Jobs & Internships

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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 cratte@pvpc.org. 

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

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landscape architectural winter intern
Halvorson Design Partnership, Inc. Boston (Posted 11/5/2018)

Halvorson Design Partnership, Inc. is a Boston-based firm providing professional landscape architectural, site planning and urban design services to a broad range of clients throughout New England and the eastern United States. Since its founding in 1980 the firm has helped institutions, municipalities, public agencies, and private organizations realize their goals for exemplary landscapes and urban open spaces.

HDP is seeking a landscape architectural intern to join our downtown office for the winter session or longer depending on availability. Qualified applicants shall possess excellent visual, written and verbal communication skills to tactfully communicate design ideas.  

The candidate shall be proficient in AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, SketchUp, Rhino, and Microsoft Office.

Please forward resume, portfolio and letter of intent via email to: Charles Kozlowski chuck@halvorsondesign.com

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Landscape Architecture Internship
SWA/Balsley, New York, NY (Deadline 11/7/2018)

SWA/Balsley is a New York City-based design firm that specializes in urban landscape architecture in both the public and private realms. The firm’s diverse portfolio in New York and around the world includes award-winning landscapes of all scales, including parks, plazas, streetscapes and waterfronts. We are offering a full-time paid internship from January to June, 2019 to a student with outstanding written and verbal communication skills and exemplary design and technical skills. The individual should have experience in creating innovative and sophisticated design/presentation graphics. Our studio environment offers interns an opportunity to interact directly with Tom Balsley, the 2015 recipient of the prestigious ASLA Design Medal. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and portfolio of their work in PDF format (10mb max) to zgu@swabalsley.com by November 7, 2018.

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

http://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/494688/assistant-professor-in-planning

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.

Requirements:

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:  www.umass.edu/larp

Application Instructions:

Applicants should apply online at http://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/494688/assistant-professor-in-planningPlease 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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Internship & Full time Landscape Architect
Berkshire Design Group, Northampton, MA (Posted on 10/10/2018)

 

Internship

The Berkshire Design Group, Inc. is seeking a Landscape Architecture Intern to join our L.A. and Civil Engineering design firm to work on a variety of projects in our Northampton, Massachusetts office. This is an internship which is not a permanent position and is being made available for individuals seeking work experience prior to graduating from an accredited college/university. Future opportunities for full-time employment maybe considered depending on skill level and performance.

This is an excellent career opportunity for an enthusiastic and talented individual to join a team of outstanding professionals, and the opportunity to apply the latest expertise to help our clients solve their most challenging problems. Typical projects involve site/civil design for residential, commercial and educational site development, park projects, and planning studies for a variety of uses.

Candidates must be currently enrolled in a Graduate or Undergraduate Landscape Architecture Program and have completed two or three years of related coursework. Desirable skills include a working knowledge of AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketchup, and GIS/Arcview.

You will be joining a cross-disciplinary team of engineers, landscape architects and surveyors that work closely with each other to provide innovative approaches to our clients. Our ideal candidate will be energized by working on a wide variety of projects that shape our community. Our recent work has included multi-million-dollar commercial and residential developments, new public-school buildings, rehabilitation of state parks, innovative net zero water systems, and planning studies for the Boston Olympic bid.

This is an hourly position with a rate commensurate with experience for 20 to 30 hours per week. Importantly we offer a friendly, creative, and collaborative work environment. To learn more about our people and our work, visit us at www.berkshiredesign.com.

To apply, please email your resume and portfolio to Berkshire Design bdg@berkshiredesign.com.


 

Full time Landscape Architect

The Berkshire Design Group, Inc. is actively seeking a creative, highly motivated mid-level Landscape Architecture for immediate, full-time employment in our Northampton, Massachusetts office. We are a small, multidisciplinary firm offering landscape architecture, civil engineering, and survey services for a variety of projects throughout the region.

This is an excellent opportunity for applicants who can bring strong, creative design skills, illustration skills, and a broad technical knowledge to our diverse range of projects. Skills should also include a strong understanding of the design process including site design, planting design, grading, materials and drainage. Strong presentation, writing, and organizational skills are equally valuable.

Candidates should have an undergraduate or master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from an accredited university. Candidates currently licensed in the State of Massachusetts are preferred. Proficiency in AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketchup, and Microsoft Office required.

Berkshire Design Group’s portfolio includes a broad range of multidisciplinary public and private projects, such as campus design, green infrastructure, public parks, and ecological/remediation restoration. Our design practice provides a collaborative studio feel with a focus on projects which offer unique and innovative opportunities to enhance our community across a range of scales. Recent work has included waterfront boardwalks, new public-school buildings, planning studies for the Boston Olympic bid, and new public parks.

Berkshire Design Group offers competitive benefit packages along with a friendly, creative, and collaborative work environment. To learn more about our people and our work, visit us at www.berkshiredesign.com.

To apply, please email your resume and portfolio to Berkshire Design bdg@berkshiredesign.com.

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

ABOUT US
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.

ABOUT THE POSITION
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.

TO APPLY
Visit our website, www.fando.com/careers/current_openings to upload your resume and apply for the position.

OR

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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Community Development Administrator
Town of Greenfield, MA (Posted on 10/4/2018)

FULL TIME, BENEFITED POSITION (37.5 HOUR WEEK)

Performs detailed or complex administrative and technical duties in the operation of a municipal Community and Economic Development department. Assists in the organization, application, development, implementation and management of the grant funded activities administered by the department. Performs all other related duties as required that are logical to the position.

Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to grant strategies, programs and activities or public administration, and two years of related professional experience; public sector experience preferred; or, a combination of education and experience that enables performance of all aspects of the position.

Must demonstrate track record of substantive level of responsibility with grant applications, strategies, administration and management; and must demonstrate skills in the context of formal organizations, specifically municipal organizations and administration including standard budget monitoring practices.

May be necessary to attend evening or weekend meetings on occasion. Must have a valid class D driver’s license; Must drive self or have transport to and from field, building and project sites.

Position description and employment application links are below. Please mail your completed employment application to Human Resources or send via email to: h.r@greenfield-ma.gov. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE EEO

Community Development Administrator Job Description

Employee Application

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Community Development Director
Town of Swampscott, MA (Posted on 10/4/2018)

Town of Swampscott is seeking qualified, experienced, and energetic candidates for the position of Community Development Director. This position reports to the Town Administrator and manages all day-to-day administrative activities for the Community Development Department and is responsible for the overall administration of the programs. The successful candidate will have a master’s degree (MA) in either planning, architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, community development, public administration; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience must include substantial experience (five to eight years) with finance, management of publicly funded programs, budget preparation and management; experience with municipal affairs and American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification preferred. Salary is commensurate with experience. A full description is available on the Town’s Web site.

Qualified individuals should send an application/resume with cover letter to: Julie Delillo, Director of HR, 22 Monument Avenue, Swampscott, MA 01907 or by email to: jdelillo@town.swampscott.ma.us. We will accept applications until the position is filled.

Essential Functions:

Plans, organizes and directs all Planning Department activities; in conjunction with the Town’s Planning Board and ZBA establishes planning goals and priorities, develops recommends and implements Planning Department policies and procedures. Accountable for directing all programs regarding municipal planning, zoning and subdivision matters within the Town as delineated by state statute and local subdivision by-laws, rules and regulations; provides support to other Town Boards/Committees as requested

Responds to requests for information and explanation from Town officials, boards, private developers, citizen groups, consultants, state and regional agencies and the general public regarding land use regulations and municipal planning issues.

Provides guidance and assistance on Town land use approval processes, by-law and regulatory compliance to all interested parties; supplies all requested information, data, documents, etc. to Planning Board members, individually and/or collectively; conducts planning studies regarding future development. Reviews existing planning and zoning guidelines, rules, regulations and by-laws and makes recommendations for revisions, updates, amendments, etc. Composes and compiles drafts, documents, data, presentations, warrant articles, etc. necessary to explain, educate and implement any revision, update or amendment.

Reviews site, subdivision, parking and landscaping plans, special permit applications and all other technical documents for conformance with local by-laws, the master plan and all other applicable regulations and guidelines, resolving and/or noting questions, issues or concerns prior to official action. Conducts field and site visits as required and/or requested. Attends Planning Board and ZBA meetings and other board, committee, and commission meetings as necessary. Executes Planning Board and ZBA decisions.

Individually and/or as part of a team, develops and prepares grant applications for state and federal grant assistance in the areas of planning, mapping, plan and project review, community development and public infrastructure improvement.

Oversees consultant selection, contract administration, collection, reconciliation, and appropriate forwarding of department fees, administers subdivision surety and bonding requirements, directs and supervises employee and consultant activities. Implements and maintains computer data base, project/permit tracking and application-to-approval systems to establish and sustain effective, efficient, utilitarian, time-sensitive procedures and monitoring; Coordinates agendas for the Planning Board and the ZBA; reviews, forwards and composes correspondence, management of performance guarantees, draft agreements, meeting agendas, Board decisions, reports as required.

Prepares and administers the department’s annual operating and capital budgets; prepares related financial reports as required.

Researches issues, questions and concerns of various Town Boards and the Board of Selectmen makes public presentations to the Planning Board, ZBA, Town Meeting, other Town, community, state and agency committees and organizations. Provides pertinent assistance to community and civic groups on relevant design and beautification projects, business and neighborhood development activities and cultural, housing, and historic preservation projects.

Maintains up-to-date knowledge in the field of planning, land use, growth management and community development and Massachusetts planning, zoning and land use laws and trends, available and planned grants and community funds and their applications through continuing education, professional development workshops, seminars and meetings of professional planning related associations. Interacts with state officials and the state and regional planning agencies and associations to keep apprized of legislation and regulatory change effecting local planning programs, growth management and land development; coordinates Town planning goals and priorities with surrounding towns, state and local agencies, councils and committees and outside consultants as appropriate.

Responsible for the preparation and submittal of grant applications and the administration of grants awarded to the Town; researches and identifies alternative sources of funding including state and federal grant funds in support of town economic and community development needs.

Tracks energy usage, costs and savings for all Town facilities and vehicles. Establishes municipal energy conservation measurers and programs.

Responsible for the development and maintenance of the Planning Board’s web site.

Responsible for researching various technologies, infrastructures and projects that the Town can undertake to achieve its sustainability goals and reduce its overall carbon footprint.

Assists in maintaining and updating the Town’s Geographic Information System (GIS).

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in planning or a related field with a master’s degree preferred; five to seven (5-7) years experience preferably in municipal planning and community development; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Special Requirements: Certification as a Planner by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) is preferred. Valid Class D Motor Vehicle Driver’s License.

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Spring Intern & Design planning professional
Design Workshop, multiple locations (Posted on 10/4/2018)
Design Workshop is recruiting for:
  • a design and planning professional (with 1-3 years of experience) in Austin, The deadline to apply is 11:59pm MST on Wednesday, October 17.
  • spring interns in Aspen, Austin, Chicago and Tahoe The deadline to apply is 11:59pm MST on Monday, October 22.

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Staff Planner (Arts and Culture)
City of Salem, MA (Deadline: 4/11/2018)

The City of Salem has a position open in the DPCD for a Staff Planner (Arts and Culture), who is responsible for implementing and managing the Public Art Initiative and other economic development projects related to creative placemaking and creative community development.  See the full job notice here https://www.salem.com/sites/salemma/files/uploads/staff_planner_arts_and_culture_final.pdf

 

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