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The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC): 8 Open Positions

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC): 8 Open Positions

Front End Web Developer

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), the regional planning agency for Boston, seeks a Front End Web Developer to join the Digital Services Group, housed within the Data Services Department, a team of 12+ planners, analysts, researchers, programmers, and IT professionals dedicated to using data and technology to support informed decision-making. The Front End Web Developer will support the Digital Services Group in front end design and web development of open-source, public sector web applications related to regional planning, municipal operations, and civic engagement.

MAPC’s Data Services Department has a long history of using technology to drive informed decisions across the region. If selected for the position you will work in a collaborative, respectful environment using modern web technologies and frameworks, and leading user-centered design processes. As part of a small, interdisciplinary group, you will be involved in all aspects of the product delivery cycle.

As MAPC’s Front End Developer, you will contribute frontend design and development to a growing portfolio of web applications that streamline municipal operations, make complex data visual and easy to interpret, and support informed decision-making at the policy and individual level across many topic areas (housing, transportation, clean energy, open data policy, economic development). Our ongoing work can be viewed at http://data.mapc.org or at https://github.com/mapc.

Duties include:  Design and build data-driven web services within a multidisciplinary teamCollaborate with government staff and municipal planning professionals to invent, implement and deploy systems and improvements to existing technology.  Drive ideas from concept to production: from sketches and wireframing to implementation and launch to production.  Work with a multidisciplinary team to design and implement clear, accessible (A11Y) user interfaces for web applications using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Qualifications include:  Experience designing consumer-facing web services for use by diverse audiences; Proficiency in JavaScript and CSS; Some experience with any front-end framework such as Angular, React, Backbone, or Ember; Deep understanding of web and mobile user interface design and best practices.  Prefered:  Proficiency in Javascript Data Visualization libraries (d3.js, 3.js); Experience with Cartographic Design Principles. Bachelor’s Degree in Technology, Interactive Design, Human Computer Interaction, Urban and Regional Planning, Urban Studies or a related field strongly preferred.

Compensation and Benefits:  This is a full time position (37.5 hours/week).  The starting salary ranges from $60,000 to $70,000 annually depending on qualifications and experience. MAPC offers excellent Massachusetts state employee benefits. MAPC’s workplace and our benefits are designed to provide a sustainable, healthy relationship with your work, including flexible time, remote working policy, and a family-friendly environment.

How to apply: The position is open until filled, and applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume.  Those who are interviewed will be asked to submit three (3) references plus a writing sample or other relevant work product.  SEE COMPLETE JOB AD AT: www.mapc.org (Jobs at MAPC) AND APPLY ON LINE AT LINK SHOWN THERE.  Please attach a link to a personal project or a group project you’ve contributed to along with attached source code you’ve worked on or the GitHub repo. Additionally, you may include links to your GitHub account and a design portfolio.  Candidates must have legal authorization to work in the USA and a valid driver’s license and/or the ability to arrange transportation to meetings in different parts of the region.  MAPC is an EOE/AA employer.  MAPC takes pride in the diversity of its workforce and encourages all qualified persons to apply. Thomas E. Hauenstein, Manager of Operations.  Posted 2-21-17.

 

Manager of Human Resources

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), the regional planning agency for metropolitan Boston,  seeks candidates with comprehensive human resources management experience. The Manager of Human Resources (HR Manager) serves as a consultant and coach in all HR areas including recruitment, onboarding and retention, employee relations, benefits and compensation administration, HRIS, professional development and training, and employee engagement. We are seeking an experienced HR professional with excellent interpersonal skills, strong project management and supervisory skills, and an ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion. Reporting to the Deputy Director and supervising a staff of two, the HR Manager plays an integral role in defining and supporting MAPC’s HR priorities and policies. The HR Manager is a hands-on manager of HR programs, policies, and systems ensuring that MAPC and its affiliated entities recruit, support and retain an engaged workforce, and are compliant with relevant laws and regulations.

Duties include:  Guide and oversee decisions made in the “lifecycle” of an employee, from recruitment, hiring and orientation to performance management, professional development and advancement, and through the conclusion of employment at MAPC;  build strong relationships with agency leadership and employees through a collaborative and problem-solving approach, positioning human resources as a trusted division within the organization;  develop and execute new and existing HR processes ensuring that they are aligned with MAPC goals and values, as well as federal and state law;  provide informed advice and coaching on a broad range of matters from leaves of absence to employee relations and career development.  Ensure a fair, legal and inclusive hiring and evaluation process; provide assistance and advice on all aspects from outreach strategies, resume screening, interview guides, offer and onboarding.

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant field with minimum of five years of senior human resources experience with increasing responsibility and accountability. Non-profit or public agency experience and SHRM certificate is highly desirable;  ability to assess and build a proactive human resources program and to manage and develop a service-oriented team; experience effectively administering health/wellness benefits and personnel policies, including leave policies in a family friendly work environment.

Compensation and Benefits:  The starting salary ranges from $70,000 to $80,000, depending on qualifications and experience. This is a full-time exempt position. MAPC offers excellent Massachusetts state employee benefits as well as a flexible, supportive, and family-friendly work environment and a commitment to continued professional development.   Apply:  PLEASE SEE COMPLETE JOB AD AT:  www.mapc.org (Jobs at MAPC) AND APPLY AT LINK SHOWN THERE.  Please attach a cover letter and a resume. A review of applications will begin immediately. The position is open until filled. Candidates must have legal authorization to work in the USA and a valid driver’s license and/or the ability to arrange transportation to meetings in different parts of the region.  MAPC is an EOE/AA employer.  MAPC takes pride in the diversity of its workforce and encourages all qualified persons to apply.  Thomas E. Hauenstein, Manager of Operations. Posted 2-21-17.

 

Regional Land Use Planner I/ II

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), the regional planning agency for metropolitan Boston, seeks candidates for the position of Regional Land Use Planner I or II within the agency’s Land Use Department. In conjunction with other MAPC staff, the Planner will work on a wide variety of projects with local communities with a particular focus on housing, open space, sustainable economic development, and zoning.  In addition to local and regional planning work, the Planner will assist in evaluating and improving state laws, regulations, policies, and programs to encourage smart growth, sustainable development, and regional collaboration. The Planner will work closely with state agencies, local officials, community groups, businesses, and institutions.

Duties include:  Assist municipalities to develop and implement plans and strategies, including local visions, master plans; housing, economic development, and open space plans; zoning, permitting procedures, and design guidelines; and a wide array of other plans in areas such as Transit-Oriented Development (TOD), Complete Streets, Fair Housing, Cluster Zoning, and Low-Impact Development (LID);  Research and prepare reports, studies, testimony, and presentations;  Advise various levels of government on policies and best practices;  Organize workshops and educational events for the public; make public presentations and facilitate public discussions.

Qualifications:   Candidates for this position must have either a Bachelor’s degree with a major in planning, public policy/management, urban design/architecture, economic development or a closely related field and at least 3 years of relevant job experience; or a Master’s degree in one of these fields plus at least 1 year of relevant professional experience. Master’s Degree, AICP Certification, and/or significant additional experience required for Planner II position.

Compensation and Benefits:   The starting salary ranges from $50,000 to $65,000, depending on qualifications and experience. Master’s Degree, AICP Certification, and additional experience a plus for higher range Planner II position.  This is a full time exempt position. MAPC offers excellent Massachusetts state employee benefits as well as a flexible, supportive, and family friendly work environment and a commitment to ongoing professional development.

How to apply:   The position is open until filled, and applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. SEE COMPLETE JOB AD AT:  www.mapc.org (Jobs at MAPC) AND APPLY AT LINK SHOWN THERE.  Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume.   Candidates must have legal authorization to work in the USA and a valid driver’s license and/or the ability to arrange transportation to meetings in different parts of the region.  MAPC is an EOE/AA employer.   MAPC takes pride in the diversity of its workforce and encourages all qualified persons to apply.  Thomas E. Hauenstein, Manager of Operations.  Posted 2/21/17.

 

Socioeconomic Analyst
The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), the regional planning agency for metropolitan Boston, seeks a Socioeconomic Analyst to monitor and forecast population, housing, and economic trends in Metro Boston. This position, within the agency’s Data Services Department, will support an ongoing program of regional population and housing demand projections and the application of these projections to a variety of planning, regulatory, and policy activities. The analyst will also study current trends and produce narrative, visual, or digital products that help communicate key findings to stakeholders. This is an opportunity to apply advanced modeling tools and analytical methods to real-world applications in a large metro region with a variety of social, environmental, and transportation challenges.  We seek an individual who is innovative, mission-driven, and committed to a more sustainable and equitable region.

Duties include:  improvement, maintenance, and operation of socioeconomic models, and production of on-demand forecast scenarios based on input assumptions. The analyst will also interpret the results and prepare materials communicating key findings to support local and regional planning initiatives. In addition to forecasting activities, the analyst will conduct research activities related to demographic, housing, land use, economic, and development patterns in the region, including development and analysis of new datasets. This position offers opportunities to build relationships with public and private sector collaborators throughout Massachusetts, and to build new connections and cultivate new partnerships. MAPC supports staff participation in professional development opportunities, including trainings, classes, and conferences.  In addition:  Operate and improve MAPC’s population and housing demand modeling tools. Collaborate with academic partners, experts, and partner agencies on model improvement. Continue the migration to a more reproducible and code-based model. Integrate new variables and new data sources into the model to improve its utility. Conceptualize alternative scenarios and implement those scenarios using the model. Summarize results and communicate key features of each scenario to various audiences in narrative, visual, and digital formats.   Conduct research and analysis related to socioeconomics and the built environment, including transportation Identify, evaluate, and acquire data with a particular focus on novel, nontraditional, and “big” sources such as mobile devices, social media, administrative records, and innovative surveys. Define and implement research plans that include multivariate and spatial statistics methods. Document methods and prepare results for publication.

Qualifications:  Candidates for this position must have a Master’s degree (or higher) in planning, economics, statistics, transportation, sociology, or a related field with at least 2 years of experience in a related field, with progressively increasing responsibilities. Candidates must demonstrate the following: Experience in population forecasting, statistical data analysis, interpretation, report preparation, and presentations; proficiency with R, Python, PostgresSQL or other statistical and data management tools.  Familiarity with the principles and practice of scenario planning is preferred. A high proficiency with managing, analyzing and visualizing both spatial and tabular data, specifically large datasets.  Proficiency with diverse data sets from federal, state, and local agencies including the Decennial Census, American Community Survey, Bureau of Labor statistics, and Census Transportation Planning Package Experience with the planning and policy context of Metro Boston or elsewhere in Massachusetts is preferred

Compensation and Benefits:  The starting salary ranges from $50,000 to $65,000, depending on qualifications and experience. This is a full time exempt position. MAPC offers excellent Massachusetts state employee benefits as well as a flexible, supportive, and family friendly work environment and a commitment to ongoing professional development.

How to apply:  The position is open until filled, and applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume.  Those who are interviewed will be asked to submit three (3) references plus a writing sample or other relevant work product.  PLEASE SEE COMPLETE JOB AD AT:  www.mapc.org (Jobs at MAPC) AND APPLY AT LINK SHOWN THERE.   Please attach a cover letter, resume, and writing sample.  A review of applications will begin immediately.  Candidates must have legal authorization to work in the USA and a valid driver’s license and/or the ability to arrange transportation to meetings in different parts of the region. MAPC is an EOE/AA employer.   MAPC takes pride in the diversity of its workforce and encourages all qualified persons to apply.  Thomas E. Hauenstein, Manager of Operations.  Posted 2/21/17.

 

Clean Energy Coordinator/Planner

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), the regional planning agency for metropolitan Boston, seeks candidates for the position of Clean Energy Coordinator/Planner who will work on a wide variety of projects in our region, including undertaking comprehensive local energy and climate planning, energy-related technical assistance, and regional energy procurement; supporting procurement activities in LED lighting and other fields, including interviewing vendors, designing specs and scopes, conducting product and market research, convening municipalities, issuing bids, collecting and managing data, tracking project progress, and troubleshooting problems; developing and analyzing energy use baselines and inventories; facilitating the drafting and adoption of supportive bylaws, ordinances, permitting procedures, and design guidelines; managing programs, budgets, and stakeholder relationships; designing and evaluating policies, strategies, toolkits, and reports on energy-related topics; and evaluating and recommending improvements to laws, regulations, policies, and programs to encourage clean energy and regional collaboration, and presenting on topics to diverse audiences.

Duties include:  Help cities and towns to develop plans, policies, and programs to promote energy efficiency, to advance renewable energy, and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the residential, commercial and municipal sectors;  Design and run regional energy projects, e.g., procuring energy-efficient equipment or services, or planning energy initiatives among neighboring municipalities;  Conduct outreach calls to municipalities for program recruitment, evaluation, or education.

Qualifications:   BA/ BS degree plus a minimum of three years of professional experience working directly with energy issues in a public or private sector setting or a MA degree in planning, public policy, engineering, or public or business administration, with training in energy systems, climate, or related disciplines and a minimum of one year of professional experience working directly with energy issues in a public or private sector setting.

Compensation and Benefits:  This is a full time position.  The starting salary ranges from $50,000 to $60,000 annually depending on qualifications and experience. MAPC offers excellent Massachusetts state employee benefits. MAPC’s workplace and our benefits are designed to provide a sustainable, healthy relationship with your work, including flexible time, remote working policy, and a family-friendly environment.

The position is open until filled, and applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.  SEE COMPLETE JOB AD AT:  www.mapc.org  (Jobs at MAPC) AND APPLY AT LINK SHOWN THERE. Please attach cover letter, resume and writing sample.   Candidates must have legal authorization to work in the USA and a valid driver’s license and/or the ability to arrange transportation to meetings in different parts of the region.  MAPC is an EOE/AA employer.  MAPC takes pride in the diversity of its workforce and encourages all qualified persons to apply.  Thomas E. Hauenstein, Operations Manager.  Posted 2/21/17.

 

Senior Grants and Contracts Accountant

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) seeks candidates for the position of Senior Grants and Contracts Accountant (Senior Accountant). This new position will report to the Controller and work closely with directors, department managers, and MAPC project managers. The Senior Accountant is responsible for the financial reporting, accounting and other financial activity for a diverse portfolio of federal, state and town contracts and foundation grants. Other areas of focus are budgeting, compliance, and variance analysis of grants/projects’ costs.  Duties include:  Perform post award functions for grants and contracts; perform general accounting related to grants and contracts ensuring compliance with GAAP, MAPC’s policies and procedures, grantor requirements and Federal and State regulations;  provide budgetary control of grant billings, expense analysis, reconciling and monitoring receivables.

Qualifications:  Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting plus five years of progressive responsibility in general accounting, grant accounting, and compliance. Candidates must also demonstrate the following:  Knowledge of Federal grant regulations and compliance in accordance with the applicable CFRs; demonstrated ability to analyze qualitative and quantitative information, and to teach others; knowledge of integrated project management and accounting systems.

Compensation and Benefits:  This is a full time position.  The starting salary ranges from $65,000 – $70,000 annually depending on qualifications and experience. MAPC offers excellent Massachusetts state employee benefits. MAPC’s workplace and our benefits are designed to provide a sustainable, healthy relationship with your work, including flexible time, remote working policy, and a family-friendly environment.    How to apply:  The position is open until filled, and applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.  SEE COMPLETE JOB AD AT:  www.mapc.org  (Jobs at MAPC) AND APPLY AT LINK SHOWN THERE. Please attach cover letter and resume.  Candidates must have legal authorization to work in the USA and a valid driver’s license and/or the ability to arrange transportation to meetings in different parts of the region.  MAPC is an EOE/AA employer.  MAPC takes pride in the diversity of its workforce and encourages all qualified persons to apply.  Thomas E. Hauenstein, Operations Manager.  Posted 2/21/17.

 

IT Helpdesk Support Specialist

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council, the regional planning agency for metropolitan Boston, seeks an IT Helpdesk Support Specialist to provide information technology support to staff in an innovative and growing public agency. Principal responsibilities will include providing customer service support to our internal staff by responding to all inbound IT help desk requests and other support as needed. Other duties will include remote support, troubleshooting desktops, notebooks, printers, VOIP phone systems, and other hardware devices within a structured IT enterprise environment. The ideal candidate will be positive, detail-oriented, and committed to a more sustainable and equitable region.  Responsibilities include:  Provide first-line IT support to MAPC staff both on- and off-site;  log incoming help requests from end users via telephone, ticket system, in person and email in a courteous and timely manner; prioritize and schedule problems and escalate problems when required to the appropriately experienced team member.

Qualifications include:  2 years of prior desktop support experience; strong technical troubleshooting and support skills with a focus around Microsoft technologies and MS Office Products;  basic understanding of TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS; working knowledge of using remote desktop software. Citrix XenApp and Citrix technologies are preferred.   Compensation:   This is a full time position.  The starting salary ranges from $50,000 to $60,000 annually depending on qualifications and experience. MAPC offers excellent Massachusetts state employee benefits as well as a flexible, supportive, and family-friendly work environment.

How to apply:   The position is open until filled, and applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume.  Those who are interviewed will be asked to submit three (3) references and a relevant work product.  PLEASE SEE COMPLETE JOB AD AT: www.mapc.org (Jobs at MAPC) AND APPLY AT LINK SHOWN THERE.  A review of applications will begin immediately.  Candidates must have legal authorization to work in the USA and a valid driver’s license and/or the ability to arrange transportation to meetings in different parts of the region.  MAPC is an EOE/AA employer. MAPC takes pride in the diversity of its workforce and encourages all qualified persons to apply.  Thomas E. Hauenstein, Manager of Operations.  Posted 2/21/17.

 

Research Manager

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), Metro Boston’s regional planning agency, seeks an experienced researcher interested in applying quantitative analysis to pressing public policy issues related to transportation, land use, housing, health, and social equity. The Research Manager will oversee statistical analysis and modeling, the preparation of data-driven policy publications, the creation and analysis of new data resources, and stewardship of our Regional Indicators program.  We seek an individual who is experienced, innovative, and committed to a more sustainable and equitable region.  This is a new position in MAPC’s Data Services Department with direct management of two or more analysts. The mission of the Research team is to create new insight into the past, present, and future of Metro Boston. This takes many forms: creation of new data resources from governmental and non-traditional sources; analysis of data to answer key questions about the region; creation of reports and recommendations to inform ongoing policy discussions; and maintenance of a Regional Indicators program to track progress toward the goals of our regional plan, MetroFuture: Making a Greater Boston Region. The Data Services Department is a team of twelve planners, analysts, and web developers dedicated to using data and technology to support informed decision-making. For more information about MAPC and the Data Services Department, visit www.mapc.org and data.mapc.org.

Duties of the position include: In partnership with the Data Services Director, Executive Director, Deputy Director, and other staff, design and implement a research agenda to guide data development and analysis of key issues facing the region. Topics for this research agenda will span MAPC’s portfolio of interests, with a focus on sustainable transportation, housing and economic development, land use, demographics, neighborhood change, and equity. Analyze both traditional and non-traditional data sources to inform policy discussions about critical issues facing the region. Use advanced quantitative methods, statistical modeling, and compelling data visualizations to generate information and insight relevant to public policy decisions. Produce accessible, policy-oriented reports or digital products that communicate findings to a broad audience.  Manage two or more analysts in the Research team and draw on the expertise of other Data Services and MAPC staff as necessary.

Qualifications:  Demonstrated proficiency with quantitative research methods and statistical modeling, and experience applying these methods to regional planning policy problems. Proficiency with R, Python, PostgresSQL, STATA, or other statistical and data management tools; at least five years of work experience (post-doctoral work eligible) related to research and publication, with at least three years of experience in a managerial role. Demonstrated ability to manage a team, to work in a collaborative setting, and to supervise the work of others in a supportive and engaging manner. Advanced degree in planning, transportation, economics, public policy, public health, or related field required; Masters’ degree required; PhD preferred.

Compensation and Benefits: This is a full time position. The starting salary ranges from $72,000 to $82,000, depending on qualifications and experience. MAPC offers excellent Massachusetts state employee benefits as well as a flexible, supportive, and family-friendly work environment.  How to Apply:   PLEASE SEE COMPLETE JOB AD AT:  www.mapc.org (Jobs at MAPC) AND APPLY AT LINK SHOWN THERE.  A review of applications will begin immediately; the position is open until filled. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume. Those who are interviewed will be asked to submit three (3) references plus a writing sample or other relevant work product. Candidates must have legal authorization to work in the USA and a valid driver’s license and/or the ability to arrange transportation to meetings in different parts of the region. MAPC is an EOE/AA employer.  MAPC takes pride in the diversity of its workforce and encourages all qualified persons to apply.  Thomas E. Hauenstein, Manager of Operations. Posted 2/21/17.

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