Job Opening: Planning Intern, Town of East Greenbush

By assisting PZD staff in the performance of their duties, the Planning Intern
learns about the planning profession; the functions and activities of a
municipal planning department; and provides a fresh perspective and insight on rules, procedures, and planning/design best practices. Under the supervision of the Director of Planning and Zoning, the Planning Intern performs entry level professional planning duties.

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Job Opening: City Planner, Waterbury, CT

The City Planner performs highly responsible, professional and administrative work. This position directs, actively manages and the leads the Planning Department which includes: Land Use, Wetlands and Zoning Enforcement. The Planner is responsible for short- and long-term planning needs of the City including the City Plan of Conservation and Development which was last updated in 2015 and will require updating by 2025.

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Job Opening: Director of Emergency Services, Cayuga County

The Emergency Services Director provides leadership, planning, coordination, and management of the County's emergency management services. This includes developing and implementing strategic plans, programs, and policies to continually advance mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery capabilities.

The position directs staff and administers natural disaster and emergency operations, fire and EMS training and compliance, mutual aid planning, and a variety of grant programs. The position is a key partner with federal, state, county, and municipal emergency management efforts. It supports operations, provides technical and administrative assistance, and partners with paid and volunteer fire and EMS providers.

For more information, see the Attached Document

Job Opening: Transportation Analyst, Tompkins County

This is mid level position exists in the Ithaca-Tompkins County Transportation Council (I-TCTC).  The incumbent will be responsible for problem definition, development of goals and objectives, policy research, data evaluation , and development of detailed program recommendations.  The duties of the Transportation Analyst position also include such administrative functions as providing support staff to the I-TCTC committees, advisory subcommittees, and during public meetings.

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Job Opening: Planner/Community Development Consultant, Thoma Development Consultants

Thoma Development Consultants is seeking a highly motivated self-starter to join our team of dedicated individuals.   The Planner/Community Development Consultant must be proficient working as both a team member and a team leader to implement planning projects for our municipal customers.  The position will also include grant preparation, grant administration, and the provision of other community development services for our customers. 

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Job Opening: Director of Planning and Community Development, Erie County

Erie County is seeking a creative and dynamic professional to lead the team in the Erie County Department of Planning and Community Development. The region has experienced renewed interest from leadership in both the public and private sectors in the value of planning and the role of local government in shaping the community. 

The department is responsible for preparing the Erie County Comprehensive Plan and currently staffs the following programs and organizations: Erie County Land Bank, Erie County MPO and Transportation, Erie County Data Center, Coastal Resources, Greenways, Community Development Block Grant and Affordable Housing, Municipal Assistance Program, Sustainability, SALDO Review, and Comprehensive Plan Consistency Review. Team members are challenged to develop innovative solutions to community development in Erie County by refining existing services or developing additional programs to meet needs of our communities. 

For more information, see the Attached Document

Job Opening: Economic Analyst, Camoin Associates

Camoin Associates is announcing the opening of an Economic Analyst position in our Saratoga Springs, NY office. We are looking for someone who is highly analytical, organized, self-motivated and has prior professional level experience. This position is geared towards individuals who have the skills needed to analyze and interpret economic and financial data, with interest in advancing those skills and/or potentially growing into a project manager role, taking on additional responsibilities and participating in our national growth strategy.

Job Opening: Senior Planner, Saratoga Springs, NY

This position performs a range of intermediate professional duties relating to City planning, zoning, economic and community development and for assisting in the preparation of City planning policy documents, land use plans, regulations and reports. This position requires considerable communication with public officials, civic organizations, lawyers, architects, engineers, land surveyors, developers, contractors and the public. General supervision is provided by the Administrator of the office of Planning and Economic Development. Supervision may be exercised over the work of lower level staff and seasonal employees or interns. This incumbent does related work as required.

For more information, see the Attached Document.

Job Opening: Planner, Village of Trumansburg

The Village of Trumansburg seeks a part-time planner (10 hours per week) as the primary planner for the village. Under the direction of the Mayor, this position will oversee and perform planning services including but not limited to: 

- assist the Village in a multi-year project to revise our comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance

- provide technical and administrative assistance to our planning, zoning and trustee boards

- engage with village residents to educate and answer planning related inquiries

Applications are accepted through Tompkins County Civil Service (search for "Trumansburg")

Job Opening: Planner, City of Albany

The Department of Planning and Development has a vacancy for the position of Planner.

This is an entry level position for college graduates who have specialized in planning, landscape architecture, urban geography, urban studies, environmental studies, or public administration. in addition appointments to this title may be made of trainees who have completed a one-year training period. The work consists of basic professional assignments in keeping with the job level as well as the limited experience required of incumbents. Within the job concept, however, assignments may increase in complexity and responsibility as employees increase in professional competence. Occasional supervision may be exercised over nonprofessional help or other planning personnel.

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Job Opening: Program Manager, Lakes to Locks Passage, Inc

Lakes to Locks Passage, Inc, located in Crown Point, NY manages the NYS Byway from the Capital region to the Canadian border along the Upper Hudson River, Champlain Canal, Lake George and Lake Champlain. We are seeking a creative, collaborative, and highly organized individual to serve as our Program Manager. This person will provide project management and digital communications to promote and strengthen the mission and programs of LTLP. For the right individual, this position may develop into a full-time job with greater responsibility.

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Job Opening: Principal Planner with the Economic Development, Tourism and Planning Department, Greene County Human Resources Department

The incumbent in this position performs professional planning work of the highest level of complexity and responsibility with minimal supervision from the Planning Director. This position involves a diverse range of technical duties and requires participation in the formulation, coordination and administration of the various projects undertaken by the Planning Department. The incumbent is given wide latitude to exercise independent judgment in most operational matters and to consult with the Director on decisions involving policy or significant determinations. The Principal Planner serves as the most senior planning position within the Department and may act as the Planning Director on occasion. Does related work as required.

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Job Opening: RFP - Town of Amherst Professional Planning/Grant Services

The Town of Amherst, NY seeks to undertake a robust planning program over the next few years requiring professional planning and design services. This will require highly qualified and experienced professional firms to assist with community inventory and analysis, comprehensive planning, formulation of area plans, urban design, drafting supporting development regulations, and performing grant services. The intent of this request is to award multiple term contracts to minimize individual project-based RFP/RFQ solicitations while providing efficient and effective project delivery to the residents of Amherst.  It is the Town's intent to select the top proposers to provide the best services and solutions to meet its needs.

If interested, specifications for the above listed projects may be obtained via e-mail from or at the Contract Compliance & Administration Office of the Town of Amherst between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM excluding Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays.

Job Opening: Community Developer Trainee, New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR)

New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) fosters the creation and preservation of high quality affordable housing, while working strategically to revitalize neighborhoods and communities throughout the Empire State.  Under the leadership of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Commissioner RuthAnne Visnauskas, HCR is a vibrant, innovative agency that integrates and leverages New York State’s housing resources.  We have offices in New York City, Albany, Buffalo and Syracuse, and employ a diverse workforce of professionals who are hard-working and committed to serving low and moderate income families.  Our mission is far reaching, encompassing single and multifamily housing finance, home improvement, rent regulation, housing subsidies, and community development.  We partner regularly with a variety of public and private stakeholders.  

Achieving this mission requires a wide range of skills and backgrounds in public policy, administration, real estate, architecture, finance, law and many other areas of expertise.  We seek to provide a workplace environment that is productive, flexible, accountable, ethical and caring.  Our employees are empowered to make a difference where they live and work.  We offer competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package, including paid leave, health, dental, vision, retirement and family-friendly policies.

For more information, see the Attached Document

RFP: John L. Edwards School Building Adaptive Reuse Feasibility Study

The City of Hudson is requesting proposals from qualified firms to complete an adaptive reuse feasibility study for the former John L. Edwards Elementary School (and property) located at 360 State Street, Hudson, New York, 12534, within the city limits.

We encourage consultants to look creatively at the entire property and to consider a wide range of options including, but not limited to, potential municipal use, and to propose only options with realistic possibilities for implementation that would benefit the City and County economically.

For more information, see the Attached Document.

Job Opening: Senior Planner, Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council

The Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council (G/FLRPC) is seeking applicants for a fulltime position as a Senior Planner for planning and economic development.

The Senior Planner has both program and project responsibilities, assists in the success of the organization and has general responsibilities, organizational responsibilities, and performs other duties as assigned. 

Our mission is that G/FLRPC will identify, define, and inform its member counties of issues and opportunities critical to the physical, economic, and social health of the region. G/FLRPC will provide forums for discussion, debate, and consensus building, and develop and implement a focused action plan with clearly defined outcomes which include programs, personnel, and funding.

General responsibilities include an understanding of the mission of G/FLRPC and how it relates to its customers, programs/projects, and the organization; customer service; program and project development; process and product including meeting budgets, timelines, and deadlines; assistance with setting and measuring individual goals, objectives, strategies and tasks; and continuous and effective internal and external communication.

Program responsibilities include development and coordination assistance and support.  Use job knowledge, experience, and expertise along with organizational involvement, and project/planning responsibilities to assist and support program and project innovation and development.

Project responsibilities include technical support, initial project development, proposal identification and development, scoping and methodology, coordination, project management, stakeholder identification and involvement, data and information identification and acquisition, data and information research and analysis, product development including plans, reports, and related materials, planning process development and implementation, public, stakeholder and/or committee facilitation, participation, input, and integration, and development, delivery and/or attendance at presentations and meetings.

Organizational responsibilities may include assistance with development of organizational material, representing the organization at job related functions, seeking continuous improvement through training and professional development, identifying partnerships, and coordinating collaboration opportunities.

The primary role of the Senior Planner for planning and economic development is to act as lead or assist in the development and completion of programs and projects, consideration and coordination of projects and policies related to economic development and planning activities throughout the Region, and provide planning and economic development technical assistance.  The Senior Planner is expected to both develop and manage economic development and some planning projects including land use regulation and control, and work with other staff in their performance of planning, economic development, and data related projects. The ideal candidate will also have geographic information  systems, mapping, socio-economic and demographic data, databases, software, and data analysis skills.  Familiarity with software such as Microsoft Office Suite, general data visualization, and Adobe creative suite is preferred. 

The Genesee-Finger Lakes Region is a federally designated Economic Development District (EDD).  The main components of the G/FLRPC Economic Development program is to act as the planning agency for the Economic Development District and as such develop and implement the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS), provide technical assistance in support to the regional economic development community, and development and involvement in other economic development related programs and projects.

A master’s degree in planning or related field preferred and two years acceptable experience or bachelor’s degree in planning or related field and five years acceptable experience (economics, statistics, public administration) with an emphasis in urban or regional planning.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, salary requirements, and resume to David Zorn at, or G/FLRPC, 50 West Main Street, Suite 8107, Rochester, NY 14614, and be available for an in-person interview.  This posting may change and will remain open until the position is filled. 

David Zorn
Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council
50 West Main Street, Suite 8107
Rochester, New York 14614
585-454-0190 x14

Job Opening: Planner, Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council, Rochester, New York

The Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council (G/FLRPC) serves a nine county region (Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming and Yates Counties) in central-western New York State.  

G/FLRPC is seeking a Planner to support the work of the Regional Planning Council including the Data, Technology & Resource Center and other general planning programs and projects.  Areas of responsibilities will include geographic information systems and remote sensing, IT support, socio-economic and demographic data research, analysis, and dissemination, Census related projects, as well as supporting work in the Economic Development and Regional, Local & Water Resources Planning, and Clean Energy Communities program components. A strong component will be geographic information systems, mapping, and working with socio-economic and demographic data, databases, software and data analysis.  General planning support is required.  Familiarity with software such as GIS, Microsoft Office Suite, general data visualization, and Adobe creative suite is preferred.  Master’s degree in a related field is preferred.  Interpersonal, organizational, computer, and team skills required. 

Send resume, cover letter, references, GIS portfolio, and salary requirements to David Zorn, Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council, City Place, 50 West Main Street, Suite 8107, Rochester, NY 14614, 585-454-0190 x14, (email is preferred), or fax at 585-454-0191.  This posting may change and will remain open until filled.

Brief Description of Agency: (Mission Statement) G/FLRPC will identify, define, and inform its member counties of issues and opportunities critical to the physical, economic, and social health of the region. G/FLRPC will provide forums for discussion, debate, and consensus building, and develop and implement a focused action plan with clearly defined outcomes, which include programs, personnel, and funding.

The Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council three main program areas including Economic Development, Regional, Local & Water Resources Planning, and the Data, Technology & Resource Center and is the regional coordinator for the Clean Energy Communities program.  Programs and projects associated with the Economic Development area include the regional federal Economic Development District along with regional economic development coordination, revolving loan funds, strategic planning, development planning, and impact analysis.  Programs and projects associated with the Regional, Local & Water Resources Planning area include water resources planning (such as watershed, groundwater, source water, floodplain, green infrastructure, and stormwater); land use planning; municipal and strategic planning; hazard mitigation planning; resiliency; and training/workshops/conference development and coordination.  Programs and projects associated with the Data, Technology & Resource Center area include demographic and socio-economic data development and analysis; dissemination of data through the New York State Data Center and US Census Bureau Affiliate Programs; working on the Local Update of Census Addresses program to update the Census Master Address File; remote sensing; and a full service geographic information system. 

David Zorn
Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council
50 West Main Street, Suite 8107
Rochester, New York 14614
585-454-0190 x14