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Town Planner – Town of Branford
Post Date: 6/18/2013
Close Date: 7/18/2013
POSITION DESCRIPTION: Essential Functions As the Town Planner and Department Head for the Town of Branford, a successful candidate will plan, organize, conduct and supervise a comprehensive planning and development program for the community including: drafting, interpreting and administering zoning and subdivision regulations: formulating, updating and implementing land use plans: preparing grant applications and supervising funded projects; and communicating land use policies, plans and regulations to Town boards and Commissions.
Qualification Requirements: The position requires a Master’s degree in urban and regional planning, community development or related degree from an accredited college or program and working knowledge of GIS.. Candidate must have over seven (7) years of experience in planning or community development and over three (3) years of supervisory experience or any equivalent combination of education, training and work experience.
Selection Process: Formal application; oral interview and reference check.
The Town of Branford reserves the right to limit the number of qualified candidates who will be considered for the position.
The files of all qualified candidates will be maintained for a minimum of six months from the announcement date, and the qualified candidates will be considered for the same or similar positions which may become available during this timeframe.
All candidates not employed by the Town of Branford, prior to employment, must successfully pass a post-offer medical examination, which includes a substance abuse test given at the Town’s expense.
The Town of Branford has implemented a policy of comprehensive background investigations for positions to be completed prior to hiring as part of the reference checking procedures for candidates not already employed by the Town. The investigation may be conducted as the last step prior to an offer. Refusal to sign the release form will terminate the candidate from further consideration.
Salary is $95,678. Supervisors Union AFSCME.
APPLICATION FORMS AND POSITION DESCRIPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE OR:
HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
BRANFORD TOWN HALL, SECOND FLOOR
1019 MAIN STREET, P.O. BOX 150
BRANFORD, CT 06405
TELEPHONE: (203) 315-0628
The Town of Branford Is Dedicated To Diversity and Equal Opportunity Employment
Land Use Coordinator – Town of Canton
Post Date: 5/29/2013
Close Date: Open until filled
POSITION DESCRIPTION: Responsible for administrative, secretarial, and coordinating services and support for the Canton Land Use Office (department) and all Land Use Boards, including, but not limited to Planning Commission, Zoning Commission, Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Agency, Zoning Board of Appeals, Design Review Team, Open Space Preservation and Acquisition Commission, Conservation Commission and the Economic Development Agency. Assists citizens and Town officials at the service counter and by telephone with questions regarding Land Use matters, building and fire code issues.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: The Land Use Coordinator works under the general direction of the Director of Planning and Community Development (supervisor).
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (EXAMPLES):
- Receives oral or written instructions from supervisor. Provides assistance to supervisor and Assistant Planner and reports work accomplished to supervisor.
- Creates and maintains files, for staff, public and legal reviews and action, and maintains Land Use activity log books and records.
- Orders and manages department supplies and materials.
- Organizes and process department finances, purchase orders, invoices, billing, processing of monthly receipts, budget submissions, and related bookkeeping and record-keeping functions.
- Updates and maintains web site information for the department and Land Use Boards.
- Maintains, and finalizes department materials for publication, regulations, and Board schedules.
- Edits drafts of Land Use documents including regulation revisions, staff reports, and others.
- Plans and organizes work according to established or standard office procedures.
- Assures and schedules proper maintenance of various office machines and equipment.
- Determines priority of work tasks and performs related work as required.
- Responsible for staffing department public service counter, including answering questions and providing information.
- Provides service and assistance to citizens and Town officials, and responds to questions regarding zoning, subdivisions, inland wetlands and watercourses, variances, automotive uses, other Land Use matters and life safety codes.
- Assists applicants in filling out application forms, checklists, and providing assistance and direction in navigating appropriate Boards, Town departments and staff.
- Processes, schedules and coordinates all applications and permit requests for Land Use activities.
- Refers applications and coordinates reviews and comments by town staff and Land Use Boards.
- Prepares and places all legal advertisements, meeting announcements, agendas, posts, and notices.
- Prepares materials for Land Use Board meetings including compilation, collation, organization and distribution of reports, minutes, drawings, files, and equipment.
- Ascertains that the materials for meetings are complete and accurate.
- Assures delivery of meeting materials and equipment to and retrieval from meeting rooms before and after meeting, and assures meeting rooms are scheduled and appropriately prepared.
- Maintains appropriate control of Land Use Board applications, activities, and schedules to assure compliance with legally mandated timetables for processing applications, regulations and decisions.
- Coordinates exchanges of information and materials between Land Use Boards, Town departments, and state and federal governments.
- Notifies appropriate persons or agencies of policy decisions, and actions made by Land Use Boards.
- Responsible for coordinating, scheduling, and organizing pool of recording clerks for Land Use Boards, including processing of time cards, and overseeing the collection and filing of minutes.
- Performs recording secretary tasks for Land Use Boards when needed.
- Attendance at evening meetings (up to three (3) evenings per month) may be required.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to type between 40 and 60 wpm and accurately process a large volume of paperwork and electronic information.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office software (including Word, Excel and Access).
- Ability to establish and maintain complex files and record systems.
- Ability to make basic mathematical calculations and to perform minor bookkeeping.
- Ability to compose routine correspondence and reports.
- Ability to collect, organize and present information in a clear and timely manner.
- Ability to take work in rough draft form and develop a final product for review by supervisor.
- Working knowledge of various office equipment such as: personal computers, copiers, facsimile machines, calculators, postal rate equipment, and printers.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, vendors, contractors, consultants, other governmental agencies and the general public.
- Ability to communicate effectively (orally and in writing) in a non-confrontational manner with the general public, elected and appointed officials, regulatory agencies, and other municipal staff.
- Ability to follow established procedures and priorities, meet deadlines and maintain quality of work in a multi-tasking environment.
- Commitment to excellence in customer service.
- Ability to maintain information in confidence.
- Ability to acquire a working knowledge of Planning and Zoning and Inland Wetland statutory requirements, regulations and procedures.
- Ability to explain, in general, code, regulatory, and technical information to the public and non-technical persons in a clear and concise manner.
- Ability to develop clear, concise technical reports, correspondence and/or other written materials.
- Ability to take and transcribe meeting minutes and actions completely and accurately.
REQUIRED PHYSICAL AND MENTAL EFFORT AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those employees encounter while performing essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is moderate. While performing duties of the job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. Business travel may be required. The employee will be required to provide his/her own transportation.
Requires the ability to sit at a desk or to stand and work continuously for extended periods of time.
- Requires full range of body motions, manual and finger dexterity and eye and hand coordination.
- May require additional hours beyond regularly scheduled work day to meet cyclical workload.
- Ability to observe and interpret situations; read and interpret data, information and documents.
- Ability to lift up to 35 pounds necessary to move office files or equipment or for presentation at public meetings.
- Works in an office setting subject to continuous interruptions and background noises.
- Work may include extended periods of time viewing a computer video monitor and/or operating a keyboard.
- Ability to relate positively to staff members and the general public.
- Ability to work under stress from contact with public, demanding deadlines and changing priorities and conditions.
- Ability to work varied hours/days/night meetings to complete functions.
- Ability to file letters, correspondence, reports, etc. in file cabinet drawers ranging from 1’ to 7’ from the floor.
- Ability to move throughout the Town Hall and other Town buildings and sites.
- Ability to see objects closely as in reading a map.
- Ability to remember multiple task/assignments given to self and others over long periods of time.
- There is on-the-job stress; especially regarding public meetings, meeting report deadlines, working in an office with continuous interruptions, and subsequent enforcement responsibilities.
- Ability to observe and interpret situations read and interpret data, information and documents.
- Ability to talk and hear, both in person and by telephone.
REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The skills and knowledge required would generally be acquired with an Associate’s degree and two (2) years of administrative work experience or a similar combination of work experience and education.
LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE : Must possess a valid Connecticut driver’s license.
Note: The above description is illustrative only. It is not meant to be all-inclusive.
Assistant Planner & Planning Aides – Central Connecticut Regional Planning Agency (CCRPA)
Post Date: 5/24/2013
Close Date: 6/12/2013 or until filled
Description: The Central Connecticut Regional Planning Agency seeks an Assistant Planner and one or more Planning Aides. Information on these positions and method of application can be found at http://ccrpa.org/employment.
Senior Planner – Laberge Groupe, Albany, NY
Post Date: 5/15/2013
Close Date: 6/30/2013
Description: Laberge Group, an action-oriented firm, seeks an energetic, highly motivated individual who believes in the importance of public participation to the planning process to fill a current Sr. Planner opening in our Albany office. This full-time position offers the opportunity to work with a team of highly skilled professionals on local and regional projects including land use, economic development, master planning, Brownfield Opportunity Areas (BOA), and waterfront revitalization. Responsibilities include managing planning projects, developing baseline analytical information, preparing plans, facilitating public meetings, and grant writing.
Requirements: A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Planning or a planning related field. AICP Certification is desired. The candidate must be capable of managing multiple projects with excellent presentation, verbal, and written communication skills. Proficiency using Microsoft Office is required, while experience with ESRI ArcGIS, Adobe Creative Suite 5.5, is desired. The salary for the position is dependent upon experience and qualifications.
To apply: Send resume to: Laberge Group, 4 Computer Dr. Albany, NY 12205 Fax (518) 458-1879 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.