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CDBG Project Coordinator – Town of Southbridge, MA

As a mini-entitlement community that receives Community Development Block Grant funding from the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, the Town of Southbridge is seeking a full-time CDBG Coordinator. The CDBG Coordinator works under the direction of the Economic Development & Planning Director, and is responsible for strict compliance with federal and state regulations in grant preparation and submission, vendor procurement, and timely financial management. The CDBG Coordinator is responsible for developing and managing CDBG-funded community development projects involving: commercial rehabilitation, public infrastructure upgrades, municipal inspections, social program funding, and housing rehabilitation. The CDBG Coordinator is required to utilize Intelligrants (DHCD’s online Grant Management system) to submit and administer CDBG grants. The successful candidate must thrive working on teams and be adept at multi-tasking, meeting competing deadlines, and juggling changing priorities. Must be able to interact with members of the public, wide … Read entire article »

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Regional Planner – Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission

The Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission (SNHPC) is seeking a confident, outgoing, perceptive, communicative, and respectful individual to complement our professional planning staff. The Regional Planner will work with the Commission’s staff, municipalities, local and state agencies on a variety of local and regional planning initiatives. The position requires considerable knowledge of planning principles and practices, planning regulations on local and state levels, and funding programs. Education and Experience: Master’s Degree in Urban Planning with an emphasis in land use, community, or transportation planning or related field and three years of progressively responsible professional planning experience, or Bachelor’s Degree and five years of professional planning experience. Membership in the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) is preferred but not required. Duties and Responsibilities: The following duties and responsibilities are not all inclusive. Other … Read entire article »

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Planning Consultant for Zoning Bylaw Review – Town of Stockbridge

The Town of Stockbridge is looking to retain the services of a planner/planning organization for zoning bylaw review. The objective is to review and examine the zoning bylaw in consultation with various Town entities and interest groups in both technical and substantive areas. The planning consultant will work under the Stockbridge Select Board in consultation with the Stockbridge Zoning Bylaw Review Committee. Key expectations include Consulting on priorities, focus and text of current zoning bylaws and to provide documentation of findings citing areas of need and suggestions for improvement or accommodation. Submittals are due by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, December 28th. For Complete RFP Packet and additional information please contact Stockbridge Town Administrator, Danielle Fillio at danielle@townofstockbridge.com   … Read entire article »

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Regional Planner – Montachusett Regional Planning Commission (MRPC)

ENTRY LEVEL REGIONAL PLANNER.  Full Time with comprehensive benefit package.  Opportunity for energetic, team-oriented planner to join the land use team of this growing regional planning district.  Planner will provide technical support to Planning and Development Division in the areas of community and economic development, land use and housing. Transportation Planning helpful but not required. Bachelor’s degree in planning or related field.  See job description at mrpc.org.  Compensation Range $42,235 to $45,483 DOQ.  Send cover letter and resume to: MRPC, 464 Abbott Avenue, Leominster, MA  01453 or mrpc@mrpc.org; or fax (978)348-2490.   Open until filled. Candidates must have valid driver’s license and/or ability to arrange transportation.  AA/EEO.   … Read entire article »

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Staff Planner – City of New Bedford

The City of New Bedford is in the midst of multiple community initiatives for which it seeks an motivated and talented staff planner. The position of staff planner supports the operations of the Planning Division by providing support to the Planning Board and assisting in the design and implementation of short and long term planning studies, planning research and graphic materials; as well as creating and maintaining map layers using automated GIS tools.  This position is for a candidate who can act both independently and participate as a team player in city development projects and community initiatives. New Bedford is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. For complete application/job description visit http://www.newbedford-ma.gov/personnel/employment/employment-opportunities/ … Read entire article »

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Special Projects Coordinator – Cape Cod Commission

Works with staff and stakeholders to communicate complex information related to the environment, economy, capital infrastructure planning, housing and other regional issues. Ability to visualize data, prepare public presentations and create graphic media. Supports public education through media outlets and by addressing local and regional officials and community groups. Ability to manage projects, plan, organize, analyze problems, formulate recommendations, and prepare reports. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of public and private groups including elected officials. Works directly with Executive Director. Requires superior communication, organization, public presentation and graphics skills, and independent judgment and initiative. Bachelor’s degree in economics, communications, graphic design, public administration, regional planning, or related field plus three to five years of experience at the local, regional or state level; master’s degree preferred; … Read entire article »

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Planning Technician/Planning Assistant – Barrett Planning Group

Barrett Planning Group has an opening for a part-time (20 hrs.) Planning Technician/Planning Assistant. The person selected for this position will be expected to perform the following duties: Performs routine office tasks in designated program areas, including data entry, file management, copying, and answering telephone Develops and maintains automated tracking systems, hard copy files and records Researches and compiles information on a variety of planning issues from multiple sources Prepares public notices or property owner verifications Prepares maps, charts, tables of limited complexity Assists with preparing for and conducting public participation events Assists with firm’s marketing Required Knowledge Knowledge of the principles and practices of planning Knowledge of data collection and basic research methods Knowledge of effective writing techniques Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator), Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and graphics tools such as Piktochart Necessary Skills Oral communication and interpersonal … Read entire article »

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Planner I – Barrett Planning Group

Barrett Planning Group has an opening for an entry-level Planner (Planner I). The person selected for this position will be expected to perform the following duties: Develops planning studies and reports in support of new and updated plans and policies Collects a variety of statistical data and prepare reports and maps on topics such as census information, land use, economic data, tax base data, and occupancy rates Evaluates or assists in the evaluation of zoning bylaw and ordinance amendments, site plans, special permits, and other proposals Acts as liaison between community groups, government agencies, developers and elected officials in developing neighborhood plans Assists in resolving citizen and client issues Coordinates work of other consultants on teams lead by our firm Conducts field evaluations and assessments Attends many evening and weekend meetings Required/Highly Desirable Knowledge Knowledge of the principles and practices … Read entire article »

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Regional Transportation Coordinator – Middlesex 3 Coalition

The Middlesex 3 Coalition is a regional partnership of nine Middlesex County communities including, Bedford, Billerica, Burlington, Chelmsford, Lexington, Lowell, Tewksbury, Tyngsborough, and Westford with the support of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development. The coalition communities share a common goal of fostering economic development, job growth and retention, diversification of the tax base and enhancement of quality of life. Members include stakeholders in local government, business, finance, education and development who have combined resources to promote the competitive advantages of the region and advance the economic vitality of the corridor. The Middlesex 3 Transportation Management Association (M3TMA) was created by the Middlesex 3 Coalition to address transportation issues in the region. For more information, please visit: www.middlesex3.com and www.middlesex3tma.com The Middlesex 3 Coalition is seeking a part-time … Read entire article »

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Housing Planner  OR Senior Housing Planner – Pioneer Valley Planning Commission

The Land Use and Environment Section of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission seeks a highly qualified and motivated Housing Planner or Housing Senior Planner to focus on housing planning while working collaboratively with colleagues in the PVPC Land Use & Environment section. This person will work with cities, towns, the state and federal government, and partner organizations to advance municipal housing planning and policy work, including assisting member municipalities to modify local land use zoning regulations to facilitate housing access and affordability. The ideal Senior-level candidate will have 4 to 7+ years planning and housing experience, while the Planner Level candidate should have a minimum of two years’ related work experience.   Applicants should have a Master’s degree in Planning or a related field, must enjoy working with municipal officials and volunteers … Read entire article »

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