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City of Allentown Seeking Chief Planner

The Chief Planner performs supervisory and professional level planning duties in the administration of the City’s Comprehensive Plan, and other areas as assigned. Performs complex and advanced City planning activities involving extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of urban planning.

Education and Experience:
(A) Graduation from a college or university of recognized standing with a Master’s Degree in city or regional planning, and/or an equivalent combination of professional experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities;
(B) Member in good standing of the American Institute of Certified Planners preferred

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
(A) Comprehensive knowledge of principles and practices of urban and/or regional planning, including basic techniques of statistics, economics and sociology;
(B) Ability to direct the preparation of various planning studies and draft legislation;
(C) Knowledge of pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations;
(D) Ability to perform technical research and give reliable advice on planning problems;
(E) Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, both in writing and orally;
(F) Ability to supervise the work of professional planners;
(G) Ability to work with computers; proficient with standard data and word processing software;
(H) Experience in using GIS software such as Arc GIS.

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