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Transportation Assistant District Engineer – Connecticut Bureau of Engineering and Construction
Post date: 10/2/2015
Close date: 10/9/2015

Summary: There are two Transportation Assistant District Engineer positions available in the Bureau of Engineering and Construction, Office of Construction, in District 2 Norwich, and District 4, Thomaston. This interview process may be used to fill Transportation Assistant District Engineer positions statewide within the next 12 months. The Assistant District Engineer is accountable for assisting a District Engineer with directing the construction engineering activities in a district office as follows:  Direction of staff and field operation activities of the district, coordination of highway surveys, supervision of consultant engineering contracts relative to construction engineering and inspection, makes recommendation of specific design changes during construction, assists with formulation of program goals and objectives, interprets and executes pertinent laws, trains and evaluates staff, maintains contacts with town officials, legislators, the public, media representatives and contractors, settles or assists with settlement of controversies and disputes, represents the Department at public hearings regarding transportation projects, oversees and manages Department and contractor work necessary for a DOT mega-project ensuring all specifications are met, funding is monitored, and directs all interactions with contractors; performs related duties as required.

Qualifications: This position requires active Professional Engineer (PE) licensure from the State of Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection State Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors consistent with C.G.S.§20-302. Considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of relevant State and Federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering as applied to construction of transportation infrastructure projects; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; supervisory ability. Nine (9) years of professional experience in the planning and execution of complex transportation engineering projects. Special Experience:  Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory capacity with responsibility for the planning and conduct of complex transportation engineering projects.

Salary & Benefits: Salary grade MP-69 ($101,558 – $138,477), 40 hours per week

To Apply: Submit a cover letter which details your interest and suitability for the position, resume, application (State of Connecticut Application for Examination or Employment Form CT-HR-12), and copies of last two performance appraisals received (State employees only) to:

Department of Transportation
Bureau of Engineering and Construction
Office of Construction
2800 Berlin Turnpike
Attn: Ms. Kimberly Breton
Newington, CT  06111

Applications forms are available at:


Executive Director – Connecticut Resource Conservation & Development Council
Post date: 9/29/2015
Close date: Open until filled

Summary: The Connecticut Resource Conservation & Development Area, Inc. (RC&D), a small, statewide project-driven community development nonprofit agency is seeking a dynamic professional to lead the organization as its first Executive Director. The RC&D has been in transition for the past several years, and recently completed a merger of two regional organizations to take on a state-wide scope. The RC&D has a long track record of developing and delivering successful conservation, economic development, and agriculture programs to Connecticut’s communities. We have a talented board, skilled and committed staff, and the opportunity for significant growth. The right leader will help complete this puzzle and move the organization into the future.

Following are key elements to the Executive Director position: Strategic vision and leadership, community engagement and high-impact fundraising, and financial organizational management.

Qualifications: Senior level management experience in a non-profit, community development, governmental, or quasi-governmental organization. Extensive background in natural resource management, conservation, agriculture, planning, community development, or related fields. Demonstrated track record working collaboratively with multiple partners and government agencies. Enthusiastic, creative leader with ability to forge flexible partnerships, undertake a variety of tasks, and focus on project delivery. Successful grant writing, knowledge of Federal and CT grant writing / procurement process, and fundraising skills. Demonstrated ability to envision and bring new projects to life. Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written. High level of personal and professional integrity and ethics.

Salary & Benefits: Salary & benefits are negotiable and will be commensurate with candidate’s experience and qualifications.

To Apply: Please submit letter of interest and statement of qualifications/résumé to:
CT RC&D Director Search, Responses will be accepted until position is filled, but interviews are expected to begin in late October, 2015.

Planning Director – Colchester, CT
Post date: 9/28/2015
Close date: 10/9/2015

Summary: The Town of Colchester seeks applications from qualified individuals for the position of Town Planner. Now is a great time to pick up the tools and advance with the development of Colchester, which has a freshly minted Plan of Conservation and Development, new zoning regulations, and several major projects completed. Be a part of the team to shape and guide the next phase of growth. This position is responsible for the development and administration of a major department of the town including wetlands, zoning, and building.  This position requires considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of land use, planning, zoning enforcement, grants administration, economic development, agriculture, historic resources, GIS administration, open space conservation, agriculture and the building office. Attendance at night meetings required.

Qualifications: Position requires a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning or closely related field.  Five years’ experience in municipal planning, including administrative and supervisory expertise preferred.  Certification as Planner by the AICP is preferred. Excellent communication skills and ability to work effectively with public officials, other agencies, and the public essential. Salary commensurate with experience.

To Apply: All applicants must submit a completed Town of Colchester Employment application (available at, cover letter and resume to, First Selectman, Attn: Tricia Dean, 127 Norwich Ave, Suite 201, Colchester, CT 06415. Deadline for applications is 10/9/2015. EOE/AA

Land Use Planner – Trumbull, CT
Post date: 9/28/2015
Close date: Open until filled

Summary: “Hey Planners – did that awesome SNEAPA conference get you re-inspired to work on a variety of land use issues, from redevelopment to conservation acquisition to progressive regulations to “love notes” and beautification?  Did you find yourself wishing for a more nimble, more exciting place to work with the budgetary funding to actually complete those cool planning projects?  Or maybe you want to step up from junior planner to lead dog?  If this describes you or someone you know, check out our opening in Trumbull.  We’re MUCH more than a bedroom community.  I was planner for 3 years and took over 250,000 SF of development deals through the entitlement process.  Now I’m managing economic development & administration of the development services group, and we are looking for a planner to round out our hard-working land use team.  We only have one planner here, so you have the ability to truly influence projects and policies.” – Jamie Bratt, Director of Planning, Trumbull, CT

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s Degree in municipal planning or a related field; 3 years progressively responsible planning experience; and AICP certification and master degree, preferred.

Salary: $81,445, 40 hours per week.

To Apply: Applications will be available online only. Please to go to print the application and mail completed application to: Town of Trumbull HR/Civil Service 5866 Main Street Trumbull, CT 06611

Applications will NOT be available at the HR/Civil Service office. You must download and print the application. The application must be mailed to the address above, or faxed to 203/452-3856; or emailed to

Transportation Planning Director – State Bureau of Policy and Planning, CT
Post date: 9/23/2015
Close date: 10/16/2015

Summary: The Connecticut Department of Transportation has a Transportation Planning Director opportunity in the Bureau of Policy & Planning.  This is a new position created to help build the Department’s capacity to deliver an unprecedented $100 billion transportation investment program known as Let’s Go CT. The Bureau of Planning played a pivotal role in developing this strategic plan and now must help guide the process of delivering a greatly expanded program of capital investments and new services.  The new director position will oversee two offices that will perform essential functions in the program delivery process.  The position will report to the Chief of Planning.

CTDOT is looking for an experienced transportation professional who is an effective manager.  The Director will provide direction and leadership for two critically important offices in the Bureau of Planning: the Office of Environmental Planning, and the Office of Intermodal and Strategic Planning.  It is essential that candidates have knowledge of both these areas and a high level of expertise in at least one of the two.

The Planning Director will oversee the two offices and provide direction to the Assistant Director and staff in each office.  It is critically important that the Environmental and Strategic planning offices be able to help the Department plan and deliver the greatly expanded program of capital projects and services proposed in the Governor’s $100 billion Let’s Go CT initiative.  Strategic planning and performance management will play a much greater role in the Department’s future, and the bureau must develop the staff and technical abilities to meet this challenge.  The need to deliver more projects in shorter timeframes will place large demands on the environmental planning, permitting, and compliance workgroups, and the bureau must find new processes and additional staff resources to meet the challenge.  The new Director will be expected to help both the strategic planning and environmental planning offices develop the staff and other resources needed to succeed.

An important part of the Director’s duties will be to develop a diverse staff with the mix of skills and experience needed to meet the challenges of an expanding Department mission and program, and foster a culture that encourages collaboration, creativity, and continuous improvement.  The Director is responsible for evaluating staff resource needs, establishing staff development programs to address those needs, and establishing cross-training and career development programs to provide opportunities for career advancement.

Qualifications: Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant State and Federal laws, statutes, and regulations; considerable knowledge of the techniques of professional management as applied to transportation planning and related activities; considerable knowledge of State and Federal transportation funding programs; considerable knowledge of contemporary techniques, concepts, and procedures employed in the field of transportation planning; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills. Ten (10) years of professional experience in transportation, urban, regional, or environmental planning or engineering project management. Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a managerial capacity in transportation, urban, regional, or environmental planning or engineering project management.

Salary & Benefits: $109,846 to $149,770 annual

To Apply: Interested and qualified candidates who meet the above requirements should submit a cover letter, a resume, and an application form CT-HR-12.  State employees must also include copies of last two service ratings received.  Your application must be received by October 16, 2015.

Interested and qualified candidates who meet the above requirements should submit a cover letter, a resume, and an application form CT-HR-12. State employees must also include copies of last two service ratings received. Your application must be received by October 16, 2015.

Submit your application to:
Ms. Ann Calafiore
Bureau of Policy and Planning
CT Department of Transportation
2800 Berlin Turnpike
Newington, CT 06131-7546
Phone: (860) 594-2002

Questions can be directed to:
Jackie Ouellette
Office of Human Resources
CT Department of Transportation
Phone: 860-594-3107

Fax. (860) 594-3377

Director of Planning – Stonington, CT
Post date: 9/23/2015
Close date: 10/19/2015

Summary: The Director of Planning performs highly responsible, professional and administrative work. This position directs, actively manages and the leads the Planning Department which includes: Land Use, Wetlands, Zoning, Community Development and Economic Development. The Director is responsible for short and long term planning needs of the Town including the Town’s Plan of Development (POD) which was just updated and the review of all new development related applications. Supervises and assigns work to Town Planner, Inland Wetlands/Zoning Enforcement Officer and Administrative Assistant.  Works with and provide advice to the following Boards and Commissions: Planning & Zoning Commission, Inland Wetlands Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, Conservation Commission, Economic Development Commission, Affordable Housing Advisory Committee, Architectural Review Committee, etc.

Qualifications: The education, experience and training required would generally be acquired with a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Regional or Community Planning, or Public administration or related field. Master’s Degree preferred. A minimum of 8-10 years of professional experience in land use and/or planning management including a minimum of 3-5 years of demonstrated supervisory experience required; or an equivalent combination of education, experience and training. AICP required.

Salary & Benefits: The salary for this position is negotiable depending on qualifications & experience -Base Salary Range-$90,000-$100,000) with an excellent benefits package. EOE/AA

To Apply: If you meet these qualification and want to be considered for this Position of Director of  Planning  in the Town of Stonington please mail or email your resume and cover letter immediately (deadline is October 19 2015) to: Ms. Randi Frank, Randi Frank Consulting, LLC, 7 Promontory Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492, Phone 203-284-3707

See web sites for detailed profile on position:

Land Use Administrator – New Hartford, CT
Post date: 9/18/2015
Close date: Open until filled

Summary: The Town of New Hartford is seeking a qualified full time Land Use Administrator; Current CAZEO certification required. Responsibilities include Zoning Enforcement, Inland-Wetlands Enforcement, and Flood Plain Manager.

Salary & Benefits: 35 hour work week plus attendance at night meetings. Union position; full benefits; salary to be determined.

To Apply: Call the First Selectman’s Office at 860-379-3389 for additional information and job description. The Town of New Hartford is an EOE/Affirmative Action Employer and Provider.

Transportation Engineer – Fitzgerald & Halliday, Inc.
Post date: 9/18/2015
Close date: Open until filled

Summary: Fitzgerald & Halliday, Inc., a growing transportation and environmental planning consulting firm, is seeking to fill a position to service our clients in the Tri-State (New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut) areas as well as special projects in other states.  We seek self-motivated professionals with the ability to work in a home-based environment.  Current projects include corridor and downtown transportation studies, traffic impact studies, transit studies, traffic calming and complete streets plans, access management, municipal parking plans, bike/pedestrian planning,  environmental planning, cultural resource assessments, land use analysis, and public involvement for a wide variety of exciting projects for public and private sector clients.

Qualifications: Transportation Engineer with a minimum of 8 years of experience in transportation engineering focused on traffic operations planning and design.  Multimodal experience, team management, and proficiency with HCS, SYNCRHO, and VISSIM required.  Experience working on multimodal transportation plans, master plans, regional transportation and land use studies, and complex urban projects is highly preferred.  Candidate should have their FE (PE preferable) and have a strong analytical, client interface, and communication skills.  Private and public sector experience desired.  Strong writing and organizational skills are necessary.

Salary & Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with the experience of the position.

To Apply: For more information about Fitzgerald & Halliday, Inc., please visit our website at  Send resume and salary requirements to or Claudia Massie, Fitzgerald & Halliday, Inc., 416 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT 06103.  Equal Opportunity Employer.

Director of Planning & Zoning – Town of Killingly, CT
Post date: 8/31/2015
Close date: Open until filled

Summary: The Director of Planning & Development works under general supervision/direction of Town Manager in accordance with decisions, standards, policies, procedures and practices of municipal planning and zoning regulations/state statutes.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Must possess comprehensive knowledge of modern community planning practices and extensive knowledge of municipal planning, zoning, wetlands, land use and subdivision to achieve department performance criteria and manage Planning & Development Office.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in environmental or urban planning, geography or related field required. Master’s Degree in community planning or related field preferred. Must have more than five years of municipal land use experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. One or more of following certifications preferred: AICP, CAZEO, and Wetlands Authorized Agent.

Salary & Benefits: Salary range of $68,000 to $90,000 depending on experience.

To Apply: Interested candidates must submit, in writing, their interest in the position to the Office of the Town Manager, 172 Main Street, Killingly, CT  06239.

A detailed job description may be found on the Town of Killingly website at under Employment Opportunities.


Planner VI (Toll Finance & Technology) – CDM Smith in New Haven, CT
Post date: 9/15/2015
Close date:  Open until filled

Summary: CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction and operations firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle.

  • Will work directly on modeling tasks related to tolling studies to include upcoming and current projects in Rhode Island, Maryland, North Carolina and California.
  • Coordinate projects for the development, integration and use of travel demand models for traffic planning, operational analysis and toll revenue analysis.
  • Support development of rating agency presentations, travel demand process, road pricing procedures, toll road risk analysis, computer applications to support travel demand modeling and transportation simulation packages.
  • Mentor, train and guide the professional development of junior staff.
  • Work closely with financial advisors and project engineers to evaluate traditional and concession-based toll feasibility studies.

Qualifications: 10 – 13 years of previous experience (since Bachelor’s degree), previous planning experience. Experience with travel demand modeling in various platforms including Cube and/or Transcad. Bachelor’s degree in arts, planning, engineering, or a science required. Master’s degree in planning, engineering, science, or environmental science/ management preferred. A.I.C.P. Certification, Certification in a related field, and/or Master’s degree in a related field (where Certification is not applicable) is required.

To Apply: CDM Smith is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. To learn more and apply please visit here.

Land Use Group Coordinator – Monroe, CT
Post date: 9/11/2015
Close date:  Open until filled

Summary: Provide administrative services and coordination relative to the LUG Department (Planning and Zoning, Inland Wetlands, Engineering, and Building Departments), in addition to the associated Boards and Commissions – (Inland Wetlands Commission, Planning and Zoning commission, Zoning Board of Appeals). Coordinates the regulatory and statutory requirements relative to meeting notices, minutes, and agendas. Coordinate permit requirements, and other related correspondence. Attend some evening meetings; supervise clerical and administrative staff within the LUG. Coordinate administrative functions with the LUC Application Review Team. Prepare quarterly review reports, purchase orders, and requisitions. Provide support to general public, and applications and/or representatives relative to regulatory program requirements.

Qualifications: Microsoft office knowledge read basic plans and understand basic engineering and technical concepts, type 60 wpm. Two years minimum experience working in land use department(s). Minimum of associate’s degree or equivalent college credits, or work experience. Minimum of five years experience in an administrative position with public exposure. Basic technical skills in development and planning concepts. An understanding of engineering, surveying, and architectural plan format desired. DEEP Inland Wetlands Agent accreditation/training preferred. Minimum of five years project tracking experience.

Salary & Benefits: Supervisor’s Union – Salary $45,281 – $46,300

To Apply: Complete application and upload resume online at: Town of Monroe, CT – Human Resources Department AA/EOE

Director of Planning/Development and Enforcement – Meriden, CT
Post date: 9/8/2015
Close date:  10/9/2015

Summary: The City of Meriden seeks an energetic and forward thinking professional to fill the position of Director of Development and Enforcement.

Meriden is a mid-sized CT city of approximately 60,000 people.  The City boasts beautiful parks and walking trails.  Currently there are exciting new transit oriented development projects happening focusing on a new train station as well as a city center park surrounded by new buildings.

The City has a vibrant Economic Development Department and a City Manager form of government.  This position is unique in that it supervises a staff of approximately 11 in areas of both Planning/Zoning and Building/Housing.

Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Urban Planning or a related field.

Certification as a Planner by the American Institution of Certified Planners (AICP) is preferred. Considerable experience (5 plus years) in a responsible administrative capacity preferably in a public agency.  5 plus years supervisory experience with a staff of over five in a municipal or public setting.

Salary & Benefits: Salary, $118,000.  The City offers a 401a pension plan with 5 percent match; 3 weeks vacation a year to start; a high deductible health plan and life insurance.

To Apply: Resumes along with 3 professional references may be submitted to Caroline Beitman, Personnel Director, 142 East Main Street, Meriden, CT 06450 or on line at  The closing date is Friday, October 9, 2015.


Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments
Post date: 8/31/2015
Close date: Open until filled

The Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments (NVCOG) is the regional planning organization (RPO) for 19 municipalities in West-Central Connecticut, with offices located in the City of Waterbury, and serves as the transportation staff for the Greater Bridgeport and Valley MPO and Central Naugatuck Valley MPO. Planning and project management activities include transportation, environmental, land use, emergency management, mapping and municipal shared services. NVCOG is a growth oriented organization and is seeking qualified, experienced and motivated professionals to immediately fill three full time positions in traffic engineering, transportation planning, and project management.

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. 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 range: $60,000-$85,000. Examine the full job description at

The Transportation Planner I will conduct planning for highways, roadways, transit systems, non-motorized transportation facilities, and public works related programs on behalf of NVCOG’s member municipalities. Duties include: serving as the Transportation and Transit Planner for the Metropolitan Planning Organization, coordinating the Surface Transportation Program in the Naugatuck Valley region, tracking federal funding programs, developing non-motorized transportation planning activities, coordinating between the NVCOG and state and federal agencies, and consulting with town engineers and public works directors. Knowledge and understanding of federal funding programs and Connecticut Department of Transportation policies and procedures is essential. The appropriate candidate must have a firm grasp of principles and practices of transportation and traffic engineering, travel demand modeling, and computer simulation packages. A Master’s degree in transportation planning, urban planning, engineering, or a closely related field is required. Experience with CAD, AutoCAD, traffic simulation software, or similar software is preferred. Salary range: $40,000-$50,000. Examine the full job description at

The Project Manager/Engineer manages technical aspects and provides oversight of complex studies, design efforts, and construction performed by non-NVCOG consultants and contractors. Duties include: negotiating service contracts and agreements with planning consultants and design professionals; leading and facilitating the development and coordination of policies and activities related to the agency’s mission; completing special projects for the Executive Director; administering the state-funded Local Transportation Capital Improvement Program (LOTCIP); and managing corridor planning studies.  Knowledge and understanding of administrative principles and methods as well as principles and practices of project and program administration and management, federal and CTDOT funding, and traffic engineering and project design is essential. A Master’s degree in engineering or public administration and five years of experience is preferred. Experience of management and transportation projects is key. Salary range: $60,000-$85,000. Examine the full job description at

Salary & Benefits: The NVCOG has authorized salaries for these positions in the range of $60,000 and $85,000 for the Senior/Principal Traffic Engineer andProjects Manager/Engineer,  and $40,000-50,000 for theTransportation Planner I. Benefits include a comprehensive health insurance plan, including dental and vision, 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: 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.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and positions will remain open until filled. Application review will commence on September 21, 2015.

Zoning and Wetlands Enforcement Officer – Cromwell, CT

Post date: 8/10/2015
Close date: Open until filled

Summary: Under the general direction of the Director of Developmental Services, performs inspections, investigative, enforcement, and administrative duties to assure that existing and proposed residential, commercial and other development properties comply with zoning and wetlands regulation of the Town and with related state and federal statutes and regulations. Organizes work to ensure compliance with the decisions and regulations of the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Inland Wetland and Watercourses Agency. Prepares statistical and narrative reports for the Planning and Zoning Commission.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Thorough knowledge of Town Zoning and State Inland Wetland and Watercourses regulations and enforcement procedures, constructions practices, land use legislation. Working knowledge of the Guidelines for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control. Ability to acquire a working knowledge of zoning and land use regulations and statutes. Ability to deal effectively with other staff, professions, the media and the public, and to gain their cooperation in matters of zoning and wetlands regulation. Ability to prepare and present written and oral reports. Ability to read and interpret appropriate plans and documents.

Equipment Operation: Operates a personal computer for database management, computer software programs, and standard office equipment including a camera and camcorder; drives a motor vehicle.

Physical Effort: Ability to make inspections in field locations. Ability to climb and crawl to remote sites to perform inspections. Ability to walk on rough terrain. Ability to work in poor weather conditions, including heat, cold, rain, or snow. Some highway and rough terrain driving.

Qualifications: Associate’s degree in municipal or regional planning or a closely related field, and two (2) years of increasingly responsible zoning and wetlands enforcement work or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Special Requirements: Zoning Enforcement Officer and Inland Wetlands Enforcement Officer certification. Must possess a valid motor vehicle driver’s license.

Salary & Benefits: Full-time position, $53,578 – $75,390.

To Apply: Send application and resume to: Town of Cromwell, 41 West St., Cromwell, CT 06416. Attention: Human Resources

Part-Time Land Use Inspector – New Canaan, CT
Post date: 8/10/2015
Close date: Open until filled

Summary: This part-time position is 15 – 19 hours per week. Salary $30 – $35 per hour dependent on qualifications. This person will work with numerous departments within the Town of New Canaan. This position requires extensive year-round field work. Responsibilities include inspection and enforcement of erosion and sediment controls, wetlands and watercourse violations, compliance with approved site plans, sign enforcement, blight inspections and drainage complaints. This position also requires interaction with the public, contractors, merchants and project professionals such as Architects, Engineers and Surveyors.

Qualifications: A valid driver’s license and the ability to operate a motor vehicle in the State of Connecticut; Be physically capable of navigating difficult terrain; Bachelor’s Degree Preferred as well as work experience involving site construction, Civil Engineering, Environmental Science or related field; Ability to read and interpret complex plans, specifications and technical studies/reports; Familiarity with the 2002 CT Guidelines for Sediment & Erosion Control and the 2004 Connecticut Stormwater Quality Manual; Completion of the NRCS Sediment and Erosion Control Certification Course and CT DEEP Municipal Inland Wetlands Commissioner Training Program within eighteen months from the date of hire, if the courses are available.

To Apply: Background investigation and pre-employment physical required. Equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V. Complete the online application which can be found at 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.

Deputy Director – Greater Bridgeport Regional Council (GBRC)
Post date: 8/4/2015
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 Deputy Director.


  • Assist the Executive Director in implementing the overall Council program, including needs identification, short and long term planning, policies and procedures, staff management, program development, and local, State, and Federal coordination.
  • Manage specific projects, including procurement, development of work programs, project-specific supervision of staff and consultants, reporting, project evaluation, contract administration, etc.
  • Interface as necessary with member municipalities, adjacent planning organizations, state/federal agencies, community groups, and citizens.
  • Assist the Executive Director in the management of administrative and planning operations, development of work programs, coordination of the MPO, and Regional Advisory Committees.
  • Support development of the Long Range Transportation Plan, and Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), and other planning/administrative projects as needed.

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. 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
Greater Bridgeport Regional Council
525 Water Street, Suite 1
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Positions will remain opened until filled.

GBRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer



Out-of-State Employment

Community Design Planner – Cape Cod Commission, MA
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Summary: Work as part of a team on a variety of planning projects and strategies for the region. Provide site planning, graphic design, and visualization products and services. Provide technical assistance and information to local officials, stakeholder groups and the public concerning planning and regulatory issues. Superior communication and organizational skills required. Ability to manage multiple projects and work with interdisciplinary teams. Land-use planning and graphic design techniques, and working knowledge in related software including graphic design, GIS, modeling, and rendering software. See complete job description at .

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in planning, urban design, landscape architecture/design, or related and three years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s degree and experience in long range or regional planning preferred.

Salary & Benefits: $59,519/yr.

To Apply: Send resume by Tuesday, October 20, 2015 to Human Resources, PO Box 427, Barnstable, MA 02630 or email

Affordable Housing Specialist – Cape Cod Commission, MA
Post date:
Close date: 
Open until filled

Summary: Provides technical support to public officials and the public concerning planning, regulatory and design issues related to affordable and other housing. Promotes smart growth development, higher density and mixed use housing.

Participates in multi-disciplinary project teams providing support and recommendations to public officials. Assists with development of the low and moderate housing component of local and regional plans, evaluates fairness of same. Comments on comprehensive permit and development of regional impact applications. See complete job description at

Qualifications:  Understanding of specification writing, cost estimating and financing housing projects. Ability to manage projects. Ability to plan, organize, analyze problems, and formulate recommendations. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of public and private groups. Requires superior communication, organization, independent judgment and initiative. Bachelor’s degree in urban planning/design, public administration plus five years of experience in housing planning and land use planning controls; master’s degree preferred; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Salary & Benefits: $64,995 annual salary.

To apply: Send resume to Human Resources, PO Box 427, Barnstable, MA 02630 or email Position open until filled.

Executive Director – Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District (SRPEDD), Taunton, MA
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Summary: The Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District is the Regional Planning Agency (RPA) and Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for twenty-seven municipalities serving a population of 620,000. The SRPEDD communities are south of Boston, east of Providence and west of Cape Cod and are a mix of cities, suburbs and rural areas.  See

The Executive Director reports to the SRPEDD Commission and is responsible for management of about 24 staff and 20 separate contracts with federal and state agencies, cities and towns, and other organizations He/She oversees the execution of a work program that includes regional and environmental planning, transportation planning, economic development, providing technical assistance to member communities, promoting improved municipal management practices, and managing the fiduciary activities of the regional Homeland Security Council.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in planning, transportation engineering, economic development, or public administration or related field preferred. Professional certification in Planning (AICP) desired or other related certifications. Five to ten years of experience in local or regional planning, community or economic development, transportation, environmental or municipal management with leadership experience in similar agency/firm. Knowledge of comprehensive planning, traffic studies and planning, transit programs, state and federal funding, grants administration, environmental planning, homeland security, municipal operations, and data analysis including GIS.

Salary & Benefits: The salary is negotiable. Salary Range – $110,000 – $125,000 with employee benefits including: state health insurance, state retirement plan, professional membership, car and phone allowance, etc.

To Apply: Please email your cover letter and resume by October 9, 2015 to: Ms. Randi Frank –  203-284-3707

Community Development Program Administrator – Peekskill, NY
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Summary: Assists the Director of Planning or other designated official in the administration and implementation of the municipality’s Community Development program and other grant and planning work; does related work as required.

Qualifications: Good knowledge of the general principles, practices and techniques used in Community Development Block Grant programs and other State and Federal grant programs; ability to organize, develop, analyze and interpret both physical and research data; ability to manage budgets for grant projects; ability to carry out grant requirements for planning and construction projects; ability to effectively give both oral and written presentations; ability to interpret rules, regulations and policies; ability to organize and direct the work of others, including consultants, contractors and Committees; initiative, imagination; tact; physical condition commensurate with the duties of the position.

Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and either: (a) five (5) years of experience in the field of community development, planning or in an agency dealing with governmental regulations and program applications/reimbursements; or (b) graduation from a regionally accredited College or New York State University with a Bachelor’s Degree and one (1) year of experience as in (a) above; or (c) a satisfactory equivalent combination of the foregoing training and experience.

Salary & Benefits: Commensurate with experience.

To Apply: Applicants must submit a Letter of Interest, City of Peekskill Application, Resume, and writing sample to the City of Peekskill Human Resources Department, 840 Main Street, Peekskill, NY 10566.  Please submit this material via e-mail to the Department of Human Resources at and to the Department of Planning at   Employment Applications can be obtained from the Human Resources Office or the City’s website (Human Resources Department)  here.

There are no residency requirements to participate in the application process, but preference in appointment may be given to qualified candidates that have been City of Peekskill residents for at least 30 days prior to the effective date of appointment.

The City of Peekskill is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

General Counsel – Rhode Island Housing, RI
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Summary: Rhode Island Housing, an agency of the State of Rhode Island, is primarily funded by private investors and through administration of federal housing programs. All of our resources are invested in our mission. Rhode Island Housing works to ensure that all people who live or work in Rhode Island can afford a safe, healthy home that meets their needs. Our belief is that a home encompasses much more than four walls and a roof.
Join our senior executive leadership team as General Counsel. This is a key leadership position at the Agency and is responsible for serving as Chief Legal Officer and managing the legal services department of Rhode Island Housing. This position is responsible for all legal matters relating to the administration and operation of the Agency and its programs, including issues relating to debt financing and housing tax credit programs. Monitor compliance with all laws affecting planning, financing and development of the Agency programs. Negotiate, review and/or prepare contracts, RFPs, bond and loan documents for legal accuracy and approve contractual agreements as to form and substance.

Qualifications: Extensive knowledge and proven expertise in the relevant legal areas, including tax exempt and taxable debt issuance and mortgage backed securities, low income housing tax credits, real estate/commercial lending/housing law, information security and employment matters. Knowledge of federal housing programs, laws and regulations. Proven understanding of general financial management principles, including experience in managing a budget. Skill in strategically thinking with a visionary focus on future growth and stability. . Proven understanding of general financial management principles, including experience in managing a budget.
Bachelor’s Degree and Juris Doctorate (JD) required, must be licensed to practice in Rhode Island, degree or course work in housing, real estate, finance, public finance or related fields highly desirable. Minimum ten (10) years of legal experience in real estate finance, housing or related field and preferred background in municipal bond financing and/or mortgage backed securities. Must have minimum ten (10) years’ experience in and a proven record for successfully managing and developing professional employees.

To apply: Send resume to Rhode Island Housing, Attn.: Human Resources Director, 44 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903, fax 450-1317 or e-mail

Associate Planner, Community Development – Berkshire Regional Planning Commission, MA
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Summary: Berkshire Regional Planning Commission has an immediate opening for a highly responsible individual to serve as Associate Planner for Community Development for a regional planning agency in western Massachusetts.  Berkshire County is a great place to live, with low housing costs, world-renown cultural attractions, natural beauty and a wide variety of outdoor recreational opportunities.

This position serves as staff support at the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission (BRPC), primarily in the Community Development Program.  Duties include assisting with the administration of Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), including automated government reporting systems, intake of Housing Rehabilitation Program applicants, scheduling meetings and preparing documents in a fast paced environment, as well as other community development activities requiring a high level of public input.  The individual in this position must capable exercising a high degree of patience and discretion when working with applicants and personal household information.  The positions requires the ability to conduct field work and to participate in public meetings in all parts of the region and utilizing personal vehicle.  Occasional travel outside the region should be expected.

Qualifications: The Associate Planner position requires Associate’s degree in urban planning, architecture, social sciences or related field from an accredited college or university and two years of relevant experience is required or university or equivalent combination of experience and training, i.e., a Bachelors Degree.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to initiate and expeditiously complete assignments, a high degree of proficiency in office skills, including Microsoft Office programs such as Word and Excel, excellent written and oral communication skills, and superior multitasking and time management abilities.

Salary & Benefits: Starting salary range is $38,965 to $42,630 annually, with a competitive benefit package.  35 hour work week with flex time available.

To Apply: Additional information including the job description can be found at under “Employment Opportunities”.  First review of applications will begin September 21.   Position open until filled.   A resume and cover letter will be accepted via mail to: Community Development Program Manager, BRPC, 1 Fenn Street, Suite 201, Pittsfield, MA  01201 or by e-mail to:  EOE/AA.

Assistant Director of Business Development – Providence, RI
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Summary: The Assistant Director of Business Development will report to the Director of Economic Development, and will serve as both an advocate for businesses within the City of Providence, and as a liaison between business-owners and City government. Working in this capacity, the Assistant Director will facilitate processes between businesses and City departments, will provide support and information to owners and managers, and will increase the overall certainty of economic transactions within the City of Providence while helping the City reduce compliance time and cost.

In addition to providing guidance through permitting processes and ensuring compliance with City policies, this position will connect business owners with the resources and support they need to reach their development goals.

Specifically, the position will work with the departments of Economic Development, Planning and Development, Providence Redevelopment Agency, Inspections & Standards, Licensing, and the Tax Assessor.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, urban community planning or related field; and a minimum of seven years of experience in a professional capacity in the field of economic development with a focus on urban planning or business development;  or in the field of real estate development and construction for a public or private organization.

The qualified candidate must have a proven ability to work successfully with government entities and to conceptualize and implement process improvement.

Salary & Benefits: $76,244. Non-union.

To Apply: Send a resume and cover letter which clearly identifies the position.  Place “Assistant Director Business Development” in the subject line and send electronic submissions to:

Community Planner- Frederick P. Clark Associates, Rye, NY
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October 12, 2015

SummaryFrederick P. Clark Associates, a 65-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:

* At least 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

Mid-level/Senior Planner – Laberge Group, Albany, NY
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Summary: Laberge Group based in Albany, New York has an exciting opportunity for a motivated and talented mid-level/senior planner. This individual will work collaboratively with our team to prepare and assist in the preparation of:

  • Comprehensive & Master Plans
  • Zoning Regulations & Land Use Ordinances
  • Shared Services, Consolidation, and Dissolution Studies
  • Brownfield Opportunity Area Plans
  • Open Space/Recreation Plans
  • Environmental Assessments (SEQR/NEPA)
  • Community Development Strategic Plans
  • Main Street & Downtown Revitalization Plans
  • Waterfront Revitalization Plans
  • Economic Development Plans
  • Grant Writing, Administration and Management

The preferred individual will have significant experience in zoning, the local land use approval process, and shall possess the skills to take a lead role in managing tasks. We are looking for a planner who can communicate (written and verbally), has a strong technical aptitude, and enjoys working in a collaborative environment.


  • Bachelors in planning or related field required; Masters and AICP preferred.
  • Six (6) years’ experience.
  • Must be a skilled public presenter.
  • Proficient with zoning and land use codes; form based code experience preferred.
  • Excellent technical writing and computer skills are required.
  • Must be accomplished in the management of multiple projects with excellent presentation, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word and Excel required
  • Experience using state of the art techniques to complex assignments using ESRI ArcGIS software, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and/or Publisher preferred.

To Apply: Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: Laberge Group, 4 Computer Dr. Albany, NY or e-mail Laberge Group, an Equal Opportunity Employer, has provided quality Engineering, Survey, Planning and Architectural services to government and private sector clients throughout New York for over 50 years. Visit our website at


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