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Graduate Planning Internship (paid), CivicMoxie, LLC

Graduate Planning Internship (paid) CivicMoxie, LLC Posted 5/17/17 CivicMoxie, a planning, community development, and urban design group, is seeking a summer intern to assist with exciting work on multiple projects ranging from a multimodal and land use plan for Manchester, NH to a Cultural Plan for Portland, ME to a Placemaking Project in Brockton, MA. We have a range of public sector and private clients and are working in cities throughout the eastern seaboard. Ideal candidates will: Be passionate about urban planning and improving communities/downtowns Have excellent graphic and research skills Be self-directed Contribute to the great positive energy to our collaborative work environment You will be doing all or some of the following: Case study research Documenting existing conditions including taking photographs Mapping and analysis graphics Proposal/marketing preparation Conducting interviews and co-facilitating focus groups Preparing presentations and graphics for public meetings and attending same Graphic … Read entire article »

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Planning and Economic Development Director, Town of Sandwich

Planning and Economic Development Director Town of Sandwich The Town of Sandwich, MA is seeking a full-time Planning and Economic Development Director who will oversee an extensive program of current and comprehensive planning and economic development initiatives while working closely and cooperatively with other Town departments and elected and appointed officials.  Position reports to the Assistant Town Manager.  The successful candidate must have thorough knowledge of planning, zoning, historic preservation and economic development principles and techniques.  Bachelor’s degree in regional/urban planning or related field with Master’s degree preferred; a minimum five years current and progressively responsible experience in planning and zoning required and supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.  Position requires strong written, oral communication and interpersonal skills, ability to work with a wide array of stakeholder … Read entire article »

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Comprehensive Planner, Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District (SRPEDD)

Comprehensive Planner Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District Under the supervision of the Comprehensive Planning Manager, to perform a wide variety of planning tasks necessary in support of the day-to-day functions of the Regional Planning Agency. Job duties include: conducting land use analyses, transportation and other planning related studies; drafting plan elements (Master Plans, Housing Production Plans, Open Space and Recreation Plans, etc.), preparing bylaw amendments, and managing geo-databases; working with local committees; making presentations at public meetings; coordinating efforts with others, and helping facilitate enhanced planning coordination across the SRPEDD region.  Other duties as assigned.  Attendance at some night meetings required. A Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning, or closely related field is preferred; AICP membership a plus. For additional information go to the SRPEDD website. Deadline for Applications: Please forward cover letter, resume, … Read entire article »

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RFP: Coventry, RI Comprehensive Community Plan – Major Update

Town of Coventry, Rhode Island Request for Proposals Coventry Comprehensive Community Plan – Major Update The Town of Coventry, Rhode Island is seeking proposals from qualified firms and individuals in the field of planning to update the Town’s Comprehensive Community Plan and to secure approval of the plan from the Rhode Island Division of Planning. The Town’s existing Comprehensive Plan was originally adopted in August 1992, was last amended in June 2000, and expired in March 2004.  The Town seeks to update its Comprehensive Plan to satisfy the requirements of the Rhode Island Comprehensive Planning & Land Use Act, R.I. Gen. Laws, Title 45, Chapter 22.2. The scope of work shall include all tasks necessary to prepare an updated draft Comprehensive Plan for local adoption as well as submission to the Rhode Island Division of … Read entire article »

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Chief Planner, Current Planning, City of Newton

Position Title: Chief Planner, Current Planning Starting Salary $82,388 – $84,859 Reports to: Director of Planning and Development & Deputy Director of Planning and Development Position Summary Manages of the Current Planning Division: Assists Director and Deputy Director in day-to-day operations of the Current Planning Division, and oversees operations of all current planning and support staff (currently two land use planners, two preservation planners, and chief zoning code official. ). Coordinates and distributes workload for current planning staff. Coordinates staff resources to facilitate cross-training between specialized and generalist planners. Oversees all development review processes and staff related to special permits, comprehensive permits, and site plan reviews, as well as historic preservation.. Facilitates Current Planning staff meetings as necessary to assure that all deadlines are met. Facilitates development review meetings with the Chief Zoning Code Official, Engineering Division, City Traffic … Read entire article »

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Director of Transportation Policy and Planning, Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization

Director of Transportation Policy and Planning Central Transportation Planning Staff Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) The Central Transportation Planning Staff (CTPS) of the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is seeking a Director of Transportation Policy and Planning. This individual will report to the Deputy Executive Director and will work closely with that individual and the Executive Director. She/he will have three main areas of responsibility. The first is to work with the managers of the Certification Activities, Transit Analysis and Planning, Graphics, and Editing groups to provide leadership and support. The second is to be a member of the upper management team that directs the overall operations of CTPS. The third is to be the agency’s point person on all civil rights matters, including Title VI, accessibility, and environmental justice.  In … Read entire article »

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Project Planner, Team Better Block, Cambridge

Project Planner Team Better Block Cambridge, MA April 24, 2017 Professional Area:  Community Development Experience:  Entry level Better Block projects are temporary, block-level interventions that demonstrate a series of rapid prototypes. We work with the community, using their tools, knowledge, and resources, to revitalize neighborhoods. Our projects range from designing and installing short term urban interventions (adding bike lanes, pop-up shops etc.) through digital and analog fabrication methods, to activating spaces by coordinating vendors and performers. As one person among a staff of five at a young organization, the project planner will play a crucial role in collaboratively growing the firm and amplifying our impact. Projects take place in cities across the U.S., so the position includes frequent travel and work on nights and weekends during project implementation. The position is located in Cambridge, MA or Dallas, TX. Responsibilities: Developing proposal … Read entire article »

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Planning and Land Use Specialist, Town of Nantucket

Planning and Land Use Specialist Town of Nantucket The Town of Nantucket, Massachusetts is seeking a full time Land Use Specialist for the Planning and Land Use Services (PLUS) department.   The Land Use Specialist will report to the Director of Planning, or his designee, and will focus on work related to the Nantucket Historic District Commission, however, work related to other boards/committees including, but not limited to the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals may be required from time to time.  Job duties will primarily include architectural plan review, inspectional services to insure compliance with approved architectural plans, staff support at meetings and in the office, and other related duties as may be required.  This is a 35 hour per week full-time union position with benefits. Start date of July … Read entire article »

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Senior City Planner – Urban Design, City of Portland, OR

CITY OF PORTLAND invites applications for the position of: Senior City Planner – Urban Design Recruitment Opens: This recruitment will remain open until 75 applications have been reached or until the posted closing date, Monday, May 15, 2017, whichever comes first. Recruitment Closes: Monday May 15, 2017 4:30 PM Pacific Salary: $32.68 – $41.73 Hourly The Mission of Portland’s Bureau of Development Services is to promote safety, livability, and economic vitality through efficient and collaborative application of building and development codes. THE POSITION: Senior City Planners with an Urban Design Specialty (UD) in the Land Use Services Division of the Bureau of Development Services (BDS) manage the review of highly complex and/or controversial development proposals for compliance with the Zoning Code and Design Guidelines. This work involves administering the City’s development review process as it applies to … Read entire article »

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Associate Planner, City of Beverly

ASSOCIATE PLANNER The City of Beverly seeks an Associate Planner.  This position provides varying levels of technical and administrative support to several City land use boards and the public, in addition to performing directed studies and research at the request of the Director and Assistant Director of Planning & Development.  See full job description and qualifications at www.beverlyma.gov, click on “Jobs”. Salary range is $44,281.76 to $47,740.68. Send cover letter and resume to jobs@beverlyma.gov   … Read entire article »

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