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Board Enforcement Agent – City of Lowell

  The City of Lowell is seeking qualified, experienced, and energetic candidates for the position of Board Enforcement Agent within the Division of Development Services.  This position reports to the Building Commissioner and Senior Planner and principal responsibilities are to assist the Building Commissioner in all aspects of administration and enforcement of the Zoning Ordinance and assists Senior Planner in the oversight and enforcement of conditions included in decisions of the Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, and/or Conservation Commission. The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, engineering, construction management, landscape architecture, environmental science or related field and a minimum two years’ experience in zoning enforcement, zoning administration, planning or construction project development, wetlands protection, land conservation, environmental management or related field; or equivalent combination education and … Read entire article »

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Senior Planner/Land Use – Pioneer Valley Planning Commission

Senior Planner – Land Use:  The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, a proactive regional planning agency serving 43 cities and towns comprising Hampden and Hampshire counties in western Massachusetts, seeks a highly qualified motivated Senior Planner to focus on work at the intersection of land use planning and public health. This person will work with cities, towns, and partner organizations to advance municipal policy, systems and environment changes that will address social determinants of health, including pedestrian and bicycle planning, food access planning, zoning revisions, and other opportunities. The ideal candidate will have 4 to 7 years planning and urban design experience, a Master’s degree in Planning or related field, enjoy working with municipal officials and volunteers using regulations to advance community goals, understand and value authentic community engagement, and be … Read entire article »

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Project Manager – Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission

The Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission (SNHPC) is seeking an experienced Project Manager to complement our professional planning staff. The Project Manager will work with the Commission’s staff, municipalities, and state and federal partner agencies on the implementation of land use, environmental, and transportation planning projects. The Project Manager will supervise the work of other planning staff and work closely with the Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director in managing project-level budgets and deliverables. As a Regional Planning Commission and designated Metropolitan Planning Organization for the greater Manchester, NH region, the SNHPC prepares local and regional plans, and provides planning-related technical assistance to 14 member municipalities. This is a temporary 12-month position at 32 hours per week. While there is no guarantee of employment beyond the 12-month period, the position may … Read entire article »

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Town Planner – Town of Truro

The Town of Truro seeks applicants for the position of Town Planner.  This is a year-round, 40-hour per week position.  Applications and job descriptions are available on the Town website www.truro-ma.gov or at the Truro Town Hall, 24 Town all Road, P.O. Box 2030, Truro, MA 02666, 508-349-7004, ext. 110 or 124.  Salary range (based on 40 hour week): $74,921- $93,808 ($36.02- $45.10 per hour). Applications, résumés, and cover letters may be submitted electronically to the Town Manager, Rae Ann Palmer, at rpalmer@truro-ma.gov by the deadline of July 27, 2018.  Position will remain open until filled. Truro is an EOE. … Read entire article »

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Regional Housing & Land Use Planner – MAPC

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) seeks candidates for the position of Regional Housing + Land Use Planner to join the agency’s Housing Working Group within the Land Use Department. The ideal candidate has a passion for housing as a tool to advance equity and to create great places. This individual will collaborate with the Chief Housing Planner and other staff to expand housing choice and opportunity in the Metro Boston region through housing production, preservation, master planning, equitable transit-oriented development, zoning, urban design, and other initiatives. The Planner will also work from time to time on more general land use projects, such as, but not limited to,  planning for open space and recreation, economic development, commercial corridors, waterfront, and hazard mitigation..  This is an opportunity to work in a dynamic, … Read entire article »

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Community Project Manager – Cambridge Redevelopment Authority

  The Cambridge Redevelopment Authority (CRA) has recently completed a series of major planning efforts and is seeking a motivated team member to help implement new community development initiatives. In 2014, the CRA concluded a strategic planning process that generated a new mission, a guiding set of operating principles, and a series of new redevelopment activities to be undertaken within Cambridge. Building off this effort, the CRA launched the Foundry Redevelopment Demonstration Project, amended the Kendall Square Urban Renewal Plan (KSURP), piloted a community micro-grant program, initiated multiple park and streetscape improvement projects, and has begun planning other initiatives. Details on these projects may be found at www.CambridgeRedevelopment.org. The CRA now seeks to further expand its programs with a regenerated focus on workforce development and community investment.  The Project Manager will assist in … Read entire article »

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Program Administrator – City of Peekskill

The City of Peekskill, located in Westchester County, is seeking a full-time Program Administrator (Community Development) for the Department of Planning and Development. Please see the attached job description for a complete list of duties and responsibilities. Applicants must submit a Letter of Interest, City of Peekskill Application, Résumé, and Writing Sample to the City of Peekskill Human Resources Department, 840 Main Street, Peekskill, NY 10566. Please submit this material via e-mail to the Department of Human Resources at jduncan@cityofpeekskill.com and to the Department of Planning at jfriedman@cityofpeekskill.com. Employment Applications can be obtained from the Human Resources Office or the City’s website (Human Resources Department): http://www.cityofpeekskill.com/sites/peekskillny/files/file/file/application_employeement.pdf There are no residency requirements to participate in the application process, but preference in appointment may be given to qualified candidates that have been City of Peekskill … Read entire article »

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RFP for Zoning Bylaw Revisions – Business Districts & Signage – Town of Arlington

  The Department of Planning and Community Development (DPCD) acting through the Town Manager is requesting proposals from qualified individuals and firms for Consulting Services related to revising the Town of Arlington’s Zoning Bylaw. Specifically, DPCD seeks proposals from consultants to review and propose revisions to the existing business zoning districts in addition to an overhaul of the existing sign bylaw. A copy of the RFP outlining the requirements for submission is available on the Town website https://www.arlingtonma.gov/Home/Components/RFP/RFP/2373/161. For further information contact Jennifer Raitt, Director of Planning and Community Development, at 781-316-3092, or jraitt@town.arlington.ma.us. The proposal may be viewed and downloaded from the Town website https://www.arlingtonma.gov/Home/Components/RFP/RFP/2373/161. Proposals are invited and will be received by the Purchasing Officer, Town of Arlington, Massachusetts on or before 2:00 p.m., June 14, 2018 at the Town Manager’s/Purchasing Office, Town … Read entire article »

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Senior Transportation Planner – Town of Arlington

Professional, administrative, and technical work in the development and implementation of neighborhood-based and town-wide transportation plans. Develops and advances a number of short-and long-range transportation initiatives and goals, including decreasing congestion, mitigating neighborhood traffic related concerns and enhancing multi-modal mobility options in Arlington. Qualifications: bachelor’s degree in transportation and/or urban planning, engineering, public administration, or a closely related field, and the knowledge typically gained through a master’s program or professional degree program in a relevant field, and five+ years of transportation and/or public management experience in a municipal environment is strongly preferred. For additional information about the position and to apply online, please visit our website at www.arlingtonma.gov/hr. Application deadline is Tuesday, June 12, 2018.  Any questions, please call.  Claire Roberts, Human Resources Assistant 730 Massachusetts Avenue Arlington, MA 02476 781-316-3122 781-316-3129 (fax) … Read entire article »

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Quabbin Economic Development Coordinator – CMRPC

The Quabbin Region is seeking a professional Economic Development Coordinator to serve as a full time staff person and provide economic development services to the five-town region. The qualified individual would help set the stage for community-wide, cross-border approach to addressing the region’s needs. The Region is comprised of Hardwick, Barre, Hubbardston, New Braintree, and Oakham. With an approximate population of over 15,000, these are bucolic communities with economic development assets that are chronically under-promoted. The position was created when the five towns came together in an effort to make their region more economically vibrant. This spirit of collaboration is evident in the Quabbin Educational and Municipal Partnership. The Partnership began in 2017 as a continuation of the Quabbin Consolidation Task Force, which explored school closures and other paths to increasing efficiency … Read entire article »

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