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Senior Transportation Planner – MASCO

MASCO (Medical Academic and Scientific Community Organization) is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing Boston’s Longwood Medical and Academic area (LMA) for the benefit of those who live, work, study, or receive care in the LMA.  MASCO and its affiliates offer a wide range of services including area planning and development, parking and transportation, a call center answering service and child care.  Visit www.masco.org to learn more.  Position Overview: MASCO is seeking a Senior Transportation Planner to assist in the organization and implementation of a variety of planning and development efforts related to the enhancement of the LMA through transportation planning and travel demand management program implementation. Notable Responsibilities: Serve as lead planner for master programming and technical assistance efforts designed to meet institutional needs for parking and multimodal transportation access. Perform regional and district-level studies of transportation infrastructures to identify the needs … Read entire article »

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Director of Community Development and Municipal Inspections – Hanover, MA

The Town of Hanover, Massachusetts is seeking to fill the Director of Community Development and Municipal Inspections.  This newly created position will be a member of the senior management team and is responsible, through its oversight of Division Managers and Supervisors, for all programs related to Community and Economic Development, Planning, Building Inspections, Conservation, Health, and Licensing.  The Director of Community Development and Municipal Inspections reports directly to the Town Manager and is expected to fulfil the obligations of the position with a vast degree of independence.  It’s imperative that the new Director of Community Development and Municipal Inspections has the capability to build strong relationships within the business community and capacity to implement measures that will strengthen the town’s commercial base in ways best aligned with the character of Hanover. Hanover … Read entire article »

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Transportation Planner/Travel Demand Modeler – CTPS

Transportation Planner / Travel Demand Modeler The Central Transportation Planning Staff (CTPS) of the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is seeking a junior-level professional with some experience in transportation planning and travel-demand modeling. The ideal candidate would have experience in multimodal transportation planning, programming, technical writing, and spatial analysis with big datasets. The candidate also would have working knowledge of four-step travel-demand models, activity-based models (ABMs), and micro-simulation. Experience with traffic engineering would be a plus, as well as experience with MPO certification documents such as the Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), and the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). Requirements: A bachelor’s degree is required; but a master’s degree in transportation planning, urban and regional planning, traffic engineering operations research, or a closely related field is preferred Minimum of three years’ experience in a transportation-planning … Read entire article »

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Senior Planner II – Boston Planning and Development Agency

TITLE:          SENIOR PLANNER II DEPARTMENT/DIVISION:      PLANNING/DOWNTOWN & NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING The Downtown & Neighborhood Planning Department works with Boston’s communities to create and implement plans that help foster the development of attractive, safe, diverse, and economically thriving places to live, work and play. The Department works at the neighborhood level in partnership with local residents, businesses, institutions, and other public departments and agencies to create community visions that look at current assets and opportunities for future growth to enhance quality of life. Planners explore the issues of land use, housing needs, open space, transportation and multimodal networks, economic development and access to opportunity with community members.  The envisioned plans, informed by the community’s input, guide future development scenarios and may result in: urban design guidelines, master plans, zoning recommendations, and/or other policy … Read entire article »

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Planner II – Boston Planning & Development Agency

TITLE:          PLANNER II STATUS:       EXEMPT DEPARTMENT/DIVISION:  PLANNING/DOWNTOWN & NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING  The Downtown & Neighborhood Planning Department works with Boston’s communities to create and implement plans that help foster the development of attractive, safe, diverse, and economically thriving places to live, work and play.  The Department works at the neighborhood level in partnership with local residents, businesses, institutions, and other public departments and agencies to create community visions that look at current assets and opportunities for future growth to enhance quality of life. Planners explore the issues of land use, housing needs, open space, transportation and multimodal networks, economic development and access to opportunity with community members.  The envisioned plans, informed by the community’s input, guide future development scenarios and may result in: urban design guidelines, master plans, zoning recommendations, and/or other … Read entire article »

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Conservation Agent/Sustainability Coordinator – Town of Fairhaven

The Town of Fairhaven, Massachusetts (pop. 16,074) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of full-time Conservation Agent/Sustainability Coordinator. Duties/Responsibilities: Administers the Wetlands Protection Act and Town of Fairhaven Wetlands Bylaws, Rules and Regulations in conjunction with the Fairhaven Conservation Commission and coordinates the development and implementation of the Town’s sustainability initiatives, including but not limited to Green Communities designation, hazard mitigation, flood insurance mapping program, and energy conservation. Works under the supervision of the Town Administrator. A full job description is available on the Town website: https://www.fairhaven-ma.gov/job-opportunities Candidate must have Bachelor’s Degree in environmental science, environmental policy/management, urban/regional planning or related field required, Masters preferred. Minimum five (5) years related experience in municipal land use practices and procedures, including permitting and wetlands protection, and development and implementation of sustainability programs; … Read entire article »

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Municipal Services Coordinator – PVPC

Municipal Services Coordinator (Pioneer Valley Planning Commission):  Seeking experienced, entrepreneurial professional to take lead in developing, managing and implementing regional shared municipal services programs/projects.  Job duties will focus on activities that can save public funds and/or enhance operational efficiencies by utilizing collaborative partnerships among PVPC’s 43 member communities.  Candidates should possess deep understanding of municipal government, finance and operations and can lead collaborative municipal and regional programs that yield tangible benefits.  Applicants must have a minimum of 3 years relevant experience along with a college degree(s) in applicable discipline (e.g. public administration, business management, etc).  Salary range $50,000 to $62,500/yr with benefits depending on qualifications and experience.  Submit cover letter, resume and three references by target date of 9/14/18 to James M. Mazik, AICP; Deputy Director, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, 60 … Read entire article »

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Rental Housing Manager – City of Cambridge

Sr Inclusionary Rental Housing Manager, City of Cambridge Community Development Department (M525)   Seeking self-motivated, detail-oriented professional ready to help CDD in efforts to provide income-eligible households access to affordable homes. Manage the City’s Inclusionary Rental Housing and Middle-Income Rental Housing programs through which the City now offers access to more than 700 affordable units at more than 35 properties.  Master’s degree in real estate, public administration, management, business or related field and a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in affordable housing or assisted housing management, with at least two (2) years’ experience in a supervisory capacity. A Bachelor’s degree would also be accepted.  Experience with affordable housing programs, income and eligibility review, application management and working with housing applicants and tenants; $89,745 – $105,866/year + excellent benefits. … Read entire article »

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Associate Housing Planner – City of Cambridge

Associate Housing Planner, City of Cambridge Community Development Department (K006) Seeking self motivated, detail-oriented professional who is ready to work as part of a team to house residents in affordable homes, and to provide housing-related services and counseling to households in need of affordable housing. Experience with affordable housing programs, income and program eligibility review, application management.  Bachelor’s degree in a related field and at least 4 years professional experience, preferably in housing program management or community outreach. Master’s in urban planning, housing policy, or related field and at least 2 years professional experience preferred.  $59,334 – $83,779/year + excellent benefits. Detailed job description and application instructions, visit www.cambridgema.gov and click on ‘Jobs’. Resumes and letter of interests requested by 09/18/18 via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov. Position will remain open until filled.  … Read entire article »

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Assistant Professor/Planning – University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Title:                  Assistant Professor – Planning Appointment:   Academic Year (9-month) – Tenure Track Available:          September 1, 2019 About UMass Amherst UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth’s flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region. Job Description: We seek scholars who are using new sources of information and innovative analytical methods to answer questions in the areas of land use and/or economic development planning.  Candidates with a … Read entire article »

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