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🔗Planner II

Website City of Wilmington

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

This position handles responsible work in the field of Urban Planning and independently conducts research, collects data, designs studies, and formulates and evaluates alternative course of action.

Recommends goals, strategies, objectives, programs, regulations, and incentives in principle fields such as land use, comprehensive planning, housing, environment historic preservation, or economic development.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Represents the Director, Deputy Director, or other City officials at public meetings.

Testifies as an expert witness before City Council and quasi‑judicial boards.

Acts as a liaison with outside consultants.

Works on revisions to the Comprehensive Plan; prepares amendments and revisions to the zoning ordinance and other legislation, designs studies; prepares grant applications; provides technical assistance both within and outside City government.

Provides staff support to the City Planning Commission and Design Review and Preservation Commission.

Conducts planning activities at the direction of the Director and Deputy Director of Planning.

Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license with a good driving record.

Performs all related work as required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

Master’s degree in Urban or Regional Planning or Public Administration, or similar preferred.

Experience and skill in the professional application of planning principles in public policy alternatives in preferably more than one specialized field, such as comprehensive planning, land use regulations, housing, transportation, public facilities, historic preservation, economic development, environment, sustainability, or human services.

Comprehensive knowledge of the principles of planning and management and their application in all areas of government.

Skill in the applications of basic and specialized planning principles.

Ability to function effectively as part of an overall management team.

Working knowledge of the use of computer programs including, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; knowledge and GIS and/or other mapping tools.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the public.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Work is performed mostly in a quiet office environment, while seated at a desk with a computer.

Required to use hands, fingers, close vision, and reach with hands and arms.

Occasionally required to walk.

Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

 

 

 

OPEN COMPETITIVE

Apply:   www.WilmingtonDE.gov

Must pass a criminal background investigation and pre-employment physical.

City residency required within one year of employment.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Benefits

All NCPE interns received an hourly stipend, the rate is listed at each position description. Additionally, interns receive paid time off (PTO), paid Federal holidays if working full-time, and access to NCPE's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for career and personal counseling, coaching, and referrals. Project sites may also offer a housing allowance and/or commuting stipend; this information is also listed in the description or offered during the interview.

Eligible NCPE interns who successfully complete their internships may count their position towards earning a Public Land Corps (PLC) Non-Competitive Hiring Authority certificate. To be eligible to earn a PLC certificate, an intern must be 30 years old or younger (or 35 if a veteran). Once earned, the PLC hiring authority certificate may be used to apply for eligible Federal temporary, term, or permanent positions. Successful completion of a NCPE internship does not guarantee Federal employment. Contact manager@preservenet.org for more details.

Eligibility

To be eligible, applicants must be at least 18 years old, currently enrolled in a degree-seeking academic program at the college level (or recently graduated within the past 12 months), and be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. Interns are not eligible to work more than 1200 hours total in the program; previous interns must stay within this overall limit. The length of an internship can vary from 10 to 30 weeks if full time (40 hours per week) or longer if on a part-time schedule. If selected, the exact starting date will be determined by you and the NPS supervisor. The stipend rate is $17.00 per hour unless otherwise listed.

The successful candidate is responsible for finding and paying for travel to and housing at the internship location; some exceptions apply. The supervising office may be able to assist in locating housing but it is ultimately up to the individual accepting the internship to find accommodation.

The National Council requires all interns working in-person at Federal facilities and/or with Federal employees receive the Covid-19 vaccination. Please be advised that you may also be required to wear a mask, depending on the protocols adopted by your work site. Also be aware that, due to Government-wide security requirements, a background check will be required if you are selected for a position. This will include providing information about recent housing and employment history. The position supervisor will have more information about these requirements and procedures at the time of hiring. You may direct any questions to NCPE's Internship Program Director, Julee Johnson, at manager@preservenet.org.

Please note that interns are not NCPE or NPS employees. Stipends are academic awards and taxes are not withheld, nor are social security contributions made on your behalf. These funds may be taxable, however, so consult a tax preparation professional if you have questions.

How to Apply

You may review NCPE's internship opportunities anytime without registering. Use the search function to find listings by location, keyword, or area of interest/category. Once you identify one or more positions of interest, there is a 3-step application process.

Step 1: Click on the Apply for Job button, then select Universal Application. Click on Register to create a User Account, which requires a username and email. A link will be sent to you from manager@preservenet.org to create a password. We suggest that you add this email to your safe senders list so you don't miss receiving this important link. You will be instructed to Log In to Preservenet using your username or email and password, which will take you back to the Universal Application.

Step 2: The Universal Application is required to apply for all NCPE internships. You fill out this form only once. In addition to contact information, educational status, work history, and experience, it requires two attachments: (1) the 2 most recent years of academic transcripts. These may be unofficial transcripts if official versions are unavailable. A PDF is preferred, labeled Your Your Last Name_Your First Name_Transcript. (2) a resume or CV (curriculum vitae). Please limit to a maximum of 4 pages; 2 pages are preferred. A PDF is preferred but jpg, png, doc, or docx file types are accepted. Label Your Last Name_Your First Name_Resume. This form may be saved as a draft and completed later. Use the link provided to return to the form.

Step 3: Once you submit the Universal Application, you may browse and apply for NCPE internships using the link provided. Complete the application process by clicking on the Apply for job button found at each internship listing and upload the required Essay. Use the essay to explain why you are applying for an internship, including how your interest areas will benefit the National Park Service (NPS) and how the internship will further your studies and career goals. Be as specific as possible; there is a 400-word maximum length. Submit the essay to finish the application for that position. You may apply for a maximum of 6 internships during an application round; there is no limit at other times of the year. DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP!

Once the deadline for submission has passed, NPS supervisors will review the applications and may contact candidates for a phone interview. Candidates who are not selected will be notified. Please allow about 4 weeks after the deadline before inquiring about the status of your application.

Logging in with a Registered User Account and completing the Universal Application is required to apply for NCPE Internships. Please visit the Universal Application page to register for an account and complete the form. After logging in and completing the form, refreshing this listing will display the Job Application to apply online.