Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Position opening for a graduating planning student

My name is Kent Jarcik and I am serving as City Planner for the City of Williston, North Dakota. The Planning Department is currently looking to fill a new Planner I position. Please see position description brief attached. Please forward this announcement to any graduating planning students you think might be interested. The position is geared toward a graduating student. The City of Williston is referred to as a boom and bust oil community. The region is currently experiencing an extreme boom with 175 drill rigs currently operating in northwestern North Dakota. There is an estimated 2,000 job openings in our region as a result of the boom with no available housing. The impacts and pressures that places on small rural agricultural communities is significant. I believe this position would be an excellent opportunity for a graduating student to gain a variety of experience in current and long range planning.

City estimates of our current population are about 17,000.

In regard to the housing statement above, we would assist a successful candidate in trying to locate housing

Thank you.

Kent Jarcik
City Planner
Williston, ND

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