Planner II – Town of Groton, CT

The Town of Groton Connecticut is looking for a dynamic, energetic, and highly motivated person to fill the role of Planner II in our Economic and Community Development division.  With the expansion and growth of General Dynamics/Electric Boat in Groton, numerous new development and redevelopment opportunities exist.  This position will be responsible for, and take part in, exciting projects in the department.  These will include marketing vacant and underutilized properties for private redevelopment, managing the town’s very successful community development block grant program which has received over $5,000,000 in the grants over the past 7 years, managing the town’s housing rehabilitation program, marketing the Town of Groton and playing a key role in the Economic and Community Development division.

The Economic and Community Development division is part of the Office of Planning and Development Services.  You will work with a highly skilled team of economic developers, planners, building inspectors, technical and administrative staff.  Groton is the economic engine of southeastern Connecticut and our Economic and Community Development division has been recognized for its groundbreaking work. Come and be a part of a great team during an exciting time in the Town of Groton.

Check out the Economic Development webpage exploremoregroton.com to see some of the projects happening in Groton. The job posting and salary are listed below.  The town offers competitive wages and a highly competitive benefits package.

POSITION: PLANNER II – Neighborhood and Community Planning
Office of Planning & Development Services
Full-time, 40 hours per week
SALARY RANGE: $72,911 – $83,752
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: The skills and knowledge required would usually be acquired with a Masters Degree in Planning or a closely related field; with a minimum of four years experience in planning preferably with experience in neighborhood and community development. Ability to make oral and written presentations.  Sound computer skills, word processing, spreadsheets, and data base management with some familiarity with planning related computer applications. Knowledge of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and regulations preferred. Valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.  Certification as a Planner by the American Institute of Certified Planners desirable.

Individuals with disabilities who will need reasonable accommodation to complete the selection process should inform the Human Resources Office on or before the application deadline.  Documentation supporting the need for this accommodation may be required.

SELECTION PROCEDURE: Review of background and experience with best qualified candidates eligible for oral examination.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are available at the Human Resources Office, Groton Town Hall, 45 Fort Hill Road, Groton, CT 06340 or at www.groton-ct.gov . Applications must be returned to the Human Resources Office and will remain open until filled.
  Robert Zagami
Assistant Town Manager/Director of Human Resources

***  The Town of Groton is an Equal Opportunity Employer  ***