City Planner Position Available


The City of Park Rapids (pop. 3,976), located 19 miles south of Itasca State Park, is accepting applications for the City Planner. This position reports directly to the City Administrator and is responsible for administering and enforcing the city’s planning and zoning, community development, comprehensive plan, and city building, plumbing and rental inspection programs. Qualified applicants must have the ability to plan, coordinate and direct the operations of planning activities, be proficient in the operation of Arc-View, GIS, or similar programs, have excellent communication skills, and the ability and willingness to work with the city’s management team. Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Urban Studies or related field, and one to two years of related experience. Preferred candidates will be creative, have a fundamental understanding of planning and zoning principles, ability to present complex material in an objective manner, ability to develop, implement and follow through on projects and ideas. Starting Salary: $23.57 per hour DOQ, plus full-time city benefit package. City application, resume, and a letter of interest required. Applications available at Park Rapids City Hall, 212 Second Street West, Park Rapids, MN, 56470, by calling (218) 732-3163, or through the city’s web site at ci.park-rapids.mn.us .  Completed application, including cover letter and resume must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 26, 2018.


City of Park Rapids Employment Application