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Planner – City of Providence

The City of Providence is now accepting applications for a Planner position within the Department of Planning and Development. Applications will be accepted until July 23. This is an exciting opportunity to work in the Department’s Special Projects Division and participate in neighborhood planning, community engagement, planning policy development, transportation and Complete Streets planning, environmental and green infrastructure planning, and projects like City Walk, the Woonasquatucket Greenway Extension, the 6-10 Connector project, implementation of the Woonasquatucket Corridor Vision Plan, and more.

Under general supervision of the Deputy Director of Planning and Development or designee, the Planner performs responsible administrative, technical planning, and urban redevelopment work of a complex and professional nature in assisting the Deputy Director for Planning, the Associate Director of Special Projects and Principal Planners in the completion of planning projects; and related work as required. Work assignments are received from a superior and are usually general in nature. Work elements include writing, public speaking, and the use of various types of computer software and programs including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation, mapping, and graphic design. Work is reviewed in its broader aspects for compliance with the standards and principles of community planning.


1. Master’s degree in planning from a college or university accredited by the American Planning Association, or Bachelor’s degree in planning, urban design, urban affairs, or related field plus three (3) years experience in planning.

2. Detailed and demonstrable knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques involved in city planning including, but not limited to, preparing capital improvements, comprehensive plans, urban redevelopment programs, zoning ordinances and land development regulations; administering planning projects; assigning and supervising the work of technical staff; and giving presentations to technical groups on general planning and urban redevelopment matters.

3. Ability to perform complex technical research and analysis, compile comprehensive reports, work with computers and computer programs, and make recommendations for the practicable applications of findings.

4. Ability to communicate effectively and courteously.

5. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City officials and the general public.

6. Experience in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Adobe Creative Suite. Experience or interest in web design, graphic design, and ARC GIS is desirable.

7. Must be able to perform all essential functions of the job.

Salary: $50,772.24 starting salary with annual step increases up to $57,003.07. Excellent benefits. 35 hour work week.

To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter which clearly identifies the position you are applying for. Type “Planner” in subject line of your email and send electronic submissions via email at jobs@providenceri.go<mailto:jobs@providenceri.gov>v. All resumes and cover letters must be accompanied by a salary history and employment application form. Employment application forms are available on the City’s website at: http://www.providenceri.gov/hr/jobs/. The City of Providence is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. This position will be filled without regard to religion, race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or sexual orientation.

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