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Assistant Planner

City of Newport

Newport, RI United States

How to Apply
URL: https://www.cityofnewport.com/jobs
Email: HR@cityofnewport.com
Other: Submit resume and/or completed application to: Michael J. Coury, Director of Human Resources, c/o Human Resources Department, City Hall – 43 Broadway Newport, Rhode Island 02840

Provides technical information and assistance to department personnel, the general public and members of the City's Boards and Commissions by answering questions and researching information; interprets data and explains requirements, regulations and procedures.

Conducts interviews, surveys and site inspections concerning factors that affect land usage, such as zoning, traffic flow and housing; collects information from people through observation, interviews, or surveys.

Takes the lead in researching, identifying, tracking and communicating grant funding opportunities; prepares selected grant applications and provides limited grant administration; prepares spreadsheets, timelines, and schedules of selected grants.

Participates and provides required information for specific meetings; assists in the preparation and review of meeting minutes for various City Boards and Commissions.

Supports the department in the development and implementation of the City's ongoing resiliency strategic projects and hazard mitigation measures.

Evaluates a variety of applications and proposals for completeness; maintains appropriate logs of plan applications processed; assembles data needed to issue permits; work with applicants to ensure consistency of applications with City regulations; prepares documentation for permits or licenses.

Prepares technical reports, using statistics, charts, and graphs, to illustrate planning studies in areas such as population, land use, or zoning; prepare scientific or technical reports; assists with documentation for projects and presentations; maintains planning, statistical, photographic and historical records.

Researches, compiles, analyzes and organizes information from maps, reports, investigations, and books for use in reports and special projects; compiles geographic or related data; analyzes geological or geographical data.

Develops planning studies and reports in support of new and updated plans, programs and regulations.

May serves as the liaison between department and other City departments, community groups, government agencies, developers and elected officials; develops collaborative relationships between departments and with external organizations.

Inspects sites and review plans for minor development permit applications; review environmental permits, plans, or reports.

Prepares, maintains and updates files and records, including land use data and statistics; assist in the enhancement of the departments record keeping system by organizing and computerizing files; prepares, develops and maintains maps and databases.

Attends meetings outside of normal business hours when requested.

Participate in a variety of special projects as assigned.

Experience Level
Entry (0-1 year)
AICP Level
Economic Development and Revitalization
Salary Range
DOQ: $27.26 - $36.64

Contact Information

Michael Coury
City Hall - 43 Broadway
Newport, RI
United States
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