City of Portland, Department of Planning & Urban Development

Portland, ME United States

Planning & Urban Development Department - Interested in working in one of the most dynamic cities in the northeast? Want to work in a fast paced and collaborative environment? We are seeking candidates for a planner position with the Department of Planning and Urban Development to engage in development review and to undertake planning initiatives for the sustained growth and vitality of Portland, Maine.  This position is primarily focused on reviewing applications for new development proposals, but will also include the opportunity to contribute to the long-range planning and policy initiatives of the department related to zoning changes, housing policy, transportation, sustainability, and more.  Tasks involve review of development projects for compliance with municipal regulations and design guidelines, including but not limited to zoning, site plan, subdivision and historic preservation ordinances. The position also requires skills in project management, policy analysis and community engagement.  Excellent written and oral communication skills required. GIS, graphic design, and other analytical software a plus.  Municipal planning experience and master’s degree in planning or closely related field or equivalent combination preferred.  Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory criminal background check.  Pay rate starting at $937.50/week.


Permanent, full-time employees receive a generous benefits package which includes 12 ½ paid holidays; employee health insurance; sick and vacation leave; optional life, dental, vision and income protection insurances; choice of retirement plans; and tuition reduction program with the University of Southern Maine. 


The City of Portland is strongly committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

For questions contact Human Resources by email at or 207-874-8624.


Deadline for applications is:  Tuesday, April 20, 2021.  

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Experience Level
Mid I (1-4 years)
AICP Level
Land Use and Development Regulation and Zoning
Salary Range
Pay rate starting at $937.50/week

Contact Information

389 Congress Street
Portland, ME
United States
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