Community/ Economic Development Specialist, The Chazen Companies

The Chazen Companies is a multi-disciplinary, employee-owned firm named by The Business Review and The Albany Times Union as one of the Best Places to Work. The firm has deep technical experience in engineering, surveying, environmental services, planning and landscape architecture throughout our offices in Poughkeepsie, Troy, Queensbury and White Plains, NY and Nashville, TN. Celebrating our 70th anniversary, we continue our focus on creating effective, long-term partnerships and delivering world class levels of performance for all our clients.

We are actively seeking an individual to assist our municipal clients with securing and administering funding for important community and economic development projects, with a focus on infrastructure. We have a growing list of clients and projects and need a professional to lead this part of our business. The position may be located in Troy or Queensbury, NY office.

Responsibilities include developing funding/ financing applications for our existing municipal clients and managing and administering our current portfolios of grants. Knowledge of the CDBG, NYS EDC, NYS EFC, US EDA and USDA programs, a track record in securing funding/ financing, as well as the oversight and implementation of these programs is essential. This position will fill a Project Manager role in our municipal services practice area.

The preferred candidate will have significant experience working with municipalities and public agencies, a strong understanding of the municipal procurement/ capital project development process, as well as a sound understanding of SEQRA/NEPA. We are looking for an individual who can assist and/or lead strategic outreach efforts to identify opportunities to develop new clients by providing these services.

We are looking for a professional with excellent verbal and written communications, has a strong technical aptitude, and enjoys working in a collaborative environment. The candidate should understand demographic and technical analysis methods, possess strong public presentations skills and be self-directed. Attendance at evening meetings/ functions may be required.

Requirements - Bachelor's degree in engineering, planning, public administration/ finance or related field required; Master's degree is preferred.  Four to six (4-6) years of experience and excellent technical writing and computer skills are required. Chazen is a growing company with opportunities for like-minded individual.

The Chazen Companies offer competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits offerings including an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), as well as training, professional development, membership in professional associations and much more. All our offices provide employees with a relaxed, collegial and professional working atmosphere. The Chazen Companies is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more information, contact:
Mary Jean Skelly-Miller
Human Resources
The Chazen Companies, 21 Fox Street, Poughkeepsie, New York 12601
Phone: (845) 486-1480  Mobile: (845) 235-4174