Regional Planner (Planner I/II) – Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments

The Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments (SCCOG) seeks a highly motivated and creative Regional Planner to join its team of passionate and dedicated planning professionals. The candidate who fills this position will work in all facets of planning at both the local and regional level and will gain valuable experience working in a collaborative and supportive environment.

This is a full-time, 35 hour per week position. SCCOG offers a highly competitive benefits package including flexibility in work scheduling, health insurance, a pension plan and optional 457(b) retirement plan, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, sick/vacation leave accrual, reimbursement of APA/AICP dues, and compensatory time for attendance at night meetings.

About the Position

The Regional Planner participates in comprehensive planning activities and functions, assists with the administration of SCCOG’s transportation planning program, and provides assistance to member municipalities. May attend night meetings. SCCOG staff have the opportunity to gain experience in multiple subject areas including land use regulation, economic development, natural resource conservation, transportation, housing, human services, sustainability and resilience, and emergency management.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills and experience with project management, analyzing and presenting data and preparing technical written reports. The candidate’s previous experience in and/or willingness to increase knowledge about transportation planning processes will be critically evaluated.

The position of Planner I requires a bachelor’s degree in planning or related field; Planner II requires a master’s degree in planning or related field plus 1 year experience, or bachelor’s and three years’ experience.

Member Municipalities:  Bozrah * Colchester * East Lyme * Franklin * Griswold * Borough of Jewett City * City of Groton * Town of Groton * Lebanon * Ledyard * Lisbon * Montville * New London * North Stonington * Norwich * Preston * Salem * Sprague * Stonington * Stonington Borough * Waterford * Windham

About the Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments

SCCOG serves 22 municipalities with a total population of 280,430 and functions as the region’s Metropolitan Planning Organization. SCCOG also counts as affiliate members the state’s only two federally recognized Native American Tribes and works closely with the region’s two military installations, the United States Naval Submarine Base and the United States Coast Guard Academy.

The SCCOG region is a diverse area which includes cities, suburbs and small towns as well as regionally significant employers and tourist destinations. Primary focus areas of SCCOG are regional planning, which includes producing studies and plans that affect the responsible development of the region; transportation planning and prioritization of State and Federal transportation funding; and regional services, which includes staffing assistance to local land use commissions and coordinating inter-municipal cooperation.

About Southeastern Connecticut

SCCOG’s offices are located in Norwich, CT at the center of a dynamic region known for its diverse assets including the Mystic area shoreline, entertainment/casino destinations, and opportunities for urban, suburban, and rural living. The region is critically important to Connecticut’s economy for its tourism, defense, and defense manufacturing, and will soon be New England’s hub for the growing Offshore Wind Industry. The region is conveniently located within fifty miles of Hartford, New Haven, and Providence and enjoys highway and rail connections to nearby Boston and New York City.

Send Resume To:    James S. Butler, AICP, Executive Director
Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments
5 Connecticut Avenue, Norwich, CT 06360

Closing Date:           May 27, 2022 or until filled.

*An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer*