Job Opening: Transportation Analyst, Ithaca-Tompkins County Transportation Council

The Transportation Analyst is a mid-level position assisting in different projects critical to the operation of the MPO, including development of the UPWP, TIP and the Long-Range Transportation Plan. The Transportation Analyst will also perform general research and prepare reports documenting technical, administrative and information activities.

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Job Opening: Program Coordinator, Schenectady Metroplex Development Authority

The Program Coordinator is an entry-level position that provides support for the development and implementation of existing and new programs, policies and initiatives for Schenectady Metroplex Development Authority (“Metroplex”), including the administration of the Capital Region Land Bank (the “Land Bank”). The Program Coordinator will report directly to Metroplex’s Project Director who oversees the management of the Land Bank. The Program Coordinator will assist the Project Director with the following responsibilities and functions:

  • Research, develop, and implement best practices to reuse vacant property and spur neighborhood development in the Land Bank’s service district. This includes reviewing existing community plans, participating in neighborhood planning efforts, and working with municipal staff.

  • Coordinate grant compliance reporting to meet various deadlines and requirements.

  • Organize Land Bank property databases and other digital and hard copy records, including those

    shared on the Land Bank’s website.

  • Provide oversight and coordination on development projects to ensure that projects align with

    policies, rules and regulations of the Land Bank. This includes traveling to project sites to

    document development progress.

  • Attend meetings and collaborate with a variety of stakeholders including local municipal

    government officials, economic development agencies, neighborhood organizations, non-profits, and other groups to create opportunities for revitalization of Land Bank properties and neighborhoods.

  • Other duties as assigned.

For more information, see the Attached Document

Job Opening: Budget and Financial Analyst (or Trainee), New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR)

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.

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Job Opening: Community Development Block Grant Administrator, City of Dunkirk

The City of Dunkirk is seeking an experienced professional to be responsible for the Community Development Block Grant and Housing Program.  Work is performed under general direction of the Director of Planning and Development.  Requirements for the position include knowledge of the purposes, principles and terminology and practices employed in municipal community development planning decisions.  Bachelor’s Degree in urban studies, planning, business administration, public administration, political science or related field; six months paid experience in planning, urban design, municipal development, and grant administration.  Competitive salary/benefits. 

Send resume and professional references to: 

David Campola, Director Human Resources
City of Dunkirk
342 Central Avenue,
Dunkirk, New York 14048

The City of Dunkirk is an equal opportunity employer.


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.

Job Opening: Planner, City of Rome, New York

The City of Rome, New York is seeking qualified individuals to apply for an available full-time position as a Planner within the Department of Community & Economic Development.  The position responsibilities will include administration of the local Planning Board, administration of the local Commercial Façade Improvement Program, assistance with the Erie Boulevard Brownfield Opportunity Area Study, and assistance with the implementation of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative projects.  Applicants should be self-motivated and be able to work both in a team setting and independently on various levels of planning and implementation projects. 

This position is a competitive class Civil Service position that may be filled on a provisional basis pending the outcome of the Civil Service examination. 

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to

For more information please see the Attached Document.

Job Opening: Active Transportation Program Manager, Genesee Transportation Council

The Genesee Transportation Council (GTC), located in Rochester, NY, is seeking a Program Manager – Active Transportation. This position is responsible for overseeing all Pedestrian, Bicycling, and Public Transportation Planning for GTC.  GTC is the federally-required Metropolitan Planning Organization for the nine-county Genesee-Finger Lakes Region, which includes the Rochester, New York metropolitan area and is comprised of Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates Counties. The Region is home to 1.2 million residents with nearly 30,000 establishments within its borders that provide 545,000 jobs. The surface transportation system includes approximately 27,000 federal-aid eligible lane miles, 1,600 bridges, public transit services in eight of the nine counties, extensive deployment of Intelligent Transportation Systems, 340 miles of multi-use trail, and two Class I and several short line railroads. 

GTC offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. Interested candidates should apply through the Regional Transit Service (RTS) website. RTS is the Host Agency for GTC. The specific job posting can be found at by clicking on “GTC Program Manager - Active Transportation”.

Job Opening: Geographic Information Systems Technician II Oneida County Department of Planning

Oneida County Department of Planning currently has a GIS Tech II position open, which requires a motivated, engaging, and technically educated professional. This dynamic position supports diverse planning, economic, transportation, environmental, economic, and mapping activities of the Department of Planning.

All applicants must meet the minimum qualifications. The application is through the Oneida County Personnel Department. Full requirements of the title and directions for how to apply are available here: Geographic Information Systems Technician II - Notice of Vacancy

Closing date: December 21, 2018

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

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.

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Job Opening: Neighborhood Planner, City of Syracuse Department of Neighborhood and Business Development

The Neighborhood Planner participates in advancing the housing and community development investments made in Syracuse neighborhoods by providing critical analysis, database management and technical support to the Department of Neighborhood and Business Development. The position reports to the Director of Housing and Neighborhood Planning and participates in supporting the Guiding Principles of the City of Syracuse.

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Job Opening: Executive Director, Adirondack Economic Development Corporation

The Adirondack Economic Development Corporation (AEDC), a not-for-profit economic development corporation whose mission is to “provide access to capital, training and technical assistance to North Country small businesses,” seeks a proven and innovative leader to serve as its next Executive Director.

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Job Opening: Planning Project Manager, EDR

Planning Project Manager:
Environmental Design & Research, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, & Environmental Services, D.P.C. (EDR) is seeking a versatile, team-oriented Project Manager to join our Planning Group. The qualified Planning Project Manager will have at least a BS/BA degree in planning or related field and 7 years of experience in community, environmental, and land use planning and regulation. Candidates should be able to demonstrate strong writing, communication, and problem-solving skills. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong understanding of local, state, or federal funding programs and decision-making processes.

EDR is a multi-disciplinary planning and design firm that has been in business for nearly 40 years (since 1979), and this position represents a career opportunity with one of the leading planning consultants in New York State. The planning group’s portfolio of projects and clients is diverse; we provide services to all types and sizes of municipalities including small rural and large suburban towns, vibrant villages, complex cities, and dynamic counties. In addition to municipal governments, we have also provided planning services to Native American tribal governments, local development corporations, and international corporations. Our areas of expertise include waterfront planning, resiliency and hazard mitigation planning, zoning regulations, park and trails master plans, natural resource inventories, SEQR compliance, neighborhood planning, socioeconomic analysis, consensus building, and all levels of community engagement.
EDR’s staff includes a diverse group of planners as well as ecologists, botanists, wetland specialists, wildlife biologists, GIS specialists, archaeologists, historians, visualization specialists, planners, landscape architects, and civil engineers. Come join our team, work on interesting and challenging projects, and collaborate with our talented group of professionals!

To apply for this position, please submit your resume and letter of interest to or in writing to:
• Environmental Design & Research, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, & Environmental Services, D.P.C., Human Resources, 217 Montgomery Street, Suite 1000, Syracuse, New York 13202