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Senior Development Specialist, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)

July 10, 2016 by nrantisi in Uncategorized

 Executive Office

Senior Development Specialist (SRDV62016)

Job Category:                         Senior

Experience Required:            5 to 10 years

Salary Range:                         $65,700 – $81,453

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is seeking a full-time employee to focus on external fundraising, grant seeking, and resource development. Within the CMAP organizational structure, this Senior level position requires significant experience but does not entail managerial responsibilities. Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

CMAP is the region’s official comprehensive planning organization. The agency and its partners are developing ON TO 2050, a new comprehensive regional plan to help the seven counties and 284 communities of northeastern Illinois implement strategies that address transportation, housing, economic development, open space, the environment, and other quality-of-life issues. See www.cmap.illinois.gov for more information.

Position Description

Reporting to the Chief of Staff, the Senior Development Specialist will design and execute a comprehensive funding development and stewardship strategy for CMAP.

One of CMAP’s top priorities is diversification of its revenue sources. Historically, the agency has been funded primarily through federal and state transportation resources, which currently provide $16 million of the agency’s approximately $17 million annual budget. Across the country, coordinated planning and implementation is increasingly being carried out through innovative, cross-sector partnerships that involve a range of funding partners. Over the past five years, CMAP has successfully submitted proposals for competitive grants from federal, state, county, and philanthropic funding sources and has fostered strong, ongoing relationships with funding organizations as both thought and implementation partners. Now, to better support its comprehensive planning mission, CMAP seeks to create a more diversified revenue stream by doubling its current annual $1 million in non-transportation funds from both public and private funding sources. The Senior Development Specialist will lead the effort to achieve this initial goal.

Responsibilities

Development strategy:  The person hired will coordinate with each of CMAP’s four departments: Planning; Policy and Programming; Communications and Outreach; and Finance and Administration to develop a deep understanding of CMAP’s goals within each of these departments and their respective program areas. The person hired will help identify areas for expansion of programs within each of these departments based on potential external sources of funding (including government, foundation, or other private grants), ensure consistency of potential new funding sources with the agency’s strategic plan and direction from the CMAP Board, develop an agency-wide development plan to access the identified funding sources with specific goals and targets, and implement that plan with the support of senior program staff, the Executive Director, and the CMAP Board.

Grant Application Process Management: The person hired will work with CMAP program staff to screen potential grant opportunities available through competitive programs, particularly government programs, and other nonprofit, foundation, or private organization programs. The person hired will also write grant applications, in collaboration with program experts. The person hired will ensure that CMAP program and grant managers are educated on the grant requirements once the funding source is secured to make sure each grant is properly executed.

Reporting: The person hired will provide reports to the Executive Director and the CMAP Board on the success of development activities while seeking to learn from unsuccessful applications and funder outreach efforts so that future attempts can be improved, as well as tracking success and measuring performance against goals. The person hired will also work with internal grant managers to ensure compliance with reporting requirements for successful grants.

Relationship management: The person hired will strategically use existing relationships between CMAP staff and the Board with potential external funders, while helping to guide the agency’s Executive Director and other senior staff to develop new relationships that enhance external fundraising. The person hired will also develop and maintain long-term relationships with key funders and prospects

Qualifications and Skills

A successful candidate for this position will have the following qualifications and skills:

  • Experience in development and fundraising. The candidate should have proven success in raising funds on behalf of a large nonprofit or public sector organization. The ideal candidate will have familiarity with government funding sources (particularly federal programs), philanthropic organizations, corporate funders, and other potential funding sources.
  • Experience in the Chicago region. While not a requirement, CMAP would prefer a candidate who is familiar with the government, philanthropic, and corporate environment in the Chicago metropolitan area.
  • Knowledge of CMAP’s work. The candidate should be familiar with the public policy issues in which CMAP specializes, including transportation, land use, housing, economic and community development, the natural environment, and similar topics. Current priorities for fundraising include economic and community development, water resources, public health, local capacity building, and governance, although additional priorities will be identified through ON TO 2050, CMAP’s next long-term regional plan.
  • The candidate should be able to take initiative and proactively build relationships with appropriate groups. Must be a dynamic self-starter who is politically savvy.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are required, including the ability to convey complex ideas through brief and easy-to-understand materials and the ability to make compelling public presentations.
  • Teamwork and collaboration. The candidate should be skilled at working with others to reach common goals and objectives, managing and contributing to complex projects, and working as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Relationship building. The candidate should also be skilled at establishing and cultivating strong relationships with peers, both inside and outside of the organization, and be familiar with tracking and reporting on contact data.

 Education and/or Experience

A Bachelor’s degree is required, and a Master’s degree in a relevant field is preferred. Requires at least 5 to 10 years of work experience in fundraising, grant writing, or a similar field for a large nonprofit or government organization. Should also have knowledge of the public policy fields in which CMAP works — transportation, land use, economic and community development, housing, the natural environment, and others.

How to Apply

Please submit cover letter and resume via the web at: http://www.cmap.illinois.gov/about/careers. Please refer to Job Code (SRDV62016).

Posting End Date

This posting will close on July 17, 2016. All applications must be completed and submitted within that timeframe.

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

 

Outreach Associate, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)

July 10, 2016 by nrantisi in Uncategorized

CMAP Communications & Outreach

Outreach Associate (OURE62016)

July 5, 2016

 

Job Category:                          Associate

Experience Required:             3 to 5 years

Salary Range:                          $54,000 – $66,933

 

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is seeking to hire two full-time Outreach Associates to assist with the agency’s stakeholder engagement. CMAP is our region’s official comprehensive planning organization. The agency and its partners are developing ON TO 2050, a new comprehensive regional plan to help the seven counties and 284 communities of northeastern Illinois implement strategies that address transportation, housing, economic development, open space, the environment, and other quality-of-life issues. See www.cmap.illinois.gov for more information. For detailed information about our benefits, please go to http://www.cmap.illinois.gov/about/careers#benefits.

 

Position Description

The Outreach Associate will help to develop and manage outreach and engagement to CMAP’s diverse base of stakeholders, which include local governments, transportation implementers, community organizations, non-profits, advocacy groups, civic organizations, and the business community, among others. The Outreach Associate will help translate planning principles and policies to these CMAP constituencies, while using a wide variety of skills and tools — particularly social media — to ensure active public participation in comprehensive regional planning.

Some in-region travel and late evenings/weekends are required.

Responsibilities

  • Stakeholder engagement:
    • Help develop and implement long- and short-term strategies for the agency’s engagement with its stakeholders.
    • Plan and execute events — such as workshops, forums, and conferences — that advance CMAP’s outreach program, both in CMAP’s offices and off-site.
    • Expand and deepen CMAP’s network of stakeholders.
    • Maintain a high standard of communication with stakeholders.
    • Assist with ongoing outreach, such as the CMAP Citizens Advisory Committee, the “Municipal Matters” quarterly newsletter, and the Future Leaders in Planning program.
    • Assist in outreach to Councils of Government and Councils of Mayors.
    • Work cooperatively with other CMAP program offices to gain an understanding of the programs to most effectively represent them in public settings.
  • Social media: Help develop and implement the agency’s social media strategies.
  • Database management: Help maintain and expand the agency’s database of outreach contacts and activities.
  • Research: Explore best practices and innovation in outreach tools and methods to support the agency’s engagement.
  • Assist in developing speeches, presentations, written reports, memoranda, and materials to inform, educate, and encourage public involvement.
  • Provide other assistance as needed to support effective external and internal engagement for CMAP.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The Outreach Associate must have excellent skills in public speaking, writing, facilitating, social media, and other forms of engagement. The Outreach Associate must be a self-starter and quick learner — someone who is not afraid to ask questions and is willing to take on additional responsibilities and leadership. Strong time management and organizational skills are also necessary. Multilingual skills, especially Spanish fluency, are a plus.

The position requires a background in urban planning and policy, attention to detail, writing and editing skills, experience facilitating group discussions, familiarity with survey tools, Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point, social media skills, and database management capability. The Outreach Associate should have familiarity with database management and customer relationship platforms, such as EveryAction or Sales Force.

Education and Experience

B.A. degree is required (M.A. preferred) in a relevant discipline such as Urban Planning, Public Policy, Public Administration, Journalism, Communications, English, or Marketing.

Prior work experience is required and should include demonstrated aptitude in writing and oral communications in a team environment. Demonstrated ability to manage and contribute to complex projects is preferred.

How to Apply

Please submit cover letter and resume via the web at: http://www.cmap.illinois.gov/about/careers. Please refer to Job Code (OURE62016).

Posting End Date

This posting will close on August 5, 2016. All applications must be completed and submitted within that timeframe.

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Planner 1 positions – City and County of San Francisco, California

June 28, 2016 by nrantisi in Uncategorized

5277 Planner I

$29.85 – $36.28/hour; $5,174.00 – $6,288.00/month; $62,088.00 – $75,452.00/year

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

There are two 5277 Planner I positions available in the Current Planning Division, City and County of San Francisco

The first position in our Current Planning Division will specifically support the Northwest Quadrant Team.  The 5277 Planner I will assist with reviewing and process of discretionary permits and land use applications within a specific geographic area of the City, in conformance with the City’s long-range planning goals for the team.

The second position in our Current Planning Division, will specifically support the Historic Preservation Team.  The 5277 Planner I will assist in the data collection and mapping of completed historic resource surveys.  Tasks include conducting focused archival research, finalizing survey documents, synthesizing survey data and creating maps using GIS.  The ideal candidate should have an educational background in historic preservation; strong writing, organizational; and analytical skills; and GIS mapping experience.

The essential functions of this job include, but are not limited to:

  • Reviewing building permits, variances, use permit and other miscellaneous permit applications;
  • Recording appropriate data and preparing recommendations for the department, Planning Commission and other City Commissions;
  • Reviewing planning activities, goals, programs, zoning ordinances, rules, regulations, policies and procedures;
  • Providing information orally and in writing to City agencies, property owners, developers, community organizations and the general public;
  • Conducting site and field inspections of land, economic activities, transit patterns, buildings and streets;
  • Preparing computer based and hard copy graphic materials;
  • Conducting research studies, surveys and interviews to obtain data and formulating recommendations to assist in planning policies, plans for future developments and determinations of the environmental impacts of proposed projects;
  • Assisting in the preparation, revision and performing of updates of the General Plan and Planning Code and other governmental regulatory codes.
  • Planner I’s may be required to attend meetings or participate in work-related activities outside of normal working hours (evenings and weekends) in various community locations.  Some positions may require possession of a valid driver license and may require specialized experience in order to perform department-specific planning duties.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in city, regional, or urban planning, or a closely related field such as architecture, landscape architecture, geography, urban studies, public administration, historical preservation, or environmental studies;

OR

Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; AND one (1) year of city or urban planning, transportation, urban design, historical preservation, architectural or environmental review experience.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.

  • Experience with Geographic Information System (GIS).
  • Strong analytical, verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

HOW TO APPLY:

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are being accepted through an online process.

Visit: http://www.jobaps.com/SF/sup/BulPreview.asp?R1=TEX&R2=5277&R3=067722 to register an account and view this complete job announcement for application submission requirements.

 

Design Trust for Public Space – 4 Fellowships, Deadline extended to July 5th!

June 21, 2016 by nrantisi in Uncategorized
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 5TH!
Unlocking the potential of NYC’s public spaces
FUTURE CULTURE: CONNECTING STATEN ISLAND’S WATERFRON
Apply for Four Fellowships in Participatory Art, Urban Design, Policy, Graphic Desig
Design Trust and Staten Island Arts are partnering to create a cultural plan for Staten Island’s North Shore.The multi-year project, entitled Future Culture: Connecting Staten Island’s Waterfront, will experiment with ways for engaging local artists and community members, area developers, and city agencies in planning the borough’s rapidly expanding downtown in the North Shore waterfront together. Seeking to ensure the social, ethnic, and economic diversity of the community for years to come, the selected Fellows will produce design and planning ideas, and create policy recommendations. They will test new ideas through public art pilots, which will inform long-term strategies for neighborhood revitalization, sustainability, and equitable economic development.

Future Culture has the participation and support of NYC Economic Development Corporation and developers including BFC Partners,IronstateNew York Wheel, and Triangle Equities.

Participatory Art Fellow
The Participatory Art Fellow will serve as the lead Fellow and will be responsible for community organizing and engagement, and the visioning process for how art and other cultural practices can enrich the public realm of the area and express the unique conditions of its waterfront. Learn more>

Urban Design Fellow
The Urban Design Fellow will be responsible for the physical documentation and analysis of the area, identification of key sites, and recommendations for effectively facilitating and integrating public art and cultural activities into the built environment. Learn more>

Policy Fellow
The Policy Fellow will be responsible for assessing the structural and systemic challenges of the area’s public- and privately-controlled ‘public realm’, opportunities associated with the way artists, arts organizations, culturalgroups, and informal practitioners present and produce work in the area, and how these issues should be addressed to define the character of public space and grow the cultural community in this time of transformation. Learn more>

Graphic Design Fellow
The Graphic Design Fellow will be responsible for developing the identity and graphic system for the project to effectively communicate and deploy design-thinking with diverse audiences throughout the Future Culture process. Learn more>

How to Apply
Candidates should send a single PDF (maximum of 10 pages and 5 MB), including  a cover letter specifying the Fellowship category they are applying for, a curriculum vitae, and a sample of relevant work to fellowship@designtrust.org. The deadline to apply is June 28, 2016, at5:00 pm.

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Assistant/Associate Planner (ON TO 2050 Regional Plan), Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning

June 13, 2016 by nrantisi in Uncategorized

Job Category: Assistant/Associate Planner (AST62016)

Experience Required: 0 to 2 years (Assistant); 3 to 5 years (Associate)

Salary Range: Assistant: $45,000 – $55,803/ Associate: $54,000 – $66,933

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is seeking to hire a full-time employee to contribute to the agency’s long-range planning efforts and, secondarily, to help advance the Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program. The position will be filled at the Associate or Assistant level. Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

CMAP was created in 2005 to integrate planning for land use and transportation in the counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will. CMAP is our region’s official comprehensive planning organization. The agency and its partners are developing ON TO 2050, a new comprehensive regional plan to help the seven counties and 284 communities of northeastern Illinois implement strategies that address transportation, housing, economic development, open space, the environment, and other quality-of-life issues. See www.cmap.illinois.gov for more information. For detailed information about our benefits, please go to http://www.cmap.illinois.gov/about/careers#benefits.

Position Description

This position is expected to contribute primarily to the development of the ON TO 2050 plan.

Due in October 2018, ON TO 2050 will substantially build on GO TO 2040’s recommendations, address new issues, and provide more specific and actionable guidance for implementation.

Major plan development activities currently underway include policy development on a variety of topics, existing conditions analysis, public engagement and scenario planning, creation of the socioeconomic forecast, and development of fiscally constrained capital projects and the financial plan for transportation. This position will participate in a variety of activities across these ongoing tasks, but will likely focus primarily on the first three. Following completion of the plan in October 2018, the position will contribute to implementation of ON TO 2050; specific responsibilities will depend on plan recommendations and the candidate’s skills and interests.

This position may also contribute to the LTA program depending on the selected candidate’s interests and skill sets. The LTA program was initiated in spring 2011 to create innovative local projects in the Chicago region that support livability principles, implement GO TO 2040, and build capacity in local communities. Over 130 projects have been completed to date, with 50 more underway, including comprehensive plans, corridor or subarea plans, zoning revisions, studies of special topics such as housing, stormwater management, or economic development, and similar planning activities. To obtain more information on the LTA program, please visit www.cmap.illinois.gov/lta.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

? Familiarity with the purpose, scope, and practice of regional planning.

? Knowledge of or familiarity with local planning practice in northeastern Illinois, including plan and ordinance preparation, and the role of appointed and elected officials.

? Understanding of the links between transportation, land use, housing, economic development, community development, environment and natural resources, and governance.

? Ability to manage and contribute to complex projects and to work as part of a multi-
disciplinary team.

? Ability to conduct research, perform quantitative and qualitative analysis, and develop coherent and implementable recommendations for action.

? Interest in and ability to conduct trainings and workshops and develop methods to elicit ideas and concerns from stakeholders.

? Experience or interest in working with elected officials, government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and other partners in designing and implementing policies and strategies.

? Interest and ability to interact with partner agencies, local governments, and the general public.

? Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Beyond these general qualifications, the position is expected to help advance ON TO 2050 in specific ways. It is not expected that any single candidate will have experience in all of these areas, so candidates should specify which of these best match their experience and skills.

Specific areas of interest include:

? Environment and natural resources. CMAP is exploring a variety of topic areas as part of developing the ON TO 2050 plan. This position is expected to contribute primarily to existing conditions analysis and policy development for environmental topics, including local food, water resources, stormwater, energy, and climate resilience. Contributions to other topical explorations may be possible as well depending on the candidate’s interests and skill sets and how those align with available opportunities.

? Data analysis and mapping. ON TO 2050 will use data layers and mapping, along with sub-regional recommendations, to provide greater geographic specificity for local partners in the plan. This position is expected to contribute to development of the approach, which will span many ON TO 2050 topic areas. Contribution to this element of plan development will require strong GIS analysis skills and understanding of the relationship between regional and local plans and policies.

? Scenario planning. Scenario planning is a common tool used in long-range planning, and will be part of the ON TO 2050 process. Knowledge of and experience with scenario planning concepts would be useful for candidates for this position to have, though it is not a requirement.

Education and/or Experience

A Bachelor’s degree in Planning or a related discipline is required, and a Master’s degree is preferred for both the Associate and Assistant level. At least 3 years of work experience in planning is required for the Associate level; candidates with less than 2 years of experience qualify for the Assistant level.

How to Apply

Please submit cover letter and resume via the web at:

http://www.cmap.illinois.gov/about/careers. Please refer to Job Code (AST62016).

Posting End Date

This posting will close on July 9, 2016. All applications must be completed and submitted within that timeframe.

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Assistant/Associate Planner (Water Resources), Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning

June 13, 2016 by nrantisi in Uncategorized

Planning
Assistant /Associate Planner (LTA62016)

Job Category: Assistant/Associate Planner
Experience Required: 0 to 2 years (Assistant); 3 to 5 years (Associate) Assistant       Salary Range: $45,000 – $55,803/ Associate: $54,000 – $66,933

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is seeking to hire one full-time employee to help advance natural and environmental resource related goals, particularly water resources, within the Local Technical Assistance (LTA) and long-range planning programs. This position will be filled at the Assistant or Associate level. CMAP was created in 2005 to integrate planning for land use and transportation in the counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will. CMAP is our region’s official comprehensive planning organization. The agency and its partners are developing ON TO 2050, a new comprehensive regional plan to help the seven counties and 284 communities of northeastern Illinois implement strategies that address transportation, housing, economic development, open space, the environment, and other quality-of-life issues. See www.cmap.illinois.gov for more information. For detailed information about our benefits, please go
to http://www.cmap.illinois.gov/about/careers#benefits.

Position Description

This position is expected to contribute to water, natural, and environmental resource goals of the LTA program and the development of ON TO 2050. For more information, visit http://www.cmap.illinois.gov/onto2050.

The LTA program was initiated in spring 2011 to create new resources for technical assistance and coordinate with existing technical assistance activities. It has resulted in a series of innovative local projects in the Chicago region that support livability principles, implement GO TO 2040, protect and enhance natural and environmental resources, and build capacity in local communities. Over 130 projects have been completed to date, with 50 more underway. Projects include comprehensive plans, corridor or subarea plans, zoning or other ordinance revisions, watershed plans, studies of special topics such as housing, stormwater management, or economic development, and similar planning activities. To obtain more information on the LTA program, please visit www.cmap.illinois.gov/lta. The agency’s water resources work is also supported via the LTA program, and includes watershed planning, water quality planning, water supply planning, stormwater management, and related projects. For more information about the agency’s water resources work visit http://www.cmap.illinois.gov/livability/water.

The position will also to contribute to ON TO 2050, which is due in October 2018. ON TO 2050 is meant to build on the recommendations of GO TO 2040, address new issues, and provide more specific and actionable guidance for implementation. The plan development process is currently in its early stages but is projected to be one of the agency’s major activities over the next 2 years. For more information, visit http://www.cmap.illinois.gov/onto2050.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • ?  Familiarity with the purpose, scope, and practice of regional planning.
  • ?  Knowledge of or familiarity with local planning practice in northeastern Illinois, including plan and ordinance preparation, and the role of appointed and elected

    officials.

  • ?  Understanding of the links between transportation, land use, housing, economic

    development, community development, environment and natural resources, and

    governance.

  • ?  Ability to provide technical assistance, conduct trainings and workshops, and develop

    innovative, collaborative solutions to build local capacity.

  • ?  Ability to conduct research, perform quantitative and qualitative analysis, elicit ideas

    and concerns from stakeholders, and develops coherent and implementable

    recommendations for action.

  • ?  Experience or interest in working with elected officials, government agencies,

    nongovernmental organizations, and other partners in designing and implementing policies, strategies, and regulatory approaches that support sustainability and address socioeconomic inequities.

  • ?  Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • ?  Experience with Microsoft Office or other word processing, spreadsheet graphing and

    analysis, and/or presentation software

  • ?  Interest and ability to interact with partner agencies, local governments, and the general

    public.

  • ?  Ability to manage and contribute to complex projects and to work as part of a multi-

    disciplinary team.

  • ?  Knowledge of Federal and State water-related grant programs and requirements is a

    plus.

    Beyond these general qualifications, the position is expected to help advance the natural and environmental resource goals, particularly those related to water resources, of the LTA program and ON TO 2050. Specific desired qualifications and skills for the position include:

  • ?  Ability to immediately take on assignments related to a variety of natural and environmental resource topics such as watershed planning, green infrastructure, stormwater and flooding, drinking water supply, water quality, aquatic and terrestrial habitat, the effects of climate change on natural resources, and others.
  • ?  Educational training or experience in natural or environmental science, water resources, biology, or other technical, science-based field.
  • ?  Additional training or experience in planning, public policy, public administration, or other related area.
  • ?  Ability to work on region scale analysis and policy related to environment and natural resources.
  • ?  An understanding of laws and regulatory programs related to environmental resources, such as the Clean Water Act and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit program.
  • ?  Educational training or experience in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping and analysis.
  • ?  Ability to conduct field work in a variety of conditions.

    Education and/or Experience

    A Bachelor’s degree in planning, natural/environmental science, or a related discipline is required, and a Master’s degree is preferred for both the Associate and Assistant level. At least 3 to 5 years of work experience in planning is required for the Associate level; candidates with less than 2 years of experience qualify for the Assistant level.

    How to Apply

    Please submit cover letter and resume via the web at: http://www.cmap.illinois.gov/about/careers. Please refer to Job Code (LTA62016).

    Posting End Date

    This posting will close on July 9, 2016. All applications must be completed and submitted within that timeframe.

    The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Associate Planner, Transportation Improvement Program, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)

June 2, 2016 by nrantisi in Uncategorized

 

CMAP Transportation Improvement Program

Associate Planner (TIP052016)

May 31, 2016

Job Category: Associate Planner

Experience Required: 3 to 5 years

Salary Range: $54,000 to $66,933

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is seeking to hire an Associate Planner to

help advance the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). CMAP is our region’s official

comprehensive planning organization. The agency and its partners are developing ON TO 2050, a

new comprehensive regional plan to help the seven counties and 284 communities of northeastern

Illinois implement strategies that address transportation, housing, economic development, open

space, the environment, and other quality-of-life issues. See www.cmap.illinois.gov for more

information. For detailed information about our benefits, please go

to http://www.cmap.illinois.gov/about/careers#benefits.

CMAP seeks to hire an Associate Planner who, under the direction of principal and senior staff, will

be responsible for developing, tracking, and analyzing the Transportation Improvement Program,

other agencies’ highways and transit programs, and expenditure data. The Associate Planner also

completes tasks required to ensure that the programs and analyses are in compliance with federal

planning and environmental regulations.

In carrying out these duties, the Associate Planner will work on teams with CMAP staff under the

direction of project managers or as a project manager and will work with staff and officials from

partner agencies and municipalities. The position will require approximately ten percent in-region

travel (i.e., out of the office, but not overnight), and occasional overnight travel.

The Associate Planner will report to the Principal, Transportation Improvement Program.

? Collect, develop, maintain, and analyze information required for the TIP, including the

? Prepare materials for and make presentations to committees, including the Metropolitan

TIP database, annual obligation report, TIP fiscal report, other reports and analyses, and

TIP documentation. Review program information and work with implementing agencies

to ensure consistency with their programs as reflected in the TIP.

Planning Organization (MPO) Policy Committee, Transportation Committee, Council of

Mayors Executive Committee, TIER II Consultation Team, and Congestion Mitigation and

Air Quality (CMAQ) Project Selection Committee.

? Become familiar with material from federal, state, regional, and local agencies pertaining

to funds available to the region and with laws, regulations, and guidance affecting

management of the region’s transportation program.

? Review new materials as they become available and comment on their impacts on

? Represent CMAP at committee, inter-agency, and external partner meetings as assigned.

? Collect, maintain, and analyze information required for active management of the CMAQ,

? Recommend actions for the appropriate review committees.

? Recommend changes and enhancements improving the development and implementation

? Other responsibilities as directed by supervisor.

Transportation Alternatives and Surface Transportation Programs.

of the region’s transportation programs.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Familiarity with relational databases.

• Strong analytic abilities.

• Ability to develop and implement analyses using spreadsheets and databases and to

• Ability to accurately manage large amounts of detailed information.

• Ability to interpret laws, regulations, and guidance.

• Effective time management skills.

• Excellent written and oral communications skills.

• Ability to form collegial relationships and work cooperatively with internal staff teams

convey the results in clear, understandable written and oral presentations.

and external partners.

Education and Experience

Minimum of Bachelor’s degree (with Master’s preferred) in transportation planning, transportation

engineering, urban planning, public administration, or a related field. Three years of experience in

transportation programming or a related field.

Please submit cover letter and resume via the web at: http://www.cmap.illinois.gov/about/careers.

Please refer to Job Code (TIP052016).

This posting will close on July 1, 2016. All applications must be completed and submitted within that

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Research Intern – The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)

May 22, 2016 by nrantisi in Uncategorized

Performance Based Programming Intern (PBP2016)

Job Category: Performance Based Programming Intern

Experience Required: Current Enrollment in a Graduate Program

Salary Range: $15.00 per hour

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is seeking to hire a research intern to perform performance based programming in the Policy & Programming Division. CMAP is our region’s official comprehensive planning organization. The agency and its partners are developing ON TO 2050, a new comprehensive regional plan to help the seven counties and 284 communities of northeastern Illinois implement strategies that address transportation, housing, economic development, open space, the environment, and other quality-of-life issues. See www.cmap.illinois.gov for more information.

Performance Based Programming Position Description

The intern will conduct research and analysis related to methods used to evaluate the benefits and costs of transportation infrastructure, the performance measures in use by other agencies, and other topics. Across these projects and tasks, the intern will be expected to emphasize the recommendations of ON TO 2050. The ideal candidate for this internship will have strengths in writing, quantitative analysis, and geographic information systems (GIS) skills as well as an interest in the practical application of transportation policy to project identification and

? Assist with policy analysis and research on methods of transportation project

? Assist with research that enhances the agency’s capacity to evaluate the safety,

reliability, congestion reduction, economic, livability, and other benefits of

transportation projects.

? Assist with data collection and processing of arterial speed data, incident and crash data,

and other large datasets.

? Write issue briefs that explain findings.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

? Excellent data management skills and the ability to collect, manipulate, and analyze

large data sources in spreadsheets and databases, as well as the ability to generate

findings from these data and present results.

? GIS skills are required. Statistical Analysis Software (SAS) skills are a plus, but not

? Demonstrated ability to independently complete research projects and produce reports

and issue briefs that are factual, original, compelling, and persuasive.

? A demonstrated interest in translating transportation policy to on-the-ground project

identification and selection.

 

Education and/or Experience:

? Applicants should be enrolled in a Master’s program in Public Policy, Planning,

Economics, Public Administration or a related field.

? Ability to work effectively in an environment using Microsoft Windows and Microsoft

Office products, ESRI GIS software, and adaptability to other software.

? Demonstrated skills with microcomputer databases and spreadsheets.

While interns will be supervised by CMAP staff, they will be expected to take a high level of

responsibility for their own work, and should be self-motivated.

Depending on the student’s availability, this is a full-time summer position beginning in May or June 2016. It could potentially continue into the 2016-17 school year, but that is not guaranteed.

Minor start and end-date accommodations may be made upon request.

Please submit cover letter and resume via our website at:

http://www.cmap.illinois.gov/about/careers. Please refer to Job Code (PBP2016).

This posting will remain open until filled.

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Planner IV, City and County of San Francisco

May 15, 2016 by nrantisi in Uncategorized

5293 Planner IV

$51.03 – $62.01/hour; $8,844.00 – $10,749.00/month; $106,132.00 – $128,986.00/year

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Under general direction, the 5293 Planner IV plans, administers and directs the activities of a planning group, and/or oversees a major study, and/or supervises a project group engaged in professional city planning work. The Planner IV develops, implements and enforces city planning policies and procedures; gathers, analyzes and interprets planning data and prepares recommendations; prepares difficult and complex technical reports; represents the department in public meetings; acts as technical advisor on all studies and problems relating to planning; and performs related duties as required.

 

Essential duties include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Planning and directing professional, technical and clerical staff engaged in analyses and preparation of complex and detailed technical data and reports related to planning issues of a central city in a major metropolitan area with use of technologies to analyze data and developing plans;
  • Supervising, conducting, analyzing, evaluating and preparing reports on more complex issues which may include the General Plan, area plans, project plans, land usage, zoning ordinance, housing programs, preservation programs, neighborhood planning, environmental planning, economic and real estate development, urban design issues, and transportation planning.
  • Supervising and undertaking research related to planning and city policy issues; preparing policies and plan recommendations and implementation strategies.
  • Addressing community, business and other groups to explain verbally or in writing planning-related policies, procedures, programs and problems; may represent department at the Board of Supervisors and other government agencies, commissions, or boards; interacting, interfacing and working with community groups; promoting good public relations for the department.
  • Writing letters, memoranda, reports, texts and studies which are clear, concise and understandable to the general public; editing and reviewing the same when prepared by subordinates.
  • Collaborating with officials, community businesses and other groups to address planning challenges
  • Managing and balancing conflicting goals and interests
  • Supervising and evaluating subordinate personnel in the performance of planning related work; assisting in workload management, performance measures and evaluations, staffing, mentoring and other administrative functions (i.e., budgets, management of work programs).

 

Planner IVs may be required to attend meetings or participate in work-related activities outside of normal working hours (evenings and weekends) in various community locations. Some positions may require possession of a valid driver license, or may require specialized experience in order to perform department specific planning duties.

 

The eligible list resulting from this testing process may be used by other City departments with vacancies in class 5293 Planner IV.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;

 

AND

 

Six (6) years (12,000 hours) verifiable full-time-equivalent experience in an urban, city, regional and/or other related planning environment, of which two (2) years (4,000 hours) must have included experience supervising staff/consultants or managing major projects related to such work.

 

Substitution: Possession of a master’s degree from an accredited college or university in environmental planning, or a closely related field, may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for up to two (2) years (4,000 hours) of the required non-supervisory experience. The two (2) years (4,000 hours) of supervisory experience is required.

 

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.

  • More than three (3) years of experience with coordination/monitoring of projects and the activities of groups of subordinate employees; planning and directing the work of subordinate staff; communicating with staff and representatives of business and public interest groups, organizations, and public officials in clarifying and interpreting planning policy and regulations.

 

  • At least three (3) years of experience in speaking at public hearings and meetings; Strong communication skills, both verbal and in writing

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are being accepted through an online process.

Visit:  http://www.jobaps.com/SF/sup/BulPreview.asp?R1=PBT&R2=5293&R3=066165 to register an account and view this complete job announcement for application submission requirements.

REGIONAL PLANNER, ASSOCIATION OF BAY AREA GOVERNMENTS (ABAG), California

April 26, 2016 by nrantisi in Uncategorized

REGIONAL PLANNER
ASSOCIATION OF BAY AREA GOVERNMENTS (ABAG)
Current Location: 101 8th Street, Oakland, CA 94607

In May 2016, work location will move to 375 Beale Street in San Francisco.

ABAG Job #1618
Salary Range: $4,377 – $6,105 per month depending on qualifications

APPLY IMMEDIATELY – Deadline is 5:00 p.m. Thursday, May 19, 2016. Complete job announcement and application available at www.abag.ca.gov/jobs.html

POSITION SUMMARY

Under supervision, the regional planner performs a wide variety of professional and technical planning assignments. Major tasks include regional land use planning, development of sustainable development strategies, research and strategies related to housing affordability and equitable development, in-fill development strategies, planning for complete communities and neighborhood plans. In addition to major planning and policy responsibility, the regional planner works closely with planners from city and county agencies on the implementation of regional strategies, assessment of investment priorities, housing policies and production, and development of neighborhood plans.

The position requires background and expertise in neighborhood planning, housing and equity analysis, and policy analysis and implementation. In addition to performing complex analytical tasks, the regional planner is expected to make presentations in public hearing settings and convey an understanding of regional governance and development challenges. The successful candidate should be capable of working as part of a team and have the ability to take initiative and exercise good judgment.

Submit a cover letter, resume and employment application to:

ABAG H.R. 16-18

P.O. Box 2050

Oakland, CA 94604-2050

Questions contact Christina Fong at ChrisF@abag.ca.gov or (510) 464-7941. EOE

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