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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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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

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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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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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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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Housing & Zoning Agent
Town of Westwood (posted 7/28/2021)

The Town of Westwood seeks qualified applicants for the position of Housing & Zoning Agent to perform professional, technical and administrative work in the areas of both Housing and Zoning. The successful candidate will possess professional expertise, critical thinking and interpersonal skills to accomplish varied functions that range from routine to complex.

Housing Function Duties include:

  •  Provide advocacy, support, coordination and records management to the Housing Partnership and the Fair Housing Committee; provide direction and guidance to residents in need of housing assistance.
  • Develop and support of all public housing programs; ensure that the Town encourages the provision of a variety of housing types to meet the needs of all sectors of Westwood’s population.
  • Enforce policies to ensure that the Town maintains a minimum of 10% of all dwelling units as affordable housing options for qualifying households.

Zoning Function Duties include:

  • Manage and process all requests for variances and special permits pursuant to various sections of the Westwood Zoning Bylaw.
  • Manage and process appeals made in association with decisions of Town staff, boards or commissions relative to actions under, or enforcement of, the Zoning Bylaw.

The Agent represents the Town during informal meetings with the general public, attorneys, and developers; explains provisions of the Zoning Bylaw, Rules and Regulations, and application processes; and assists public in determining which applications and permits are required.

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Landscape Architect I
City of Colorado Springs (posted 7/28/2021)

In this position, you will provide professional expertise to the department; participate in the review of proposed developments in the City which would include Landscape Plans, Irrigation Plans, and specifications. You will conduct site visits and provide construction administration to ensure conformance with City standards. This position will also write and research landscape code amendments, work with internal and external divisions and make recommendations for creative design solutions.

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

  • Review landscape and irrigation plans submitted during the City entitlement process
  • Use and interpret detailed land-use code and landscape regulations
  • Analyze detailed site, landscape, irrigation, and grading plans for compliance with city regulations
  • Conduct on-site landscape inspections to confirm compliance with the approved final landscape and irrigation plans prior to Certificate of Occupancy or financial assurance funds release
  • Review and coordinate all required financial assurance documents and procedures
  • Work jointly with planning staff and other divisions to ensure all reviews of final landscape and irrigation plans comply with zoning code requirements
  • Work with citizens to discuss landscape performance and design specifications and work with developers and advise on landscape and improvement proposals
  • Coordinate with applicants and effectively communicate design specifications to ensure compliance with established City requirements
  • Conduct post-site inspections to determine if the landscape is living and if any code enforcement cases need to be opened
  • Conduct site inspection for hillside overlay properties to ensure compliance with limit of disturbance fencing, landscape retention or removal, onsite grading, and preservation areas

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Staff Planner
City of New Bedford, MA (posted 8/2/2021)

JOB SUMMARY
Supports the operations of the Planning Department by providing technical and administrative assistance related to the provision of short-range and long-range land use planning and permitting. The position supports boards/commissions in the implementation of site review, subdivision regulations, historic district regulation, and zoning requirements for the city; all other related work as required.

Preferences: For a candidate with a comprehensive knowledge of principles, practices and techniques of landscape designs, installation, ornamental plants, green industry best practices, and site layout; or for a candidate with a background/professional work experience in historic preservation planning, site history research and compliance with the Massachusetts State Register and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job.

• Perform technical reviews of applications submitted to the Planning Department for completeness and conformance with the City Code and other requirements as applicable.
• Prepare written (and verbal as may be required) presentations of findings related to land development applications as assigned. The Planning Department provides staff support to the Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Historic Commission.
• Review and analyze land development applications; perform related follow-up required to process and record Notices of Decision.
• Provide email-based, front counter and telephone customer service assistance fielding general inquiries and ensuring accurate referrals as appropriate.
• Provide staffing support to the senior level staff in performing comprehensive technical reviews of existing or proposed ordinances, studies, long/short term plans, analysis, assessments, and other such materials as may be assigned.
• Assist in formatting, publishing, and distributing maps and other media that deal with existing and proposed community planning programs or site identification, that requires use of GIS, Google Earth, and other mapmaking software. • Attend evening board/commission and other public meetings as assigned.
• Read and interpret maps, blueprints, landscape designs, material specifications, and technical drawings.
• Design, coordinate, and review landscaping site plans.
• Perform related work as required and assigned.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission 2 of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

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Information Technology Coordinator
Town of Tewksbury (posted 8/5/2021)

Performs technical, administrative and managerial tasks to maximize the benefit and functioning of the DPW's software application portfolio; provide support to department end-users and assists the engineering department's effort to maintain water and sewer modeling software and improve integration across application and databases as they relate to assist management resulting in combining of data to provide actionable information. A candidate for this position must have a Bachelor's Degree in a GIS or IT Applications related field; four to five (4-5)  years of GIS experience, general IT or applications experience; or any combination of education and experience. Individual must have a Massachusetts Class D Driver's License and reliable personal vehicle; have an ERSI Certificate or equivalent accreditation.

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Arts and Culture Planner
Town of Watertown (posted 8/5/2021)

The Town of Watertown is seeking to fill a dynamic position as an Arts and Culture Planner in a vision-focused Department of Community Development and Planning.  The position will provide technical support and help establish the Town’s public arts and culture program and will also work with our development review team on current planning projects.  This is an exciting opportunity to work on a wide range of projects and be in a position to shape new programming and implement the Public Art Master Plan.  Watertown is an ethnically diverse community that is experiencing tremendous investment.  The successful candidate will experience the full range of municipal planning work while also beginning a program from the start. Ability to work independently, conduct independent research and analyze and interpret results; ability to analyze problems, prepare reports and formulate recommendations. 

 

Required Qualifications

 

Master’s Degree in Urban Planning or a related field or a Bachelor’s Degree with two years of planning and/or cultural program development experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Knowledge of the principals and practice of planning, public space planning, artistic or cultural issues and funding mechanisms; knowledge of grant-writing techniques.  Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.  Excellent oral presentation skills; planning and organizational skills.  Proficient computer application and software skills, including Microsoft Office and GIS mapping.  The successful candidate must be able to pass a CORI background check.

 

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Housing & Community Preservation Coordinator
City of Chelsea (posted 8/11/2021)

As a function of the City’s strategic housing plan, the housing coordinator will assist with various facets of housing and community preservation through planning and coordinating directives related to housing enhancement, preservation, and creation. The purpose of this position is to perform responsible professional and administrative work in support of the City’s the Affordable Housing Trust Fund, and the Community Preservation Committee. The Housing Coordinator directly coordinates the implementation of programs under the purview of these boards and assists the Department of Housing & Community Development with carrying out the City’s housing agenda. Position coordinates efforts to responsively meet professional, administrative, and technical needs in an inclusive and collaborative manner. The position is responsible for the effective and timely completion of assigned responsibilities to ensure project completion, quality, and integrity. This position is funded through the Community Preservation Committee and Affordable Housing Trust Fund.

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Senior Planner/Planner
Southwest Region Planning Commission

The Southwest Region Planning Commission (SWRPC) is recruiting to fill the position of either Senior Planner or Planner.

SWRPC is based in Keene, NH and serves 33 communities of the Monadnock Region. Duties to include work on a range of planning projects which comprise the agency work program including transportation, community and economic development, public health, and more. SWRPC utilizes a professional approach to serving member municipalities, encourages coordination and collaboration among a range of stakeholders, and its work is grounded in sustainable planning principles. To learn more about SWRPC and the region we serve, review the regional plan for Southwest NH: http://swrpc.org/files/MonadnockRegionFuture_RegionalPlan_FINAL.pdf.

Qualifications
Degree in planning or related field; Master’s degree preferred. For Senior Planner position, professional planning or similar experience is required including project/contract management or its equivalent.

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Community Development Coordinator
City of Amesbury (posted 8/13/2021)

The City of Amesbury (estimated population 18,000), a dynamic Merrimack Valley community rich in tradition with a vibrant and expanding economic base, is seeking a strong candidate to serve as the City’s Community Development Coordinator.

HOURS OF WORK: 35 hours per week, Monday - Friday

CLASSIFICATION: Full Time, Non-Exempt, Non-Union

COMPENSATION: $27.47 - $28.57 per hour

POSITION PURPOSE: The Community Development Coordinator manages the development review process for the Office of Community and Economic Development including intake of applications, public notices and engagement, and communications to the Planning Board and Conservation Commission. The Coordinator also provides support for the City’s Community Development Block Grant program.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide professional and administrative assistance to support the department’s development review and permitting responsibilities including, but not limited to:
    • Respond to inquiries from the public and provide assistance regarding the permitting process.
    • Review and analyze development applications for completion.
    • Manage the online permitting portal for the Planning Board and the Conservation Commission, including any updates as needed.
    • Post meetings, draft legal advertisements, and distribute abutters' notices for all Planning Board and Conservation Commission meetings.
    • Coordinate the interdepartmental review team.
    • Organize the agenda and materials needed for Planning Board and Conservation Commission meetings
    • Research and compile information for Planning Board and Conservation Commission as requested periodically.
  • Provide professional and administrative assistance to the Community Development and Housing Manager, as it pertains to the Community Development Block Grant Program including, but not limited to:
    • Coordinate with social service agencies as they deliver services to residents of Amesbury. 
    • Assist with tasks associated with the Amesbury Housing Rehabilitation Program.
    • Assist with grant proposal writing for annual CDBG Grants from the Department of Housing and Community Development.
  • Maintain calendar of critical dates in the review of development plans.
  • Maintain current planning-related information on the City website.
  • Assist with occasional Department-wide planning projects. 
  • Assist in the maintenance and updating of the Department’s page on the City’s website.
  • All other duties as assigned

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Community Development Director
Town of Dracut (posted 8/16/2021)

The Town of Dracut seeks qualified applicants to serve as Community Development Director.   Minimum requirements: Master’s degree in urban or regional planning, public administration, or related field highly desired.  Five (5) years of progressively responsible municipal planning experience including supervisory and administrative experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.  AICP certification preferred.  Salary range is $80,171 - $113,195 per annum.  The Town of Dracut requires a physical exam, drug screen and CORI check post-offer.  A complete job description and employment application can be obtained at www.dracutma.gov/human-resources   Qualified individuals should send a completed application, resume and cover letter to Christine Lindberg, Director of Human Resources, 62 Arlington St., Dracut, MA 01826 clindberg@dracutma.gov   EOE/AA

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Town Planner
Town of Brewster (posted 8/18/2021)

The Town of Brewster seeks qualified candidates for the position of Town Planner. The position is responsible for coordinating, organizing, and performing executive level work in the field of advanced municipal planning. Duties include, but are not limited to: provides professional advice, technical expertise and practical alternatives to Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals to ensure effective planning and management of development and redevelopment in Brewster; assists the Planning Board in the development and implementation of amendments to the Town Code, Zoning By-laws, and other land use documents; supports the Vision Planning Committee in developing and monitoring implementation of Local Comprehensive Plan; coordinates Staff Review processes and provides technical expertise to applicants; assists in the management of the Town’s water quality initiatives; serves as Town representative or technical liaison to relevant local and regional boards, committees, and commissions. The successful candidate is expected to work collaboratively with all constituents, including department heads, staff, elected and appointed officials and must be a consensus-builder.

Master’s degree in planning, urban design, environmental science/design or a related field with a minimum of five years of work experience in land-use planning, with a minimum of three years in a supervisory capacity, or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience. This is a full-time, Grade V Personnel Bylaw position with an annual starting salary range of $89,367 - $97,646. Applicants should submit cover letter, resume, and town employment application to Susan Broderick, employment@brewster-ma.gov.  For job description, click here.  Position open until filled, with a priority deadline of 9/7/21. EEO/AA

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Community Development Administrator/Assistant Town Administrator
Town of Whately (posted 8/19/2021)

The Town of Whately is accepting applications for the position of Community Development Administrator/Assistant Town Administrator. Duties include: provides technical expertise to the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals to ensure effective planning and management of development and redevelopment; assists the Planning Board in the development and implementation of amendments to the Town’s Zoning By-laws and other land use regulations; engages in long range planning activities to ensure that local plans are up to date; works collaboratively with various boards and committees to develop and submit grant applications; independently manages community development projects and provides general administrative support to the Town Administrator. Attendance at evening meetings of various boards and committees is required. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in planning, public administration or a related field (Master’s degree preferred) and a minimum of 3 years of municipal work experience or an equivalent combination of experience and education. The position is 40 hours per week and fully benefitted. Starting annual pay is $49,590. Please submit a cover letter and resume to townadmin@whately.org by August 30, 2021 for priority review. A full job description is available at www.whately.org. Position open until filled.

 

Judy Markland
Whately Planning Board

 

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Zoning Administrator
Town of Lexington (posted 8/19/2021)

The Town of Lexington seeks qualified applicants for the full-time (35 hours/week) position of Zoning Administrator in the Department of Land Use, Health and Development. Under the direction of the Building Commissioner, this position performs administrative, regulatory, inspection, enforcement, and technical work to support the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Building Commissioner in the administration and enforcement of the zoning by-law and provides customer assistance to the public regarding zoning and related land use questions. Qualified applicants will have a Bachelor’s degree in planning, urban studies, public administration, engineering, or a related field, with a minimum of three years of increasingly responsible related experience in zoning administration, planning, or permitting or any relevant combination of education and experience. Anticipated hiring range: $36.03 to $41.10 per hour. A complete job description and the Town’s application form are available online at: https://www.lexingtonma.gov/human-resources/pages/employment-town or you may email jobs@lexingtonma.gov or call 781 698-4590. A Town application form (required), cover letter and resume must be submitted to: Town of Lexington, Human Resources Department, 1625 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420. This position will remain open until filled.

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Chief of Economic Development
MAPC (posted 8/19/2021)

The Chief of Economic Development will oversee and grow MAPC's economic development practice; will collaborate with other MAPC staff to incorporate economic development into multi-faceted planning processes and policy initiatives; and will identify innovative new policies, programs, and projects that will lead to sustainable and equitable economic development consistent with MAPC's smart growth mission.
 
The Chief of Economic Development will also play a significant role in the implementation of MAPC’s regional plan, MetroCommon2050, over the next ten years.  Shorter-term focus will be on COVID19 recovery and resilience, with the goal of leveraging federal stimulus funding to advance an equitable and resilient recovery. MAPC expects these funds to be a major source of funding for a series of exciting and impactful projects. The Chief of Economic Development will report to the Director of Land Use.
 
This position requires expertise in policy, planning, and economic development, as well as prior experience supervising and managing both staff and projects. This is an opportunity to work in a dynamic, interdisciplinary, and innovative environment with professionals who are committed to building a more sustainable and equitable future in Metro Boston.

 

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Conservation Agent/Town Planner
Town of Marion (posted 8/19/2021)

The Town of Marion is seeking a qualified individual to serve as the Conservation Agent/Town Planner on a full time basis (39 hours per week) and provide professional management support to the Marion Conservation Commission and Planning Board. The employee will be part of the Town’s management team, report to the Town Administrator, and work under the general direction of the Chairs of the Conservation Commission and the Planning Board in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

Responsibilities include providing specialized technical, administrative, and customer service support to the Planning Board and Conservation Commission as required.

Professional expertise, critical thinking and interpersonal skills needed to accomplish varied functions ranging from routine to complex.

Recommended minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in environmental science or related field and a minimum of two years’ experience in wetlands protection and delineation, land conservation, environmental management or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of practices, processes, and principles of municipal planning and permitting, including associated Massachusetts and federal statutes governing conservation and the Wetlands Protection Acts. Valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's License is required.

Interested individuals should submit a cover letter and resume by September 10, 2021 to the office of the Select Board, 2 Spring St., Marion, MA 02738 or by email to dpaiva@marionma.gov.

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Design Associate
Stephens Landscaping Professionals

Stephens Landscaping Professionals is a design-build firm based in Moultonborough, NH. We are looking for a hardworking, observant, creative, design associate with a landscape architecture degree and 1-3 years of design office experience for a year round, full-time position. The majority of our landscapes center around residences in the Lakes Region of northern New Hampshire. Our work covers initial consultations with clients, through schematic design, into design development and permitting, and onto construction documents and ongoing landscape maintenance. An ideal candidate works equally well individually and part of a team, has excellent observation and listening skills, and enjoys working on a variety of projects simultaneously. We are currently a Vectorworks based office and are willing to train in house.

Essential Job Functions
• Research town codes and state requirements to prepare for design projects
• Work with design-build team to prepare client presentations
• Coordinate with in house team and allied professionals to facilitate project completion
• Work under direction of landscape architect to draft schematic plans into construction documents
• Assist in preparing permitting documents for state and local submission

Qualifications
• Degree in landscape architecture from an accredited university.
• 1-3 years experience in a landscape architecture office.
• Proficiency in AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, InDesign, and Photoshop; experience with Vectorworks and/or 3D modeling programs a plus.
• Plant knowledge, particularly of zone 4 plants, is helpful but not required.

Salary and Benefits
• Starting salary $40,000+, dependent on experience

Please send cover letter, resume, and work samples (max 10MB) to: paul@stephenslandscaping.com

 

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Frontline Community Climate Resilience Scientist
University of Washington II Seattle, WA (08/03/2021)

The Climate Impacts Group (CIG) seeks a full-time Frontline Community Climate Resilience Scientist to provide thought leadership and coordination across the academic and community-facing partners of a climate justice focused research collaborative.

Position Responsibilities:

Research and Synthesis [60%]

  • Engage across the three research program project portfolios and specific projects to advance the theory and practice of climate justice and climate services provision to frontline communities;
  • Work with the research program evaluation lead to develop and implement monitoring, evaluation and reporting protocols;
  • Identify potentially fruitful and relevant projects that meet the emerging needs of stakeholders and frontline communities while leveraging the strengths of the Climate Impacts Group, EarthLab and UW;
  • Facilitate the successful development and implementation of research collaborations among an interdisciplinary network of scholars and regional practitioners;
  • Conduct interdisciplinary, applied research on matters of relevance to climate resilience, climate justice and of interest to PNW stakeholders - especially underserved and underrepresented communities - publishing results in the peer-reviewed literature as well as disseminating through more direct channels.
  • Contribute to and lead the development of interdisciplinary, user-friendly syntheses of climate impacts science.

Organizational and Research Management [20%]
 

  • Work collaboratively with the research program Leadership Team, Frontline Community Committee, Research Leads and Program Integration Specialist to ensure successful implementation of the research program;
  • Contribute to strategic planning (e.g., help center equity and justice in the CIG’s work, advance the state-of-the-art in both climate impacts science and application to decision making) that promotes the CIG’s mission in alignment with its Theory of Change;
  • Mentor, coordinate and oversee staff, researchers, and collaborators; direct projects as a principal investigator;
  • Project design, budget preparation and tracking across staff, establishing teams and partnerships, tracking project progress, interfacing with funders and identifying and resolving issues arising during project execution.

Communications [10%]
 

  • Coordinate with Program Integration Specialist on communications with research program partner organizations and communities;
  • Communicate with the community-facing research program partner organizations, including the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians, the American Farmland Trust, Front and Centered, and possibly others;
  • Communicate with research partners in the research program, including research staff based in the CIG, Headwaters Economics, Idaho State University, Portland State University, Washington Sea Grant, and Washington State University;
  • Potentially communicate directly with frontline communities, including rural communities, communities of color, and individual coastal tribes engaged in the research program projects to understand and help integrate research and engagement efforts both for the benefit of those communities, but also similar communities in WA, OR, and ID that may benefit from this work.
     

Grant writing and reporting [10%]

  • Develop and submit proposals for research work to generate financial support for climate justice work at the CIG.

 

Qualifications:

Required
 

  • Master's degree or higher in a natural, physical, or social science field or a related field. Bachelor's degree candidates with exceptional qualifications may be considered;
  • At least 4 years of experience engaging frontline communities in environmental, health, climate or other decision-making processes or demonstrated understanding of the connections between environmental justice and racial, climate and health justice;
  • Demonstrated cultural competence, leading with curiosity and humility to facilitate relationships across different perspectives, values, knowledge specializations, and geographies;
  • Knowledge of or experience in applied climate change impacts and adaptation;
  • Experience with community engagement and participatory research;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate complex scientific information in clear and concise language appropriate for diverse audiences (e.g., scientists, community members, decision makers, students, media, etc.);
  • Experience evaluating complex social and policy processes and comfort working in complex institutional contexts;
  • Experience working in collaborative and diverse teams.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Desired
 

  • Experience with co-production and use-inspired research;
  • Experience with complex, multi-organization collaborations;
  • Social science methodological experience associated with applied social science research (e.g., interview methodologies, literature reviews, policy evaluation).

Application Process:
 

The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

Please submit a cover letter and resume/CV.  Your cover letter should include 1-2 paragraphs addressing your efforts to engage with frontline communities.

 

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Urban Design and Preservation Planner
Memphis and Shelby County Division of Planning and Development II Memphis, TN (09/08/21)

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

  • Works under the direction of assigned supervisor to develop and administer the City's plans to protect and enhance historic structures and districts.
  • Reviews applications and supporting documents, such as architectural plans, for new construction and renovation of structures within historic zoned districts and other areas of significance defined by the City's Comprehensive Plan.
  • Contributes to design guidelines based on standards consistent with the City's Comprehensive Plan and historic overlay districts.
  • Introduces recommendations to the Memphis Landmarks Commission, Land Use Control Board, City Council, and other bodies as applicable regarding applications submitted, potential historic districts, and design guidelines and standards.
  • Contributes expertise in design and historic preservation to small area plans for the City. Reviews architectural and site plans for all multi-family and commercial projects.
  • Provides technical assistance to property owners, architects, contractors, etc. regarding design review, historic tax credit information, and interpretation of historic guidelines.
  • Assists the certified local government program and nominations to the National Register, including preparation of grants, reports, and monitoring of funds.

Requires travel to conduct site visits, attend and planning presentations by driving to various locations across the City.

OTHER FUNCTIONS:
1. Performs additional duties as assigned (essential or otherwise).

Bachelor's degree in Urban Studies, City/Community or Regional Planning, Architecture, Urban Design or related field and four (4) years of experience in Urban or Municipal Planning or community development; or any combination of experience and training which enables one to perform the essential job functions.

Must possess and maintain a valid driver license as a condition of continued employment.

The City Charter requires that City Employees must establish residence within Shelby County within six (6) months from date of Employment. Proof of residence will be required at the time of hire.
 
The City of Memphis is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Office of Talent Management at talent.management@memphistn.gov.

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Business Administrator I-Planning
Town of Southborough, MA (09/09/2021)

The Town of Southborough seeks applicants for Business Administrator to the Planning Department. This FT benefitted position requires a team player with excellent customer service, superior organizational, office management & technical skills.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Answering inquiries from the public, town officials, staff and applicants.
  • Meeting preparation.
  • Assisting applicants with permitting process.
  • Processing permit applications. 
  • Bookkeeping functions, in addition to providing administrative support and planning assistance to Town Planner/Planning Board.

 

Qualifications:

  • US work authorization (Required)
  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

3-5 years of municipal government, Planning Department or related experience preferred. BA/BS degree recommended, preferably with Planning focus.

Resumes received by September 24, 2021 will receive preference.

Applicants of all abilities and backgrounds will be considered. EEO

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $24.25 - $32.74 per hour

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
All Local and State guidelines will be followed.

Application Question(s):

  • Do you have any experience in land use or municipal government operations?

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • No

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Director of Development and Inspectional Services
Massachusetts Municipal Association II Leicester, MA (09/09/2021)

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Responsible for professional, technical, and administrative work overseeing town inspectional and land use planning services including planning, zoning, health, conservation, a local water body commission and code enforcement.
  • Oversees the administration of the town’s zoning bylaws, subdivision rules and regulations, and the evaluation of subdivision plans, the preparation of proposed amendments to the zoning bylaw and the Master Plan.
  • Prepares, coordinates and administers grant applications. 
  • Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and contracts.
  • Attends night meetings.

Qualifications (Minimum):

  • Master’s degree in urban design or a related field
  • A minimum of five years of land use or planning experience, preferably in local government; with minimum three years in supervisory capacity, or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the Position.

Level 5 Classification and Compensation Plan position, starting salary range from $56,573 to $90,517 depending on qualifications. 

Submit cover letter and resume to hr@leicesterma.org, or direct inquiries to the Office of the Town Administrator at 508-892-7077. Position open until filled, with an initial priority deadline of 09/16/21.

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Landscape Designer/Landscape Architect
Kathyrn Herman Design II New Canaan, CT

We are seeking passionate and creative applicants eager to join a collaborative team of dedicated professionals. Candidates will have the opportunity to work directly with clients as part of our team along with allied professionals including architects, interior designers and engineers to see projects through from initiation to construction.  We value applicants who have a positive attitude, work well with others, are self-starters, have a working knowledge of horticulture, and thrive in all aspects of the design process.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with and assist Principal and senior staff on schematic designs
  • Prepare presentation graphics and participate in client presentations
  • Prepare construction documentation and assemble bid documents
  • Project management including construction administration and meetings with clients/allied professionals
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Required proficiency in AutoCAD for PC, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and MS Office. Proficiency in digital modeling software such as Trimble SketchUp and Lumion is favorable.

Qualifications:

 A BLA or MLA is preferred, however any relevant professional experience will be considered.

Please e-mail resume, cover letter and a PDF including work samples to info@kathrynhermandesign.com. No phone calls at this time, please.

Competitive salary offers will be commensurate with ability and experience, along with a comprehensive benefits package including medical and 401k.

 For more detail, visit Kathryn Herman Design  or go directly to the job posting on their website.

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Sustainability Project Manager
City of Northampton, MA (09/03/2021)

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Handles financial management of assigned sustainability and planning grants including ensuring expenditures, warrants, reconciliation, reporting and compliance with varied grants, each with their own reporting requirements and systems.
  • Serves as project manager for assigned sustainability and planning grants, preparing contracts, monitor vendor performance, coordinating the participants, and ensuring that work is delivered on time and consistent with the broader City and department goals.
  • Supports public participation, coordinates department social media and newsletters, maintains relevant sections of department’s website, and supports other community engagement.
  • Attends frequent webinars to stay updated on grant opportunities and grantor requirements.
  • Performs similar or related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES & SKILLS:
 

Knowledge:

Knowledge of sustainability and/or planning field; Knowledge of budgeting practices and procedures; knowledge of grant programs and requirements; knowledge of the workings of municipal government.

Abilities:

Ability to work independently in formulating decisions, interpreting policies and procedures; ability to complete multiple tasks and set priorities; ability to produce accurate reports and pay attention to detail; ability to
maintain objectivity and fairness in dealing with people.

Skills:

Skilled in establishing and maintaining positive interpersonal relationships; skilled in using various computer software programs including, but not limited to, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and social media; verbal and written communication skills; skills in Munis and InDesign desired but not required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Physical Skills:

The work involves physical skills typical of an office environment, including sitting, standing, walking and stooping. May be required to lift objects such as files, boxes of papers, office supplies, and office equipment weighing up to 30 pounds.

Motor Skills:

The work may require motor skills for activities such as moving objects, using office equipment, including but not limited to telephones, personal computers, handheld technology, and other office equipment.
 

Visual Skills:

Essential position functions require ability to routinely read documents for general understanding and analytical purposes and ability to view a computer monitor.

 

Applicants who wish to be considered for this position may submit a transfer letter of application to the Human Resources Department, 240 Main St., Northampton, MA 01060 by 9/17/2021.

 

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Urban Design and Preservation Planner
Memphis and Shelby County Division of Planning and Development II Memphis, TN (09/08/2021)

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

  • Works under the direction of assigned supervisor to develop and administer the City's plans to protect and enhance historic structures and districts.
  • Reviews applications and supporting documents, such as architectural plans, for new construction and renovation of structures within historic zoned districts and other areas of significance defined by the City's Comprehensive Plan.
  • Contributes to design guidelines based on standards consistent with the City's Comprehensive Plan and historic overlay districts.
  • Introduces recommendations to the Memphis Landmarks Commission, Land Use Control Board, City Council, and other bodies as applicable regarding applications submitted, potential historic districts, and design guidelines and standards.
  • Contributes expertise in design and historic preservation to small area plans for the City.
  • Reviews architectural and site plans for all multi-family and commercial projects. Provides technical assistance to property owners, architects, contractors, etc. regarding design review, historic tax credit information, and interpretation of historic guidelines.
  • Assists the certified local government program and nominations to the National Register, including preparation of grants, reports, and monitoring of funds.
  • Requires travel to conduct site visits, attend and planning presentations by driving to various locations across the City.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Urban Studies, City/Community or Regional Planning, Architecture, Urban Design or related field and four (4) years of experience in Urban or Municipal Planning or community development; or any combination of experience and training which enables one to perform the essential job functions.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver license as a condition of continued employment.
  • The City Charter requires that City Employees must establish residence within Shelby County within six (6) months from date of Employment. Proof of residence will be required at the time of hire.

Compensation:

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Planning Technician
Town of Orange, MA (07/21/2021)

Essential Functions of Job:

The following functions are typical for this position. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those listed below to address business needs and changing business practices.

• Provides technical assistance and information to staff and the public in the administration of specific planning programs areas or ordinances.

• Reviews building plans and zoning permit applications to assure compliance with requirements such as use, density, placement, and parking ratios.

• Performs routine office tasks in designated program areas, including data entry, file management, copying and answering telephone.

• Develops and maintains automated tracking systems, hard copy files and records.

• Prepares narrative staff reports and recommendations of limited complexity, such as special use permits and variances.

• Researches and compiles information on a variety of planning issues from multiple sources.

• Prepares public notices or property owner verifications.

• Prepares maps, charts, tables of limited complexity.

• Investigates violations of planning regulations and ordinances, including site visits.

• Attends public meetings, assisting other planning staff as appropriate.

• Performs other work as required or assigned from time to time.

Minimum Competencies:

• Knowledge of planning principles and practices, including pertinent specialties;

• Knowledge of principles and practices of research and data collection;

• Demonstrated analytical and organizational skills;

• Knowledge of effective writing techniques, able to organize information in spreadsheets

• Statistical, algebraic or geometric knowledge and ability to apply such knowledge in practical situations;

• Advanced knowledge of computer hardware and software programs, which includes Microsoft Office, Internet applications, and GIS;

• Ability to perform field work as needed;

• Ability to work on several projects simultaneously and meet specified deadlines;

• Ability to work independently or in a team environment as needed;

• Ability to maintain professionalism in various situations;

• Skilled in handling frequent interruptions and exercise critical thinking;

• Ability to read, comprehend and interpret manuals, ordinances, written policies, statutes, rules, regulations, memos, letters, reports, maps and legal documents;

• Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form; and

• Possess a positive attitude.

Education and Experience/Other Requirements:

• Must have a BA/BS in Town Planning, or related fields; or undergraduate with 2-3 years of courses in urban planning, landscape architecture, geography, architecture or a related field. The ideal candidate will be a graduate student, actively pursuing a multi-year degree in the fields of Planning or Design.

• One year of experience in the field of planning.

• A general understanding of the State's Zoning Act and Subdivision Control Law is a plus.

• A valid driver’s license is also required.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment:

• The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• This is an office-based job in a dynamic municipal office. While performing the duties of the planning technician, the employee is required to: interact and communicate frequently with the public, government officials, other staff members and boards, and/or third parties transacting business with the Town; operate standard office equipment including computers and keyboards, at efficient speed; lifts/moves objects weighing up to 10 pounds and can move throughout the municipal offices.

 

MORE INFO 

Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to:

Alexander Wade

Town of Orange

6 Prospect St., Orange, MA. 01364

or by email to awade@townoforange.org

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Design and Production Specialist
Regenerative Design Group II Greenfield, MA (08/16/2021)

Regenerative Design Group is seeking a landscape designer to provide drafting, graphic design, GIS mapping/analysis, field assistance, and research support on a wide variety of projects.

Roles and responsibilities are as follows:

PRODUCTION AND PROJECT PROGRAMMING: DRAFTING, RESEARCH, WRITING

  • Draft and support the production of documents explaining project scope, goals, design process, deliverables, budget and billing.
  • Research state and local regulations and produce materials for permitting processes such as Wetlands Protection Act and building permits.
  • Conduct precedent studies and other research on materials and systems.
  • Assist with on-site research and assessment including topographic survey and analysis of site conditions such as sun and shade patterning.
  • Research and summarize relevant ecological and legal existing conditions.
  • Assist in the analysis of field observations and site data to communicate findings and design implications with clear writing and illustrative graphics.

DESIGN

  • Work as part of a design team and independently to think creatively and pragmatically and employ regenerative design principles.
  • Use hand drawing, digital and hybrid methods to create professional graphics, renderings, models, and construction documents.
  • Draft grading plans, drainage plans, planting plans, sections, details and specifications.
  • Compose descriptive text for design components and reports.
  • Review project work and incorporate feedback to achieve the highest possible level of quality.

FOCUS AREAS

  • CAD production
  • GIS Base mapping
  • Drawing
  • Exploration and Rapid Prototyping of 3D software

STUDIO ADVANCEMENT

  • Develop, review and finish presentation documents
  • Create templates and design tools
  • Contribute to the review and development of studio and business structures, including strategic plans
  • Participate in marketing of RDG, seek new clients and collaborators and respond to RFP/RFQ’s

Location: Our studio location is in Greenfield, MA. For this position, we expect the majority of the time to be at the studio in Greenfield but will consider a mix of remote work depending on experience and personal constraints.

Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Please submit a cover letter and resume here. More info can be found here

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Regenerative Agricultural Planner
Regenerative Design Group II Greenfield, MA (07/28/2021)

Regenerative Design Group is seeking an experienced regenerative agriculture planner to help our highly collaborative team provide design, management, and technical consulting services to a wide range of clients throughout the U.S. and beyond.

AREAS OF KNOWLEDGE + EXPERIENCE:

  • Regenerative agriculture in primarily temperate climates
  • Agroforestry
  • Productive conservation
  • Ecosystem restoration
  • Food systems and regional food policy
  • Food sovereignty and land justice

DESIRED EXPERIENCE + SKILLS:

  • Agriculture/farming, agroecology
  • Resilience planning, community and food system resilience
  • Perennial crop systems
  • Ecology, biodiversity, ecosystem patterns
  • Permaculture and whole systems design
  • Soil sampling, in-field soil assessment, soil test interpretation
  • Ability to develop soil health and whole farm management plans
  • Observation and assessment of landscape patterns like slope, soils, vegetation and human use
  • Written and verbal communication
  • Grant writing, fundraising
  • Work with landowners and clients through planning and design processes
  • Project management
  • Computer skills in some or all of Adobe Creative Suite, QGIS, Sketchup, Word/Excel

ROLES + RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead planning processes for farm clients
  • Conduct farm planning, farm business planning + enterprise budgeting
  • Provide technical support in crop planning (primarily perennials)
  • Manage projects to ensure excellent outcomes for clients, clear communication, and profitability
  • Project development and project management
  • Contribute to the evolution of agriculture through thought leadership + public engagement
  • Consulting with other RDG staff on agricultural components for projects in the Planning + Landscape Design wings

Location: Our studio location is in Greenfield, MA. For this position, we may consider remote work depending on experience and personal constraints.

Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Please submit resume and cover letter here. More info can be found here

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Town Planner
Town of Brewster, MA

The Town of Brewster seeks qualified candidates for the position of Town Planner. The position is responsible for coordinating, organizing, and performing executive level work in the field of advanced municipal planning. Duties include, but are not limited to: provides professional advice, technical expertise and practical alternatives to Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals to ensure effective planning and management of development and redevelopment in Brewster; assists the Planning Board in the development and implementation of amendments to the Town Code, Zoning By-laws, and other land use documents; supports the Vision Planning Committee in developing and monitoring implementation of Local Comprehensive Plan; coordinates Staff Review processes and provides technical expertise to applicants; assists in the management of the Town’s water quality initiatives; serves as Town representative or technical liaison to relevant local and regional boards, committees, and commissions. The successful candidate is expected to work collaboratively with all constituents, including department heads, staff, elected and appointed officials and must be a consensus-builder.

Master’s degree in planning, urban design, environmental science/design or a related field with a minimum of five years of work experience in land-use planning, with a minimum of three years in a supervisory capacity, or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience. This is a full-time, Grade V Personnel Bylaw position with an annual starting salary range of $89,367 - $97,646. Applicants should submit cover letter, resume, and town employment application to Susan Broderick, employment@brewster-ma.gov.  For job description, click here.  Position open until filled, with a priority deadline of 9/7/21. EEO/AA

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Senior Transportation Planner
Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) II Boston, MA

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) seeks a Senior Transportation Planner who will work on projects and policies to encourage more of the region’s trips to be made by public transit, bicycling, walking, and electric vehicles.

Examples of Duties

 

  • Work with municipalities, state agencies, and the private sector to adopt best policies and practices in parking and Transportation Demand Management;
  • Provide technical assistance to municipalities at the corridor level to improve conditions for pedestrians, cyclists, and public transit;
  • Coordinate planning efforts with and among state and local officials to ensure regional collaboration and adoption of MAPC recommendations; 
  • Maintain and expand relationships between MAPC and relevant stakeholders, including municipal partners, community and advocacy groups, the private sector, academia, and state agencies;
  • Manage five to ten planning studies annually, including preparing work scopes, tracking budgets, data collection, analysis, presentations, preparing recommendations, writing reports, and preparing invoices;
  • Conduct research, literature reviews, and data collection through fieldwork;
  • Apply for grants, respond to requests for proposals, and pursue other funding opportunities; 
  • Monitor transportation projects, policies, and development trends nationally and within the region;
  • Participate in internal committees to improve MAPC’s ability to meet regional and agency strategic goals; and
  • Perform other duties as necessary to advance the goals of MAPC and MetroCommon2050.

 

Typical Qualifications

Candidates for this position must have either a master’s degree plus 4 years of relevant work experience or a bachelor’s degree plus 6 years of relevant work experience in civil engineering, transportation planning, city/regional planning, public policy or management, or a related field. AICP or PE preferred, but not required.
 
The successful applicant will demonstrate all or most of the following skills:

  • Deep knowledge of transportation, environmental, and land use planning concepts; 
  • Strong transportation planning skills, including ability to make placed-based and policy recommendations;
  • Strong research and writing skills, including ability to prepare memos, whitepapers, and reports;
  • Ability to conduct fieldwork and data collection;
  • Ability to organize meetings and events;
  • Strong presentation and public speaking skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ease with virtual meeting format, telephone and in-person contacts;
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills, including ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously;
  • Ability to foster and maintain collaborative relationships with local, state and regional officials, agency heads, civic groups, and the public;
  • Ability to collaborate and work as part of a project team, as well as work independently and meet project deadlines; 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and the Adobe Suite including Illustrator; 
  • Familiarity with GIS, including creation of shapefiles and spatial analysis.  

 

Supplemental Information

Compensation and Benefits 
Starting salary ranges from $75,000 – $90,000 depending on experience. This is a full-time exempt position. MAPC offers excellent Massachusetts state employee benefits as well as a flexible, supportive, and family-friendly work environment and a commitment to ongoing professional development. 
  
How to Apply  
Apply online at www.mapc.org/jobs. The position is open until filled, and applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume. Candidates selected to interview will be asked to submit three (3) references plus a sample of relevant writing or work product. Candidates must have legal authorization to work in the USA and a valid driver's license and/or the ability to arrange transportation to meetings in different parts of the region. MAPC participates in E-Verify, which is a federal program that helps us to determine work eligibility in the United States.

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Landscape Architect/Engineer
DuBois & King Inc. (Transportation Planning Team) II Randolph, VT (9/13/2021)

The DuBois & King Planning Group is seeking to hire a talented individual who has a strong commitment to planning and making our communities better places to live, work and play.  A candidate for this position could be an engineer or landscape architect, but must have at least 2 year or up to 10 years of experience working in planning or a related field. 
 

Required skills

Applicants must be excellent communicators. Writing, speaking, and graphic communication skills are highly valued in all contexts and with all audiences.   The ideal candidate should have:

  • A strong understanding of transportation infrastructure and the approaches to transportation planning and design that support all users and modes of travel.
  • A fundamental belief that Planning is an essential component of the design, engineering, and construction process.
  • A commitment to and passion for making our streets accessible and usable by all segments of the population.
  • An understanding of the relationship between the streetscape, active transportation and the relative liveability of a community.
  • A “team-first” mindset that encourages collaboration, dialogue and the desire to elevate the collective quality of our work to better serve the communities we work with.  
  • A high level of comfort with engaging the public and soliciting feedback from communities as well as within our team.
  • A willingness to learn new skills and to provide planning assistance to other parts of the firm.
  • A strong aptitude for the written word. Our Transportation Planner must be able to write well and be able to modify their approach to writing based on the intended audience.  
  • An understanding that Planning is for everyone and the ability to communicate clearly and respectfully with all populations verbally. We strive to treat all people equally and work to have all voices heard.
  • A creative mindset and willingness to embrace thinking “outside the box” to develop creative and innovative solutions for the communities and clients we work with.

Desired qualifications

We recognize few applicants will have all the qualifications listed below, but are looking for individuals who bring the right combination of experience, skills, and interpersonal intelligence to our team. The following expertise, or a combination of these skills based on your profession, is desired:

  • Visual Communication - A picture is worth a thousand words.  Experience with visual communication tools such as the Adobe Suite, Sketchup, and other modeling and rendering software, would be considered valuable.
  • CADD Skills - Familiarity with CADD and similar software.  A component of our Transportation Planning work involves the development of conceptual designs and sharing of data and information in CADD.
  • GIS Skills - GIS Mapping using current versions of ArcGIS is an often used form of communication and data analysis in our work. 
  • Traffic Modelling experience - Transportation planning projects often involve a holistic evaluation of intersections, including capacity and queuing analyses. Skills in traffic modelling software such as Synchro and SIDRA are a plus.
  • Project Management experience - The ability to serve our clients, manage projects and keep on budget while providing the best deliverables possible is important.   

This position will be based in Vermont. We offer competitive salary; excellent fringe benefit program; ESOP Company.  

Visit our website at http://www.dubois-king.com

Please send resume to:         

                                                DuBois & King, Inc.
                                                P.O. Box 339
                                                Randolph, VT. 05060
                                                Fax: 866-783-7101
                Email: etrottier@dubois-king.com
 

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Community Planner
National Park Service II Lowell, MA (9/13/21)

Summary

This position is located in Lowell National Historical Park, in the Cultural Resources Division.

Responsibilities

  • Manages, coordinates, and implements park planning, such as: general management plans, design concept plans, stewardship plans; park studies; visitor experience plans; and prototyping activities and contributes to public programming and public realm concepts.
  • Coordinates with other parks, NPS programs, other agencies and non-profit organizations in leveraging planning, development and fiscal resources that would enhance park resources, operations, and visitor and community experience; (i.e. transportation enhancements, arts and cultural connections, historic preservation, environmental sustainability, etc.)
  • Acting as project manager overseeing coordination and management of grant agreements, cooperative agreements and contracts necessary to accomplish project components; coordination of staff and consultants, including budget, work schedules and coordination; oversight of all local, state and federal environmental and historic preservation regulations pertaining to project development; and facilitation of community engagement efforts.
  • Provides support in developing and reviewing park related federal and state legislative proposals including preparation of WASO Legislative Support Data Packages (LSDP), drafting bills, interpreting statutes and recommending language to ensure authorities necessary to meet Park mission and goals are obtained.
  • Pursues contacts with possible funding sources such as foundations, corporations, community organizations, and civic groups interested in projects related to park and community themes and mutual goals.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Open to the first 30 applicants or until 09/20/2021 whichever comes first. All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration.

More Information

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Emergency Preparedness Assistant Planner
Franklin Regional Council of Governments (9/13/21)

Franklin Regional Council of Governments seeks a 30-hour emergency preparedness assistant planner to
assist public health, healthcare, and public safety entities in western MA prepare for natural and
manmade disasters and emerging infectious diseases. 

Position Purpose:

Performs professional, technical and administrative work for regional emergency preparedness activities,
implementing priorities of the Region 1 Health & Medical Coordinating Coalition (HMCC), the Mohawk
Area Public Health Coalition (MAPHCO), and the Franklin County Regional Emergency Planning Committee
(REPC). Performs all other related work as required.

Essential Functions:
(The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be
performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related
or a logical assignment to the position.)

 Provides support to the FRCOG Emergency Preparedness Program (EPP) manager in meeting HMCC
deliverables, including:
o Sharing on-call rotation duties
o Working in the HMCC or MEMA regional emergency operations center or Franklin County
Multi-Agency Coordination Center during emergencies
o Gathering resource inventory information, entering it into inventory tracking software,
periodically inspecting it, and keeping the information up to date
o Purchasing personal protective equipment and other medical supplies on behalf of member
disciplines

 Provides support to the emergency preparedness planner in meeting Public Health Emergency
Preparedness deliverables, including:
o Assisting during emergency dispensing site events and drills
o Tracking emergency dispensing site inventory
o Purchasing personal protective equipment and other emergency dispensing site supplies

 Provides support to the Franklin County REPC in meeting its deliverables, including maintaining Tier II
hazardous material inventory
General Functions:

 Provides local municipal governments, citizens, and other stakeholders in western Massachusetts with
technical assistance related to projects.

 Works with advisory groups of stakeholders to the project(s) – this may include scheduling their meetings,
communicating to them through minutes, newsletters, and phone calls, and incorporating their feedback.

 Assists with the development of major projects such as regional emergency coordination plans as needed.

 Works on other departmental projects as assigned.

 Performs similar or related work as required, directed or as situation dictates.

Recommended Minimum Qualifications:

Education, Training, and Experience:
 Bachelor’s Degree in regional planning, public health, emergency preparedness, or other related field
required and one year of experience.
 NIMS/ICS 100, 200, 700, and 800 required; ICS-300 and 400 preferred and must be obtained within the
first six months of hire, subject to course availability.
 Familiarity with medical supplies preferred.
 Familiarity with Massachusetts procurement law preferred.

Knowledge:

Demonstrated knowledge of relevant field.

Abilities:
 Communicate verbally and in writing effectively.
 Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, local officials, and the general
public.
 Investigate and conduct research.

Skills:
 Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
 Excellent organizational skills.
 Strong computer skills, including database management and the Microsoft Office Professional suite of
software.
 Strong interpersonal skills.

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions.

This position is regularly required to walk, stand, sit, talk, and hear; handle, feel or operate objects or
controls, and reach with hands and arms as in picking up paper, files, and other common office objects.

Employee may occasionally lift and/or move objects weighing up to 30 pounds. Vision and hearing at or
correctable to normal ranges.

Supervision:
 

Supervision Scope: This position follows FRCOG rules, regulations and policies; performs varied duties
ranging in nature from routine to complex.

Supervision Received: Works under the direction of the EPP program manager; may work under the direction
of the EPP senior planner for specific projects.
Supervision Given: none
Job Environment:
 Work is performed under typical office setting, with some work conducted in the field with exposure
to various weather conditions; work environment is moderately noisy, and requires some evening
and/or weekend hours.
 Work will require 24/7 on-call duties at least one out of every four weeks.
 Operates computer, telephone, copier, facsimile machine, and other standard office equipment.
 Work requires frequent in-state travel and minimal out of state travel.
 Makes frequent contact with the general public, municipal representatives, and elected officials.
Contacts are in person, by phone, email, virtual meetings, and in writing and via various group
meetings, exercises, and other events.
 Has limited access to confidential and/or sensitive information related to finances or projects.
 Errors in judgment could result in delays or loss of service.

 

Requires 1-2 evening or
weekend meetings/week and 24/7 on-call duties approx. 1 week/mo. Pay range $39,800 - $41,600 (30
hours per week) negotiable, w/pro-rated benefits. Resume and cover letter by 9/30 or until filled to
admin@frcog.org. AA/EOE 

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Senior Planner: Emergency Preparedness Planner
Franklin Regional Council of Governments (9/13/21)

Franklin Regional Council of Governments seeks a 37.5-hour senior emergency preparedness planner to
assist public health, healthcare, and public safety entities in western MA prepare for natural and
manmade disasters and emerging infectious diseases.

Position Purpose:

Performs professional, technical and administrative work for regional emergency preparedness activities,
implementing priorities of the Region 1 Health & Medical Coordinating Coalition (HMCC), the Mohawk
Area Public Health Coalition (MAPHCO), and the Franklin County Regional Emergency Planning Committee
(REPC). Performs all other related work as required.

Essential Functions:
(The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of
work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the
position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)

 Provides planning coordination and provides for stakeholder engagement for the Region 1 HMCC,
including:

o Identifying best practices across all of the players and existing plans and looking for ways to
propagate those best practices and keeping local and regional planning efforts aligned.
o Working with the HMCC governing body to assess training needs and to organize trainings
and exercises to benefit the sub-regions.
o Coordinating full coalition membership meetings, conferences, and trainings and reporting
to HMCC governing body on progress.
o Working with the five disciplines to maintain HMCC plans.
o Sharing responsibility for 24/7 on-call rotation duties.
o Working in the HMCC or MEMA regional emergency operations center or Franklin
County Multi-Agency Coordination Center during emergencies.
o Facilitating and maintaining relationships among partners, including orienting new members
to the HMCC and participating in discipline coordinating group meetings.
o Creating and maintaining outreach materials such as the HMCC website, newsletters,
training announcements, and the contact database.

 Provides support to the REPC and MAPHCO as needed, which may include

o Assisting with planning, training, or exercises
o Assist with stakeholder engagement strategizing and activities

 Coordinates and collaborates closely with other Emergency Preparedness planners

 Ensures that emergency planning activities improve the routine work of member communities
General Functions:

 Provides local municipal governments, citizens, and other stakeholders in western Massachusetts with
technical assistance related to projects.

 Works with advisory groups of stakeholders to the project(s) – this may include scheduling their meetings,
communicating to them through minutes, newsletters, and phone calls, and incorporating their feedback.

 Assists with the development of major projects such as regional emergency coordination plans as needed.

 Works on other departmental projects as assigned.

 Performs similar or related work as required, directed or as situation dictates.

Recommended Minimum Qualifications:
Education, Training and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in public health, public administration, social science, or related field. Master’s Degree
  • preferred.
  • Five years of experience in administration and project management of social services, strategic planning, group facilitation, or stakeholder engagement; two years’ experience in emergency management or response preferred; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s
  • license.
  • Certification in ICS 100, 200, and NIMS 700 required within six months of hire.

Knowledge, Ability and Skill:

Knowledge: Demonstrated knowledge in group facilitation and stakeholder engagement. Demonstrated
knowledge of emergency preparedness principles and practices.

Ability:

  • Ability to plan, organize and direct the preparation of comprehensive research studies, analyze
  • problems, prepare reports, and formulate recommendations.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing
  • effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, local and state
  • officials, and the general public.
  • Ability to explain technical concepts in non-technical language.
  • Comfort with reaching out to new people and organizations and establishing effective working relationships.
  • Strong emotional intelligence and ability to manage conflict between stakeholders and governing body members.
  • Ability to help others clarify and structure their perspective in a way that results in an actionable conclusion.
  • Ability to assess situations, seek multiple perspectives, gather in-depth information, and synthesize information from a variety of sources to draw conclusions.
  • Ability to work independently, problem-solve, and take initiative.

Skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong technical writing and presentation skills; proficient computer skills including database management.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.

Physical Requirements:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • This position is regularly required to walk, stand, sit, talk, and hear; handles, feels or operates objects or controls, and reach with hands and arms as in picking up paper, files, and other common office objects.
  • Employee may occasionally lift and/or move objects weighing up to 10 pounds.
  • Vision and hearing at or correctable to normal ranges.

Supervision:

Supervision Scope: Performs complex and responsible duties requiring initiative and independent judgment in
the planning, administration and execution of the department’s services and in the direction of personnel.
Supervision Received: Works under the direction of the Program Manager II (Emergency Preparedness).
Supervision Given: None.

Job Environment:
 Work is performed under typical office setting, with some work conducted in the field with exposure
to various weather conditions; work environment is moderately noisy, and requires some evening
and/or weekend hours.
 Operates computer, telephone, copier, facsimile machine, and other standard office equipment.
 Makes frequent contact with the general public; municipal, state and federal representatives; elected
officials; businesses; property owners; and regional planning agencies. Contacts are in person, by
phone, email and in writing and via various group meetings, hearings, and other events.

 Has limited access to confidential and/or sensitive information related to finances or projects.
 Errors in judgment could result in delays or loss of service.

Requires 1-2 evening or weekend meetings/week and 24/7 on-call duties approx. 1 week/mo.
Pay range $60,000 - $66,000, negotiable, w/pro-rated benefits. Resume and cover letter by 9/30 or until
filled to admin@frcog.org. AA/EOE

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Preservation Planner
Town of Wellesly, MA (9/13/2021)

The Town of Wellesley Planning Department is seeking qualified candidates for a full time Preservation Planner position. 

Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Preservation Planning, or a related field or equivalent and the ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing.

 Click here for the Preservation Planner job description.

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to the Human Resources Department, Town Hall, 525 Washington Street, Wellesley MA 02482 or e-mail as a PDF to hr@wellesleyma.gov by October 1, 2021. Technical writing samples are welcomed and encouraged.

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Senior Planner/Planner
Southwest Region Planning Commission II Keene, NH (

SWRPC is based in Keene, NH and serves 33 communities of the Monadnock Region. Duties to include work on a range of planning projects which comprise the agency work program including
transportation, community and economic development, public health, and more. SWRPC utilizes a professional approach to serving member municipalities, encourages coordination and collaboration among a range of stakeholders, and its work is grounded in sustainable planning principles.

To learn more about SWRPC and the region we serve, review the regional plan for Southwest NH: http://swrpc.org/files/MonadnockRegionFuture_RegionalPlan_FINAL.pdf.

Qualifications
Degree in planning or related field; Master’s degree preferred. For Senior Planner position, professional planning or similar experience is required including project/contract management or its equivalent.
 

Additional Qualities
Good understanding of generally accepted planning principles and practices, research and analytical skills, ability to prioritize and multi-task, familiarity with common office computer applications, well organized, excellent writing and presentation skills, strong interpersonal skills, and an ability to work both independently and in a team environment. Proficiency with ArcGIS is a plus. Ability to maintain a positive attitude in a busy office environment will go a long way.
 

Compensation
Full time, salaried position with competitive benefits package. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience and will vary depending on placement as Planner or Senior Planner.
 

To Apply
Submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample via email to tmurphy@swrpc.org and/or mail to the address below. Indication of salary requirements is encouraged. Professional references may also be included.

Tim Murphy, Executive Director
Southwest Region Planning Commission
37 Ashuelot Street
Keene, NH 03431

Other
Position open until filled – therefore, prompt reply is encouraged. EOE. SWRPC reserves the
right to close this position announcement and search process at any time at its sole discretion.

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Assistant Professor in Architecture and Urban Studies
Virginia Tech II Blacksburg, VA (9/13/21)

Job Description

Virginia Tech invites applicants for one tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in its Urban Affairs and Planning (UAP) program at the main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia. We seek candidates whose teaching and research examines the way in which laws, policies, and institutions intersect with environmental and social justice, with a focus on historically marginalized communities (e.g. Black, Latinx, Indigenous, LGBTQ+, immigrant, and other populations).

Potential topics include but are not limited to: environmental racism and injustice, policing/criminal justice, mental and physical health inequities, housing, economic, and educational inequities, immigration, critical race theory, pluriversal planning, and human and civil rights. The ideal candidate’s work may draw on a range of disciplinary and methodological approaches.

Teaching responsibilities will include Land Use Law & Planning and Environmental Law and Justice in the undergraduate and graduate programs on the Blacksburg campus. These include the Smart and Sustainable Cities (SSC) and Environmental Policy and Planning (EPP) undergraduate majors, the Master of Urban and Regional Planning, and the Doctor of Philosophy in Planning, Governance and Globalization.

Required Qualifications

A Ph.D. in urban planning or related disciplines or a J.D. is required by appointment start date.

Preferred Qualifications

AICP certification is a plus, but not required.
Candidates who bring in aspects of social justice and equity into their teaching are especially encouraged to apply.

 Appointment Type

Regular

Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date

September 15, 2021

Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

Position requires occasional travel to attend conferences and meetings. 

Application Materials

Applicants must submit all documents online at www.jobs.vt.edu (paper documents cannot be accepted).

Complete applications must include: a full curriculum vitae, two samples of written work, and names and contact information for three references. Applicants also must submit a cover letter that addresses your qualifications, a statement about your current and future research agendas, a personal diversity statement and an overview of your teaching experience and qualifications.

Questions about characteristics of the position should be directed to the search committee chair, Diane Zahm (dzahm@vt.edu). The search will remain open until the position is filled, but to be assured full consideration, completed applications should be received by September 15, 2021.

Questions about the online application process should be directed to Ms. Kelly Crist, SPIA Faculty Search Assistant, kcrist@vt.edu, phone: 540-231-5133.

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Principal/Regional Planners & Intern Positions
Montachusett Regional Planning Commission II Leominster, MA (9/15/21)

The Montachusett Regional Planning Commission is searching for highly motivated individuals to fill one or more positions of Principal Planner, Regional Planner, and one or more Interns, funding available.

MRPC delivers planning services in the disciplines of community and economic development/redevelopment, environment, housing, geographic information system (GIS) and 3D mapping, land use, transit, and transportation.

Flexible work locations policy in place.

Working safely in the office and visiting with clients in the field are required.

Normal to stressful office conditions exist meeting deadlines for multiple projects.

MRPC is following Federal CDC health guidelines, for the protection of employees and others, as related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Full Time (37.5 hours weekly) required for the Principal Planner and Regional Planner and up to 18.5 hours weekly for Intern(s).

Generous fringe benefits package provided for full time employees.

Successful candidates for Principal and Regional Planner will have:

  1. Excellent researching, writing, report preparation, and presentation skills;
  2. Experience delivering highly technical local and regional plans and reports and/or multi-disciplined, complex planning assignments such as bylaws/ordinances; and,
  3. Past experience working successfully as a part of a team.

Minimum skills required for the positions are as follows:

  1. Principal Planner, a minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience and a bachelor’s degree in planning, or a related field, are required (minimum salary of $60,000 through $67,500 DOQ [grade 18 per 2020 Compensation Plan]);
  2. Regional Planner, a minimum of one year of experience and a bachelor’s degree in planning, or a related field, are required (minimum salary of $45,100 through $56,400 DOQ [grade 15 per 2020 Compensation Plan]); and,
  3. Intern(s), college coursework required in related field needed to conduct research to support planners, at an hourly rate of $15.00.

Job descriptions are available here for Principal PlannerRegional Planner, and Intern.

Send resume and cover letter ASAP by email to mrpc@mrpc.org.

Early submissions from qualified candidates are anticipated.

Interviews will commence as applications are received.

Positions will remain open until filled.

MRPC is an AA/EEO employer.

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Financial Assistant II
Community Development Office II Adams, MA (8/26/2021)

Financial Assistant II, Town of Adams, Adams, MA

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Landscape Designer (3-5 Years Experience)
Dan Gordon Landscape Architects II Wellesley & Edgartown, MA

 

Description: 

DGLA is currently seeking a skilled landscape designer with 3-5 years of professional experience to join our studio. Candidates should be highly motivated, passionate individuals who have an eye for details and willingness to collaborate.

Primary responsibilities for this position will include the preparation of schematic packages, development of construction documents, as well as the creation of both computer and hand-drawn graphics. Qualified candidates should have professional experience with design, client communication and production, with a sound grasp of the design process and the ability to work independently in the preparation of work products. Landscape designers at DGLA can also expect to gain valuable experience in the field, both during design and through construction administration. Working efficiently to solve design challenges, the ability to clearly communicate design ideas will be necessary.

Qualified candidates for this position will have proficiency in AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, and Microsoft Office Suite. Those that possess strong hand drawing skills are preferred. Experience with Sketchup, Lumion or other 3-D rendering programs is a plus, but not required.

DGLA offers competitive salaries with a comprehensive benefits package. We provide a creative, friendly work environment with opportunities to become an integral part of a growing team. For more information about DGLA please visit: dangordon.com

Educational Requirements: Accredited Bachelor or Master’s degree in Landscape
Architecture

Qualified candidates should submit a single PDF file which includes a cover letter, résumé & portfolio to employment@dangordon.com, or at dangordon.com/studio/employment. The file size should not exceed 15 MB.

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Landscape Designer (Entry Level)
Dan Gordon Landscape Architects II Wellesley & Edgartown, MA

DGLA is currently seeking skilled entry-level landscape designers to join our studio. Candidates should be highly motivated, passionate individuals who have an eye for details and a willingness to collaborate.

Primary responsibilities for this position will include the preparation of schematic packages, development of construction documents, as well as the creation of both computer and hand-drawn graphics. Landscape designers at DGLA can also expect to gain valuable experience in the field, both during design and through construction administration. Working efficiently to solve design challenges and the ability to clearly
communicate design ideas will be necessary.

Qualified candidates for this position will have proficiency in AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, and Microsoft Office Suite. Those that possess strong hand drawing skills are preferred. Experience with Sketchup, Lumion or other 3-D rendering programs is a plus, but not required.

DGLA offers competitive salaries with a comprehensive benefits package. We provide a creative, friendly work environment with opportunities to become an integral part of a growing team. For more information about DGLA please visit: dangordon.com

Educational Requirements: Accredited Bachelor or Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture

Qualified candidates should submit a single PDF file which includes a cover letter, résumé & portfolio to employment@dangordon.com, or at dangordon.com/studio/employment. The file size should not exceed 15 MB.

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Program Assistant
Livable Streets II Cambridge, MA (09/2021)

 

What we’re looking for:

LivableStreets seeks a detail-oriented, full-time Program Assistant to support all staff and programs and to play a key role in ensuring our office operations are efficient. 

 

Who we are and what we do:

For 16 years LivableStreets has been transforming Metro Boston’s streets by advocating for innovative and equitable transportation solutions that are safe, affordable and enjoyable – making our community more connected and more livable for everyone. LivableStreets is on a committed path to becoming an anti-racist organization, and we are seeking an individual who will uphold these values and embed anti-racism at the heart of their work.

 

What the Program Assistant will do:

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Program Assistant will play a key role in ensuring day-to-day operations run efficiently and effectively. This position will begin mostly remote with opportunities for in-person work as desired, and will eventually transition to in-person work. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining and managing member and financial data

  • Providing program support to staff

  • Supporting online communications and events

  • Efficient daily office administration

 

Executive + Program Support [40%]

  • Maintain contact and membership database to update information and members’ account status and create reports for staff as needed

  • Lead monthly financial tracking process, coordinating with bookkeeper/accountants and ensuring prompt and accurate reporting, including generating monthly donation acknowledgment thank you letters

  • Assist the Executive Director and Deputy Director with fundraising by tracking grants and assisting with submissions

  • Work with accountants to ensure regular and on-time payment of contractors, consultants, and interns

  • Schedule meetings and calls for the Executive Director and Deputy Director, remain aware of all staff members’ calendars, and prepare for and staff the appropriate meetings

  • Coordinate board-related meetings including full board meetings and committee meetings, and organize action items and board responsibilities, including onboarding/offboarding board members

 

Communications & Events Support [40%]

  • Participate in weekly communications team meetings and evaluate weekly communication needs and strategies with the team

  • Support external communications, including drafting action email blasts and contributing on social media

  • Send weekly advocacy priorities to the listserv

  • Coordinate the Emerald Network newsletter with the Program Director and develop written content for the newsletter and the website

  • Coordinate and run logistics for annual Tour de Streets, including fundraising lead-up and event logistics

  • Coordinate StreetTalk 10-in-1, plus any other LivableStreets branded events that pop up

  • Ensure calendar and press pages on the website are updated regularly

 

Office Administration [20%]

  • Manage office space, including ensuring cleanliness, stocking the office, and responding to general requests over phone or email

  • Manage and troubleshoot with outside vendors and office systems, including telephone, voice mail, and IT issues

  • Identify and implement new technology, resources, and processes to increase organizational efficiency

  • Ensure purchase of food/beverages, coordinate office setup and cleanup after meetings

  • Onboard new staff members, interns, and office volunteers with online and in-office systems

  • Coordinate staff celebrations

 

The ideal candidate will have a strong combination of many of the following qualifications:

  • Minimum 1-2 years of office experience

  • Strong knowledge of Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)

  • Experience with NationBuilder (and/or a similar data management system) a plus

  • Experience with InDesign, website platforms, event management systems (ex. EventBrite), and HTML/CSS also a plus

  • Strong communication skills: written and verbal

  • Demonstrated commitment to anti-racism work

 

This is a full-time, exempt position with an annual salary range of $45,500 - $50,000. Benefits include health care, dental care, a transportation stipend, paid vacation, and a commitment to professional development.

 

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to careers@livablestreets.info by October 15, 2021. Early applications are encouraged. 

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Community and Engagement Manager
Livable Streets II Cambridge, MA (09/2021)

 

What we’re looking for: 

LivableStreets seeks a dynamic connector of people and ideas to advance outreach for LivableStreets programs, including our Emerald Network, Great Neighborhoods, Vision Zero, and Transit advocacy initiatives. 

Who we are and what we do​: 

For 16 years LivableStreets has been transforming Metro Boston’s streets by advocating for innovative and equitable transportation solutions that are safe, affordable and enjoyable – making our community more connected and livable (via transit, housing, and greenways) for everyone. LivableStreets is on a committed path to becoming an anti-racist organization, and we are seeking an individual who will uphold these values and embed anti-racism at the heart of their work. 

What the Community Engagement Manager will do: 

Reporting to the Director of Transit + Outreach, the Community Engagement Manager will have both internal and external facing responsibilities, ranging from management of our Street Ambassador program to coordinating campaigns with LivableStreets' coalition partners. The ideal candidate is organized, detail-oriented, coachable, and able to independently manage multiple complex projects. They are a good listener and able to empathize with a variety of community challenges and lived experiences. This position will begin mostly remote with some in-person work to support outreach campaigns, and will eventually transition to in-person work. The Community Engagement Manager will work outside regular 9-5 hours, including 2-3 evenings a week and/or weekend days for work-related meetings, events, and public presentations. 

 

Primary responsibilities include: 

  • Building and coordinating outreach campaigns that advance the goals of LivableStreets’ Transit, Emerald Network, Vision Zero, and Great Neighborhoods advocacy initiatives

  • Strengthening working relationships with community organizations, community leaders, city and agency staff, local elected officials, and decision-makers to connect with communities and further elevate LivableStreets’ work

  • Expanding engagement efforts and working directly with Boston area communities to improve transportation and housing access for all. Examples of these efforts include:

    • Managing our Street Ambassador program by creating curricula, recruiting and hiring community residents, and supporting evaluation and maturation of the program

    • Building and maintaining relationships with community based organizations and community leaders, with a special focus on housing and tenant rights organizations

    • Attending public meetings, internal and external coalition meetings 

Other responsibilities include: 

  • Representing LivableStreets at public events, meetings, and with the press

  • Co-managing budget and expense planning with Program Directors

  • Collaborating with the Director of Transit + Outreach to cultivate effective partnerships, including foundation, corporate, and donor support

  • Collaborating with staff to produce written and digital external communications

  • Providing support maintaining  social media, websites, and other communication tools as needed

The ideal candidate will have at least five of the following qualifications: 

  • Minimum 3 years of professional or lived experience with demonstrated leadership managing groups of people and/or initiatives/programs 

  • Experience in the fields of housing, land use, transportation, community organizing, sociology, public health, environmentalism, or government a plus, but the position does not require work experience in these sectors – we will consider candidates who are committed to the LivableStreets mission

  • Language proficiency speaking and writing in a second language (e.g. Spanish, Creole) 

  • Enjoys taking initiative, thinking across disciplines, and creatively resolving problems 

  • Ability to execute a number of diverse projects simultaneously

  • Strong written, visual, and verbal communication skills

  • Comfortable with Google Suite, Microsoft Suite, Canva is a plus 

  • Fundraising and/or previous non-profit campaign management experience a plus 

 

This is a full-time, exempt position with an annual salary range of $60,000-$70,000. Benefits include health care, dental care, a transportation stipend, paid vacation, and a commitment to professional development.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to careers@livablestreets.info by October 17, 2021. Early applications are encouraged.

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Deputy Director
Livable Streets II Cambridge, MA (09/2021)

 

What we’re looking for:

LivableStreets seeks a detail-oriented, full-time Deputy Director to manage staff and programs and assist the Executive Director with fundraising and strategic growth.

 

Who we are and what we do:

For 16 years LivableStreets has been transforming Metro Boston’s streets by advocating for innovative and equitable transportation solutions that are safe, affordable, and enjoyable – making our community more connected and more livable for everyone. LivableStreets is on a committed path to becoming an anti-racist organization, and we are seeking an individual who will uphold these values and embed anti-racism at the heart of their work. 

 

What the Deputy Director will do:

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Deputy Director will have both internal and external facing responsibilities, including program and staff management, fundraising, and external communications oversight. The Deputy Director will partner closely with the Executive Director to chart LivableStreets' future growth and strategic responses to an ever-increasing demand for the organization’s work and services. 

 

The ideal candidate is highly motivated, has the ability to create a plan and implement it from start to finish, and is a supportive manager with an ability to lead and empower staff members and external stakeholders to support mobility and housing justice. They have great written and verbal communication skills and take a holistic and collaborative approach in supporting organizational growth. 

 

This position will begin mostly remote with opportunities for in-person work as desired, and will eventually transition to in-person work.

 

Team + Organizational Management 

  • Provide leadership, supervision, and support to program staff, and ensure ongoing programmatic excellence through rigorous program evaluation and consistent internal and external communications and system creation.

  • Bring expertise and interest in new alternative/non-traditional organizational models/structures that reflect a commitment to anti-racist systems and working to undo white supremacy culture.

  • Work with the Executive Director to inform and advise the Board, and ensure strong collaboration between Board and staff.

 

Fundraising & Communications

  • Represent LivableStreets in highly public forums and platforms (in-person, virtual, and media), including developing and maintaining relationships with government officials, transit agency staff and leadership, community organizations, and funders.

  • Work with the Executive Director to develop and implement a holistic fundraising strategy for the sustainability and growth of the organization, with a specific focus on donor cultivation and stewardship, membership recruitment and retention, and fundraising events, especially Tour de Streets - LivableStreets’ largest annual fundraising event.

  • Oversee content development across the organization, including reports, blogs, social media, monthly newsletters, and other external communications.

Program Delivery 

  • Lead the Great Neighborhoods Network and ensure that it is an effective resource and support group for individuals and organizations across the state who are working to improve their communities.

  • Articulate and execute key features of the Great Neighborhoods portal. Ensure it is tailored for activists and shares local and nationwide advocacy models, regional events, reports, and best practices. Be prepared to work with program staff to transform community needs and plans into policies and systems-level changes that advance racial justice and equity.

  • Build and maintain a deep understanding of the ever-evolving transportation, land use, housing and climate fields at local, state, and national levels.

Qualification and Experience

This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual to take on a leadership position in a growing nonprofit. A successful candidate will have a strong combination of many of the following qualifications:

  • 3+ distinguished years in a management position, preferably in a nonprofit setting

  • Proven project and team management experience; managing complex and multifaceted projects, while responding to multiple priorities 

  • Ability to creatively and strategically engage staff, board members, consultants, and volunteers to accomplish work

  • Communications and public engagement experience

  • Both detail-oriented and able to see the big picture

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to quickly and clearly synthesize information

  • Flexibility to work outside regular 9-5 hours, including 1-2 evenings a week for work-related meetings, events, and public presentations

  • Experience in housing, land use, and transportation issues is a plus, but the position does not require work experience in these sectors – we will consider candidates who have successfully worked on other issues as long as the individual is committed to LivableStreets’ mission

 

This is a full-time, exempt position with an annual salary range of $75,000-$90,000. Benefits include health care, dental care, a transportation stipend, paid vacation, and a commitment to professional development.

 

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to careers@livablestreets.info by October 15, 2021. Early applications are encouraged.

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