Regional Planner

Organization: Connecticut Metropolitan Council of Governments

Posted: September 15, 2023 | Closing: September 29, 2023

Job Description

MetroCOG seeks qualified candidates for the position of Regional Planner. Under the supervision of the Planning Director the Regional Planner will:

  • Support a portfolio of local and regional planning studies and technical assistance projects.
  • Research potential grant opportunities and assist in drafting/reviewing applications.
  • Serve as a liaison between member municipalities, community stakeholders and government agencies during the planning process.
  • Facilitate public outreach and participation activities for various initiatives.
  • Develop project scopes, schedules, deliverables, and budgets.
  • Collect and analyze data to support the regional planning process.
  • Create maps and spatially illustrate trends, patterns, and operating conditions.
  • Utilize GIS to support municipal/regional planning and public outreach activities.
  • Conduct land parcel, network, and/or freight analyses, business inventories and transportation impact assessments.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining the Regional Metropolitan Transportation Plan and Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP).
  • Attend meetings, conferences, workshops, and training sessions determined by supervisor.

Job Qualifications
To be considered for the position of Regional Planner, candidates must have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field of study (Urban Planning, Public Administration, Public Policy, or a closely related field),
  • Minimum of 1-year of relevant work experience,
  • Self-motivated, highly organized, and detail oriented,
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skill,
  • Ability to think critically and strategically in solving problems,
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint),
  • Working knowledge of ESRI’s ArcGIS Pro is preferrable.

Compensation and Benefits
This is a full time, 35-hour per week hybrid position. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits include employer-paid health, vision, and dental insurance and the option to participate in the agency’s retirement plan matching program. MetroCOG is an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply

E-mail a cover letter and resume to:

Matthew Fulda, Executive Director
Connecticut Metropolitan Council of Governments
1000 Lafayette Boulevard, Suite 925
Bridgeport, Connecticut 06604

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