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Senior Planner - Environmental

Company: Middlesex County
Location: New Brunswick
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Under the Supervising Planner Sustainability and Resiliencys direction, the Senior Planner will work in the Middlesex County Office of Planning and will be responsible for the analysis, preparation and coordination of various environmental, sustainability and resiliency-based programming, projects and planning initiatives. A primary responsibility of the Senior Planner is the coordination and management of the County Farmland Preservation Program, administering all phases of the farmland preservation process from application to closing and post-closing stewardship, as well as coordination of all matters under the County Agriculture Development Board purview. The Senior Planner will also assist in the preparation and coordination of other planning initiatives related to watershed management and water quality protection planning and will support the analysis, preparation and coordination of other planning initiatives relative to the countys resiliency and sustainability efforts. + Assists applicants through the farmland preservation process; prepares and reviews applications and all related materials; analyzes data; coordinates with municipal, county and state agencies as well as other planning and professional partners including appraisers, surveyors, title agents, and others as necessary; conducts site visits and inspections of properties as necessary. + Prepares agendas and meeting materials for the County Agriculture Development Board, conducts meetings and assumes the duties of the CADB Administrator as assigned. + Coordinates preparation and submission of annual Planning Incentive Grant Applications to the State Agriculture Development Committee and manages grant funding. + Conducts annual monitoring inspections of preserved farmland and submits annual monitoring inspection reports to State Agriculture Development Committee. + Administers components of the Right to Farm Act of New Jersey as necessary. + Monitors and reports on State Agriculture Development Committee rules, policies and agricultural management practices as well as other environmental legislation and policies that impact the State and County. + Represents the County at State Agricultural Development Committee meetings as well as other meetings as assigned. + Organizes and leads public outreach events. Develops brochures and fact sheets on relevant County programming. + Assists in preparation of the County Farmland Preservation Plan and other planning initiatives as assigned. + Coordinates necessary Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and data needs with Data and Spatial Services planning group. + Provides support to watershed management and water quality protection planning initiatives and projects. + Assists in County Water Quality Management Plan activities, Wastewater Management Planning activities and related sewer service area amendment applications as assigned. + Participates in Lower Raritan-Middlesex County Water Resources Association meetings. + Assists in open space planning initiatives and related projects as assigned. + Provides technical support to environmental planning projects and conducts other planning initiatives related to Sustainability and Resiliency and comprehensive planning as assigned. + Supports the analysis and development of various resiliency and sustainability planning initiatives. + Coordinates the planning of resiliency, sustainability and environmental initiatives with various county plans and programs and appropriate partner agencies. + Assists in conducting public and community outreach activities and events. + Maintains records, files, maps, plans, and charts. + Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and computerized information systems used by the agency, office, or related units. + Other duties and responsibilities as assigned. KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: + Knowledge of environmental and conservation planning best practices. + Knowledge of planning processes and comprehensive land use planning statutes. + Knowledge of the planning principles and methods used to collect and analyze data and to conduct studies. + Knowledge of the methods used to prepare maps, charts and other graphic presentations, specifically Geographic Information Systems (GIS). + Excellent oral and written communication skills. + Excellent organizational skills and detail-oriented. + Ability to project manage and coordinate efforts among various partners. + Ability to work on many projects at one time and to self-manage. + Ability to maintain records and files. + Ability to conduct studies and prepare reports. + Ability to assess the environmental impact of planning projects and initiatives. + Ability to coordinate and conduct public and stakeholder meetings and presentations. + Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units. + Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position. American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of communication. + Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as they can perform the essential functions of the job after reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations. If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible. EDUCATION: Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university including or supplemented by twenty-one (21) semester hour credits in professional planning subjects such as the principals of land use planning, history of city planning, planning project design, planning law and administration. EXPERIENCE: Two (2) years of experience in environmental planning. NOTE: Possession of a current and valid license as a Professional Planner in New Jersey issued by the State Board of Professional Planners may be substituted for the educational requirement. NOTE: Possession of a current and valid credential as a Certified Planner issued by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) may be substituted for the educational requirement. NOTE: Possession of a Master's degree in Planning from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience. LICENSE: Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey. Middlesex County resident preferred. ID: 2021-1276 External Company URL: Street: 75 Bayard Street Post End Date: 5/31/2021

Keywords: Middlesex County, New Brunswick , Senior Planner - Environmental, Other , New Brunswick, New Jersey

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