2018 Professional Awards Program

Nominations for this year’s Chapter awards program are being accepted online through August 31.

One of the highlights of the annual Chapter Conference is the Professional Awards program.  Each year, our Chapter recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of city, town, and regional planning.  We will recognize this year’s winners at the Professional Awards Ceremony on October 4, 2018 – during the Chapter Conference in Ithaca, NY.

“The Professional Awards celebrate the hard and rewarding work that our colleagues do each day,” said Sean Maguire, AICP.  Maguire, Vice President of the Chapter and Chair of the Awards Committee said that this year’s program is particularly exciting as it launches some changes that allow the association to focus more on recognizing outstanding work for its merits.  “This year, while the awards program remains competitive, we’re pleased that recent changes will allow our committee to showcase all of the remarkable work that our communities benefit from.”

The Professional Awards program recognizes outstanding submissions in the following areas:  comprehensive planning, best practice, grassroots initiative, implementation, public outreach, distinguished leadership, planner emeritus, and Great Places in Upstate NY.  In 2017, the New York Upstate Chapter recognized the following individuals and projects.

·       Distinguished Leadership, Elected Official:  Williamsville Mayor Brian Kulpa

·       Distinguished Leadership, Planner Emeritus:  Edward C. Marx, AICP

·       Best Practice:  Richardson Olmstead Complex, Buffalo

·       Public Outreach:  Living Niawanda, Tonawanda

·       Implementation:  Tonawanda 2014 Comprehensive Plan

·       Great Places in NY, Public Spaces:  Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook Bridge, Amsterdam

·       Great Places in NY, Streets:  North Union Street, Olean

·       Outstanding Student Project:  Scajaquada Creek Uncovered, University at Buffalo

Current members of the New York Upstate APA Chapter are eligible to submit a nomination.  Student projects may be nominated by the head of the academic planning program regardless of membership.  Projects or plans should occur within the New York Upstate Chapter, which also includes the eastern Ontario and western Quebec provinces of Canada.  For projects completed outside of the chapter, the nominator must demonstrate how it has applicability for planning in the Chapter.  Project teams with multiple members must have at least one member of the team located or residing in the Chapter area.  For individual awards, nominees must be a person living or working within the New York Upstate Chapter area.

Nominations for the 2018 Professional Awards opened on June 15 and are now being accepted at http://www.nyupstateplanning.org/about/chapter-awards.  The 2018 Professional Awards Program Committee, which includes a committee consisting of one representative from each Upstate NY Section and the Chapter Vice President as its chair, will judge each submission solely on information contained in the submittal package.  Submission materials must be provided via the online submission form no later than 11:59 pm on August 31, 2018. 

Regional Planner, Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission

The Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission (TRORC) is a dynamic and accomplished regional planning agency possessing a very talented staff and a supportive Board of Directors.  We are seeking an energetic Regional Planner as part of our team of professional staff.  The term of employment is one year, with a strong possibility of becoming permanent. 

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RFP: Circulation Study for the Village of Horseheads/Hanover Square

The Elmira-Chemung Transportation Council (ECTC), the Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Elmira Urbanized Area, is soliciting proposals from qualified consultants to conduct a circulation and planning study for the Village of Horseheads; specifically the historic Hanover Square intersection and surrounding areas. Hanover Square is a five-way intersection at East Franklin and North and South Main Streets. ECTC and the Village of Horseheads are funding this study, which includes a budget of $25,000 including expenses. 

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NY Upstate Chapter Board Elections are this week!

APA has partnered with Survey & Ballot Systems (SBS) to administer the upcoming 2018 Chapter election. 

To assure your election specific broadcast email arrives safely in your inbox on August 7-8, 2018, simply add the following email address as an approved sender: noreply@directvote.net.  

If you do not receive your election email by August 9, 2018 please contact support@directvote.net.

City Planning Intern – Fall 2018 

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). 

Responsibilities

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, provide analysis and findings 
  • State Environmental Quality Review 
  • Data entry

Qualifications

  • 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 begin in September and conclude mid-December 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 Friday, August 24th to Yasmine Robinson, Principal Planner at yrobinson@albanyny.gov. 

Planner, Cayuga County Department of Planning & Economic Development

The Cayuga County Department of Planning & Economic Development is a
multi-disciplined Planning & Economic Development Office with a staff of eight
professionals committed to providing assistance to the 23 Towns and 9 Villages within the
County, improving the quality of life in our communities and protecting our natural
resources.

There is currently a Planner position opening in the department. We are seeking an individual
with excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple ongoing projects,
including Town and Village comprehensive plans, zoning ordinances, corridor and
downtown revitalization studies, open space, recreation and farmland protection planning and
overall grant writing assistance, including the annual New York State Consolidated Funding
Application (“CFA”) grant rounds. AICP-certified planners are encouraged to apply. This is
an excellent opportunity to join a team of committed professionals engaged in a broad range
of County-wide planning & economic development activity.

Minimum Qualifications: Either

  • Graduation from a regionally accredited or NYS registered college with a Master’s Degree in Planning, Landscape Architecture or Environmental Resource Planning; OR
  • Graduation from a regionally accredited or NYS registered college with a Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Landscape Architecture, or Environmental Resource Planning; PLUS 1 year of experience in community planning, regional planning or work related to the qualifying degree; OR
  • An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B) above.

Special Provisions: This appointment will be made provisionally. The candidate will be
required to take an open-competitive civil service exam for the position at some time in the
future. Permanent appointment will be dependent upon the candidate’s exam score. Cayuga
County is an equal opportunity employer.

Salary Range: $51,779.00 - $58,440.00. This is a full-time (37.5 hrs./wk.) planning position
with a starting salary of $51,779.00 with excellent benefits. The top of the salary range for
Planner is $58,440.00.

Application:
The Cayuga County civil service posting for this position can be found online:
http://mycivilservice.cayugacounty.us/jobopps. Please submit a completed Civil Service
Application, resume, cover letter, and references to the Cayuga County Civil Service
Commission, 160 Genesee Street, 2nd Floor, Auburn, NY 13021.
For more
information on the Department of Planning and Economic Development and on Cayuga
County, please visit: www.cayugacounty.us/planning and www.tourcayuga.com .

SYSTEM-WIDE ANALYSIS FOR TRANSIT BASED TRANSPORTATION CONNECTIONS STUDY FOR ONEIDA COUNTY, NY (SWA for TBTC) RFP # 2018-239

Sealed proposals subject to the conditions contained herein, will be received by the Oneida County Department of Planning until 3:00 p.m., local time on August 31, 2018:

Oneida County Planning/ Herkimer-Oneida Counties Transportation Study (HOCTS) is seeking a qualified transit and transportation consultant, with substantial experience for the purpose of completing a system-wide analysis for transit-based transportation connections to multiple transportation modes throughout Oneida County and neighboring counties. The purpose of the System-Wide Analysis for Transit Based Transportation Connections (SWA for TBTC) study is focused on the re-organization of the Oneida County Rural Transit (OCRT) System for the purposes of building system efficiency, providing a higher level of service, increasing ridership, and obtaining a greater return on investment of public transit dollars in Oneida County.  This includes but is not limited to identifying modal gaps in the Oneida County transportation network, analyzing actual user needs, planning service to meet needs, developing comprehensive transit service in rural and urban areas, identifying opportunities for transit to support economic development, and increasing multi-modal connectivity and efficiency. OCRT operates with grant funding through the FTA Section 5311 Formula Grants for Rural Areas program.  Oneida County has urban transit service in the cities of Utica and Rome operated by Centro, a CNYRTA company, an FTA Section 5307 Urban Area Formula transit funding program direct funding recipient, which will be reviewed under the scope of this study. Transit, for the purpose of the SWA for TBTC study, means a collaborative, planned, realistic, viable, and sustainable system promoting the movement of people to access food, education, medical, and community activities. The intent of the SWA for TBTC is through system-wide analysis to encourage economic development and enhance the quality of life, by identifying, developing, and strengthening transit opportunities’ and resources in rural and urban Oneida County.  The expected budget for the SWA for TBTC is not to exceed $275,000; which will be contracted in a single contract but may have multiple phases. One six-month extension may be provided for completion of scope however, the project budget will not be increased under this contract.

Oneida County Planning/ Herkimer-Oneida Counties Transportation Study (HOCTS) reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids, and right not to award the bid.

Copies of the described RFP  may be examined or picked up at no expense at the Oneida County Department of Planning, Boehlert Center at Union Station, 321 Main Street, 3rd floor, Utica, NY 13501 or can be downloaded at: http://www.ocgov.net/oneida/planning/hocts

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 

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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