City Planner

City of Groton and Groton Utilities

Groton, CT United States


The City Planner, under the direct supervision of the Mayor, performs moderate to complex technical work in City Planning.  This position is responsible for administrative, and professional duties in municipal planning functions, including strategic planning, economic development and grant submissions for the City of Groton.  The City Planner manages the position of Economic Development Specialist.


The ideal candidate must exhibit an understanding of planning, engineering, urban design and development skills as they pertain to an urban community with a significant industrial tax base and must have the ability to effectively and persuasively presenting programs to other agencies, business groups, towns or other external groups as required.  Ability to analyze and evaluate complex planning, zoning, economic, legal, policy, environmental and regulatory issues and make appropriate recommendations and decisions regarding their resolution.


Critical responsibilities will include review and on-going monitoring of land use and project development applications; review and ensure compliance with the City’s Plan of Conservation and Development, City’s ordinances, regulations and Connecticut General Statutes to include review of coastal development, industrial development projects, coordination of the review and update of the City’s Plan of Conservation and grant preparation and submission for the City of Groton.



Bachelor’s degree in planning, public administration or a related field and five to seven years of progressively responsible experience in planning administration, and/or community/economic development including supervisory experience is required.  Master’s degree is preferred as is AICP certification.  Employee should have a knowledge of ARC View and ARC Information GIS systems and have experience with grant and contract writing and administration.   Must be proficient in Microsoft Office. 

Please email resume to: 

DEADLINE - August 7 2020


Experience Level
Mid II (4-8 years)
AICP Level
Community or Neighborhood Development
Salary Range

Contact Information

295 Meridian Street
Groton, CT
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