Village Planner Position

Updated July 31, 2012

The Village of Nyack has created a new position of Village Planner. This will be a part time job between one to two days a week.

The Village is looking for a well rounded planner with excellent communication and technical skills, along with expertise in economic development.

Applications and job description are available at the Village Clerk’s office at 9 North Broadway, Nyack, NY 10960, Monday thru Friday between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm.  Application submission deadline is 4:00pm, Wednesday August 15, 2012.

The Job description is as follows:



This is technical-professional planning work of a

complex nature which involves responsibility for independently concluding routine projects and

assisting in the development of programs by physical planning and the use of economic and social

research techniques. Supervision is received from a technical employee of higher rank. Direct

supervision may be exercised over a small number of employees. Evening work is occasionally

required in this class. Does related work as required.


Plans and executes field assignments;

Makes studies and drafts revisions of zoning ordinances, subdivision regulations and related planning


Meets with local planning agencies, officials, professionals and the public;

Supervises and participates in the compilation and analysis, both written and graphic, of a variety of

technical planning studies;

Operates a personal computer, using software appropriate to various planning activities;

May compile and analyze factual data of economic characteristics and capital programming.


Good knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of municipal and county planning; good

knowledge of the organization and operation of municipal government in New York State; ability to

design and administer research studies; ability to supervise; ability to establish and maintain effective

working relationships with others; ability to present ideas clearly and concisely both orally and in

writing; ability to use a personal computer and software appropriate to various planning activities*;

physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.


1. Graduation from college with a major course of studies in physical planning, landscape

architecture, building or civil engineering, geography, social science, or a field related to the above

and two (2) years of experience in municipal, economic or social planning, one (1) year of which

must have been in municipal planning or

2. A bachelor degree in community planning and one (1) year of municipal planning; or

3. A master’s degree in community planning; or

4. A master’s degree in one of the courses of study in one (1) above and one (1) year of municipal

planning; or

5. Any equivalent combination of the above.

* to be demonstrated during the probationary period

RC/DP (8.7.90) 8.18.06