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Regional Planner – Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission

The Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission (SNHPC) is seeking a confident, outgoing, perceptive, communicative, and respectful individual to complement our professional planning staff. The Regional Planner will work with the Commission’s staff, municipalities, local and state agencies on a variety of local and regional planning initiatives. The position requires considerable knowledge of planning principles and practices, planning regulations on local and state levels, and funding programs.

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in Urban Planning with an emphasis in land use, community, or transportation planning or related field and three years of progressively responsible professional planning experience, or Bachelor’s Degree and five years of professional planning experience.
  • Membership in the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) is preferred but not required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The following duties and responsibilities are not all inclusive. Other duties may be assigned on an
as-needed basis.

  • Apply planning principles; create innovative methods to include public input, develop surveys, analyze, organize and present data; assist communities with land use related projects and programs, review site and subdivision applications, review and develop land use regulations.
  • Coordinate the development of special studies and implementation of programs including but not limited to Master Plans, Capital Improvement Programs, impact fee methodology studies, economic development and build out analyses, transportation-related studies such as bicycle and pedestrian planning and corridor studies, and innovative land use studies and applications. Meet with stakeholders including governmental and private sector officials, civic groups, land use specialists and private citizens to develop regional plans.
  • Assist with the Commission’s social media outreach for multiple projects and programs. Develop and implement public outreach initiatives for planning programs via public presentation, print, newsletter, press release, television, and/or radio;
  • Organize, prepare and present plans, reports, and analyses to municipal boards, commissions, and the public. Coordinate and facilitate a variety of committee and public meetings to develop consensus on plans, projects, and programs. Ability to prepare well-written professional reports for publications and presentations.
  • Assist SNHPC municipalities and partner agencies in preparing grant applications to implement new planning projects and studies. Seeking out and coordinating grant applications.

 Related Skills:

  • Ability to understand and perform numerous planning projects simultaneously.
  • Working patiently, professionally, and respectfully among a regional population of 260,000, regardless of age, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, political ideology, physical abilities, profession, or educational attainment.
  • Communicating honestly and often with project team(s)—sharing ideas, sharing insights, and identifying solutions for presented challenges by displaying initiative, judgment and creativity.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with funding agencies, stakeholders, public officials, other employees, the general public, Commissioners, and fellow staff.
  • Ability to deconstruct complex information as necessary for presenting to different audiences; Ability to speak effectively in public settings and give public presentations.
  • Exercises supervision over professional assistants and administrative personnel; ability to work independently or as part of a team, meet frequent deadlines, and coordinate the completion of multiple projects.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and related software tools for analysis and communication.
  • Knowledge of cartographic software platforms, including ArcGIS 10.6 and extensions of ArcGIS.

Other Requirements:

This position requires a current, valid driver’s license. The position requires travel throughout the region, occasional long-distance travel, and occasional night meetings.

Salary and Benefits:

The starting salary range for this position is $47,000 to $55,500 DOE.

The SNHPC offers competitive health and dental insurance benefits, and participates in the New Hampshire Retirement System (NHRS) pension plan.

Applying for the Position:

Persons interested in applying for the position should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to:

Linda Moore-O’Brien, Office Administrator

Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission

438 Dubuque Street

Manchester, NH   03102

Or submit electronically to lmoore-o’brien@snhpc.org with the subject heading “Regional Planner Position.”

The Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The position is open until filled.

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