Senior Planner, Town of Ithaca, New York

  • Position Title: Senior Planner
  • Employer’s Name: Town of Ithaca, New York
  • Job Location (City, State): Ithaca, New York
  • Job description:The Town is recruiting for a senior level professional planning position which would be responsible for the performance of a variety of moderately difficult and complex duties in municipal and community planning.  This person, along with two other Senior Planners, assists the Director of Planning in implementing the functions of the Planning Department. The incumbent provides professional and technical support to various town boards and committees, prepares complex planning studies, reviews development proposals, and provides key development services, including consistent, timely, and accurate responses to inquiries regarding planning issues. The position requires an in-depth knowledge of NYS land use planning regulations, SEQRA, best planning practices in long-range development efforts, and the ability to present to a variety of audiences. Additionally, this position should have the desire to engage the development community to promote and ensure high-quality, equitable, strategic growth in accordance with the Town’s Comprehensive Plan.

Filing deadline: Monday, November 20, 2023, by 4:00 pm

Civil Service Exam: Yes – provisional appointment

Hiring Rate: $40.05 per hour

Office Location: Ithaca Town Hall, 215 N. Tioga Street, Ithaca Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (37.5 hour work week)

Please direct any questions to Judy Drake, Human Resources Manager (607) 273-1721 or via email:

Weblink for further information: Full details and link to apply with Tompkins County Human Resources:

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