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In-State Employment

Associate Planner – Stamford, CT
Post date: 2/5/2016
Close date: 2/26/2016

Summary: Under the direction of the Land Use Bureau Chief or designee, the Associate Planner performs professional work in a broad range of current and comprehensive municipal planning functions.  Responsibilities include the review of development applications, analysis of new and revised development codes, preparation of planning studies and reports, policy implementation, design development and research; related work as required.  The successful candidate will have demonstrated knowledge of state and federal statutes relating to planning, zoning, coastal area management and related municipal land use regulations, and the legal and administrative procedures of land use boards.

Qualifications: Three (3) years of progressively responsible professional planning experience and a Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Landscape Architecture, Architecture or a closely related field.  A Master’s Degree in a related field or membership in the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) may be substituted for one (1) year of work experience.

Salary & Benefits: $79,590 – $102,256/Annually, Permanent Position/Civil Service/Excellent Benefits

To Apply: Interested candidates should submit an Employment Application and Application Supplement “16-05” by February 26, 2016, to the City of Stamford, Human Resources Division, 9th Floor, 888 Washington Boulevard, Stamford, CT, 06904.  For more information please call (203) 977-4070.  Applications must be received or postmarked on or before the last Filling Date to be considered.   Applications are available on-line at

Contact information for this posting is as follows:


Norman F. Cole, AICP
Land Use Bureau Chief
City of Stamford
(203) 977-4714

Director of Planning and Zoning – Westport, CT
Post date: 2/4/2016
Close date: 2/29/2016

Summary: The responsibilities of this position are to develop, manage, administer, supervise and direct the programs and activities of the Westport Town Planning and Zoning Department. This includes the functional areas of organizing and conducting a comprehensive planning and development program for the community. This position is responsible for the enforcement and administration the town zoning codes. There is an emphasis on updating and implementing the Plan of Conservation and Development; providing land use analytical services; coordinating town projects and serving as a spokesperson for some of the Land Use bodies. The Director will also evaluate the needs of the various populations served by the Department seeking out new ideas and methods to provide appropriate services. The Director reports to the First Selectman on all matters of administration and operation and to the Planning and Zoning Commission on all matters of enforcement. For full job description, please visit the Westport website.

Qualifications: Bachelors or Master’s degree in Urban and/or Municipal Planning or a related area plus ten years of experience with increasing responsibility in Planning and Zoning and land use management with a minimum of five years supervising staff. Must have valid driver’s license, AICP, and CAZEO.

Salary & Benefits: The Town of Westport offers a competitive compensation package commensurate with the experience of the candidate. The town offers a comprehensive benefits program including a medical plan with a Health Savings Account, dental, as well as life and long term disability insurance and a Defined Contribution Plan with a match.

To Apply: If you meet the listed qualifications please submit resume with cover letter via email to Human Resources Director, Ralph Chetcuti – at

Principal Planner – Transportation Special Projects (P3 or P4) – Capitol Region Council of Governments, Hartford, CT
Post date: 2/3/2016
Close date: 3/3/2016

Summary: The Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) is the largest of Connecticut’s nine regional planning organizations and serves as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for most of the Hartford area. CRCOG is seeking a qualified professional to perform a variety of transportation planning activities. The primary duty for the person selected for this position will be to oversee a number of short or long-range projects. See full job posting.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in transportation planning, public administration, urban planning, business administration, engineering or a closely related field and seven years of increasingly responsible experience or a combination of training and work experience that demonstrates the knowledge and ability to perform the duties.

Salary & Benefits: $56,016 – $83,419

To Apply: Please send your resume and a cover letter to Jennifer Carrier, Transportation Director. Electronic submissions are preferred and should be sent to Ms. Jennifer Carrier at Submissions via regular mail should be sent to CRCOG, 241 Main Street, Hartford, Connecticut 06106. Resumes should be submitted by March 3, 2016, but the position will remained open until filled. CRCOG is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE/M/H/F

Director of Planning – Ridgefield, CT
Post date: 1/25/2016
Close date: 2/29/2016

Summary: Manages and supervises the day-to-day activities of the Planning and Zoning and Wetlands Department with a staff of 3.5 employees, including enforcement officers; coordinates all activities, attends meetings, and provides guidance and assistance to the combined Planning and Zoning Commission and Inland Wetlands Board; responsible for the administration of the subdivision, zoning and wetlands regulations.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in planning or closely related field plus 6 year’s experience in director position, or Bachelor’s degree with additional relevant experience; AICP certification or ability to obtain within 24 months of employment; CTDEEP Municipal Inland Wetlands Agency Training Certificate, or ability to obtain within one year.

Salary & Benefits: Hiring salary range: $82,000 – $107,000 plus benefits.

To Apply: Visit for full job description and application. Applicants should send completed application and resume to:

Town of Ridgefield

Human Resources

400 Main Street

Ridgefield, CT 06877

Or e-mail us at EOE


Transportation Planner – HARTransit, Danbury, CT
Post date: 1/14/2016
Close date: 2/12/2016

Summary: Compilation/analysis of bus ridership, field checks, conduct service planning studies, National Transit Database and Title VI reporting, transit operations planning and customer relations. Oversee sign, shelter and bike programs.  Frequent contact with public.

Qualifications: BA urban studies, urban planning, environmental science, or related field.  Strong analytical and communication skills. Public sector experience desirable.

To Apply: Submit resume and cover letter stating salary requirements to:

Human Resources
62 Federal Road
Danbury, CT 06810
Fax: 203-744-0764



Director of Economic & Community Development – Trumbull, CT
Post date: 1/5/2016
Close date: Open until a sufficient number of applicants are received


  1. Develop, influence, and implement (as appropriate per area) the Town’s economic and community development policies, programs and guidelines.
  2. Develop and update the economic and community development strategic plan.
  3. Advise the First Selectman, Trumbull Economic and Community Development Commission, and other commissions and boards on all issues related to economic and community development, and optimum utilization of industrial/commercial land and properties. Work collaboratively with the Town Planner in order to develop business retention and expansion models through the development of progressive and reasonable zoning regulations and practices; participates in plan review of proposed residential, mixed use, office, industrial and commercial developments throughout the Town.

Full job description here.

Experience & Training: 

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Marketing, Public Administration or Liberal Arts Degree (i.e. English, Political Science or Economics).
  2. Three (3) years of experience in economic and community development, grant writing, communications, or related business, government or legal experience.
  3. Graduate degree in public administration, public policy, business administration, law or communications preferred but not required.
  4. AICP certification preferred but not required.
  5. Real estate sales, brokerage or appraisal license preferred but not required

Salary & Benefits: $105,000 – $125,000 (depending upon experience) plus benefits. 40 hours/week.

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to:

Town of Trumbull
HR/Civil Service
5866 Main Street
Trumbull, CT 06611

Resumes can also be faxed to 203/452-3856 or emailed to EOE.


Out-of-State Employment

Community Design/Affordable Housing Specialist – Cape Cod Commission, Banstable, MA
Post date: 1/21/2016
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. 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. See complete job description at

Qualifications: 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/yr

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

Regulatory Officer II – Cape Cod Commission, Banstable, MA
Post date: 1/21/2016
Close date: Open until filled

Summary: This position requires knowledge of regional environmental planning and environmental protection principles as well as general legal and office procedures; excellent oral and written communication skills, public presentation skills, organization skills and skill at managing details. Ability to participate as a member of a team of regulatory officers, planners, engineers and technical staff; ability to prepare reports; ability to manage projects and work independently. See complete job description at .

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in planning, environmental science, coastal studies, law or related field; minimum of one year of experience in regional planning, land use planning, environmental planning and or regulatory work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Salary & Benefits: $59,519/yr.

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

Planner or Principal Planner – Providence, RI
Post date: 1/20/2016
Close date: Open until filled

Summary: Under general supervision of the Deputy Director of Planning and Development or his/her  Designee, the Principal Planner performs responsible administrative, technical planning, and urban redevelopment work of a complex and professional nature in assisting the Deputy Director for Planning and the Associate Director of Special Projects in the conduct of the department work program in all its phases; and related work as required. Work assignments are received from a superior and are usually general in nature and afford a certain amount of latitude in the exercise of independent judgment in planning work details and assigning work to subordinates. Work elements include writing, public speaking, and the use of various types of computer software and programs including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation, mapping, and graphic design. Work is reviewed in its broader aspects for compliance with the standards and principles of community planning.


  1. Principal Planner: Master’s degree in planning from a college or university accredited by the American Planning Association and three (3) years experience in planning, or a Bachelor’s degree in Planning, , Urban Design, Urban Affairs, or related field with five (5) years experience in planning. Planner: Master’s degree in planning from a college or university accredited by the American Planning Association, or a Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Urban Design, Urban Affairs, or related field with three (3) years experience in planning.
  1. Certification from the American Institute of Certified Planners is desirable. (Principal Planner)
  1. Detailed and demonstrable knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques involved in city planning including, but not limited to, preparing capital governments, comprehensive plans, urban redevelopment programs, zoning ordinances and land development regulations; administering planning projects; assigning and supervising the work of technical staff; and giving presentations to technical groups on general planning and urban redevelopment matters.
  1. Ability to perform complex technical research and analysis, compile comprehensive reports and make recommendations for the practicable applications of findings.
  1. Experience in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Adobe Creative Suite.  Experience or interest in web design, graphic design, and ARC GIS is desirable.
  1. Ability to communicate effectively and courteously.
  1. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City officials and the general public.
  1. Must be able to perform all essential functions of the job.

Salary & Benefits: Planner: $41,000 to $54,000, Principal Planner: $46,000 to $62,000

To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter which clearly identifies the position for which you are applying. Place “Planner/Principal Planner Position” in subject line and send electronic submissions to Martina Haggerty, Associate Director of Special Projects, at All resumes and cover letters must be accompanied by a salary history and application. Applications are available on the City’s website at:




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Recall the complaints filed here by me the property owner against the First Selectman of Plainfield last year.

This was that posting:

I am a Taxpayer in the Town of Plainfield,CT. I am finding many irregularities in oversight by Town Officials based on the Rules and Regulations that they are expected to adhere to as it is their responsibility to protect their Citizen and Taxpayers such as:

1). Town Planner had allowed a CT. based Contractor to begin excavation of a major project without performing due diligence on the performance bond the Contractor provided the Town. It turned out that the performance bond in the amount of $240,000 was fraudulent.

The Town Planner then gave the same Contractor ( without the property owners permission or knowledge ) a reduction in the requirement of the bond by $170,000 without any sensible explanation to the property owner. No work was performed for the reduction.

This was followed up by the excavation contractor giving yet another fraudulent performance bond ( $50,000) to the Town.

When that was discovered by the property owner the Town Planner followed up once more by allowing this Contractor to post a$50,000 cash bond. All against the property owners permission.

2). The Town's Head of P & Z allowed the same Contractor to begin excavation without taking out the following required permits:

a). CTDEEP Storm Water permits.
b). CTDOT Encroachment permits.
c). Proof of Insurance.

The same Town Planner/ Surveyor appeared to allow the abutting business to build a structure within 12 inch of the other property owners property line and right against the well head casting.

In further review of the Head of P & Z who is also head of Inland Wetlands I find that his qualifications amount to no more than that he was a registered Surveyor before being placed in this political position.

1). Is this department head not required to have a degree to hold these duel positions?
2). Does that not create a liability for the Town ( and Taxpayers) for not having a qualified employee overseeing these positions?

In closing. The Town Police threatened the property owner with arrest for restricting the Contractor in working on the site when the Contractor found fractured rock was being dropped down on a State roadway from a height of over 40 ft. The State of CTDOT stepped in and stopped the Contractor from excavating within the States encroachment area without a encroachment permit.

The First Selectman and John Penney of the NB slandered the property owner for not paying its property taxes when in fact a $50,000 payment was given to the town and the funds were applied to a total strangers property. The town refused to issue a refund or re appoint this payment to the correct property.

To add insult to injury the town then tried to steal this property by its attempted auction ( Spring 2015) of this property. The property owner was forced to pay the same bill all over again to fight this fight at a later date.


It is the property owners gut feeling that all this turmoil began when the property owner turned down the Co-Chairman of the P& Z Commission offer to purchase the property from him for millions of dollars.

Selectman Paul Sweet of Plainfield who has now been under investigation by the Feds since 9/14 will soon have to answer for his wayward ways once again.

A lawsuit is being filed against the First Selectman and his Head of Planning & Engineering, Lou Soya ( who lacks the credentials as head of P&E as well as Inland Wetlands ) this year by the property owner.

The lawsuit that will be filed by the property owner are for RICO violations, Fraud as well as Inverse Condemnation amount other things. ( no statute of limitations and triple damages).

Depositions have already taken will expose much of the ongoing fraud.

Much info from a previous lawsuit against the contractor by the property owner in Federal Court back in 2013 will also explain a lot in which the property owner won on all counts.

Complaints are now coming in one after another regarding the excavation project across from the Riverview Restaurant in Plainfield by the local taxpayers of Plainfield.

The Citizens of Plainfield will soon see how the First Selectman and his employees jointly worked together to reduce a performance bond ( $220,000 down to $50,000) to cover up fraudulent bonds presented to Lou Soya by the present excavation contractor.

Without the property owners consent or knowledge the property owner also claim the taking" of his titled water rights of the Moosup Pond by the Selectman as well.

As was the case in 2000 when the First Selectman was under investigation ( Inter Royal Mills ) the First Selectman has been under a new investigation by the Feds for the Brunswick Mills which was ordered torn down without permission of the CTDEEP or the EPA by the First Selectman.

The First Selectman has already notified its insurance carrier of the expected lawsuit. It is expected to exceed $10,000,000.
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