Deputy Director of Economic Development and Planning, Wayne County

The Wayne County, NY Human Resources Department is seeking qualified candidates for the full-time position of Deputy Director of Economic Development and Planning. The position will be filled pending civil service classification in the non-competitive class. The County’s Managerial/Confidential Employees Salary Program allows for annual salary growth based on performance. Wayne County offers an excellent benefit package and is an equal opportunity employer. 

About Wayne County: 

Wayne County’s northern boundary is Lake Ontario. The Erie Canal runs through the southern parts of the county. Lake Ontario creates an ideal climate for agriculture. Wayne County is the second largest producer of apples in the United States, and also excels in the cultivation of sour cherries and peaches. Rich muck land to the east is ideal for vegetable farming. The Lake Ontario Wine Trail, the Seaway Trail, and a growing number of community supported agriculture farms bring visitors from Rochester and Syracuse seeking recreation and the amenities of country life. The county is 1,384 square miles, half of which is water in four major bays off Lake Ontario. The county has a population of over 93,000 people in fifteen towns and seven villages. 

About the Position: 

This position manages and supervises portions of the work of the Department of Economic Development, including significant work managing the day-to-day operations of the Wayne county Industrial Development Agency (IDA), under the direction of the Director. The successful incumbent will apply business and economic principles and practices to attract new industry, increase employment and serve existing businesses. The duties are performed with exercise of judgment within the confines of the applicable state and federal laws and policies established by the County Board of Supervisors and under the general supervision of the Director of Economic Development and Planning. 

The successful candidate will have experience in the review and underwriting of loans, knowledge of principles and methods of economic development, municipal, regional and community planning, land use, and zoning, economic, business and financial principles and practices, County goals and objectives, funding sources and application procedures; ability to organize, plan and supervise the work of professional and support staff; ability to coordinate department activities with the funding requirements of the IDA; ability to advocate development plans, ability to represent the County in public forums. High ethical standards are expected. 

Minimum Acceptable Training and Experience: 

(A) Graduation from a New York State registered or regionally accredited university with a Master’s Degree in Planning, Business, Public Administration or a closely related field and two (2) years of paid full time experience in economic development, one year of which must have been in a responsible supervisory or administrative capacity; Or 

(B) Graduation from a New York State registered or regionally accredited university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Business, Public Administrative or a closely related field and five (5) years of paid full time experience as described in A above; Or 

(C) Any equivalent combination of training and experience as indicated in “a” and “b” above. 

How to Apply: 

An application may be obtained from the Wayne County website Applications may also be obtained at the Wayne County Human Resources Department, 26 Church Street, Lyons, NY 14489. Return completed applications to Charles A. Dye, Director of Human Resources. First review of applications will be April 16, 2018; the position will remain open until filled. 

Wayne County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

26 Church Street, Lyons, New York 14489
Telephone: (315)946-7483 Facsimile: (315)946-7488 Web:

Junior Planner, Warren County


Salary: $37,835 Full-Time with Benefits

Warren County is seeking a Junior Planner. Position will be filled based on Civil Service requirements. A provisional appointment will be made with examination to be held at a later date. Candidate must meet civil service requirements for appointment following establishment of eligible list. This is a beginning professional level planning position involving assignments relating to various phases of municipal, community, county and/or regional planning programs and projects. The work may include assignments relating to small scale individual planning projects or single aspects of larger planning projects and programs. The work is carried out in accordance with well-established and accepted professional planning techniques and procedures, under the direct supervision of a higher level planning professional. May be required to attend evening meetings in various localities relating to related assignments. Does related work as required.


Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in planning, architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, environmental studies, natural resources or related field.


Must be a resident of Warren County or a contiguous County at time of appointment. Applications may be obtained from Interested candidates may submit an Application and Resume by June 8, 2018 to:

Wayne E. LaMothe, AICP
Warren County Planning Department
1340 State Route 9
Lake George, 12845
(518) 761-6410


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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


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

For more information, see the Attached Document

ULI WNY Presents: Eastman Business Park Shifts Into Hyperdrive

Eastman Business Park, formerly Kodak Park, is the site for Kodak Research Laboratories, Kodak Specialty Chemicals, Kodak Solvent Recovery, Kodak Coating and Assembly Services and Kodak Film manufacturing. The Kodak Motion Picture film used to shoot most Oscar nominees for Best Picture is made here, along with photographic films, medical imaging films and films used to manufacture printed circuit boards, which continue to be produced at the site. Founded in 1890 by George Eastman, and often described as a “city within a city”, Eastman Business Park spans 1,200 acres and has over 16 million square feet under roof. In 2008, the Park opened as a multi-tenant site, allowing a wide range of enterprises to use its tremendous assets. Today, over 100 companies operate at Eastman Business Park, sharing resources like utilities, fire and security services, cooperative manufacturing equipment and expertise, conference and recreational facilities, and much more. The Park has entered a new era of vibrancy, with the reopening of Kodak Center as a theater and conference center, and the establishment of a Master Plan detailing a vision for the Park’s future development, including the addition of a Workforce Development Center and many new companies. This panel discussion will present a unique look at an American industrial legend- its history and its vision for the future.

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RFQ: Tri-Park Cooperative Housing Corporation Master Plan

Tri Park Cooperative Housing Corporation (Tri-Park) owns and operates three mobile home parks in Brattleboro, Vermont (Mountain Home Park, Glen Park and Black Mountain Park. Formed in 1989, Tri-Park was the first resident-owned mobile home park cooperative in Vermont. Like many mobile home parks in Vermont, Tri-Park properties include many Mobile Home Units (MHUs) in the regulated floodway and floodplain. Flood-related risks to life and personal property for Tri-Park have been recognized for a long time. This project fulfills a commitment of Town of Brattleboro and Tri-Park to undertake a planning process to address these well-known risks. 

Both Mountain Home and Glen Park sustained serious damage in TS Irene. Glen Park lost eleven homes during the event and slightly more have been removed from Mountain Home due to the severity of the damage sustained and ongoing issues such as mold contamination. These two parks remain vulnerable to flood damage, with a large number of homes continuing to be at risk. This plan will seek to map out a resilient future for Tri-Park as an organization and community. 

Tri-Park has 323 home sites, Mountain Home Park (the biggest mobile home park in Vermont) has 271, Glen Park has 23 and Black Mountain 29 sites. The resident population of Mountain Home Park represents approximately five percent of Brattleboro’s population. Although accurate data is not available on the socio-economic status of Tri-Park households, it is commonly accepted that Tri-Park represents a significant portion of Brattleboro’s affordable housing stock (as defined by state and federal agencies). 

Tri-Park is sustained by lot rent paid by resident shareholders. The water and sewer system at Mountain Home is part of the Town’s public utility network. This was a major upgrade completed in 2011. Tri-Park residents pay a special assessment on bonds (backed by the Town of Brattleboro) taken out to build the system expansion. The continued viability of Tri-Park as a business entity is critical to the Town of Brattleboro for the retirement of this infrastructure debt. The organization carries other debts derived from the purchase of the park and its continued operation. 

For more information, see the Attached Document

Assistant Town Planner, Windsor, CT

The Town of Windsor, CT is looking for an exceptional candidate to fill a full-time Assistant Town Planner position. Connecticut’s first town is strategically located on the beautiful Farmington and Connecticut Rivers between Hartford, CT and Springfield, MA and is home to over 29,000 residents and a wide array of local and corporate businesses.

The Town of Windsor is an organization made up of diverse individuals who are committed to providing quality service through integrity, responsiveness, innovation, passion, and partnership. The Windsor Planning Department has a staff of four that works within a larger, comprehensive Development Team, which is dedicated to the safe, balanced conservation and development of the town. This position provides the opportunity for working as part of a team on a broad range of cutting-edge planning programs such as transit-oriented and neo-traditional development, and form-based regulations, in addition to the more traditional responsibilities of zoning administration and long-range planning. The starting salary range is $57,500 to $62,500, depending on qualifications and experience. Town employees enjoy a comprehensive benefit package, including but not limited to, health, dental, and life insurance, tuition reimbursement, short and long-term disability, and a defined contribution retirement plan.

The Position
The successful candidate will assist in the development and implementation of regulations, plans, the capital improvement program, and other studies; provide public information on applications, ordinances, and related planning programs; monitor and project socio-economic and other trends; maintain GIS and other databases; help administer the historic district, subdivision and zoning regulations; provide staff support to the Town Planning and Zoning Commission and Historic District Commission; administer the town GIS system and provide mapping services to internal and external users; prepare or assist in grant applications; and a variety of other miscellaneous duties.

Our Ideal Candidate will:
• be enthusiastic, team-spirited, motivated, organized, and customer service oriented
• communicate effectively orally and in writing with diverse customers and coworkers
• have a Masters Degree in planning, or a closely related field (required)
• have at least two years of related work experience (preferred)
• have a working knowledge of ESRI GIS software (required)
• have the ability to work safely and independently
• have a valid driver’s license

To apply: Complete an on-line application at and attach a cover letter and a resume. The deadline for submission of application materials is Monday, May 21, 2018 by 5:00 p.m. The Town of Windsor is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of the workforce. EOE/AA.

Intern, Orange County Planning Department

The Orange County Planning Department is now accepting applications for the position of Intern. The work involves responsibility for providing research assistance and staff support on special projects to the Planning Department in Orange County Government. Topics addressed by the Planning Department include land use, transportation, mass transit, natural resources, and agriculture. Intern positions provide an on-the-job training situation through exposure to many facets of County Government while at the same time contributing to the upgrading of on-going County programs, technical projects and formulation and testing of new programs and services. Work is carried out in accordance with established policies and procedures and involves the study of problems, gathering relevant information and developing and preparing reports with findings and recommendations designed to assist management in the decision making process. The work is performed under the general supervision of the department head. Does related work as required. Further information about the Planning Department is available on our website:


  1. (A) Completion of 12 semester credits from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees; OR 
  2. (B) Training and/or work experience appropriate to the responsibilities of the particular department assignment as determined by the Department Head. 

SALARY: $16.2669 per hour (up to 35 hours/week for 8 weeks) 


Employment applications can be downloaded from Orange County’s website. Please visit and follow the link to the Department of Human Resources page.

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.


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


  • 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:

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

Planning & Zoning Clerk, Burlington VT

  • Are you interested in joining a creative, dynamic, and award-winning team of planning and development professionals?
  • Do you want to play an important role in helping us make one of America’s greatest small cities even better?
  • Would you like to work in one of New England’s most eclectic, progressive, and livable communities?

If you said “YES!” then we want to talk to you!

Our Planning & Zoning Clerk is a key position on our Department Team responsible for providing a wide range of administrative and clerical support functions to the Department of Planning and Zoning and the 4 citizen boards and commission that we serve. Examples of responsibilities include ensuring proper public notification of public meetings; maintaining departmental records and filing systems and entering permit application data; processing department revenues, expenses, and interdepartmental transfers; and, taking and preparing Commission minutes for signature and distribution. In addition, this position is responsible for helping to provide front line customer service, information, and assistance to the public and applicants seeking zoning and subdivision permits.

Our ideal candidate will:

  • be super organized, quick-on-your-feet, and dedicated to providing outstanding customer service
  • have an eye for detail, and be able to manage and prioritize multiple tasks at once
  • be tech-savvy and a fearless trouble-shooter
  • be independent, intellectually curious, and self-motivated
  • have excellent interpersonal skills and professionalism, and be able to remain level-headed and positive when confronted by controversial and emotionally charged issues.
  • have some background with permitting and the development process
  • be committed to a process of continuous improvement and willing to share ideas on how to make government more effective

Always on someone’s “top ten list,” Burlington is nationally recognized as one of America's most livable communities. Noted as the birthplace of Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream and the band Phish, Burlington is Vermont's largest city with a population of ~42,000. We are nestled on the eastern shore of Lake Champlain between New York's Adirondacks and Vermont's Green Mountains only 2 hours from Montreal and 3.5 hrs from Boston. Burlington is home to the Church Street Marketplace, the University of Vermont and it’s nationally-ranked Medical Center, Champlain College, Burton Snowboards, Citizen Cider and Lake Champlain Chocolates to name only a few.

The City of Burlington is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a comprehensive array of benefits. 

The application deadline is Monday April 30, 2018

Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.

For a complete job description and to apply on-line, visit our website at

If you have any questions, please contact our Human Resources Dept. at 802/865-7145.

CCE Senior Issue Leader, Hamilton County, New York

Would you post the following job listing? The Cornell Cooperative Extension association in Hamilton County is looking for a program and organizational leader. Food security, natural resources and tourism-based economic development opportunities for the right individual.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Hamilton County, NY seeks a dynamic Senior Issue Leader to provide overall leadership, program delivery and management for a non-formal education organization which is part of the national land grant university system. Candidates should demonstrate success with grantsmanship, management of community-based organizations and partnership with local/County/State government.
Required Qualifications
Master’s Degree and four years of experience
This is an exempt, full-time position, 32 hours per week.
Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including:
• NYS Retirement
• NYS Health Insurance Program (including Dental Insurance)
• Vacation, Sick and Personal Time
• Paid Holidays
• Long-term Disability Insurance,and more....

Request for Proposals: Code Revisions Technical Assistance, Town of Glenville

With adoption of the Town’s new Comprehensive Plan in October, 2017, the Town of Glenville finds itself in need of revising its various land use regulations, most notably our Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulations.  For this reason, the Town of Glenville is seeking a proposal for technical assistance in the preparation of a revised Zoning Ordinance for the Town.  This will be a multi-year effort, with the Town seeking a contract with a consultant for the balance of 2018, with contract renewals (as necessary) being considered on a yearly basis.

For more information, see the Attached Document

 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

A message from Tufts University:

Dear Colleagues,

As you may know, Tufts University launched a new low-residency educational program for experienced planners already holding a Master’s degree.  We successfully recruited the first cohort, who started last summer and are scheduled to graduate this summer. The online/on-campus Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (C.A.G.S.) is housed in the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning (UEP):  

We’re recruiting now for the ’18-’19 cohort, so please help us get the word out and encourage your friends and colleagues to apply.

The hybrid program is offered over the course of one year, enabling accomplished professionals to study at Tufts while continuing to work full-time. Coursework includes two five-day, on-campus summer intensive courses, and online courses in social justice and sustainability and community engagement. The program is accredited through AICP and students can earn two years worth of CM credits by completing the program.  The C.A.G.S. is a prestigious Post-Master’s credential, popular in education, occupational therapy, dentistry and other fields, but relatively new to the planning field.  I wrote an article about C.A.G.S. and other Post-Master’s continuing education options here:

Join us to learn more about the program at the APA conference in New Orleans for an informal lunch to answer questions about the program on Sunday, April 22, 12PM-1PM at the River Blends Café in the Hilton. Please email me and let me know if you’d like to attend.


Justin Hollander, PhD, AICP
Associate Professor
Urban + Environmental Policy + Planning
Tufts University

Senior Community Housing Planner, City of Rochester, NY


  • Identifies local housing needs and generates housing proposals through formal and informal contacts with housing agencies, neighborhood groups, and other organizations and through analysis of various housing and population data;
  • Prepares financial packages for housing developments, based on such factors as public housing finance programs, local lending practices, and financial analysis of proposed projects;
  • Determines whether public subsidies are necessary and available in order to induce private development;
  • Secures technical information and resource materials needed to assist in the development of housing programs and projects from a variety of public and private agencies and organizations;
  • Prepares grant proposals for various housing related programs and projects, as well as supporting documentation;
  • Develops and proposes housing policies and plans, based on the analyses of data from a variety of housing research projects and other sources;
  • Promotes housing and real estate programs and projects;
  • Acts as a liaison between the housing division and not-for-profit agencies, private developers, City offices and other participating organizations during program planning and implementation: Undertakes discussions of proposals with appropriate agency to refine finance package;
  • Offers advice to clients on project feasibility and alternatives;
  • Manages the implementation of physical development proposals involving other city divisions, including acquisition of private or publicly owned land and/or buildings, rehabilitation and/or leasehold improvements, demolition, condemnation, relocation of families or business, plan and review design, new construction, zoning, and public improvements;
  • Responds orally and in writing to requests for program and housing information;
  • Reviews and evaluates requests for proposals for professional services and/or development;
  • Assesses need for, designs, and implements research projects;
  • Monitors housing programs and services administered under contract to ensure conformance with budget guidelines and the regulations and requirements of Federal and other funding sources;
  • Explains programs, funding regulations, projects, and other complex information in formal and informal presentations;
  • Writes a variety of reports and summaries, both complex and simple, in tabular and narrative form. 

For more information, see the Attached Document

City Planning Intern, Albany, NY

The City of Albany’s Department of Planning and Development is an interdisciplinary office of professionals that apply progressive urban planning practices to preserve and protect neighborhoods, manage and promote adaptive land use, and guide sustainable growth in our community. The Department is seeking an intern to assist Planners in project management, review, regulatory and public noticing compliance, and the administration of the Historic Resources Commission (HRC), Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) and Planning Board (PB). 


This internship offers experience in a variety of city planning tasks and provides individuals an opportunity to become familiar with local government. Responsibilities include: 

 Draft and edit agendas, presentations and decisions for HRC, BZA and PB workshops and meetings 

 Assist planners with development reviews and project management 

 Attend project meetings and provide accurate meeting minutes 

 Perform zoning and land use research, analysis and findings 

 State Environmental Quality Review 

 Data entry


 Students currently involved in graduate coursework related to urban and regional planning 

 Strong research and data analysis skills 

 Attention to detail 

 Strong written and verbal communication skills 

 Proficiency with Microsoft Office products 

 Ability to work independently under general supervision

Position Details

This internship will take place from late May through the end of August with the possibility of an extension. Successful applicants are expected to complete a minimum of 20 hours per week and will receive a stipend of $500 per month. The position will be located at the Planning Office at 200 Henry Johnson Boulevard. 

Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter in PDF format by 5 PM on Monday, April 30th

to Yasmine Robinson, Principal Planner at 

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.
(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.

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.

Request for Proposals: East-West Activity Connections, Danville, VT

The Town of Danville has received a Better Connections grant from the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) and Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) to develop a multi-modal travel corridor from the gateway of the Village Center to the West Danville village core at Joe’s Pond. The Town is seeking the services of a qualified consultant to develop a detailed master plan for key activity nodes along this corridor. (See attached Project Area Map). Anticipated outcomes from this master planning project are: 

• Safe trail crossings; 

• Trail connectivity to the Village Center; 

• Parking in and around activity nodes; 

• Village Center development and redevelopment opportunities, including the historic train depot; 

• Multimodal linkage between Danville Village and West Danville; and 

• Effective marketing, economic development strategies and wayfinding to connect trail users and Route 2 travelers to local attractions and businesses. 

For more information, see the Attached Document.

RFP: Natural Resource Inventory, City of Saratoga Springs

The City of Saratoga Springs intends to complete a Natural Resources Inventory—a comprehensive ecological analysis of the municipality—to provide a scientifically-informed foundation upon which to base the update of the 2002 Open Space Resource Plan as well as to create a future Climate Resilience and Vulnerability Assessment. 

The Natural Resources Inventory (NRI) will provide the City of Saratoga Springs with information on the important, naturally occurring resources that are essential to the City’s long-term viability and quality of life. Such resources will include, but not be limited to: 

• Geology and Soils (Bedrock and Surficial Geology; Soils; Slopes) 

• Water Resources (Groundwater and Aquifers; Watersheds; Streams and Waterbodies; Floodplains; Wetlands (using NWI classification); Impervious and Pervious Surface Coverage; Potential and Known Sources of Contamination) 

• Habitats and Wildlife (Significant Biodiversity Areas with the City; Unfragmented Habitat Blocks; Stream and Riparian Habitat; Wetland Habitat; Forests, Grasslands and Shrublands; Rare Plant and Animal Species and Significant Natural Communities) 

• Climate Conditions and Projections 

• Cultural Resources (Scenic Resources, Recreation Resources, Historic Resources) 

• Land Use (Zoning and Tax Maps; Land Use and Land Cover; Tree Canopy Cover in the Urban Forest; Farmland, Conservation and Public Lands) 

The NRI will identify the important remaining natural resources, assess the threats they face, and recommend conservations practices that might better protect these resources. Focus of the NRI shall be on protection of water resources, landscapes and scenic resources, ecosystems, unusual and sensitive habitats, historic and archeological sites, and species of conservation concern. The City’s 2002 Open Space Plan, 2015 Comprehensive Plan, 2013 Urban and Community Forestry Master Plan, Working Plan for Historic Preservation in Saratoga Springs, and the Parks Master Plan (ongoing) support this framework. 

The City is spread out over a large land mass of over 16,000 acres. Within the community there is a 2,000-acre State Park and over 3,500 acres of freshwater wetlands. Development is largely concentrated in the City’s urban core, while a low density development “greenbelt” of more than 3500 acres in the City’s outer region surrounds the core. 

The City has established a smart growth “City in the County” vision for its future development. While new growth is expected to be focused in the core area of the city, there remains development pressure on the more rural lands that surround the core. The City still lacks a thorough and scientific understanding of the importance and extent of its natural resources, the threats to those resources and the best conservation approach to support the vision of the 2015 Comprehensive Plan and the City’s “City in the Country” smart growth model. 

The City of Saratoga Springs municipal boundary will define the study area. Recognizing that natural resources cross political boundaries, inventory maps will extend approximately one-mile beyond the municipal boundaries. The consultant should include separate considerations and recommendations for the inner versus outer districts’ open space such as the creation of pocket parks in the inner district. 

This project is partially funded with a grant from New York State (NYS) Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) Climate Smart Communities Program. As a Consultant to the City, the DEC considers the Consultant a Subcontractor to the City and therefore must adhere to NYS Master Contract for Grants - Attachment A-1 Program Specific Terms and Conditions Standard Clauses for All New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Contracts.