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Director of Community and Economic Development – Town of North Andover

The town of North Andover seeks applications from innovative and energetic public managers for the position of Director of Community and Economic Development. Position is responsible for planning, directing and overseeing activities and staff of the Community and Economic Development Division including Planning, Health, Conservation, Building, and Zoning Board of Appeals. Responsibilities include representing the Town in federal, state and regional efforts to promote community and economic development; providing an effective and rational system of land use and building management and controls; overseeing development and implementation of Master Plan addressing needs and promoting growth of the community; overseeing land use, zoning, environmental and long-range physical planning; developing divisional operating plans, budgets and objectives; planning, assigning and delegating work assignments; overseeing recruitment and selection; coordinating and conducting of performance reviews; and other duties necessary for the proper functioning of the Division. Qualifications: Master’s … Read entire article »

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Zoning and Land Use Planner, City of Cambridge Community Development Department

The Community Development Department (CDD) is the planning agency for the City of Cambridge. The Zoning and Development Division is responsible for various tasks in the areas of land use planning and urban development, including:  review of major development projects by the Planning Board and other committees; conducting land use planning studies and special initiatives; advising the City Council and Planning Board, and other City departments on matters related to development, zoning, and proposed amendments to the Zoning Ordinance; and providing information to the public, including residents, property owners, businesses, developers and design professionals.  More information at http://www.cambridgema.gov/CDD/zoninganddevelopment ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Under the direction of the Director of Zoning & Development, the Zoning Project Planner will work in a very active planning office, collaborating with planners of various backgrounds.  Primary responsibilities … Read entire article »

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Planner – City of Salem, MA

DEPARTMENT:    Planning and Community Development POSITION STATUS:      Full-time, non-union position with benefits REPORTS TO:    Director of Planning and Community Development or his or her designee SUPERVISION EXERCISED:      May supervise clerical staff or interns SALARY:    Salary up to $50,000 DOQ, and stipend of $2,000 for AICP certification JOB SUMMARY: The planner’s duties include providing technical assistance to the Board of Appeals; preparing grant applications and managing projects; undertaking neighborhood and strategic planning initiatives; working with residents and neighborhood groups; and responsibility for other community development projects as assigned. The ideal candidate has strong organizational skills; written and verbal communication skills; project management skills; analytical and interpersonal skills; experience with land use and zoning; and an ability to interpret development plans. GIS skills are a plus. MAJOR DUTIES Provides technical assistance to the Board of Appeals. Reviews applications, drafts decisions, and ensures compliance with … Read entire article »

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Senior Transportation Planner – MASCO

MASCO (Medical Academic and Scientific Community Organization) is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing Boston’s Longwood Medical and Academic area (LMA) for the benefit of those who live, work, study, or receive care in the LMA.  MASCO and its affiliates offer a wide range of services including area planning and development, parking and transportation, a call center answering service and child care.  Visit www.masco.org to learn more.  Position Overview: MASCO is seeking a Senior Transportation Planner to assist in the organization and implementation of a variety of planning and development efforts related to the enhancement of the LMA through transportation planning and travel demand management program implementation. Notable Responsibilities: Serve as lead planner for master programming and technical assistance efforts designed to meet institutional needs for parking and multimodal transportation access. Perform regional and district-level studies of transportation infrastructures to identify the needs … Read entire article »

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Director of Community Development and Municipal Inspections – Hanover, MA

The Town of Hanover, Massachusetts is seeking to fill the Director of Community Development and Municipal Inspections.  This newly created position will be a member of the senior management team and is responsible, through its oversight of Division Managers and Supervisors, for all programs related to Community and Economic Development, Planning, Building Inspections, Conservation, Health, and Licensing.  The Director of Community Development and Municipal Inspections reports directly to the Town Manager and is expected to fulfil the obligations of the position with a vast degree of independence.  It’s imperative that the new Director of Community Development and Municipal Inspections has the capability to build strong relationships within the business community and capacity to implement measures that will strengthen the town’s commercial base in ways best aligned with the character of Hanover. Hanover … Read entire article »

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Transportation Planner/Travel Demand Modeler – CTPS

Transportation Planner / Travel Demand Modeler The Central Transportation Planning Staff (CTPS) of the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is seeking a junior-level professional with some experience in transportation planning and travel-demand modeling. The ideal candidate would have experience in multimodal transportation planning, programming, technical writing, and spatial analysis with big datasets. The candidate also would have working knowledge of four-step travel-demand models, activity-based models (ABMs), and micro-simulation. Experience with traffic engineering would be a plus, as well as experience with MPO certification documents such as the Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), and the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). Requirements: A bachelor’s degree is required; but a master’s degree in transportation planning, urban and regional planning, traffic engineering operations research, or a closely related field is preferred Minimum of three years’ experience in a transportation-planning … Read entire article »

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Senior Planner II – Boston Planning and Development Agency

TITLE:          SENIOR PLANNER II DEPARTMENT/DIVISION:      PLANNING/DOWNTOWN & NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING The Downtown & Neighborhood Planning Department works with Boston’s communities to create and implement plans that help foster the development of attractive, safe, diverse, and economically thriving places to live, work and play. The Department works at the neighborhood level in partnership with local residents, businesses, institutions, and other public departments and agencies to create community visions that look at current assets and opportunities for future growth to enhance quality of life. Planners explore the issues of land use, housing needs, open space, transportation and multimodal networks, economic development and access to opportunity with community members.  The envisioned plans, informed by the community’s input, guide future development scenarios and may result in: urban design guidelines, master plans, zoning recommendations, and/or other policy … Read entire article »

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Planner II – Boston Planning & Development Agency

TITLE:          PLANNER II STATUS:       EXEMPT DEPARTMENT/DIVISION:  PLANNING/DOWNTOWN & NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING  The Downtown & Neighborhood Planning Department works with Boston’s communities to create and implement plans that help foster the development of attractive, safe, diverse, and economically thriving places to live, work and play.  The Department works at the neighborhood level in partnership with local residents, businesses, institutions, and other public departments and agencies to create community visions that look at current assets and opportunities for future growth to enhance quality of life. Planners explore the issues of land use, housing needs, open space, transportation and multimodal networks, economic development and access to opportunity with community members.  The envisioned plans, informed by the community’s input, guide future development scenarios and may result in: urban design guidelines, master plans, zoning recommendations, and/or other … Read entire article »

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Conservation Agent/Sustainability Coordinator – Town of Fairhaven

The Town of Fairhaven, Massachusetts (pop. 16,074) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of full-time Conservation Agent/Sustainability Coordinator. Duties/Responsibilities: Administers the Wetlands Protection Act and Town of Fairhaven Wetlands Bylaws, Rules and Regulations in conjunction with the Fairhaven Conservation Commission and coordinates the development and implementation of the Town’s sustainability initiatives, including but not limited to Green Communities designation, hazard mitigation, flood insurance mapping program, and energy conservation. Works under the supervision of the Town Administrator. A full job description is available on the Town website: https://www.fairhaven-ma.gov/job-opportunities Candidate must have Bachelor’s Degree in environmental science, environmental policy/management, urban/regional planning or related field required, Masters preferred. Minimum five (5) years related experience in municipal land use practices and procedures, including permitting and wetlands protection, and development and implementation of sustainability programs; … Read entire article »

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Municipal Services Coordinator – PVPC

Municipal Services Coordinator (Pioneer Valley Planning Commission):  Seeking experienced, entrepreneurial professional to take lead in developing, managing and implementing regional shared municipal services programs/projects.  Job duties will focus on activities that can save public funds and/or enhance operational efficiencies by utilizing collaborative partnerships among PVPC’s 43 member communities.  Candidates should possess deep understanding of municipal government, finance and operations and can lead collaborative municipal and regional programs that yield tangible benefits.  Applicants must have a minimum of 3 years relevant experience along with a college degree(s) in applicable discipline (e.g. public administration, business management, etc).  Salary range $50,000 to $62,500/yr with benefits depending on qualifications and experience.  Submit cover letter, resume and three references by target date of 9/14/18 to James M. Mazik, AICP; Deputy Director, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, 60 … Read entire article »

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