Job Opening: Project Coordinator, Parks & Trails New York

Parks & Trails New York is the leading statewide advocate for New York’s parks and trails, providing a voice for park and trail users and supporters with decision makers and the environmental community. 

PTNY seeks a dynamic project coordinator to promote outdoor recreation and active transportation through advocacy and planning efforts, as well as implementing various programs and events. 

Tasks and Duties 

  • Develop materials, perform direct outreach and attend meetings, conferences and other events to promote trail use and communicate the connection between outdoor tourism and economic development 

  • Assist with research into the economic, health and environmental benefits of developing trail networks and encouraging active transportation 

  • Provide technical assistance to communities looking to develop new multi-use trails and promote existing trail networks 

  • Advocate for legislation promoting outdoor recreation and trail network development, including organizing coalition efforts 

  • Coordinate with state agencies and municipalities to address issues related to the development and management of multi-use trails 

  • Develop and produce print and electronic newsletters, social media posts, reports, and other publications 


  • Minimum B.S. in planning, landscape architecture, natural resource management, public administration, recreation, or related field and at least two years of related experience 

  • Ability to work with diverse stakeholders, build consensus, and inspire and motivate communities and constituents to action 

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including meeting facilitation and public presentations 

  • A self-starter able to work with minimum supervision on multiple assignments and projects and thrive in a collaborative and fast-paced office environment 

Additional Skills/Experience Desired 

  • Familiarity with NYS parks and trails and environmental and planning issues 

  • Experience with state and local government and non-profit organizations. 

  • Knowledge of GIS mapping and analytical tools and design software 

  • A passion for outdoor recreation and the environment 

Work Hours: F/T position based in Albany with some in-state travel and evening and overnight commitments Compensation: Competitive salary and excellent benefits package 

How to Apply: Submit a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to Project Coordinator Search, Parks & Trails New York, 29 Elk Street, Albany, NY 12207, The position will remain open until filled. 

Parks & Trails New York is an equal opportunity employer. 

Internship: City of Amsterdam Community & Economic Development Department

Community Development Intern


This position exists in the City of Amsterdam Department of Community and Economic Development and involves responsibility for providing assistance in the planning, developing, and implementing of community and economic development programs. The work is performed under the direct supervision of the Community and Economic Development Director.

Typical Functions:

  • Assists staff in collecting and preparing data for various planning projects;

  • Conducts field work, collects parcel data and searches land records;

  • Assists planning staff at community meetings;

  • Presents report findings at community meetings;

  • Researches funding sources and writes grant proposals;

  • Conducts basic office functions as needed, such as data entry, file management, and customer service;

  • Prepares maps and planning reports of limited or variable complexity; and

  • Assist in the DRI process and other projects at the discretion of the Director.

Typical Skills:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Strong research and analytical skills

  • Motivated self-starter able to work independently

  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment

  • Flexibility and desire to work on varying planning projects

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability to work independently under general supervision

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduated or enrolled in a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university, with a focus in planning, grant writing, business or public administration, economics, political science, or a related field; or enrolled in high school with an interest in planning and economic development.

Position Details:

The internship can begin and end based on the schedule of the chosen applicant, within the months of May to September. Successful applicants can work between 20 and 40 hours a week. The position will be located at Amsterdam City Hall, at 61 Church Street, Amsterdam, NY 12010.

Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter in PDF format by 4pm on May 10th to Amanda Bearcroft, Director of Community & Economic Development at

Internship: Orange County Planning Department

The Orange County Planning Department is now accepting applications for the position of Intern. The work involves responsibility for providing research assistance and staff support on special projects to the Planning Department in Orange County Government. Topics addressed by the Planning Department include land use, transportation, mass transit, natural resources, and agriculture. Intern positions provide an on-the-job training situation through exposure to many facets of County Government while at the same time contributing to the upgrading of on-going County programs, technical projects and formulation and testing of new programs and services. Work is carried out in accordance with established policies and procedures and involves the study of problems, gathering relevant information and developing and preparing reports with findings and recommendations designed to assist management in the decision-making process. The work is performed under the general supervision of the department head. Does related work as required. Further information about the Planning Department is available on our website:


  1. (A)  Completion of 12 semester credits from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees; OR

  2. (B)  Training and/or work experience appropriate to the responsibilities of the particular department assignment as determined by the Department Head.

SALARY: $16.7549 per hour (up to 35 hours/week for 8 weeks) SEND APPLICATION APRIL 26, 2019 TO:

Orange County Planning Department
124 Main Street
Goshen, NY 10924
Phone: (845) 615-3840/ Fax: (845) 291-2533 ATTN: Ellen Russell

Employment applications can be downloaded from Orange County’s website. Please visit and follow the link to the Department of Human Resources page.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Date of Issue: 4/5/2019 Position#19570

Internship: City of Albany’s Department of Planning and Development

The City of Albany’s Department of Planning and Development is an interdisciplinary office of professionals that apply progressive urban planning practices to preserve and protect neighborhoods, manage and promote adaptive land use, and guide sustainable growth in our community. The Department is seeking an intern to assist Planners in project management, review, regulatory and public noticing compliance, and the administration of the Historic Resources Commission (HRC), Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) and Planning Board (PB).


  • Draft and edit agendas, presentations and decisions for HRC, BZA and PB workshops and meetings

  • Assist planners with development reviews and project management

  • Attend project meetings and provide accurate meeting minutes

  • Perform zoning and land use research, provide analysis and findings

  • State Environmental Quality Review

  • Data entry

  • Qualifications

  • Students currently involved in graduate coursework related to urban and regional planning

  • Strong research and data analysis skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products

  • Ability to work independently under general supervision

Position Details

This internship will begin in May and conclude in September with the possibility of an extension. Successful applicants are expected to complete a minimum of 20 hours per week and will receive a stipend of $500 per month. The position will be located at the Planning Office at 200 Henry Johnson Boulevard.

Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter in PDF format by 5 PM on Friday, May 3rd to Yasmine Robinson, Deputy Director of Planning at

Job Opening: Director of Planning and Zoning, Bolton, NY

The Town of Bolton, NY is accepting applications for Director of Planning and Zoning. Interested applicants can review job description and minimum requirements for the position on the Town of Bolton website ( under the employment tab or by contacting the Town Supervisor's Office at (518)-644-2461. Resumes should be sent to the Town Supervisor, PO Box 698, Bolton Landing, NY 12814. Salary commensurate with education and experience, competitive civil service examination required. Resumes will be accepted through May 17,2019.

Job Opening: Senior Planner, NP&V

NPV is seeking a full-time Senior Planner for our growing Hudson Valley Office, located in Suffern, NY. We represent numerous municipal and private clients in Rockland, Orange, Ulster, Sullivan, Dutchess and Westchester counties. Our Hudson Valley office supports the professional team in our Melville, Long Island office. Minimum requirements include a master's degree in planning or related field and at least 6 years of professional planning experience or a bachelor's degree in planning and at least 8 years of professional planning experience. AICP Certification is preferred. We are looking for a self-motivated and energetic individual with excellent communication skills.

Roles/Project Responsibilities:

- Manage planning and zoning studies and projects and oversee junior level planners and support staff, project scheduling; prepare document and graphics.

- Review development applications (site and subdivision plans, special use permits), SEQRA compliance, report preparation, and attend evening board meetings as staff planner for municipal clients within our region.

- SEQRA document preparation, including EISs, for public and private clients.

Skill Requirements:

- Advanced knowledge and experience in the principles, practices & techniques of environmental and land use planning, and a working knowledge of New York State land use and environmental regulations. Candidate may have proficiency in related field including urban design, ecology, hydrology, geology, geography or similar field.

- Excellent writing and public speaking skills.

- Excellent interpersonal skills.

- Ability to manage projects effectively and efficiently and meet deadlines and budgets.

Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Adobe Acrobat required. Familiarity with ESRI GIS a plus.

Please send an email to the management team at In your response, please include your resume, letter of interest including salary history/requirements, and at least one technical writing sample.

RFP: Housing Master Plan for Dover & Wilmington, VT

The Bi-Town Housing Committee is requesting proposals from experienced consulting firms to develop a Housing Master Plan for Dover and Wilmington, VT. The selected firm will complete an inventory and analysis of housing within the community, and then prepare a Strategic Action Plan that facilitates an improvement in both the quantity and quality of housing over the next twenty years.

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Job Opening: Water Quality Program Coordinator, Southern Tier 8 Regional Board

Seeking Water Quality Program Coordinator to join the team at Southern Tier 8 Regional Board, to assist the 15 municipalities in the Broome Tioga Stormwater Coalition to meet EPA & DEC stormwater regulations. This position is a blend of fieldwork, spatial database development, project management and grant administration.

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Internship: Syracuse Metropolitan Transportation Council

The internship is related to transportation planning and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as well as related technologies (mapping, GPS, databases, etc.). This position may also have substantial field work and transportation data collection tasks such as vehicular traffic counts, pedestrian counts, or review and documentation of existing transportation or land use conditions.

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RFQ: Creative Economy Consultant, Albany Housing Authority

AHA intends to execute a repositioning strategy for a 28,000 square foot, 2-story office/warehouse building strategically located in Albany‘s South End neighborhood. The focus is to establish creative economy industry business models in this neighborhood with a vision to co-locate multiple businesses in the facility, with one or two professional studios or businesses as the anchors. A detailed description of the premises is available via the site tour or electronic floor plans.

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Job Opening: Assistant Town Planner, Tolland, CT

The Town of Tolland is seeking a full-time Assistant Planner that also serves as the Zoning Enforcement Officer, Wetlands Agent, and administers the Town’s GIS.  The Assistant Planner administers the permitting process, assists with reviews of land use applications, and assists various boards and commissions among other duties.  The Planning and Zoning Commission is updating the Plan of Conservation and Development, providing an opportunity for the Assistant Planner to be involved in the long-range planning process.

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Job Opening: Director of Business Attraction, Greene County Human Resources Department

The Director of Business Attraction represents the interests of the County in economic development activities, including: the attraction of new business and capital investment as well as the retention and expansion of existing businesses; revolving loan fund origination and underwriting; portfolio management; strategic planning; marketing and advertising.

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Job Opening: Community Development Specialist, Tioga County Economic Development and Planning

This position exists in the Economic Development and Planning Department and involves a diverse range of community development and planning program functions.  The functions include, but are not limited to: responsibility for assisting local communities in developing comprehensive land use and development plans, assisting in the development of economic and industrial plans and participating in the identification, application and administration of local, state and federal grants for the County’s economic development program

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