Project Manager, Bergmann Associates

Bergmann Associates is now accepting resumes for a Project Manager to work in our Municipal Planning and Design practice. The position may be located in our Rochester or Buffalo, New York offices. The successful candidate will bring a passion for urban planning and design, as well as working in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary environment. We are only interested in applicants with an entrepreneurial spirit willing to put the time and effort into establishing a long-term career with Bergmann Associates. 
Our Municipal Planning team works on a range of projects, including:
• Brownfield reuse planning
• Downtown revitalization
• Regional plans
• Sustainability planning
• Park and trail planning and design
• Signature corridors and complete streets
• Comprehensive and land use plans
• Zoning, form based codes and design guidelines
• Waterfront planning and design

This position will include a range of plan production and management tasks for a wide array of project types. The successful candidate will be able to work on multiple projects at one time with a range of budgets and will be able to manage diverse teams of professionals. This position will require attendance at night meetings and travel across New York State. Work responsibilities will include the coordination and facilitation of extensive community outreach efforts, including the preparation of presentation materials such as powerpoints and presen-tation boards. Prospective candidates must possess the ability to work well in a collaborative environment with other design professions including landscape architects, architects, and engineers. 
Education, Experience, Certifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• 8+ years of experience in the field or urban planning / design;
• Professional accredidation – AICP, AIA or RLA;
• Proven track record of managing complex, multi-disciplinary project teams;
• Familiarity with NYS funding programs;
• Familiarity with NYS SEQR process;
• Excellent verbal presentation skills and ability to facilitate community meetings;
• Experience working directly with clients;
• Business development experience preferred;
• Ability to articulate thoughts and ideas in a written format; and
• Strong communication and organization skills.
Relationship to Others: 
• Reports directly to Municipal Practice Leader
• Works in close collaboration with planning and landscape architecture team members
• Regularly interacts and works with multi-disciplinary project teams

Send resume, references and a writing sample to: 

New York Upstate Chapter Comment Period on Percentage-Based Dues is Open

A membership comment period has opened today (October 13, 2017) to gather input on a proposal to index the New York Upstate Chapter of the APA’’s dues at 15% of the dues members pay to the National Association.

All APA chapters are required to transition to percentage-based dues at the end of this year. The 15% index rate dues are summarized in the table below. Please note these are base APA memberships, exclusive of AICP dues.

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Under our bylaws, a dues increase is enacted by a majority vote of the Chapter Board. We are required to hold a formal comment period of a minimum of 30 days. The board will hold its vote on the change at its November 17 meeting.

An article about the change to percentage-based dues was published in our most recent newsletter. The newsletter can be accessed here:

Please provide your feedback using this form:

Thank you for your thoughtful consideration of this proposed change.

Upcoming Webcasts

October 13 – Private Practice Division – Marketing Anxiety: Bragging with Aplomb – Speakers: Dan Berler, Michael Altman, Gwen Wright, Anne McBride, moderated by Deana Rhodeside

If you work in the private sector, whether as a sole practitioner or in a larger firm, you know that marketing is a fact of life.  And, from a public sector perspective, you know that certain marketing approaches are impressive while others are sometimes, frankly, off-putting.  While excellent past performance is perhaps the strongest marketing tool, how do planners effectively reach out to new clients and convince them that they would be the perfect choice for a project?  How do you effectively communicate what do you do best?  One of the ways is through the establishment of a strong “brand” that speaks to what your firm does well and how this sets you apart from your competition.  Yet, determining a brand that is timely, attractive and accurately descriptive of your practice is a tall order --- one that may require the assistance of a branding specialist. Or, alternatively, are there ways to establish your brand on your own?   This session will explore several different views about marketing, both from the perspective of a marketing consultant, a branding consultant and several private and public sector practitioners who have been exposed to a variety of marketing techniques over the course of their careers.  Come and share your views of marketing techniques that work and don’t work for you in this interactive session focused on a very challenging part of private sector planning practice.  

October 20 – Transportation Planning Division – Land Use, Mobility and Technology in Urban America – Speaker: Gabe Klein

Cities at different stages of development all grapple with managing the traditional challenges of housing, transportation, infrastructure financing, and environmental sustainability. These complexities are further compounded by rapidly changing modes of operation, new and disruptive technologies and changing expectations and demands from citizens and business. What innovations are taking place in cities these days, and how can government, business and non-profit leaders utilize this wave of change to shape a quality of life that is improved and not compromised? How can they work together vs. at cross purposes? Gabe will discuss the larger macro trends in society, address process innovation and governance, and talk about how city leaders are re-organizing their urban systems to be synergistic vs. at odds with one another and the cities goals. High return public-private partnerships, active transportation, and enhanced public space projects all play a role in the ideal city of the future.

October 27 – Economic Development Division – Nurturing your Entrepreneurial Ecosystem – Speakers: John Provo and Sarah Lyon-Hill

Through a grant from the Kauffman Foundation, Virginia Tech’s Office of Economic Development researched entrepreneurial ecosystems and the resource needs of different types of entrepreneurs, such as innovation-driven “gazelle” enterprises, lifestyle businesses, and second-stage companies. Measures and metrics that help describe the ecosystem but also reflect these different entrepreneurial types were examined within a rural context. The goal was twofold: to understand which metrics are feasible to collect for smaller regions, and to facilitate benchmarking across numerous regions. We will present findings from this study and then ask panel participants to share their own stories and reflect on the findings within the context of their own ecosystems. Questions to explore include: How have participants’ respective regions examined their own ecosystems and what measures/metrics have they found most useful to collect? How can we think more inclusively as we endeavor to strengthen our entrepreneurial ecosystems? What steps have/might we take? What role should planners and economic developers play in encouraging entrepreneurship and business growth?

Click on the title links to register.  You can see the current listing of all webcasts at  

CM credits can be claimed by looking up the sponsoring Chapter or Division as provider

DEADLINE PASSED: RFP: New Paltz Green Infrastructure Capital Improvement Feasibility Plan

Request For Qualifications & Proposals by Village of New Paltz for Professional Services to Develop a New Paltz Green Infrastructure Capital Improvement Feasibility Plan (Urbanized Areas Focus) - The Village, in collaboration with the Town, seeks to enter into a professional services contract for preparation of this GI plan and project. Qualifications and Proposals must be submitted to Village Clerk by 1:00 P.M, October 26, 2017. The Qualifications/ Proposals opening time is 1:00 P.M. on October 26, 2017 in Village Hall, Main Conference Room, 2nd floor, 25 Plattekill Ave., New Paltz, NY. The Request for Qualifications & Proposals is available on the Village web site home page: and the same may be obtained by email request at or by calling (845) 255-0130 during routine, non-holiday business hours. Written questions or comments on the RFQ&P must be received by 1:00 PM on October 19, 2017.

Planner/Civil Engineer, MRB Group Engineering

MRB Group Engineering, Architecture & Surveying, D.P.C. ( is a professional services firm that has proudly served clients for over 85 years. We provide a full spectrum of services covering major areas of Engineering, Architecture, Structural, Planning, GIS Services and Municipal Services.

We are currently seeking a Planner/Civil Engineer. Candidate will work with our planning and municipal services group providing support on subdivision and site plan reviews, planning board activities, general planning services, and SWPPP/site inspections.   Minimum qualifications include a planning or civil engineering related degree with a minimum of 3-5 years experience.  Some of the skills that would be desired for this position include a strong knowledge of site plan design, proficiency in stormwater and hydraulic calculations, familiarity with State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR), NYSDEC and MS4 stormwater regulations, comprehensive plans and zoning regulations.  Candidate should be proficient in Word and Excel and have excellent writing skills.   AutoCAD or GIS skills would be a plus.  Successful candidates will be self-starters with good communication skills and the ability to work well in a team environment.  Individual may also be expected to represent the firm in meetings and conferences with clients, regulatory agencies, and officials of other organizations.  

To apply, e-mail your resume to or mail to Human Resources Manager, 145 Culver Road, Suite 160, Rochester, NY 14620. 

National Community Planning Month is Here

This month, we’re joining with our planning colleagues from across the country to celebrate the lasting value that thoughtful and innovative planning has on communities. This year’s theme is innovation in planning, underscoring the role of planning in addressing and adapting to the challenges facing communities in the 21st century.

Use the resources in APA’s Planning Month Resource HUB to share with your community, elected officials, and local media the positive impact planning has had on your community.

Have a planning success story you’d like APA to highlight during October? Send your stories and photos to us at

Learn more about National Community Planning Month at

New Student Membership Fee Structure

New Student Membership fee structure (FREE!) for any student despite what you are studying as long as you are full time. 

All students currently actively matriculated in a college or university degree-seeking program are eligible for free membership status for the duration of their studies. Participation is open to students in any field of study and is not restricted based on past membership status or date limitations.

See for more information.

There is also a new, “New Membership” discount.  You can find information for that at the following link:  It is quite a significant discount for any new APA member.

Part-time Planner, New York Planning Federation

The ideal candidate will be a member of the American Planning Association and is either a current member of a planning or zoning board; or,  has worked in a planning capacity with a municipal board with significant experience in writing. The primary responsibility of the position is to perform the following:

·      Work on annual conference as pertains to conference sessions; speakers; preparation of conference program including obtaining bios of all sessions speakers and coordinate the time that sessions will be offered.

·      Work with Dept. of State on securing Code Enforcement Credits for specific conference sessions and advertising sessions

·      Work with both APA on securing CM credit for AICP sessions and The New York State Bar Association for CLE Credit

·      Prepare quarterly newsletter including but not exclusive to interviewing various planning and zba members as pertains to current land use law court cases

·      Prepare monthly enews

·      Research on grant funding opportunites and writing of grant proposals.

Position is part-time, approximately 15-20 hours per week.  Hourly rate will be based on experience.

Please contact:

Judith H. Breselor, AICP
Executive Director
New York Planning Federation
600 Broadway - Suite 1
Albany NY 12207
T: 518-512-5270
F: 518-512-5274

DEADLINE PASSED: Manager of Public Policy and Planning, Hudson Highlands Land Trust

The Hudson Highlands Land Trust seeks a dynamic individual as its Manager of Public Policy and Planning. This is an exciting opportunity to influence the protection of our treasured natural assets in the Hudson Highlands. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Manager of Public Policy and Planning is responsible for engaging our village, town, city and county representatives in sound land-use planning strategies, and energizing local communities in the protection of the natural resources they value most. They will spearhead the organization’s efforts on natural resource planning, open space prioritization and watershed protection with municipal officials and local communities on both sides of the Hudson River.

We’re looking for a candidate with a degree in municipal planning, environmental or municipal law, or equivalent experience, and a solid foundation in land use planning and public policy work. Candidates must also have a proven track record of implementing successful public communications strategies.

Closing: October 31, 2017

Apply Here:


Regional Development Analyst II: Southern Tier East Regional Planning Development Board

Southern Tier East Regional Planning Development Board (STE) is seeking a Regional Development Analyst II to join its team in Binghamton, New York. The organization currently serves an eight county region including: Broome, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Otsego, Schoharie, Tioga and Tompkins counties. STE functions in a manner similar to a consulting firm, working on a variety of projects and providing technical planning assisting to small communities throughout the region.

The right candidate will be able to work at the regional level, have excellent written communication and data analysis skills, be able to perform under deadline pressures with limited supervision and handle diverse project activities.

Experience with grant writing and grant management, project oversight and management, administering government contracts, regional analysis and/or policy development, and working with a variety of local, regional, state and federal organizations on collaborative projects is desired.

A Bachelor’s degree in planning or closely related field and two (2) years related experience are required for the position. See job specification at:

This is a competitive civil service position, with a starting salary of $44K-$50K and platinum healthcare benefits.   Please send your letter of interest and resume to

DEADLINE PASSED: RFP - Village of Saranac Lake Parks Master Plan

The Village of Saranac Lake seeks to contract with a qualified firm or consultant team for the conceptual design and priority project cost estimates for 11 Village parks. The Village has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to identify firms with the interest, expertise and capacity to assist the Village with this exciting project. From the list of qualified firms, the Village will select the firm that is best suited to assist the Village in accordance with the Village of Saranac Lake Procurement Policy. The project is being funded by a New York Department of State Environmental Protection Fund Local Waterfront Revitalization Program grant award. 

Responses are due by Friday, October 6, 2017 at 3PM and must be sent by email to: Kareen Tyler, Village Clerk, 

For more information, see the Attached Document

Town of Malta Building and Planning Coordinator

JOB SUMMARY: The Building and Planning Coordinator is in charge of building and planning in one of the fastest growing communities in Saratoga County in upstate New York largely in part to the Town’s advance and forward thinking approach to planning as well as being home to nanotechnology chip manufacturer GlobalFoundries.  The Coordinator shall have the duty to oversee the enforcement, administration of, and compliance with all aspects of planning, zoning, fire safety and prevention, building construction, the environment, development and all such other areas as the Town Board may deem appropriate as set forth in the Town’s Comprehensive Master Plan, Form Based Code, Commercial Overlay Districts, Townwide Generic Environmental Impact Statement, the Town Code, Town Law of the State of New York, General Municipal Law of the State of New York, New York Codes, Rules and Regulations,  the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code Act and other applicable laws and regulations. Must demonstrate ability to perform such duties with a high level of integrity.

SALARY – Minimum Starting Annual Salary of $80,344 plus benefits


a)              Master’s Degree in Planning, Architecture, Engineering, Environmental Science, Landscape Architecture, Sociology, Civil Technology, Public Administrator or related field; and at least two (2) years of satisfactory experience in community planning and building construction; or

b)             Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Architecture, Engineering, Environmental Science, Landscape Architecture, Sociology, Civil Technology, Public Administrator or related field; and at least four (4) years of satisfactory experience in community planning and building construction; or

c)              An equivalent combination of training and experience.

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1.     Coordinate all planning activities of the Town with the Planning Board Chairperson, Town Engineer, Town Board, Town Attorney and applicant.

2.     Meet with developers and property owners prior to application and during review process.

3.     Review and approve planning and zoning review applications for completeness and compliance with applicable planning and zoning regulations and documents.

4.     Establish Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals meeting agendas.

5.     Review final planning and zoning maps for completeness.

6.     Ensure that all projects move efficiently between Boards and that all pertinent issues are properly addressed.

7.     Update the various Boards as to the status of projects.

8.     Regularly Report to the Town Supervisor on project status and problem areas.

9.     Provide recommendation and assistance in the preparation of comprehensive land use, zoning and economic development plans.

10.  Prepare or supervise the preparation of a variety of planning statistics, data, plans, designs and layouts to scale.

11.  Confer with government officials and representatives of various professions and lay groups and other regarding planning policies and objectives.

12.  Collect, analyze and interpret data related to planning matters in the Town such as population reports, industrial, commercial and residential development.

13.  Determine environmental impacts of proposed projects.

14.  Attend Town Board, Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, Special Committee meetings and workshops as necessary.

15.  Act as liaison between various boards, committees, developers and applicants.

16.  Assist the Town Board, Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Special Committees with any special needs.

17.  Attend County and State planning board meetings/workshops as necessary.

18.  Establish and review the departments bookkeeping procedures and records and prepare monthly and annual reports.

19.  Maintain and account for developer escrow accounts.

20.  Oversee/Supervise all activities and operations of the Department.

21.  Attend workshops and seminars to maintain certification and working knowledge of changes in the building and planning profession.

22.  Prepare and submit budget estimates to the Budget Offices.

23.  Operate a variety of office and computer equipment.

Title: Building Child and Age Friendly Communities – Lessons from Rome…for New York

You’re invited to this special program on Building Child and Age Friendly Communities coming up next Friday 9/22 being co-sponsored by the Cornell Department of City and Regional Planning, Engaged Cornell, Cornell Cooperative Extension, CaRDI, and Southern Tier Section of the New York Upstate Chapter of the American Planning Association.

Date: September 22, 2017

Location: Milstein Hall on the Cornell University Campus.  12:00 - 5:00 with poster reception in Milstein Dome. Additional schedule details, including the afternoon workshop from 2:30 to 4:30 exploring links to NY State are below. Professional planners in the region are welcome to attend any portion of the program. AICP CM credits to be made available.

Presenters: Students from the Rome Workshop and Sullivan County Engaged Cornell Projects

What makes a city child and age friendly? Students in the Cornell in Rome program focused on four peripheral neighborhoods in the Eternal City, Rome, Italy, to try and find our answer. Rome revealed surprising insights into what makes a place hospitable for children and the elderly. First is the physical layer: transportation, land use planning, housing, services and public space. Next is the social layer: community groups, market associations, libraries, schools, senior centers and residents. We find that while the physical layer is important, the social layer can ameliorate or exacerbate deficiencies in physical planning. Insights from Rome offer cautions and hope to community planners in the US where physical design is often inadequate.  

The Rome workshop student panel from 12:20 -2:00 will be followed by a poster session and reception in Milstein Dome from 2:00 -2:30. An afternoon workshop will explore the links to New York State from 2:30-4:30. This will include Prof Mildred Warner presenting results of national surveys and students presenting research in Sullivan County, New York, followed by a panel of New York experts and a discussion with planners and community leaders from around New York State. The event will conclude with a dinner/reception from 4:30-6:00.

Event Cosponsors: Engaged Cornell, Cornell Cooperative Extension, CaRDI, Southern Tier Section of the New York Upstate Chapter of the American Planning Association


Professor Mildred Warner, Cornell University

Confirmed Panelists:

Todd M. Fabozzi, Director of Sustainability, Capital District Regional Planning Commission

Colleen Monaghan, Executive Director Cornell Cooperative Extension, Sullivan County, NY

Esther Greenhouse, Built Environment Strategist, Ithaca, NY

Sue Dale Hall, Executive Director, Child Development Council, Ithaca, NY

Lorraine Maxwell, Professor, Design and Environmental Analysis, Cornell University

William Armbruster, Senior Advisor, AAPR Livable Communities, Community, State and National Affairs

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DEADLINE PASSED: RFP: Rochester Citywide Housing Market Study

The City of Rochester is seeking proposals from qualified Consultants (“Consultant”) to prepare a new Citywide Housing Market Study (“Project”) to help inform housing, development, and neighborhood revitalization strategies for inclusion in its Comprehensive Plan Update, which is currently underway. A new Citywide Housing Market Study is needed to better understand current and potential breadth, depth, and diversity of housing types, markets and market segments, financing tools, and emerging trends, as well as to identify the best data, methods, indicators, and collaborative strategies that can help the City, its residents, and partners to achieve more balanced, sustainable growth. 

Proposals are due by Wednesday, October 11 at 5pm.

If you are interested in responding to this RFP, questions are due by noon on Friday 9/22 (submit in writing to and answers will be posted to the RFP website on Fri 9/29. 

For more information, see the Attached Document.

DEADLINE PASSED: Senior Landscape Architect, Town of Amherst, NY

Amherst, a vibrant community of 126,000 residents, 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 economy of the Buffalo-Niagara Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area. After a long history as a rural-agricultural community, the Town has emerged as an affluent bedroom community with a diverse economy, driven in part by the opening of the North Campus of the State University of New York at Buffalo. Amherst has transitioned into one of the region’s major employment centers accommodating over 103,000 jobs.

Distinguishing Features of the Position: 

Under the direction of the Planning Director, the Landscape Architect will prepare and review urban design plans, site concept plans, grading/drainage plans, landscape plans, construction drawings, specifications and cost estimates as related to existing and proposed park, recreation, open space, roadway and building site development. The incumbent gives direction to project engineers, architects and contractors involved with landscaping and park/trail, pedestrian and bicycle facility projects. Related work includes; review of site and landscape plans for commercial development and residential subdivisions; grant writing and administration; review, preparation and administration of local laws regarding landscaping and tree preservation; assists with the preparation of comprehensive plans and various planning studies as they relate to environmental issues and park, recreation and open space planning. 

Interested candidates must submit a letter of interest and resume to the contact listed below by 5:00 p.m. on October 2, 2017

Contact Information
Address: Robert McCarthy, Director of Human Resources
Town of Amherst
5583 Main Street
Williamsville, NY 14221
United States 

For more information, see the Attached Document

DEADLINE PASSED: Entry-Level Planner, Town of Amherst, NY

Amherst, a vibrant community of 126,000 residents, 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 economy of the Buffalo-Niagara Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area. After a long history as a rural-agricultural community, the Town has emerged as an affluent bedroom community with a diverse economy, driven in part by the opening of the North Campus of the State University of New York at Buffalo. Amherst has transitioned into one of the region’s major employment centers accommodating over 103,000 jobs.

Distinguishing Features of the Position:

The Entry-level Planner’s assignments involve assisting experienced staff in the performance of planning and research activities related to long-range community planning including studies required for the maintenance of the adopted Comprehensive Plan and related master plans. Work is performed as a team member lead by a higher classified planning staff member and does not require the exercise of supervision over specific planning projects or activities.


Interested candidates must submit a letter of interest and resume to the contact listed below by October 9, 2017

For more information see the Attached Document.

DEADLINE PASSED: Sponsor the 2017 New York Upstate APA Chapter Conference!

We are writing to invite you to sponsor the 2017 New York Upstate American Planning Association chapter conference. The conference will be held on Friday, October 13th at the beautifully restored Marriott Syracuse Downtown formerly known as the Hotel Syracuse.  Breakfast will be followed by two concurrent tracks of sessions.  Lunch will incorporate the annual business meeting and awards ceremony.   There will be one session after lunch with a tour to close out the day.  The conference is an opportunity for planners and community advocates to learn and share successful strategies for revitalization in the Upstate region.  Please consider joining us at Onondaga Historical Association on Thursday evening for a private viewing of the acclaimed movie Beneath the Surface: The Storied History of Onondaga Lake. There will be a social hour at 317 Montgomery Street at 5pm (next door to Onondaga Historical Association) before the movie which will begin at 7pm.

We hope that you will join us at this important event and invite you to review our sponsorship opportunities.  Due to the length of the conference, there are fewer larger opportunities to sponsor, but we are looking for many smaller commitments to help offset the cost of the event.  All sponsors will be appropriately recognized.  All sponsorships are available on a first-come, first-serve basis through October 3, 2017.  For information on availability, please contact Jen Topa by phone at (585) 354-3214 or

Sponsorship Letter

Sponsorship Form

Landscape Designer, Bergmann Associates

Position and Essential Functions: 

Bergmann Associates is now accepting resumes for a Landscape Designer located in our Rochester, New York office. The successful candidate will bring a passion for urban planning and design to the team. We are only interested in applicants with an entrepreneurial spirit willing to put the time and effort into establishing a long-term career with Bergmann Associates. 

Our award winning landscape architects work on a range of design projects including signature corridors and complete streets, parks and trails, site design and college and university campuses. Our landscape architects work closely with our urban planners on a wide range of projects including brownfield re-use planning, park master plans, regional plans, comprehensive plans, zoning and regulatory code develop-ment, design guidelines and waterfront revitalization plans. 

Work responsibilities will include the ability to communicate graphically with plan and perspective render-ings, create photosimulations, the ability to work on construction drawings and specifications, create presentation materials including PowerPoints and presentation boards, and be able to communicate ef-fectively in writing and presenting to a large group of people. Prospective candidates must possess the ability to work well in a collaborative environment with other design professions including architects, plan-ners and transportation engineers. 

All prospective candidates will be required to submit a portfolio of their work demonstrating their graphic abilities along with 2-3 references associated with a design profession. 

Relationship to Others: 

 Reports directly to Practice Leader 

 Works in close collaboration with more senior landscape architect and design project teams 

Education, Experience, Certifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

 Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree, or comparable experience; 

 Proficiency with the Adobe Creative Suite; 

 Proficiency with Sketchup; 

 Proficiency with AutoCAD Civil 3D; 

 Proficiency with Microsoft Office; 

 Ability to create project graphics (plan view renderings, perspective graphics, photosiumlations, etc.) and be able to demonstrate their graphic abilities through their portfolio; 

 Ability to articulate ideas verbally and in written form; and 

 The ability to present information to a large group. 

Work Environment: 

Works primarily in well-lit collaborative professional office setting. 


Send resumes to 

DEADLINE PASSED: Planning Assistant, Livingston County Planning Department

This is para‑professional planning work in the County's Planning department.  The work is performed under the direct supervision of the Deputy Planning Director and the general supervision of the Planning Director.  The incumbent assists the Deputy Planning Director by working on planning research and data collection and in higher-level duties as directed and supervised by the Deputy Planning Director.  Duties may be performed in the office or the field.  Incumbent must be willing to attend and participate in evening meetings. Does related work as required.

For more information see the Attached Document

DEADLINE PASSED: ​​​​​​​City Planning Intern, City of Albany’s Department of Planning and Development

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 2 unpaid interns to assist Planners in project 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 city planning tasks and provides individuals an opportunity to become familiar with City Government. Responsibilities include: 

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

 Assist planners with development application processing and project reviews 

 Zoning and land use analysis 

 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 is an unpaid internship that will take place from October through January with the possibility of an extension. Successful applicants are expected to work approximately 15-20 hours per week at the Planning Office located at 200 Henry Johnson Boulevard. 

Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter by 5 PM on Monday, September 25th to Yasmine Robinson at