Northern Middlesex Council of Governments (NMCOG), a Lowell-based regional planning agency, is accepting applications for the position of Regional Planner. A complete job description and the required minimum qualifications can found on the agency’s website: www.nmcog.org.
Please email cover letter and resume by March 17, 2017 to
email@example.com or send by conventional mail to: NMCOG, 40 Church Street, Suite 200, Lowell, MA 01852.
NMCOG is an AA/EOE.
Title: Regional Planner
Category: Full Time Professional
Supervisor: The Regional Planner works under the supervision of the Assistant Director and the Executive Director.
Supervisory Responsibilities: None.
Primary Contracts: Federal, state, and local contracts focused on providing technical analysis and report writing in the areas of housing. transportation, economic development and land use.
- Public Interface and Community Liaison Responsibilities
- Prepare and deliver presentations to the public, as well as to local, state and federal officials, the business community and advocacy groups.
- Maintain effective working relationships with local communities, regional, state and federal agencies, advocacy groups, consultants, the business community and the public.
- Participate in technical committees, advisory committees, working groups and task forces, as appropriate.
- Interface with the public, and local and state officials relative to technical issues.
- Represent the agency at meetings.
- Technical Responsibilities
- Provide technical assistance to local communities relative to housing, transportation, economic development and land use.
- Maintain current knowledge concerning local, state and federal planning requirements, practices, policies and processes.
- Perform technical research and analysis.
- Conduct fieldwork needed to achieve project objectives and needs.
- Prepare technical reports, memoranda and newsletters.
- Researching best practices and additional funding opportunities.
- Developing grant applications.
- Required Skills
- Strong technical, writing, and oral communication skills
- Professionalism and diplomacy
- Public presentation skills
- Strong time management and organizational skills
- Ability to work effectively with community groups and government officials, especially local elected and appointed officials
- Knowledge of housing analysis, economic development, land use, transportation, sustainable development, and other planning techniques and strategies
- Computer literacy: Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook) and other relevant computer programs and tools
- Minimum Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree in planning or related field; Master’s degree preferred
- Two years of experience in planning or a related field
- Any combination of education and experience that would provide the desired skills, knowledge and ability to perform the job.
- Salary Range: $50,000 – $65,000, depending on qualifications
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