publication is presented for "Classroom
Use Only." Its
intended use is to stimulate and aid in discussion and role playing within a classroom
Nature of Work
This is responsible professional
administrative and technical work in directing the planning function for the Town.
Employee of this class is responsible for
all municipal planning functions, including the development and implementation of the
Town's Capital Improvement Plan. Work involves land use planning; staffing and providing
technical assistance to the Planning Board; researching, developing, coordinating and
administering land use and planning related projects; maintaining accurate records; and
public contact. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Administrator with
considerable independence of action. Work is reviewed through discussion, reports and
Examples of Work (Illustrative Only)
- Establishes guidelines and is responsible
for the review and verification of all applications for subdivision and shoreland zoning
permits; advises applicants and Planning Board of application status and compliance with
ordinances; coordinates review with appropriate municipal departments.
- Drafts planning ordinances, prepares
departmental budget and represents the Town on various regional planning agencies.
- Makes recommendations to Planning Board for
appropriate action or additional conditions to be imposed.
- Collects land use data for use in
preparation of comprehensive plan and development of zoning regulations.
- Attends and staffs Planning Board meetings;
prepares appropriate notices and supporting documents; prepares and distributes meeting
- Prepares reports; maintains records;
processes purchase orders and accounts payable, and monitors special project budgets.
- Develops Capital Improvement Projects for
the Town; directs the implementation of the five-year capital plan and monitors its
- Prepares and drafts long range plans and
other special projects as requested.
- Assists and provides technical assistance
to various town committees and Boards including the Port Authority and the Revitalization
- Performs related work as required.
Requirements of Work
- Thorough knowledge of the principles and
practices of municipal land use planning.
- Knowledge of the subdivision and shoreland
and municipal zoning statutes.
- Knowledge of grant development and writing;
budget development and grant administration.
- Some knowledge of civil engineering
including use of survey equipment, map making and reading, and photo interpretation.
- Knowledge of title search and filing
- Ability to analyze and interpret laws,
ordinances, rules and regulations.
- Ability to keep varied records, to assemble
and organize data, and to prepare standard reports from records.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective
working relationships with outside agencies, municipal officials, employees and the
- Ability to maintain detailed records and to
- Knowledge of the principles and practices
of planning, design and development.
- Knowledge of the techniques of graphics and
Experience and Training Desired
Graduation from a four-year college or
university with emphasis on urban planning or engineering, with an advanced degree
desired; experience with municipal planning; or any equivalent combination of experience