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    Cyburbian GeogPlanner's avatar
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    (un)Attractive Job Titles

    OK...most job titles are relatively mild and standard...
    But not in Buffalo. Looking for that ideal job? How about being the next Supervisor of Slum and Blight?
    Information necessitating a change of design will be conveyed to the designer after and only after the design is complete. (Often called the 'Now They Tell Us' Law) - Fyfe's First Law of Revision

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    Great job title! Sure to win you some street cred.

    I always thought "head planner" was an interesting title. I wonder what you would encounter when you enter his/her office ...


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    I was promoted to Senior Planner in June. The "senior" part doesn't bother me now. But ten or so years from now when I am looking more "senior" I might feel differently.
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    Transportation Demand Management Coordinator for the City of Las Angeles.
    Job description: develop a public education effort, conduct outreach to area employers, and promote other strategies that reduce single-occupancy vehicles. Hah! :-S

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    Planner, County of current employer.
    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

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    For me, I ofen refer to myself in a tounge and cheek manner as follows:

    "Chief cook and bottle washer" - I've seen more than a few folks give a "double take" when I use the preceeding moniker.

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    Me, why I am a Tribal Planning Director. Tell me that isn't one you don't have to explain over and over again.

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    Principal Coordinator. It says nothing. If anything, it makes people think I assign school principals. Normally I just describe myself as a "Trails planner" or "urban planner".

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    WTF?!?!...$15 to apply of a job? Did I read that right? Must be associated with the AICP.

    BTW, Code Compliance is still an unattractive title to me (sorry, CC folks).

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    Hmmm, always wanted a job where I could spread slum and blight everywhere I could....wait, that's not the goal of the job?

    My job title is 'Economist'. Talk about title inflation.

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    Quote Originally posted by el Guapo
    Me, why I am a Tribal Planning Director.....
    Tell 'em you're on "Survivor."

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    I always felt sorry for all the Navy officers who had the title 'Commodore' changed to 'Rear Admirial'. Someone in the Pentagon visited the "head planner" the day they came up with that change.
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    Quote Originally posted by AubieTurtle
    I always felt sorry for all the Navy officers who had the title 'Commodore' changed to 'Rear Admiral'.
    Actual they are "Rear Admiral (lower half)".
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    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake
    WTF?!?!...$15 to apply of a job? Did I read that right? Must be associated with the AICP.

    BTW, Code Compliance is still an unattractive title to me (sorry, CC folks).

    Ah... must be NYS Civil Service....there is a fee to sit for the exam.... fees range by county.... but $15 is normal. We have to pay for promotional exams too.... of which I am scheduled to take in a couple months...
    "Yeehaw!" is not a foreign policy

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    Quote Originally posted by el Guapo
    Me, why I am a Tribal Planning Director.
    This is interesting. Do you work on a reservation? If so, how large of an area do you plan? How much interaction do you have with the feds (BIA, etc), if any at all?

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    Quote Originally posted by tsc
    Ah... must be NYS Civil Service....there is a fee to sit for the exam.... fees range by county.... but $15 is normal. We have to pay for promotional exams too.... of which I am scheduled to take in a couple months...
    My county waive's teh $12.50 fee for county emps.
    Information necessitating a change of design will be conveyed to the designer after and only after the design is complete. (Often called the 'Now They Tell Us' Law) - Fyfe's First Law of Revision

    We don't believe in planners and deciders making the decisions on behalf of Americans. -- George W. Bush , Scranton, PA -- 09/06/2000

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    Paid $10 for the county exam here. Took a state exam for free. Depends on the position.

    If this position (Supervisor of Slum and Blight) wasn't promotional, I would have applied for that as well. They really need somebody to clean up this city .
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