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Executive Director – Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments, Wallingford, CT

Post Date: 9/29/2014
Close Date: 10/24/2014

Summary: The Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments will represent 19 towns and cities with a population of 448,738, over 420 square miles with 2,965 miles of roads. The COG will also serve as the Regional Planning Commission and MPO (Metropolitan Planning Organization)

Description: The purposes of this position are to provide administrative guidance, direction and accountability for all COG operations The Executive Director is responsible for such administrative duties as: budget preparation, program planning, and implementation of COG policies, grant proposals and administration, preparation of regional documents, purchasing, risk management, human resources and supervision of staff.

Qualifications: The qualifications required would generally be acquired with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Planning/regional planning, Transportation, Urban/Community development or some closely related field and 10 years of progressively responsible experience in regional or municipal planning functions or organizations; experience must include responsible management, supervision, administrative and budget experience; municipal/regional government experience and grant experience preferred; or any equivalent combination of education, work experience and training that demonstrates the knowledge and ability to perform the duties.

Compensation: The salary for this position is negotiable depending on qualifications & experience Salary Range $95,000-$115,000 with employee benefits such as: health, define contribution plan, professional membership, etc.

To Apply: If you are interested in this position and want to be considered for this exciting opportunity to be on the ground floor of a new consolidated organization then email your cover letter and resume ASAP or by October 24, 2014 deadline to:

Ms. Randi Frank
Randi Frank Consulting, Inc.
7 Promontory Dr.
Wallingford, CT 06492
randi@randifrank.com
203-284-3707

Economic Development Consultant - NHCOG Region, CT

Post Date: 9/22/2014
Close Date: 10/23/2014

Summary: The consultant will provide shared economic development services to implement village center vitality initiatives in eight small Northwest Connecticut towns- Canaan, Cornwall, Goshen, Kent, North Canaan, Norfolk, Salisbury, and Sharon. Actions will be focused on supporting existing businesses, creating jobs, and filling vacant commercial spaces. All activities will be designed to increase economic activity in the region while retaining the small town historic main street character of these towns.

The “Shared Economic Development Services” project will be supported by $265,000 in funding from the State and town contributions. A portion of this funding is allocated for an economic development consultant for two years of full time work. Compensation will be based on the skills and experience of the consultant. The ideal candidate will grow this 2-year consultant position into a long term position.

Requirements: High energy, enthusiasm, and passion are a must for this position. Ideal candidates will have strong communication skills, the ability to think and act strategically, and a demonstrated ability to work with a wide variety of stakeholders.

To apply: For the complete job posting, and to apply, please contact: Jocelyn Ayer by phone: (860) 868-7341 or email. Resumes & cover letters should be submitted by October 23, 2014.

Town Planner - Town of Woodbury, CT

Post Date: 9/16/2014
Close Date: 10/3/2014

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

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

Salary: 35 Hours per week. Salary range between $55,000 to $60,000 based on experience.

To Apply: A detailed job description and job application can be found at www.woodburyct.org. Interested applicants should submit resume and job application no later than October 3, 2014 to:

Town of Woodbury
Attn: Sarah
281 Main Street South
Woodbury, CT 06798

Senior Planning & Zoning Official – Town of North Stonington, CT

Post Date: 9/3/2014
Close Date: 9/26/2014, 4:00 PM

Summary: The Town of North Stonington is seeking a highly motivated individual to perform a variety of planning functions for the Land Use Department while also serving as the town’s Zoning Enforcement Officer. Position is a unionized full time benefited position.

Duties: Reviewing and evaluating land use applications; investigating and resolving complaints and code violations and coordinating enforcement with legal staff as required; preparing notices of violation, cease and desist orders and other written correspondence to property owners regarding violations; preparing and presenting staff reports that may include comprehensive analysis and recommendations; assisting the Commission with the drafting or refinement of land use regulations and updates to the Plan of Conservation and Development; answering inquiries and assisting the public in matters relating to zoning and land use; and provide staff support to the Planning and Zoning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, and other Boards and Commissions as necessary to accomplish the stated goals in the comprehensive plan. For a complete job description please visit our website.

Requirements: 3-5 years experience. Candidate must posses excellent oral and written communication skills. Some knowledge of GIS desired. AICP certification preferred. CAZEO certification required within 2 years employment.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in planning (A Master’s Degree from a program accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board is highly desirable) plus two years of post-degree professional planning experience; or Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Preferred) from an accredited college or university with a major in public administration, geography, or other related field plus three years of post-degree professional planning experience.

To Apply: Send resumes to the Selectman’s Office, 40 Main St., North Stonington, CT 06359 byt 9/26/2014 at 4:00 PM. The Town is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

ZEO/Inland Wetlands Enforcement Officer – Burlington, CT

Post Date: 8/8/2014
Close Date: Open until filled

Summary: The full time ZEO / Inland Wetland Enforcement Officer is responsible and accountable for the administration, operation, employee supervision, interpretation and enforcement of the Town’s zoning, inland wetlands and building regulations; provides staff support to the Planning and Zoning and Inland Wetlands & Watercourses and Conservation Commissions, as well as the Zoning Board of Appeals. This position is the primary contact for parties interested in commercial, industrial, multifamily and single family residential development projects. This position provides both informational and technical guidance through the regulatory permitting process. Coordinates with other Town departments, and advises the First Selectman on pertinent building and zoning information.

Duties:

  • Reviews all zoning and Inland Wetlands permit applications for compliance with the Town’s zoning and inland wetlands and watercourses regulations; issues administrative permits when necessary.
  • Conducts preliminary reviews for all applications for site plan approval, special permit, special exception or variance to ensure completeness.
  • Prepares and delivers reports to the Zoning and Inlands Wetlands & Watercourse Commissions on development applications.
  • Coordinates the preparation of legal and public notices, related to applications in complying with Connecticut statutes and regulations.
  • Reviews zoning and inland wetland permit applications for all buildings and site plans for compliance with the zoning and inland wetland regulations. Issues permits as appropriate. Conducts on-site field inspections of properties throughout the Town ensuring compliance.
  • Issues certificates of zoning compliance. Receives and investigates complaints of zoning violations, and issues violation notices as necessary. Follows-up to insure that violations are corrected.
  • Oversees and works with the Building Official in all areas of the Town building ordinances, and State building code requirements.
  • Plans, directs and supervises department employees; recruits, recommends hires, trains, disciplines staff; prepares work assignments and schedules.

Qualifications:

  • Associate degree in a related discipline preferred, High School or Vocational School Diploma/GED is required.
  • Connecticut Association of Zoning Enforcement Officials (CAZEO) Certification, or obtained within one year of employment required.
  • Connecticut DEEP Inland Wetland and Watercourses certification, or obtained within one year of employment required.
  • Certification from the American Institute of Certified Planners preferred.
  • At least three years of municipal land use administration experience is required
  • At least one year of previous supervisory experience is required.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals and groups, both professional and non-professional, co-workers, management personnel, the public and others.
  • Working knowledge of town zoning and inland wetlands regulations, state and building codes and statutes including wetland and coastal management regulations.
  • Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator’s License required.

Salary: Up to $60,000 commensurate to qualifications.

To Apply: Employment applications may be obtained at Town Hall. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and application to: Town of Burlington, First Selectman’s Office, 200 Spielman Highway, Burlington, CT. 06013 Position Open Until Filled. This position is part of a collective bargaining unit that offers excellent retirement and health insurance benefits. Please contact the Town of Burlington’s First Selectman’s Office with any questions. EOE/M-F/AA.

Regional Mobility Manager – The Kennedy Center, Inc., Trumbull, CT

Post Date: 8/1/2014
Close Date: Until Filled

Summary: Provide outreach, information, education to people with disabilities, senior citizens, veterans, human service professionals and other populations in the Greater New Haven / Estuary 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 in the Greater New Haven area.

• 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 Greater New Haven area and compile these resources into an accessible guide available in print electronically.

• In collaboration with the Steering committee, develop a plan to distribute collected information to target populations.

Hours: 37.5 hours. Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – flexibility required

Requirements:

• 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 electronic design and publishing software programs as well as Word and Excel.

To Apply: Please email a Letter of Interest and resume to hr@kennedyctr.org.

Strategic Transportation Planner/Practice Lead – Parsons Brinckerhoff, Glastonbury, CT

Post Date: 7/28/2014
Close Date: Until Filled

Summary: Parsons Brinckerhoff has an immediate need for a Strategic Transportation Planner/Practice Lead to serve our Connecticut area. We are looking for a dynamic, innovative and experienced transportation/urban planner to lead our growing integrated planning practice in Connecticut and manage transportation/urban planning projects in the area, contributing to the overall northeast region. The candidate will lead the team that will integrate technical disciplines to solve the complex infrastructure issues facing modern society. We need a candidate who will be a creative team player with strong communication skills, graphic capabilities, a keen understanding of the issues that affect the modern city, knowledge of sustainable infrastructure strategies and proven ability to manage public realm infrastructure and city planning projects.

Responsibilities:

• Function as the planning lead and offer guidance in the design of major infrastructure projects and supporting agency involvement, permitting and public participation activities.

• Manage large task assignments and small-scale projects for highway, rail and transit projects.

• Perform complex analyses and studies, oversee and review work of other staff and sub consultants.

• Manage tasks as part of project development, including plan and report production

• Interface with planning and design staff in support of a growing urban planning practice

• Provide overall direction, as well as participate in meeting and table facilitation as part of community workshops

• Be available and able to travel regionally (usually 2 to 3 day segments)

• Take the lead in building a transportation planning work program and team in cooperation with the Parsons Brinckerhoff Area Manger and Regional Manager for Planning, Environment and Traffic PET.

Required Skills:

• Ability to establish partnerships with internal and external project management, client representatives, government agencies, and other organizations.

• Positive attitude and people skills – a team player.

• Ability to manage staff to effectively implement projects on deadlines.

• Understanding of project budgets, administration, contracts and project management responsibilities.

• Ability to market the skills of the planning practice

• Ability to work in a corporate environment, communicating with a wide range of professional skill sets.

• Ability to manage multiple staff on multiple projects

• Working knowledge of NEPA, MEPA, CEPA and other New England environmental requirements.

• Working understanding of US Army Corps of Engineers Section 404/10 and other federal permits is preferred.

• Working knowledge of FHWA, FRA, FTA, FAA and local/regional agency’s transportation planning processes is strongly preferred.

• Working knowledge of GIS and ability to use GIS for analysis purposes is of interest

Education Required: Ten-fifteen years of relevant work experience in transportation planningand/or urban planning. Knowledge of all disciplines in the planning, environmental and traffic group. This position requires a Bachelor of Science Degree in Planning, Environmental or Social Science, Engineering or a related field. A Master’s degree and professional registration (e.g., AICP, CNU, ULI, AIA) preferred.

To Apply: Apply online referencing job #23644 here. No email submissions please.

Parsons Brinckerhoff is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the work place. EOE minorities/ Females/Protected Veteran/Disabled.

Zoning Enforcement Officer/ Assistant Town Planner (Part-Time) – Town of Wallingford

Post Date: 7/14/2014
Close Date: Until Filled

Summary: The Planning and Zoning Department of the Town of Wallingford seeks a Zoning Enforcement Officer/Assistant Town Planner, to assist in all activities of the Department (including, but not limited to, plan review, assistance to the public, drafting of Zoning/Subdivision/ other relevant Regulations, site visits, acting as staff to various Land Use Boards, etc.), with an emphasis on enforcement of the Wallingford Zoning Regulations and related matters. This position acts under the direction of the Town Planner, and also involves supervisory responsibilities within the Department as assigned. See the full job description for more details.

Hours: 19.5 hours per week (part-time)

Salary: starting at $30-$35/hour, depending on qualifications and experience

Applications for employment are available from the Wallingford Department of Personnel, Pensions, and Risk Management web page, or you may contact the Personnel Department directly at 203-294-2080. Applications/ resumes should be submitted to Wallingford Planning & Zoning, 45 South Main St. Wallingford, CT 06492. Please contact the Planning & Zoning Department at 203-294-2090 with any questions.

 

Out-of-State Employment

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.

TWO Senior Planners – Rhode Island Statewide Planning Program – Providence, RI

Post Date: 8/8/2014
Close Date: Open until filled

Summary: The Rhode Island Statewide Planning Program is seeking TWO (2) highly motivated individuals to work with stakeholders on various planning issues involving local, state, and federal government agencies, community organizations, regional business interests, and the general public as Principle Planners within its TRANSPORTATION and DATA CENTER units. Click here for more information.

Senior Planner – Toole Design Group – Boston, MA

Post Date: 6/17/2014
Close Date: Open until filled

Summary: Toole Design Group is an exciting and growing consulting firm with a national reputation for excellence in multimodal transportation planning and design. We are currently hiring a Senior Planner for our Boston office location. Our work includes a wide variety of projects at the local, state and national level – including roadway, trail, bikeway and pedestrian facility planning, design and policy; expert consultation with local and state transportation agencies on non-motorized transportation issues, federal research, and a wide variety of master planning projects for the public and private sector. The ideal candidate will be a person with a strong commitment to sustainable transportation and who enjoys working with a skilled team of co-workers on projects throughout North America.

Responsibilities: The person hired for this position will independently manage company projects, oversee the work of multidisciplinary project teams, and serve as the “face” of the company at public meetings, meetings with clients, conferences and other venues. This person will have strong organizational skills, will be service-oriented, and will be able to understand and manage the needs and expectations of our diverse clients. Additional responsibilities will include marketing and mentoring of junior staff. This position will include occasional travel and has opportunity for advancement.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in urban planning, engineering, landscape architecture or a related program; a minimum of six years of experience, excellent written, oral and visual communication skills; experience with managing complex projects and providing excellent client service. A broad knowledge base in urban planning with a transportation focus is essential along with specific knowledge in bicycle and pedestrian planning. Prior experience with a consulting firm, business development experience, and AICP, RLA or P.E. certification are all a plus.

Salary & Benefits: Toole Design Group offers competitive salaries and benefits. The salary for this full-time position is dependent on qualifications. Our benefits package includes health insurance, life and disability insurance, paid time off, and a retirement plan that is matched by the company. We offer incentives to employees who use transit, walk or bicycle to work. Our office is located in downtown Boston, MA.

To Apply: If you would like to be considered as a potential candidate for this position, please send a letter stating your interest and qualifications, resume, a writing sample, and contact information for three references (in PDF format). The total size of all files should not exceed 9MB. Toole Design Group, LLC is an equal opportunity employer (EO/AA/VEV/Disabled employer) and encourages women and minorities to apply. Email responses to: HR@tooledesign.com (please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line). No phone calls, please. Click here for full position listing.

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