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Senior Planner – Darien, CT
Post date: 4/25/2016
Close Date: 5/20/2016

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.

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 including, but not limited to, public administration, biological, earth, or physical sciences, environmental planning, environmental law, geographic information systems, geography, natural sciences, or natural resources. 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.

Salary and Benefits: $68,568–$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.

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

Director of Planning & Zoning – Norwalk, CT
Post date: 4/13/2016
Close Date: Open until filled

Summary: Plans, organizes and directs the development of comprehensive planning in the functional areas of land use, economic growth and related municipal planning areas; and serves as principal technician and advisor to the Planning and Zoning Commission. For a full position description, click here.

Salary & Benefits: $130,363 – $154,076 per year. The City of Norwalk provides an outstanding benefits package including a Managed Health Care Program, Participation in 401A Retirement Account, Life Insurance, Dental Coverage, Deferred Compensation Plan, Vacation, Holiday and Sick Time.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in city, urban or regional planning or a closely related field and six years experience as an urban or regional planner with two years of supervisory experience. Must have a valid Driver’s License. Certification as a Planner by the American Institute of Certified Planners desirable.

To Apply: For more information, and to apply, visit the City’s website here.

AmeriCorps VISTA Program Team Member: Downtown Revitalization – CT Main Street Center
Post date: 3/22/2016
Close Date: 5/1/2016

Summary: The AmeriCorps VISTA program at Connecticut Campus Compact (CTCC) offers a great opportunity for individuals to join a cohort of service-driven colleagues to complete a year of service working with institutions of higher education and community-based organizations. The year of service is a great way to become involved in the community, develop professional and civic skills, and prepare for future work or education.

The VISTA team member will work in the CT Main Street Center’s (CMSC) Hartford office researching and developing website content for a new Downtown Resource Center including innovative mixed use redevelopment strategies, identifying appropriate layout and design for a new web based resource, and developing a communications strategy including extensive use of social media. The VISTA will also work with CMSC, UCONN-Extension and CT Campus Compact to explore the roles universities can play in directly shaping neighborhoods and downtowns as drivers of economic development.

Salary & Benefits: Modest living allowance, personal and professional development, experience working with campuses and communities, education award, non-competitive eligibility for government jobs, health coverage, and child care.

To Apply: For more information, visit ctcampuscompact.org/become-a-ctcc-vista/.

Transportation/Regional Planner – METROCOG
Post date: 3/14/2016
Close date: Open until filled

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 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.

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.

Salary & Benefits: 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
Connecticut Metropolitan Council of Governments
1000 Lafayette Boulevard, Suite 925
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Email: info@ctmetro.org

Positions will remain opened until filled. METROCOG is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Out-of-State Employment

Special Projects Coordinator – Cape Cod Commission, MA
Post date: 4/27/2016
Close date: 5/18/2016

Summary: Works with staff and stakeholders to communicate complex information related to environmental, economic development, capital infrastructure planning, housing and other regional issues. Ability to visualize data, prepare public presentations and create graphic media. Supports public education through media outlets and by addressing local and regional officials and community groups. Ability to manage projects, plan, organize, analyze problems, formulate recommendations, and prepare reports. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of public and private groups including elected officials. See http://www.capecodcommission.org for more information and complete job description.

Qualifications: Requires superior communication, organization, public presentation and graphics skills, and independent judgment and initiative. Bachelor’s degree in economics, communications, graphic design, public administration, regional planning, or related field plus three to five years of experience at the local, regional or state level; master’s degree preferred; combination of private and public sector experience desirable; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

To Apply: Send resume by May 18, 2016 to Human Resources, PO Box 427, Barnstable, MA 02630 or email humanresources@barnstablecounty.org NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. E/O/E

Principal Planner, Transportation – Newark, NJ
Post date: 4/26/2016
Close date: 5/25/2016

Summary: The City of Newark, Division of Traffic and Signals seeks a Principal Transportation Planner to join a team of professional planners and engineers. Responsibilities may include but are not limited to; review, interprets and analyzes complex statistical and transportation systems data; coordinate transportation planning activities with other state and local planning efforts; conduct studies and surveys; prepare maps, charts and graphs; provide technical advice and consultation; review and analyze technical reports ; participate in meetings with government officials and other parties; serve as project manager transportation planning studies and design projects; serve as a liaison with the local MPO the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA); and apply complete streets principals to roadway and streetscape design projects with a focus on improving pedestrian and bicycle mobility and access.

Qualifications: 

  • Graduated from an accredited college with a Bachelor’s degree in urban planning or related field.
  • Master’s Degree in urban planning or a related field from an accredited university or college is preferred.
  • Three years of experience in a planning discipline, one year of which shall have involved transportation planning.
  • A Master’s degree in planning may be substituted for one year of the general non-supervisory experience.

Salary & Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with experience.

To Apply: To apply please submit a resume, cover letter and three references to Jack Nata, Manager, nataj@ci.newark.nj.us or by mail to Jack Nata, Manager, Division of Traffic and Signals, 255 Central Avenue, Newark, NJ 07103.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO JOHN GUSZKOWSKI!!!

"In the interest of celebrating planners and the great work we all do.... we wanted you to know about one of Connecticut's own and his recent national award notification.

A “National Council Member of the Year” was awarded to John Guszkowski, AICP for his role as President of Connecticut Resource Conservation and Development Area, Inc. (CTRC&D) by the National Association of Resource Conservation & Development Councils (NARC&DC) in Washington D.C. The award will be presented to John at the NARC&DC July Conference in Reno, Nevada.

To paraphrase the award letter: " we recognize that you exemplify the ideals of RC&D Nationwide by demonstrating effective leadership skills, fostering participation by partners, bringing local citizens (including underserved groups) and RC&D Councils together to implement projects, integrating the views of various community members within the area and recognizing the contributions of all participants in RC&D activities..”

In these challenging financial times for government and non-governmental organizations, it is heartening to recognize the tremendous and ongoing value of our volunteers (and planners :) !) It is also pretty terrific for Connecticut and particularly significant for the planning profession, that John was selected from a nationwide pool of RC&D Council members." (Jeanne Davies)
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