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Regional Planner – Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission

The Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission (TRORC) is a dynamic and accomplished regional planning agency possessing a very talented staff and a supportive Board of Directors.  We are seeking an energetic Regional Planner as part of our team of professional staff.  The term of employment is one year, with a strong possibility of becoming permanent.  The Regional Planner will be responsible for individual projects, as well as assisting other professionals on a variety of existing projects.  Candidates must be able to hit the ground running and have excellent oral and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills. A Bachelor’s degree in planning, environmental studies or a related field is required, and a Master’s degree preferred.  Experience at the municipal or county level in land use planning, zoning, transportation, public health or … Read entire article »

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Transportation Planner – Central Transportation Planning Staff

The Central Transportation Planning Staff of the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization seeks a transportation planner for the Certification Activities Group. The planner will provide professional services to the MPO, with particular focus on the MPO’s 3C-related planning activities: the Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP), the Transportation Equity Program (TE), and the Public Participation Program (PPP). The Transportation Planner will: Coordinate with the program managers of the LRTP, TIP, UPWP and TE to: provide technical and policy analysis conduct research and collect data update and maintain key data bases review and interpret federal guidance and processes prepare meeting materials/certification documents participate in public outreach activities plan and prepare for various meetings Support MPO communication activities by assisting with: writing blog articles and press releases responding to public comments revising the contact database selecting meeting … Read entire article »

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SENIOR TRANSPORTATION PLANNER II – Boston Planning & Development Agency 

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction of the Senior Deputy Director for Transportation and Infrastructure Planning, assist in the division’s activities with regard to transportation planning, development review, transportation systems analysis, and the coordination of multi-modal transportation initiatives.  Work with Federal, State and City agencies involved in such projects.  Undertake tasks related to neighborhood planning and zoning being carried out by the Division.  This position places a particular emphasis on assisting with the analysis, development and implementation of progressive multi-transportation strategies, policies and programs. GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The general duties and responsibilities of the position are included in but not limited to the information listed below. Work with the BPDA Planning staff to implement the vision and goals of Imagine Boston 2030 and Go Boston 2030 by proactively guiding equitable growth in Boston, … Read entire article »

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Administrator – Worcester Regional Transit Authority

 The WRTA seeks an Administrator to serve as the Chief Executive Officer.  He/she will determine and formulate policies and provide the overall direction of the WRTA and its contractors.  The Administrator will plan, direct and coordinate transit authority activities at the highest level of management with the help of staff managers and contractor managers.  The Administrator will implement the Advisory Board policies concerning budget, service and fare changes.  The Administrator will serve as the face of the WRTA representing the Advisory Board, the staff and the contractors and promote the WRTA within the region and advocate for the WRTA with local, state and federal officials and agencies.  For more information about the WRTA, the Administrator position and application procedures, please visit the Collins Center for Public Management web site at www.umb.edu/cpm.   … Read entire article »

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Transportation Planner I – MAPC

MAPC seeks a Transportation Planner I to support the goals and work of the Transportation Division. Under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Transportation, s/he will work on technical assistance projects, conduct research on regional transportation issues, and help to plan public meetings and events that highlight the work of the department. Other activities and projects may include parking studies, complete streets projects, transit improvement studies, and providing research on innovative transportation funding methods. This work is conducted in both urban and suburban settings across Greater Boston, and with multiple stakeholders. The Transportation Division works at the local, regional, and state level to create a transportation system that is accessible, equitable, environmentally sound, and supports the growth of housing and jobs in locations that will produce fewer auto trips.  About MAPC MAPC … Read entire article »

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) Update to the Town of Arlington Sign Regulations

The Department of Planning and Community Development (DPCD) acting through the Town Manager is requesting proposals from qualified individuals and firms for Consulting Services related to updating the Town of Arlington’s Sign Regulations. For further information contact Jennifer Raitt, Director of Planning and Community Development, at 781-316-3092, or jraitt@town.arlington.ma.us. The purpose of overhauling the sign regulations is to update and consolidate the existing references to sign regulations in the Town Bylaws and in the Zoning Bylaws. The Consultant shall provide guidance to the Town on recent case law related to sign regulation. The Consultant shall determine whether consolidated sign regulations should be located in the Town Bylaws or the Zoning Bylaws. It is expected that new regulations will include all necessary components of comprehensive sign regulations. The proposal may be viewed and downloaded … Read entire article »

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SENIOR PLANNER I – Boston Planning & Development Agency 

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 changes. SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction of the Deputy … Read entire article »

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Planner/Conservation Agent – City of Salem

The Planner/Conservation Agent’s duties consist of a mix of planning and project management activities. The position provides support, coordination, and technical assistance to the Conservation Commission in carrying out its mandate and its mission to protect the community’s natural resources, which includes 14 miles of coastline, three rivers, extensive flood zones, and a diversity of other inland and coastal ecosystems. Provides professional supervision for the Commission’s work and projects. Uses professional expertise, critical thinking and interpersonal skills that require considerable judgment and initiative in determining courses of action not clearly defined by precedent, statute or established guidelines. Supports the Commission’s direct stewardship of 130 acres of protected open space. Responsibilities include planning initiatives; preparing grant applications and managing grant programs (including the Green Communities grant program); managing construction projects; working with … Read entire article »

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Senior Transportation Planner – City of Worcester

The Planning & Regulatory Services Division seeks to fill the position of Senior Transportation Planner. This newly created position provides professional technical and administrative services related to the planning and implementation of transportation infrastructure and services for the City of Worcester. The Senior Planner works closely with other departments and agencies to develop policies, evaluate data, make recommendations, prioritize and coordinate transportation improvements, and track implementation. Transportation Planner works in a professional office environment, and additionally conducts field work involving site visits. The qualified candidate will have knowledge and experience in the planning of urban transportation modes, including walking, bicycling, transit and motor vehicles; experience preparing plans, studies, and technical reports; the ability to think critically, problem solve and apply research techniques; the ability to work collaboratively, with experience in public … Read entire article »

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Conservation Planner/Agent – City of Worcester

The Planning & Regulatory Services Division seeks to fill the position of Conservation Planner. This position provides professional administrative support for the Conservation Commission and manages municipal programs related to wetlands protection and open space conservation, including administration of the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act and City of Worcester Wetlands Protection Ordinance.  The Conservation Planner serves as an agent of the Conservation Commission with responsibility for inspection and enforcement of Commission actions. The successful candidate will have working knowledge of local, state and federal wetlands and environmental protection laws and regulations; the ability to develop and maintain productive interpersonal relationships and work collaboratively across professional and departmental boundaries within and between organizations; the ability to communicate and work effectively with diverse populations; ability to use professional expertise, critical thinking and interpersonal skills … Read entire article »

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