Associate Planner – Public Health

Organization: Berkshire Regional Planning Commission
Website: http://berkshireplanning.org

Posted: November 3, 2018 | Closing: December 31, 2018


Job Description

Berkshire Regional Planning Commission (BRPC) seeks one full-time Associate Planner for the Public Health Program. The Associate Planner will be responsible for providing administrative and planning support for a complex public health program serving all regions of Berkshire County. This position will concentrate on planning activities related to prevention of opioid misuse and its consequences, and will also provide assistance to multiple other public health projects.

The Associate Planner will provide support to and perform entry-level planning duties for the programs listed herein: the Berkshire Opioid Addiction Prevention Collaborative (BOAPC), Berkshire Public Health Alliance (BPHA), Berkshire County Boards of Health Association (BCBOHA), Age Friendly Berkshires, and other current and future public health programs and projects. Position is 35 hours per week. This position is grant funded and reliant upon the continued availability of funding.

As a regional Planning agency, BRPC prepares regional and community plans and works to implement them. In addition to public health, BRPC also provides direct technical assistance to its 32-member municipalities in areas such as economic development, housing, transportation, energy and environment and community development and land use. The successful candidate must demonstrate strong organizational and administrative abilities. The candidate must also have strong analytic and writing capabilities, an ability to complete assignments successfully and demonstrate a strong ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of people. Community Health Workers are strongly encouraged to apply. Ability to work with and coordinate with diverse populations, including community members, volunteers, business owners and management, health administrators and other medical professionals, boards of health and other municipal officials and Massachusetts Department of Public Health representatives. Strong written and oral communication skills are required. Working proficiency in all Microsoft Office programs and ability to learn other agency software programs. Strong organizational skills; ability to meet deadlines and to manage multiple project assignments under time constraints. The ability to work independently is essential. A bachelor’s degree in public health, counseling, addiction services or a related field is required, although for an exceptional candidate a combination of education and relevant experience totaling four years may be considered. Professional experience in addiction, trauma, outreach or public health preferred.

The starting salary range for this position is $21.28-$24.53 per hour, with a very attractive benefits package. Minimum work per week is 35 hours per week with flex time available. Benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, disability and life insurance. Occasional work outside regular business hours is required on weekends and evenings.

The applicant must have a reliable car available for use during work hours and be willing to travel within Berkshire County and for state and regional meetings outside the County. Mileage for travel will be reimbursed at the Federal mileage reimbursement rate.

Submit the following items to info@berkshireplanning.org, by e-mail only: cover letter, resume, and a one-page writing sample. Please include the phrase Associate Planner-Public Health in the subject line of your e-mail. No telephone calls. Position available immediately and open until filled. A full position description and information about BRPC is available at http://berkshireplanning.org/about/employment-and-internship-opportunities/.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic office, committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from minorities and women. EOE Smoke-and Drug-free Workplace.


How to Apply

Submit the following items to info@berkshireplanning.org, by e-mail only: cover letter, resume, and a one-page writing sample. Please include the phrase Associate Planner-Public Health in the subject line of your e-mail. No telephone calls. Position available immediately and open until filled. A full position description and information about BRPC is available at http://berkshireplanning.org/about/employment-and-internship-opportunities/.



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