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Date: March 23, 2012 (page 1 of 3)

Multiple positions, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (Springfield, MA)

Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, a proactive Regional Planning Agency (RPA) serving New England’s 4th largest metropolitan area located in western MA, seeks highly motivated professionals to fill the following positions

Senior Planner-Land Use:  Proactive regional planning agency seeks highly qualified motivated Senior Planner to focus on land use, zoning and related planning issues.  Qualifications include:  3 or more years of relevant experience, communication skills; and knowledge of Massachusetts land use laws and programs.  Candidates with 5+ years professional zoning experience and a master’s degree in planning are preferred.  Starting salary $45,000 to $66,000/yr w/benefits, depending on qualifications and experience.

Submit a cover letter, resume and three references by target date of 3-1-12 to Timothy W. Brennan, Executive Director, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, 60 Congress Street, Springfield, MA  01040.  Position will remain open until filled or the recruitment is cancelled.  PVPC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion and disability in employment or the provision of services.  An AA/EOE.

Historic Preservation Planner:  Proactive regional planning agency is currently seeking a qualified and highly motivated individual to serve as Historic Preservation Planner within its Community Development Section.  Responsibilities include historic research, investment tax credit certifications, inventory and survey reports, National Register nominations, Section 106 reviews and related historic work.  Master’s degree in planning, architecture or historic preservation preferred with 5+ years of relevant experience.  Salary range $50,000 to $60,000/year with benefits depending on qualifications and experience.  Submit cover letter, resume and three references by target date of February 17, 2012 to James M. Mazik, AICP – Deputy Director, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, 60 Congress Street, Springfield, MA  01104 or jmmazik@pvpc.org.  Position will remain open until filled or recruitment is cancelled.  PVPC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion and disability in employment or the provision of services.  An AA/EOE.

Planner II/Data and Policy Analyst: Seeking self-directed and highly motivated professional with strong analytical capabilities and experience with data analysis for a part time position in the PVPC Regional Information & Policy Center.  Job duties include a primary role in producing a variety of analytical data publications focused on regional economic, housing, transportation, land use, and demographic trends for a wide variety of publication platforms as well as playing an integral role in managing and updating regional databases, responding to data requests from PVPC staff, municipal officials, and other external constituents, and assisting with supervision of interns when necessary and appropriate. Candidates should have strong skills in technical writing and the ability to write about data and trends in a clear and concise manner as well as familiarity with gathering data from government and other website sources. Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in relevant discipline is required.  Two years or more of work experience in a related field is preferred.   This is a part time position of 24 hours/week with a salary range of $14-17/hr with prorated benefits depending on qualifications and experience.

Submit cover letter and resume by target date of February 29, 2012 to the attention of Molly Goren-Watts, Principal Planner/Manager, Regional Information & Policy Center, mgoren-watts@pvpc.org or 60 Congress St, Floor 1, Springfield, MA 01104-3419.  Position will remain open until filled or recruitment is cancelled.  PVPC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion and disability in employment or the provision of services.  An AA/EOE.

Senior Associate, Clean Energy Program (Washington, DC)

The Clean Energy Program is working to accelerate the clean energy economy for its national security, economic and environmental benefits. The Program promotes the adoption of key changes to U.S. energy policy in four sectors: industry, utilities, transportation and research.

Specifically, Pew will build support for:

  • Increasing fuel economy and encouraging the adoption of electric vehicles.
  • Ensuring that the U.S. electric and industrial sectors are cleaner and more efficient.
  • Fostering U.S. innovation through expanded energy research and development.

The Senior Associate, Energy Innovation, Clean Energy Program will oversee the clean energy innovation and research & development initiatives of the Clean Energy Program and implement strategies and tactics to ensure the Program achieves its goals in this area.  The Senior Associate will coordinate with the field, communications and government relations departments in pursuit of success. The Senior Associate represents the Clean Energy Program with external audiences and stakeholders. The Senior Associate will also work with and contribute to other parts of the Clean Energy Program including The Pew Project on National Security, Energy and Climate, industrial energy efficiency, transportation and utilities when they relate to innovation and/or research and development. This position is exempt and is funded through September 30, 2012.

For more details and to apply, visit: https://jobs-pct.icims.com/jobs/2871/job

Part-time Project Manager, Parking & Transportation (Somerville, MA)

The City of Somerville is seeking a temporary part-time Project Manager professional to help implement several new and innovating parking programs and technologies. The Planning/Project Manager is responsible for reviewing and managing several new parking initiatives, such as online permitting, reviewing new parking meter technologies, implementing a new vehicle seizure and on-vehicle notification program, and analyzing demand-based parking programs. The position will also provide direct support for the management team and help represent Traffic and Parking within the local community and at professional organizations or associations.

Contact: Matt Dias at mdias@somervillema.gov.

Planner/Conservation Agent, Town of Tewksbury (Tewksbury, MA)

The town of Tewksbury seeks qualified applicants for the full-time position of Planner/Conservation Agent to assist in land use planning and conservation commission activities. Land use duties include: supporting planning activities, affordable housing program, community preservation program, economic development, and green community initiatives. Conservation duties include: review of applications and compliance inspections; necessary filings and support of the Conservation Commission. Requirements: bachelor’s degree in environmental/land use planning, environmental science, public administration and suitable experience. Knowledge of Mass Wetlands Protection Act, land use planning required. GIS experience highly desirable. AICP and/ or MACC certification preferable. Salary $42,140- $55,936 with full benefits. Applications may be downloaded from the town website at www.tewksbury-ma.gov.

Please send resumes electronically to adminsvcs@tewksbury-ma.gov or application, cover letter and resume may be sent to Administrative Services, 1009 Main St., Tewksbury, MA 01876. Any questions may be directed to Administrative Services at (978) 640-4488. Position will remain opened until filled. AA/EOE. (posted 3/12 exp. 4/12)

Sustainability Coordinator, Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA)

Virginia Tech, founded in 1872 as a land-grant institution, is currently ranked as a Top 30 Public University by US News & World Report and a Top 30 Public Research University by the National Science Foundation. Through a combination of its three missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, Virginia Tech continually strives to accomplish the charge of its motto: Ut Prosim (That I May Serve). As the Commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech serves a diverse population of 30,000+ students and 8000+ faculty and staff from over 100 countries, and is engaged in research around the world. Invent the Future at Virginia Tech.

Position Summary
Lead the development of the sustainability program for Dining Services. Program development will encompass evaluating any current practices having an environmental impact; researching and evaluating options to reduce that impact including feasibility; cost and overall campus impact; and leading the implementation of new programs and practices. Provide guidance and support for staff on sustainability program while taking into account the needs of a foodservice operation. Components of the program to include (but not limited to):

-Oversee and expand The Dining Services Garden at Kentland Farm.

-Increase sourcing of local and sustainable foods campus-wide and at The Farms & Fields Project.

-Manage and expand composting and waste tracking, reduction, and diversion programs.

Represent Dining Services on campus and within the community to facilitate strong partnerships which further sustainability program goals.

Required Qualifications
-Knowledge of environmental management policies, issues, initiatives, and sustainability practices, particularly with regard to sustainable foods and related waste management.

-B.S. and/or equivalent experience in related field

-Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral.

-Ability to work with diverse groups and build partnerships.

-Strong analytical, technical, and planning skills.

-Ability to work independently and as a team leader and member. Teamwork and diplomacy skills a must.

-Ability to develop new projects and institutionalize new sustainability efforts within an academic setting.

Preferred Qualifications
-Knowledge of higher education dining services issues and operations.

-Experience with sustainable food systems in higher education.

-Comprehensive knowledge of Windows 2000/NT, Microsoft Office including PowerPoint, Excel, Project Management, and Outlook.

-Ability to manage social media for outreach purposes.

How to Apply for this Job
Apply to posting online at http://www.hr.vt.edu/employment/

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