The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) is the nation’s largest municipal housing preservation and development agency. Its mission is to promote quality housing and diverse, thriving neighborhoods for New Yorkers through loan and development programs for new affordable housing, preservation of the affordability of the existing housing stock, enforcement of housing quality standards, and educational programs for tenants and building owners.
About the Role
Under the direction of the Director of Neighborhood Planning, the Neighborhood Planner will join a small team responsible for designing and implementing community-based planning processes, with the goal of identifying neighborhood needs, developing goals and strategies, and creating implementable housing and neighborhood plans. HPD uses the Neighborhood Planning Playbook as a framework for inclusive, community-based planning and project management. Candidates should have knowledge of or experience with NYC housing policies and programs, land use and zoning, and community-based organizations working on housing issues. Strong written and verbal communications and project management skills are required.
What You're Gonna Do
All planners in the Neighborhood Planning Unit are expected to perform similar duties to ensure a flexible and multi-disciplined team, including:
- Analyzing complex neighborhood planning and geo-spatial issues, including demographic, housing, and real estate trends and conditions, as well as development and preservation opportunities.
- Undertaking neighborhood planning studies and developing implementation strategies in collaboration with other City agencies, including the Economic Development Corporation, the Department of City Planning, the New York City Housing Authority; State agencies; for- and non- profit housing and community developers; community boards and other local organizations;public officials; and neighborhood residents.
- Developing agendas, managing logistics, and creating communications materials for public engagement activities and community workshops.
- Participating and assisting in neighborhood workshops and other engagement activities, as required.
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and two years of satisfactory full-time experience in city planning; or
2. A satisfactory combination of education and/or experience that is equivalent to “1"" above. Graduate education in city planning, urban planning, urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, transportation engineering, public administration, economic development or related fields may be substituted for experience on the basis of 30 graduate semester credits from an accredited college for one year of experience. However, all candidates must have a baccalaureate degree.
Special Qualification Requirements
- Assignment Level III
To be eligible for placement in Assignment Level III, individuals must have, after meeting the minimum requirements, one additional year of professional experience as described in "2" above.
- Assignment Level IV
To be eligible for placement in Assignment Level IV, individuals must have, after meeting the minimum requirements, two additional years of professional experience as described in "2" above.
1. Thorough knowledge of New York City government and housing issues.
2. Knowledge of zoning, land use planning, and regulatory requirements.
3. Successful experience working with community boards, civic associations, and neighborhood groups.
4. Experience with community-based planning and neighborhood development issues.
5. Experience conducting studies, writing reports, and conducting meetings with community and interagency partners.
6. Ability to work independently, take initiative, and work effectively with others.
7. Excellent research, analytical, writing, and public speaking skills.
8. Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects in a timely manner.
9. Proficiency in GIS, Adobe Creative Suite, and Microsoft Office applications, including Excel and PowerPoint.
10. Candidates with masters degrees in urban planning, urban design/architecture, or business administration with a focus in real estate finance and development are strongly preferred.
11. A minimum 2 years experience in urban planning is strongly preferred, preferably involving the practical application of real estate principles in finance and/or development.
What We Offer
Only candidates permanent in the City Planner title will be considered
To Apply: Apply online via NYC Jobs (link below); Job ID 518378
Work Location: 100 Gold Street
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