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The New York City Council is looking for a Director for its Land Use division. The Director is responsible for implementing programs and procedures for the Council as they relate to Land Use within New York City.  The Director consults with the Speaker/Majority Leader, Chief of Staff, and/or the Chairperson of the Land Use Committee to formulate policy on land use matters. 


$180,000 to $200,000


  • Formulates programs, plans and policies for the City Council with respect to land use matters.
  • Formulates procedures for the City Council with respect to the review, analysis and dissemination of land use plans, policies or applications.
  • Initiates and reviews studies of policies and procedures, management techniques and staffing and recommends or authorizes appropriate changes.
  • Represents the Speaker in relation of land use mattes with various governmental, private, and not-for-profit agencies or persons.
  • Responsible for conformance of land use policies and procedures with all requisite legal mandates, and other policies as appropriate.
  • Responsible for the orderly conduct of Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) and all other mandated review processes.
  • Advises the Speaker on land use matters.
  • Determines the organizational structure of the division in accordance with program emphasis.
  • Acts as liaison with other City departments.
  • Performs high-level executive duties.
  • Screens and hires professional personnel, trains and supervises, evaluates their performance, and recommends promotions.


  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a concentration in either urban planning or analysis and three (3) years of relevant full-time work experience preferably in project management, management analysis, public policy review and governmental operations; or
  • Baccalaureate degree form an accredited college or university and six (6) years of relevant full-time work experience preferably in project management, management analysis, public policy review and governmental operations.
  • Expert knowledge of land use matters, procedures and legal mandates as each pertains to land use within the city.
  • Ability to analyze complex issues related to land use and to identify relevant facts and fiscal implications.
  • Knowledge of statistics, data collection, and data processing techniques.
  • Ability to comprehend and analyze legislation.
  • Ability to discern the political, fiscal, and social climate within New York City Government in order to make appropriate decisions and judgements that affect The Council.


New York City residency required within 90 days of appointment.

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Qualified candidates should forward their resume and a cover letter to:


MAIL:             New York City Council

Attn: Personnel Services/Recruiting (LUDIR)

250 Broadway, 16th Floor

New York, New York 10007

FAX:               12124014711

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The New York City Council is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual’s sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.