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HOME Program Specialist – Bridgeport, CT
Post date: 9/2/2015
Close date: 9/18/2015

Summary: This position is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operation of the Federal HOME Program as it relates to project development and implementation, budgeting, fiscal monitoring and reporting. More information can be found here.

Qualifications: 

  1. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in business administration, public administration, real estate or finance.
  2. Three (3) to five (5) years of experience in housing program administration and/or financing; bank consumer lending or any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the above knowledge, abilities and skills.

Salary & Benefits: $54,920.00 – This position includes a comprehensive benefits package including a Retirement Pension administered by MERS (Municipal Employees Retirement System).

To Apply: Please mail, deliver or email a resume, cover letter and three (3) professional references (name, title, business/company name, and contact information), to the Civil Service Commission office, 45 Lyon Terrace, room 106, Bridgeport, CT 06604.  Required documents can be emailed to COB.Jobs@bridgeportct.gov.

Senior Planner – Hartford, CT
Post date: 9/2/2015
Close date: 9/11/2015

Summary: Vacancies are in the Planning Division of the Development Services Department. Under general supervision, works closely with community and neighborhood organizations to prepare and implement strategic planning and neighborhood revitalization initiatives. Reviews projects and site plans and provides pre-development assistance. Conducts and participates in surveys and special studies. Prepares reports and comments on development submissions. Subject to periodic review, prepares preliminary studies and recommendations on redevelopment or land use in the location and type of public works and park facilities and public and commercial buildings. Performs complex analysis of socio-economic and land use data. Review and studies appropriate federal, state and local legislation as it affects redevelopment and planning programs. Prepares professional reports and makes presentations to land-use boards and commissions. Provides technical and development assistance to the City’s Geographic Information System (GIS) project. Performs related work as required. This is a Union position. The hours of this position are 40 per week and salary includes 5% in lieu of overtime. One of the vacancies is a grant-funded position renewable on an annual basis. The City of Hartford is not obligated to fund this position upon termination of funding.

Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in city planning, public administration, engineering or a closely-related field. Three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience in planning or redevelopment. A Master’s Degree in city planning from an accredited college or university recognized by the American Planning Association may be substituted for one (1) year of the experience requirement.

Salary & Benefits: $49,024.56- $66,183.26/Annually.

To Apply: Hartford Residency preferred. Applications are obtained from and submitted to:
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES
MUNICIPAL BUILDING
550 MAIN STREET
HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT 06103
TELEPHONE (860) 757-9800

The City of Hartford is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities. More information can be found here.

Director of Planning & Zoning – Town of Killingly
Post date: 8/31/2015
Close date: 9/21/2015, 12:00 noon

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 no later than 12 noon on Friday, September 21, 2015 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 www.Killingly.org under Employment Opportunities.

EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

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 nvcogct.org.

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 nvcogct.org.

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 nvcogct.org.

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: jobs@nvcogct.org. The NVCOG is an equal opportunity employer. The NVCOG reserves the right to accept in lieu of specific qualifications any combination of training and work experience that in its opinion demonstrates the experience, knowledge and ability to perform the duties. Applications will be kept in confidence until interviews are completed. Reference and additional supporting documents may be requested from the applicant if the NVCOG decides to advance their application.

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

City Planner – Norwich, CT
Post date: 8/28/2015
Close date: 9/18/2015, 4:30 PM

Summary: This is very responsible professional work involving the coordination of various aspects of land use, its planning, development, and compliance with land use ordinances. Work involves responsibility for providing technical assistance in areas related to land use, planning and zoning, and the implementation of regulations pertaining to land use. This work requires that the employee have considerable knowledge, skill, and ability in land use planning, natural resources, soils and floodplains, as well as GIS mapping system and software. Essential job functions are listed here.

Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university majoring in urban planning, environmental science, or a closely related field, and at least three years of progressively responsible experience in municipal planning. In the absence of a Bachelor’s degree, the position requires at least ten (10) years of experience in a related field as determined by the City such as land use planning. AICP certification preferred.

To Apply: Apply before 4:30 PM Friday, September 18, 2015 to the Human Resources Department, City Hall, 100 Broadway, Room 213, Norwich, CT 06360. In order to be considered, applicants must demonstrate on their application that they meet the minimum qualification as stated in the job announcement. To obtain an employment application, visit our website at www.norwichct.org/hr. There is a City of Norwich residency requirement. You must reside within the State of Connecticut, 60 miles from Norwich within one year of appointment. Examination will consist of 100% Oral Interview. For questions or additional information, call (860) 823-3836. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Planning Technician/Zoning Enforcement – Coventry, CT
Post date: 8/12/2015
Close date: 9/9/2015

Summary: Job description and application available at www.coventryct.org.

Requirements: BA and experience in planning and/or zoning. GIS experience. CAZEO experience a plus.

Salary & Benefits: Anticipated starting salary $46,887 plus benefits.

To Apply: Submit application and resume to Office of the Town Manager, Town of Coventry, 1712 Main Street, Coventry, CT 06238. Deadline September 9, 2015. EOE/M/F.

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.

Requirements:

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 www.newcanaan.info under Job Opportunities and attach a cover letter and resume with at least three references. The position will be filled as soon as a qualified candidate is selected. Salary is dependent on qualifications.

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.

Duties: 

  • 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
Email: info@gbrct.org

www.gbrct.org

Positions will remain opened until filled.

GBRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

 

Out-of-State Employment

Community Planner- Frederick P. Clark Associates, Rye, NY
Post date:
8/28/2015
Close date: 
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 ajacobs@fpclark.com

Mid-level/Senior Planner – Laberge Group, Albany, NY
Post date:
8/28/2015
Close date: 
Open until filled

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.

Requirements: 

  • 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 hr@labergegroup.com. 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 www.LabergeGroup.com.

Director of Real Estate – Providence, RI
Post date: 7/22/2015
Close date: Open until filled

Summary: The Director of Real Estate is accountable for the creation, implementation and administration of property acquisition and disposition programs administered by the Department for various city agencies. Working in cooperation with other Divisions in the Department and other city Departments, and the Providence Redevelopment Agency (PRA), the director of real estate will track property (tax title property, vacant and abandoned property and other properties) necessary to carry out city plans. The Director will determine how to acquire the property, using the various tools available to the city, in the most affordable and timely manner. The Director, working with staff, will prepare the property for development and market said property in a timely fashion. The Director of Real Estate is a core part of team working to implement the strategy to put into productive reuse the city’s vacant and abandoned buildings and repurpose and reuse vacant lots throughout the city.

Duties: The Director of Real Estate reports to the Director and works closely with the Executive Director of the PRA. In cooperation with other Departments undertakes studies and supervises operations in the acquisition and disposition of real property. Prepares all real estate data needed for the planning and execution of land acquisition activities. Directs the preparation of contracts for real estate appraisals, title examinations and documents related to condemnation proceeding. Prepares real estate acquisition and disposition appraisals and analyzes the appraisals of professional real estate appraisers. Conducts negotiations for the purchase, leasing, or disposition of real property. Prepares contracts for land use and marketability studies and analyzes same. Coordinates all real estate functions internally to assure compliance with the federal, state and city law. Prepares, processes and maintains records compiled in connection with property acquisition. Responsible and accountable for the confidentiality of all information. Performs any other assignments related to property acquisition. May also assist staff in the Community Development division analyzing underwriting and subsidy laying for affordable housing projects.

Qualifications: Minimum seven years’ experience in a professional real estate and administrative capacity, preferably in Government or related industry or in a related field of comparable complexity; working knowledge of real estate acquisition and sales; proven ability to work with non-profit groups and state agencies; ability to conceptualize and implement new programs; minimum of five years of staff supervision; excellent written and verbal communication skills. Bachelor’s degree in public administration, urban/community planning, real estate or related field (Masters preferred)

To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter which clearly identifies the position. Place “Director of Real Estate Position” in Subject line and send electronic submissions to hkilkenny@providenceri.com.

Human Resources
25 Dorrance Street
Providence, RI 02903

THE CITY OF PROVIDENCE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. MINORITIES AND WOMEN ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

Staff Planner – Community Opportunities Group, Boston, MA
Post date: 7/20/2015
Close date: Open until filled

Summary: Dynamic, multidisciplinary planning and community development consulting firm seeks a highly motivated individual for a position in its planning division. Community Opportunities Group, Inc. has been providing consulting services to municipalities, nonprofit organizations, and private firms throughout New England since 1979. Community Opportunities Group, Inc. is a collegial, small-sized consulting firm of highly professional, committed individuals interested in developing effective strategies to respond to the community development problems our clients face.

The position’s responsibilities will include independent responsibility for smaller planning projects, as well as participating with other planning staff on larger scale, more complex projects, coordinating with sub-consultants, identifying and pursuing new work opportunities, assisting in preparing proposals for new work, developing project scopes, schedules and budgets, and attending client meetings. Typical subject areas of the firm’s planning work include comprehensive plans, land use and zoning studies, development impact reviews, and planning for open space, housing, downtown revitalization, and economic development. This position requires local (MA/CT/NH/RI) day travel on a regular basis (an auto is needed), and splits time between in-office and client field work. The position also requires occasional attendance at night meetings and a high comfort level with public meeting facilitation. The ideal candidate will have experience and interest in all of the described elements of the position, be able to handle multiple, diverse projects simultaneously, and be comfortable working both individually and as part of teams.

Qualifications: We are seeking a mid-level, certified planner. We will consider training an entry-level professional, subject to a suitable educational background and the goal to obtain AICP certification within six months. Experience in land use and zoning, urban design, and public participation, and working a knowledge of ArcView GIS and Adobe InDesign, PhotoShop, Sketch-up (or similar) and Illustrator will be highly valued. Superior verbal and written communication and analytical skills are essential.

To Apply: Interested individuals should forward their resumes with salary requirements/history and a writing sample (10 pages or less) to Ms. Mary Marquardo, Community Opportunities Group, Inc., 129 Kingston Street, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02111. Resumes can also be forwarded electronically to mmarquardo@cogincorp.com.

 

 

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