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In-State Employment

Planner II – Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments (SCCOG)
Post date: 8/23/2016
Close Date: 9/9/2016, or until filled

Summary: Regional Planner position with the Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments consisting of twenty-two municipalities serving a region with a population of 286,786. Works on land use, zoning, housing, and transportation planning programs. May attend night meetings.

Qualifications: Master’s in planning or related field plus 1 year experience, or BA in planning or related field plus 3 years’ experience.

Salary: $47,000 – $66,000; to be determined dependent upon experience.

To Apply: Send resume to James S. Butler, AICP, Executive Director, Southeastern CT Council of Governments, 5 Connecticut Avenue, Norwich, CT, 06360.

 

Land Use Coordinator/Inland Wetlands Agent – Bethel, CT
Post date: 8/11/2016
Close Date: 8/24/2016

Summary: To provide administrative support to the Land Use Commissions and the Planning and Zoning Official and to assist in the coordination of Land Use activities and enforcement of regulations.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in environmental sciences or other related fields and four (4) years land use experience; OR, a combination of education, experience and/or training that would provide desired skills and ability to perform the job.  CAZEO training preferred.

Salary & Benefits: 35-hour work week; competitive benefits. Salary: $57,347 – $64,094 DOE.

To Apply: Applications and Job description available at First Selectman’s Office, 1 School Street, Bethel, CT 06801. Resumes may be faxed to 203.794.0169 or email kanskyp@bethel-ct.gov. Applications accepted until August 24, 2016. EOE/M/F/V/D

Urban Program Assistant – The Nature Conservancy
Post date: 8/11/2016
Close Date: 8/26/2016

Summary: The Urban Program Assistant works directly with the Connecticut Urban Resilience Planner and the Director of Science to assist with a community-based effort in Bridgeport, CT that aim to catalyze action around the environment for social good. This work leverages the Conservancy’s existing spatial prioritization tool, which identified neighborhoods of high need. This position will work directly with communities to define and advance priorities for conservation actions in urban landscapes. This will include all of the following: Coordinate logistics and conduct outreach efforts, including canvassing, tree plantings, community meetings and work days, and green infrastructure projects. Assist with development of communications and outreach materials. Strengthens working relationships with priority partners for the Conservancy’s Connecticut Urban Resilience Program. This is a nine-month, term position commencing upon hire date.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in urban planning or environment-related field and 2 years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience working on community-based, participatory planning efforts. Experience utilizing GIS software and data to create maps. Experience working with Microsoft Office Suite software. Experience coordinating project tasks and managing multiple timeframes. Experience writing reports and other material and communicating findings effectively.

To Apply: All applications must be submitted through TNC’s jobs portal.

Executive Director – Greenwich Land Trust
Post date: 8/11/2016
Close Date: 9/20/2016

Summary: Greenwich Land Trust is seeking an Executive Director with demonstrated leadership and management experience, preferably in a non-profit organization. This is a full-time position that reports to the Board of Directors and works closely with the Board President. The Executive Director will provide vision and leadership for the organization, and will manage the professional staff and be responsible for the overall organizational management, including land acquisition and stewardship, strategic and policy planning and development, board relations, staff management/development, outreach and education, financial management, and fund development and donor relations. A full job description can be found here.

To Apply: Resumes should be sent to GreenwichLandTrustSearch@gmail.com by September 20.

Senior Planner – Town of Darien
Post date: 8/3/2016
Close Date: 8/25/2016

Summary: This position is responsible for performing professional, technical level work in all aspects of the Town’s planning and zoning program, and has primary responsibilities for the maintenance and development of planning studies, data management, and related computer services.  Assists Town officials, applicants, and other interested parties relative to local regulations, procedures and related matters; provides staff support and technical assistance to the Planning and Zoning Commission.  Reviews applications submitted to the Planning and Zoning Commission.  Responds to inquiries by general public.

Salary and Benefits: $70,715 per year. The Town of Darien provides an outstanding benefits plan including a Managed Care Program, defined pension and benefits plans, Life Insurance, Dental Coverage, Deferred Compensation Plan, Vacation, Holiday and Sick Time.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in planning or a closely related discipline (e.g., environmental planning, landscape architecture, geography, natural sciences or natural resources) related to planning and a Master’s degree in planning or a discipline related to the planning field. Two (2) years’ experience in planning, zoning or a related field may be substituted for the Master’s degree. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel, and shall be required to possess and retain a valid Driver’s license.

Applications: For a complete job description, and to apply, visit the Human Resources home page on the Town’s website at www.darienct.gov/jobs

 

Planner I-II – Milone & MacBroom, Inc.
Post date: 7/29/2016
Close Date: Open until filled

Summary:  Milone & MacBroom, Inc. offers a full integration of specialty practices in community planning, civil engineering, water resources engineering, landscape architecture, water and wastewater engineering, transportation engineering, and construction administration to bring projects from the planning level through construction. 

We are seeking an experienced Planner to support senior staff in a team setting at our corporate office located in Cheshire, Connecticut.  The position will be responsible for analysis, preparation of reports and planning graphics, conducting public outreach, and developing recommendations on diverse and complex planning assignments.  Our planners approach every assignment with an appreciation for the uniqueness and vision of our clients and communities.

Qualifications:

  • A Master’s Degree in Planning or a closely related field and at least three years of experience in planning or urban design while gaining increasing responsibility are preferred.
  • Well-developed ability to translate planning data into concise, easily understood materials for broad dissemination
  • Membership in the American Institute of Certified Planners is highly desirable.
  • Quantitative analytical skills using Microsoft Excel and other related tools

Skills:

  • Understanding of the principles and practices of municipal planning and urban design
  • Technical knowledge in demographic, housing, land use, and economic analysis related to planning activities
  • Demonstrated experience in working with local officials, citizens, and nongovernmental organizations in the public outreach processes
  • Critical thinking and strong communication skills (graphic, written, and interpersonal) are essential.
  • Proficiency in Esri ArcGIS is a must.
  • Efficient, thorough, detail oriented, and dedicated to quality work
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment across numerous disciplines

Travel, attendance at evening meetings, and a driver’s license are required.

We are committed to giving back to the community in which we live and work.  We are a team of talented, committed, and energetic people who are motivated by challenge, diversity, and team success.  We offer a comprehensive benefits package, competitive salary, opportunities for advancement including professional development, and a fast-paced working environment.  Come join our team!

Position is open until filled.  Submittals are kept in strict confidence.

Please send a letter of interest, resume, a writing sample, and other relevant work samples to: Human Resources Manager, Milone & MacBroom, Inc., 99 Realty Drive, Cheshire, CT 06410 (hr@miloneandmacbroom.com).

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer   M/F/D/V

 

Planner/Project Manager – Western Connecticut Council of Governments
Post date: 7/21/2016
Close Date: Open until filled

Summary: The Western Connecticut Council of Governments (WestCOG) seeks a qualified person to serve as a (Transportation) Planner and/or (Regional Services) Project Manager. The employee will be stationed in WestCOG’s office in Sandy Hook.

Job responsibilities may evolve over time but initially are expected to include:

  • Management of a regional transportation program (MPO), and
  • Development of local and regional transportation studies and plans; and/or
  • Identification of opportunities for regional efficiencies and cost savings, and
  • Development, implementation, monitoring, and continuous improvement of shared services multiple municipalities; and
  • Other tasks as assigned

Qualifications: S/he should have a Bachelor’s degree in (Master’s preferred) from an accredited university in one of the following or a relevant field:

  • Planning
  • Geography
  • Information systems
  • Operations management
  • Management science
  • Public administration
  • Transportation engineering
  • Logistics

In addition to at least one year of relevant experience (more preferred).

The ideal candidate will have a high level of proficiency in:

  • Spoken and written English
  • Mathematics and statistics
  • Information technology and information systems

The ideal candidate will be quick on his or her feet, be an innovative and creative thinker, and be highly motivated, affable, and reliable.

To be considered, applicants must have a driver’s license, access to reliable transportation, and be legally able to work in the United States.

Salary & Benefits: Position will be filled at the Assistant/Associate/Junior/Senior Planner level, or as a Project Manager, and corresponding salary of $45,000-$70,000, depending on qualifications. Benefits are available.

To Apply: Before applying, please verify that the position is still open by visiting http://westcog.org/employment-opportunities/.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and references to Mr. Francis R. Pickering, Executive Director at westcog@outlook.com. Selected candidates may be asked to provide additional information or to appear for a personal interview.

WestCOG is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Community Development Specialist – Brookfield, CT
Post date: 7/18/2016
Close Date: Open until filled

Summary: Responsible for complex professional planning work that involves directing development and implementation of comprehensive plans for the development of Brookfield including action items in the 2015 POCD. Plan, organize, and direct activities associated with implementation of current development and design standards such as zoning and subdivision regulations, and coordinating related requirements. Gathers and analyzes research data and prepares written and oral reports for the boards and commissions and the board of Selectmen and the general public. For full description, see website.

Qualifications: A minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible professional experience in municipal government in applying and interpreting local, state and federal regulations. American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification or an advanced degree in Municipal Management or Public Administration and knowledge of View Permit is preferred. An understanding of and experience with CT affordable and incentive housing statutes. A valid Connecticut motor vehicle driver’s license and the ability to maintain a satisfactory driving record required.

Salary & Benefits: Full time or part time, non-union. Salary based on experience.

To Apply:  Recruiter/contract: Fern Smenyak, Director of Human Resources email: fsmenyak@brookfieldct.gov Fax: 203-775-4068

Executive Director – Metropolitan Council of Governments (MetroCOG)
Post date: 7/5/2016
Close Date: Initial screening of resumes on 7/29/2016

Summary: The Connecticut Metropolitan Council of Governments (METROCOG), 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 Executive Director. Under the supervision of the Board of Directors, the position of Executive Director performs professional and technical work involving the administration, strategy, program development, and management of the long-range land-use planning, regional planning, transportation planning, urban design and economic development process. See website for full description.

Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is considered qualifying; a typical candidate for this position will possess a bachelors and masters degree from an accredited university with major coursework in planning, public administration, engineering, or a closely related field and ten (10) years of extensive and progressively responsible management, supervisory, and professional experience in transportation planning, program management, public administration, and/or related areas. AICP certification is preferred.

Salary & Benefits: The salary for this position will depend on qualifications & experience. Anticipated range is $95,000-$120,000 with employee benefits including health, 401K, professional membership, etc.

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

Hon. Steve Vavrek
Connecticut Metropolitan Council of Governments
1000 Lafayette Boulevard, Suite 925
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Email: svavrek@ctmetro.org

Initial screening of resumes will begin on July 29, 2016. Position will remain opened until filled. METROCOG is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

GIS/Data Analyst – Western Connecticut Council of Governments (WestCOG)
Post date: 7/5/2016
Close Date: Open until filled

Summary: The Western Connecticut Council of Governments (WestCOG) seeks a qualified person to serve as a GIS/Data Analyst. The employee will be stationed in WestCOG’s office in Sandy Hook.
Job responsibilities may evolve over time but initially are expected to include:

  • Support of regional programs,
  • Development and execution of local and regional studies,
  • Technical assistance to regional and local staff, and
  • Other tasks as assigned

See website for more information.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have knowledge of and experience with:

  • Industry standard (e.g., ArcGIS) and open-source GIS
  • Data collection and analysis (spatial and aspataial data and methods)
  • Database development, integration, and use
  • Applications of GIS
  • Computer simulation
  • Local and regional government and with the private sector
  • Familiarity with contemporary issues and local government in Connecticut

S/he should have a Bachelor’s degree in (Master’s preferred) from an accredited university in one of the following or a relevant field:

  • Geography
  • Computer science
  • Information systems
  • Statistics
  • Mathematics
  • Transportation engineering
  • Operations management
  • Logistics

In addition to at least one year of relevant experience (more preferred).

Salary & Benefits: Title and pay (starting salary of $50K-$55K) will depend on qualifications. Benefits are available.

To Apply: Before applying, please verify that the position is still open by visiting
http://westcog.org/employment-opportunities/. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and references to Mr. Francis R. Pickering, Executive Director at westcog@outlook.com. Selected candidates may be asked to provide additional information or to appear for a personal interview. WestCOG is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This position will remain open until filled or closed.

Out-of-State Employment

Principal Land Use Planner – Rhode Island State Division of Planning, Transportation Planning Unit
Post date: 8/25/2016
Close Date: 9/16/2016

Summary: This position plays a critical role in carrying out the State Planning Council’s duties as Rhode Island’s only federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). Initial focal areas will include:

  • Assist in update of the State’s Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) to ensure that it best reflects Rhode Islanders’ travel needs while enhancing its sustainability and competitiveness within the region.
  • Assist in launching of the State’s first Bicycle Master Plan.
  • Assisting the RI Department of Transportation and the RI Public Transit Authority with public transit planning efforts, including assessing, and enhancing transit access, connectivity, and mobility
  • Exploring innovative approaches to land use and transportation corridor planning
  • Analyzing the multi-modal transportation system and implementing strategies for reducing recurring congestion in defined problem areas
  • Facilitating the annual review and update of the State’s Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)

Qualifications: Preferred candidates will have a master’s degree in urban or regional planning. The qualified candidate should also possess:

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of urban and regional planning
  • Strong organizational, problem solving, facilitation and negotiation skills with an ability to prioritize and manage multiple programs, projects and tasks to meet varying deadlines
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision and to work as a team player on multiple projects
  • Strong computer proficiency, including document design and layout, geographic information systems and database management

Salary & Benefits: $31.42 – $35.53 hourly, $57,177.00 – $64,668.00 annually.

To Apply: Applications will be received online only, until September 16, 2016 at 11:59PM. To apply for these Principal Planner position, visit APPLY.RI.GOV

 

Assistant Division Chief – Rhode Island State Division of Planning, Transportation Planning Unit
Post date: 8/25/2016
Close Date: 9/16/2016

Summary: This position plays a critical role in carrying out the State Planning Council’s duties as Rhode Island’s only federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). This is a management position responsible for supervising, directing and coordinating the work of a staff engaged in strategic or transportation planning functions as they relate to planning services for agencies of the state government. Initial focal areas will include:

  • Management of the State’s Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) to ensure that it best reflects Rhode Islanders’ travel needs while enhancing its sustainability and competitiveness within the region.
  • Management of the State’s first Bicycle Master Plan.
  • Drafting the State Planning Council’s Annual Work Program and budget as per the requirements of the Federal Highway and Transit Administrations.
  • Ensuring the State Planning Council’s compliance with the procedures required to maintain its federal designation as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the State.
  • To assist the Division Director and the Division Chief in planning, supervising, directing and coordinating the work of a staff engaged in planning services.
  • To design and carry out monitoring programs, and evaluate the results achieved by a plan, as well as make recommendations for modifications as required.
  • To appear on behalf of the agency before agencies, boards, commissions and the public to describe the agency’s role, plans or policies.
  • To coordinate staff operations to insure effective assignments and utilization of professional and technical personnel, and to supervise the work of drafting, administrative and clerical personnel engaged in supporting functions.

Qualifications: Education: Such as may have been gained through: possession of a master’s degree in planning, public or business administration, political or social science, a design profession, or a degree in law; and

Experience: Such as may have been gained through: considerable employment in a responsible supervisory capacity involving planning or policy development.

Or, any combination of education and experience that shall be substantially equivalent to the above education and experience.

Salary & Benefits: $42.28 – $47.93 hourly; $76,944.00 – $87,239.00 annually.

To Apply: Applications will be received online only, until September 16, 2016 at 11:59PM. To apply for these Principal Planner position, visit APPLY.RI.GOV

Director of Development Services – Town of Westerly, RI
Post date: 8/02/2016
Close Date: 8/26/2016

Summary: The Town of Westerly, RI is looking for a successful, seasoned planning and development professional with experience at the highest levels of municipal government to join our organization as Director of Development Services.

The Position: Reporting to the Town Manager, this is a high-level visible executive position which oversees the operations of the multi-functional Development Services Department that encompasses; planning, code enforcement, development services, energy, economic development and grand administration.  The Director will be responsible for managing services within the department, and maintaining an effective relationship with other operating departments.

The Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate is a professional who is open, honest, of strong moral character, promotes transparency, and has excellent interpersonal and communication skills.  A leader who is approachable and energetic with an open management style that supports teamwork and staff development.  The ideal candidate must be able to create and sustain an organizational climate that promotes quality customer service in departmental operations.  Must have the ability to analyze problems, identify solutions, make recommendations, encourage a creative, balanced approach to solving challenges – the ideal candidate asks how we can, not why we can’t.

Education, Experience and Skills:

Candidates must:

  • Have a Bachelor’s Degree with major course work in Urban Planning, Public Administration, Business Administration, Development Services, or related field. A Master’s degree in Urban Planning or Development is preferred.  American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) is also preferred.
  • Have extensive knowledge in the principles and practices of planning and development and five (5) years of experience in planning and development, of which at least two (2) must be in a managerial capacity.
  • Be knowledgeable concerning Federal, State and local laws and regulations as they apply to planning and development.
  • Have a strong background in the development and redevelopment process.
  • Have a record of innovation, addressing policy issues creatively and with an entrepreneurial spirit, and with a view toward synergies with other departments and stakeholders.
  • Have demonstrated experience in development and implementation of comprehensive plans, small areas plans, and major revisions in development regulations.
  • Process strong presentation skills with the ability to convey complex and technical information to elected officials, stakeholder groups, and Town staff.
  • Be an effective communicator, orally and in writing, and possess strong negotiation skills.

Compensation & Benefits: The salary for this at-will executive position will be between $85,000 – $95,000, dependent upon qualifications.  Additionally, the selected candidate will enjoy excellent benefits including vacation, medical insurance, life insurance, paid holidays, and retirement benefits.  The Town currently contributes 10% of salary (with a 6% match) to a 401(a) retirement plan.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should apply by August 26, 2016.  Electronic submittals are required and can be sent to HR@westerly.org and should include the following:

  • Compelling cover letter
  • Comprehensive resume
  • Expected salary range

 

Transportation Planner – Cape Cod Commission, MA
Post date: 7/21/2016
Close Date: Open until filled

Summary: Work collaboratively on a variety of transportation related projects. Determine data collection requirements and methodology, conduct field work, collect and analyze data utilizing GIS, AutoCAD and transportation modeling software and prepare reports and presentations.

Requires superior communication, analytical, quantitative and organizational skills; knowledge of transportation planning principles and practices, relevant land use planning, economic, sociological and environmental impacts of traffic and transportation projects. See complete job description at www.capecodcommission.org.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in transportation planning, engineering, land use planning or related and one year of experience, including experience in analytical techniques. Master’s Degree preferred; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Salary & Benefits: $61,380/year.

To Apply: Send resume to Human Resources, P.O. Box 427, Barnstable, MA 02630 or email humanresources@barnstablecounty.org

No phone calls please.

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