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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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Town Planner, Town of Tewksbury

The Town of Tewksbury, MA is seeking to hire a full-time Town Planner. The Town Planner makes recommendations regarding regulations, policies and procedures involving planning and advises related boards, commissions and committees as needed in the planning areas. The Planner will work on the development of short and long-term plans for the Town.  The Town Planner may also be involved in the Town’s green initiatives and work with the facilities manager as appropriate. The Town Planner reports to the Assistant Town Manager. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic individual who possesses excellent communications skills, strong project management skills, a thorough understanding of land use principles, and can work in a team­-oriented environment. Candidates should have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with local, regional, and state officials, … Read entire article »

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Planning Director – Town of Charlton, MA

The Town of Charlton seeks energetic candidates for the full-time position of Planning Director. Charlton is a dynamic community with intriguing challenges for the Director to manage development while helping to preserve the Town’s community charm. Under the general direction of the Planning Board the Planning Director performs professional planning work and provides direction and coordination of day-to-day activities, oversees the development application process, engages the community in long-range planning, and researches and proposes innovative tools for promoting smart growth. The salary range is $72,000 – $92,000 depending on experience. The position includes a 4-day/40-hour work week and offers competitive benefits. The Director provides staff assistance to the Economic Development Commission (EDC) by attending EDC meetings and working directly with the EDC Chairman and members. Successful candidates will have a  Bachelor’s … Read entire article »

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Graduate Urban Designer/Planning Internship (paid) – part time – CivicMoxie, LLC

CivicMoxie, a planning, community development, and urban design group, is seeking a Fall part-time urban design/planning intern ($20/hr) to assist with exciting work on multiple projects ranging from a Cultural Plan Master Plan for the Town of North Hempstead NY, to a Arts & Culture Master Plan for Truman Waterfront Park in Key West, FL to a Comprehensive Long Range Plan for Sharon, MA. We have a range of public sector and private clients and are working in cities throughout the eastern seaboard. Ideal candidates will: Be passionate about urban planning and improving communities/downtowns Have excellent graphic and research skills Be self-directed Contribute to our collaborative work environment Be available to work 10-15 hours per week You will be doing all or some of the following: Urban design and existing conditions analysis Master planning Case study research Mapping and analysis graphics Proposal/marketing … Read entire article »

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Manager for the Transportation Systems Analysis Group – CTPS

The Central Transportation Planning Staff (CTPS) of the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is seeking a qualified candidate to manage the Transportation Systems Analysis (TSA) Group. The incumbent provides managerial leadership, oversight, and direction to the TSA Group, which supports the MPO and MassDOT transportation policies, projects, and plans using a comprehensive multimodal modeling tool. The manager will work in a fast-paced team environment, providing administrative oversight, guidance, and review of the group’s work on a daily basis. The manager will also contribute to the strategic development and/or expansion of the modeling efforts undertaken by CTPS. Candidates are required to be knowledgeable of and have experience in the following: Travel demand forecasting Transportation planning process Management of staff, budgets, and schedules Understanding of how a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) operates A master’s degree in planning, … Read entire article »

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Planning Director – Town of Dartmouth

The Town of Dartmouth is seeking a Planning Director.  The Planning Director is responsible for reviewing plans for compliance with Town regulations and Zoning bylaws, providing administrative support to the Planning Board, interpreting and explaining laws and regulations, and conducting research. The Planning Director provides information regarding the process of review and approval regarding Subdivision Regulations and Zoning Regulations. The Planning Director prepares, supports, and facilitates Planning Board Meetings and writes reports and decisions for the Planning Board. The Planning Director reviews development plans for compliance with regulations and makes recommendations to the Planning Board; develops new regulations and Zoning Bylaws. The Town Planner reviews and writes reports to the Board of Appeals regarding variances and special permits. Provides support at public hearings regarding planning and development.  The candidate for … Read entire article »

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Assistant Planning Director – Town of Lexington

Town of Lexington is seeking an Assistant Planning Director to perform a variety of complex technical and professional work in the current and long range planning of the Town, the development of land use, and the implementation of policies and regulations. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Coordinate the Planning Department’s transportation planning and programming efforts, including managing the Town Manager’s Transportation Safety Group, co-chairing the parking management working group, and organizing quarterly transportation forums. Participates in long range planning efforts to address issues such as housing, land use, public facilities (i.e. recreation, open space, and schools), center business district studies, and transportation studies. Writes and researches by-laws and regulations. Explains regulations and Department policies to prospective developers, guides through application process, and coordinates their communication with the Town during the application and construction phases. Responds to public … Read entire article »

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Junior Planner – Horsley Witten Group, Inc.

Horsley Witten Group, Inc. (HW) is actively seeking an entry level/junior planner for our Providence Office. Potential candidates will have: At least a Bachelor’s Degree from a university program in planning or a related field. A desire to work in a high performance, professional, service-oriented environment. The ability to accept criticism of his/her work, and revise according to instruction. The ability to regularly attend evening meetings and to take excellent notes at these meetings. Strong research and writing skills. A basic understanding of how local governments function. The ability to manage work for multiple deadlines simultaneously and learn about technical subject matter “on the job.” Experience with ArcGIS. Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite. Other desirable (not required) qualifications include: A Master’s Degree from an accredited (or otherwise accomplished) university planning program. Ability to speak Spanish. Experience with visualization tools such as SketchUp … Read entire article »

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