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University of Cincinnati’s Division of Professional Practice: Co-op Planning Students Available for Upcoming Semester, August 21-December 22, 2017.

Urban Planning  Co-op Students Available The University of Cincinnati’s Division of Professional Practice continues a long tradition of having students alternate between academic and professional practice terms.  It is an educational philosophy which was introduced to academia at the University of Cincinnati over 100 years ago. The Bachelor of Urban Planning (BUP), a five-year professional degree program, is one of the most well established and respected programs in the United States and has been accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board for 35 years. The BUP program provides students with essential physical, economic, sociological, computer, graphic design, analytical and communication skills for the practice of planning in the complexities of the urban and metropolitan communities, with emphasis on place and place-making.  It is also the only studio based program which requires at least … Read entire article »

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Two positions available at SNHPC: Transportation Planner and Senior GIS Analyst, Manchester, NH

Two positions available at SNHPC: Transportation Planner and Senior GIS Analyst, Manchester, NH TRANSPORTATION PLANNER The Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission (SNHPC) is seeking an experienced Transportation Planner to complement our professional planning staff. The Transportation Planner will work with the Commission’s staff, municipalities, the New Hampshire Department of Transportation, and federal partner agencies on long and short-range regional transportation planning, project development, and special transportation studies. As a regional planning agency and designated Metropolitan Planning Organization for the greater Manchester, NH region, the SNHPC prepares local and regional plans, and assists 14 member municipalities with transportation planning services. This position requires considerable knowledge of transportation planning principles and practices, state and federal transportation planning regulations, state and federal transportation funding programs, and grant administration and management. Education and Experience:  Master’s Degree in Urban Planning … Read entire article »

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Principal Planner, Town of Chatham

Principal Planner, Town of Chatham The Town of Chatham, population 6,200 (30k+summer), seeks a qualified individual to fill the position of Principal Planner. The ideal candidate will be an energetic, professional manager with strong leadership and communication skills.  The Principal Planner reports directly to the Director of Community Development to plan, coordinate, organize, manage, and implement the activities of the Town’s planning actions to balance growth and development in a sustainable manner, in consideration of our coastal resources, and with strong focus on the preservation of community character. This position conducts technical research of Massachusetts law and local general and protective zoning bylaws; interprets, evaluates, and presents findings to management and local boards and commissions; prepares reports, analysis and decisions for land use regulatory boards/commission. The position involves a significant amount … Read entire article »

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Planning Specialist, FEMA

FEMA is Seeking Planning Specialist  FEMA is seeking talented, experienced men and women for the role of Planning Specialist within Planning cadre of the Reservist program. FEMA Reservists are disaster workforce employees who work on an on-call basis to support survivors of all-hazard incidents. As a Planning Specialist you will: Gather, prepare and maintain designated inputs for the Documentation Unit, Situation Unit Resource Unit, or Support Unit or any combination of. Assembling Incident Action Plans (IAP) inputs in appropriate IAP sequence and format; reviewing the IAP prior to Planning Meeting; modifying and distributing the IAP as directed. Prepare draft plans as directed (strategic plan, COOP, contingency plan, advanced operations plan, crisis action plans, transition plans, demobilization plans.) Gather Strategic Staffing Projection input from incident organization elements and staffing pattern data from Automated Deployment Database. Assist other … Read entire article »

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Vice President, Real Estate Services, MassDevelopment

Vice President, Real Estate Services MassDevelopment is accepting applications for the position of Vice President in the Real Estate Services Department of the Real Estate Division (www.massdevelopment.com/careers/vice-president-real-estate-services).  Pursuant to its mission to create jobs, promote economic development, and eliminate blight, MassDevelopment undertakes a wide range of real estate services and technical assistance projects assisting communities to help define and achieve their economic development goals and objectives. Under the direction of the SVP of Real Estate Operations, the person who fills this position will perform project management functions from feasibility to execution primarily for real estate municipal services projects that may include, as needed, assistance with planning and development. Real Estate Services projects include but are not limited to the  creation of land use plans and design guidelines; market analysis; creation of RFQs … Read entire article »

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Planning Technician, City of Providence, RI

Planning Technician The City of Providence is now accepting applications a Planning Technician position within the Department of Planning and Development. Applications will be accepted until Tuesday August 8, 2017. Planner Technician Position Summary: Assists Department staff in performing the full range of professional and para-professional duties necessary to the operation of an urban planning office. Work elements include writing, research, data analysis, customer service, and the use of various types of computer programs including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation, mapping, and graphic design. Planning Technician Duties and Responsibilities: Assists in the compilation and interpretation of physical, social, and economic data used in the analysis of planning and urban redevelopment problems and in the design of the solutions to these problems. Prepares written and graphic reports using computerized word processing, graphic design, presentation, mapping, spreadsheet, database software, … Read entire article »

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Get on the Ballot! APA-MA Board of Directors Election, 2018-2020 Term: Seeking Candidates to Serve on Chapter Board

Get on the Ballot! APA-MA Board of Directors Election, 2018-2020 Term The APA-MA is seeking candidates interested in serving on the APA-MA Chapter Board of Directors for the term beginning October 1, 2017 and expiring December 31, 2019. Candidates must be current APA-MA Chapter members. APA-MA Board of Directors positions up for election are the following: President Vice-President for Chapter Affairs Professional Development Officer (PDO) Legislation and Policy Officer Secretary Treasurer Cape Cod & Islands Regional Representative Greater Boston Regional Representative Northeast Regional Representative Southeast Regional Representative Central Regional Representative Western Regional Representative For details about each position listed above, see Summary of Board Responsibilities; and for a map of regions, see APA-MA Regions Map.   To apply to be on the ballot, please contact any one of the three of APA-MA Nominating Committee members listed below no later than 5:00 PM Tuesday, August 15, 2017.  … Read entire article »

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Multimodal Planning Division Manager, Maine Department of Transportation

Maine Department of Transportation Direct Hire Vacancy Announcement Public Service Manager II Multimodal Planning Division Manager Bulletin 17-81 CODE:  MA32          RANGE: 32 Confidential       ($58,572.80 – $80,412.80 annually) Value of State-paid Health & Dental Insurance – Effective July 1, 2016 $386.73 bi-weekly: Greater than $30,000.00 or equal to $79,999.00 – 10% Employee Contribution of Premium Value of State’s share of employee’s retirement: 20.85% of pay SEARCH OPENED: July 12, 2017 CONTACT: Jeremiah Hutchinson CLOSING DATE:     July 31, 2017; 4:30 p.m. POSITION TYPE:  Permanent full-time: POSITION #:  02500-3120 BUREAU/DIVISION: Planning: LOCATION:  Augusta, ME JOB DESCRIPTION: The Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) seeks an experienced and motivated manager to lead its eight-person Multimodal Planning Division. The position supervises the department’s public transportation programs, which include transit operations, passenger rail and ferryboat planning; its aviation program; and its bike/ped program. The position coordinates with MaineDOT’s Multimodal (capital) Program; with its … Read entire article »

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Assistant Director for Parking Management, City of Cambridge

Assistant Director for Parking Management, City of Cambridge Traffic, Parking, and Transportation (M064) Provides leadership, strategic direction for the Department’s parking operations including parking enforcement, parking garages, issuance of permits, parking ticket cashiering and adjudication, data systems and contracts which support the Department’s parking programs, revenue collection, development of new parking regulations and financial, procurement, personnel, training and labor relations activities related to these programs. Work closely with other Department managers in operation of parking technology, including parking meters, parking pay stations, pay-by-phone, and advanced parking management. Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Public Administration, Management, Transportation, Engineering or related field, plus seven years’ experience in staff supervision, customer service, financial management, information technology, and operations management or an equivalent combination of education/experience required. $96,045 – $114,432 plus excellent benefits. Detailed job description and … Read entire article »

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Senior Planner, Berkshire Regional Planning Commission (BRPC), Pittsfield

SENIOR PLANNER Berkshire Regional Planning Commission(BRPC) Dynamic and motivated individual sought for Senior Planner position with the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission(BRPC), a regional planning agency serving Berkshire County in Western Massachusetts.  This position is directed towards local and regional land use planning, comprehensive planning, regional municipal services and related work.  The Senior Planner serves as a staff lead person for multiple complex planning projects.  Responsibilities include: program / project development, grant writing and grant preparation, development of scopes of work and budgets, project implementation, project and contract management, leadership of project teams, and supervision of project staff. The selected candidate will be responsible for providing support to a wide range of community and regional planning activities.  Work involves researching and analyzing land use, environmental and socio-economic information and data, generating, writing and … Read entire article »

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