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RFP- Assistance with POCD Update, Town of Toland, CT

TOWN of TOLLAND/ 21 Tolland Green, Tolland, Connecticut 06084 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS – ASSISTANCE WITH POCD UPDATE The Town of Tolland Planning and Zoning Commission is soliciting proposals to assist with the update of the Plan of Conservation and Development. We welcome submittals from qualified firms or professionals that can undertake all or portions of the scope of services. We reserve the right to engage the services of multiple consultants depending upon responses and qualifications. We are seeking two key skillsets in our selection of a consultant: Ability to design and effectively execute purposeful public workshops and focus groups that are tailored to meet our specific needs. Ability to guide and advise a community that lacks consensus on the appropriate level and scale of economic development. Tolland’s current POCD was adopted on October 13, … Read entire article »

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City Planner II – Land Use Specialty career opportunity, City of Portland, OR

City Planner II – Land Use Specialty career opportunity. City of Portland, OR Bring your talent and expertise to the City of Portland! There are two (2) vacancies; one in the Bureau of Development Services (BDS) and one in the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS). The Bureau of Development Services (BDS) is actively seeking a City Planner II with a Land Use specialty to join our team of experts to perform complex and responsible professional planning assignments ranging from evaluating building permit applications for compliance with applicable land use codes, to analyzing development proposals and preparing written findings and PowerPoint presentations as part of discretionary land use reviews. As a City Planner II, you will carry out individual responsibilities using initiative, creativity and independence. If you’re the right person for this opportunity, you will possess the ability to … Read entire article »

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Webinar: Ethics and the Digital World- Please Join Us for this Southeast Regional Representative Hosted Event!

Please join us  for this APA-MA Chapter South East Regional Representative hosted event–Great Opportunity to Earn CM Credits!   Ethics and the Digital World Smart cities, social media, and online data and tools are all reshaping planning. But what are the ethical dimensions to this digital world? Explore issues such as privacy, access, application, and the nature of information and how it is shared. Dwight Merriam, FAICP, Jerry Weitz, FAICP, David Fields, AICP, Julie Tappendorf   Date and Time:  Monday , December 11, 2017, 4:30-6:30pm (snacks and networking 4:30-5:00, followed by the webinar 5:00-6:30) Location: McMahon Associates 350 Myles Standish Boulevard, Suite 103 Taunton, MA 02780 Plenty of parking  available but public transportation is limited to GATRA bus service http://www.gatra.org/. Please RSVP directly to Southeast Regional Representative, Christi Apicella, at capicella@mcmahonassociates.com CM | 1.50 E | 1.50 … Read entire article »

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Upcoming Planning Webcast Series: Great Opportunity to Earn CM Credits!

Upcoming Planning Webcast Series This is a great opportunity to earn CM credits. FREE to APA-MA members! Upcoming Webcasts – all are at 1 p.m. ET and are approved for 1.5 AICP CM credits: December 1 – LGBTQ and Planning Division – Queer and the Conversation: The Ethics of Inclusion – Speakers: Vanessa E. Delgado, Bonnie J. Johnson, PhD, AICP, M.A., Cade Hobbick.  This session is qualified for 1.5 ETHICS credits. The AICP Code of Ethics states, “We shall seek social justice by working to expand choice and opportunity for all persons.”  We seek to plan for all members of our communities.  However, sometimes, with even the best of intentions, we might not be as welcoming or inclusive as we aspire.  Through exercises and discussion, we will learn how to create a safer, more civil community for … Read entire article »

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Town Planner, Town of Falmouth

Town of Falmouth TOWN PLANNER The Town of Falmouth is currently recruiting for the position of Town Planner. This position is responsible for providing professional, administrative, technical, supervisory, policy direction and overall management of Planning Department and other land use and community development related functions within the Town. Oversees management of the Planning Department.  Plans and organizes workloads and staff assignments; trains, motivates and evaluates assigned staff; reviews progress and directs changes as needed.  Prepares and monitors department budget.  Coordinates department activities with other departments as needed. Provides leadership and direction in the development of short and long range plans and projects; gathers, interprets and prepares data for studies.  Provides information and recommendations to, and solicits input from, the Planning Board, subcommittees to the Planning Board, Board of Selectmen and other town … Read entire article »

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Multimodal Transportation Engineer, Boston

POSITION TITLE: Multimodal Transportation Engineer COMPANY: McMahon Transportation Engineers & Planners FLSA STATUS:  Exempt OFFICE: Boston, MA REGION: New England DATE CREATED: October 23, 2017 SUPERVISOR: Project Manager Position Summary The ideal candidate will have a broad range of experience in transportation engineering or planning and a demonstrated ability to prepare multimodal transportation, client-focused planning and engineering materials. The Multimodal Transportation Engineer will work with a team of engineers, planners, and technicians in the overall planning, development, design and implementation of diverse surface transportation projects. Primary Duties Develop conceptual and preliminary designs for integrating multimodal elements into roadway and intersection projects Interpret guidelines, procedures and manuals such as NACTO, AASHTO, MUTCD, and other transportation engineering and planning reference materials Evaluate, select and adapt standard techniques, procedures and criteria to complete work on projects Draft transmittals, memos, reports, and meeting minutes Assist in client contact … Read entire article »

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Planning and Development Director, Town of Camden, Maine

Planning and Development Director Town of Camden – Maine $62,000 – $79,000 a year Job Summary The Town of Camden, Maine is seeking an experienced, creative and enthusiastic Planning and Development Director who will be responsible for managing the Town’s Planning, Code Enforcement and Development Department as well as having responsibility for the Town’s strategic planning and community & economic development activities.  This position reports to the Town Manager and provides staff support to a number of citizen committees and boards. Duties and Responsibilities Planning – providing support to Department staff in reviewing development projects in accordance with local land use ordinances, providing support to the Planning Board in the development of land use policy and managing master planning and other strategic land use planning projects. Community Development – overseeing the entire continuum from planning to implementation … Read entire article »

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Project Manager, City of Newburyport

Project Manager City of Newburyport The City of Newburyport is looking for a Project Manager to manage a variety of municipal public works, public building and capital improvement projects, as well as other planning projects, studies and initiatives including: park development and renovation, open space acquisition, renovations to municipal buildings, and economic development and community preservation projects. Must have a Master’s Degree in Planning or Public Administration; over 5 years of project management experience; or equivalent. Salary ranges from $63,146.91 to $69,719.90 depending on experience. Please visit https://www.cityofnewburyport.com/human-resources/pages/employment-opportunities for more details. Interested parties please send cover letter and resume to Tracy Maynard, Human Resources Director, at tmaynard@cityofnewburyport.com.   … Read entire article »

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Two Transportation Planning Position Openings, Nelson\Nygaard Boston

Our Nelson\Nygaard Boston office is now hiring! Nelson\Nygaard develops sustainable transportation solutions for people. Our work emphasizes creative, innovative transit, paratransit and other types of transportation planning, and community involvement, often within a wider set of goals such as economic development and reduced dependence on the private automobile. Nelson\Nygaard offers a dynamic and self-directed work environment that is fast-paced, congenial, and supportive. This is your opportunity to work with one of the most innovative groups of planners in the United States!   CHECK OUT OUR CURRENT BOSTON OFFICE OPENINGS: Principal Transportation Planner (Transit) Seeking a highly organized, independent, and motivated principal for our nationally recognized transit planning practice.   Principal or Senior Transportation Planner (Multimodal) Seeking a highly organized, independent, and motivated principal or senior associate for our nationally recognized multimodal, smart parking and transportation demand management (TDM) … Read entire article »

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Assistant Planner, Town of Westford

ASSISTANT PLANNER (Full-time, 37.5 hours/week) Town of Westford The Town of Westford seeks applicants for a full-time Assistant Planner. This benefitted position reports to the Director of Land Use Management (DLUM) and works under the general direction of the Town Planner and Conservation Resource Planner. This position provides administrative and technical assistance to the Conservation Commission, Planning Board and Board of Appeals.  Duties include review and processing of applications for completeness, maintaining project files, preparing legal notices, preparing draft decisions and forms, site inspections, responds to public inquiries, research, and other duties as may be assigned by the DLUM, Conservation Resource Planner and Town Planner. A Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Environmental or a related field and 2 years of professional experience in a municipal setting are required.  Proficiency with personal computers; experience using … Read entire article »

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