The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

on Friday, July 11, 2014 |
The Camden County Improvement Authority is seeking to hire an individual to serve in the position of Planner. This position is a 2 year fulltime paid internship. The internship program is designed to introduce staff to a broad array of work topics in the planning and economic development fields including land use planning, the County Planning Board, the Regional Planning Commission, grants and other Planning and project related responsibilities.  The internship is intended to be a full-time position, complete with benefits, with the potential for further employment at the end of the internship.

Job Title: Planner 
This position will directly support the Director of Planning by providing services for the Land Development Review function of the County Planning Board and assist in regional land use and transportation planning initiatives, data management, open space and farmland preservation, parks and recreation and environmental related projects.

Qualifications:
This is an entry level position requiring 0 - 1 year experience in planning and planning related fields. 
Applicant should be able to work independently as well as in a team environment.

Applicant must possess strong written and verbal communication skills, computer literacy, and working knowledge of MS Office suite as well as MS Access database, willingness to learn new skills, and demonstrated knowledge and skills in project organization, research, and specialized computer usage.

Applicant should a have a familiarity with Geographic Information Systems, on line mapping programs and the use of aerial photos.

Applicant should be actively working towards receiving a current and valid license as a Professional Planner in New Jersey issued by the New Jersey Board of Professional Planners.

Education:
Applicant should possess a Bachelor’s Degree in the geography, planning, political science, urban studies or related discipline. 

Examples of Work:

Regularly performs administrative tasks as they pertain to daily job assignments. 

Establishes and maintains records and files.

Learns to conduct studies and research for planning projects specific to the area of assignment.

Conducts preliminary analysis and prepares reports on planning matters.

Participates in the analysis of project data; applies planning theories and techniques to assist in the development of findings.

Learns to assist in the land-use planning activities specific to the area of assignment (transportation, environmental, etc.).

Prepare maps of present conditions and proposed changes utilizing a variety of media.

Assist in the correlation of the agency's plans and programs with those of other agencies.

Participates in the writing and management of grants. 

Assembles, compiles and tabulates statistical and other data utilized to prepare reports.

Prepares clear, sound, accurate and informative reports containing findings, conclusions and recommendations.

Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office or related units.

Assists with the work involved in developing local, regional, and statewide planning projects which involve the consideration of highway systems, railroads, airport facilities, industrial and residential areas, water supplies, sewage systems, and population concentrations.

Establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships with agencies and other involved with the land use, planning activities of the unit.
Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of concepts, principles, and techniques of land use planning.
Knowledge of the problems involved in planning work.
Knowledge of the planning problems presented by population densities, shifts in population, and the attendant demands for utility services of all kinds and other community services.
Knowledge of the principles and techniques used to prepare maps.
Ability to gather and analyze data.
Ability to analyze and interpret drafting, designing and planning problems, organize assigned work and develop effective work methods.
Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret basic laws and regulations.
Ability to prepare maps, charts, graphs and plans.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those involved in the work of the unit.
Ability to identify and define planning goals and objectives.
Ability to prepare correspondence.
Ability to prepare clear, technically sound, accurate, and informative planning reports, studies, and surveys containing findings, conclusions, and recommendations.
Ability to maintain records, reports, maps, plans, and files.
Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.

How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to Andrew Levecchia @ andrewl@camdencounty.com or Attn: Andrew Levecchia, Planning Director, Division of Planning, 2311 Egg Harbor Rd., Lindenwold, NJ 08021