Planning Aide - County of Morris Office of Planning and Preservation

Applications closing on July 27, 2022, 12:00 PM

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • PackageSalary Range is $35,660 to $40,010 dependent on experience and skills

Description of Job and Division/Department

The County of Morris is seeking a qualified candidate to work in the Office of Planning and Preservation. 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assistance in the administration of all sections of the Morris County Office of Planning & Preservation
  • Assistance in the development of Planning Studies
  • Ability to do occasional field work/site visits as necessary to support various planning initiatives
  • Attend and facilitate Morris County Planning Board (MCPB) meetings
  • Assists other office staff with assignments/tasks as needed
  • Correspondence with municipal planning and zoning representatives


  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • The ability to work independently and efficiently and with a team under minor supervision.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (including ability to work with MS Access or similar database applications and MS Outlook)
  • Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position
Examples of work:
  • Prepares written invitations, correspondence for engaging stakeholders in meetings, workshops and other events.
  • Reviews and checks assigned reports, applications, and other documents for corrections and completeness; refers problems to a lead worker or supervisor for resolution
  • Receives applications, documents, forms, plans, ordinances and fees; screens, sorts, catalogs/files and assembles this information for further processing
  • Preparation of meeting minutes, coordination of MCPB pre and post-meeting activities
  • Maintains prepared mailing and contact lists
  • Assists with gathering of technical planning data and research to support report development and analysis
  • Aids in running virtual/hybrid meetings; including when necessary electronic or manual recording systems
  • Responds to public requests for information and coordinates with the appropriate planning staff to obtain required information
  • Review local/regional online web sources for articles/news etc. related to the Office’s activities



    *Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey.

    Preferred but not required:

    • Two (2) years of administrative/similar public experience
    • Knowledge of County Planning and Municipal Planning Administration.
    • Knowledge of the statutory requirements of a County Planning Department
    • Knowledge of Adobe products a plus but not required

Mailing Address

PO Box 900

30 Schuyler Place, 4th FL

Morristown, NJ 07963