APA-MA/MAPD Movie N’ Meetup

Save the date for the next APA-MA/MAPD Movie N’ Meetup! The movie is “Human Scale”  View the Official Trailer  When:          October 10th, 5:30 pm Where:        MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning Sponsors:  APA-MA, Mass. Association of Consulting Planners, MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning and Mass. Association of Planning Directors. Details to follow!  

SNEAPA Registration has opened!

 After reviewing a record 95+ session proposals, the SNEAPA Committee is very excited about this year’s program. View Thursday’s Sessions and Friday’s Sessions to see for yourself! We’ll also have four mobile workshops exploring Springfield’s downtown redevelopment, visiting Springfield’s new murals, touring a recreational and medical cannabis facility, and learning about brownfield redevelopment in Chicopee.  These tours sell out fast so register today to reserve your spot! Online registration closes on October 11th, so register today here View the 2019 Registration Rates … Read more

Planner/Conservation Agent – City of Salem

The City of Salem seeks qualified and highly motivated planner to join 15-person planning and community development department. Duties include providing technical assistance to Conservation Commission; preparing grant applications; managing projects; undertaking strategic planning initiatives; and working with residents and neighborhood groups. Ideal candidate has strong written and verbal communication skills; familiarity with Wetlands Protection Act, climate resiliency, land use and zoning; computer and interpersonal skills; and ability to interpret development plans. Two or more … Read more

Senior Planner – Town of Watertown

The Town of Watertown is seeking to fill a dynamic position in a vision-focused Department of Community Development & Planning Department to provide technical assistance in the fields of housing, community planning and economic development, land use planning, zoning, project review, capital improvements, grants and working with the Planning Board, Board of Appeals and Watertown Housing Partnership.    Candidate must have familiarity with MGL Ch. 40A and HOME program funding.  The position involves daily interaction with … Read more

Planning Technician – City of Keene

If you are an aspiring planner looking for a career opportunity within a challenging and dynamic atmosphere, the City of Keene has an immediate opening for a part-time Planning Technician!  This role offers a qualified candidate a pay rate of $25.48 to $31.75/hour, along with a 34 hour work-week and some benefits, such as earned time, voluntary life insurance, a retirement plan, employee assistance plan, and employee discounts. If you’d like your work to focus … Read more

Land Use & Natural Resources Planner – Franklin Regional Council of Governments

Part-time Land Use & Natural Resources Planner position, 30 hours per week in the Franklin Regional Council of Governments Planning Department. The position will be responsible for working on regional and local planning projects related to energy efficiency, climate resiliency, open space and watershed protection, hazard mitigation, and other planning projects. The position will also be responsible for working on zoning and land use regulations. Candidate must possess a Master’s Degree in planning or landscape … Read more

Senior Planner – Current Planning, Town of Manchester, CT

(Planning and Economic Development) $58,663.87 – Step 1 – 37.5 hours/week Range for FYI 2018-2019 – $58,663.87 – $75,240.18 (DOQ)           CLOSING DATE: Friday, September 13, 2019 (Applications must be received in the Human Resources Department by 4:30 p.m.) SUMMARY OF POSITION: Under general direction coordinates the zoning and subdivision plan review process and performs technical work in connection with studies and recommendations relating to the physical development of the Town.  Manchester … Read more

Community Planner – Volpe Center

The U.S. Department of Transportation Volpe National Transportation Systems Center has an active job opening announcement for a Community Planner position. The application period runs today through September 12, 2019. Follow the link below for further details. https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/544177800    

2019 APA-MA Annual Awards – Nominations Open!

It is time again to recognize and celebrate recent planning success stories and those who make a difference in the planning profession. The American Planning Association – Massachusetts Chapter (APA-MA) is pleased to announce its 2019 APA-MA Awards Program. The APA-MA awards program is co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors (MAPD). Each year APA-MA and MAPD acknowledge planners and their work through its awards program. The program is designed to recognize an outstanding … Read more

Director of Planning & Urban Development – City of Portland, Maine

Planning & Urban Development Department – The Director provides overall direction of the Planning & Urban Development Department, overseeing a staff of professional, technical, and support personnel who are engaged in activities related to the growth, development, and re-development of the City.  The Director oversees all planning and urban development activities, which include the functions of planning, community development, transportation, housing assistance programs including the Federal application process for community development and redevelopment assistance, and … Read more