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City of Portland, Maine | Portland, ME

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Department of Planning & Urban Development

Project Position - limited duration position expected to last until 6/30/19 - Interested in working in one of the most dynamic cities in the northeast?  Want to work in a fast paced and collaborative environment?  We are seeking candidates with excellent communication skills for a project planner position with the Department of Planning and Urban Development, to engage in development review and to undertake planning initiatives for the sustained growth and vitality of Portland, Maine.  This position is primarily focused on reviewing site plan applications for proposed developments current project range from multifamily and commercial project to mixed used projects proposed for 800,000 s.f., but will also involve long range planning and special projects.  Tasks involve review of development projects for compliance with municipal land use codes, standards, and design guidelines, including but not limited to zoning, site plan, subdivision and historic preservation. Work requires project management, policy analysis and the management of processes to facilitate extensive community involvement.  Excellent written and oral communication skills needed.  Excellent human relations and negotiation skills required.  Municipal planning experience and master’s degree in planning or closely related field or equivalent combination preferred.  Strong technical skills including GIS and other analytical software desired.  Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory criminal background check.  Starting pay rate $914.63/week. 

Deadline for applications for this position is Tuesday, January 29, 2019.


City Benefits

Permanent, full-time employees receive a generous benefits package which includes 12 ½ paid holidays; employee health insurance; sick and vacation leave; optional life, dental and income protection insurances; choice of retirement plans; and tuition reduction program with the University of Southern Maine.  Part-time employees may receive a pro-rated benefits package which may include some, but not all, of the benefits listed above.


The City of Portland is strongly committed to diversity in its workforce.

Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.


To apply online or to download the City’s application form, log on to the Job Opportunities page of the City’s website,

Apply at/send cover letter and resume to the

City of Portland, Maine

Human Resources Office

389 Congress St., Room 115

 Portland, ME 04101

Fax to (207) 874-8937

Email to

To apply online go to


Posted On: 2019-01-18 17:05:40
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Telecommute: No
Categories: Government, Municipal, Strategy - Planning
Job Type: Temporary
Job Status: Full Time
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Additional Contact Info

389 Congress Street, Room 115
Portland, Maine 04101
Contact: Kathleen Vosmus
Phone: 207-874-8624