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In-State Employment

Economic Development Director – Town of Windham, CT

Post Date: 12/16/2014
Close Date: 1/5/2014

Summary: The Town of Windham seeks qualified applicants for the position of Economic Development Director. Position is responsible for planning, directing and overseeing activities for the Economic Development Commission and the Town Council. Must work closely with the Planning, Zoning and Conservation and Open Space Commissions. Also works cooperatively with the Windham Building, Zoning and Planning Officials. In addition to working in close partnership with Windham’s business, political, and corporate community, the Economic Development Director also works with other agencies such as the Chamber of Commerce and City, State and Federal officials and agencies.

Responsibilities: Representing the Town in federal, state and regional efforts to promote community and economic development in Windham; providing an effective and rational system of land use and building management and controls; overseeing development and implementation of an Economic Development Master Plan addressing needs and promoting growth of the community; overseeing land use, environmental and long-range physical planning; developing divisional operating plans, budgets and objectives.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred, in Business Management, Marketing, Urban Planning, Real Estate or related field. Five to seven years of prior experience in economic development with strong organizational skills, and the ability to be a strong leader in a collaborative work environment. Position requires superior writing and oral skills and the ability to manage a large number of tasks and projects simultaneously. Experience in grant writing highly preferred.

Salary & Benefits: Hiring salary range is $65,429 – $79,168, equivalent with experience.

To Apply: Submit cover letter, resume, and application to the Town of Windham, Town Manager’s Office, 979 Main Street, Willimantic, CT by Monday, January 5, 2014.

Assistant Planner – Town of Canton, CT

Post Date: 12/15/2014
Close Date: 1/6/2015, at 4:30 p.m.

Summary: The Town of Canton Land Use Office seeks qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Planner. The Assistant Planner works under the general direction of the Director of Planning and Community Development and is responsible for processing, coordinating and analyzing land use applications, providing input on long range planning decisions and enforcing land use regulations including subdivision, zoning, and wetlands. GIS experience is preferred.

Responsibilities: This is a professional planning position that requires an individual to work with independence and limited supervision. This position involves extensive public contact and technical review of development-related applications.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience: Skills and knowledge required would generally be acquired with a Master’s Degree from a recognized college or university in urban planning, land use planning or closely related field plus accumulated experience in municipal land use planning; OR a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution in urban planning or related field with a minimum of three (3) years of increasingly responsible work experience in municipal land use planning.  Wetlands Agent designation, CAZEO certification, GIS Certification, and/or AICP certification is preferred but not required.

Salary: Salary range is $52,000 to $68,000.

To Apply: Applications must be received by Tuesday, January 6th at 4:30 p.m. to Town of Canton, 4 Market Street, Collinsville, CT 06013. Attention: Robert Skinner. EOE

Assistant Director – Upper Albany Main Street, Hartford, CT

Post Date: 11/20/2014
Close Date: Open until filled

Summary: The Assistant Director will report directly to the Executive Director of Upper Albany Main Street and will assist in the coordination and execution of programs and the operations of the organization in an effort to preserve, promote and revitalize the Upper Albany neighborhood in Hartford.  The Assistant Director is required to understand the organization and its various functions in order to provide such meaningful support.

Responsibilities:

  • Assists the Executive Director with the direction and execution of all Upper Albany Main Street Programs including; the Micro Business Incubator Program, Façade Improvement Program, Streetscape and Beautification Initiatives, and Crime Prevention.
  • Supervises and evaluates Graduate Assistants and Interns assigned to Upper Albany Main Street Programs. Assists University faculty in the coordination of students, recruitment of business owners, and supervision of interns participating in the Micro Business Incubator Program.
  • Assists in the development of appropriate intake forms, internal documents, files, and other materials necessary to implement Façade Improvement Program.
  • Assists the Executive Director with financial analysis, budgeting and preparation of reports to all funding sources.
  • Provides administrative event and project management support to a wide range of activities that including but not limited to :
    • All Board and committee meetings and the specific needs of Upper Albany Main Street’s areas of focus:
    • Business, Economic and Community Development, Code Enforcement, Crime Prevention/Community Policing and Beautification.
    • The Upper Albany Development Corporation
    • The Upper Albany Merchants’ Association
    • Serves on several Upper Albany Main Street committees as necessary and appropriate.
  • Researches and identifies appropriate funding opportunities. Assists in preparation and submission of grant proposals.
  • Manages fundraising and execution of the Signature Event and development of other promotional events geared to increase the membership of the Upper Albany Merchants Association.
  • Cultivates and maintains an effective working relationship with small business owners, entrepreneurs, residents, and community stakeholders to ensure the Upper Albany Main Street Programs are portrayed in the most positive manner

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Technical Skills
    • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced multi-disciplined environment with a variety of working styles. Must be able to anticipate, adjust to, and prioritize a large volume of requests from faculty, stakeholders and constituents.
    • Knowledge of budget development/ analysis and management
    • Responsible for orienting and training others, assigning and reviewing their work.
    • Requires regular contact with persons of importance and influence. Involves considerable tact, in gaining the cooperation of others. Requires the handling of complex situations.
    • Expertise in Microsoft Office Suite Version 2007 and later with a strong emphasis on advanced Word, Excel and Power Point.
  • Competency Requirements
    • Accuracy, attention to detail and exceptional follow through
    • Skill in both verbal and written communication. Problem solving and sound decision-making required.
    • Ability to collaborate effectively and enthusiastically across the organization and among various constituencies.
    • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
    • Flexibility in handling multiple assignments.  Excellent prioritization skills.
    • Knowledge of state and city government, community based organizations, and merchant association’s principles and practices.
    • Positive and enthusiastic attitude that reflects respect for colleagues, investors and others.
    • Ability to work effectively with diverse groups.
  • General Experience
    • Bachelor’s Degree required.
    • Three to Five (3-5) years of relevant administrative experience with either a not for profit organization or a private company.
    • Community Development experience desired.

To Apply: Qualified applicants should send, by email, a cover letter, resume, and references to risi@hartford.edu. No phone calls, please. Upper Albany Main Street is an equal opportunity employer.

Senior Transportation Planner/Engineer – Greater Bridgeport Regional Council, Bridgeport, CT

Post Date: 10/16/2014
Close Date: Open until filled

Summary: The Greater Bridgeport Regional Council (GBRC), 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 Senior Transportation Planner/ Engineer. Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the position of Senior Transportation Planner/ Engineer performs high quality professional and technical work involving the administration, advanced research and analysis, and presentation of information and recommendations on long-range transportation planning and related issues.

Essential Duties:

  • Support development of the Long Range Transportation Plan, and Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
  • Develop short- and long-range work plans, procedures, and schedules.
  • Review local project proposals, designs, and plan documentation.
  • Project management and contract administration
  • Assist with development of work programs
  • Develop project work scopes, schedules, and budgets
  • Attend meetings, conferences, workshops, and training sessions determined by supervisor.
  • Assist with regional land use, conservation, natural hazard mitigation and economic development planning projects as necessary.

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 5 years 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 TransCAD/Synchro is preferred. This is a full-time position, with benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience.

To Apply: Please mail or email letter of interest, resume, salary requirements, and pertinent work experience to:

Brian Bidolli, Executive Director
Greater Bridgeport Regional Council
525 Water Street, Suite 1
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Email: info@gbrct.org

No phone calls please.

Transportation Planner – Greater Bridgeport Regional Council, Bridgeport, CT

Post Date: 10/16/2014
Close Date: Open until filled

Summary: The Greater Bridgeport Regional Council (GBRC), 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.

Essential Duties:

  • Assist with the preparation of the Regional Plan of Conservation and Development, Regional Transit-Oriented Development Strategy and Long Range Transportation Plan;
  • Prepare and manage transportation/corridor and transit oriented development plans;
  • Facilitate public outreach/participation/education for various initiatives;
  • Develop short- and long-range work plans, procedures, budgets and schedules;
  • Attend meetings, conferences, workshops, and training sessions determined by supervisor; and
  • Assist with regional land use, conservation, natural hazard mitigation and economic development planning projects as necessary.

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. This is a full-time position, with benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience.

To Apply: Please mail or email letter of interest, resume, salary requirements, and pertinent work experience to:

Brian Bidolli, Executive Director
Greater Bridgeport Regional Council
525 Water Street, Suite 1
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Email: info@gbrct.org

No phone calls please.

Regional Planner/Senior Planner – Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments, Waterbury, CT

Post Date: 10/06/2014
Close Date: Open until filled

Summary: COGCNV is in the process of consolidating operations with Valley COG and forming a new Naugatuck Valley COG that will serve a 19 municipality region. NVCOG will assume COGCNV responsibilities and staff on January 1, 2015.

Description: The Council of Governments of the Central Naugatuck Valley, a regional planning organization serving the greater Waterbury, CT, area (pop. 288,000), is seeking a self-motivated, clear-thinking individual to develop plans, studies, and facilitate regional services under the COG’s regional planning and transportation planning programs.

Qualifications: Experience in transportation planning, economic development, regional services, and grant writing is desired. Position may also include work in environmental planning and emergency planning. Excellent analytical, report writing, and communication abilities are essential. GIS, data visualization, and/or graphic design capabilities are desirable. Regional Planner position requires a Master’s degree in city or regional planning or related field and one year of planning experience (three years for Senior Planner), or a Bachelor’s degree in city or regional planning or related field and three years (five years for Senior Planner) of planning experience. Valid driver’s license and own transportation also required. EOE.

Compensation: Starting salary $42,000–$46,000 / $48,000–$55,000 depending on qualifications.

To Apply: Send resume to Executive Director, Council of Governments of the Central Naugatuck Valley, 49 Leavenworth Street, Suite 303, Waterbury, CT 06702. Email: lrizzo@cogcnv.org (Include Regional Planner Position or Senior Planner Position in the Subject).

 

Out-of-State Employment

Marine Research Associate III – University of Rhode Island, RI

Post Date: 12/15/2014
Close Date: 01/02/2015

Summary: Responsible for providing substantial technical and research support for the Coastal Resource Center’s (CRC) national, regional and local coastal and watershed management efforts. Position is full-time and is limited to 11-28-2015, with extension contingent on funding.

To Apply: Visit the URI jobs website at: https://jobs.uri.edu to apply and view complete details for job posting # (6001699). Please attach (PDF) the following 3 documents to your electronic application: (#1) cover letter, (#2) resume which includes the names and contact information for three references, and (#3) a 5-page writing sample. Applications will close January 2, 2015. Only online applications will be accepted. The University of Rhode Island is an AA/EEOD employer. Women, persons of color, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and other protected groups members are encouraged to apply.

Manager, Land Use and Community Planning Training Program – GrowSmartRI, Providence, RI

Summary: Reporting to the Grow Smart Rhode Island Executive Director, the Training Manager will be responsible for the direction of Grow Smart’s award-winning training program and for expanding the organization’s efforts to respond to municipal needs for training and technical assistance.

Background: Since 2001, we have partnered with a number of other organizations and agencies that share a commitment to the principles of smart growth and sustainable community development.  The various partners, known as the Grow Smart Land Use Training Collaborative, work individually and collaboratively to develop and present workshops and training programs that address the need for affordable and consistent training for the municipal staff, boards and commissions responsible for land use planning in Rhode Island on a wide range of topics.  By partnering together, Collaborative members maximize their collective resources and bring a range of outlooks and expertise to workshop development, thereby ensuring that the programs present a balanced, comprehensive approach to land use issues.

Since late 2001, the Land Use Training Collaborative has developed and delivered more than 35 different workshops to about 3,000 attendees. Workshops offered have included both how-to sessions on conducting land-use reviews and writing decisions and programs about specific strategies related to mixed-use development, local economic development, affordable housing, conservation development and Complete Streets design. Many of the workshops are geared for municipal staff, boards and commissions;  some are developed for community design and development professionals and for interested members of the public.  Most workshops are led on a pro bono basis by land use attorneys, planners and design professionals.

Responsibilities:

  1. Manage GrowSmart Rhode Island’s Training ProgramDevelop training program annual work plan and work with Executive Director and other staff to coordinate with Grow Smart’s annual overall organizational work plan
    • Develop annual training budget and work with Executive Director, development staff/consultant and Board Development Committee to secure required funding
    • Develop and deliver new workshops and materials designed to advance the goals and desired results of GrowSmart RI’s Strategic Plan, working in conjunction with other Grow Smart staff, paid consultants and/or pro-bono professionals and partners in the Land Use Training Collaborative.
    • Market training workshops to targeted audiences
    • Implement training program evaluation plan and prepare evaluation reports
    • Expand and maintain the training pages on Grow Smart’s website
    • Maintain communications with similar training programs in neighboring states and seek opportunities for collaboration/synergy
    • Maintain close working relationships with RI-APA and the RI Division of Planning
  2. With partners, explore innovative ways to assist municipalities in building planning capacity
  3. Coordinate the collaborative work of the Land Use Training Collaborative partnersOrganize and facilitate approximately 2-3 meetings per year of LUTC members
    • Collect data about current training and prepare reports
    • Coordinate joint applications for funding by LUTC partners
    • Explore fees and other funding mechanisms for training
    • Investigate innovative training techniques and share findings with LUTC members
    • Schedule professional development programs for LUTC members

Qualifications: Ideal candidate will be experienced in developing, delivering and evaluating adult training programs and have some knowledge of community planning, land use and related topics. Marketing experience highly desirable.  Must be highly organized and have strong leadership ability.  Flexibility and strong team attitude absolutely essential. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Desktop Publisher and Constant Contact. Must be able to attend evening training programs.  Physical ability to lift boxes of training notebooks and other materials.  Car required (mileage reimbursed.)

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Grow Smart Rhode Island is an equal opportunity employer.

To Apply: Please email cover letter and resume to ldenomme@growsmartri.org by December 15, 2014 or send cover letter and resume to:

Leslie Denomme
Grow Smart Rhode Island
235 Promenade Street, Suite 550
Providence, RI 02908

Community Planner – Frederick P. Clark Associates, Inc., Rye, NY

Post Date: 9/19/2014
Close Date: Open until filled

Summary: Frederick P. Clark Associates, a 64-year old, leading Westchester County consulting firm is seeking a Community Planner to work in a dynamic and enriching environment. The firm’s land use and environmental consulting work consists primarily of providing on-going services to its many long-standing client communities. These services include but are not limited to development application and EIS review; the drafting of comprehensive plans and zoning laws; the preparation of specialized regulations such as tree, steep slope and wetland preservation laws; the preparation of sophisticated residential bulk regulations; GIS projects, etc.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have:
* A minimum of three to five years of experience as a professional planner.
* A Bachelor’s and/or Master’s Degree in land use planning, landscape architecture or a related field. Membership in the AICP is desirable.
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and be computer literate.
* The flexibility to work independently and as part of a team.
* A car for fieldwork and out-of-office meetings.
* GIS, wetland delineation and/or design skills (desirable).

To Apply: Clark Associates offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please submit your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to ajacobs@fpclark.com.

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