Urban Planner position, Suffolk County Department of Economic Development and Planning, Suffolk, New York

Suffolk County Department of Economic Development and Planning

Downtown and Transit-Oriented Development Specialist.

Suffolk County seeks urban planners and project managers to join the Department of Economic Development & Planning.

As a member of the Downtown and Transit-Oriented Development team the primary duties of the position include project management, including the day-to-day management of consultant teams, project deliverables and timelines; grant writing and management; ongoing communication with civic and community organizations; development of a thorough understanding of community needs and goals; and collaboration with local municipalities for technical assistance and project support.

The preferred candidate will have

  • Three years of urban planning and project management experience.
  • Experience in collaborating with staff members and residents
  • A desire to pursue modern concepts, planning best practices, and innovative strategies and techniques.
  • Through understanding of fundamental planning principles and practices including an understanding of the short-term and long-term socioeconomic implications of planning decisions.
  • Practice as a problem solver who will help identify solutions and manage processes to facilitate effective planning procedures, policies, and programs.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Demonstrated knowledge in the following subject matters is highly desirable

  • Urban and traditional neighborhood design
  • Urban economics
  • Equity planning frameworks
  • Transit and transportation planning and policy
  • Developments in personal and micro mobility
  • Housing policy and programs
  • Community and economic development
  • Environmental justice and the built environment


*Bilingual capabilities a plus

Minimum Requirements:

Graduation from a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by NY State with a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Design, Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture, or a related field, plus one (1) year of experience planning transit-oriented developments in downtowns or neighborhood centers in suburban areas.

Salary Commensurate with Experience. Excellent Benefit Package.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Retirement

Interested applicants should submit their credentials to sc.personnel@suffolkcountyny.gov

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