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The Land Use Division of the City Council is seeking a Planner and Mapping & Data Analyst who, under the supervision of the Director and Deputy Directors of the Land Use Division, will have a critical role in advising the City Council on a wide variety of land use, planning, community development, housing, and preservation projects; and perform GIS and data analysis, produce high-quality maps, and manage GIS/data systems.

SALARY RANGE:

$65,000 to $70,000

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Advise community organizations and other stakeholders on matters of interest to the Council – for example, housing and development data and mapping, neighborhood rezoning’s, citywide zoning text amendments, or land use-related legislation.
  • Assist with the efficient review of land use applications as they move through the public review process, and help advise Council Members throughout the process.
  • Be responsible for the Division’s GIS and data systems and assist Division staff in navigating those systems. Will include updating and implementing the latest best practices in web-based mapping resources and data organization.
  • Help manage projects including ULURP and other projects coming to City Council for a vote and other projects on behalf of the Land Use Division.
  • Plan and conduct studies across a range of planning topics according to the Council’s needs and your own interests.
  • Provide direct support to Division staff in drafting both technical and content-rich maps, tapping into data resources, and producing consistent high-quality visuals.
  • Provide technical assistance to Council Members and their staff – for example, providing analysis of land use applications, assessing existing vs. proposed development scenarios, or assisting with planning-related requests Council Members receive from constituents.
  • Represent the City Council at meetings of civic, business and community groups, and public agencies.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university.
  • Ability to analyze PLUTO data and other standard New York City datasets
  • Ability to understand and explain complex planning documents.
  • Ability to work well in teams and with a diverse mix of people, and exercise sound and careful judgement.
  • Demonstrate a strong ability to manage multiple projects while working under tight deadlines.
  • Excellent writing ability.
  • Familiarity with New York City Zoning Resolution and City Environmental Quality Review (CEQR) and an interest in developing a broader understanding of the many regulations which affect the built environment.
  • Proficiency with ArcGIS software suite and/or ArcGIS Online.
  • Proficiency with United States Census and American Community Survey Data using American Factfinder.
  • Research and communication skills.
  • Two to four years of satisfactory full‐time experience in city planning or a Master’s Degree in City Planning or a related field preferred.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

For eligible employees, health, dental and vision insurance coverage are offered upon hire. Retirement plans, deferred compensation plans, group life insurance, paid time off and paid holidays, training resources, health & fitness reimbursement and wellness programs are also available.

New York City residency is required within 90 days of appointment.

As of November 15, 2021, all new hires must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus to work at City Hall and/or 250 Broadway offices, or at any Council Member district office, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability. If you are offered employment with the New York City Council, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is received and approved by the New York City Council.

The New York City Council makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact EEOOfficer@council.nyc.gov.

HOW TO APPLY:

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

E-MAIL:         counciljobs@council.nyc.gov   

MAIL:             New York City Council

Attn: Administrative Services/Recruiting (LUPMD)

250 Broadway, 26th 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 City of New York 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.