Job Description and Qualifications
Full-Time Assistant Planner for the Acquisition and Design Department of the Monmouth County Park System, Lincroft, NJ.

·   Working under the Supervisor of Acquisition & Planning, acquire land for open space preservation, natural resource conservation and public recreation in accordance with the Monmouth County Open Space Plan adopted in 2019.

·  Evaluate land parcels for inclusion into regional parks, greenways, and recreation areas.

·  Meet with landowners, performs on-site property inspections, confers with staff regarding natural and cultural resources, land use and zoning regulations. Makes recommendations to supervisory staff to acquire property based on review.

·   Work jointly with State and County Agricultural Development Boards, County Engineering Department and non-profit organizations to acquire properties of mutual interest.

·   Negotiate land purchases and works with County attorneys in review of real estate contracts, deeds, title work, applicable leases and closing documents.

·   Hire professional services for appraisal work, boundary surveys and environmental assessment.

·   Maintain permanent public land records, archives and inventories.

·   Assist in additional park planning projects; including updating and drafting of plans, reports, and studies, reviewing archival data, gathering public & private recreation and open space data, reviewing and summarizing public documents, GIS analysis and research, and working with professional staff on updating the Park System plans.

See attached Civil Service requirements for Education and Experience (16489).

Applicant should have strong communication and organization skills, as well as writing and proofreading. Applicant should have knowledge of basic planning principles with familiarity with open space and recreation a plus. Applicant should be proficient in Microsoft Office, AutoCAD and ESRI Arc GIS.

Real estate course required to be completed within first year of employment (tuition paid by Park System). Salary $50,000 plus full benefits.

Send inquiries, letter of interest and resume to Paul Gleitz, Supervisor of Acquisition & Planning. Paul.Gleitz@co.monmouth.nj.us

Applicants will also be required to submit a County Employment Application. https://www.co.monmouth.nj.us/Documents/7/MC_Employment_Application_fillable_201909 25.pdf

To apply for this job email your details to pgleitz@monmouthcountyparks.com

About Monmouth County Park System

Located in central New Jersey, the Monmouth County Park System is a regional park system of over 18,000 acres and 43 parks. See www.monmouthcountyparks.com for full information.