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  • Transportation Planner II:
    Fri, 01 Mar 2024 23:35:54 +0000
    Transportation Planner II LOSjobs Fri, 03/01/2024 - 15:35

    General Statement

    Performs project and grants management duties and technical and professional planning work with oversight of projects for communities and region-wide specialized projects.

    Distinguishing Features of the Class

    An employee in this class performs technical and professional planning work for the French Broad River Metropolitan Planning Organization and region. Work includes carrying out metropolitan transportation planning requirements, serving as project manager for complex projects, including coordinating project teams on special work assignments; applying for and receiving funding for projects and managing the project; conducting complex and technical research; and gathering input from public officials, affected citizens and the public. Employees work on one or more areas of expertise including region-wide planning initiatives, transportation, economic development, and a variety of environmental issues. Work also includes tasks such as providing technical assistance to the local government members; planning and participating in various public participation processes; supporting groups and committees made up of citizen and public officials; evaluating programs and preparing and presenting reports; and complying with grant reporting regulations.

    Work is differentiated from the Planner I classification by the project management and supervisory role and by the breadth and complexity of the projects developed and worked on. Work requires thorough knowledge of the area of expertise to which assigned and of planning concepts, as well as independent judgment and initiative in the performance of duties. Work is performed primarily in an inside environment but also requires field work and travel within, and occasionally outside, the region. Work is performed under general supervision and is evaluated through conferences, observation, reports, progress on projects, and feedback from the clients as well as by success in receiving funding for projects.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Essential Duties and Tasks

    • Manages the Transit Planning portion of the MPO, including the 5307 Suballocation Formula, Job Access Reverse Commute (JARC) funding, 5310 Funding, and other funding sources as required.
    • Manages the MPO Regional Transit Operators Workgroup and the 5307 Subrecipients Workgroup
    • Assists and coordinates tasks required as part of the prioritization process (SPOT)
    • Develops, coordinates, and manages special studies at the MPO, including contracting requirements with local governments, NCDOT, and any other parties
    • Assists with the development of the Metropolitan Transportation, Transportation Improvement Program, Comprehensive Transportation Plan, and other short and long-range transportation planning documents
    • Assists with the MPO Board, Technical Coordinating Committee, and other MPO committees, as needed
    • Provides technical assistance to member governments for bike/ped, transit, freight, or roadway considerations
    • Assists with traffic forecasts, project scoping, and other tasks in cooperation with project implementation agencies
    • Assists with gathering and analyzing data, including data collected as part of public input initiatives
    • Serves as the MPO liason to various community groups and committees, including making presentations, facilitating meetings, and providing materials to assists in transportation planning efforts
    • Coordinates planning activities with affected federal, state, municipal, regional and private agencies.
    • Performs additional related job duties as required.

    Recruitment and Selection Guidelines

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Preferred three years of transportation planning experience.
    • Thorough knowledge and understanding of transportation planning and Metropolitan Planning Organization requirements and responsibilities.
    • Understanding of state and federal transportation funding programs, including North Carolina’s prioritization process.
    • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices, and research methods related to local and regional planning.
    • Thorough knowledge of relevant federal, state and local laws and regulations and of policy changes and advances/changes to programmatic areas of responsibility.
    • Thorough knowledge of regional issues, plans and programs.
    • Thorough knowledge of the application of personal computers to document preparation, GIS research, spreadsheet analysis, presentation software, and other related applications.
    • Considerable skill in the collection, analysis, and presentation of technical data and planning recommendations.
    • Demonstrated ability to analyze and systematically compile technical and statistical information, and to prepared technical reports.
    • Demonstrated ability to evaluate the feasibility of planning alternatives in relation to trends, costs and social pressures and needs.
    • Time management, budgeting and political awareness skills and detail oriented.
    • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written forms, to interpret planning, zoning, and local ordinances to officials and the general public, and to make public presentations.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with public officials, clients, coworkers, and the general public.
    • Ability to provide leadership to other planners, interns, and project team members.

    Organization Conformance Standards for all positions:

    • Perform quality work within deadlines with or without direct supervision.
    • Interact professionally and courteously with other employees, customers and partners.
    • Work effectively as a team contributor on all assignments.
    • Understand the necessity to efficiently and effectively interact, communicate and coordinate work efforts with other employees and organizations in an effective manner to accomplish common task.
    • Function in highly stressful circumstances.
    • Maintain a high level of professionalism and to conduct business in an ethical manner at all times.
    • Maintain regular and punctual attendance.

    Desirable Education and Experience

    Graduation from a four year college or university with a major in planning or related field and considerable experience in municipal, county or regional planning or in work in the technical field of expertise as a consultant or professional; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Prefer Masters degree in related field with at least three years experience in transportation planning and understanding of the role of Metropolitan Planning Organizations.

    Special Requirements

    Driver’s License is usually required and specialized certifications may also be required of individual positions.

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    Enhanced Job Listing - $149.95
    Organization
    Land of Sky Regional Council
    Location

    Asheville, NC
    United States

    Pay Scale
    $59,000 - $70,000
    AICP Certification
    Not required
    Experience Level
    Mid-Level
    Publish Option
    published
    Paid Time
    1709327920
    This position is remote/work from home
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  • Planner:
    Fri, 01 Mar 2024 23:34:47 +0000
    Planner wsmith Fri, 03/01/2024 - 15:34

    City of Morganton

    Position Available

    Planner

    The City of Morganton is a vibrant and energized city of 17,000 citizens located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains with a track record of innovation, creativity, positive results, and a progressive mindset.  The City is looking for a self-starting planning professional who is motivated, well organized, and flexible. 

    We require someone who desires professional challenges, is able to find creative solutions, and has a strong sense of commitment to the community.  The ability to learn, interpret and follow regulatory requirements, paired with the willingness to explore development options to achieve a successful project, is essential to be effective – rather than stopping at what we can’t do, we build partnerships and focus on what can be done.

    This position performs planning work that provides coordinated guidance and regulation of the growth and development of the City. Work includes:

    • Performing the detailed review and analysis of applications for zoning and subdivision approval; including review of site plans, landscaping plans, elevations and plats;
    • Responsibility for thorough documentation and detailed record keeping of applications, subdivisions, and planning advice provided;  
    • Providing clear and courteous advice to property owners, developers, citizens, and other City departments on matters related to zoning codes and ordinances; and
    • Conducting research on zoning, annexation, and other issues.

    Work involves providing technical guidance with considerable public contact on issues requiring judgment, firmness, customer service and tact – strong communication skills (both oral and written) are a must. The ability to operate independently and frequently switch between tasks is essential. This position requires knowledge and expertise typically found in a Bachelor’s degree in Planning or an equivalent combination of experience in planning; education, and training. Must possess or have ability to obtain a valid NC Driver’s License and AICP certification.  

    Pay range is $48,000 - $70,000, dependent on experience. Open until filled, with first review of applications beginning February 19, 2024. Applications may be obtained online at www.morgantonnc.gov or at the Human Resources Department, Morganton City Hall, 305 E. Union Street, Suite A-100, Morganton, NC.  Phone (828) 438-5253. EOE.

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    Premium Job Listing - $199.95
    Organization
    City of Morganton
    Location

    Morganton, NC
    United States

    Pay Scale
    $48,000 - $70,000
    AICP Certification
    Not required
    Experience Level
    Entry Level
    RScherer@morgantonnc.gov
    Publish Option
    published
    Paid Time
    1709318953
    This position is remote/work from home
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  • Senior Planner:
    Fri, 01 Mar 2024 23:31:37 +0000
    Senior Planner wsmith Fri, 03/01/2024 - 15:31

    Are you looking for an exciting opportunity for professional growth and great teamwork in an environment that makes things happen? Morganton is looking for a Senior Planner who is motivated, knowledgeable, well-organized, and flexible to join our team. If you’re a planner who wants a quiet, repetitive job, this may not be the place for you. We want someone who desires professional challenges, develops creative solutions, and has a strong commitment to the community. The ability to interpret and follow regulatory requirements paired with the willingness to explore options to get projects completed is essential for this role. Finding opportunities for developments to be successful is our goal. Moving forward, building partnerships and focusing on what can be done is how we get there.

    The City of Morganton is a vibrant and energized city of 18,000 located in the foothills of North Carolina. We offer scenic rural landscapes and abundant outdoor adventure opportunities such as Morganton Greenway System, Lake James, South Mountains State Park, and Table Rock that make us “Nature’s Playground.” Our downtown district is the hub for cultural arts, local breweries and restaurants, and shopping. The natural beauty and vibrant downtown atmosphere are matched with an innovative local government that has a history of making things happen. We are currently in the beginning stages of creating our IMAGINE Morganton 2040 Comprehensive Plan. This exciting project, several large downtown housing projects, and the recent opening of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics - Morganton Campus and represents the bright future and exciting things to come in our community!

    What we need:

    • Someone flexible and patient enough to handle walk – ins and unplanned phone calls while able to timely complete plan reviews.
    • A planning professional who is technically astute and able to work independently on core responsibilities while providing input and support to others.
    • A skilled communicator who can tailor the message to the specific audience they are addressing.
    • A collaborative teammate that is willing to be involved and contribute across a wide array of departmental functions.
    • An individual with strong organizational and record keeping skills.

    What you can expect:

    The department is filled with hard-working, supportive people looking for someone who understands and embraces the integrated structure of the department – providing a “one stop shop” for developers and seeing how everyone’s roles and specialties are valuable to achieving the ideal results. Team members are willing to give support and get support from each other. Cross functional communication is the way we operate – teamwork is our hallmark.

    The chosen candidate will work with a team of committed professionals who look for ways to say yes. Morganton has a long history of partnering with citizens and developers to find solutions and meet the vision and plans of our community while adhering to our Ordinance. You will have the opportunity to earn the respect of your coworkers through your expertise, teamwork, and commitment.

    The position is part of the Development and Design Department that includes zoning, engineering, landscape architecture and building inspections. This department has a relaxed team culture that works together to quickly find solutions and answers. Our structure means you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of different types of development – large & small scale commercial, single & multi- family, and industrial (pigeon-holed specialization is not allowed). Day to day work focuses on development application review and advice. Special projects such as ordinance research and long-range planning is done on occasion.

    Applications may be obtained online at www.morgantonnc.gov. For more information, see: www.https://www.morgantonnc.gov/hr/page/senior-planner-0

    Option
    Premium Job Listing - $199.95
    Organization
    City of Morganton
    Location

    Morganton, NC
    United States

    Pay Scale
    $48,000 to $70,000
    AICP Certification
    Preferred
    Experience Level
    Mid-Level
    RScherer@morgantonnc.gov
    Publish Option
    published
    Paid Time
    1709318821
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  • Director of Development Services:
    Fri, 01 Mar 2024 00:06:10 +0000
    Director of Development Services humanresources… Thu, 02/29/2024 - 16:06

    The City of Poway is strategically located in the center of San Diego County, just three miles east of Interstate 15 and 20 miles north of downtown San Diego. Nestled in the coastal foothills, Poway has successfully maintained the feel of a traditional American hometown despite its size (population of approximately 50,026). A family-oriented community, Poway repeatedly ranks as one of the best places in the area to raise a family and as one of the safest cities in California.

    This community has distinguished itself as the “City in the Country,” boasting both rural and urban amenities, and is as much characterized by mature landscaping and rolling foothills as it is by a state-of-the-art business park and a broad range of shopping and dining opportunities. Attractive residential neighborhoods are complemented by 55 miles of hiking, riding, and jogging trails, over 7,000 acres of dedicated open space, and many recreational facilities, including the Lake Poway Recreation area, Old Poway Park, the Poway Center for Performing Arts, and the Mickey Cafagna Community Center. A wide range of community events, classes, and recreational opportunities also take place throughout the year, contributing to the City’s sense of community and small-town feel.

    The Development Services Department 

    The current Director of Development Services, Robert Manis, is retiring from the City of Poway after more than 16 years of service to Poway and more than 30 years of service in the public sector. With big shoes to fill, we have opened the recruitment for the Director position. The Director oversees a department budget of $7.5 million and a team of 26 Full-Time Equivalent employees.

    The responsibilities of the Department include traditional activities of administering and implementing the city’s planning, land use, building, code enforcement, and engineering functions.

    Other activities include providing customer service for all permit activities, developing land use ordinances and various specific plans, and reviewing development plans while ensuring sound and workable development programs are designed and maintained for the city. 

    Department staff complete inspections of all capital improvement and development projects, manage traffic safety, design activities, and implement State and Federal Stormwater regulations. The department manages engineering conceptual designs, monitors and reviews environmental documents, administers building safety programs, maintains demographic information, researches and analyzes policy alternatives, and serves as a liaison between members of the public and other departments involved in processing development applications. The Department also administers the City’s Affordable Housing programs.

    Option
    Standard Job Listing - $99.95
    Organization
    City of Poway
    Location

    Poway, CA
    United States

    Pay Scale
    Monthly salary range is $13,473 to $18,862. In addition, the City offers excellent benefits
    Experience Level
    Senior
    Publish Option
    published
    Paid Time
    1709244135
    This position is remote/work from home
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  • Senior Planner:
    Thu, 29 Feb 2024 14:38:36 +0000
    Senior Planner hga Thu, 02/29/2024 - 06:38

    Community planning office Heyer Gruel & Associates, located in Red Bank, NJ has a need for at least one Senior planner. Assignments will include both municipal and private work, including master plans, redevelopment, affordable housing and other planning studies. Must have AICP. New Jersey planning licensure (P.P.) preferred but not required. Strong writing and presentation skills required. Salary competitive. Health insurance and 401K program. Please email resume to mail@hgapa.com.

    Option
    Premium Job Listing - $199.95
    Organization
    Heyer Gruel Associates
    Location

    Red Bank Borough, NJ
    United States

    Pay Scale
    Competitive
    AICP Certification
    Required
    Experience Level
    Senior
    admin@hgapa.com
    Publish Option
    extended
    Paid Time
    1709217516
    This position is remote/work from home
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Job Resources and Links

http://www.planetizen.com/jobs
What I have found to be one of the best job boards out there that is specific to urban design/planning.

http://www.planning.org/jobs/search/
American Planning Association website: Only planning jobs but you must create an account to view all of the jobs.

http://www.acsp.org/job_bank/faculty_positions
Entirely faculty positions for postsecondary education in planning.

http://planningjobs.berkeley.edu/view/all/
Job board with a lot of planning and development jobs in California

http://www.geographyjobs.com/Urban_Planning_Jobs.html
Geography jobs filtered to just show urban design – I think it does better than the other websites like Monster and Simplyhired, but doesn’t have as many postings.

http://www.urbanplannerjobs.com
One of the most extensive job boards exclusive for planning.

http://histpres.com/tag/urban-planning
Urban planning jobs that have a focus on historical preservation. I find this to be a good website for job searching if you are a young professional or looking for an entry level position.

http://www.urs-jobs.com/key/entry-level-urban-design-jobs.html
Many jobs in the construction and engineering fields and some in planning as well.

http://www.cyburbia.org/buzz/planning_jobs
A pretty good search engine that takes from other jobs boards and makes a list specializing in planning jobs.

http://www.ilapa.org/jobpost.html
Illinois Chapter of the American Planning Association job board.

http://jobs.planningresource.co.uk/
A great list of Planning jobs only in the United Kingdom

http://www.jobisjob.com/urban+design/jobs
Job board that is filtered to show just urban design jobs. Has some good posts but you have to siphon through some unrelated posts as well.

http://www.simplyhired.com/a/jobs/list/q-urban+designer
Job board that is filtered to show just urban design jobs. Has some good posts but you have to siphon through some unrelated posts as well.

http://www.indeed.com/q-Urban-Designer-jobs.html
Job board that is filtered to show just urban design jobs. Has some good posts but you have to siphon through some unrelated posts as well.

http://www.cnu.org/resources/jobs-rfps
Congress for New Urbanism job board – good for people looking for urban design jobs or jobs where environmental design is important.

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