Jobs & Internships

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Student Conservation Association
The National Park Service Midwest Regional Office (Posted on 6/6/2019)

The National Park Service Midwest Regional Office (MWRO) is beginning a search for a suitable candidate to fill a 5 month (possibly renewable) Student Conservation Association (SCA) internship. The internship will focus on verifying, collecting, and preparing  data on Midwest Region cultural landscapes and historic structures.  
 
A suitable candidate would have a bachelors degree or equivalent experience in Landscape Architecture, Historic Preservation, Historic Architecture, or similar career field, with a particular interest in the documentation and preservation of cultural landscapes and historic structures.  The internship is based out of the Midwest Regional Office in Omaha Nebraska and involves research, writing, limited field work, data collection, entry, and management.  SCA compensation includes a living, housing, and transportation stipend.  The start date is negotiable, but could be as soon as July 2019 with required and approved security clearances.
 
MWRO would like to hear from anyone potentially interested in the internship.  Please contact Roberta Young, MWR LCS/CLI Coordinator at roberta_young@nps.gov to indicate your interest.
 

National Park Service
909 First Avenue
Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98104
206-220-4132
 

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Junior Landscape Architect
The New York State Department of Transportation (Deadline on 07/03/2019)

To All Schools with Landscape Architecture Programs:
 
The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) will be filling a Junior Landscape Architect position in our Hauppauge, Long Island office, applications are due by July 3rd, 2019
 
We respectfully request that you forward this email and the attachment to your recent and upcoming Landscape Architecture graduates for their consideration.

More information can be found in this brochure

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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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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
Department: PLANNING BOARD
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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