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Planning & Economic Development Coordinator – Town of Barnstable

 The Town of Barnstable is seeking a Planning & Economic Development Coordinator to join the Planning & Development Department.  This position will be responsible for leading economic development initiatives, specifically planning projects and regulatory reforms to promote business investment, job growth, and housing production.  Barnstable offers a unique opportunity to work with an interdisciplinary team of professionals on dynamic efforts which currently include ongoing revitalization of Hyannis’ historic downtown and waterfront, commercial corridor plans, creative zoning reforms to promote housing production, and climate resiliency planning. The Town of Barnstable, Massachusetts is a vibrant coastal community with a year-round population of 45,000 and a seasonal population of 150,000. Barnstable is a historic municipality comprised of seven distinct villages, including Hyannis, the economic, transportation, and government hub of Cape Cod.  The Planning & … Read entire article »

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Regulatory Officer II – Cape Cod Commission

The position requires knowledge of and experience with regional planning principles and state, regional and local land use regulations and permitting processes in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; experience with general office procedures; excellent oral and written communication skills, public presentation skills, organization skills and project management skills; ability to prepare reports, memoranda and decisions; ability to participate as a member of a team of regulatory officers, planners, engineers and technical staff; and ability to manage projects and work independently. Bachelor’s degree in planning, environmental science, law or related field; Master’s degree or Juris Doctor preferred; minimum of one year of experience in land use planning or regulatory work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. See capecodcommission.org for more information and complete job description. Apply on line at barnstablecounty.org by Wednesday, May … Read entire article »

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RFP – Economic Development Consulting Services – Town of Coventry

The Towns of Bolton, Coventry, Mansfield, and Tolland are requesting proposals from qualified individuals or firms to provide economic development consulting services to prepare a regional economic development action plan for the participating Towns. Copies of the Request for Proposal may be obtained from the Office of the Coventry Town Manager beginning on April 12, 2019, or by calling the office at 860-742-6324 or by downloading this document from www.coventryct.org. The proposal deadline is May 6, 2019 11:00 am EST. The participating Towns will review all proposals and final selection will be based on an evaluation and analysis by Town staff representing the participating Towns based upon the information and materials required under this RFP. The contract will be awarded to the individual or firm who best meets the minimum evaluation criteria, submits the required documents, has the demonstrated … Read entire article »

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RFP for Planning Services – Malden Redevelopment Authority

The Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA), on behalf of the City of Malden, is soliciting proposals from qualified firms to conduct a study to: (1) Study existing physical and economic conditions of the Broadway (Rte. 99) Malden Corridor; (2) Project Encore Boston Harbor gaming related impacts on the Corridor; (3) Provide recommendations relating to land use given known environmental conditions may constrain certain types of development and defining approaches to remediation, including both public and private actions; (4) Provide recommendations relating to economic development using current or recommended zoning, design guidelines, and other regulatory mechanisms to encourage the appropriate balance of uses (hotel/retail/office/industrial/limited residential) and supporting infrastructure and public space amenities; (5) Define how these strategies support a diversified strategy for job retention and creation; and (6) Provide an implementation plan … Read entire article »

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Town Planner – Town of Ashland

The Town Planner is responsible for the performance of supervisory, administrative, technical and professional work in current and long-range planning related to the development and implementation of land use and related municipal plans and policies.  Incumbent is required to perform similar or related duties.   A bachelor’s degree in land use planning, urban planning, landscape architecture or a closely related field with five years of experience; Master’s degree preferred; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job. American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification desired. Must have a valid Massachusetts Driver’s license.   This is a full-time, benefited, year round position. The salary range is $65,000-$85,000 commensurate with experience. Applications will be accepted until the position is … Read entire article »

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Land Use & Natural Resources Planner – Franklin Regional Council of Governments

Full time Land Use & Natural Resources Planner position, 37.5 hours per week in the Franklin Regional Council of Governments Planning Department. The position would be responsible for working on regional and local projects related to the Green Communities Act, Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Program, Open Space and Recreation Plans, Watershed Resiliency and Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plans, and other planning projects. The position is also responsible for working on zoning and land use regulations, including providing technical assistance to towns on Special Permit and Site Plan Review applications. Candidate must possess a Master’s Degree in planning or landscape architecture with at least one year of related work experience or a Bachelor’s Degree in planning or landscape architecture or a related field with 3 years of related work experience. Hiring Range: $49,000 – $53,000 per year, depending on experience. Submit a letter … Read entire article »

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Transportation Data Analyst/Planner – CMRPC

The Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC) is seeking a self-motivated, mid-level Transportation Data Analyst/Planner with high-level database, ArcGIS, and analytical skills to join its transportation planning team. CMRPC serves 40 communities in southern Worcester County, with a population of about 500,000. CMRPC provides services in roadway and transit planning, technical assistance in land use, homeland security assistance, GIS, and grant administration. Job duties include: Analyzing roadway & transit datasets using advanced database and GIS methodologies. Creating and Working with various data layers and databases; integrating data from various software packages and providing GIS outputs. Developing analysis and plans for various transportation planning focus areas, including coordination of planning activities that involve the integration of roadway and transit concerns with land use, economic development, and environmental concerns. Working with staff and public officials to develop … Read entire article »

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Associate Planner – CMRPC

The Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC) seeks candidates for the full-time (37.5 hours/week) position of Associate Planner within the agency’s Regional Collaboration and Community Planning Department.  S/he will work with a variety of community planning and development projects. The successful candidate will thrive in a dynamic, interdisciplinary, and innovative environment with an opportunity for growth. About CMRPC CMRPC is the Regional Planning Agency (RPA) serving the people who live and work in Worcester, the Blackstone Valley and Central Massachusetts.  Our mission is to improve the quality of life for those who live and work in the region. We work toward sound municipal management, sustainable land use, protection of natural resources, efficient and affordable transportation, a diverse housing stock, public safety, economic development, an informed public, and equity and opportunity among people … Read entire article »

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Program Manager, Consortium for Scenario Planning – The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy seeks a Program Manager to run the day-to-day operations of the Consortium for Scenario Planning, under the supervision of the Associate Director for Urban Programs. About the Consortium for Scenario Planning The Consortium for Scenario Planning, an initiative of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, was established in November 2017. The Consortium’s participants represent a range of planning organizations, as well as academics and researchers, consultants and tool providers, and others interested in preparing for complex and uncertain futures. As of February 2019, the Consortium has 30 individual and organizational participants and four partner organizations. The mission of the Consortium for Scenario Planning is to improve the practice of scenario planning and broaden its use in rural and urban areas in order to remain flexible, dynamic, and … Read entire article »

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Assistant Town Planner – Tolland, CT

Summary:  The Town of Tolland is seeking a full-time Assistant Planner that also serves as the Zoning Enforcement Officer, Wetlands Agent, and administers the Town’s GIS.  The Assistant Planner administers the permitting process, assists with reviews of land use applications, and assists various boards and commissions among other duties.  The Planning and Zoning Commission is updating the Plan of Conservation and Development, providing an opportunity for the Assistant Planner to be involved in the long-range planning process. The Town supports professional development of staff, providing opportunities to attend training and workshops.  Town Hall staff have been on a Monday through Thursday work schedule for several years, subject to annual re-approval. Qualifications:  Graduate of a four year college with a Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Environmental Science or related field and three to … Read entire article »

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