Putnam County, New York is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Commissioner of Planning, Development, and Public Transportation. Applicants must meet the below required minimum qualifications and listed special requirements. The Commissioner of Planning, Development, and Public Transportation is appointed by the County Executive subject to confirmation by the County Legislature.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: This is important professional level work involving administration of all Putnam County development, planning, and transportation programs and policies. Responsibilities include managing major divisions of the Planning department, and supervising managerial, administrative, technical and clerical personnel. The Commissioner acts as advisor to the Putnam County Planning Board and liaison for local, regional, State, and Federal officials to ensure compliance with all Federal and State laws and regulations. Work is performed under general direction of the County Executive. Performs related work as required.
SOME TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS*: Bachelor’s degree and four (4) years of experience in government administrative management, which included supervision of professional and support staff and either:
a) Eight (8) years of practical experience in regional, county, or municipal planning; or
b) Possession of a license to practice law in New York State, maintained throughout appointment.
*As per the Putnam County Charter §5-A.01.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: This position is considered to be a public officer. Pursuant to Article 3 of the NYS Public Officers law, the holder of this position must be a United States citizen and a resident of Putnam County.
PLEASE NOTE: Your degree must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of Education.
Salary: $116,000.00 - $128,000.00 per year
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