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Regional Planner – Environmental – Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments, CT
Post date: 3/24/2015
Close date: Open until filled

Summary: The Regional Planner – Environmental will support lead planning staff in a wide range of regional environmental activities and planning studies, such as natural hazard mitigation, Brownfields reclamation, trails and greenways development, conservation and watershed management, and climate resiliency planning. Duties include but are not limited to assisting in the creation and maintenance of databases for the NVCOG’s geographic information systems, organizing project bids, scheduling meetings and conferences, drafting articles, reports, and correspondence, and creating presentations. Click here for a full job description.

Qualifications: The Regional Planner – Environmental will work with the operation and implementation of the region’s Brownfields Partnership; knowledge and experience in brownfield mitigation and program implementation is preferred. A Bachelor’s degree in environmental studies, natural resource management, planning, engineering, or a related field is required. Knowledge of GIS systems is essential. Some professional work experience is preferred.

Salary & Benefits: $35,000 to $40,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits include health, dental, and retirement.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, references and representative examples of your relevant work and writing to Mark C. Nielsen, Director of Planning, NVCOG at: jobs@nvcogct.org. The NVCOG is an equal opportunity employer. The NVCOG reserves the right to accept in lieu of specific qualifications any combination of training and work experience that in its opinion demonstrates the experience, knowledge and ability to perform the duties. Applications will be kept in confidence until interviews are completed. Reference and additional supporting documents may be requested from the applicant if the NVCOG decides to advance their application.

Municipal Shared Services Coordinator – Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments, CT
Post date: 3/24/2015
Close date: Open until filled

Summary: The Municipal Shared Services Coordinator will serve as the lead staff to standing committees and liaison to officials, consultants, and vendors related to the region’s Municipal Shared Service program. Responsibilities include managing the development of new projects, coordinating cooperative purchasing for municipalities, boards of education, and government agencies, facilitating shared services projects and applications. Click here for a full job description.

Qualifications: Experience with cooperative bid processes, contract negotiation, purchasing policies, project development, and research methods and data analysis is essential. A Master’s degree in public policy, public administration, political science, or a closely related field and five years’ experience are preferred. An equivalent combination of training, education, and work experience may be substituted.

Salary & Benefits: $60,000 to $85,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits include health, dental, and retirement.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, references and representative examples of your relevant work and writing to Mark C. Nielsen, Director of Planning, NVCOG at: jobs@nvcogct.org. The NVCOG is an equal opportunity employer. The NVCOG reserves the right to accept in lieu of specific qualifications any combination of training and work experience that in its opinion demonstrates the experience, knowledge and ability to perform the duties. Applications will be kept in confidence until interviews are completed. Reference and additional supporting documents may be requested from the applicant if the NVCOG decides to advance their application.

Senior Transportation Planner II – Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments, CT
Post date: 3/24/2015
Close date: Open until filled

Summary: The Senior Transportation Planner II will be responsible for managing the core transportation and Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) activities, planning studies, projects, the Surface Transportation Program, transit planning activities and studies, among other duties. The planner will serve as the liaison between NVCOG member municipalities and the Connecticut Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration. Click here for more information.

Qualifications: Experience with transportation, transit, bicycle and pedestrian issues, plans and programs, managing transportation planning studies and projects and supervising planning staff is essential. A Master’s degree in transportation planning, urban planning, civil or traffic engineering, or a related field and five years of experience are preferred. An equivalent combination of training, education, and work experience may be substituted.

Salary & Benefits: $60,000 to $85,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits include health, dental, and retirement.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, references and representative examples of your relevant work and writing to Mark C. Nielsen, Director of Planning, NVCOG at: jobs@nvcogct.org. The NVCOG is an equal opportunity employer. The NVCOG reserves the right to accept in lieu of specific qualifications any combination of training and work experience that in its opinion demonstrates the experience, knowledge and ability to perform the duties. Applications will be kept in confidence until interviews are completed. Reference and additional supporting documents may be requested from the applicant if the NVCOG decides to advance their application.

Senior/Principal Traffic Engineer – Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments, CT
Post date: 3/24/2015
Close date: Open until filled

Summary: The Senior/Principal Traffic Engineer will provide transportation and traffic engineering technical assistance to NVCOG’s member municipalities. Duties include: assessment of traffic and highway operations on key corridors and intersections, evaluating high accident locations, developing highway capital improvement project concept plans, and reviewing preliminary engineering design plans. Click here for a full job description.

Qualifications: Knowledge and understanding of federal funding programs and Connecticut Department of Transportation policies and procedures is essential. The appropriate candidate must have experience in Project Management, specifically the supervision of consultant design engineers. A Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, transportation, civil or traffic engineering or a related field is required. Experience with CAD, AutoCAD, traffic simulation software (Synchro, TranPlan, TransCAD, HCS) or similar software is preferred. Engineer in Training or Professional Engineering license is preferred.

Salary & Benefits: $60,000 to $85,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits include health, dental, and retirement.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, references and representative examples of your relevant work and writing to Mark C. Nielsen, Director of Planning, NVCOG at: jobs@nvcogct.org. The NVCOG is an equal opportunity employer. The NVCOG reserves the right to accept in lieu of specific qualifications any combination of training and work experience that in its opinion demonstrates the experience, knowledge and ability to perform the duties. Applications will be kept in confidence until interviews are completed. Reference and additional supporting documents may be requested from the applicant if the NVCOG decides to advance their application.

Director of Planning and Community Development – Avon, CT
Post date: 3/23/2015
Close date: 4/10/2015, 4:30 PM

Summary: The Town of Avon is seeking an experienced Planning and Land Use professional to join the Town’s management team as Director of Planning and Community Development. The successful candidate will be a dedicated, positive, effective team player with a demonstrated track record of successful municipal Planning and Land Use experience. The Director will report to the Town Manager as part of the organization’s highly effective, experienced and successful management team. Details on the position can be found here.

To Apply: Application for Employment (under job opportunities at www.avonct.gov) must be completed and returned with a resume and copy of your Master’s Degree by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 10, 2015, to:
William F. Vernile
Director of Human Resources
60 West Main Street
Avon, CT 06001

Assistant Zoning Inspector – New Canaan, CT
Post date: 3/17/2015
Close date: Open until filled

Summary: The Town of New Canaan is seeking to hire a full-time Assistant Zoning Inspector. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 1) interpreting and enforcing zoning regulations; 2) reviewing project development site plans and applying the applicable regulatory standards; 3) performing field inspections; and 4) meeting with contractors, homeowners and project professionals during the permitting process.

Qualifications: 

•  Ability to read and interpret complex plans, specifications and technical studies/reports.
•  Knowledge of municipal zoning and subdivision practices.
•  Knowledge of procedures, practices and methods of conducting inspections and investigations.
•  Applicant shall also possess strong written and verbal communications skills and be a proficient user of Microsoft Office products.
•  CAZEO membership and CZEO certification are plus’s or must be obtained within one year from the date of eligibility to qualify for membership and certification.
•  Familiarity with GIS is also a plus.
•  Valid CT driver’s license is required.

To Apply: The position will be filled as soon as a qualified candidate is selected. Salary is dependent on qualifications. If interested, please send resume to Cheryl Jones, Human Resources Manager at 77 Main Street, New Canaan, CT, 06840. Telephone: (203) 594-3108. The Town of New Canaan is an equal opportunity employer.

Regional Mobility Manager – The Kennedy Center, Inc.,  Trumbull, CT
Post date: 3/17/2015
Close date: Open until filled

Summary: 

• Provide outreach, information, education to people with disabilities, senior citizens, veterans, human service professionals and other populations in southwest Connecticut including municipalities along the coast from Greenwich to Milford and into the Valley Region.
• Create a variety of original materials/curriculum to educate and disseminate transportation related information to target populations and raise awareness of the Mobility Management project.
• Plan and conduct outreach events to target populations throughout southwest CT.
• Research all available transportation resources (public and private) that could be utilized by people with disabilities and/or senior citizens residing and/or working in the region to update an existing transportation Guidebook and program website.
• In collaboration with the Steering Committee, develop a plan to distribute collected information to target populations.
• Perform a continuous gap analysis for the region and identify realistic solutions to fill the gaps faced by the target populations.
• Expand the program’s network and market resources to all transit districts, human service agencies, local governments, regional planning agencies, non-profit agencies and others.
• Seek out and apply for funding opportunities to expand the mission of the program to provide accessible transportation service for seniors and people with disabilities throughout the service area.

Qualifications: 

• Bachelors Degree in Human Services, Rehabilitation, Psychology, Social Work or Transportation Planning or related field.
• Two years experience working with people with disabilities, veterans and/or senior citizens preferably in community education/outreach programs. Experience working with transportation providers preferred.
• Must have knowledge of social science research methods and statistics.
• Bi-lingual in Spanish strongly preferred.
• Valid Drivers License.
• You are required to be in possession of a car on site during your entire shift to transport yourself and/or consumers to community sites in all weather conditions and throughout all neighborhoods.
• Depending upon assignment, must be able to work in a variety of settings, weather conditions and locations.
• Must have knowledge of internet-based social media, web design, and design/publishing software programs as well as Microsoft Word, Access and Excel.

Salary & Benefits: $45,000 for a 37.5 hour work week, Monday – Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Flexibility required.

To Apply: Please email a Letter of Interest and resume to hr@kennedyctr.org. Project website for more information is www.knowhowtogoct.org.

Administrative & Planning Assistant – Northwest Hills Council of Governments, Goshen, CT
Post date: 3/6/2015
Close date: 3/25/2015

Summary: The Northwest Hills Council of Governments, a service coordinating and regional planning organization serving 21 municipalities, is seeking a motivated, responsible, energetic individual for the position of Administrative & Planning Assistant. This position will assist the Office Manager with daily office operations, assist the Community & Economic Development Director with coordinating outreach and data collection on planning projects, and assist the Executive Director with service coordination projects. Duties will include, but are not limited to, the following activities:
• Provides staff support to Executive Director and Community & Economic Development Director
• Collects and summarizes demographic, economic, and land use data and information to be used in the development, update, and implementation of regional and local Plans of Conservation & Development
• Assists with payroll and financial bookkeeping
• Prepares quarterly financial and equal employment opportunity reports
• Administers the regional Fuel Bank and Prescription Assistance programs
• Coordinates meeting events and supplies as needed

Qualifications: A successful candidate for the position will demonstrate the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

• Excellent interface skills with staff and member towns
• Ability to work independently
• Fluency in Microsoft Word and Excel
• Two or more years experience providing staff support in an office environment preferred.
• Associates degree in financial management required or Bachelor’s degree in a land use planning related field including geography, community, or economic development.
• Experience using QuickBooks and/or Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or mapping software would be a plus.

Salary & Benefits: The salary range for the position is $35,000 – $40,000 per year for a 30-hour work week. Medical and other employee benefits are offered.

To Apply: Applicants must supply a cover letter and full resume including relevant experience, education, and the names and contact information for three references. Please send application to the attention of Rick Lynn, Executive Director, via email at rlynn@northwesthillscog.org by March 25, 2015.

Out-of-State Employment

Principal Planner – Town of Weymouth, MA
Post date: 3/25/2015
Close date: 4/14/2015

Summary: The Town of Weymouth has a challenging opportunity for a Principal Planner. Working under the administrative direction of the Director of Planning and Community Development and in accordance with State and local laws and regulations, the Principal Planner will administer the land use policies of the town, in the form of subdivision, special permits, site plan review and specific planning studies. Administers subdivision rules and regulations, including processing of applications, conducting site reviews, coordinating town agencies’ comments, making recommendation, preparing of conditions, developing construction cost estimates, and monitoring construction progress. Researches and drafts any necessary rules, regulations and ordinances pertaining to land use issues. Administers zoning special permit and variance application process; including agenda preparation and application review for the Board of Zoning Appeals, or by the direction of the Director of Planning and Community Development, and makes recommendations. Prepares and maintains planning studies. Prepares grant applications to State and federal agencies. Assists with and/or coordinates individual projects implemented by the town chief staff person to Planning Board for development of the Capital Improvement Plan. Assists the public with land use applications and permit questions.

Qualifications: In order to be considered, the candidates must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Public Administration, Urban Studies or related field and four years of experience in municipal Planning, or a related field; Master’s Degree in planning and A.I.C.P. certification desirable; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Salary & Benefits: The salary range for this position is $66, 419.41 to $81,861.15.

To Apply: Interested candidates should forward their resume along with a cover letter to: Human Resources, Town of Weymouth, 75 Middle Street, Weymouth, MA 02189 Attn: Principal Planner Search. No later than Tuesday April 14, 2015.

The Town of Weymouth is an EEO/AA employer.

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