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Zoning Enforcement Officer- Columbia, CT
Post date: 6/11/2015
Close date: 6/30/2015, 3:30 PM
Summary: Performs independent, technical work involving the review and interpretation of zoning regulations and town ordinances. Reviews applications for buildings and activities pursuant to the zoning regulations and applications to the zoning board of appeals. Performs inspections for activities and buildings to determine compliance with relevant regulations and issues permits. Investigates and works to resolve zoning complaints for activities not under the jurisdiction of a permit issued by the Planning and Zoning Commission. Maintains logs on complaints and reports status to Town Administrator and Planning and Zoning Commission. Serves as the Blight Enforcement Officer which involves investigating, responding and remediating blight complaints when they are received. Issues cease and desist and abatement orders and/or zoning infractions. Prepares cases for superior court.
Qualifications: Knowledge and experience in principles and practices of municipal planning and zoning preferred including ability to interpret and analyze maps, plans and specifications.
Salary and Benefits: $35.78 per hour. Part-time at 15 hours per week (2 to 3 days a week, flexible schedule).
To Apply: Please send your employment application to firstname.lastname@example.org or Town Administration, 323 Route 87, Columbia, CT 06237. Full job description and application are available on the Human Resource page of our website. Please call 860-228-0100 with any questions.
Planning Director – Stonington, CT
Post date: 6/11/2015
Close date: 6/30/2015, 3:30 PM
Summary: Directs, actively manages, and leads the Planning, Land Use, and Community Development staff. This position drives the development of long range planning needs including the Town’s Plan of Development and the review of development related applications. Role requires independent judgment, initiative, maturity, and excellent communication skills. Additionally, flexibility and confidentiality are required in response to the evolving policies and priorities facing the Town.
Administers, reviews, and makes recommendations on commercial, recreational, office, industrial, and residential developmental proposals. Provides technical consultation, guidance, and staff support to various Town planning and land use commissions and agencies; ensures the coordination of planning and zoning review with the actions of other Town departments. Cultivates and maintains effective working relationships with public officials, residents, and other jurisdictions and agencies (including regional, state and federal). Prepares and administers department budget.
Required to lead, supervise, delegate, and share responsibilities in an environment with changing priorities. Considerable knowledge of Local, State, and Federal Land Use Regulations including a working knowledge and understanding of current information technologies. Thorough knowledge of the principles and procedures involved in municipal/community planning including the use of research techniques such as problem definition, data collection and analysis, needs assessment, and resource development. Ability to research, author, and submit grant applications consistent with the Town’s planning and development programs while managing grant administration.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Urban, Regional or Community Planning, Public Administration or a related field with concentrated course work in land use planning is required. Master’s Degree preferred. A minimum of 8 (eight) years professional experience in land use and/or planning management including a minimum of 3 (three) years of supervisory experience required. Certification as a Planner by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) is required. Must possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s License. Background and credit checks will be preformed. The Town of Stonington conducts a urinalysis drug test as part of the application. The urinalysis drug test will be performed using a reliable methodology. The results of any such test shall be confidential and shall not be disclosed by the employer or its employees to any person other than any such employee to whom such disclosure is necessary; the results shall be maintained along with other employee medical records.
Salary & Benefits: Full Time – 35 hrs/week. Non-union position. Works under the administrative direction of the First Selectman. Hiring range $90,000 – $95,000 w/benefits.
To Apply: Resumes are now being accepted in the Administrative Services Department, Stonington Town Hall, 152 Elm Street, Stonington, CT 06378 and must be received by 3:30 pm on TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2015. E-MAIL OR FAX RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. The Town of Stonington is an EOE.
Executive Director– Hartford Business Improvement District, Hartford, CT
Post date: 6/10/2015
Close date: 6/29/2015
Summary: The Hartford Business Improvement District, a special services district located in Hartford, Connecticut, seeks an Executive Director to lead the organization. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Commissioners and is responsible for the day-to-day management of BID programs including clean streets, public safety, marketing, advocacy, economic development and event production. Full position description here.
Qualifications: The ideal Executive Director is a creative, energetic professional with leadership skills, the ability to develop relationships with property owners, businesses and civic and city officials. Qualified candidates will have 7-10 years of experience in downtown management programs, economic development and/or non-profit management. Bachelor’s degree with major coursework in public administration, community development, public policy or business administration. Master’s degree preferred.
Salary & Benefits: Salary range is $80,000 to $100,000 per year plus an attractive benefits package.
To Apply: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and a resume to: email@example.com by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, June 29, 2015. Questions may be submitted via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Only those candidates who are being considered will be contacted.
For more information about the Hartford Business Improvement District, please visit www.hartfordbid.com.
Land Use Coordinator, Planning & Zoning– Westport, CT
Post date: 6/10/2015
Close date: 6/26/2015
Summary: Responsible for a variety of technical and administrative tasks which provides support and assistance to a permit applicant in dealing with various other departments and land use boards to coordinate/expedite the application process. This position will act as a guide and facilitator through interdepartmental action for those seeking to obtain land use permits. Finalize Land Use Permit documents and process payment before a final Zoning Permit is issued.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Public Health, Environmental Science or related field and three years’ work experience in a land use related position. Must have basic knowledge of zoning regulations and state statutes, must be able to read site plan surveys/architecture plans. Proficiency in using GIS and similar software, ability to read maps and plans including FEMA flood zone maps. Must possess a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
Salary & Benefits: $ 48,562 – $ 65,077
Westport Town Hall
110 Myrtle Avenue
Westport, CT 06880
Equal Opportunity Employer
Planning Director, Planning & Zoning Department – Colchester, CT
Post date: 6/10/2015
Close date: 6/25/2015
Summary: The Town of Colchester seeks applications from qualified individuals for the position of Town Planner. Now is a great time to pick up the tools and advance with the development of Colchester, which has a freshly minted Plan of Conservation and Development, new zoning regulations, and several major projects completed. Be a part of the team to shape and guide the next phase of growth. This position is responsible for the development and administration of a major department of the town including wetlands, zoning, and building.
Requirements: This position requires considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of land use, planning, zoning enforcement, grants administration, economic development, agriculture, historic resources, GIS administration, open space conservation, agriculture and the building office. Attendance at night meetings required. Position requires a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning or closely related field. Five years’ experience in municipal planning, including administrative and supervisory expertise preferred. Certification as Planner by the AICP is preferred. Excellent communication skills and ability to work effectively with public officials, other agencies, and the public essential.
Salary & Benefits: Salary commensurate with experience.
To Apply: All applicants must submit a completed Town of Colchester Employment application (available at www.colchesterct.gov), cover letter and resume to, First Selectman, Attn: Tricia Dean, 127 Norwich Ave, Suite 201, Colchester, CT 06415. Deadline for applications is 6/25/2015. EOE/AA
Assistant Planner – Ridgefield, CT
Post date: 6/10/2015
Close date: Until filled.
Summary: The Town of Ridgefield (Fairfield County, pop. 25,000) is seeking a qualified individual to fill a newly created position as Assistant Planner, to be supervised by the Director of Planning. The Town has a combined Planning and Zoning Commission also serving as the Inland Wetlands Board. Duties of the Assistant Planner will include management of active P&Z and IWB applications through review of submitted documents, preparation of detailed agendas and legal notices to ensure compliance with Connecticut statutory requirements and local regulations. The Assistant will manage document files for active projects, coordinate referrals to other town agents and agencies, and communicate with applicants during the review process. The position requires assistance to the Director for research projects, preparation of resolutions and reports when assigned, and drafting of proposed amendments to the zoning regulations. The qualified candidate will interact with residents, builders and developers in providing information and assistance in the preparation of applications. The Assistant may be assigned to attend meetings of the Commission and Board, and will communicate with Commission and Board members.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Public Administration or related discipline. Master’s degree in Planning or related discipline preferred. 2-4 years of experience in land use planning and administration. (Two years of graduate studies may substitute for one year of experience.) Strong skills in communicating orally and in writing, ability to deal with the public in professional and courteous manner. Strong knowledge of State of Connecticut planning and zoning statutes preferred.
Salary & Benefits: Hiring range $60,000 – $80,000, dependent on experience and qualifications. Benefits include health plan, paid vacation and holidays.
To Apply: See the full job posting and description of duties on the Town’s website, www.ridgefieldct.org, under Departments/Human Resources/Job Postings.
Director of Planning/Development and Enforcement – Meriden, CT
Post date: 6/3/15
Close date: 6/29/2015
Summary: The City of Meriden seeks an energetic and forward thinking professional to fill the position of Director of Development and Enforcement. Meriden is a mid-sized CT city of approximately 60,000 people. Currently there are exciting new transit oriented development projects happening focusing on a new train station as well as a city center park surrounded by new buildings. The City has a vibrant Economic Development Department and a City Manager form of government. This position is unique in that it supervises a staff of approximately 11 in areas of both Planning/Zoning and Building/Housing.
Salary & Benefits: The City offers a 401a pension plan with 5 percent match; 3 weeks vacation a year to start; a high deductible health plan and life insurance. Salary depends on experience.
To Apply: Resumes along with 3 professional references may be submitted to Caroline Beitman, Personnel Director, 142 East Main Street, Meriden, CT 06450 or online at www.meridenct.gov. The closing date is Monday, June 29, 2015.
Economic Development Associate – Bridgeport, CT
Post date: 5/29/15
Close date: 6/26/2015
Summary: The Economic Development Associate works as the primary support staff person updating the City’s economic development strategy and planning the implementation of various economic and community development projects. Works in partnership with businesses, non-profit organizations, and government entities to coordinate programs and projects. These may include: business assistance, physical development, financial assistance and resource development. Performs a full range of tasks related to assisting in the management of major projects and initiative for the Office of Planning and Economic Development. The Economic Development Associate Acts under the direction of the Deputy Director of OPED Administration.
1. A minimum of 3 -5 years of responsible working experience in urban planning, public administration, business administration, or real estate development is required.
2. A graduate degree in business administration, public administration or planning is required and may be substituted for two years relevant experience.
3. Working knowledge of business finance, real estate development, and city planning.
4. Working knowledge of economic development finance or commercial credit is required.
5. Demonstrated ability to communicate well with business owners, community leaders, bankers and government officials.
6. Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Excel.
7. Excellent written and verbal communications.
Salary & Benefits: $54,816.00 – 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, cover letter and three (3) professional references (name, title, business/company name, and contact information), to the Civil Service Commission office, 45 Lyon Terrace, room 106, Bridgeport, CT 06604. Required documents can be emailed to COB.Jobs@bridgeportct.gov. Resumes must be submitted or postmarked no later than Friday, June 26, 2015.
An Equal Opportunity Employer MF/AA/DIS
For further information and contact:
CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
45 LYON TERRACE
BRIDGEPORT, CT 06604
Senior Transportation Planner – Berkshire Regional Planning Commission, Pittsfield, MA
Post date: 6/18/2015
Close date: Open until filled
Summary: Seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as Senior Transportation Planner for a regional planning agency in western Massachusetts. Great place to live, low housing costs, famous cultural attractions, natural beauty and outdoor recreation.
Position serves as staff to the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission (BRPC) and the Berkshire MPO. Provides technical assistance to Berkshire County municipalities for transportation planning and programming. Responsible for developing and managing studies of transportation issues involving all modes of travel, including automobiles, bicycles, pedestrians and transit, with emphasis on plans that lead to implementation of transportation improvements. Represents BRPC at public and interagency meetings.
Requirements: The Senior Transportation Planner position requires a Master’s Degree in planning or related field and 2+ years of direct experience in transportation planning. Additional directly relevant work experience may substitute for a Master’s degree. Desired qualities include a demonstrated ability to initiate and expeditiously complete assignments, advanced analytical skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, and superior multitasking and time management abilities.
Salary & Benefits: Starting salary range is $52,657-$63,936 annually, with a competitive benefit package. 35 hour work week with flex time available. Position open until filled.
To Apply: Additional information including the job description can be found at www.berkshireplanning.org under “Employment Opportunities” A resume and cover letter will be accepted via mail to: Transportation Program Manager, BRPC, 1 Fenn Street, Suite 201, Pittsfield, MA 01201 or by e-mail to: email@example.com. EOE/AA.
Graphic and Web Designer – Fitzgerald & Halliday, Inc (NY office)
Post date: 5/1/2015
Close date: Until Filled
Summary: Fitzgerald & Halliday, Inc. (FHI) is seeking a full-time position for a Graphic and Web Designer based out of our Manhattan, New York location. FHI is a firm of innovative, multidisciplinary and environmentally conscious planners, engineers, and scientists dedicated to improving the overall quality of communities.
Visual communication is integral to our work and we believe in the importance of well-crafted graphics to positively impact the viewer and clearly communicate project ideas. Our visual communications services include graphic design, concept design, renderings, site planning, print communications, digital communications, presentations, interpretative design, display collateral, project branding, storytelling, cartography, and ADA compliant design.
The full-time position for a Graphic and Web Designer will be based out of our Manhattan, New York location. Located in the Financial District, our office is easily accessible by public transportation and an exciting place to work. A successful candidate for this role will:
• Demonstrate creativity and strong conceptual and visual communications skills
• Have a go-getter attitude and be a creative leader
• Exhibit acute attention to details
• Be an independent, organized, critical thinker
• Be a versatile professional who can handle multiple tasks , and deadlines with ease within a fast-paced environment
• Have a pro-active attitude with a willingness to continue to learn and develop new skills within the graphic design field
• Developing creative, compelling materials for both web and print production (This includes, but is not limited to, banners, flyers, logos and branding, marketing collateral, advertisements, website development, e-blasts.)
• Develop and maintain visually pleasing, interactive websites
• Formatting and branding of proposals, reports and brochures
• Assisting Marketing Department with the firm’s overall marketing strategy, including design and branding decisions
• Ensuring printed marketing collateral is up-to-date and readily available
• Staying up-to-date with the latest design trends
• Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, visual arts, marketing, communications, or a related field
• 1-3 years of overall professional experience
• Mastery of Adobe Creative Suite
• Strong proficiency of Microsoft Office Suite, including PowerPoint
• Strong written and verbal communication capability
• Ability to collaborate with others in team project situations
• Knowledge of UX design
• Ability to code responsive and mobile design
• Permanent US work authorization
• Interest in the field of urban and transportation planning and/or public involvement
• Ability to code interactive web elements (i.e. virtual meetings, interactive timeline or map)
• XHTML and CSS3
• PHP coding experience
• Valid driver’s license
Salary: Salary is commensurate with level of experience.
To Apply: Please send resume and a link to a portfolio of work (inclusive of website examples) to firstname.lastname@example.org or Claudia Massie, 416 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT 06103.
Fitzgerald & Halliday, Inc. is an EEO/AA employer.