Planner I - Planning


Planner I - Planning (Open Positions: 1

Department: Various
Job Status: Full-Time
Shift: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.
Hour Per Week: 40
Rate of Pay: Pay Range $49,458.30 - 70,515.68/yr. - plus comprehensive benefits package
Status: Open until filled
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Job Description

Grade 18

General Statement of Duties:

Performs professional planning duties in support of planning initiatives within the City of Manchester; performs directly related work as required.

Examples of Essential Work:

  • Performs professional planning duties of component parts of plans, policies and programs in support of the City’s goals in alignment with private and public development in the City of Manchester;
  • Gathers and analyzes data on land use, transportation, recreation, open space needs, development and related based on present and future conditions;
  • Coordinates and participates in the scheduling, completing and evaluating various construction and improvement activities and projects;
  • Assists in the bid process for capital improvement projects;
  • Assists in monitoring project accounts and funds;
  • Assists in recommending improvements in facilities;
  • Uses computerized modeling techniques, including forecasting, capacity analysis and related to determine impact of various plans on existing City conditions;
  • Prepares recommendations for the review and consideration of City Boards and Commissions;
  • Explains policies, procedures and regulations to the public, developers, business organizations, contractors, architects and related;
  • Performs on-site inspections to determine conformance with improved plans;
  • Checks zoning regulations applicable to a particular property and provides all related information to stakeholders;
  • Catalogues and maintains official subdivision and site plan documents and other improvement plans for the department and public access;
  • Establishes procedures for collecting, summarizing and storing programmatic data to improve program effectiveness using computers, source documents and related;
  • Prepares reports for public review, internal use or review by outside organizations, including graphics, to describe projects and program goals or activities;
  • Prepares and makes presentations before citizen groups, City commissions, hearing officers and/or the Board of Mayor and Alderman as requested;
  • Determines the appropriateness and validity of data for use in various projects and makes recommendations for additional data collection as needed;
  • Prepares reports to funding agencies on the status of grant-funded projects;
  • Analyzes rules, laws and regulations of other agencies to determine their impact on the City of Manchester;
  • Coordinates the work of outside planning consultants; and more.

Acceptable Experience and Training:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Public Administration or related; and
  • Some experience related activities; or
  • Two years of additional work experience in municipal planning operations plus a Bachelor’s degree may be substituted for the Master’s Degree; or
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work.

Required Special Qualifications:

  • Possession of a NH driver’s license or access to transportation.


City of Manchester
Close Date: 
Friday, March 31, 2023
Pay Range $49,458.30 - 70,515.68/yr. - plus comprehensive benefits