Middlesex County

Principal Planner Land Management

Job Locations US-NJ-New Brunswick
Posted Date 2 months ago(8/3/2022 9:13 AM)
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The Middlesex County Office of Planning seeks an experienced, motivated planner with excellent organizational and communication skills to join its Land Management Group. Under the direction of the Supervising Planner, the Principal Planner will review, coordinate and track land development applications using the County’s new web-based electronic system, “ePlan”. The Principal Planner is responsible for processing all aspects of land development applications, including developers’ agreements and performance guarantees, and communicating staff recommendations to the County’s Development Review Committee, municipalities, and applicants. The Principal Planner may also assist other groups within the Office of Planning, including Regional Planning and Local Assistance, Sustainability and Resiliency, Transportation Planning, and Spatial Data Services.   


The Middlesex County Office of Planning is a busy, fast-paced office engaged in a county-wide strategic plan, Destination 2040, that will guide the County’s policies, plans, programs, and investment decisions in five broad focus areas: Land Use, Development and Housing; Sustainability and Community Resilience; Healthy, Safe and Inclusive Communities; Economic Development and Workforce Competitiveness; and Transportation and Mobility. Comprising twenty-five urban, suburban, small-town, and rural municipalities, Middlesex County is New Jersey's second most populous county and is strategically located midway between New York and Philadelphia 


Middlesex County is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law. 





  • A Bachelor’s degree in planning or closely related field  
  • A minimum of three years of professional experience in land development review and community and regional planning 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills 


 Note: Possession of a current and valid credential as a Certified  

 Planner issued by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)  

 may be substituted for the educational requirement. 


 Note: Possession of a Master's degree in Planning from an accredited  

 college or university may be substituted for one (1) year of indicated  





  • A Master’s degree in urban planning  
  • Five years of professional experience in land development review and community and regional planning 
  • New Jersey Professional Planners license  
  • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification  
  • Experience preparing agendas and progress reports 
  • Training and supervisory skills and experience 


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