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3 positions
Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) (Posted on 2/25/2019)

Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) invites applications for the following positions:

  1. Housing Planner Summer Intern

  2. Regional Housing + Land Use Planner II

  3. Regional Planner II/Senior Land Use Planner/Zoning Specialist

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Internship Opportunities
Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation (Deadline: 4/1/2019)

The Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation, a program of the National Park Service, in partnership with the National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE), is accepting applications for a variety of internship opportunities for current, recent graduate students, and alumni to apply for that begin this summer.

Deadline for applications: April 1, 2019

Please see attached flyers for each position description and for more  application submission directions.


Additional information about NCPE internships available here:

PDF icon CLI Boston NCPE 2019 Intern announcement.pdf

PDF icon CLI Richmond NCPE 2019 Intern announcement.pdf

PDF icon CRSA Boston NCPE 2019 Intern announcement.pdf

PDF icon FMSS NCPE 2019 Intern announcement.pdf

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Opportunities with The Heritage Documentation Programs
Posted on 2/11/2019

The Heritage Documentation Programs (Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landcapes Survey), a division of the National Park Service, is pleased to announce four opportunities. 


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Community Development Planner
Town of Falmouth (Preference Date: 3/1/2019)

Location: Planning Department, Falmouth, MA 02540
Division: None
Job Status: Part-Time
Days: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.
Hours Per Week: 24 (days and hours TBD)
Details: $30.69 - $40.02/hr.

Job Description

The Town of Falmouth is seeking an individual to provide professional planning and technical work in support of the town’s community development goals, programs and policies. This position will act as a liaison to the various community development boards & committees; attends meetings; conducts research; provides information and assistance on a range of technical planning and community development issues; administers contracts; prepares reports and responds to the general public on procedures, legislation and policies. Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Community Development, Public Administration or related field, 3 years planning or related experience, preferably in local government are required; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Masters degree preferred. Working knowledge of federal and state community development programs, laws and regulations, including Affordable Housing Chapter 40B, Historic Preservation Chapter 40 and Economic Development Chapter 121C; knowledge of planning and development issues. This is a 24 hr. /wk. position and is benefit eligible. Wage is $30.69 - $40.02/hr.

Job Responsibilities

Acts as staff or liaison to Community Development Boards & Committees, attending meetings, conducting research, providing information and assistance on a range of technical planning and community development issues. Prepares staff reports, motions and decisions, Town Meeting articles, and draft agreements for funding for review and approval by Town Management. Manages contracts for specialized studies and consultants.Prepares educational materials, responds to inquiries from the general public on procedures, legislation and policies. Maintains contact with related town departments and committees and outside organizations.Supports the goals of the Planning Department, Community Development and the Town of Falmouth through creative problem solving, decision making, a commitment to customer service, and by taking initiative to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Department. Performs similar or related work as required, or as situation dictates.

Recommended Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience - Bachelors Degree in planning, community development, public administration or related field is required, Masters Degree preferred; three (3) of planning or related experience, preferably in local government are required; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.Knowledge - Working knowledge of federal and state land use community development programs, laws and regulations, including Affordable Housing under Chapter 40B, Historic Preservation under Chapter 40C; and Economic Development under 121C. Knowledge of planning, development and environmental issues under Chapter 40A is important.Ability - Ability to conduct independent research and analyze and interpret results; ability to prepare reports and formulate recommendations; ability to understand and interpret site plans, architectural drawings, and construction specifications; ability to understand and evaluate funding applications and invoices; ability to draft decisions, regulations and bylaw amendments ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with local officials and the general publicSkill - Written and oral communication skills; public presentation skills; planning and organizational skills; skill in using word processing and spreadsheet.

Physical Requirements

Minimal physical effort is generally required to perform administrative duties; moderate physical effort is required to perform fieldwork. The employee is frequently required to speak and hear and use hands to operate equipment. Vision requirements include the ability to read and analyze documents, use a computer and operate an automobile.

Additional Information

SUPERVISION Works under the direction of the Town Planner; the employee functions independently, consulting with the Town Planner when clarification or interpretation of procedures, tasks or policy is required.

WORK ENVIRONMENT Work is generally performed in office conditions; some fieldwork is required to perform site visits and inspections; the employee is required to attend frequent evening meetings.

The employee operates standard office equipment and an automobile.

The employee has regular contact with town departments, as well as state, regional and local agencies and frequent contact with the general public and applicants.

The employee has access to department-related legal proceedings. Errors could result in monetary loss or legal repercussion

Application Special Instructions

Preference Date: March 1, 2019


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Landscape Architecture Summer Internship
PWP Landscape Architecture (Deadline 2/8/2019 11:59PM PST)

PWP Landscape Architecture is seeking exceptional Landscape Architecture students for the 2019 Summer Internship, June 3-August 9, 2018.

We encourage both graduate and undergraduate Landscape Architecture students to apply. Applicants must have at least one semester of study remaining after Summer 2019.

Interested students should complete and submit an online application before Friday, February 8, 2019 at 11:59PM PST. Print materials and website portfolios will not be accepted.

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Land Use & Natural Resources Planner
Franklin Regional Council of Governments (Deadline 1/28/2019)

Land Use & Natural Resources Planner

30 hours/week (potential for 37.5 hours/week) in the Franklin Regional Council of Governments Planning Department.

The position is responsible for working on zoning and land use regulations, including provision of technical assistance to towns on Special Permit and Site Plan Review applications. 
In addition, the planner will work on Open Space and Recreation, Watershed Resiliency, Multi-Hazard Mitigation, and Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Plans and projects related to the Green Communities Act.

Candidate should possess a Master's Degree in planning or landscape architecture with at least one year of related work experience. Hiring Range: $38,000 - $42,000 per year (30 hours/week), depending on experience plus benefits. Graphics experience desirable.

Submit a letter of interest and resume by mail to 

Kimberly Noake MacPhee
Land Use & Natural Resources Program Manager,
Franklin Regional Council of Governments, 
12 Olive Street, Greenfield, MA 01301.

Applications should be received no later than January 28, 2019. This position will remain open until filled. AA/EOE

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Housing Planner/Senior Housing Planner
PVPC Land Use & Environment Section (Posted on 11/9/2018)

The Land Use and Environment Section of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission seeks a highly qualified and motivated Housing Planner or Housing Senior Planner to focus on housing planning while working collaboratively with colleagues in the PVPC Land Use & Environment section. This person will work with cities, towns, the state and federal government, and partner organizations to advance municipal housing planning and policy work, including assisting member municipalities to modify local land use zoning regulations to facilitate housing access and affordability. The ideal Senior-level candidate will have 4 to 7+ years planning and housing experience, while the Planner Level candidate should have a minimum of two years’ related work experience.  

Applicants should have a Master's degree in Planning or a related field, must enjoy working with municipal officials and volunteers using regulations to advance community goals, understand and value authentic community engagement, have experience grant-writing and developing projects, and be an exceptional written & verbal communicator. Multiple years of experience may substitute for MS. Understanding, knowledge and experience with Massachusetts’s affordable housing programs (Chapter 40B, 40R and HPPs) a plus. Starting salary $48,000 to $66,000/yr (depending on qualifications and experience) with full benefits. 

Submit a cover letter, resume, 3 references, and a brief work sample by target date of 12-07-2018 to

Timothy W. Brennan,
Executive Director,
Pioneer Valley Planning Commission,
60 Congress Street,
Springfield, MA  01040 

or by email to Land Use/Environment Section Manager Catherine Ratte’ at 

The position will remain open until filled or the recruitment is cancelled. An AA/EOE.

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Assistant Professor of Planning
UMass, LARP (Posted on 8/17/2018)

Title:                  Assistant Professor – Planning

Appointment:   Academic Year (9-month) – Tenure Track

Available:          September 1, 2019

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

Job Description:

We seek scholars who are using new sources of information and innovative analytical methods to answer questions in the areas of land use and/or economic development planning.  Candidates with a specialization in data analytics, land use modeling, geographic information systems (GIS), transportation and economic development are especially encouraged to apply. Teaching responsibilities will consist of both graduate and undergraduate classes, with potential courses including: quantitative methods in planning, spatial modeling/GIS, economic development, planning studio, regional or international planning, and a research seminar.  Candidates are expected to develop an independent research program with external funding and have the opportunity to build departmental and inter-departmental interdisciplinary collaboration with departmental centers and other campus-wide initiatives, such as the School of Public Policy and Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR). 

We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.


A doctoral degree in planning or a Masters in planning with a Ph.D. in a closely-related field is required.  Professional experience in urban and regional planning and/or AICP certification is desirable.  Preferred qualifications include: a demonstrated capacity for teaching; professional experience in planning and/or AICP certification; a demonstrated capacity for scholarly research; and a demonstrated ability to attain external funding to support research.

Additional Information:

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

The Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning is one of the few programs where planning and design are in the same academic department, and enjoys a national and international reputation with a focus on sustainability.  We are a collegial department with a new, award winning building and investment by the university.  The Department has accredited programs in Regional Planning (MRP) and Landscape Architecture (MLA, BSLA).  We also offer a Ph.D. in Regional Planning, a B.S. in Sustainable Community Development and an Associate’s degree in Landscape Contracting.  The Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning is located in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

For further information on the Department, please visit our web site:

Application Instructions:

Applicants should apply online at include a letter of interest including your research and teaching interests and experience, a comprehensive curriculum vitae, selected samples of publications, and the contact information for three references (including name, title, address, telephone number and email).

Application review will begin October 15, 2018.  Search will continue until the position is filled 

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University.  To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.  It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

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Senior Landscape Architect
Fuss & O'Neill, Manchester, CT (Posted on 10/9/2018)

At Fuss & O'Neill, our mission is to foster an open, collaborative and professional work environment. We also support a working environment where employees are empowered, teamwork is valued and cooperation across disciplines is considered essential to the company’s success. We strive to provide our clients with innovative and practical engineering, scientific, and planning solutions to meet their needs.

We are seeking a dynamic Senior Landscape Architect to join our Community Development Team in Manchester, CT. Our landscape architecture studio offers a wide variety of commissions from downtown revitalization and streetscape improvement projects to higher educational and recreational facilities, public and private housing, and transit oriented development and mixed-use projects.
This professional will be working with senior staff on the planning, design, technical documentation, permitting, construction observation, and more for all our commissions.
Applicants must be self-motivated and comfortable as a multidisciplinary team player, in a casual, open, working/studio environment. The ideal candidate will have a professional demeanor, be detail-oriented and demonstrate excellent communication, organizational and people skills.

Skills Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from an accredited program
  • Typically requires at least 8 years of professional experience working under a Registered Landscape Architect or licensed professional in an allied discipline
  • Strong working knowledge of AutoCAD, SketchUp, and Adobe Suite required Experience in urban mixed use design and planning environments and working knowledge of various progressive planning concepts and codes and guidelines
  • Professional Landscape Architecture License Required

This position resides in our Manchester, CT location. Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

Visit our website, to upload your resume and apply for the position.


Mail your resume:
Fuss & O’Neill, Inc.
Attn: Human Resources
146 Hartford Rd
Manchester, CT 06040

Fuss & O'Neill, Inc. is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
All offers are contingent upon a successful criminal background check.
Fuss & O’Neill participates in the Federal e-Verify program.

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