Community Development Project Planner – Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission

CMRPC seeks a Community Development Project Planner.  This position will be based in CMRPC’s four-person community development team. The successful applicant will aid partner communities with community development planning and needs assessments, project eligibility discussions, project selection recommendations, public outreach, field surveys, grant applications, as well as aspects of budgeting, grant administration and grant compliance. The community development project planner will coordinate grant-funded projects generally implemented by consultants/contractors that typically include plans (ADA, infrastructure, and environmental), architectural and engineering designs, building and public works construction, and occasionally oversight of housing rehabilitation and/or social service partnerships. Additional roles from time to time may include support for portions of community master plans, hazard mitigation/climate resilience plans, development of shared municipal services, or other grant seeking.

This is a full-time position with an excellent state employee benefits package. Standard work week is 5 days (37.5 hours/week).  Candidates must have legal authorization to work in the USA and a valid driver’s license and/or the ability to arrange transportation to meetings in different parts of the region. Candidate must be willing to adhere to all active and future public safety requirements (including mask and/or vaccination mandates).  While many CMRPC staff are currently working remotely in part, all staff must be available for in-person meetings within the region as needed, and it is expected that staff be available for in-office work as is appropriate for their work assignments.

The starting salary range is $43,500 to $64,360 depending on experience and qualifications. Offers will be commensurate with relevant experience. In addition to competitive compensation, CMRPC offers a great work environment and an excellent benefits package. This position is exempt under the guidelines of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. If you can bring a competitive streak, relevant skills and experience, and a strong work ethic to CMRPC in this capacity, please submit you’re a cover letter, resume, three professional references supporting your qualifications, to Trish Settles, CMRPC, One Mercantile Street, Worcester, MA 01608 or email . Materials should be received by 5:00pm Friday, August 18, 2023.  The position is open until filled or canceled.