Office Title: Planner
Civil Service Title: City Planner
Salary Range: $55,208 – $63,489
Division / Work Unit: Housing and Economic Development
Number of Positions: 1 Job ID: 482199
Hours / Shift: Mon – Fri (9am – 5pm)
Position Status: Full-Time / Permanent
Application Deadline: Until Filled
The Department of City Planning (DCP) plans for the strategic growth and development of the City through ground-up planning with communities, the development of land use policies and zoning regulations applicable citywide and sharing its perspectives on growth and community needs with sister agencies in collaboration with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
DCP’s six strategic objectives include: (a) catalyze long-term neighborhood improvement through integrated planning and targeted accompanying public investments; (b) encourage housing production, affordability, and quality; (c) promote economic development and job growth; (d) enhance resiliency and sustainability of neighborhoods; (e) ensure integrity, timeliness and responsiveness in land use reviews; and, (f) supply objective data and expertise to a broad range of planning functions and stakeholders.
Central to its mission, DCP supports the City Planning Commission in its annual review of approximately 450 land use applications. The Department also works closely with OMB in developing the Ten-Year Capital Strategy, and helping administer the Neighborhood Development Fund, geared toward ensuring that growing neighborhoods undergoing rezoning have accompanying infrastructure investments.
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The Housing and Economic Development Division advises the Executive Office and City Planning Commission on a wide range of housing, economic, and infrastructure policy issues (including relevant ULURP and CEQR applications) and conducts planning studies and initiatives of citywide scope for the agency. The division also leads DCP’s coordination with Business Improvement Districts.
HED seeks a City Planner or Staff Analyst, who under supervision, with latitude for independent judgment, will:
• Prepare research analysis, and prepare written, graphic, and oral presentations.
• Produce data visualizations and web-based story maps for internal briefings of senior staff and public-facing reports.
• Develop technical documents and presentation materials including reports, maps, graphics, memos, and other forms of correspondence.
• Work with division staff and agency web team to prepare and maintain web content related to projects managed in the division; and
• Perform other related tasks. Desired skills
• Demonstrated ability to self-manage, as well as superior project management skills, including the ability to complete tasks in a timely fashion with minimal supervision.
• Excellent Excel and data analysis skills, including programming languages such as Python, R and SQL, relational database management system such as PostgreSQL, MySQL, or SQLite, and data visualization programs such as Carto, ArcGIS Online, or Tableau.
• Experience creating data visualizations to make it easier for audiences and the public to quickly understand complex information.
• Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite and superior graphic design skills a plus.
• Experience web design and web development a plus.
Authorization to work in the United States is required for this position. NYC Department of City Planning does not provide sponsorship for international employees. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that they meet all minimum qualifying requirements for this position at the time of application.
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and two years of satisfactory full-time experience in city planning; or
2. A satisfactory combination of education and experience that is equivalent to “1” above. Graduate education in city planning, urban planning, urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, transportation engineering, public administration, economic development, or related fields may be substituted for experience based on 30 graduate semester credits from an accredited college for one year of experience. However, all candidates must have a baccalaureate degree.
Special Qualification Requirements
Assignment Level III
To be eligible for placement in Assignment Level III, individuals must have, after meeting the minimum requirements, one additional year of professional experience as described in “2” above.
Assignment Level IV
To be eligible for placement in Assignment Level IV, individuals must have, after meeting the minimum requirements, two additional years of professional experience as described in “2” above.
All applications must be submitted through the NYC Careers / ESS Website
1. Log in to ESS.
2. Search for job ID number: 482199
3. Click on the job business title: Planner
4. Click on “Apply Now” at the bottom of the posting
Non-City Employees –Visit: https://www1.nyc.gov/jobs/ and follow the steps below:
1. Search for job ID number: 482199
2. Click on the job business title: Planner
3. Click on “Apply Now” at the bottom of the posting
Only applicants under consideration will be contacted. Appointments are subject to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval.
As of August 2, 2021, all new hires must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability. If you are offered city employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is received and approved by the hiring agency.
PLEASE NOTE: New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with a Human Capital representative.
THE DEPARTMENT OF CITY PLANNING IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND A COPY OF THE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROGRAMS IS AVAILABLE IN THE HUMAN CAPITAL DIVISION. THE DEPARTMENT MAKES AVAILABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR DISABLED APPLICANTS.