City of Waterbury, CT – City Planner

Located only two hours from New York and Boston off of interstate 84, Waterbury is a great location to live, work, learn and play. Waterbury, Connecticut, is a city that’s going places (population 110,000). With a highly skilled workforce, a robust infrastructure, and manufacturing companies that have re-invented themselves to adapt to the new economy. Waterbury neighborhoods are thriving with new schools. Businesses are being motivated to come to town. But the real gift to the region is the cultural flavor that remains in the neighborhoods established by early immigrants, which gives Waterbury its diverse personality, rich traditions, and highly engaged people.

The City Planner performs highly responsible, professional and administrative work. This position directs, actively manages and the leads the Planning Department which includes: Land Use, Wetlands and Zoning Enforcement. The Planner is responsible for short- and long-term planning needs of the City including the City Plan of Conservation and Development which was last updated in 2015 and will require updating by 2025. Supervises and assigns work to the three Land Use Officers who assist with development plans and permits and enforcing zoning and inland wetland regulations. Works with and provides advice to the following Boards and Commissions: City Plan Commission, Zoning Commission, Inland Wetlands & Watercourses Commission, and Zoning Board of Appeals.


Master’s degree in planning or related field from an accredited college or university with major course work in urban planning, regional planning, urban design, public administration, business management or a closely related field, plus five years of increasingly responsible experience in comprehensive urban planning preferably with a mid-to large-sized municipality, including two years of administrative and supervisory responsibility; 6 additional years of responsible planning  experience is acceptable in lieu of Masters’ degree; AICP certification preferred

Compensation and Application Process

  • Open Competitive Examination for: City Planner—Salary Range $85,000-$120,000
    • Excellent Fringe Benefits. This position has a Three (3) year contract provision per City Charter
    • To Apply you must follow instruction on City HR Website and complete application.
    • Applications must be submitted via mail to office or via email at   or fax to 203-574-8087 Copies of Degree or Transcripts and applicable Certifications must be submitted with Application
  • If you have questions about the position please contact our consultant—Ms. Randi Frank at or 203-213-3722. Links to City Website and application can be found on



First screening of applications will be between July 24 and Aug 5, 2019

City of Waterbury is an Equal Opportunity Employer—E.O..E. M/F/H/V

EEOP Utilization Report available upon request