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In State Employment
Zoning Official – Town of Waterford, CT
Post Date: 12/4/2013
Close Date: 12/24/2013
Overview: Responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Zoning Regulations and assisting with strategic community planning. Responsible for the issuance of Zoning Compliance Permits in accordance with the Zoning Regulations and other approved permits issued by the Planning & Zoning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals and Conservation Commission. Perform duties related to permit issuance and enforcement including violations, plan review, site inspections, public information and related tasks.
Supervision Received: Works under the supervision of the Planning Director, or his/or her designee. Acts in an advisory capacity to the Zoning Board of Appeals, which requires close communication with the Chairman, who may review related work for effectiveness and conformance with procedures. Position requires close coordination of actions with the CT DEEP, Town Building Official, Planning & Zoning Commission, Environmental Planner, Police, Fire Marshal staff, Ledge Light Sanitarian and other local state staff.
Supervision Exercised: May supervise clerical and other related personnel as assigned. Responsible for review work of the Zoning Board of Appeals Secretary for conformance with Town Regulations and State Statutes.
- Administer and enforce Zoning Regulations.
- Act in an advisory capacity to the Planning & Zoning Commission on interpretations, drafting and researching new regulations, strategic planning, identification of problems and enforcement and other related activities.
- Act in an advisory capacity to Zoning Board of Appeals including written reports, draft decisions, referrals to other agencies, coastal site plan reviews, and conformance of permits with ZBA decisions. Coordinates with the Planner the review of non-residential variances and referrals of use variance applications to the Planning & Zoning Commission.
- Review and issue Zoning Compliance Permits, including: referrals to other agencies; consulting with the Environmental Planner on wetland determinations; coordination of the issuance of Building Permits and Zoning Compliance Permits at the initiation and completion of construction; and scheduling and chairing pre-construction conferences and related activities.
- Assists planning staff with long range strategic planning including development of the PoCD and conducting planning studies.
- Advises public on Zoning Regulations and Zoning Compliance Permit requirements.
- Site inspections for the purpose of plan reviews and to verify conformance with approved plans and permit conditions.
- Attendance at meetings of the Zoning Board of Appeals, Planning & Zoning Commission and others as assigned.
Qualifications: Thorough knowledge of municipal ordinances, regulations, state codes and statutes and municipal enforcement procedures, particularly as it pertains to land use matters. Knowledge of general surveying and civil engineering principles, planning and urban design principles, site and architectural design process and construction methods and procedures. Knowledge of Coastal Area Management Requirements, flood management and regulatory controls of flood hazard areas. Ability to proficiently produce maps and utilize data with a Geographic Information System (GIS) environment. Considerable ability to establish and maintain effective and courteous working relationships with Town Officials, public officials, residents, general public, other departments and agencies, and co-workers. Ability to interpret blueprints, drawings, regulations and specifications. Ability to inspect projects in various stages of site development. Ability to prepare reports and correspondence. Thorough knowledge of business English, grammar, punctuation and arithmetic. Ability to follow oral and written instructions. Considerable ability to prioritize, organize and perform work independently. Considerable skill in the operation of a personal computer, including related software applications such as Word, Excel, Outlook and the Internet.
Education & Training: A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college with major work in Planning, Geography, Public Administration, Engineering, Environmental Sciences or related field of study; and two (2) years practical experience in a similar or related position. State of Connecticut Zoning Enforcement Officer Certification or as a condition of employment the ability to initiate within one (1) year from the date of hire the certification courses and obtain the certification within two (2) years of the date of hire. Flood management certification preferred.
Physical Demands & Working Environment:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger and wrist for repetitive motion, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk and sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The dexterity necessary to utilize a computer keyboard on a regular basis is essential. Employee must be able to read and interpret departmental documents and write routine reports and business correspondence. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to attend night meetings and perform site inspections. The employee must be able to work harmoniously, cooperatively, and courteously with others at all times. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may work in outside weather conditions and is occasionally exposed to wet, cold and/or humid conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet in the office to moderately noisy in the field.
Salary Range: $60,893 – $81,616.
To Apply: To apply, please send application (available at www.waterfordct.org or Waterford Town Hall or by calling 860-444-5832), with letter expressing interest by Wednesday, December 24, 2013 at 4:00 pm to Director of Human Resources, Town of Waterford, 15 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT 06385 E.O.E.
Economic Development Associate – City of Meriden, CT
Post Date: 12/4/2013
Close Date: 12/27/2013
Overview: The City of Meriden is seeking a well-qualified individual for the Economic Development Associate. Under the Director of Economic Development, the Economic Development Associate performs professional work that supports all aspect of the City’s Economic Development agenda and special projects, including; administration of City and State business incentive programs, marketing and outreach to businesses and community groups, grant writing, grants management and administrative support.
Qualifications: Must have knowledge and understanding of economic development; transit oriented development, real estate, brownfields redevelopment, community revitalization and the arts. Must have proficiency with standard computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Ability to speak Spanish a plus.
To Apply: Resume and writing sample are due by Friday, December 27, 2013. You must apply to www.cityofmeriden.org and complete the writing sample question attached. E.O.E.
Transportation Planner - South Western Regional Planning Agency
Post Date: 11/16/2013
Close Date: Open until filled
Overview: The South Western Regional Planning Agency (SWRPA), located in Stamford, Connecticut, is a regional planning organization serving eight municipalities with a population of 365,000 in southwestern Connecticut. SWRPA is seeking a self-motivated, clear-thinking individual with an ability to work with others. The individual will support the transportation planning program and will coordinate with regional, environmental and emergency planning activities. The transportation planner will develop plans, conduct studies and analyses, manage projects and programs, serve as liaison with other organizations, and assist in public outreach.
Qualifications: Experience in metropolitan transportation planning, development of plans, project management, and public involvement is preferred. Excellent analytical, report writing, presentation and communication abilities, and proficiency in GIS/ESRI, MS Office are essential. A graduate degree in transportation planning, urban planning or related field and at least 2 years of progressively responsible experience are required. A valid driver’s license and own transportation are required. The individual must be able to work legally in the U.S.
Salary: Salary range $45,000 to $55,000 dependent upon skills, knowledge and experience. DOE. Complete fringe benefit package included. A detailed job description is available here or at: www.swrpa.org.
To apply: Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest and resume to: Dr. Floyd Lapp, Executive Director, at the following email address: email@example.com. The position will remain open until filled. No telephone calls please. SWRPA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Part Time Zoning Enforcement Officer – Newington, CT
Post Date: 11/11/2013
Close Date: 11/27/2013
Description: 14 hrs/week. Under supervision of the Town Planner, responsible for enforcing Zoning Regulations and for administering Zoning Board of Appeals activities. Investigates & resolves zoning violations. Prepares Cease and Desist Orders, Notices of Violation, & other written correspondence to property owners. Performs inspections to determine compliance with orders. Issues zoning permits. Issues Certificates of Zoning Compliance for residential & commercial projects. Assists the public at the front counter with land use inquiries, application procedures & submittals. Appears in court to support enforcement or petition procedures. Investigates & resolves blight
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s or Associate’s Degree in Planning, or (3) years experience in zoning enforcement in a municipal setting, a valid driver’s license & CAZEO certification required (may be obtained within 24 months of hiring).
To Apply: Apply at Town Manager’s Office, 131 Cedar Street, Newington,CT 06111 860-665-8510 or at www.newingtonct.gov. $28.50/hr. no benefits. Apply by 11/27/13. AA/EOE/MF.
Senior Transportation Planner/Regional Planner, Greater Bridgeport Regional Council, CT
Post Date: 11/11/2013
Close Date: Open until filled
Description: 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 Planner. Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the position of Transportation 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.
Requirements: 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 and the Adobe Creative Suite is preferred. This is a full-time position, with benefits.
- 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, and schedules.
- 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.
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
GBRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Research Associate, Regional Plan Association (RPA) – Stamford, CT
Post Date: 10/7/2013
Close Date: Open Until Filled
Overview: Regional Plan Association is an independent, nonpartisan organization based in New York City with offices in Stamford, Conn., and Princeton, N.J. We conduct research, advocacy, and planning on regional and national priorities including open space and environmental sustainability, transportation, economic development and governance. Our team of talented professionals is passionate about developing and sharing ideas that foster thriving, healthy cities and communities. We encourage a challenging, collaborative and fun work environment.
RPA is seeking a research associate who will focus on economic and community development issues in Connecticut. This full-time position would work on a variety of projects with tasks including the following:
- research on economic and demographic conditions
- regulatory policy
- design and coordination of public outreach
- preparing reports and presentations.
Essential skills include:
- excellent oral and written communications
- knowledge of graphics software including Powerpoint, Illustrator, and InDesign
- familiarity with census research and other data sources.
Familiarity with Connecticut policy issues and the southern Connecticut region is a plus.
This position is based in Stamford, Conn., with frequent travel expected within southern Connecticut and to RPA’s headquarters in Manhattan. A bachelor’s degree or relevant work experience is required.
To Apply: Please submit your cover letter, resume, writing samples and any other relevant information here and note in the comments section that you are applying for the Connecticut Research Associate position.
Out of State Employment
Community Development Position – Town of Adams, MA
Post Date: 10/02/2013
Close Date: Open until filled
The Adams Community Development Department is seeking an energetic and creative individual to perform a wide range of responsibilities in project management and grants administration, especially with Town CDBG programs/projects. Reporting to the Director, the position will assist in planning and managing an aggressive community development program, involving downtown revitalization, housing rehabilitation, economic development, and development review.
Candidates should be highly motivated and able to juggle multiple assignments and work in a collaborative environment that emphasizes teamwork. Need excellent communications skills, especially ability to write clearly and effectively. Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree preferred) in planning, public administration, finance, or related field; 3-5 years of relevant experience; or any equivalent combination. Job description and application available at the Town Administrator’s Office, 8 Park Street, Adams, MA 01220, M-F, 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. Applications should be received by 4:00 PM on Friday, October 25, 2013 but position will remain open until filled. The Town is an AA/EEO employer.