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Staff Planner

This position requires local (MA/CT/NH/RI) day travel on a regular basis

Staff Planner

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, non-profit organizations, and private firms throughout New England since 1979. 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.

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.

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.

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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