Mount Vernon East BOA

The City of Mount Vernon seeks a consultant to complete a Nomination study for an approximately 29-acre area characterized with 9 potential Brownfield sites that are located in the heart of City’s Downtown which includes the Westchester County’s third busiest bus terminal and the Mount Vernon East Train Station. This BOA project builds upon the city's recent draft update to the Comprehensive Plan. During the Comprehensive Plan process the Downtown area was identified as holding significant economic potential to expand existing businesses and industries and/or to create new uses given its size, proximity to transportation networks and the availability of commercial/office buildings/space for sale or lease. The area is also characterized by having the most available publicly owned underutilized land within the City. The primary revitalization objectives include: identifying and analyzing economic indicators for key redevelopment opportunities; determining the appropriate mix of commercial and office space the area can support; identify historic/architectural preservation strategies to conserve property values as it relates to sites that warrant such; evaluate the highest and best use of underutilized publicly owned land; revitalizing any brownfields within the area; coordinate any business/industry expansion, attraction and retention strategies; improve mobility; upgrading the area’s existing infrastructure and increasing the City’s tax base and employment. The emphasizes shall be to determine appropriate zoning for mix used development that includes appropriate parking ratios, urban and transit oriented street design, deliveries in inconspicuous areas, unimpeded mobility, historic and architectural preservation while maximizing commercial and office space.  

The Nomination will result in an in-depth and thorough description and analysis of existing conditions, opportunities, and reuse of potential properties located in the Brownfield Opportunity Area with an emphasis on attracting and creating commercial enterprise that are catalysts for revitalization. The deadline is no later 4pm on July 25, 2018. For the complete RFP, please see the City of Mount Vernon's website:  www.cmvny.com .

Village of Painted Post RFP Opportunity

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Village of Painted Post Building Feasibility Analysis and Design Guidelines

The Village of Painted Post is seeking technical support services to provide expertise in completing a building feasibility analysis and design guidelines beginning in August 2018. The analysis and guidelines will be the primary deliverable, detailing visuals representations and recommendations for economic development within the Village Square. The project will prepare the Village for further application to the New York Main Street Program in an effort to revitalize the Square and attract and retain business.

BACKGROUND

In 1972, Hurricane Agnes flooded and destroy most of the Village of Painted Post. As a result, HUD began redevelopment of the Village Square and some residences throughout the community. Many of the structures built through this project lacked village character, or the original historical façade. These redevelopment areas have not been updated since and are in need of revitalization.

As hopes for full revitalization have fallen throughout the years, creating a more vibrant community will help to attract new residents, a talented workforce, and retain those commuting to work in the Village. With the building feasibility analysis and design guidelines, Painted Post can restore historical facades, upgrade commercial spaces, and explore the possibility for upper- story apartment additions to the Village Square. A full analysis for a future mixed-use, walkable downtown restoration project will allow the Village to take the necessary steps in achieving the community vision.

The Building Feasibility Analysis and Design Guidelines for the Village Square will evaluate options for each building’s reuseand possibility for upper-story apartments. Guidelines will include interior updates as well as exterior façade options. The“vision” for the Square may incorporate historical characteristics as seen prior to the flood of 1972 that resulted in HUD redevelopment as seen in the buildings today.

The technical assistance project will prepare the Village of Painted Post with the necessary information that will further recruit and engage businesses and residents throughout the community and provide a foundation for a future NYMS project. By determining such opportunities, the Village, in collaboration with Southern Tier Central Regional Planning and Development Board (STC), can then create a strategic business or economic development plan to begin implementing outlined revitalization efforts.

SCOPE OF WORK

  1. Identify Buildings to Determine Project Target Area

    The Village of Painted Post has focused on revitalization efforts in its Village Square for decades since the 1972 flood caused by hurricane Agnes. The Square has always been a central location for community events including the Colonial Days and Parade and Music in the Square. In order to attract visitors, residents, and businesses to this central location, buildings within the parameters of North Water Street, Hamilton Street, West Water Street, and Steuben Street. Identify, in collaboration with the Village of Painted Post and Southern Tier Central Regional Planning and Development Board (STC), which specific buildings should be included in the study.

  2. Building Feasibility Analysis

    Currently, the buildings located within the Village Square do not allow for upper-story apartments. The buildings are all typically utilized for commercial purposes; however, the feasibility analysis will establish appropriate uses as well as any areas where upper-story residences may be an option for future rebuild. Components to evaluate will include processes and resources needed to reuse and rebuild individual properties to incorporate mixed uses.

  3. Building-Specific Design Guidelines

    The design guidelines included in the final document will create general and individualized policies for designing and altering buildings within the Village Square. A variety of building characteristics will be considered in terms of community vision and architectural appropriateness. Characteristics to consider may include, but are not limited to: windows, entrances, additions, roofs, parking, and associated materials. Guidelines will also include enhancements for landscaping and other streetscape components.

OUTCOME AND PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

The goal of the project is to determine possible participating buildings for a future New York Main Street project by choosing a target area and analyzing the feasibility of building re-use and opportunities for mixed uses within the Village Square. The contractor will include an analysis of possible building uses along with a design component for each building. The documents completed through the New York Main Street Technical Assistance (NYMS-TA) program will help in planning for a future application that will incorporate building owner buy-out and further investment in associated properties.

DELIVERABLES

Building Feasibility Analysis and Design Guidelines – Projected Due Date: April 2019

The building feasibility analysis portion of the document will investigate and provide history of all buildings within the target area as well as any opportunities or constraints for reuse. These details will also incorporate the overall condition of the interior and exterior of each building.

Design guidelines will provide a visual and description of each building characteristic deemed appropriate for the Village Square. The guidelines will aim to improve the aesthetic value of the Square as well as attract and retain businesses, residents and visitors. The goal is for the Village of Painted Post to adopt the deliverables created from the project and begin implementing with a future NYMS project.

PROJECT BUDGET

A maximum budget of $20,000 has been established for this project. All costs related to the project, including the research for and creation of the draft and final documents have been included in this budget.

PROJECT TIMELINE

Deliverables will include a Building Feasibility Analysis and Design Guidelines for all buildings within the target area (Village Square, Painted Post, NY). These will be completed within a 1-year timeframe.

  • July-August 2018: Receive submissions, select finalists, and conduct consultant interviews.

  • August 2018: First meeting with consultant to review project deliverables and timeline.

  • August 2018: Engage business owners and Village representatives to determine a vision for the Village Square.

  • August 2018: Start work on deliverable drafts.

  • January 2019: Meet with consultant to discuss status of project and review document drafts.

  • April 2019: Complete final review of drafts and receive final copy of Building Feasibility Analysis and Design Guidelines for Village Square.

  • April 2019: Schedule a public meeting to present findings and designs.

  • May 2019: Complete SEQR process to take first steps in formally adopting the Building Feasibility Analysis and

    Design Guidelines.

    EVALUATION AND AWARD PROCESS

    Consultant submissions will be reviewed and processed according to the following timeline:

  • July 2018: Proposal submission

  • July 2018: Committee reviews submissions, selects finalists, and conducts interviews

  • August 2018: Scheduled project start (See detailed project timeline above.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR PROPOSAL PREPARATION

Proposals must include the following information and documentation:

  • History of Firm – Describe your firm’s size and staff structure. Include the number of years in business and any otherinformation pertaining to the firm’s character. In this brief description, provide full contact information including thename, address and phone number of the firm.

  • Design Team Background – Include resumes for individuals expected to work on the project along with individualroles and responsibilities of each staff member. Be sure to designate the firm’s key contact, or project manager, andinclude full contact information and description of expertise for this individual. Include an organizational chart of all staff engaged in the project, where applicable.

  • Representative Projects & Experience – List and describe completed projects with similar scopes and other pertinent projects which bids have been received. Include full project descriptions, completion dates, names and locations,budget information, and key contact information for individuals who can speak to your firm’s performance. Provideimages where appropriate and helpful in evaluating your firm.

  • Project Approach – Describe your firm’s approach for completing the project along with any steps or tasks you feel should be completed in order to make the project exceptional. Provide a description of any unique qualities your firm will employ while completing the project.

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    Questions regarding the project may be directed to Stephanie Yezzi by July 13, 2018.

    Southern Tier Central Regional Planning and Development Board 8 Denison Parkway East, Suite 310
    Corning, NY 14830
    Phone: (607) 962-5092 ext. 206
    Email: syezzi@stcplanning.org

Deadline is July 13, 2018.

Franklin County Local Development Corporation RFP opportunity

The Franklin County Local Development Corporation (LDC) seeks to procure environmental review, survey, assessment, and testing services in anticipation of a New York Main Street (NYMS) Program grant award that will assist in financing interior and exterior renovations of mixed-use buildings in the villages of Saran Lake and Tupper Lake.  The purpose of this RFP is to obtain proposals from qualified firms and to award contract(s) to provide environmental review, survey, assessment, and testing services.  The full RFP may be found at www.franklinida.org.  Proposals must be submitted by email to mbourgeois@franklinida.org no later than 3:00PM on Friday, July 13, 2018.

Town of Amherst, Senior Level Planner

SENIOR LEVEL PLANNER

TOWN OF AMHERST, NEW YORK

The Town of Amherst, New York seeks a skilled and experienced land use planner to join its Planning Department and manage the community planning division.  The Amherst Planning Department consists of four divisions whose staff performs a range of planning activities including development review, long-range planning, community development, and landscape architecture. The community planning division is responsible for maintaining the Town’s comprehensive plan, overseeing its associated studies, and executing related public engagement activities.  

Amherst is a vibrant community of nearly 125,000 residents and is the premier suburb of the City of Buffalo in Western New York. Over the course of the past several decades Amherst has undergone major changes that have reshaped its role in the regional economy. After a history as a rural-agricultural community, and then as a first ring residential suburb, the Town has evolved into a community with a diverse economy that includes over 103,000 jobs in a variety of businesses including two colleges and the North Campus of the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Due to its outstanding environment, educational opportunities, excellent services and public safety, Amherst remains the community of choice for families. This record of excellence has, in large part, been the result of a strong commitment to community planning. Under the direction of the Planning Director and Assistant Director, the Associate Planner will manage the Town’s community planning division and associated initiatives; these will include comprehensive planning, preparation of development regulations, transportation planning, capital improvements programming, and community monitoring. 

Example of Duties:

Ø Provides project management for long-range and comprehensive planning projects;

Ø Formulates research design necessary to meet a variety of objectives;

Ø Executes complex data and information collection programs, analyzes various forms of data and reports results;

Ø Takes a lead in developing and maintaining a community monitoring program;

Ø Researches and reports on demographic, development, transportation, and other trends in the community and region; 

Ø Independently employs software such as ArcGIS, MicroSoft Office, InDesign, and Sketch-up to preform analyses and prepare planning reports  

Ø Prepares reports on planning subjects to meet agency requirements;

Ø Evaluates and reports on research results of other agencies;

Ø Represents the agency at a variety of meetings with public and private officials as a representative of the Director;

Ø Manages project personnel as assigned, assigns and monitors work projects to subordinate staff, making adaptations where required and setting and maintaining schedules;

Ø Assists in the preparation of complex capital programs to meet community needs;

Ø Meets with stakeholders and authorities on planning matters;

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must have graduated from a regionally accredited or New York State registered four (4) year college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in city, urban or regional planning, public administration, environmental studies, political science, sociology, municipal government, economics, geography, architecture or landscape architecture, or closely related field, or a Bachelor’s Degree including a minimum of thirty-two (32) semester hours of courses directly related to the above fields;  and in addition, possess one of the following:

Ø Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered four (4) year college or university with a Master’s Degree in city, urban or regional planning, landscape, architecture or related field, and two (2) years of experience in city, county or regional planning, at least one (1) year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity; or:

Ø Four (4) years of experience in city, county or regional planning, at least one (1) year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity; or:

Ø An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A), and (B).

AICP Preferred

SPECIALTY

Land Use Planning

STARTING SALARY: $51,619

SALARY RANGE: $51,619-$78,359

DEADLINE

Interested candidates must submit a letter of interest and resume to the contact listed below by July 16, 2018

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address:                 Robert McCarthy, Director of Human Resource

                                   Town of Amherst

                                    5583 Main Street

                                    Williamsville, NY  14221

                                    United States

RESOURCE URL

http://www.amherst.ny.us

EMAIL 

dhoward@amherst.ny.us

EOE/AA/M/F/V/D

Junior/Senior Planner Position, Chautauqua County

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Chautauqua County
DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
201 West Third St., Suite 115 • Jamestown, New York 14701
Phone (716) 661-8900 • Fax (716) 661-8145 • www.planningchautauqua.com

Junior/Senior Planner Position, Permanent Full-Time

Chautauqua County, located in Western New York by beautiful Chautauqua Lake and Lake Erie, has a population of over 129,000 residents and thousands of visitors each year. The County is home to an ever growing, diverse and active arts and culture scene, beautiful, quant villages, family owned farms, the Lake Erie Wine Trail, many outdoor recreational activities, and the widely known, Chautauqua Institution. In addition, Chautauqua County is proud to be the home of Southern Tier Brewing Company, the new Jamestown Brewing Company, the National Comedy Center, and many unique and locally owned businesses. 

The Chautauqua County Department of Planning and Community Development (CCPCD) is an award winning planning and community development department with offices in Jamestown, New York. The CCPCD is seeking creative and energetic planners to become a part of our team as either a Senior Planner or Junior Planner. The Department prides itself on providing a vibrant and supportive team environment in which employees can grow, learn, explore, and be challenged. 

Candidates for the positions must enjoy working in a team environment and on a diverse and complex range of projects. The diversity of communities in Chautauqua County calls for broad planning knowledge and practice, in the last few years alone the planning topics covered by the office included, but were not limited to: agricultural and rural planning; food systems planning; solar and wind energy facilities; community revitalization and economic development assistance; mountain biking, cycling, pedestrian, snowmobile, and equestrian trails; complete streets; and the development of New York State’s largest inter-municipal Local Waterfront Revitalization Program. 

Successful candidates for the positions can expect to be a part of a Farmland Protection Plan update, the creation of an Economic Development Strategy, Main Street development and revitalization programs and trail development and other planning programs over the next two years. The Senior Planner would lead development of regional planning and economic development programs and initiatives, assists county departments and local municipalities in their planning endeavors, and may be called upon to write and/or administer grants. While being an integral part of the team, the successful candidate must be self-directed and have excellent project and time management skills. 

These positions are competitive civil service positions and will be filled on a provisional basis pending the outcome of a future dated Civil Service examination for this title. A description of the duties and minimum qualifications required are detailed on the Chautauqua County website. Chautauqua County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Interested Candidates should complete the Chautauqua County Application for Examination and Employment and send it to: 

Chautauqua County Department of Human Resources Gerace Office Building, Room 144 

3 North Erie Street Mayville, NY 14757 

Call for Session Proposals

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New York Upstate Chapter of the American Planning Association Annual Conference
October 3rd - 5th, 2018
Ithaca, NY

Call for Session Proposals


The organizing committee for the 2018 Annual Conference of the NY Upstate APA seeks proposals for conference sessions that highlight new trends, innovative practices and creative tools in:

  • Resilient, adaptive and sustainable community planning
  • Urban development·Small town and rural planning
  • Diversity, participation and inclusion
  • Affordable housing·Mobility

Sessions are also sought on both ethics and law which would fulfill the 1.5 hours of AICP Certification Maintenance (CM), which could, but do not need to have, a focus on one or more of the above topics.

Typical sessions will run approximately 90 minutes, though shorter duration proposals will also be considered. Sessions will be evaluated based on:

  • Level of connection with the conference “Upstate Inspired” theme and suggested subject areas,
  • Ability to show the balance and contrasts associated with the given topic,
  • Overall quality, timeliness and professional development value,
  • Likelihood of the session to help grow cross-disciplinary relationships among participants, and
  • The level to which the session is creatively interactive.


Submit a conference proposal for consideration by July 20th through the short online form. Contacts: Scott Doyle, 2018 NYUAPA Conference Program Chair, sdoyle@tompkins-co.org, 607-274-5560 or Tom Knipe, 2018 NYUAPA Conference Committee Chair, tknipe@cityofithaca.org, 607-274-6554

Transportation/Transit Planning Professional, Herkimer-Oneida Counties Transportation Study

The Herkimer-Oneida Counties Transportation Study (HOCTS) is the Metropolitan Transportation Organization (MPO) for Herkimer and Oneida County. The MPO is hosted by Oneida County and is cooperatively housed within the Oneida County Department of Planning. HOCTS staff are jointly Oneida County Department of Planning staff.

HOCTS currently has a mid-level position open, which requires a highly technical, motivated, and experienced transportation/transit planning professional. The individual selected will be expected to contribute to work program task items, conduct technical work, engage with stakeholders and the public, work collaboratively with staff and partner agencies, and contribute to the overall direction of the transportation program. The ideal candidate will demonstrate superior knowledge and experience in the practice of transportation planning. They will have experience in transit planning, community planning, or regional planning. They will have a working knowledge of State and Federal transportation planning regulations and experience navigating regulatory and reporting requirements. Additional experience with managing federal discretionary grants, contract management, general program administration, knowledge of public agency administration, and experience with MPOs and their processes is highly desirable.

This position will perform a wide range of transportation and transit planning functions. These include but are not limited to providing: technical assistance developing the long-range plan, oversight for rural transit systems, grant administration, support services for various committees, research to identify opportunities for transit service connection, innovation for multi-modal connectivity. Specific assignments may include management of requirements for federal and state reporting standards and measuring the effectiveness of transportation investments through planning performance measures using software programs (ArcGIS, MS Excel, and other analytic tools). Generally, the ability to compile, develop estimates and projections, analyze, interpret, and present transportation data while working across a variety of transportation modes and through the planning process simultaneously is critical. To facilitate this, proficiency in current Windows based software applications such as Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, and other relevant planning tools is preferred.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to draw together the right resources (people, processes, and tools) at the right times, and the ability to motivate people to realize the benefits of transportation planning efforts. With a demonstrated history of successful planning project work, they will coordinate and plan for enhancements to promote all modes of transportation, multimodal connectivity, and safety throughout the transportation network in Oneida and Herkimer Counties. They are skilled in consistently and effectively managing time and workload, take a proactive approach to assignments and are ready to work in a challenging, complex, and always evolving work environment.

For more information, see the Attached Document

RFP: Village of Falconer Comprehensive Plan

The Village of Falconer is located in Chautauqua County in the western portion of New York State. The Village has an estimated population of 2,348 and a strong manufacturing base. The Village of Falconer has not undertaken a planning effort for several decades. Over the past two years’ fires have devastated a portion of the Villages downtown core. The impact of these events has brought the community together to begin to talk about the future of the downtown region and the Village as a whole. As a result, the Village successfully applied for an Empire State Development planning grant to develop a comprehensive plan for the community.

The Village of Falconer has three objectives for the proposed comprehensive planning effort. Due to limited funding, the Village realizes that the planning effort may need to be phased as the Village works to secure additional funding. The following are the objectives for this planning effort:

  • Complete a Village wide comprehensive plan for future development and investment in the Village. The planning process utilized will focus on the Village’s vision and values, land use, infrastructure and economic and demographic trends.
  • Ensure that the community participation portion of the planning effort is robust so all citizens have the opportunity to be heard.
  • A downtown corridor plan with conceptual sketches and guidance on implementation steps.

For more information, see the Attached Document

Land Bank Director, Wayne County

The Wayne County Land Bank is seeking a Program Director. Under the direction of the Board of Directors, the program director is responsible for overall management and operation of the Wayne County Land Bank (WCLB) and protection of the organization’s financial assets while ensuring compliance with board directives and applicable grantor, federal and state requirements. 

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ASSISTANT PLANNER, JEFFERSON COUNTY

The Jefferson County (NY) Department of Planning has an opening for an entry level Assistant Planner position.

Jefferson County is located where Lake Ontario flows into the St. Lawrence River and at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains with a wide collection of vibrant small communities including traditional farming landscapes, scenic waterfronts and historic villages.  The County is also home to Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division, the most deployed unit is the US Army.

Responsibilities include:  collection of statistical data, project and program research, and development of written reports to assist the Department’s programs in the areas of county planning and economic development; resource and environmental management; and information, demographic, and data services.

Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from a recognized college or university with a bachelor's degree in Planning, Landscape Architecture, Geography, Environmental Studies; or

Associate's degree in Planning, Geography, or Environmental Studies or related field and two years of experience in municipal, community or regional planning; or

An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits above.

NOTE:  Candidates will be required to submit a college transcript with their application.

Salary:$36,054-$45,991 with excellent fringe benefits including health insurance & NYS Retirement. Civil Service exam required for permanent appointment. EOE

Send application and resume to: Jefferson County Department of Human Resources 175 Arsenal Street, Watertown, NY 13601. Or apply online at www.co.jefferson.ny.us. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Town Planner, Town of Guilderland

The Town of Guilderland is accepting letters of interest and resumes from candidates interested in applying for the position of Town Planner. Competitive salary depending on qualifications and experience along with excellent benefits. This is a provisional appointment subject to civil service testing.

This is an advanced level position which involves specialized technical work related to town planning. Incumbents are responsible for performing research, preparing reports and studies, and recommending solutions to complex planning problems. This class is equivalent to Senior Planner in the nature of work and the level of responsibility. Work is performed under the general supervision of Town Supervisor with considerable leeway allowed in carrying out work assignments. Supervision of others may be a responsibility of the position. Does related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:

  • Performs studies involving research, investigation and analysis of sociological, economic and environmental factors related to town planning:
  • Prepares specialized planning projects such as land development, community development, economic development, transpo1tation, housing, water, supplies and others including statistics, data, plans, designs, charts, records and reports;
  • Drafts and submits grant applications to state, federal and private agencies associated with the area of planning and community development;
  • Collects and analyzes data (including census data) in connection with work assignments;
  • Plans and conducts field studies and surveys:
  • Represents the planning agency or planning board at conferences of local government officials;
  • Reviews and makes recommendations on the more complex local zoning ordinances and subdivision regulations in compliance with statutory requirements;
  • Meets with town planning boards, zoning, legislative bodies and other public officials and provides information to the public by phone or in person.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS. ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Thorough knowledge of the purposes, principles, and terminology employed in town planning, zoning and subdivision principles;
  • Good knowledge of current problems and literature in the field and research methods and techniques, federal and state programs related to the planning process;
  • Good knowledge of the techniques used ln preparing specialized planning projects such as land development, economic development, transportation, water, supplies and others;
  • Working knowledge of federal and state aid or grant programs available to counties and municipalities and of modern office terminology and equipment;
  • Ability to understand complex oral and written directions, have initiative and resourcefulness and good judgment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: EITHER:

A. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Master’s degree in Planning or a related field and two (2) years of technical work experience in planning or a related field; OR,

B. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in planning or a related field and three (3) years of technical experience in planning or related field.

Send resume to: Town of Guilderland. Department of Human Resources. PO Box 339, Guilderland, NY 12084 or e-mail efawd@togny.org

For more information, see the Attached Document

Planner I, Milone & MacBroom, Inc.

Milone & MacBroom, Inc. offers a full integration of specialty practices in community planning, civil engineering, water resources engineering, landscape architecture, water and wastewater engineering, transportation engineering, and construction administration to bring projects from the planning level through construction.

We are seeking an entry-level Planner to support senior staff in a team setting at our corporate office located in Cheshire, Connecticut.  The position will be responsible for analysis, preparation of reports and planning graphics, conducting public outreach, and developing recommendations on diverse and complex planning assignments.

Our planners approach every assignment with an appreciation for the uniqueness and vision of our clients and communities.

Skills:

This position requires skills in the following:

  • Understanding of the principles and practices of municipal planning and urban design
  • Technical knowledge in demographic, housing, land use, and economic analysis related to planning activities
  • Demonstrated experience in working with local officials, citizens, and nongovernmental organizations in the public outreach processes
  • Critical thinking and strong communication skills (graphic, written, and interpersonal) are essential.
  • Proficiency in Esri ArcGIS is a must.
  • Efficient, thorough, detail oriented, and dedicated to quality work
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • ·  Ability to work in a collaborative team environment across numerous disciplines

Qualifications:

  • A master's degree in planning or a closely related field and at least two years of experience in planning or urban design while gaining increasing responsibility are preferred.
  • Well-developed ability to translate planning data into concise, easily understood materials for broad dissemination
  • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)is highly desirable
  • Quantitative analytical skills using Microsoft Excel and other related tools

Travel, attendance at evening meetings, and a driver's license are required.

We are committed to giving back to the community in which we live and work.  We are a team of talented, committed, and energetic people who are motivated by challenge, diversity, and team success.  We offer a comprehensive benefits package, competitive salary, opportunities for advancement including professional development, and a fast-paced working environment.  Come join our team!

Position is open until filled.  Submittals are kept in strict confidence.

To learn more about this opportunity, please submit your cover letter, resume, writing sample, and other relevant work samples to:

https://www.miloneandmacbroom.com/careers

Milone & MacBroom, Inc. is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

 Senior Planner Position, Permanent Full-Time, Chautauqua County 

Chautauqua County, located in Western New York by beautiful Chautauqua Lake and Lake Erie, has a population of over 129,000 residents and thousands of visitors each year. The County is home to an ever growing, diverse and active arts and culture scene, beautiful, quant villages, family owned farms, the Lake Erie Wine Trail, many outdoor recreational activities, and the widely known, Chautauqua Institution. In addition, Chautauqua County is proud to be the home of Southern Tier Brewing Company, the new Jamestown Brewing Company, the National Comedy Center, and many unique and locally owned businesses. 

The Chautauqua County Department of Planning and Community Development (CCPCD) is an award winning planning and community development department with offices in Jamestown, New York. The CCPCD is seeking a creative and energetic planner to become a part of our team as a Senior Planner. The Department prides itself on providing a vibrant and supportive team environment in which employees can grow, learn, explore, and be challenged. 

Candidates for the position must enjoy working in a team environment and on a diverse and complex range of projects. The diversity of communities in Chautauqua County calls for broad planning knowledge and practice, in the last few years alone the planning topics covered by the office included, but were not limited to: agricultural and rural planning; food systems planning; solar and wind energy facilities; community revitalization and economic development assistance; mountain biking, cycling, pedestrian, snowmobile, and equestrian trails; complete streets; and the development of New York State’s largest inter-municipal Local Waterfront Revitalization Program. 

A successful candidate for the position can expect to be a part of a Farmland Protection Plan update, the creation of an Economic Development Strategy, Main Street development and revitalization programs and trail development and other planning programs over the next two years. The Senior Planner would lead development of regional planning and economic development programs and initiatives, assists county departments and local municipalities in their planning endeavors, and may be called upon to write and/or administer grants. While being an integral part of the team, the successful candidate must be self-directed and have excellent project and time management skills. 

This position is a competitive civil service position and will be filled on a provisional basis pending the outcome of a future dated Civil Service examination for this title. A description of the duties and minimum qualifications required are detailed on the Chautauqua County website. Chautauqua County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Interested Candidates should complete the Chautauqua County Application for Examination and Employment and send it to: 

Chautauqua County Department of Human Resources
Gerace Office Building, Room 144
3 North Erie Street
Mayville, NY 14757

Planner, Sullivan County

 Up and coming Sullivan County has a wide collection of vibrant small communities including traditional farming landscapes and hamlet downtowns. The County was foundational in the locavore movement and has been a place of refuge for artists, artisans and young farmers. Join a team of professionals providing leadership and technical assistance to 21diverse municipalities in this scenic Catskills region of upstate New York.
The Division of Planning, addresses a wide variety of planning issues and community needs including economic and small business development, farmland protection and agricultural development, open space, recreation and trails, tourism, place making, health, mobility, etc. This is a mid‐level professional planning position involving the performance of a variety of municipal, regional or community planning assignments. These assignments may include being the team leader for individual planning projects and programs or for single aspects of larger projects. Planners may also serve as staff for advisory boards as assigned. Work assignments may increase in level of complexity and responsibility as the incumbents’ professional competence increases. The work is performed under the general supervision of the Assistant Commissioner and/or the Commissioner of Planning and Environmental Management. Occasional supervision may be exercised over subordinate planning personnel.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Either:
(A) Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a Master’s Degree or higher in planning or a closely related field; or
(B) Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in planning; architecture, landscape architecture, civil engineering, environmental studies, geography, public administration or a closely related field and two years of experience in municipal, community or regional planning.
Salary: New Hire: Entry: $46,842.00; Full $49,307.00
County Employee after 2 Years: Entry: $52,047.00; Full $54,786.00
This is a competitive class position subject to the civil service examination process.


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HOW TO APPLY
Submit application and resume to Sullivan County Personnel Department, 100 North Street, PO Box 5012, Monticello, NY 12701. Or apply online.
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
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