Principal Comprehensive Planner – Town of Manchester, CT

CLOSING DATE: Friday, September 23, 2022

(Applications must be received in the Human Resources Department by 4:30 p.m.)

SUMMARY OF POSITION:  Leads research, statistical analysis, comprehensive plan writing, information management and communication in connection with the Plan of Conservation and Development and other plans and studies related to the development of the Town of Manchester.

DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Knowledge of the principles and practices of urban and regional planning. Ability to compile, process and evaluate data and prepare technical reports based upon such research.  Superior writing ability and ability to communicate effectively in oral, written form. Skill in graphic display of information including maps, charts, images, photographs, and tables. Ability to develop work programs and complete assignments in a timely and complete manner. Some knowledge or ability to learn computer applications for data management and planning analysis including GIS. Ability to interpret and follow instructions on Federal/State regulations. Some knowledge of Department of Housing and Urban Development regulations and processes. Some knowledge of zoning, subdivisions, and site plan/urban design. Ability to deal courteously with the public and to maintain effective working relationships with Town officials, staff, and advisory boards. Skilled in engaging with diverse populations.  Multilingual skills highly desired.  Experience leading and supervising employees and/or teams.

MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning or a closely related field, plus three (3) years of professional experience in a Planning office performing work related to the functions of a municipal planning department.  Some supervisory experience and/or AICP certification preferred.  Suitable experience may be substituted for educational attainment if deemed appropriate by the General Manager or his/her designee.

EXAMINATION MAY CONSIST OF:           Parts                                   Weight            Passing Score

Oral Examination                      100%                           80%

Applications and job description are available on our website at https://www.manchesterct.gov/Employment-Opportunities.  Applications must be received in the Human Resources Department by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 23, 2022 or must be postmarked by Friday, September 23, 2022. No faxed or e-mailed resumes and/or applications will be accepted.

The Town of Manchester shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, sex, national origin, physical disability or sexual orientation.  The Human Resources Department provides reasonable accommodation to persons with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  If you need an accommodation in the application or testing process, please contact the Human Resources Department.

The Town of Manchester is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women, men, minorities, veterans and the disabled.

The above posting is intended as a guide for personnel actions and must not be taken as a complete description of the position or the process.