Planner I

Job Title: Planner I

Salary range: AFSCME Grade 117 (Based on Qualifications)

Department: Planning

Hours: Full-Time

Job Description:

Do you have what it takes to be part of a team?  The City of Dover is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Planner I.  The essential function of the position within the organization is to research, analyze, and summarize data to support the Planning Office and to perform plan review for development plan.  The position is responsible for providing technical assistance, preparing reports, and reviewing permits.  The position works under general supervision independently developing work methods and sequences.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provides technical assistance to City customers for planning and zoning compliance
  • Works with developers to facilitate resolution of planning-related issues/problems
  • Performs technical reviews of development plans for compliance with city ordinances, policy, and sound planning principles.  Develops reports for the Planning Commission and other appointed boards and commissions
  • Gathers and analyzes data/information to support periodic and special reports for the area of responsibility
  • Authors text for ordinance text amendments, annexations, and special research projects
  • Reviews building and sign permits for compliance; makes determination on whether to approve or disapprove permits
  • Handles constituent inquires and complaints
  • Provides technical assistance to a variety of City programs, analyzing and assessing data and preparing reports
  • Attends staff and other professional meetings to exchange information

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in planning, public administration, landscape architecture, geography or related field (experience in lieu of education)
  • Valid Delaware Driver’s License

Preferred Qualifications

  • One year of planning experience
  • Experience with Geographic Information Systems

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A criminal background investigation will be required. Candidates may be given a job-related test during the interview.


  • Health, dental, vision and group life insurance
  • 401a and 457 deferred compensation plans
  • Paid vacation and sick leave

To Apply Submit the Following

Ethical conduct and honest behavior are our basic organizational values. Candidates will be instrumental in assisting to make Dover a place where people want to live through our motto – Dedication, Ownership, Vision, Excellence and Reliability

City of Dover is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Minimum Hourly Rate: AFSCME Grade 117 (Based on Qualifications)

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

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