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Opening Date/Time:

Wed. 06/14/17 12:00 AM Eastern Time

Closing Date/Time:

Fri. 07/14/17 11:59 PM Eastern Time


$31.42 – $35.53 Hourly
$57,177.00 – $64,668.00 Annually

Pay Grade:


Job Type:

DOA Association of Supervisors (62)

Bargaining Union:

DOA Association of Supervisors (62)


One Capitol Hill, Providence, Rhode Island

Scheduled Work Days; Hours of Work Unclassified; Standard:

Monday – Friday; 8:30am – 4:00pm

Work Week:

Standard 35.0 Hours


Limited to Federal Funding


This position is expected to start in late summer.

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Class Definition  Benefits  Supplemental Questions


GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: To perform complex professional, community, regional and statewide planning functions and, as required, to supervise the work of other planners, technicians and other subordinates engaged in such functions; and to do related work as required.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the general supervision of a superior from whom assignments are received in outline form.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: As required, supervises and reviews the work of technical and clerical assistants.
 Illustrative Examples of Work Performed:
·         To perform complex professional planning work relative to a community assistance, a regional or a statewide planning program.

·         As assigned, to supervise studies and present findings and recommendations on a variety of planning activities that are phases of community assistance program and/or a statewide planning program.

·         To assist and advise city and town planning officials in the development of work programs designed to solve local planning, development or re-development problems.

·         To coordinate statewide planning programs with state agency or community programs.

·         To confer with state, community and agency officials on matters pertaining to community, regional and statewide planning activities.

·         When authorized, to draft and negotiate details of contract agreements to provide technical planning assistance.

·         To supervise and review the work of technical and clerical personnel engaged in the performance of work related to community, regional or statewide planning programs.

·         As required, to attend meetings, hearings and conferences.

·         To do related work as required.

 Required Qualifications for Appointment:
KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND CAPACITIES: A thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of community and state planning; a thorough knowledge of the methods and techniques involved in the collection and organization of physical, social, economic, fiscal and other data used in community and state planning; the ability to make technical planning studies and surveys in such fields; the ability to analyze and evaluate data and make recommendations thereon; the ability to make varied types of planning designs, such as sketch plans and graphic presentations; the ability to plan, organize, supervise and review the work of other planners and clerical assistants; the ability to understand and carry out complex written or oral instructions; and related capacities and abilities.


Education: Such as may have been gained through: graduation from a recognized college with a Master’s Degree in Urban or Regional Planning; and
Experience: Such as may have been gained through: employment involving the performance of responsible professional planning work in the field of local, regional or state planning.
Or, any combination of education and experience that shall be substantially equivalent to the above education and experience.

 Supplemental Information:
Prior transportation planning experience preferred
APPLICATION DEADLINE Applications will be received online only, until July 14, 2017 at 11:59PM. To apply for these Principal Planner position, visit APPLY.RI.GOV SALARY $31.42 – $35.53 Hourly / $57,177.00 – $64,668.00 Annually