Land Use Planner

at Lewiston, City Of in Lewiston, Maine, United States

Job Description

Accepting applicants for LAND USE PLANNER with the City’s Planning & Code Enforcement Department. Applications are available at the Human Resources Department or online at



Department:    Planning & Code Enforcement

Barg. Unit:      AFSCME Professional Technical Unit (Pro-Tech)

Status:             Full-Time (37.5 hours/week; M-F 8:00am – 4:30pm)

Grade:             6 [$25.43 - $37.58/hour]


SUMMARY: The Land Use Planner has knowledge of the principles and practices of planning and development, community design, and land use regulations to help the Planning and Code Enforcement department meet the challenges of growth and associated activity in Lewiston.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  Bachelor’s Degree is required from a four-year college or university in planning, public administration or related field (Master’s Degree preferred). A combination of education and 3-5 years direct municipal experience in planning may also be considered. Candidate should possess working or advanced knowledge and experience of GIS and its capabilities. Ability to obtain State of Maine Code Enforcement Officer certification to assist in administering of zoning and land use ordinance for shore land zoning and land use regulations; Must have a valid State of Maine Driver’s License and a personal vehicle available for work.


WORK ACTIVITIES:  Provides technical assistance and information to the public regarding development, zoning and land use regulations. Assists with implementation of the comprehensive plan and related special projects. Provides support to the Planning Board, Historic Preservation Review Board, City Council and groups/committees as assigned. Analyzes and researches local and state land use, transportation, and related data and regulations to develop and draft planning and land use documents. Performs the duties of FEMA Community Rating System Coordinator. Reviews, coordinates, and inspects existing and proposed land uses, including development review applications for compliance with local and state regulations. Issues violation abatement orders and initiates legal action when compliance cannot be obtained. Reviews and makes recommendations on applications related to MDEP Site Location of Development. Performa other duties as assigned.


Submit City of Lewiston Employment Application, cover letter and complete resume via email, fax, postal mail or in person directly to the Department of Human Resources, City Hall 27 Pine Street Lewiston, ME 04240. Contact information for email and fax submissions is available at > Human Resources > Terri-Lynn Bechard

Application deadline is December 7, 2021Only interviewed candidates will be notified. Prospective candidates MUST submit all required documents at time of application. Incomplete position inquiries, including those without accurate contact information, will be rejected.

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Job Posting: 644977

Posted On: Nov 24, 2021

Updated On: Dec 24, 2021