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Planning and Community Development Assistant

Start Date: April 18, 2024 | End Date: October 15, 2024
County: Hancock County
Job Type: Planning

Planning and Community Development Assistant

The City of Ellsworth is reopening its search for a team-oriented, qualified candidate with excellent communication skills to fill the position of Planning and Community Development Assistant. This is a full-time hourly position with benefits. The Planning and Community Development Assistant serves a vital role and is a key contact for the Planning Office, providing support to the City Planner, Economic Development Director, and the Planning Board. In addition, the Planning and Community Development Assistant performs a variety of administrative, technical, and professional work on City planning and Economic Development related projects.

The ideal candidate will possess post-secondary education and local government experience as well as the ability to work well with the public, municipal officials, and other staff in a busy office environment that requires prioritization and tracking of varying work projects. The successful candidate will possess administrative skills to maintain organized records and provide a high level of customer service, analytical skills to retrieve and interpret data, and communication skills to convey information in written and verbal form. Proficiency with computer applications including Microsoft Office is required, with ESRI ArcGIS proficiency a plus.

Ellsworth, Maine is the largest community in Hancock County, home to 8,399 residents in 2020. The city is the service center for the region and gateway community to Acadia National Park. At 94 square miles, Ellsworth is also the largest city by land area in Maine, containing both an urban core and historic downtown as well as ample open spaces and recreational amenities. Current and upcoming projects include review of large multifamily development proposals, incentivizing housing affordability, transportation planning, watershed-based planning, and developing an updated Comprehensive Plan that looks toward the Ellsworth of 2035.

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The City of Ellsworth offers a competitive salary and benefit package.

When applying online please attach a pdf copies of your cover letter and your resume.

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City of Ellsworth
Human Resources Department
One City Hall Plaza
Ellsworth, Maine 04605

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The City of Ellsworth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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