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Community Development Director – Town of Swampscott

 The Town of Swampscott is seeking qualified, experienced, and energetic candidates for the position of Community Development Director. This position reports to the Town Administrator and manages all day-to-day administrative activities for the Community Development Department and is responsible for the overall administration of the programs. The successful candidate will have a master’s degree (MA) in either planning, architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, community development, public administration; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience must include substantial experience (five to eight years) with finance, management of publicly funded programs, budget preparation and management; experience with municipal affairs and American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification preferred. Salary is commensurate with experience. A full description is available on the Town’s Web site Qualified individuals should send an application/resume with cover letter … Read entire article »

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Town Planner- Town of Truro

The Town of Truro seeks applicants for the year-round, 40 hour/week Town Planner position. Bachelor’s degree preferably in urban or municipal planning and five years of related experience required. Master’s degree preferred. Position reports to Town Manager. Salary range (based on 40 hour week): $74,921- $93,808 ($36.02- $45.10 per hour). Position will remain open until filled. Complete job descriptions and applications are available at www.truro-ma.gov under “Employment” or at Truro Town Hall (24 Town Hall Road, Truro, MA 02666). Applications, cover letters, and résumés must be submitted to Truro Town Hall, P.O. Box 2030, Truro, MA 02666 or via email to ksclark@truro-ma.gov.  Truro is an EOE. … Read entire article »

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Director of Planning and Development – Town of Wrentham

The Town of Wrentham seeks qualified and experienced candidates for the full-time position of Director of Planning and Development, reporting to and working under the general direction of the Town Administrator.  Wrentham is a high growth community located south of Boston, MA and north of Providence, RI.  Wrentham has 5 major highways, traffic overflow from nearby Gillette Stadium/Patriot Place, and is home to the international destination Wrentham Village Premium Outlet Mall which attracts 13M annual visitors.  Wrentham’s location, high quality services and its access to highways and commuter train service make it an attractive place to live and work. As a result, the Town is experiencing ongoing growth and investment with a number of development projects underway throughout the Town but in particular on Route 1 and within the downtown … Read entire article »

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Emergency Preparedness Planner – Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC)

PVPC seeks a qualified and highly motivated individual or individuals to serve as its staff to the Hampden County Health Coalition and its partners to improve local and regional public health emergency preparedness as well as further related public health and other emergency preparedness initiatives.  PVPC will consider the hiring of one full-time planner or two part-time planners to fill this position.  Desired qualifications include a minimum of 3 years related experience and a college degree in Public Health, Nursing, Planning, or Public Administration.  Starting salary range $48,000 to $58,000/year with benefits depending on qualifications and experience.  Please email jmmazik@pvpc.org for a more detailed job description. Submit a cover letter, resume and three references by target date of 10/19/18 to James M. Mazik, AICP – Deputy Director, PVPC, 60 Congress St., Springfield, MA 01104 … Read entire article »

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Director, Community & Economic Development – Town of Lancaster

Town of Lancaster seeks qualified and experienced candidates for the full-time position for Director, Community & Economic Development.  The position will coordinate all economic, land use, and community development planning in the town, reporting to the Town Administrator and working to accomplish the community and economic goals as envisioned by the Board of Selectmen & Planning Board.  The Director performs professional, technical, marketing and administrative work in economic development and grant writing/administration and advises various boards/committees.  Qualified applicants will have a bachelor’s degree in planning, or public policy, and 5 or more years of progressively responsible experience in municipal planning or land use; or any equivalent combination of education experience.  AICP credential and master’s degree preferred.  Anticipated hiring range up to $74,000.  Complete job description available at www.ci.lancater.ma.us.  Send cover … Read entire article »

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Regional Planner – CMRPC

The Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC) seeks experienced candidates for the mid to senior level position of Regional Planner in the Regional Collaboration & Community Planning division. The ideal candidate will have experience in Massachusetts land use and zoning regulations, comprehensive planning, economic development and housing. Qualifications include a Master’s Degree in urban/regional planning, public policy/management, or a closely related field with 5 years of experience, or a Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 7 years or any equivalent combination of education and experience. AICP desired. Starting salary range between $55,000 – $63,000 DOQ. This is a full-time exempt position with excellent State employee benefits, as well as a flexible and supportive work environment. Please send cover letter and resume to: Janet A. Pierce, Executive Director, CMRPC, 1 Mercantile Street, Suite 520, Worcester, MA 01608 or email jpierce@cmrpc.org. Position … Read entire article »

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Planning Intern (paid); part-time – Town of Millbury

Part-Time Paid Planning Intern. This is a temporary (October 2018 through June 30, 2019), non-union position.  Hours are 10 – 15 hours per week, flexible scheduling within regular business hours, 8:30 am -4:30 pm, Monday – Friday. Successful candidates will assist the Director of Planning and Development with updating the 2008 Open Space & Recreation Plan, taking meeting minutes, and other projects. Qualifications: BA/BS in Urban Studies, Regional or Community Planning, Natural Resources or related field; or equivalent of education and experience. Preferred Qualifications: Candidate for Masters Degree in Urban Studies, Regional or Community Planning, Natural Resources or related field; or two (2) years of experience in planning in a municipal government setting, strongly preferred.  Must have excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to prepare, type, and proofread reports.  Excellent Microsoft Office word processing … Read entire article »

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Planner – City of Providence

The City of Providence is now accepting applications for a Planner position within the Department of Planning and Development. Applications will be accepted until Friday, October 12, 2018. In particular we are seeking planners or urban designers with interest in graphic design, community engagement, urban design, and/or landscape architecture.  This is an exciting opportunity to participate in neighborhood planning, urban design and landscape architecture-related projects, community engagement, planning policy development, transportation and Complete Streets planning and implementation, and projects like a reboot of #PopUpPVD (our tactical urbanism program), #CityWalkPVD, the #Woonasquatucket Greenway Extension, the #610Connector project, implementation of the #Woonasquatucket Vision Plan, and more.  Summary: Under general supervision of the Deputy Director of Planning and Development or designee, the Planner performs responsible administrative, technical planning, and urban redevelopment work of a complex and professional nature in … Read entire article »

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Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Economic Development and Planning – MIT

The Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) at MIT is seeking an economic development practitioner to join the faculty as a half-time member of the teaching staff beginning September 1, 2019. The candidate should have a primary interest in economic development planning at the state, metro, or community level, with skills in two or more of the following areas: economic development plans/strategy formulation, commercial revitalization, enterprise development and finance, workforce development, industry/cluster development, or economic development program evaluation. Interest in teaching and working with students is required.  The candidate will be expected to teach one course in the spring and one course in the fall semesters, primarily to graduate Masters in City Planning students. Course responsibilities will include at least one applied client or field-based practicum course each year.  The position … Read entire article »

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Requests for Proposals –  Natural Hazard Mitigation Planning Services

This “Request for Proposals” (RFP) is an official notification for the need of Planning Services for the Connecticut Metropolitan Council of Governments (MetroCOG) 2019 Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan Update. A submittal of a proposal does not guarantee that the firm will be contracted to perform any services but only serves notice to the Connecticut Metropolitan Council of Governments (MetroCOG) that the firm desires to be considered. Issue Date:  Friday, September 14, 2018 Response Date/Time: Friday, October 5, 2018 @ 3:00PM Response Location: Mr. Patrick Carleton, Deputy Director Connecticut Metropolitan Council of Governments 1000 Lafayette Boulevard, Suite 925,  Bridgeport, Connecticut 06604 This “Request for Proposals” and all subsequent addenda and revisions will be made available at http://www.ctmetro.org/aboutus/for-vendors/. All prospective applicants should continue to check the website for any changes to the RFP.   … Read entire article »

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