Planning Intern

Job Title: Planning Intern

Job Type: Full Time - Temporary

Location: Dubuque, IA

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:  Under the general supervision of Planning Services staff, performs a variety of technical, administrative and basic professional City planning assignments related to land use, development, City planning and historic preservation. Performs related duties as required.  Assignments are received both verbally and in writing.  Work is performed according to general or specific instructions from a supervisor who inspects work while in progress and upon completion.

ESSENTIAL:  Performs a variety of administrative, technical and research tasks related to development services, city planning and historic preservation activities; conducts research on development, planning and historic preservation issues and cases; scans documents into Laserfiche; compiles reports; organizes and distributes agenda packets for board, commission and committee meetings; performs data collection, analysis and tabulation; researches potential impacts to historic properties; performs GIS mapping functions; participates in field inspections to prepare staff reports or conduct research; responds to residents questions and service requests in a courteous, timely and equitable manner.

ESSENTIAL:  Knowledge of the functions of City government; knowledge of land use planning and regulation; knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion; ability to conduct independent research and to prepare written reports; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, board and commission members and the general public; skill in the use of computers and in the use of applicable software, including word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, scanning and GIS; basic drafting, mapping and graphic skills; analytical and communication skills.

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:  Some undergraduate coursework in planning, public administration, geography, architecture, historic preservation, or related field; experience working with a diverse workforce and population; or any combination of experience and training which provides the essential knowledge, skills and abilities.


APPLICATION:  Please submit an employment application to the City of Dubuque Personnel Office, City Hall, 50 West 13th Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001-4864 by April 22, 2019.  The Personnel Office may be contacted at 563-589-4125 or [email protected].  The application and job description are available at  Women, minorities, veterans and qualified persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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