Job Opening: Madison County, NY Planner/Planner Trainee

Madison County, New York seeks a dynamic and engaged candidate for a position as a full-time Planner/Planner Trainee (title is determined by candidate’s qualifications) within the Madison County Planning Department.  The Madison County Planning Department offers a challenging and progressive opportunity for a self-motivated candidate interested in the opportunity to develop new and innovative projects while also furthering current initiatives.  

The incumbent will participate in a broad range of planning activities including GML 239 reviews, comprehensive planning, GIS mapping, grant writing, main street revitalization, agricultural programs, and more. Public speaking, writing, and computer skills are essential and GIS capabilities are a necessity.  Familiarity with design programs (Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator) and the ability to create renderings and graphics is a plus.  

The candidate can expect to be cross trained in a variety of fields, as the Planning Department finds itself at the cross section of many projects and disciplines.  Madison County contains a unique mix of rural character, quaint villages, as well as several downtown centers, which offer the opportunity to work at a variety of levels.  At times one can be expected to work independently and without much supervision, while at other times working within a small group is common.  In addition to experience and training, we are also looking for someone that is dynamic, willing to roll up their sleeves and jump in, and shows an overall interest in making Madison County a better place to live and work.

 For an expanded job description and required minimum qualifications, please visit: https://www.madisoncounty.ny.gov/Jobs.aspx

Please submit an application and resume by November 14, 2019 to: Madison County Personnel Department, P.O. Box 636, Wampsville, NY 13163.

Applications can be found at the following location:  https://www.madisoncounty.ny.gov/301/Personnel-Forms.  EOE

Job Opening: Town of Owego, Town Planning and Zoning Administrator

TOWN OF OWEGO, 2354 State Route 434 ~ Apalachin, NY 13732

NOTICE OF VACANCY
TOWN PLANNING AND ZONING ADMINISTRATOR – Town of Owego

Office: 607-687-0123 Dept No: 7
Fax: 607-687-5191 DD: 607-689-0101

Date of Issue: 10/18/2019. This is an important administrative position involving responsibility for the enforcement of planning and zoning codes and the decisions of the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals. Work is performed according to policies set by the Town Board with wide leeway for exercise of independent judgment in application to particular problems.

The title of Town Planning and Zoning Administrator is Competitive, requiring applicants to meet minimum qualifications established for the position and successfully meet civil service examination requirements. An examination is anticipated for 2020.

Status: Work Hours: Salary: Location:

Provisional, pending permanent appointment from eligible list
Full time, days; involves monthly evening hours to attend Board meetings To be determined, based on experience; benefit package available Town of Owego Town Hall

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from high school or possession of high school equivalency and EITHER:

a) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree inPlanning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, or a closely related field and two (2) years of full-time paidexperience (or it’s part-time equivalent) in municipal, community or regional planning; OR

b) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with an Associate’s Degreein Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, or a closely related field and four (4) years of full-timepaid experience (or it’s part-time equivalent) as indicated in a) above; OR

c) Six (6) years of progressively responsible experience as indicated in a) above; OR

d) An equivalent combination of training and experience within the limits of a), b) and c).

Apply to: Town of Owego Supervisor’s Office2354 State Route 434

Apalachin, NY 13732 Office: 607-687-0123 Fax: 607-687-5191

Apply by: Applications will be accepted until position has been filled.

Job Opening: LaBella Associates, Grant Programs Manager

Grant Programs Manager

 LaBella Associates, D.P.C. is consistently ranked by its employees as one of Rochester’s Top Workplaces and was recently named a certified Great Place to Work. We are headquartered in Rochester’s historic High Falls Districtwith offices across New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New England. We are a multi-disciplined architectural, engineering and planning firm dedicated to client satisfaction through teamwork, respect, and trust. 

 LaBella Associates seeks a Grant Program Manager to join either our Downtown Rochester office or Downtown Buffalo office. Under general supervision of the Director of Planning the ideal candidate will have experience in applying for and administering grants. Excellent writing, communication, and interpersonal skills are essential for the position.

 Duties:

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated with an eagerness to learn any of these duties. Some of the duties the candidate may be involved in include:

 ·      Applying for state and federal grants

·      Administering state and federal grants including compliance with state and federal regulations

·      Identifying grant opportunities for clients 

·      Packaging grant funding to facilitate project implementation

·      Acting as a liaison between clients and grant agencies

·      Attending meetings at project sites and municipal offices

The individual hired will be trained by senior level grant staff on the duties required for the position. The preferred skills include:

 ·      Ability to write persuasively

·      Ability to work with a variety of clients in communities of all sizes

·      Record keeping, budgeting, and organizational skills

·      Self-motivated with an eagerness to learn

·      Basic computer skills (Windows Office)

Some desired skills (but not necessarily required) include:

 ·      Familiarity with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) grants

·      Familiarity with SEQR/NEPA and SHPO reviews as well as prevailing wage rate rules/reporting.

Desired qualifications: 

·      Candidates with a master’s or bachelor’s degree will be considered

·      Experience working with government agencies

LaBella offers very competitive salaries, a strong benefits package including health insurance, dental insurance, professional development, paid time off, 401(k) and much more.

Apply for the position here: 

Rochester: https://labellapc.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2nrftobawu8?jobtitle=grants&js_284915=&js_284916=
Buffalo: https://labellapc.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2nrftodpwkt?jobtitle=grants&js_284915=&js_284916=

If you are willing to work in either location apply to one and note it in your comments or cover letter.

Job Opening: LCLGRPB Economic Development Coordinator Position

LCLGRPB Economic Development Coordinator Position

The Lake Champlain – Lake George Regional Planning Board (LCLGRPB) is seeking a full-time Economic Development Coordinator. Office is in the Village of Lake George, but job encompasses coordination with and travel to agencies in Clinton, Essex, Hamilton, Warren and Washington Counties. This is a professional level research and development position responsible for the coordination of various economic development initiatives and creation of regional documents. Emphasis on procuring and managing project funding through state and federal grant programs. Work also includes promotion and management of federally funded small business loan programs. Must have strong writing, data analysis, communication, fiscal management and computer skills. Must be able to work independently and cultivate and maintain working relationships with various entities. Master’s degree in business, economics, public relations, planning or related field and two years of administrative or management experience in economic development or community development activities, one year of which must have involved administration of funds from state and/or federal programs, OR bachelor’s degree in business, economics, public relations, planning or related field and four years of administrative or management experience in economic development or community development activities, two years of which must have involved administration of funds from state and/or federal programs. Competitive salary with benefits available. 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. Send resume and cover letter to: Beth Gilles, Director, LCLGRPB, PO Box 765, Lake George, NY 12845 by December 2, 2019. Contact #: 518-668-5773. LCLGRPB is an EOE/AA Employer.

Upcoming CM Events

AICP members:

Those who attended the Chapter Conference last week can log their credits by searching for APA CM event #9184723. 

Also, if your CM reporting period ends on December 31, make sure that you are not short any required CM credits including Law and Ethics.

I have provided a listing of remaining 2019 CM events that are available to you. 

Richard Guarino, AICP
NYU Chapter PDO

Upstate NY Chapter

10.18 NYS Department of State Division of Local Government Services 5th Annual Local Government Innovation Conference # 9187052

10.23 Universal Design, Aging in Place, Enabling Design, and Age-Friendly Communities (GFL) Pending CM Approval

10.23 Capital District Regional Planning Commission and New York Planning Federation Fall Local Government Workshop #9187095

11.6 African Urban Fantasies: Dreams or Nightmares? #9187050

10.18 NYS Department of State Division of Local Government Services 5th Annual Local Government Innovation Conference #9187052

11.14 Fall 2019 Regional Local Government Workshop #9184320

Search the APA CM Event number on the APA website (https://www.planning.org/cm/search/) for more details.

Webcast Series (All are 1.5 CM)

(http://www.ohioplanning.org/aws/APAOH/pt/sp/planning-webcast-series)

10.18     Path as Place: The Experiential side of Transportation                                                   9185360

10.25     APA Ethics Case of the Year Panel Discussion   9185356 ETHICS

11.01     Sea Level Rise 101: How to Select & Use Sea Level Rise Data for Planning and Policy   Coming Soon

11.15     Current Topics in Planning Law: From Cannabis to the Fast Track                             9185357 LAW

RFP: Orleans County, Multi-Jurisdictional Local Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan

The County of Orleans, acting by and through its Department of Planning and Development, is issuing this RFP seeking a consultant with expertise in Hazard Mitigation Planning to develop and prepare a Multi-Jurisdictional Local Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan for the County and participating partner municipalities. 

 Orleans County has received federal funding to develop said Multi-Jurisdictional Local Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan for the County and all of its participating, with a County in-kind match of 25%.

 The term of the contract shall commence in or about December 2019 and continue through March 22, 2021. The deliverable is a plan that meets or exceeds ALL State and FEMA requirements. 

Read the entire RFP here.

5TH ANNUAL LOCAL GOVERNMENT INNOVATION CONFERENCE - CM Certified (Oct 17, 2019 - Oct 18, 2019)

NYS Department of State Local Government Innovation Conference, Oct. 17-18, Albany, NY

(Certified for 8 CM Credits)

For agenda and to register visit

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/5th-annual-local-government-innovation-conference-registration-72070319265?aff=General

This conference features the compelling stories and expertise of your peers, innovative solutions to slow decline or address immediate crisis, and technical support and funding sources that others have utilized to successfully modernize operations and save taxpayer dollars. 

Our goal is to give you ideas that can lead to a better, safer, more prosperous future for your community. 

This is a dynamic time for local government leaders as they work to manage opportunities and expectations presented by new technologies with the demands and challenges of a traditional service delivery structure.  These sessions feature local officials who are effectively deploying new methods to balance limited financial, technical and personnel resources and are dramatically changing the ways these municipalities are doing business. We will focus keenly on the specific actions they have taken and funding sources that have empowered these communities to meet the needs of their constituents. 

Job Opening: Community Development Program Manager, Sullivan Renaissance

The Community Development Program Manager is involved with planning, coordination and implementation of Sullivan Renaissance's Community Development Grant Programs. The primary responsibility of the program manager is to build relationships and partner with elected officials, community stakeholders and agencies to integrate beautification efforts into a larger community context.

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Job Opening: Planner, Calvert County Department of Planning & Zoning

The Calvert County Department of Planning & Zoning is seeking a talented, energetic and motivated professional to join its Long Range Planning section. The Planner III will be instrumental in the effort to update the county’s seven Town Center master plans, including public outreach and stakeholder engagement. 

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RFP: Architectural/Engineering Services For City Of Dunkirk Senior Center Additions/Renovations

The City of Dunkirk is soliciting proposals from qualified firms to perform architectural services in connection with renovations to the Dunkirk Senior Center, located at 45 Cliffstar Ct. Dunkirk, NY. This work should include coordination with the City of Dunkirk and the Chautauqua County Office of the Aging on the detailed plans of the project and budgetary consideration. Section 5 of this RFP below contains additional details of the work requested. 

The City of Dunkirk is seeking to hire a qualified firm to provide renovation/addition services for the City of Dunkirk’s Senior Center located at 45 Cliffstar Ct; Dunkirk, New York 14048. The work to be performed should include coordination with the City of Dunkirk and the Chautauqua County Office of the Aging on the detailed plans of the project and budgetary considerations. 

Proposals are to be submitted by 4:00 PM, October 16, 2019, in hard copy form (2 hard copies preferred) and digital form to Rebecca Wurster, Planning and Development Director, rwurster@cityofdunkirk.com. Questions about this RFP will be received by email only to Rebecca Wurster, rwurster@cityofdunkirk.com. 

For more information, see the Attached Document

Job Opening: Community/Economic Development Specialist, Municipal Planning & Engineering, Chazen Companies

The Chazen Companies is actively looking for an individual to assist our municipal clients with securing and administering funding for important community and economic development projects, with a particular focus on infrastructure.  We have a growing list of clients and projects and we’re seeking professional to lead this part of our business. 

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Collaboration, Cooperation and Community for Commerce

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Please Save the Date Friday, October 25, 2019 for a daylong series of conversations on Workforce Development, Funding and Branding

  • Each conversation will include folks from communities outside our area who can share successful models and expertise.

  • Lunchtime keynote address by Ann Markusen, a researcher who studies how art and economy can drive one another.

This event will take place in Hamilton at the Colgate Inn. We welcome you to bring someone else who will find the event useful. We hope you will join us!

To help us plan for attendance, please use this link

Job Opening: Deputy Director of Economic Development and Planning, Wayne County Economic Development & Planning Department

Applications are being accepted for the position of Deputy Director of Economic Development and Planning, within the Economic Development & Planning Department, at Wayne County Human Resources, 26 Church Street, Lyons, NY 14489. This position will be filled provisionally pending civil service examination at a later date. 

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Job Opening: Senior Environmental Planner/Professional, LaBella Associates, D.P.C.

LaBella Associates seeks a Senior Environmental Planner or professional to join our Downtown Rochester office. The Planning Division at LaBella Associates provides environmental review, planning, funding, and permitting services to a variety of municipal, private, and utility clients in addition to serving internal LaBella divisions.

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Job Opening: Environmental Planner/Professional, LaBella Associates, D.P.C.

LaBella Associates seeks an Environmental Planner or professional to join our Downtown Rochester office. The Planning Division at LaBella Associates provides environmental review, planning, funding, and permitting services to a variety of municipal, private, and utility clients in addition to serving internal LaBella divisions.

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