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. 

Responsibilities include developing funding/financing applications for our existing municipal clients and managing/administering our current portfolio 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 administering and implementing these programs is essential.  This position will fill a Project Manager/Sr. Project Manager role in our municipal services practice area. 

The preferred individual will have significant experience in 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 in an effort to identify opportunities to develop new clients by providing these services

We are looking for a professional who can communicate (written and verbally), has a strong technical aptitude, and enjoys working in a collaborative environment.  The individual should understand demographic and technical analysis methods, possess strong public presentation skills and be self-directed.  Attendance at evening meetings/functions may be required. 

Chazen is growing and this is an opportunity to grow with us. 

Requirements: Bachelor’s in engineering, planning, public administration/finance or related field required; Masters preferred.   Four (4) to Six (6) years’ experience at a minimum, excellent technical writing and computer skills are required.  This position exists within our Troy or Poughkeepsie office. 

Chazen is an employee owned company, offers a competitive compensation package, a great work environment and opportunity for growth.  Salary is negotiable. 

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