City Planner

Come join our team!

Job Summary

Performs professional level planning and zoning services in a collaborative work environment with economic development, project management, building code and board and commission staff.  Interacts with public and collaborates with management staff and elected officials.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Serves as the City’s principal Planner by:
    1. Providing land use/planning services;
    2. Overseeing implementation and updating of the City’s Master Plan;
    3. Overseeing other long-term planning projects as assigned by the Planning & Development Director;
    4. Coordinating City planning activities with state, regional and federal regulations including land use law and subdivision regulations;
    5. Updating the City’s zoning ordinance, site plan, subdivision and driveway regulations as needed;
  2. Acting as Chairperson of the Technical Review Committee.  Serves as City’s Zoning Administrator:
    1. Through the application and enforcement of land use laws and ordinance;
    2. By interpreting the City zoning ordinance for applicants and the public.
  3. Assists Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment by:
    1. Supervising preparation of the agenda for and minutes of board meetings;
    2. Providing a written review of each agenda items with suggested motions and conditions;
    3. Attending all board meetings;
    4. Issuing final notices of decision;
    5. Creating complete records of board cases;
    6. Acting as Clerk of the Planning Board and Zoning Board.
  4. Provides staff support to the Historic District Commission and the Conservation Commission.
  5. Confers with Planning and Development Director to keep her/him informed on key issues and progress toward objectives.
  6. Provides land use support and resources to other outside own work area to coordinate efforts and maintain cooperative and efficient relations.
  7. Researches availability of grant funding and may prepare grants to further city land use objectives.
  8. May be required to serve on or attend meetings of other committees.
  9. Prepare related reports and documents and requested.
  10. Attend staff meetings. May prepare report of meeting and critique of proposed projects.
  11. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Ideal candidates will possess:

Bachelor's degree (Master’s degree preferred) or equivalent from a college or university in planning, Planning & Development, public administration, geography, or related field; Five (5) years of progressively responsible related experience, including preferably two (2) years in a supervisory capacity; or; Any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities required for the job.

Compensation & Benefits

Up to $79,252.74/Annually to Start 

Rich benefit package to include:

Participation in the New Hampshire Retirement System
Competitive health insurance plan, with no plan year deductible
Dental - No cost for single coverage
Vacation, personal, and sick leave
11 Paid holidays
Additional benefits

Interested Candidates:

Please submit application and/or resume to:

Jamie Young
58 Opera House Square
Claremont, NH 03743
Or via e-mail at:

The City of Claremont is an Equal Opportunity Employer



Date Posted: 09-07-2023

Expire Date: Open until filled

Contact Name: Jamie Young

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