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Director of Planning and Development – Groton, CT

Post Date: 4/16/2014
Close Date: 5/23/14

Summary: The Director of Planning and Development for Groton, CT is a non-union, 40 hours/week full-time position. Requires a thorough knowledge of the current principles and practices of planning, economic and community development and the ability to effectively use the same. Must be able to build and maintain effective working relationships with all municipal departments, state and federal regulatory agencies, and municipal boards/commissions. Must be able to develop a close working relationship with local and regional government leaders, business leaders and others involved in the Town Of Groton’s development efforts. Knowledge of applicable statutes, policies, and regulations and the ability to interpret and apply them correctly. Strong organizational, administrative, and coordinating skills and the ability to motivate staff to meet deadlines, work within budget, and to engender a team approach to projects. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Ability to read, analyze and interpret business and professional journals, financial reports and legal documents. Skill in sensitively and effectively responding to inquiries and complaints from customers, regulatory agencies and the business community. Ability to effectively prepare and present information to top management and the public. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Able to appropriately deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.

Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Planning or a related field. Ten (10) years of municipal experience in community planning and development, or related field, including a minimum of five (5) years in an administrative position with demonstrated managerial and analytical skills. A combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to meet the requirements of this position may be considered. Must be certified as a Planner by the American Institute of Certified Planners. Valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s License required.

Salary: $97,919-$115,365

To Apply: Applications are available at the Human Resources Office, Groton Town Hall, 45 Fort Hill Road, Groton, CT 06340 or at Applications must be returned to the Human Resources Office on or before May 23, 2014. There will be a review of applications/resumes with best qualified candidates eligible for oral interview.

Economic Development Director – New Milford, CT

Post Date: 4/14/2014
Close Date: 5/2/2014

Summary: The Economic Development Director coordinates and implements projects and programs to support commercial, office, and industrial development; business attraction; business retention; small business development initiatives; development of public facilities and infrastructure to promote economic development. Work with potential developers, employers, brokers, realtors, government agencies and the general public to retain and expand business. Reports to Mayor.

• Coordinates day-to-day operations related to Economic Development Department

• Coordinate and implement a marketing plan with the Economic Development Commission. Develop promotional materials for business prospects and Town’s Economic Development web site.

• Serve as a director of the New Milford Economic Development Corporation

• Scheduling of the Development Service Team and chair those meetings with business owners, developers and their representatives

• Maintain contact with state and federal agencies regarding economic development, land use planning and funding. Assist businesses with state and federal resources for funding.

• Plan, develop and apply for grants as appropriate

Qualifications: Minimum qualifications require a Bachelor’s Degree in Business/Public Administration, Economics, Marketing, Finance, Urban Planning, Commercial Real Estate, or a closely-related field from an accredited college or university. A CEcD certification from the IEDC may be substituted in lieu of a Bachelor’s Degree. Experience in Economic Development preferable. A municipal or related environment background preferred. Must have excellent public relation and public speaking skills. Must be able to be bonded.

Salary: $70,000 – $80,000, depending on qualifications and experience

To Apply: Mail or email resume and cover letter to: Personnel Director, Town of New Milford, 10 Main St., New Milford, CT 06776 or email to

For questions about the position, contact Ms. Randi Frank, Randi Frank Consulting, LLC at, or call (203) 284-3707. See website for full profile and additional documents at

Regional Planner – The Council of Governments of the Central Naugatuck Valley, CT

Post Date: 3/25/2014
Close Date: Open until filled

Summary: The Council of Governments of the Central Naugatuck Valley, a regional planning organization serving the greater Waterbury, CT, area (pop. 288,000), is seeking a self-motivated, clear-thinking individual to develop plans, studies, and analyses under COGCNV’s regional planning and transportation planning programs.

Qualifications: Experience with land use policies, local zoning regulations, comprehensive plans, and grant writing is preferred. Position may also include work in transportation planning, environmental planning, and emergency planning. Excellent analytical, report writing, and communication abilities, and proficiency in personal computer applications are essential. GIS, data visualization, and/or graphic design capabilities are desirable.

Requirements: Requires a Master’s degree in city or regional planning or related field and one year of planning experience, or a Bachelor’s degree in city or regional planning or related field and three years of planning experience. Valid driver’s license and own transportation also required. EOE.

Salary: $42,000 – $46,000, depending on qualifications.

To Apply: Send resume to Executive Director, Council of Governments of the Central Naugatuck Valley, 49 Leavenworth Street, Suite 303, Waterbury, CT 06702. Email: (Include Regional Planner Position in the Subject)

Director of Parking Services – Town of Greenwich, CT

Post Date: 3/11/2014
Close Date: 4/1/2014

Summary: Exceptional opportunity for highly experienced professional with demonstrated leadership and management skills to directs the Town’s Parking Services including the oversight of street parking, public parking facilities, and residential parking. Detailed information about the Town as well as the job description and requirements are available on the Town’s website Town of Greenwich, HR Department, 101 Field Point Road, Greenwich, CT 06830 By 4/1/14 EOE M/F/D/V

Special Projects Manager (GIS) – City of Bridgeport, CT

Post Date: 3/11/2014
Close Date: 3/28/2014

Summary: Under the general supervision of the Planning Director, coordinates with Greater Bridgeport Regional Council on their design, implementation and maintenance of the Bridgeport’s Enterprise Geographic Information System (BEGIS), creates map layers, performs spatial analysis for OPED and other offices, does related work as required.

Illustrative Duties:

  • Within the Bridgeport’s Enterprise Geographic Information System (BEGIS), works with Greater Bridgeport Regional Council staff to create and maintain cadastral, planimetric, hydrographic and other data layers; ensures these layers are current and in compliance with GIS mapping standards.
  • Coordinates the preparation and maintenance of graphics required by the Office of Planning Economic Development and other City offices and agencies; interacts with key department and general public on Geographical Information System.
  • Supervises the development of customized B EGIS applications and coordinates GIS interdepartmental data sharing.
  • Review and checks all city-maintained maps for compliance with BEGIS mapping standards and Land Use regulations.
  • Assists in collection of basic population, social and economic data used for Office of Planning and Economic Development projects.
  • Perform BEGIS system maintenance, data and metadata monitoring and testing in coordination with staff at Greater Bridgeport Regional Council.
  • Collects information in the field, using the internet and other sources.
  • Designs graphics for reproduction and printing public distribution illustrating plans/data generated.
  • Answers public inquiry on projects with which he/she is associated and as to office polices and procedures. Help GIS staff in other City departments and public complete maps and data requests.
  • Under the guidance and direction of the Information Technology Services department:
    • Evaluates/attends software demonstrations and makes recommendations based on end-user requirements and full integration into existing systyem.
    • Upgrade software as required and manage daily operational environment.
  • Works with outside agencies as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Extensive knowledge of GIS systems, technologies and applications, including ESRI product line and tool sets, ARC info. ARC GIS, ArcView, and extensions, AutoCAD 2004, Access and Visual Basic, and related programming languages.
  • Excellent understanding of mapping principles, database management, map automation and analysis.
  • A working knowledge of municipal governmental operations.
  • Ability to work independently at the highest level of all technical phases of system analysis.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to write clear and concise memos, reports and documentation.
  • Strong organizational skills and project management skills.
  • Able to analyze and diagnose problems as well as research and interpret codes, regulations, standards, plans and specs, legal descriptions, and various government documents.
  • Customer service oriented and be sensitive to the public process.
  • Attendance at work related meetings, activities and/or events, outside of normal business hours, will be required as needed.

Graduate of an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Planning, Engineering, Geography or related field and two (2) years of experience in the GIS technology field, including ARC Info, ARC GIS Modules, AutoCAD and programming language, of which one (1) year must include project management experience OR an equivalent of Training and experience.

Note: A Master’s degree in Computer Science, Planning, Geography or related field may substitute for one year of related work experience. This job description is not intended to be a complete statement of all duties, functions, responsibilities and qualifications that comprise this position.

Salary: $60,327.00 – $72,733.00 – This position includes a comprehensive benefits package including a Retirement Pension administered by MERS (Municipal Employees Retirement System).

To Apply: Please mail, deliver or email a resume, a cover letter, three professional references, to the Civil Service Commission office, Room 106, 45 Lyon Terrace, Bridgeport, CT 06604. You can email required documents to

Financial Administrator – Lower CT River Valley Council of Governments, Essex, CT

Post Date: 3/6/2014
Close Date: Open until filled

Summary: Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Financial Administrator prepares and maintains all financial records for the Agency in accordance with generally accepted accounting practices. The Financial Administrator may recommend improvements and implement mandated modifications to the Agency’s financial accounting system. Other major duties include assisting the Executive Director with preparation of the annual budget and compilation of periodic financial reports. The Financial Administrator compiles and maintains human resource records and serves as human resources coordinator, making recommendations to the Executive Director for renewals and/or changes in benefit programs. The Financial Administrator is the primary designated responder to inquiries relating to Agency financial matters and may serve as primary liaison with Agency’s financial consultants when applicable. As part of the overall staff team, the Financial Administrator may assist other staff or perform other office functions in a back up capacity as appropriate and necessary. For full position description, visit

Qualifications and Skills:

  • At minimum, Bachelor’s degree in financial field or minimum of three years’ experience as a financial manager/bookkeeper.
  • Some experience with a governmental or public agency desirable.
  • Familiarity with local government finances and functions
  • General knowledge of Connecticut’s state and regional government structure and functions
  • Familiarity with QuickBooks software

Work Environment:

  • Standard office environment with occasional evenings and out-of-office work required
  • Flexible hours; may perform some work from home, with permission from the Executive Director

To Apply: Contact RiverCOG by phone at (860) 581-8554, or by email at with “Financial Advisor” in the subject line.

Land Use Group – Assistant – Town of Monroe, CT

Post Date: 2/25/2014
Close Date: Open until filled

  • Part-time. 19.5 hours/week. 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
  • No Benefits
  • Responsible for inspection, coordination, and processing of violations and enforcement issues associated with Inland Wetlands regulatory program.
  • Inspections and processing of agent approvals and the inland wetlands portion of permitting.
  • Prepare letters, reports, and other documents for distribution
  • Ability to work with GIS information and available web based mapping data/programs
  • Organized, efficient, multi-tasking skills required


  • Microsoft Office experience particular emphasis on Word and Excel.
  • Ability to read basic plans and have a basic understanding of engineering and technical concepts.
  • Associates degree or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of two years experience in related work environment
  • Good command of communication skills (verbal, written, dealing with constituents)
  • Basic technical skills in understanding development and planning concepts
  • Understanding of engineering, surveying and architectural plan format desired
  • Must be able to deal with difficult situations and resolve conflicts associated with enforcement

Work Environment:

  • Work is generally performed in an office environment. In addition there is field work outside in wooded or undeveloped areas
  • both residential and non residential.
  • Requires lifting up to 10 lbs. Specific vision abilities required include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
  • Must possess a valid CT drivers license. Required to lift boxes up to 10 pounds.

To Apply:

Apply on line at or email resume to Include cover letter and resume. Position open until filled. EOE/AA

HousingUs Program Director – Northwest Litchfield County, CT

Post Date: 2/21/2014

Summary: HousingUs seeks a part-time consultant (10-25 hours/week) to guide HousingUs in accomplishing its mission to dramatically increase the rate of affordable housing development in the rural communities of northwest CT, southern Berkshire County and northeast Dutchess County, NY.

Full job description at:


  • Several years experience in community development or affordable housing development, finance or related field.
  • Strong skills in program development and fund raising.
  • Strong organizational, detail oriented and time management skills.
  • Strong ability to represent the interests of HousingUs and Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, interact effectively with a diverse constituency and build successful collaborative relationships with Board members, funders and other housing organizations.

To Apply: Interested applicants should send resume and cover letter to

Director of Economic Development – Norwalk Redevelopment Agency/City of Norwalk – Norwalk, CT

Post Date: 2/20/2014
Close Date: 3/31/2014, 5:00 PM

Summary: The Norwalk Redevelopment Agency (the Agency) is the primary public agency responsible for carrying out the City of Norwalk’s economic development strategy by providing marketing, advocacy, technical assistance, business attraction, long-range planning and Redevelopment Plan Area management with an intent to foster an environment in which local businesses can thrive and serve the community. Under the direction of the Mayor and working with the Agency’s Executive Director, the Norwalk Common Council and the Mayor’s Business Advisory Council, the Director of Economic Development performs the specific duties associated with the position as an employee of the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency.

Essential Duties: The Director of Economic Development serves as the City’s business liaison, working to develop a business-friendly climate by building and maintaining effective communications and relationships with other City departments, the business community, developers, property owners, realtors, advisory groups, community organizations, and citizens. In this role, the Director will be responsible for developing and implementing strategic economic development plans designed to improve business development, retention and expansion; address barriers to economic growth and job creation/retention; and increase economic opportunities for Norwalk.

Preferred Education and/or Work Experience:

  • A master’s degree in urban planning, urban policy, economic development, community development, finance, business or other relevant field
  • Five years’ relevant work experience in one or more of these fields: small business development, local business attraction, municipal land use, real estate brokerage or development, business licensing and permitting, community capital, business incubator development, business training, economic localization, small business finance and technology

Preferred Knowledge and Skills:

  • Ability to actively engage with property owners, developers, brokers, as well as current and potential business prospects
  • Familiarity with Norwalk or like communities
  • Experience in successful outreach to a variety of constituencies
  • High level of self-motivation to achieve the objective goals, ability to work effectively in a self-structured environment, and strong multi-tasking capabilities
  • Excellent proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Internet/Social Media and preferably, experience with GIS Mapping

Salary Range: $80,000 – $90,000

About the City: Norwalk is a seaport community on Long Island Sound which offers a combination of New England tradition and sophisticated modern activity. Located just 45 minutes from New York City via interstate I-95 with Amtrak and MetroNorth service, corporations find a highly skilled workforce and an extraordinary quality of life. Several large and notable companies are based in Norwalk, such as Diageo, N.A., Dooney & Bourke, GE Capital, Pepperidge Farm, Priceline and Xerox.

The City of Norwalk is the sixth largest in the State of Connecticut with an economic development strategy that seeks to recruit new businesses, retain existing ones and assist businesses at every level when seeking to expand their operations locally. The City considers a vibrant economic development strategy critical to providing new employment opportunities and enhanced economic diversification.

To Apply: Please submit a complete resume and a writing sample, not to exceed 500 words, outlining your specific qualifications and how your professional and educational experiences meet or exceed those desired for the position to with “Director of Economic Development” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until such time as a sufficient number of qualified applicants respond. The complete job description is available on the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency’s webpage of the City of Norwalk’s website.

Additional information will be sought from applicants selected for interviews.

Senior Transportation Planner/Engineer – Greater Bridgeport Regional Council – Bridgeport, CT

Post Date: 1/30/2014
Close Date: Open until filled

Summary: The Greater Bridgeport Regional Council (GBRC), a multi-discipline regional planning organization with six member communities – Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford and Trumbull is seeking a well-qualified candidate to fill the position of Senior Transportation Planner/ Engineer.

Essential Duties:

  • Support development of the Long Range Transportation Plan, and Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
  • Develop short- and long-range work plans, procedures, and schedules.
  • Review local project proposals, designs, and plan documentation.
  • Project management and contract administration
  • Assist with development of work programs
  • Develop project work scopes, schedules, and budgets
  • Attend meetings, conferences, workshops, and training sessions determined by supervisor.

Qualifications: The position requires graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in city/regional planning, transportation management, public administration or a closely related field. Master’s degree is preferred. A minimum of 5 years of recent, progressively responsible work experience is desirable. Proficiency in using the Office Suite of programs (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) is a must. Ability to use ArcGIS, traffic assessment and modeling software, including TransCAD/Synchro is preferred. This is a full-time position, with benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience.

To Apply: Interested candidates, please mail or email letter of interest, resume, salary requirements, and pertinent work experience to:

Brian Bidolli, Executive Director
Greater Bridgeport Regional Council
525 Water Street, Suite 1
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Positions will remain opened until filled.

GBRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Transportation/Regional Planner – Greater Bridgeport Regional Council – Bridgeport, CT

Post Date: 1/30/2014
Close Date: Open until filled

Summary: The Greater Bridgeport Regional Council (GBRC), a multi-discipline regional planning organization with six member communities – Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford and Trumbull is seeking a well-qualified candidate to fill the position of Transportation/ Regional Planner. Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the position of Transportation/ Regional Planner performs professional and technical work involving the administration, advanced research and analysis, and presentation of information and recommendations on long-range land-use planning, regional planning, transportation planning, urban design and economic development issues.

Essential Duties:

  • Assist with the preparation of the Regional Plan of Conservation and Development and Regional Transit-Oriented Development Strategy;
  • Prepare and manage transportation/corridor plans; transit oriented development; brownfields; etc.;
  • Facilitate public outreach/participation/education for various initiatives;
  • Develop short- and long-range work plans, procedures, budgets and schedules.
  • Attend meetings, conferences, workshops, and training sessions determined by supervisor.

Qualifications: The position requires graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in city/regional planning, transportation management, public administration or a closely related field. Master’s degree is preferred. A minimum of 1 year of recent, progressively responsible work experience is desirable. Proficiency in using the Office Suite of programs (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) is a must. Ability to use ArcGIS, traffic assessment and modeling software, including Highway Capacity Software/TransCAD is preferred. This is a full-time position, with benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience.

To Apply: Interested candidates, please mail or email letter of interest, resume, salary requirements, and pertinent work experience to:

Brian Bidolli, Executive Director
Greater Bridgeport Regional Council
525 Water Street, Suite 1
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Positions will remain opened until filled.

GBRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

GIS Specialist – Fitzgerald & Halliday, Inc. – Hartford, CT

Post Date: 1/21/2014
Close Date: Open until filled

Summary: Fitzgerald & Halliday, Inc. (FHI), a multi-faceted full service planning consulting firm based in Hartford, CT, is currently seeking a mid-level geographic information software (GIS) specialist to provide technical assistance for various spatial analysis and cartographic applications.

Requirements: Qualified candidates should have at least three years of experience with GIS packages including ESRI’s ArcGIS Desktop version 10X, ESRI Spatial Analyst extension, ArcGIS Online, Integration of AutoCAD and Bentley Microstation data, and Google SketchUP. Strong capabilities with Microsoft Office are required; experience with Adobe Illustrator and/or Adobe InDesign is a plus. Excellent cartographic presentation, organizational and communication skills are also necessary.

To Apply: Please send resume, work samples, and salary requirements to or Claudia Massie, Fitzgerald & Halliday, Inc. 72 Cedar St, Hartford, CT 06106. Candidate should be prepared to present a portfolio and to discuss project level experience. Salary commensurate with experience. Position is based in Hartford, CT. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Out-of-State Employment

Town Planner - Town of Glocester, RI

Post Date: 3/18/2014
Close Date: 4/7/2014

Summary: Responsible for the development, coordination and implementation of the Town planning program and projects. Duties include the development, coordination, and the facilitation of programs relating to the physical and economic development of the Town, including administration and implementation of the Comprehensive Community Plan, economic revitalization activities, and related activities as directed by the Town Council.

Duties & Responsibilities (including, but not limited to):

  • Provides the Planning Board with administrative and technical support by reviewing and making recommendations on development proposals. Provides the board with advice on ordinance interpretation and procedural matters including writing motions and other technical memorandum.
  • Assists the Planning Board with long range planning of the community through the administration, updating and implementation of the Comprehensive Community Plan.
  • Provides assistance to the land owners and developers about the approval process.
  • Provides technical and advisory assistance to the Town Council, Planning Board, and other Town Boards, Commissions and Departments.
  • Attends and participates in meetings of the Town Council, Planning Board and other Boards and Commissions of the Town.
  • Coordination, enforcement, and administration of the Town’s subdivision and site plan review process as an agent of the Planning Board, including detailed review and recommendation relative to proposed development projects. Serves as chairperson of the Technical Review Committee.
  • Provides supervision to administrative staff to support the Planning Board by overseeing the preparation of agendas, materials, motions and writing technical review reports for Planning Board meetings and ensures proper maintenance of public records of projects and procedures.
  • Coordination, preparation, and administration of grant applications and grant projects relative to primary planning functions and programs of the community, and as directed by the Town Council.
  • Prepares new and amendments to municipal ordinances required, including zoning, subdivision, land development, and other town ordinances.
  • Prepares and participates in informational meetings as related to community planning programs and projects.
  • Responsible for coordination, oversight and administrative supervision for the Town Community Development Block Grant Program (Glocester Home Repair)
  • Coordinates and administers the Town GIS program including preparation of maps and managing support, supervision of GIS Administrator.
  • Communicates with the public in order to assist with planning and regulatory services and prepares reports and graphics for public education, guidance, and promotion of planning and implementation projects.
  • Assists the Planning Board with preparation and administration of the Capital Improvement Program.
  • Coordinates and works with State and Federal Agencies on projects on behalf of the Town
  • Performs other related duties (i.e.; may be required to attend other meetings during and after hours as part of daily responsibilities)


  • Master’s degree in community or urban planning
  • Preference given to certification by American Institute of Certified Planners
  • Minimum of two years experience in a responsible position in professional planning with some economic development and environmental background
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Computer literacy, experience with programs such as Microsoft Suite, ESRI ArcGIS
  • Administrative and supervisory experience
  • Research, analysis, interpretation, technical writing, grant writing, report writing, and organization skills
  • Knowledge and ability to exercise all duties and responsibilities desired below

 To Apply: Visit for a full job description. Salary will be based DOQ. Applications due 04/07/14. AA/EOE

Town Planner - Town of Tiverton, RI

Post Date: 3/6/2014
Close Date: 3/28/2014, 4:00 p.m.

Overview: The Town of Tiverton, RI is seeking to hire a Town Planner. The Planner will lead a department of one assistant, and will report to the Town Administrator and advise the Planning Board. The position requires a person with grant-writing experience, strong leadership skills and effective communication abilities. To see a complete position description, please visit our website at

Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a B.A. or B.S. degree is required. A Master’s Degree in Planning or a related field is preferred. An American Institute of Certified Planners Certification is desired. Five years of progressively responsible experience in planning is required. The Town will consider equivalent combinations of education and experience.

To apply: 

Submit resumes with three references and salary history to Town Clerk, ATTN: Personnel Board/Town Planner, 343 Highland Road, Tiverton, RI 02878. Application deadline is 4:00 p.m. on Friday March 28, 2014. Tiverton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.