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DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:  This is a high level technical professional planning work of a complex nature involving responsibility for the development and effecting of planning programs. Work may include some administrative responsibilities in the absence of the Director. Additionally, the Planner II serves as the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Liaison Officer (DBLO)*. Evening work is occasionally required. General supervision is received from higher level planning professionals. Supervision may be exercised over a number of employees. Performs related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)

  • Assists in setting up the priorities and procedures for staff planning programs;
  • Assists in organizing and administrating the staff planning activities;
  • Assists in the management of transportation systems and housing program;
  • Organizes and implements county participation in federally mandated planning programs;
  • Oversees various capital projects, including supervision of design and construction, and interaction with permitting agencies;
  • Prepares grant applications for capital transportation project funding, with responsibility for follow-through regarding entire grant process;
  • Serves as Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Liaison Officer (DBLO)*, which includes goal-setting, planning, implementation, reporting, monitoring, etc. regarding the DBE program;
  • Confers directly with the County Executive on all matters pertaining to the DBE Program*;
  • Prepares reports and reviews the preparation of staff reports on all planning activities including studies of public and private land use; population growth; economic development; transportation and vehicular circulation systems; zoning and subdivision controls, and comprehensive plans;
  • Confers with public officials, members of planning boards and the public on planning problems;
  • Addresses community groups on planning problems and programs;
  • Attends and participates in conferences;
  • May help prepare publicity and news releases for planning programs.
  • Performs a variety of related activities as required.

Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:   Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of  municipal and county planning including economic analysis and capital  programming; good knowledge of the organization and operation of municipal government in New York State; good knowledge of the fundamentals of supervision; familiarity with administrative practices and techniques; skill in the design and administration of research studies; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; resourcefulness.


  1. Masters degree in planning, landscape architecture, building or civil engineering, geography, social science, or related fields, and one (1) year experience in municipal planning; or
  2. Bachelor's degree with a major course of study in planning, landscape, architecture, building or civil engineering, geography, social science, or related field, and two (2) years experience in municipal, economic or social planning; or
  3. An equivalent combination of training and experience as indicated in a) and b) above.

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.

* SPECIAL NOTE: The Putnam County Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Liaison Officer (DBLO), as required by the Federal Transit Administration, has direct and independent access to the County Executive on all matters pertaining the county’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program, prepares the annual DBE goals and the semi-annual DBE Uniform Report of Awards/Commitments, and implements, monitors and updates as needed all aspects of the DBE Program Plan.


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Mission Statement

Our mission is to administer, in a fair and equitable manner, the provisions of New York State Civil Service Law and Putnam County Civil Service Rules with respect to the offices and employments in the classified service of Putnam County and the civil divisions therein, which include the towns, villages, school districts, libraries and special districts.

It is Putnam County Personnel Department’s responsibility to ensure Putnam County taxpayers of a public workforce qualified for their jobs pursuant to the principles of selection according to merit and fitness as set forth in Article 5, §6 of the New York State Constitution.

  • Paul Eldridge

    Personnel Officer

Putnam County Office Building

40 Gleneida Avenue
Carmel, New York 10512

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