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Technical Assistant 3/Land Use Programs
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Technical Assistant 3/Land Use Programs

POSITION: Technical Assistant 3/ Land Use Programs
CLASSIFICATION: Full Time, No Fixed Duration, Exempt, Union
POSTING PERIOD: 2/9/24 – 3/17/24
SALARY RANGE: $43,766 - $63,460
WORK LOCATION: Hybrid

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The New Jersey Pinelands Commission is an independent state agency whose mission is to preserve, protect, and enhance the natural and cultural resources of the Pinelands National Reserve, and to encourage compatible economic and other human activities consistent with that purpose. The Commission implements a comprehensive plan that guides land use, development, and natural resource protection programs in the 938,000-acre Pinelands Area of southern New Jersey.

The Commission’s Land Use Programs Office is seeking an organized and friendly candidate with good verbal and written communication skills to facilitate numerous programs in our Land Use Programs Office. The Technical Planning Assistant takes accurate minutes and coordinates meeting correspondence, maintains permanent records, drafts non-substantial letters and emails related to meetings, hearings, and municipal land use ordinances, as well as a variety of other duties.  The Assistant develops an understanding of the Pinelands Commission structure, regulations, and policies to successfully support programs in the Land Use Programs Office.

Skills and Qualifications

Must be familiar with Microsoft Office Suite tools and demonstrate an ability to learn internal software systems used by the Commission staff. Must be organized and work well independently and as a team member.  Good verbal and written communication skills are important.

Position requires routine inter-agency, intra-office, and client interaction and engagement, and excellent attention to detail.  The ability to listen and create high quality written records (minutes) of meeting discussions and presentations, to anticipate and meet important deadlines, and to learn Commission procedures is very important.

REQUIREMENTS:

Education and Experience: Two years of related experience is required.  An Associate’s degree is required.  A Bachelor’s degree may be substituted for one year of experience. Experience in public administration, land use planning, or land preservation will be considered.  The cover letter and resume should show a clear connection of education and experience to the required skills and qualifications.

ResidencyThe New Jersey First Act (P.L. 2011, c. 70) requires all new employees to reside in the State of New Jersey, unless exempted under law. If you do not reside in New Jersey, within one year of hire, you must either establish residency in the State of New Jersey or successfully receive an exemption from the Employee Residency Review Committee.

INTERESTED CANDIDATESInterested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume via e-mail to humanresources@pinelands.nj.gov by the closing date.

Only candidates selected for interview will be notified. Starting salary range is $45,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Opportunities for hybrid work and flex schedule are available. Full benefits package offered. Send resume, cover letter by March 17, 2024, to: humanresources@pinelands.nj.gov


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Full-Time Employee Benefits

  • Health insurance for employees and eligible dependents
  • Dental insurance for employees and eligible dependents

  • Generous leave allowance
  • Membership in the New Jersey Public Employees' Retirement System (contributions made with "pre-tax" dollars)
  • Voluntary deferred compensation program (contributions may be made with "pre-tax" or "after tax" dollars)
  • Health insurance for retirees with 25 years service credit of which at least 7 years include Pinelands Commission service
  • May be eligible for 50% payment of earned sick leave, up to $15,000 upon retirement
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