Assistant City Manager for Planning and Economic Development

City of Caribou

Caribou, ME United States

This is a responsible administrative and technical position for the coordination of Planning & Economic Development activities, and support to appointed boards. The Assistant City Manager for Planning & Economic Development has direct responsibility for the operation of the planning and economic development  activities within the City of Caribou and performs advanced-level professional planning work on current and/or long-range planning, mapping, economic development tasks, and special projects. Work is reviewed through discussions of problems and policies under supervision of the City Manager. Must be 18 years old, a resident of the State of Maine and a US citizen per 30-A MRSA §2526

  • Maine Class C driver’s license
  • Proficiency with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) like ArcGIS required
  • Should have or ability to obtain certification from the State of Maine:
    • Legal Issues, Land Use Planning, Shoreland Zoning (required within 1 year)
  • Ability to pass a comprehensive background screening process
  • Documented progressively responsible experience
  • A degree in finance, economics, business administration, public administration, urban and regional planning or a related field and a minimum of four years of progressively responsible experience providing similar services in a city or county, or as a contract consultant to a city or county government, OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite (Excel and Word) and the ability to learn and utilize various software and databases.
  • Must establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Regular attendance at the workplace is required.

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and City of Caribou employment application to: Carl Grant, Finance Director / HR, City of Caribou, 25 High Street, Caribou, Maine 04736 or by email to: Position will be open until filled. Next review of applications will be on June 24, 2024.

Experience Level
Mid I (1-4 years)
AICP Level
Economic Development and Revitalization
Salary Range
$70,000 - $75,000

Contact Information

Penny Thompson
25 High Street
Caribou, ME
United States
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