving planning or policy development.

Or, any combination of education and experience that shall be substantially equivalent to the above education and experience.

Applications will be received online only, until November 22, 2017 at 11:59PM. To apply for these Principal Planner position, visit APPLY.RI.GOV

SALARY: $42.28 – $47.93 Hourly; $76,944.00 – $87,239.00 Annually

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