CITY OF PHILADELPHIA PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT
CITY PLANNER TRAINEE
This is training level planning work. Employees in this class perform assignments of limited scope and
complexity which, along with other training, are designed to develop the knowledges and skills of the planner.
Work is performed under the supervision of a higher level city planner. Assignments are stable in nature and
are performed in accordance with instructions and established routines. The results of completed assignments form
important segments of projects being undertaken by commission task forces.
TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)
- Prepares outlines of procedures to be followed in the conduct of studies of limited scope and complexity designed
to develop information required for broader studies and activities; gathers and compiles data from a variety of sources
including field interviews; analyzes and verifies data; prepares drafts of reports embodying both written and graphic
- Compiles source material from maps and field visits; prepares preliminary original plans for portions of
redevelopment and area plans which include both written and graphic material; develops detained drawings from rough
drawings and sketches; performs a variety of specialized drafting assignments; prepares perspective sketches of design
features for illustrative purposes; obtains relevant information necessary to respond to oral or written requests for
information from community groups.
- Compiles and tabulates basic data concerning zoning changes, subdivision proposals, sale of City real estate, or
revisions to the City plan; conducts field inspections to collect data for zoning remapping studies.
- Inspects potential parking sites; gathers information for the preparation of cost estimates, parking lot feasibility
and curb studies; prepares plot plans and drawings of potential sites; assists in planning parking facilities, making title
searches and preparing necessary documents and forms; inspects existing lots to facilitate maintenance; contacts various
agencies and officials as part of parking lot development and planning procedures.
- Performs related work as required.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- the scope and objectives of city planning.
- the nature and causes of urban problems.
- the physical, social and economic structure of the city.
- the application and interpretation of standard statistical measures.
- the use of standard drafting equipment if required by work assignment.
- learn the principles of city planning.
- establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, various civic, community and industrial
groups and the general public.
- analyze problems and reach sound conclusions.
- present ideas effectively in oral, written and graphic form.
- think in terms of spatial relationships and to visualize the effect of plans and designs.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE (The following statement represents the minimum training
and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests. Applications submitted by candidates
for this class will be reviewed based on training and experience requirements as approved on 10/73.)
- Completion of a bachelor's degree program at an accredited college or university in a field related to city
Or any equivalent combination of acceptable training and experience.
PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS
- Ability to meet the physical and medical standards approved for this class.
PAY RANGE: EP10
Class Established: 4/1960
Latest Spec. Revision: 11/1978
CSC - 9/1995 ; Ad Board - 12/1995
END OF JOB CLASS SPECIFICATION - 3E01