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Chief of Zoning Administration – Hartford, CT
Post date: 3/20/2017
Close Date: 3/31/2017

Summary: Vacancy is in the Planning and Economic Development Division of the Development Services Department. Under general supervision, participates in the implementation, regulation and enforcement of the City’s zoning code. Examines applications for zoning permits and determines if the application and plans submitted conform to all the provisions of the zoning ordinance. Confers with and advises property owners and their agents concerning the provisions of the zoning code and their applications. Prepares reports as requested, on a variety of zoning matters including the Director’s recommendations on matters coming before the Planning & Zoning Commission and desirable changes in the zoning code. Enforces the zoning code including the issuance of notices of violation, citations and related administrative actions. Conducts zoning inspections to determine violations and secures compliance of both provisions of the zoning code and decisions of the Planning & Zoning Commission. For full description, visit the website here.

Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited four years of college or university with major course work in Public Administration, City Planning, Architecture or closely related field. Three (3) years of experience in planning or zoning.

Salary & Benefits: $68,444.22 – $87,999.60 Annually

To Apply: Apply online here.  Hartford residency preferred. AA/EOE

Chief Executive Officer – CT Main Street Center
Post date: 3/10/2017
Close Date: 4/21/2017

Connecticut Main Street Center (CMSC) is seeking nominations and applications for its next Chief  Executive Officer (CEO).  Founded nearly 20 years ago, by visionary business leaders, CMSC has served as the State’s central resource for downtown revitalization and management, providing technical support, regional cooperation, training and networking to 75 members (representing nearly 2 million residents), as well as a broad array of public and private leaders across Connecticut. Fulfilling a mission to be the catalyst that ignites Connecticut’s Main Streets as the cornerstone of thriving communities, CMSC has created a variety of signature programs and engagement opportunities to support creative redevelopment of once thriving downtowns.

In an era of persistent state budget shortfalls, CMSC offers an opportunity and pathway for building economic prosperity across its member towns and statewide. Recognizing the potential return on investment, innovative state and private leaders have helped propel CMSC forward by underwriting programs including Come Home to Downtown, Preservation of Place, Main Street Forums for the 21st Century, an annual Awards Gala, and Transit Oriented Development Initiatives. Through these efforts, CMSC supports downtowns, town centers and mixed-use neighborhoods across the State, from helping to define a community’s vision for its future, to understanding how to facilitate a mixed-use community or creating a plan to help local businesses recover from disaster.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the CEO will be responsible for leading and managing all aspects of the organization, and for inspiring confidence from internal and external stakeholders. The CEO will serve as an engaging ambassador, fostering and developing deep relationships with key funders, partners, advocates, and political entities, at the local, state and national levels. Combining a personal passion for downtown revitalization with a dedication to operational and programmatic excellence, and exceptional communication skills, this individual will lead CMSC’s efforts to become a transformative organization, a statewide champion, and a national model of large-scale systemic change.

The ideal candidate will be a seasoned leader in community and economic development, downtown revitalization, and the process of transforming and growing organizations, with a natural ability to form and advance coalitions and strategic partnerships.  S/he must be passionate about the powerful potential of twenty-first century downtowns, with a sophisticated understanding of the complexities and interdependencies of economics, real estate development, health, sustainability, land use, transportation, and inclusion, and how the health and economic vitality of Main Streets are inextricably linked to each of those systems.

The search is being conducted with assistance from Tamar Datan and Makeba Greene of the Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group. Applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), salary history, and where you learned of the position should be submitted here.

Assistant Planning Director – Fairfield, CT
Post date: 3/10/2017
Close Date: Open until filled

Summary: A professional and supervisory position under the general supervision of the Planning Director, the Assistant Planning Director performs technical planning, responsible administrative and other public support roles of a complex nature for the overall operation of the department.  This role includes, but not limited to, assisting in the development and adoption of the Town Plan of Conservation and Development, Zoning Regulations and their ultimate implementation.

Duties: 

  • Daily contact with residents, developers and real estate professionals regarding prospective use of property and future development
  • Assist in the preparation and adoption of the Plan of Conservation and Development and other ongoing planning efforts and the development of Zoning Regulations to support those efforts
  • Assist in the review of development applications and the preparation of Plan and Zoning Commission agendas
  • Provide professional staff support to the Plan and Zoning Commission
  • Supervise the subordinate professional staff in the achievement of department objectives
  • Manage the Town’s participation in the National Flood Insurance Program and FEMA CRS program
  • Assist in the administration of the Town’s responsibilities for coastal management
  • Participate in the application and implementation of State or Federal grant opportunities
  • Provide relevant guidance to other Town agencies and Boards

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Planning or related field
  • Experience with National Flood Insurance Program
  • Five (5) years’ experience of which at least three (30 must be supervisory)
  • Valid driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in planning or related field preferred with five years of supervisory experience
  • Connecticut municipal experience
  • AICP certification

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: 

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with proficiency in public speaking and presentation
  • Knowledge in principles and practices of CT zoning laws, zoning regulation, land use planning and their administration

Salary & Benefits: $77,854 – $98,584

To Apply: Information available here.

Zoning Enforcement Officer – Norwich, CT
Post date: 3/10/2017
Close Date: 3/27/2017
Examination: 4/1/2017

Summary: This is responsible technical work involving the enforcement of land use zoning regulations.

Work involves responsibility for identifying and documenting zoning regulations violations and for enforcement administration. Duties include review of zoning applications, inspection of premises, issuance of permits, investigation of complaints, preparation of enforcement documentation, and coordination of enforcement activities. This position is also responsible for making standard zoning enforcement technical decisions. The work requires that the employee have considerable knowledge, skill and ability in every phase of zoning enforcement inspection and administration.

Duties:

  • Reviews zoning, planning, and variance applications for compliance with municipal zoning regulations.
  • Inspects premises for compliance with zoning regulations prior to the issuance of zoning permits and in conjunction with variance applications during and following construction.
  • Investigates complaints of violations of zoning regulations.
  • Compels zoning regulation violators to correct violations.
  • Prepares evidence and documentation of persistent zoning violations.
  • Prepares zoning regulations enforcement orders and coordinates and carries out legal enforcement actions.
  • Coordinates zoning enforcement activities with other municipal enforcement departments and in particular the Building Department’s Certificate of Occupancy program.
  • Provides information on zoning ordinances and enforcement to municipal officials and the public, and provides procedural information to individuals contemplating appeals to the Zoning Board of Appeals.
  • May testify in court on zoning matters.
  • Provides technical assistance and staff support to the Zoning Board of Appeals including file maintenance and the preparation and publication of warning letters, reports, statistical documents, legal notices, etc.
  • Maintains zoning files and activities reports.
  • Enforces provisions of the junk/abandoned motor vehicle ordinance. Draft and recommends changes to zoning regulations.
  • Delegates various zoning inspections and enforcement duties to the Planning Technician and monitors progress should that position be filled.
  • Assigns Zoning Board of Appeals clerical duties to the Administrative Clerk.
  • Attends assigned meetings on a regular basis.
  • Undertakes other duties as assigned by the Director of Planning and Community Development or his/her designee such as assisting in the preparation of grant applications, attending City Council meetings, Housing Committee meetings, etc.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the direction of the Director of Planning and Community Development or his/her designee within the authority granted by the zoning regulations.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Provides functional supervision to the Planning Technician and the Administrative Clerk on Zoning and Zoning Board of Appeals matters.

Qualifications: 

A high school diploma or the equivalent, and training in planning, land use, public administration or a related field, plus five years of responsible zoning enforcement experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience which provides a demonstrated ability to perform the duties of the position.

Must be certified by the Connecticut Association of Zoning Enforcement Officials or obtain certification within two years of appointment to this position.

Must have a valid Driver’s License.

Salary & Benefits: Full-time, $55,475.29 – $60,299.25Full-time,

To Apply: Further information, and on-line application is available here.

Green Infrastructure Specialist – Hartford, CT
Post date: 3/7/2017
Close Date: Open until filled

Summary: The City of Hartford is seeking a full-time Green Infrastructure Specialist to facilitate and administer stormwater management infrastructure in Hartford. Throughout the one-year, grant-funded position, the Green Infrastructure Specialist will report to City Sustainability Coordinator in the Office of the Mayor. Hartford seeks a Green Infrastructure Specialist in the context of its rigorous, comprehensive climate resiliency effort – the Climate Stewardship Initiative (CSI) – which aims to improve our quality of life through environmental stewardship, while advancing our economy, improving public health outcomes, and promoting social equity. Through the CSI, Hartford has collaborated with corporations, private foundations, and state and federal government agencies to make significant strides in a number of areas. More information about these initiatives is available a http://www.hartford.gov/climate. The Green Infrastructure Specialist is entirely grant-funded by the University of Connecticut’s Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA). In addition to collaborating with CIRCA, the Green Infrastructure Specialist will be required to coordinate with the Metropolitan District Commission (MDC), the regional water and sewer authority, on a variety of matters. Full description here.

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Project Management, Landscape Architecture, Urban Studies, or a related field leading to a career in green infrastructure
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience with design and/or project management of green infrastructure
  • Ability to quickly understand and insightfully present engineering concepts to those without an engineering background
  • Demonstrated public presentation and speaking skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Preferred requirement: Masters degree in environmental management, environmental studies, natural resources, or a related field
  • Preferred requirement: Demonstrated ability to successfully lead collaborative green infrastructure projects between nonprofit, institutional, and public partners

Salary & Benefits: Salary up to $60,000/year, based on experience, with possibility of City benefits. This position is in the unclassified service, and incumbent is appointed and serves at the pleasure of the Mayor in accordance with Chapters IV and V of the City Charter.

To Apply: Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to mayor@hartford.gov.

Sustainability Coordinator – Hartford, CT
Post date: 3/7/2017
Close Date: Open until filled

Summary: The City of Hartford is seeking a full-time Sustainability Coordinator to develop and administer programs and initiatives related to environmental stewardship at the local level. The Sustainability Coordinator will work with various public and private stakeholders on activities to combat the adverse effects of climate change on Hartford. Throughout the 22-month, grant-funded position, the Sustainability Coordinator will report to the Chief of Staff in the Office of the Mayor. Hartford seeks a Sustainability Coordinator in the context of its rigorous, comprehensive climate resiliency effort – the Climate Stewardship Initiative (CSI) – which aims to improve our quality of life through environmental stewardship, while advancing our economy, improving public health outcomes, and promoting social equity. Through the CSI, Hartford has collaborated with corporations, private foundations, and state and federal government agencies to make significant strides in a number of areas. More information about these initiatives is available at http://www.hartford.gov/climate. A Sustainability Coordinator would help Hartford build on this strong coalition, and not only respond to threats of climate change, but also strategize proactively for the future. Full description here.

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in science, sustainability, urban planning, architecture, public policy, law, or related fields
  • Ability to communicate clearly and work closely with officials, city residents, the business community, environmental groups, and other stakeholders
  • Ability to maintain projects and meet deadlines
  • Excellent analytical and research skills
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct public engagement activities
  • Preferred requirement: Graduate Degree in science, sustainability, urban planning, architecture, public policy, law, or related fields
  • Preferred requirement:Minimum of 3 years of experience in coordinating environment-related projects

Salary & Benefits: Salary up to $90,000/year, based on experience, with possibility of City benefits. This position is in the unclassified service, and incumbent is appointed and serves at the pleasure of the Mayor in accordance with Chapters IV and V of the City Charter.

To Apply: Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to mayor@hartford.gov.

Architectural Job Captain – Kenneth Boroson Architects (New Haven, CT)
Post date: 3/6/2017
Close Date: Open until filled

Summary:  Kenneth Boroson Associates is currently seeking a full-time Architectural Job Captain with 2-4 years of experience.  Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Take sketches and initial architectural designs created by the Principal, Project Manager, or Supervisor and create hard line drawings from them in Revit and AutoCAD.
  • Create photorealistic renderings in Revit to express design ideas to project stakeholders.
  • Accurately measure and then draw existing field conditions in Revit and AutoCAD.
  • Assist in the creation of various materials for client presentations.
  • Create drawings and document packages as part of project milestone submissions.
  • Participate in meetings with project stakeholders.
  • Reports to Project Manager, Associate, or Principal depending on the project.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture with 2-4 years’ experience working in an Architectural office or related field.
  • Strong proficiency in Revit is a necessity, including use of all 3D modelling tools and 2D annotation tools. A working knowledge of AutoCAD is also important.
  • Photoshop / Adobe Creative Suite skills are a plus.
  • Candidates must be comfortable using Microsoft Office.

To Apply: Submit a cover letter, résumé, and brief portfolio of work (PDFs less than 5 MB please) to kboroson@kbarch.com and bstone@kbarch.com, or apply via www.kbarch.com/careers. For more information about who we are as a firm and the work that we do, please visit our website at www.kbarch.com.  Kenneth Boroson Architects is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Director of Planning – Ridgefield, CT
Post date: 2/27/2017
Close Date: Open until filled

Summary: To administer the Town’s Comprehensive Development Plan through effective implementation of the planning (subdivision and Plan of Conservation and Development), zoning, and wetlands programs and land use controls; to manage, supervise and coordinate the activities and responsibilities of the Planning and Zoning and Wetlands staff. See full description here.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in planning or closely related field from an accredited college or university desired. Bachelor’s with additional relevant experience will be considered.
  • AICP Certification, or ability to obtain certification within 24 months of employment.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of professional planning experience in Connecticut
  • Minimum of six (6) years of professional planning experience in a director level position with private or public planning agency, or at least eight (8) years professional planning experience with a minimum of two (2) years in decision-making and/or supervisory position.
  • CTDEEP Municipal Inland Wetlands Agency Training Certificate, or ability to obtain certificate in the next calendar year following employment.

Salary & Benefits: $82,000 – $109,500, 35 hours per week with benefits. Monday – Friday 8AM – 4PM.

To Apply: Interested applicants should send completed application and resume to:
Town of Ridgefield
Human Resources
400 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877
Or
e-mail us at personnel@ridgefieldct.org. EOE

Out-of-State Employment

Principal Planner – South Kingstown, RI
Post date: 3/16/2017
Close Date: Open until filled

Summary: The Town of South Kingstown, Rhode Island has a Principal Planner position available within the Town’s Planning Department. Under the direction of the Planning Director, role of Principal Planner is a dynamic professional planning and technical position, instrumental in the development and implementation of the Town’s planning policies and actions. The position provides a staff supervisory role in the development of the Town’s Comprehensive Community Plan and related long range planning projects, including plans and programs for community sustainability, as well as in the development of amendments to the Town’s zoning ordinance aimed at addressing critical issues and innovative subjects.  Additionally, the position coordinates land development project reviews, manages special projects, compiles research and prepares recommendations on a variety of important planning topics, and serves as staff to essential Town Boards and Committees.

Qualifications: Required qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in community planning, urban affairs, natural resources science, or a related field; and a minimum of seven (7) years of experience; or a Master’s Degree in Community Planning (MCP) and three (3) years of experience (Master’s Degree preferred). Certification by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) is also preferred.

Salary & Benefits: The salary for this 35-hour/week exempt SKMEA position is $70,843-$78,154 and includes a full benefit package.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and application to: jobs@southkingstownri.com. Applications and further information are available on our website at: www.southkingstownri.com.  Position open until filled. EOE  M/F/V/H

Planning Technician – Burlington, VT
Post date: 3/6/2017
Close Date: 3/24/2017

Summary: The City of Burlington’s Dept. of Planning & Zoning is looking to hire a Planning Technician to join our team. This paraprofessional position is responsible for assisting with the administration of the City’s land use and development regulations, and will devote a significant amount of time working directly with the public to provide customer service regarding land use development and zoning permitting including providing information and assistance to applicants and the public and processing zoning permit applications. This is a full-time permanent position.

Salary & Benefits: The City of Burlington offers a complete and very competitive benefits package.

To Apply: Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply. EOE. For a complete job description and application, contact our Human Resources Dept. at 802/865-7145 or visit our website and apply online. The application deadline is Friday March 24, 2017.

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