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In-State Employment

Planner – Glastonbury, CT
Post date: 7/28/2015
Close date: 8/21/2015, 4:00 PM

Summary: At the advanced, professional level, incumbent is responsible for providing technical assistance in general planning-zoning, and coordination of regulatory compliance in land use and the conservation of natural resources.  Duties include review of site plans, subdivisions, special permits, wetland permits, and other land use applications; completion of land use studies, and planning reports; the provision of information regarding land use, planning and zoning matters, and recommendations to regulatory authorities.  Incumbent also is responsible for making technical land use decisions.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university in urban planning, community development or related field.  Master’s degree in planning or related field, preferred.  Four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in municipal planning or resource management.  AICP (American Institute of Certified Planners) certification preferred.  CT DEEP Wetlands Agent certification desirable.  Must have a valid Driver’s License.

Salary & Benefits: $62,985 – $85,020

To Apply: Visit Town’s website at for a detailed job description & Application or at Town Hall Customer Service Center, 2155 Main Street, Glastonbury, CT  06033 or call (860) 652-7710.   AA/EOE.

Town Planner – Winchester, CT
Post date: 7/14/2015
Close date: 7/31/2015

Summary: The Town of Winchester, CT has an opening for the position of Town Planner to administer and coordinate land use policies, regulations and applications, provide principal staff support for the Planning and Zoning Commission, the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission, the Economic Development Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals.

Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in a related field (planning, environmental science, etc.) or a similarly related Associate’s degree with at least two years’ practical experience in planning, zoning and wetlands regulation and enforcement; ability to obtain State of Connecticut Certified Zoning Enforcement Officer credentials and complete the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Inland Wetlands Comprehensive Training Program within eighteen months.

Salary & Benefits: $60,000 – $65,000, salary to be commensurate with skills and experience.

To Apply: ONLY Civil Service Commission Applications will be considered.  Complete job description and application available from the office of Town Manager, 338 Main Street, Winsted, CT 06098 or  Please send application, resume, salary requirements and completed application to the Civil Service Commission, P. O. Box 41, Winsted, CT 06098 by July 31, 2015.  “TOWN PLANNER” must be clearly marked on the front of the envelope. Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Handicap Accessible Workplace.


Assistant Assessor – Winchester, CT
Post date: 7/7/2015
Close date: 7/31/2015

Summary: The Town of Winchester is seeking applications for a part-time Assistant Assessor. Preference given to an applicant who possesses a C.C.M.A. (Certified Connecticut Municipal Assessor), but will accept candidates with experience outlined in the job description who are willing to attend classes to achieve this certification as required by the job description. Complete job description and application available from the Town Manager’s Secretary in the Town Hall, 338 Main Street, Winsted, CT 06098 or online at

Salary & Benefits: $21.30/hour

To Apply:“Assistant Assessor” must be clearly marked on the front of the envelope.  Only Civil Service Applications will be considered and must be postmarked and mailed to the Civil Service Commission, P. O. Box 41, Winsted, CT 06098 no later than July 31, 2015.  Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action/Handicap Accessible Workplace.

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,, under Departments/Human Resources/Job Postings.




Out-of-State Employment

Principal Planner – Providence, RI
Post date: 7/23/2015
Close date: 8/6/2045

Summary: Under general supervision of the Deputy Director of Planning and Development or his/her  Designee, the Principal Planner performs responsible administrative, technical planning, and urban redevelopment work of a complex and professional nature in assisting the Deputy Director for Planning in the conduct of the department work program in all its phases; and related work as required. Work assignments are received from a superior and are usually general in nature and afford a certain amount of latitude in the exercise of independent judgment in planning work details and assigning work to subordinates. Work elements include writing, public speaking, and the use of various types of computer software and programs including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation, mapping, and graphic design. Work is reviewed in its broader aspects for compliance with the standards and principles of community planning.


  1. Master’s degree in planning from a college or university accredited by the American Planning Association and three (3) years experience in planning, or a Bachelor’s degree in Planning, urban affairs, or related field with five (5) years experience in planning.
  1. Certification from the American Institute of Certified Planners is desirable.
  1. Detailed and demonstrable knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques involved in city planning including, but not limited to, preparing capital governments, comprehensive plans, urban redevelopment programs, zoning ordinances and land development regulations; administering planning projects; assigning and supervising the work of technical staff; and giving presentations to technical groups on general planning and urban redevelopment matters.
  1. Ability to perform complex technical research and analysis, compile comprehensive reports and make recommendations for the practicable applications of findings.
  1. Experience in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Adobe Creative Suite.  Experience or interest in web design, graphic design, and ARC GIS is desirable.
  1. Ability to communicate effectively and courteously.
  1. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City officials and the general public.
  1. Must be able to perform all essential functions of the job.

To Apply: Applications for this position will be accepted until August 6, 2015. Please submit a resume and cover letter which clearly identifies the position. Place “Principal Planner Position” in subject line and send electronic submissions to All resumes must be accompanied by a salary history and application. Applications are available on the City’s website at:

Senior Planner: Conservation Officer/GIS Administrator – Hingham, MA
Post date: 7/22/2015
Close date: 8/14/2045

Summary: This position provides professional and diversified supervisory and managerial functions for the Conservation Department and serves as Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Administrator.  Work includes providing technical direction and staff report to the Conservation Commission, acting as liaison with regulatory agencies, explaining and enforcing laws and by-laws designed to conserve land and natural resources, supervising staff, conducting inspections and investigations, and performing a variety of administrative duties.   Work also includes responsibility for handling electronic submittals of mapping, helping to create a GIS System that meets the needs of all town users, identifying data sets, maintaining quality control protocols for data integrity, and guiding the ongoing maintenance of the system over time.

Qualifications: A candidate for this position should have a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Planning, Landscape Architecture, Biology, Hydrogeology, or similar field and more than five (5) years dealing with conservation issues, design professionals, land use planning, state and federal agencies, and complicated regulations or equivalent education and experience.  The employee must have completed substantial coursework and/or possess on the job experience with GIS.

A candidate for this position should have excellent knowledge and experience in, but not limited to, the State Rivers Acts, State Wetlands Protection Act, stewardship of open space, wetland delineation, and land management principles and practices.  A candidate must have the ability to interact effectively with the public, state and local officials and town boards, explain and interpret conservation laws and codes to the public and enforce such laws and codes.

Salary & Benefits: $72,049 – $90,776, regular full-time (35 hours/week)

To Apply: Send letter of interest and resume to Human Resources, 210 Central Street, Hingham, MA 02043. Email:

The Town of Hingham is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/D/V and does not discriminate based on race, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual preference or any other legally protected status.

Director of Real Estate – Providence, RI
Post date: 7/22/2015
Close date: Open until filled

Summary: The Director of Real Estate is accountable for the creation, implementation and administration of property acquisition and disposition programs administered by the Department for various city agencies. Working in cooperation with other Divisions in the Department and other city Departments, and the Providence Redevelopment Agency (PRA), the director of real estate will track property (tax title property, vacant and abandoned property and other properties) necessary to carry out city plans. The Director will determine how to acquire the property, using the various tools available to the city, in the most affordable and timely manner. The Director, working with staff, will prepare the property for development and market said property in a timely fashion. The Director of Real Estate is a core part of team working to implement the strategy to put into productive reuse the city’s vacant and abandoned buildings and repurpose and reuse vacant lots throughout the city.

Duties: The Director of Real Estate reports to the Director and works closely with the Executive Director of the PRA. In cooperation with other Departments undertakes studies and supervises operations in the acquisition and disposition of real property. Prepares all real estate data needed for the planning and execution of land acquisition activities. Directs the preparation of contracts for real estate appraisals, title examinations and documents related to condemnation proceeding. Prepares real estate acquisition and disposition appraisals and analyzes the appraisals of professional real estate appraisers. Conducts negotiations for the purchase, leasing, or disposition of real property. Prepares contracts for land use and marketability studies and analyzes same. Coordinates all real estate functions internally to assure compliance with the federal, state and city law. Prepares, processes and maintains records compiled in connection with property acquisition. Responsible and accountable for the confidentiality of all information. Performs any other assignments related to property acquisition. May also assist staff in the Community Development division analyzing underwriting and subsidy laying for affordable housing projects.

Qualifications: Minimum seven years’ experience in a professional real estate and administrative capacity, preferably in Government or related industry or in a related field of comparable complexity; working knowledge of real estate acquisition and sales; proven ability to work with non-profit groups and state agencies; ability to conceptualize and implement new programs; minimum of five years of staff supervision; excellent written and verbal communication skills. Bachelor’s degree in public administration, urban/community planning, real estate or related field (Masters preferred)

To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter which clearly identifies the position. Place “Director of Real Estate Position” in Subject line and send electronic submissions to

Human Resources
25 Dorrance Street
Providence, RI 02903


Staff Planner – Community Opportunities Group, Boston, MA
Post date: 7/20/2015
Close date: Open until filled

Summary: Dynamic, multidisciplinary planning and community development consulting firm seeks a highly motivated individual for a position in its planning division. Community Opportunities Group, Inc. has been providing consulting services to municipalities, nonprofit organizations, and private firms throughout New England since 1979. Community Opportunities Group, Inc. is a collegial, small-sized consulting firm of highly professional, committed individuals interested in developing effective strategies to respond to the community development problems our clients face.

The position’s responsibilities will include independent responsibility for smaller planning projects, as well as participating with other planning staff on larger scale, more complex projects, coordinating with sub-consultants, identifying and pursuing new work opportunities, assisting in preparing proposals for new work, developing project scopes, schedules and budgets, and attending client meetings. Typical subject areas of the firm’s planning work include comprehensive plans, land use and zoning studies, development impact reviews, and planning for open space, housing, downtown revitalization, and economic development. This position requires local (MA/CT/NH/RI) day travel on a regular basis (an auto is needed), and splits time between in-office and client field work. The position also requires occasional attendance at night meetings and a high comfort level with public meeting facilitation. The ideal candidate will have experience and interest in all of the described elements of the position, be able to handle multiple, diverse projects simultaneously, and be comfortable working both individually and as part of teams.

Qualifications: We are seeking a mid-level, certified planner. We will consider training an entry-level professional, subject to a suitable educational background and the goal to obtain AICP certification within six months. Experience in land use and zoning, urban design, and public participation, and working a knowledge of ArcView GIS and Adobe InDesign, PhotoShop, Sketch-up (or similar) and Illustrator will be highly valued. Superior verbal and written communication and analytical skills are essential.

To Apply: Interested individuals should forward their resumes with salary requirements/history and a writing sample (10 pages or less) to Ms. Mary Marquardo, Community Opportunities Group, Inc., 129 Kingston Street, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02111. Resumes can also be forwarded electronically to

Principal Planner/GIS Manager – Middletown, RI
Post date: 7/16/2015
Close date: 7/31/2015, 4:00 PM

Summary: The Principal Planner / GIS Manager is responsible for managing, organizing, coordinating and maintaining the Town of Middletown geographic information system (GIS), program and staff. This position also manages, prepares and administers planning related grant applications and serves as the Project Manager on various grant-funded and other related projects. The Principal Planner / GIS Manager assists the Director of Planning & Economic Development with administration and coordination of the overall Planning Department activities and the supervision of the Economic Development program and staff. Full Position Description and Employment Application area available here.

To Apply: Email employment application and resume to
Include Principal Planner/GIS Manager in the Subject Line of your email. Application period ends July 31, 2015 at 4:00 PM.

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 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:  EOE/AA.



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