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Director, Office of Planning, Program Management & Transit – MnDOT

This position manages the Metro District Office of Planning, Program Management and Transit.  The position provides managerial, strategic leadership and oversight direction to the Metro District’s construction program and budget, Twin Cities multi-agency planning functions, MnPASS planning and policy program, and Transit Section’s planning, design, construction and operations. The position leads and/or participates in national, state, local and department and district management teams, task forces and issue committees.  The position is accountable for determining the overall objectives, priorities and policies as well as for the outcomes achieved with authority to exercise broad discretionary powers on a regular basis. Why Work for Us We offer excellent employee benefits, such as low-cost health and dental insurance, and affordable dependent coverage.  Other benefits include: 11 paid holidays per year Earn up to 29 paid vacation days per year Earn … Read entire article »

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Request for Proposals – Chapter Administrator for APA Northern New England Chapter

The Northern New England Chapter of the American Planning Association (NNECAPA) is seeking proposals from individuals, organizations and firms to serve as the part-time, subcontracted, Chapter Administrator for the organization’s 500 members and Executive Committee. The Chapter Administrator is responsible for administrative, membership, and service functions, and provides a continuous, professional, and comprehensive approach to delivering membership services in accordance with national APA policies, NNECAPA bylaws and the NNECAPA strategic plan. About the American Planning Association (APA) APA is a 501c3 non-profit education and membership organization with approximately 38,000 members. Members include practicing urban planners, planning students, elected and appointed officials, planning commissioners and interested citizens. APA and its professional institute, the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), are dedicated to advancing the art, science and profession of good planning – physical, … Read entire article »

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Town Planner – Boxborough, MA

The Town of Boxborough is seeking qualified and experienced applicants for the full-time position of Town Planner. Boxborough is a small thriving community with a population of approximately 5,500 residents, well situated at the crossroads of I-495 and Route 111/Massachusetts Avenue. Its excellent school system, high quality housing, convenient location, and scenic, historic, and rural character make Boxborough an attractive community in which to live and work. The Town Planner acts as the primary inter-board liaison on land use matters. The position provides technical assistance, coordinates, and advises Town boards and departments on issues relating to land use regulation and permitting, municipal planning, open spacepreservation, economic development, and affordable housing. Staffing responsibilities include those for the Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, Community Preservation Committee, Economic Development Committee, Housing Board, and Design Review Board, among other Town boards and committees. The position is also responsible for GIS operations. A successful applicant will have extensive knowledge of land use planning principles … Read entire article »

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Senior Transportation Planner – MASCO, Boston, MA

 Nationally recognized for its high-quality services and innovative initiatives, MASCO (Medical Academic and Scientific Community Organization) www.masco.org is committed to enhancing the quality of life for those who live, work, study, or receive care in Boston’s Longwood Medical and Academic Area (LMA). A $34-million nonprofit organization, MASCO provides an array of services including area planning and development, parking and transit, telecommunications, and child care. This is an outstanding career advancement opportunity for the transportation planner to contribute to high-profile strategies, studies, and designs for one of Boston’s busiest and most dynamic neighborhoods. The 20-million square-foot LMA hosts 29,000 students, 57,000 workers traveling to and from their jobs daily, and 2.3 million patients accessing critical medical services annually. MASCO is a recognized leader in optimizing safe and efficient transportation to the area via … Read entire article »

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Environmental Planner – Tetra Tech

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees—17,000 people working together across disciplines and time zones to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in 400 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams. Fort Point Associates, (www.fpa-inc.com), a Tetra Tech Company, is currently seeking an Environmental Planner to support a wide range of private development, institutional and public sector projects, including climate change and sustainable development … Read entire article »

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Senior Planner – Highland Planning

Highland Planning is a growing community development consultancy that encourages teamwork, uses technology creatively, and aims to ever improve our professional planning practice. Our firm specialties are public outreach, market analysis, commercial district revitalization, and research management. We are seeking a full-time Senior Planner to manage up to nine research projects over the next two years. This position will also provide support to our public engagement projects. This is a professional position that requires effective facilitation skills, strong writing skills, and the ability to develop, build and maintain working relationships with oversight panel members from across the county, as well as other consultants, firm colleagues, clients, and the general public. We are a creative and collaborative team, and we are seeking someone who matches our firm culture. The firm’s key values are: Honor people Go … Read entire article »

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Junior Planner – Warren County, NY

Warren County is looking to expand its planning staff with an entry-level planner prepared to bring a fresh perspective to regional planning. Warren County is the gateway to the Adirondack Park, within a 30-minute drive of Saratoga Springs, boasts a thriving performing arts scene, and is home to Gore Mountain and Lake George. Our team includes several AICP-certified planners. If you choose to join our team, you will be at the forefront of tackling issues of the day, such as environmental protection, infrastructure improvements, community planning, and economic development. At a minimum, we’re looking for a candidate with a Bachelor’s degree in planning, landscape architecture, environmental studies, geography, natural resources or a related field. At the time of appointment, a successful candidate must be a resident of Warren County or a contiguous County. … Read entire article »

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Community and Economic Development Planner – MVPC

The Merrimack Valley Planning Commission, one of 13 regional planning agencies in the Commonwealth, is looking to hire a Community and Economic Development Planner.  MVPC represents a total of 15 cities and towns along the Lower Merrimack River Valley area. Our mission is to promote the orderly development of the region in the areas of transportation, community and economic development, environmental programs and GIS/IT. Salary range is $70,000-80,000, depending on education and experience.  Please see www.mvpc.org for job description and more information. Interested applicants should submit cover letter and resume by Friday, Feb. 1 via email to kconard@mvpc.org. … Read entire article »

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS – Master Plan Town of Mansfield

  The Town of Mansfield, MA is seeking proposals from qualified firms or individuals interested in providing professional consulting services for the purposes of assisting the Town in updating its 2008 Master Plan in conformance with MGL Chapter 41, Section 81D.  The final product will be a single comprehensive planning document.  Tasks include updates of the following Master Plan sections/documents:  Services and Facilities, Circulation and Transportation, Land Use Policy and Alternatives, Demographic, Growth and Development Trends, Housing Needs Study Update, Natural and Cultural Resources, Goals and Objectives, Integrate 2016 Open Space and Recreation Plan into the comprehensive plan document.  Emphasis shall be placed on Economic Development.  Public meetings, hearings and outreach will be involved.  The complete RFP is available at http://www.mansfieldma.com/wp-content/uploads/Master-Plan-RFP_2019.pdf       … Read entire article »

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Town Planner/Conservation Agent – Town of Southbridge

The Town of Southbridge seeks qualified candidates for the full time position of Town Planner/Conservation Agent in the Economic Development & Planning Department. Responsibilities include providing specialized technical, administrative, and customer service support to the department, Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, Conservation Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals and other Town Boards/Commissions as required. Professional expertise, critical thinking and interpersonal skills needed to accomplish varied functions ranging from routine to complex. Master’s degree in Urban/Regional Planning, Environmental Planning, or related field with 3 plus years of experience in a municipality preferred, or Bachelor’s degree in Urban/Regional Planning, Environmental Planning or a related field, with 5 plus years of experience in a municipality; Knowledge of practices, processes, and principles of municipal planning and permitting, including associated Massachusetts and federal statutes governing land use/zoning/conservation and the Wetlands and Rivers Protection Acts. Experience providing staff support … Read entire article »

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