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.

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2019 Chapter Sponsorships

The New York Upstate Chapter of the American Planning Association is kicking- off its 2019 sponsorship call and we need your support! Today, our Chapter has more than 750+ members across Upstate New York representing professional planners in a wide variety of public, private, and non-profit organizations. This sponsorship call includes opportunities for visibility on our website, in our newsletter and at Spring Planners Day, and offers a cost-effective way for your organization to reach our professional membership and promote your services and products throughout the year.

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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. 

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2019 AICP Reduced Fee Scholarship Program

The 2019 AICP Reduced Fee Scholarship Program has been announced and submissions will be accepted until 4pm on 2/22/19.

Submissions must include a written explanation of financial hardship (including the financial hardship(s) which necessitate the request. Submissions must be sent to the Chapter Professional Development Officer (Richard Guarino AICP - The winner will be announced on March 1.

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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: 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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