The Office of Career Services
Library Building, Room 429 & 430
222-05 56th Avenue
Bayside, NY 11364
Phone: (718) 631-6297
City Planning Aide
|Overview:||City planning aides collect, summarize & analyze data for changes or improvements needed in a city's services, layout & facilities. The data can include statistical information about population demographics, land use, transportation, environmental conservation, public utilities, etc.|
|Duties:||Design & conduct surveys to identify city residents' satisfaction and needs for services such as transportation, schools, police protection, garbage collection, water supply, roads, etc.
Analyze city's population demographics to determine the number of schools and teachers needed, the types of persons on welfare and the number of elderly persons needing city financial aid.
They analyze present usage of land within and around the city to map out and zone areas for residences, commerce, manufacturing, parks & recreation. They safeguard ecologically sensitive areas.
They estimate city revenue from taxes, tolls and license fee collections and determine what monies will be available for new city projects and how much must be borrowed.
|Degree(s):||A.A.S. Computerized Architectural and Industrial Design
|Job Outlook:||Employment of city planning aides is expected to grow faster than average through 2018. Growth will be driven by government demand for regulation of development, the environment, transportation, housing, and land use for an expanding population. Historic preservation and development will fuel growth. Opportunities will expand in private architectural and engineering firms as well.|
|Salary Range (National Average):||$28,000 to $33,000|
|Education Level:||Training for this occupation generally requires an Associate Degree from a 2 year or community college.|
|Additional Training/Education:||City planning aide positions are considered as an entry position or stepping stone to urban and regional planning positions. A bachelor's degree in urban and regional planning is the usual educational background required. Many aides enroll in part-time graduate studies for a master's degree. Courses in environmental sciences, finance, demographics, economics and computer applications are essential.|
Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreements with other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.