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In-State Employment

Town Planner/Zoning Inspector – New Canaan
Post date: 9/26/2016
Close Date: Open until filled

Summary: The Town of New Canaan is seeking to hire a full time Town Planner/Zoning Inspector to plan, organize, conduct and supervise a planning and development program for the community. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, guiding the implementation of the Plan of Conservation and Development, interpreting and enforcing rules and regulations of the Planning & Zoning Commission, staff liaison to the Zoning Board of Appeals and Conservation Commission. The Town Planner/Zoning Inspector is required to exercise considerable independent judgment in administering and managing the town’s planning and development process and is responsible for maintaining and improving upon the efficiency and effectiveness of all areas under their direction and control.

Additional duties include, but are not limited to: preparation of regulation amendments, oversight of consultants related to complex application review, oversight of consultants in the preparation of planning studies, management and supervision of the town’s GIS.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in Planning, Community Development or related degree from an accredited college or program, seven years of experience in planning or community development and over three years of supervisory experience of planning and zoning staff. AICP (American Institute of Certified Planners) Certification preferred. The candidate must also possess strong communications skills and must be able to make public presentations and present to town bodies, such as the Board of Selectman and Town Council. In addition, the candidate is expected to interact and communicate with professionals in such fields as law, engineering, architecture and surveying. Grant writing experience a plus.

To Apply: Background investigation, employment reference check and pre-employment physical required. Equal opportunity employer. Complete the online application which can be found at www.newcanaan.info under Job Opportunities and attach a cover letter and resume with at least three references. The position will be filled as soon as a qualified candidate is selected. Salary is dependent on qualifications.

Land Use Assistant/ Planning Office – Ellington
Post date: 9/23/2016
Close Date: 10/7/2016

Summary: Performs administrative and technical office work at a skilled and responsible level for the Town Planner and coordinates services of a responsible nature for the various Land Use Commissions. Performs recording secretary tasks and must attend evening meetings as assigned

Salary: hourly wage of $58,000 to $61,200; full-time union position; 35 hours/ week

To Apply: Visit www.ellington-ct.gov to see complete job description and required qualifications and to apply online or to download an application; include a cover letter and resume with the application.

 

Town Planner – Woodbury
Post date: 9/14/2016
Close Date: 10/5/2016

Summary: Works under the supervision of the First Selectman and adheres to the policies of the regulatory land-use agencies – Zoning Commission, Planning Commission, Inland Wetlands Agency, Historic District Commission, and Zoning Board of Appeals.  Coordinates and administers the land use regulatory process; maintains necessary plans and mechanisms to guide the appropriate development of the Town; performs managerial duties related to staff and budget.  Provides supervision and delegates work responsibilities to the Enforcement Officer, and administrative staff.

Qualifications: A post-graduate degree in planning, or closely related field, and three years of municipal, regional, or State planning experience or equivalent or an undergraduate degree in planning or closely related field and 8 years of experience. American Institute of Certified Planners certification is required. Competency with typical office computer software and experience with GIS software is required.

Salary: $58,000 to $61,200 based on experience; 35 hour work week

To Apply: A detailed job description and job application can be found at www.woodburyct.org. Interested applicants should submit resume and job application no later than October 5, 2016 to: Town of Woodbury, Attn: Sarah Wirtes, 281 Main Street South, Woodbury, CT  06798

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Director of Planning, Conservation, & Development – Middletown, CT
Post date: 8/30/2016; Updated 9/14/2016
Close Date: 9/28/2016; 4:30pm

Summary: Under director of the Mayor of the City of Middletown, the purpose of this position is to direct, plan and organize comprehensive planning, conservation and economic and community development programs for the City to include the functional areas of land use, economic growth, housing, transportation, environmental protection, community development, neighborhood revitalization and related municipal planning and development areas.  Complete job description here.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in City, Urban or Regional Planning, Public Administration, Economics or a related field with Master’s-level coursework in the field—Master’s degree preferred—with five years of urban planning/conservation/development experience, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities. Position requires certification as a Planner by the American Institute of Certified Planners and the possession of a valid driver’s license. Successful applicants must be able to demonstrate that they meet the above listed training and experience requirements, as stated on the application form, or application may be rejected. (Copy of required license must be attached to application).

Salary: $85,197 – $126,090

To Apply: Complete job description and application forms  may be obtained in the Human Resources Division, Room 206, Middletown Municipal Building, 245 deKoven Drive, Middletown, Connecticut 06457; or, applications can be printed from our website at www.cityofmiddletown.com. Click on Employment.  (Faxed or e-mailed applications are not accepted.)  Incomplete applications or resumes submitted without the completed application form will not be considered.  EO/AA

Planning Assistant/Zoning Enforcement Officer- Killingly, CT
Post date: 9/1/2016
Close Date: 9/23/2016, 12:00 Noon

Summary: The Town of Killingly seeks qualified applicants for the position of Planning Assistant/Zoning Enforcement Officer, assigned to the Town’s Planning & Development Department.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the comprehensive inspection and investigation program used to assure residential, commercial and other property comply with the Zoning Regulations of the Town and with related Town ordinances and State Statutes.  Serves as principal staff to the Zoning Board of Appeals, and other boards as assigned requiring attendance at night meetings. For more details visit http://www.killingly.org/employment-opportunities-applications.

Qualifications: 2-year degree or a high school diploma with 4 years of specialized experience in planning and zoning, land development or related field.  A working knowledge of regulations, ordinances and statutes affecting planning and zoning matters.  College degree or specialized training in planning / zoning preferred.  Have the ability to become certified as a zoning enforcement officer through CAZEO; and have ability to become certified through the Municipal Inland Wetlands Agency Comprehensive Training Program through DEEP.  GIS and permitting software experience preferred.  The ability to write clear and concise investigative reports and hold a valid motor vehicle operator’s license is also required.  Candidate must possess excellent customer service skills.

To Apply: If interested, applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, and application for employment to the Town Manager’s Office before 12:00 NOON on Friday, September 23, 2016.

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.

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.

 

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

 

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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