Jobs & Internships

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Senior Clean Energy Specialist/Planner OR Clean Energy Specialist/Planner II
Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) (Posted on 8/21/2019)

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council seeks a Senior Clean Energy Specialist/Planner OR Clean Energy Specialist/Planner II, who will work on a wide variety of projects in Greater Boston, including undertaking comprehensive local energy and climate planning, technical assistance, and regional procurements; developing and analyzing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions data; designing, drafting, and evaluating energy- and climate-related policies and programs; and presenting on these topics to diverse audiences. The Specialist/Planner will have the opportunity to manage programs, procurements, budgets, and stakeholder relationships, such as MAPC's groundbreaking green municipal aggregation program.

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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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Landscape Architect/Designer
ZEN Associates, Inc. (posted 6/4/2021)

ZEN Associates, Inc. is a Design + Build firm providing landscape architecture, interior design, and construction services, since 1980. We have offices in the Boston and Washington DC metro areas with a staff of over 60 people passionate about what we do. 

ZEN Associates, Inc. is currently looking for a full-time landscape designer/architect with at least 5 years of experience with complex high end residential design projects. This position will support our growing Landscape Architecture practice by providing site planning, pools, masonry, planting, urban and landscape design, and graphic and technical production. Project experiences will be diverse, as we provide services to both the public and private sectors. Projects include residential estates, urban gardens, and rooftop gardens throughout the Northeast seaboard for a variety of great clients.

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Landscape Architectural Designer
WDA Design Group (posted 6/4/2021)

Landscape Architectural Designer                                        

WDA Design Group is seeking an enthusiastic, collaborative and detail-oriented entry level landscape architectural designer with 1-3 years office experience and with a strong interest in the technical components of landscape architectural practice. This is a production position that will involve regular coordination between the landscape architecture, surveying, permitting, and civil engineering disciplines at a variety of phases from feasibility studies, schematic design, design development, permitting, construction documentation and administration.

Job Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Work with multi-disciplinary project teams;
  • Assist with developing site designs from feasibility studies, permitting documents through construction documentation;
  • Draft plans in Autocad / Autocad Civil 3D, layout, grading and construction detailing from schematic design through design development, permitting documentation and construction documentation ;
  • Assist with the preparation of presentation documents using Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office software;
  • Occasional visits to project sites.

Candidates should have the following qualifications to be considered for the position:

  • Professional landscape architecture degree;
  • 1-3 years professional work experience in a landscape architecture or civil engineering firm;
  • Strong working knowledge of Autocad / Autocad Civil 3D and the application to site design and construction document production;
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite;
  • Experience with Sketchup & Lumion;
  • Knowledge of New England plant communities and ornamental plants used in planting design;
  • Knowledge of material, layout and grading plans, planting design and construction detailing and a desire to learn;
  • Excellent teamwork, dependable, able to multi-task and perform well in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Strong communication skills (graphic, verbal and written).

To be considered for position, please email coverletter, resume and portfolio of landscape architectural work (up to 8 megabyte sized file).

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Town Planner
Town of Dalton, MA (posted 6/7/2021)

Position Purpose:
The purpose of this position is to perform professional, technical and administrative work for various boards and commissions,( including but not limited to the Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, Development & Industrial Commission, Redevelopment Authority, Historical Commission, Conservation Commission, Storm Water Commission) for all phases of community planning and development activities including coordinating both short and long range plans for the Town of Dalton. Performs all other related work as required.

Summary of Duties:
Professional community planning and development technical and administrative work in assisting several town boards in reviewing and evaluating specific projects, as well as developing planning approaches and community development projects to stimulate and assist the growth and development in the Town; all other work as required. Performs complex administrative, community development and planning activities, using comprehensive knowledge of specialized planning and development procedures and requiring independent judgment in analyzing facts or circumstances regarding specific planning or development issues. Applies technical expertise and standard professional techniques to solve problems in terms of the Town's rules, regulations and laws.

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Regional Planner
Hancock County Planning Commission (posted 6/7/2021)

 

Hancock County Planning Commission is seeking qualified applications for the full-time position of Regional Planner. This position is responsible for providing planning and economic development duties and services to 37 municipalities and other organizations in Hancock County, Maine. Excellent verbal, written and visual communication skills are required. The candidate will be required to work with public and private sectors and have strong negotiation and facilitation skills. The ideal candidate will be self-directed, motivated and have an ability to seek out new projects and sources of revenue for the organization.  

Work is performed under the direction of the Executive Director, in accordance with the specific policies, laws and applicable statutes that pertain to planning. For a detailed job description please contact Hancock County Planning Commission through our website, www.hcpcme.org

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in urban planning, landscape architecture, public policy or related field of study.  A Master’s degree is preferred. Any combination of education and experience in municipal and regional planning, transportation planning, civil engineering, landscape architecture, public administration, geography, planning law, or related field, and considerable experience in planning or related field will be considered. Possession of AICP certification, or ability to pursue such certification, is desired.

Hancock County Planning Commission offers a very competitive Salary and Benefit Package. Though this is advertised as a full-time position, HCPC would consider a part-time or contract position, if preferred by the right candidate with extensive experience.

Interested applicants must submit each of the following: 1) A resume; 2) A letter of interest which demonstrates how you meet the qualifications. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled. For detailed information and to apply, please visit https://www.hcpcme.org. All application materials must be submitted via email to jfguillette@hcpcme.org or mailed to: 

Hancock County Planning Commission

Regional Planner Position

395 State Street

Ellsworth, ME 04605

 

HCPC is an EEO Employer & Service Provider

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Regional Planner II/Generalist
MAPC - Metropolitan Area Planning Council (posted 6/7/21)
Description

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) seeks candidates for the position of Regional Planner II/Generlaist within the agency's Land Use Department. The Department includes generalist planners, an Economic Development team, and a Housing team. This Planner would focus on a diverse array of planning projects, but may also be called upon to support the work of the housing or economic teams at times. This is a great opportunity for a professional with a broad set of planning interests and experiences to work in a dynamic, interdisciplinary, and innovative environment with colleagues who are committed to building a more sustainable and equitable future for everyone who lives and works in Greater Boston.

In conjunction with other MAPC staff, this Planner will work on a wide variety of projects with local communities, including, but not limited to, undertaking local visioning and master plans, downtown and corridor planning, housing and economic development planning, etc., with a particular focus on amending zoning bylaws/ordinances and permitting procedures to advance sustainable development.

The Planner will also assist in evaluating and improving state laws, regulations, policies, and programs to encourage smart growth and regional collaboration. The Planner will work closely with state agencies, local officials, community groups, businesses, and institutions.
 
About MAPC
MAPC is the Regional Planning Agency (RPA) serving the people who live and work in metropolitan
Boston.  Our mission is to promote smart growth and regional collaboration. We are guided by MetroFuture: Making a Greater Boston Region, our regional policy plan for a more sustainable and equitable future, which was adopted in 2008.   We are currently working on a successor regional plan, MetroCommon2050: Shaping the Region Together, which we expect to complete by the middle of 2021. MAPC's staff includes approximately 100 full-time employees located in downtown Boston in a transit-accessible and bike-friendly office.  

We encourage all of our staff to develop new ideas to make MAPC's planning and policy work more relevant and impactful, and to adapt to changing times.  We strongly support the professional development of each and every staff person, believing their growth to be consistent with the best interests of MAPC and the region. For more information about MAPC, MetroFuture, and MetroCommon2050, please visit www.mapc.org

During the COVID emergency, almost all staff are working from home.  MAPC is deeply committed to on-boarding new staff in ways that integrate them fully into our team of professionals, and maintaining close contact among existing staff, new staff, and external stakeholders.  

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Landscape Designer - Part Time
The Patio Company (posted 6/8/21)

Job summary

Our mission is to turn every client into a “Raving Fan”.

The Landscape Designer is responsible for leading our clients through the TPC Experience; ensuring that each and every client understands what to expect during their process and receives the support required to achieve our mission statement. 

Summary of essential job functions

  • Site Review – Inventory and analysis, project and logistical reviews

  • Design – Client meetings, drawing creation and preparation, Presentations and reviews

  • Meetings – Client, construction, administrative, logistical

Minimum requirements

  • Certificate, degree or diploma in Landscape Design or related work experience

  • DynaSCAPE and AutoCAD with preference to Vectorworkds

  • Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher

  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal

Additional Abilities

  • Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

  • SketchUP

  • Rendering

 

For more information or to apply for this position, please email Christy@TPCma.com

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Senior Landscape Architect & Project Manager
Pellettieri Associates, Inc. (posted 6/8/2021)

Pellettieri Associates, Inc. is an award-winning, industry-leading landscape architectural design/build firm and we are looking for a Senior Landscape Architect & Project Manager to join our team in Warner, New Hampshire. Join a renowned team that crafts high-end designs on residential properties throughout Northern New England!

 

How will you spend your days?

  • The Senior Landscape Architect & Project Manager will spend their day guiding our Landscape Design Team and collaborating with the Construction & Fine Gardening Divisions in a team-oriented environment.
  • The Landscape Architect will focus on building strong relationships with clients, vendors, state/local regulatory agencies, and all members of the Pellettieri Associates Team.
  • You will also help guide clients through all phases of design, and also oversees complex landscape projects, project layout, cost oversight, contract negotiations, and client meetings

 

What are we looking for?

  • A driven, landscape architectural professional with 8+ years of experience, ideally in high-end residential design
  • A BLA/MLA from an accredited Landscape Architecture/Architectural program
  • Demonstrated experience with Vectorworks, Adobe Creative Suite, SketchUp, Microsoft Office, and Apple Computers
  • Experience designing landscapes and managing projects in New England is a plus
  • Professional licensure in NH is beneficial

 

What do we have to offer?

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Health & Dental Insurance
  • Paid time off program & paid holidays
  • Disability & Life Insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Plenty of office snacks and the opportunity to bring your dog to work with you!
  • A fun work environment with the opportunity for growth

 

What does the Lake Sunapee Region have to offer?

  • Accessibility to breathtaking mountains, hiking trails, and nature walks
  • Access to the seacoast, cities, and night life
  • Various local restaurants offering a variety of cuisines
  • Close proximity to local lakes for swimming, boating, and kayaking
  • And so much more!

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Land Stewardship Coordinators (LSC)
TerraCorps (posted 6/8/2021)

As a Member, you would be part of the 2021-2022 TerraCorps program and join up to 80 other members serving with nonprofit partner organizations across Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.

TerraCorps is an innovative national service program that prepares and mobilizes emerging leaders to help communities conserve and secure land for the health and well-being of people and nature. They do this by supporting AmeriCorps Members who serve with nonprofit organizations across Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut to tackle issues around land access, urban agriculture, and conservation.

Members serve in full-time (38 hour/week) position from August 30, 2021- July 29, 2022. These 1,700-hour AmeriCorps positions receive a living allowance and are eligible for health insurance coverage, childcare assistance, education award, federal loan forbearance, and additional AmeriCorps benefits.

 

About Kestrel’s Position Openings

Land Stewardship Coordinators (LSC) build the long-term capacity of their Service Sites by creating networks of volunteers to support hands-on stewardship of community lands. They organize, train, and collaborate with municipal boards, neighborhood and civic associations, community members, youth groups, and schools to care for, improve access to, and support the long-term resiliency and sustainable use of community lands.  LSCs generally spend roughly 60% of their time in the office and 40% in the field.

Kestrel has proposed the following potential project(s) for their Land Stewardship Coordinator:

  1. Guided by KLT’s land management priorities, carry out outdoor field projects on KLT and partner land, involving current and new volunteers to the greatest extent possible. Activities include trail creation and upkeep, kestrel nest box maintenance, woodworking projects, property monitoring, and invasive species management.
  2. Build on previous TerraCorps members’ work by engaging community groups and individuals to develop a volunteer network to support and maintain the regional Robert Frost Trail.
  3. Use and train others to use an internal conservation database, a property monitoring phone app, and online trail guides. Add to and improve KLT’s trail data and other mapping data.

Development of these and other projects will occur during the first two months of service and consider the member’s interests and skills. TerraCorps Members engage with their supervisors to develop and carry out three or more capacity building projects over the course of the service year.

Desired LSC Qualifications:

  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills
  • Able to serve both independently and as a member of a team
  • Comfort navigating computer software programs (Comfort navigating computer software programs Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), ArcGIS mapping software)
  • Training and experience pertinent to the Land Stewardship Coordinator position and projects listed above
  • Experience training and educating community members and volunteers
  • Experience leading or participating in recreational trail creation/maintenance and comfort using relevant hand tools.
  • Ability to interpret survey and other maps, and to navigate independently in the field using GPS technology.
  • Basic understanding of natural systems and ability to identify plant and animal species.

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Community Engagement Coordinators/Youth Education Coordinators
TerraCorps (posted 6/8/2021)

Community Engagement Coordinators (CEC)/ Youth Education Coordinators (YEC) build the long-term capacity of their Service Sites by developing culturally inclusive systems, programming, partnerships, and events. By collaborating with community groups, CEC/YECs demonstrate how the sustainable use and conservation of land can help address community needs related to education, public health, economic development, neighborhood revitalization, homelessness, poverty, hunger, and cultural decline. In this role, Members may also engage community members and youth in service learning, experiential education, and inquiry-based science and nature learning projects. They collaborate with schools, libraries, and youth groups on projects that connect people to the natural world, improve science literacy, and encourage healthy lifestyles. By connecting a broader cross-section of people to our natural world, CEC/YECs build bridges that reinforce the connection between land and a sustainable social, economic, and environmental future for all people.

Kestrel has proposed the following potential projects for their Youth Education/Community Engagement Coordinator:

  1. Create nature-based experiences for youth in partnership with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Hampshire County, CARE Center of Holyoke, and local school groups. Support Kestrel’s partnership with Eagle Eye Institute to organize outdoor land stewardship activities for underserved youth groups.
  2. Assist Kestrel staff with coordinating events and programs for the general public on natural history, the arts, food/farms, and outdoor place-based educational materials such as nature guides and trail signs.
  3. Expand Kestrel’s visibility among younger adults by coordinating Kestrel’s Community Crew volunteer group, as well as student volunteer groups from area colleges. Assist with social media and video creation to engage new supporters and increase followers.

Desired YEC/CEC Qualifications:

  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills
  • Able to serve both independently and as a member of a team
  • Comfort navigating computer software programs (Microsoft Office Suite, Google docs, FaceBook, Instagram; video/photography/publishing software experience a bonus)
  • Training and experience pertinent to the Community Engagement and/or Youth Education Coordinator position and projects listed above
  • Experience training and coordinating community members and volunteers
  • Experience teaching or leading groups in the outdoors, preferably youth
  • Experience planning and leading events
  • Marketing experience or experience developing public information materials

Apply Now!

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Landscape Architect
R Levesque Associates, Inc (posted 6/17/2021)

Responsibilities

  • Prepare, schedule, coordinate and monitor the assigned site design projects
  • Monitor compliance to applicable codes, practices, QA/QC policies, performance standards and specifications
  • Interact daily with the clients to interpret their needs and requirements and represent them in the field
  • Perform overall quality control of the work (budget, schedule, plans, personnel’s performance) and report regularly on project status
  • Cooperate and communicate effectively with project manager and other project participants to provide assistance and technical support
  • Review project deliverables and initiate appropriate corrective actions

Skills

  • Proven working experience as a Landscape Architect
  • Excellent knowledge of design software such as AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • Advanced MS Office skills
  • Familiarity with rules, regulations, best practices and performance standards in Massachusetts
  • Ability to work with multi-discipline projects
  • Project management and supervision skills
  • Decision-making ability and leadership skills
  • Current LA license in MA, or ability to gain the license
  • Time management and organization skills
  • BS degree in Landscape Architecture or relevant field

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Project Engineer
R Levesque Associates, Inc (posted 6/17/2021)

Responsibilities

  • Prepare, schedule, coordinate and monitor the assigned engineering projects
  • Monitor compliance to applicable codes, practices, QA/QC policies, performance standards and specifications
  • Interact daily with the clients to interpret their needs and requirements and represent them in the field
  • Perform overall quality control of the work (budget, schedule, plans, personnel’s performance) and report regularly on project status
  • Cooperate and communicate effectively with project manager and other project participants to provide assistance and technical support
  • Review engineering deliverables and initiate appropriate corrective actions

Skills

  • Proven working experience as a project engineer
  • Excellent knowledge of design software such as AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • Advanced MS Office skills
  • Familiarity with rules, regulations, best practices and performance standards in Massachusetts
  • Ability to work with multi-discipline projects
  • Project management and supervision skills
  • Decision-making ability and leadership skills
  • Current PE engineer license in MA, or ability to gain the license
  • Time management and organization skills
  • BS degree in Civil Engineering or relevant field

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Landscape Designer, Entry Level
Shadley Associates (posted 6/17/2021)

Experience: 1+ years of professional experience after undergraduate degree in Landscape Architecture

 

Shadley Associates is an award-winning Landscape Architecture firm located in historic Lexington, Massachusetts.  Our projects are a broad, interesting mix of brownfields, waterfronts, urban design, streetscapes, public parks and plazas, tot-lots and site-specific sculptures.  We are working on world class residential estates and the restoration of Olmsted parks and other historic landscapes, as well as on significant corporate office and retail developments and urban multi-family housing.  We are located in the western suburbs of Boston with easy access to Route 128, I93, Route 2 and I90.  See our website at www.shadleyassociates.com.

We are seeking a mature, independent landscape designer proficient in AutoCADD, Adobe/Photoshop and Office who can contribute to multidisciplinary projects.  Knowledge of Sketchup is a plus.  Candidates should be able to draw their visions by hand and by computer, work with colleague landscape architects and complex interdisciplinary teams, and to create the CAD plans, details and other documents from which the designs will be built.  Strong written and verbal communications skills are needed.

 

A Bachelors or Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from an accredited program is required.  SA offers a competitive salary and generous benefits package based on experience and qualifications, along with exceptional growth and reward opportunities for motivated individuals.  SA is an EO/VEV/Disabled Affirmative Action employer.  Because this is an entry-level position, we prefer in-office employment, with the possibility of a small amount of time working remotely.

 

If you would like to be considered for employment, please email us a cover letter, resume and work samples illustrating design, hand graphics and computer work, salary requirements and references.  Please email materials to Pamela Shadley at the address below.   We hope to hear from you!

 

Email: pshadley@shadleyassociates.com

Phone: 781-652-8809

Website: www.shadleyassociates.com

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Junior Planner
City of Hartford Planning Division (posted 6/17/2021)

We are seeking someone who is energetic, a bit of a plan-nerd, a self-starter, and who has excellent and engaging verbal and written

communication skills. This Junior Planner will work in our Plan Review/Current Planning unit. They will work with one of our Admins at the permit counter in the mornings taking in new permit applications, answering questions, and checking plans for completeness. They will also approve permits that require minimal in depth review. They will be assigned research tasks and will work with the Town Clerk, the GIS team, and Licenses and Inspections to solve for discrepancies and set our records straight. The Junior Planner will also liaise with an NRZ (neighborhood revitalization zone) and eventually work with the team to assist with that NRZ’s long term neighborhood plan.

 

Please find the formal listing here

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Teen Urban Tree Corps Team Leader
Speak for the Trees (posted 6/25/2021)

Program Description

The Teen Urban Tree Corps (TUTC) is a youth summer employment program for approximately 20 Boston teens (ages 15-18) through the City of Boston’s Department of Youth Engagement and Employment (YEE) and John Hancock’s MLK Scholars Program. For this summer’s program teens will engage in a hands-on active learning program in which they will receive invaluable job skills and connections in the world of urban forestry. Focus will be placed on providing teens with job training and skill development in issues related to urban forestry and arboriculture. TUTC participants will create urban forest plans for a small area in Boston and engage with workforce development workshops which will allow them to bring experience to future positions in urban forestry. Youth will be trained to assess tree health, identify species, consider site characteristics, log data, plant and maintain trees, and use iTree technology. 

Team Leader Responsibilities

Working under the direction of SFTT’s staff and the TUTC Program Coordinator, the TUTC Team Leader will  supervise the TUTC participants. For approximately 20 hours per week, the Team Leader will work with and oversee a 4-5 person group of teens. An additional 5-10 hours per week will be spent assisting the Program Coordinator with planning curriculum and preparing material. The Team Leader will be required to complete 1 week of training in June in advance of the beginning of the program.

The Team Leader will:

  • Attend a week of onboarding in June
  • Assist with orientation of TUTC participants
  • Assist in leading daily TUTC youth meetings
  • Establish daily objectives and day-to-day area plans for TUTC Teams
  • Assist coordinator in mobilizing, monitoring, and tracking TUTC team progress
  • Participate in weekly TUTC staff meetings
  • Establish daily objectives and day-to-day area plans for TUTC teams
  • Mobilize, monitor, and track TUTC team progress 
  • Assist in developing educational activities, workshops, and networking events

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Planner II
City of Colorado Springs (posted 6/25/2021)

Planner II

In this position, you will perform planning duties in support of the City's redevelopment and land use entitlement programs while ensuring compliance with professional standards and regulations. With the thriving economic conditions of the Pikes Peak region, the City of Colorado Springs is experiencing a high pace of development and has recently been approved to add several new positions at various levels.

Essential Job Functions- the basic job duties an employee must be able to perform:

  • Review land use applications, verify for code compliance, and process for distribution
  • Manage public notification requirements; write technical review letters
  • Present project proposals at public hearings before the Planning Commission and/or City Council
  • Perform planner-in-charge desk duties; respond to customer inquiries regarding planning, zoning, and land use regulations
  • Review and process building permits for commercial and multi-family projects
  • Coordinate activities and projects with other divisions, outside agencies, and the public; provide assistance to department staff

We are looking for candidates who demonstrate:

Knowledge of: 

  • Methods and techniques of land use planning, zoning, and development
  • Principles and practices of effective project management
  • Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations 
  • Modern office technology
  • Geographic Information System (GIS) and project management systems

Ability to: 

  • Prioritize, organize, and manage multiple projects
  • Write letters and reports for public presentation
  • Handle stressful and negative interactions tactfully; handle aggressive interpersonal interactions professionally
  • Consider different points of view to reach an agreement; utilize elements of persuasion to gain cooperation and the acceptance of ideas
  • Read and understand legal descriptions of property
  • Evaluate and resolve complex planning issues

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Senior Planner
City of Colorado Springs (posted 6/25/2021)

Senior Planner

In this position, you will perform advanced planning duties by reviewing complex land development applications and performing redevelopment and comprehensive urban planning functions for the Planning and Community Development Department. With the thriving economic conditions of the Pikes Peak region, the City of Colorado Springs is experiencing a high pace of development and has recently been approved to add several new positions at various levels.

Essential Job Functions - the basic job duties an employee must be able to perform:

  • Review complex land use applications for compliance with City code and other applicable regulations; ensure compliance with professional standards
  • Process development application submittals for distribution; manage public notification requirements, and verify that all application components are provided and in compliance
  • Communicate with internal and external stakeholders; write technical review letters
  • Present project proposals at City Planning Commission and City Council meetings and other public hearings
  • Research zoning, planning, development, geological, and drainage history for pre-application and potential development
  • Communicate research and development process, applicable regulations, and potential pitfalls to development applicants
  • Research and develop land use regulations and policies; present to City Planning Commission and City Council for formal adoption; and train staff on new regulations and policies
  • Coordinate assigned activities and projects with other divisions, outside agencies, and the public

We are looking for candidates who demonstrate:
Knowledge of: 

  • Methods and techniques of land use planning, zoning, and development
  • Methods and techniques of preparing and reviewing development documents
  • Principles and practices of effective project management
  • Modern office technology
  • Pertinent federal, state, and local policies, procedures, and regulations
  • Geographic Information System (GIS) and project management systems

Ability to: 

  • Make decisions and/or recommendations regarding policy development and implementation
  • Read and interpret technical drawings
  • Prioritize, organize, and manage multiple projects
  • Lead, organize, and review the work of staff
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing; prepare clear and concise reports
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships

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Planner I & Planner II Positions
City & Borough of Juneau (posted 6/25/2021)

DESCRIPTION OF WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING
The Community Development Department (CDD) has two openings for Planner I / II positions that can be filled at an entry (I) or
advanced (II) level. This position engages in building and land use permitting projects, and requires frequent interaction with the
public to help guide applicants through the CBJ regulatory process for land use. The successful candidate must be able to work
with guidance or independently, have a high attention to detail, adhere to deadlines, and be capable of working concurrently on
multiple projects in various stages of the permitting process. The Planner I position works closely with a Senior Planner who will
serve as mentor and lead; both position levels will receive guidance from senior staff and are under the direct supervision of the
Planning Manager. As appropriate to the Planner I or Planner II levels, position responsibilities include, and are not limited to:
 Gathering, analyzing, and interpreting planning data for the spectrum of land use projects.
 Learning and applying the CBJ Title 49 Land Use Code to projects and communicating code information to the public.
 Reviewing land use applications and building permit applications for completeness and conformance to the Land Use
Code, writing staff reports containing findings or recommendations for approval or denial of land use applications, and
completing other studies or projects as directed, including preparing reports or segments of reports for the CBJ Planning
Commission.
 Serving as Planner‐On‐Call, acting as CDD’s point of contact for public inquiries via telephone, email, and in‐person in the
Permit Center.
 Participating in and/or presenting at evening meetings of the Planning Commission; attending neighborhood meetings
in support of permit applicants; attending other deliberative bodies as assigned.
 Participating in pre‐application conferences to gain knowledge of development proposals and inform applicants about
relevant code provisions and requirements.
 Preparing charts, graphs, and displays on planning and related topics for public presentations.
 Driving to various locations for field inspections of sites and/or projects.
 Performing other duties as assigned.

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GIS Analyst (Seasonal)
Massachusetts Dept. of Agricultural Resources (posted 7-13-2021)

MDAR seeks a qualified individual applicant for the position of Seasonal GIS Technician (Environmental Analyst II) to support the agency's spatial and geographic data needs including the Department’s land use and funding programs.  Areas of focus include the Agricultural Preservation Restriction (APR) Program, multiple grant and funding initiatives and state agriculturally related emergency response efforts.

The position is assigned to the Department’s Boston office. 

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Landscape Designer
CBA Landscape Architects LLC (posted 7/13/2021)

CBA Landscape Architects LLC, is seeking a creative, motivated landscape designer with a landscape architectural degree and one to three years of office experience for a full-time position in Cambridge, MA. Our projects include public parks and playgrounds, schools, and institutional and residential properties with a wide range of programs; visit our website (www.cbaland.com) to see the variety of our work.

CBA is a small collaborative office of landscape architects; we approach our practice with an emphasis on imaginative, solutions-oriented design. Our work is strongly grounded in our conversations with our clients and project stakeholders; our attention to the individual characteristics of each site; and our thoughtful approach to sustainable design. Our public projects in particular prioritize an inclusive and broad-reaching public input process that strengthens the final results through civic engagement. All members of our staff are involved in all stages of projects, from feasibility studies through construction administration.

The preferred candidate should demonstrate strong design and critical thinking skills, be attentive to detail, be comfortable taking initiative but ask pertinent questions as needed, and work well as part of a small project team. Prior experience with construction document preparation is preferred. Applicants should be fully proficient in AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, InDesign, and Photoshop. Proficiency in Sketchup or other digital modeling programs is a plus. Marketing and graphic design experience would be an asset.

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Assistant Planner
Town of Hudson (posted 7/13/2021)

Position Overview: The Assistant Planner is responsible for providing a range of professional and administrative support related to land-use planning and development permitting, economic development, transportation, affordable housing, open space and environmental planning, and grant writing and administration. The Assistant Planner will work under the direct supervision of the Director of Planning and Community Development and the Assistant Director of Community Development.

Essential Functions: Provide professional and administrative assistance to support the Department’s development review and permitting responsibilities including but not limited to reviewing and analyzing proposals, preparing staff reports, and coordinating the interdepartmental review team.

Provide professional and administrative staff support to the various Boards managed by the Department including but not limited to Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, Conservation Commission, Internal Traffic Committee, Affordable Housing Trust, Disabilities Commission, Historical Commission, and the Economic Development Commission. Attendance at evening meetings is required.

Assist in the implementation of the Department’s planning, housing, economic development, environmental, sustainability, historic preservation, and transportation programs and initiatives.

Assist with the analysis of zoning and land-use plans as well as the development of long-range planning documents including the Master Plan, Open Space Plan, and the Housing Production Plan.

Assist in the preparation and administration of planning grant applications.

Assist in the maintenance and updating of the Department’s page on the Town web site and the Department’s Facebook page.

Manage projects as assigned by the Director of Planning and Community Development and the Assistant Director of Planning and Community Development.

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Assistant Planner
City of Fall River (posted 7/15/2021)

JOB DESCRIPTION: Under the direction of the City Planner, the Assistant Planner shall perform professional level planning work in the areas of master planning, zoning, subdivision administration, environmental planning, site plan review, and other related technical assistance projects for the City.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Essential functions involve the performance of duties of considerable complexity and difficulty, as well as applying professional planning principles to a variety of municipal planning projects and providing efficient, effective and responsive service to various City departments and to the general public. Work must be performed in conformance with City policies and procedures and in conformance with the directives of the City Planner. Work and overall performance is subject to periodic review by the City Planner and the City’s Administration.
  •  Under the supervision and direction of the City Planner, the essential functions of the Assistant Planner position include the following: 
  • Providing technical and administrative assistance (sometimes including attendance at meetings) for the various Boards and Commissions that fall under the purview of the Planning Department, including the Zoning Board of Appeals, the Planning Board, the Conservation Commission, the Site Plan Review Committee, the Historical Commission and the Licensing Board.
  • Assisting in identifying and preparing proposals for programs that will help to further City planning initiatives and assist in developing solutions to local problems. 
  • Developing methodologies and procedures required to complete various projects and implementing those methodologies and procedures, as needed.
  • In some instances, assuming full responsibility of a research or planning project.
  • Preparing written reports, including tables, charts and graphs to convey results, findings and conclusions of phases of projects or entire projects for which he or she is responsible.
  • Assisting with implementation of the City’s Master Plan and the City’s Open Space and Recreation Plan and assisting with updating those Plans, as required.

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Planner
Town of Belmont (posted 7/15/2021)

Under the general direction of the Director and Assistant Director, and under the direct supervision of the Senior Planner, performs a variety of technical and professional work in the current and long-range planning of the Town.

Provides staff support to the Historic District Commission (HDC); Attends HDC meetings; Meets with residents and other applicants to explain and guide them through the HDC permitting process; Performs field inspections to verify compliance with HDC approvals. Provides staff support to the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) and to the Economic Development Committee (EDC). Attends EDC meetings. Reviews building permit submittals for zoning bylaw compliance. Attends early morning and evening meetings outside of normal working hours. Performs site inspections and other required follow-up enforcement actions.

Bachelor’s Degree in urban planning, or related field, from an accredited college or university and three to five years of increasingly responsible planning-related experience, or any combination of education and experience. A master’s degree is preferred.

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