Planner I – City of Harrisburg

Deadline: Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Position Summary

The City of Harrisburg is accepting applications for the position of Planner I in the Department of Engineering and Development, Bureau of Planning. This management position is an entry-level position within the Bureau of Planning and is responsible for assisting other Planning Bureau staff as necessary in the administration and updating of the City’s Comprehensive Plan, Zoning Code, Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance, neighborhood plans, and topical plans, as well as review of permits and applications. This position works closely with the Bureau of Codes, the City Engineer, and other bureaus and departments as necessary regarding the enforcement and interpretation of federal, State, and local ordinances, and improvement of interdepartmental operations. The Planner I position will involve professional-level responsibilities as well as administrative tasks.  Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Director of Planning. This position is a management, FLSA-exempt position.


Qualified candidates will possess a bachelor’s degree in Urban/Regional Planning, Architecture, Public Policy, or a related area of study with one year of full-time professional planning experience; or a master’s degree in Regional or Urban Planning; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Experience in a municipal or county planning department is preferred. Specialized knowledge in one or more planning areas such as transportation, urban design, economic development, environment, or community engagement is a plus. A valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License, Class C, is required.

The annual salary range is $45,000 to $50,000 (commensurate with experience and qualifications), plus an excellent benefits package. 

How to Apply

The City intends to fill this position as soon as possible.  It will remain open until filled.  If interested, please submit a cover letter, your resume, three employment references and salary history, without delay, to:

City of Harrisburg, Bureau of Human Resources
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. City Government Center
10 N. 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101
Phone: (717) 255-6475
Email: (electronic submission preferred)

The City of Harrisburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Eric Papenfuse, Mayor