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Regional Arts and Culture Planner, Metropolitan Area Planning Council

Regional Arts and Culture Planner Metropolitan Area Planning Council The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is hiring for a Regional Arts and Culture Planner. We are looking to fill this position by early 2018. MAPC’s Arts & Culture Division is currently a three-person team and includes a regional Arts & Culture Planner, an Artist-in-Residence, and me. Our Division’s mission is to stimulate a creative shift in the planning and community development culture at MAPC and in our region in ways that accelerate smart growth and livability while also fostering policy and planning conditions that allow the arts and culture sector to thrive. Our work is interdisciplinary and involves collaboration with city and town planning and community development departments, other MAPC departments including Public Health, Land Use, Environment, and Clean Energy, and partners … Read entire article »

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Housing Development Officer, City of Boston

HOUSING DEVELOPMENT OFFICER   General Description Under the direct supervision of the Senior Housing Development Officer, the Housing Development Officer is responsible for all appropriate project and program management activities.   Primary Responsibilities and Tasks Prepare and review Requests for Proposals and manage the property disposition process. Perform developer selection and negotiation and ensure compliance with program, project and funding requirements, as well as, policy standards. Oversee projects through community process, public approvals and permits, into and through closing, construction, sales (or rent-up) coordinating with other City Agencies and approvals.. Coordinate project and/or program at appropriate points with the project team and divisional and agency staff. Perform financial structuring, and restructuring for workouts, including appropriate use(s), costs, affordability, public subsidy and public benefits. Work with staff to process funding requests, awards, commitments, requisitions and contract payments. Maintain project files, prepare project status … Read entire article »

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Senior Planner – Land Use, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC)

Senior Planner – Land Use Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC) Senior Planner – Land Use: The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, a proactive regional planning agency serving 43 cities and towns in Hampden and Hampshire counties of western Massachusetts, seeks a highly qualified motivated Senior Planner to focus on land use planning, zoning assistance to member municipalities, and planning board assistance. The ideal candidate will have 7 to 10 years municipal planning and zoning knowledge plus experience in Massachusetts, enjoy working with municipal officials and volunteers using regulations to advance community goals, understand and value authentic community engagement, and be an exceptional written & verbal communicator. Starting salary $54,500 to $64,500/yr w/benefits, depending on qualifications and experience. Submit a cover letter, resume, 3 references, and a brief work sample by target date of 1-5-2018 to Timothy … Read entire article »

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Regional Planner (Associate to Principal Level) Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission

Regional Planner (Associate to Principal Level) Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission The Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC) seeks a qualified candidate for a full-time mid- to upper-level position to assist with energy and environmental programs and projects as well as have experience in urban design or architecture. This position, at the associate or principal planner level, will help administer the agency’s Green Energy Program including grants administration, assist with stormwater, sustainability, and other environmental programs, and utilize their experience and proficiency in urban design or architecture to develop site plans and renderings for a variety of projects. Required qualifications include a master’s degree in planning or an equivalent degree with five to seven years of relevant and progressively responsible experience, excellent communication skills including writing and speaking (telephone, one-to-one, and small group … Read entire article »

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Director of Community Development, Town of Walpole

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT Town of Walpole is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Director of Community Development. Master’s degree in urban or regional planning, public administration or related field highly desired. Five years of progressively responsible municipal planning experience including supervisory and administrative experience. Thorough knowledge of zoning, performance standards, storm water management, subdivision rules and regulations and applicable state statutes rules and regulations, the state zoning act and subdivision control law and current principles and techniques of land use and comprehensive planning. Complete job description via web site www.walpole-ma.gov. Salary range $79,997 – $97,515. Special Requirements: Must possess certification as a Professional Planner or be able to attain certification within 48 months. Send cover letter with resume and employment application to the Town of Walpole, HR, 135 School Street, Walpole, MA … Read entire article »

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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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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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