City Planner - City of Waterville

The City of Waterville, located in the heart of Central Maine, with a population of 16,600, is the service center of the upper Kennebec River valley. Nestled on the banks of the Kennebec and equidistant from mountain skiing and the coast of Maine, Waterville is a bustling small city experiencing a major cultural and economic renaissance. As home to Colby College, one of the country’s leading private small liberal arts colleges, and Thomas College, Maine’s leading business higher education institution, the city presents a blended academic, commercial, and manufacturing economy on the move. With nearly $100 million invested in a downtown revitalization, Waterville’s future is bright.

The city seeks an experienced City Planner with a track record of success in downtown revitalization, zoning redesign and form-based code implementation, comprehensive and master planning, zoning and subdivision administration, and city administration and planning board subject matter and administrative support. Prime candidates will be innovative thinkers, change agents and visionaries. They will have a work history of seeing “what could be” versus “what is” and proposing positive change options to reach desired development and redevelopment goals called for in adopted plans. They will be creative - looking to the future of the city while respecting its past - and will contribute to management team and legislative decision-making. They will be both an administrator and subject matter expert in supporting the Planning Board through procedural accuracy, project and concept research, effective report writing, and sound advice rooted in education, research, and experience. They will also be capable communicators, both in writing and orally, not hesitant to join in a discussion in a public setting.

Although the City Manager provides guidance and direction, this position exercises considerable independent professional judgement and initiative in implementing and administering policies and directing work in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

Qualified candidates will have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in city and regional planning or a related field with 5-10 years’ experience in a local or regional government planning environment. Candidates holding a Masters degree in planning and those that are AICP certified will be given preference.

Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to the Human Resource Office, 6 Wentworth Ct, Waterville ME 04901, or by email at  The position will remain open until filled.

The City of Waterville is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified candidates to apply.

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