City of Sanford - Assistant City Planner

Assistant City Planner


The City of Sanford is seeking a highly qualified candidate to fulfill the position of Assistant City Planner.


This is professional planning position in the field of municipal planning which involves the application of professional knowledge and skills to various land development and municipal planning problems.  Work may require extensive contact with other municipal staff, public agencies, developers, residents and advocacy groups; and affords considerable opportunity for independent judgment in laying out work details and making technical determinations. The employee in this classification performs planning related research, analysis, policy development, project management, public process and facilitation, report preparation and public presentations to the Planning Board and various standing and special committees, as needed.


Work is performed under the general supervision of the Director of Planning and Development and/or his designee.



*Please refer to the job description for detailed essential functions and requirements for the position



Any combination of equivalent experience and education that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered in addition to the education and experience listed below:


*Education:  Bachelor’s degree in land-use planning, urban planning or a closely related field.  Master’s degree in urban planning or related field is preferred.

*Experience: Two or more years of relevant professional municipal planning or related experience is desirable.

*American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Certification preferred.





The City of Sanford offers a competitive salary and benefits and an environment conducive to personal growth.


Applicants are required to submit the following:

  1. Letter of interest
  2. Resume
  3. City of Sanford Employment Application
  4. Writing sample 250-500 words in length on a planning topic of the applicant’s choosing that involves a subject the applicant has an interest in pursuing his/her planning career.


Application packets may be found on the City of Sanford website:


Applications will be reviewed as received.


 A City of Sanford Employment Application must be submitted with the above to:  


City of Sanford

Human Resources Department

City of Sanford, Maine

919 Main Street

Sanford, ME 04073


Posted:  Friday, February 5th, 2020.

Deadline:  Until Position Is Filled


The City of Sanford is an equal opportunity employer.


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