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Conservation Agent – Town of Southborough

The Town of Southborough seeks applicants for a Full-Time Conservation Agent, reporting to the Conservation Commission. Provides professional supervision for the work and projects under the SCC’s jurisdiction and control. Advises and guides residents and applicants through the SCC application process [including complaint investigation] and regulatory procedures. Employee has considerable independence and responsibility, including administration and enforcement, as well as providing technical assistance, in connection with local, state and federal wetlands, stormwater and erosion control regulations, and other natural resource protection including conservation laws, regulations, practices and policies of the SCC. Tasks include performing a variety of administrative duties supporting the Commission, including managing Commission office, attending night meetings, site visits and managing permit compliance. Must have B.A. degree in related field or 5 years of relevant experience; expertise in MS Office … Read entire article »

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City of Melrose – Senior Planner

 The Office of Planning and Community Development’s mission is to enhance the quality of life in Melrose through attention to municipal land use planning and project review. The Senior Planner supports this mission under supervision of the Director and provisions of state law and City Ordinances. The Senior Planner performs complex technical and professional work in current and long range planning, in the development of land and the implementation of policies, programs and regulations. The Senior Planner provides staff support and technical assistance to the Planning Board, Historic District Commission and Redevelopment Authority and coordinates affordable housing activities. The qualified candidate has a Bachelor’s degree in City Planning and a minimum of five years of professional planning experience or a Master’s degree in City Planning or a related field and … Read entire article »

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GIS Planner – Strafford Regional Planning Commission

Description Strafford Regional Planning Commission seeks a qualified professional for the position of GIS Planner.  Working closely with dedicated planning staff, this position focuses on integrating GIS and technical skills into a planning environment. The successful candidate will deliver professional planning and technical expertise through services such as creation of maps, spatial analysis, and data development and interpretation. Required Education & Experience Bachelor’s degree in Geography/GIS or a GIS focus within urban planning; regional planning; transportation and infrastructure planning; environmental sciences; resource economics; or closely related fields and  1-3 years of relevant experience, OR Master’s degree in any of the above (or closely related) fields with 1+ years of experience  Primary Responsibilities Geographic Information Systems Provide GIS mapping, spatial analysis, data development and interpretation, and technical support services for local and regional planning activities Manage online GIS viewer … Read entire article »

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Manager for the Transportation Systems Analysis Group – Central Transportation Planning Staff (CTPS)

The Central Transportation Planning Staff (CTPS) of the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is seeking a qualified candidate to manage the Transportation Systems Analysis (TSA) Group. The incumbent provides managerial leadership, oversight, and direction to the TSA Group, which supports the MPO and MassDOT transportation policies, projects, and plans using a comprehensive multimodal modeling tool. The manager will work in a fast-paced team environment, providing administrative oversight, guidance, and review of the group’s work on a daily basis. The manager will also contribute to the strategic development and/or expansion of the modeling efforts undertaken by CTPS. Candidates are required to be knowledgeable of and have experience in the following: Travel demand forecasting Transportation planning process Management of staff, budgets, and schedules Understanding of how a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) operates A master’s degree in planning, … Read entire article »

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Central Transportation Planning Staff – Transportation Improvement Program Manager

The Central Transportation Planning Staff (CTPS) of the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is seeking a transportation planner to manage all aspects of the MPO’s Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), a federally required document that describes the programming of federal funds for transportation infrastructure projects throughout the Boston metropolitan region. This talented professional will also engage in other metropolitan transportation-planning activities to support the MPO’s continuous, comprehensive, cooperative (3C) transportation-planning certification process, as needed. The qualified candidate must have: A minimum of three years of relevant professional experience in the field of transportation planning and/or transportation engineering with a demonstrated knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of metropolitan planning in the areas of transportation, land use, demographics, project financing, and public policy A master’s degree in transportation planning, urban or regional planning, … Read entire article »

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Transformative Development Initiative – Fellows Program 2018

MassDevelopment is accepting qualifications for its candidate pool for the next round of Transformative Development Initiative [TDI] Fellows. MassDevelopment’s Transformative Development Initiative [TDI] is a program for Massachusetts Gateway Cities designed to accelerate growth in focused districts. The program works with cross-sector partnerships to engage citizens in actionable planning, implement local economic development initiatives, and spur public and private investment. After a successful initial three-year program in 10 Gateway City districts, MassDevelopment is extending its commitment and expanding the program to four new districts in 2018. The Agency is looking for enthusiastic, entrepreneurial, and accomplished mid-career professionals with diverse experiences to join its team. TDI Fellows are the lead community organizers for economic development in TDI Districts and work as full-time employees of MassDevelopment on behalf of local partnerships. Four TDI Fellows will serve in … Read entire article »

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Planning and GIS Analyst II – MAPC, Boston

  The Metropolitan Area Planning Council seeks a Planning and GIS Analyst to work on cross-disciplinary mapping and analysis for local and regional planning projects, with a focus on land use planning as it relates to climate change mitigation, resiliency, and adaptation. This role entails synthesis of complex technical information into maps, charts, and data visualizations alongside clearly written, engaging, and accurate written narratives. This is a position for someone committed to advancing regional equity and sustainability through inclusive, empowering, and data-driven public processes. The ability to keep pace with deliverables on multiple projects within MAPC as well as to field and respond to data requests from the public in a timely manner is critical to success in this position.  This is a unique opportunity to work as part of a dynamic, … Read entire article »

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Analytical Services Manager – MAPC, Boston

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council seeks a manager for its Analytical Services group, a unit within the Data Services Department that delivers maps, data, visualizations, and written analysis to support local and regional planning. The Analytical Services Manager will supervise a team of analysts charged with applying MAPC’s considerable data and technical resources to a wide variety of planning and policy projects, serving both internal and external clients. This position is ideal for an innovative and ambitious candidate passionate about helping communities and practitioners to understand and use data. The manager will have the opportunity to build relationships with colleagues across the agency and regionwide, and will lead initiatives such as preparation for the 2020 Census. Applicants must have strong quantitative abilities, fluency with common federal and state datasets, demonstrated … Read entire article »

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Assistant to Planner – Town of Carlisle, MA

The Town of Carlisle seeks qualified applicants for the full-time Assistant to Planner position. Performs skilled professional, technical, clerical and administrative support for the Planning Administrator and the Planning Board, including correspondence, meeting scheduling, compiling reports, and responding to and resolving citizen and other public inquiries. Independently performs varied and responsible duties requiring thorough knowledge of departmental operations and the exercise of extensive judgment and initiative to perform duties, complete assigned and initiated tasks, and analyze the facts or circumstances surrounding individual issues with minimal daily supervision. Works under the direction of the Planning Administrator and the Planning Board Chair, generally establishing own daily work plan and choosing between appropriate courses of action to achieve defined objectives, with only unusual tasks referred to supervisors. Regularly staffs office alone, as Planning Administrator … Read entire article »

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Assistant Town Planner – Tolland, CT

Summary:  The Town of Tolland is seeking a full-time Assistant Planner that also serves as the Zoning Enforcement Officer, Wetlands Agent, and administers the Town’s GIS.  The Assistant Planner administers the permitting process, assists with reviews of land use applications, and assists various boards and commissions among other duties.  The Planning and Zoning Commission is starting to update the Plan of Conservation and Development, providing an opportunity for the Assistant Planner to be involved in the long-range planning process. The Town supports professional development of staff, providing opportunities to attend trainings and workshop.  Town Hall staff have been on a Monday through Thursday work schedule for several years, subject to annual re-approval.  Qualifications:  Graduate of a four year college with a Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Environmental Science or related field and … Read entire article »

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