Economic Development & Principal Planner – Town of North Kingstown, Rhode Island

The Town of North Kingstown, RI seeks an experienced individual for the position of Economic Development & Principal Planner to assist the Planning Department in efforts to enhance the economic vitality of North Kingstown.  The individual will be primarily responsible for matching business and economic needs in a manner that complements the community in order to maintain current investment and attract new investment, both public and private.  The individual will function as a Principal Planner within the Planning Department, occasionally assisting with and responsibility for the execution of special projects as requested by the Town Manager, as well as potentially assisting in social media and website messaging.  Full job description is available at:

Interested candidates should have: a four-year degree from a college or university or comparable higher education institution, preferably with specialization in planning, economic development, community development, governmental administration or a related field (or related experience in said fields).  Preference will be given to applicants with two (2) years of experience working in a related professional environment in a position related to planning, business retention, business development or four years (4) of equivalent experience demonstrating knowledge, skills and abilities listed in the job description. Ability to make presentations, work extended hours, and work cooperatively on various planning-related or executive projects required as well.

Salary dependent on experience – projected in the range of $60,000 – 66,000 plus benefits.  Submit application, resume, and cover letter to: Town Manager’s Office, 100 Fairway Drive, North Kingstown, RI 02852. Position open until filled.