Municipal Employment Opportunity

Post Date:  2/14/19
Close Date:  2/28/19

Summary: The Town of Southbury is looking for a Consultant to serve as the Economic Development Director for up to 24 hours per week. Assists and advises the First Selectman and the Economic Development Commission on matters relating to the promotion and development of the economic resources of the Town to improve the tax base, employment and stimulate business activity. Responsibilities include planning and managing special economic development projects, identifying grant opportunities and funding sources and attending Economic Development Commission meetings. Considerable experience in economic and community development, including administrative responsibility. Graduation from four year college or university, preferably with a specialization in economic and community development or equivalent combination of education and experience. Please forward resume and portfolio of work to selectoffice@southbury-ct.gov. Deadline for submitting applications is February 28, 2019. ADA/EOE.



Shared Municipal Planner

Post Date: 1/06/2019
Close Date: Open until filled 

Summary: The Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments (NVCOG) is the regional planning organization (RPO) for 19 municipalities in West-Central Connecticut, with offices located in the City of Waterbury, and serves as the transportation staff for the Greater Bridgeport and Valley MPO and Central Naugatuck Valley MPO.  NVCOG is a growth oriented 

The Shared Municipal Planner position involves evaluation and coordination responsibilities for multiple NVCOG member municipalities in the planning and implementation of programs concerning land use development and growth, as well as assisting in the development of short and long term community initiatives to manage the economic expansion of the municipalities. Duties include: providing administrative and technical staff assistance to the participating municipalities’ Planning and Zoning Commission and others at the direction of the Chief Elected Official, and reviewing various land use, subdivision, special permit and site development plans. Knowledge of principles and practices of land use planning, zoning regulations, environmental protection and architectural design is essential. A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in urban, regional, or environmental planning, public administration, engineering, or a closely related field is required.  A Bachelor’s degree maybe substituted with a combination of training and work experience in the required or related fields that demonstrates the knowledge and ability to perform the duties. American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) accreditation or ability of obtain accreditation is preferred. Examine the full job description at nvcogct.org
Salary: Depending on qualifications -- $60,000-$75,000 (35 hours/week, full time). Benefits include a comprehensive health insurance plan, including dental and vision, and retirement.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter indicating which job you are applying for, resume, references and representative examples of your relevant work and writing to  Mark C. Nielsen, Director of Planning, NVCOG at: jobs@nvcogct.org. Reviews of applications will begin immediately. The NVCOG reserves the right to accept in lieu of specific qualifications any combination of training and work experience that in its opinion demonstrates the experience, knowledge and ability to perform the duties. Applications will be kept in confidence until interviews are completed. The NVCOG is an equal opportunity employer.