Planning Intern

City of Fridley

Fridley, MN United States



Planning Intern




January 4, 2022

Position Title:

Planning Intern


Community Development/Planning Division



Salary Range:

$16.17 to $20.65

FLSA Status:


Position Reports And Is Accountable To:

Environmental Planner and Neighborhood Preservation Specialist


POSITION OBJECTIVE:  To support city planning efforts related to neighborhood preservation, recycling, and the implementation of the Energy Action Plan with a focus on multifamily properties.




  1. Perform regular filed inspections of multifamily properties to determine compliance with zoning code and best practices for recycling and solid waste management.


  1. Investigate and respond to complaints related to zoning compliance and recycling as needed.


  1. Document, record, and photograph properties during inspections to capture accurate information and enter information into the City’s data management software.


  1. Perform inspection follow-ups by mail and telephone and negotiate reasonable extensions for non-complying issues.


  1. Assist in the implementation of the City’s Energy Action Plan and SolSmart program application.


  1. Assist department staff in coordinating abatements for unresolved cases.


  1. Perform research as part of the City’s recodification efforts of the zoning code ad development of the new solar energy code.


  1. Prepare and deliver a variety of promotional materials about the City’s program for the newsletter, electronic newsletter, and social media.


  1. Prepare and make public presentations which may include Planning Commission, City Council meetings, cable access television shows, and community events.


  1. Perform general customer service functions and serve as a resource to provide information to property owns, residents, businesses, the general public, and other City departments and division.



  1. Work effectively with the general public, staff members and outside agencies (Anoka County, Excel Energy, etc.)


  1. Safely operate assigned city vehicles and computer equipment.




  1. Assist the Planning Department with special projects, which may include land use research and reports as well as grant application and management.


  1. Attend Development Review Committee meetings.


  1. Other duties as assigned.




  1. Ability to read and interpret data, information, documents, analyze and solve problems, use math and mathematical reasoning.


  1. Knowledge of the procedures and objectives of City code, zoning, local ordinances, state statues, rules and regulations related to recycling, zoning and other environmental concerns.


  1. Ability to communicate and to persuade both verbally and in writing.


  1. Ability to read and understand policies, procedures, regulations, ordinances and codes.


  1. Ability to be organized, prioritize work assignments, and comply with multiple deadlines.


  1. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and deal tactfully with internal and external customers, co-workers, and partnering agencies, etc.




  1. Completed at least two years of secondary education or certificate education with coursework emphasis in planning, public administration, community development, environmental science, or a related field.


  1. Must possess a valid Minnesota driver’s license and a good driving history.


  1. Proficient at Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and Power Point.


  1. Final candidate must satisfactorily complete a thorough criminal background and reference check process and drug/alcohol tests.











This is a temporary full-time position and is schedule for forty (40) hours per week primarily Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Hours may vary, some evening or weekend work may be required. This position is expected to be approximately three months in duration (June through August). Hourly wage is $16.17 to $20.65 per hour, depending on qualifications. Partial benefits include:  workers’ compensation insurance and employer’s share of payments to Social Security, Medicare.




The above job profile does not include all essential and non-essential duties of this job. All employees with disabilities are encouraged to contact the Human Resources Department to review and discuss the essential and non-essential functions of the job. An employee with a disability can evaluate the job in greater detail to determine if she/he/they can safely perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodation. If you are disabled and need additional assistant in completing this application or you need assistance with the testing process, please call (763) 572-3504. TDD number is (763) 572-3534.




Please submit a City of Fridley application online at Attach a cover letter, resume, and a recent copy of academic transcript. For questions, please call (763) 572-3504. Application materials are due by 11:59 p.m. March 12, 2022


January 2022


The City of Fridley will not discriminate against or harass any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, familial or marital status, sexual orientation, participation in local commission, or status with regard to public assistance.



Experience Level
Entry (0-1 year)
AICP Level
Land Use and Development Regulation and Zoning
Salary Range
$16.17 to $20.65 per hour

Contact Information

Joan Nunemaker
7071 University Avenue, N.E.
55432, MN
United States
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