NVCOG Openings:

Assistant Transportation Planning Director

The Assistant Transportation Planning Director will assist the Director of Planning in managing and overseeing the transportation and traffic engineering projects and programs being conducted by the NVCOG. The primary responsibilities will be to create, maintain, implement, and monitor project schedules, budgets and expenditures across all transportation planning programs and functions, and help ensure timely performance of project schedules and budgets. 

A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in urban planning, transportation, traffic engineering or a related field and a minimum of five years’ experience in a supervisory position are required. A Bachelor’s degree may be substituted with a combination of training and work experience that demonstrates the knowledge and ability to perform the duties. Examine the full job description at nvcogct.gov.

Transportation Planner

The Transportation Planner will conduct planning for highways, roadways, transit systems, and active transportation, and provide transportation and traffic engineering technical assistance to NVCOG’s member municipalities. Duties include: assessment of traffic and highway operations on key corridors and intersections, evaluating high accident locations, and developing highway capital improvement project concept plans. Knowledge and understanding of federal funding programs, Connecticut Department of Transportation policies and procedures, and principles and practices of transportation planning and travel demand modeling and forecasting are required. This position may also serve as the NVCOG Civil Rights Officer and may be responsible for monitoring and evaluating the agency’s disadvantaged business enterprise, public participation and Environmental Justice policies and programs. A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in urban planning, transportation, traffic engineering or a related field and a minimum of three years’ experience as a transportation planner are required. A Bachelor’s degree may be substituted with a combination of training and work experience that demonstrates the knowledge and ability to perform the duties. Examine the full job description at nvcogct.gov.

Regional Planner

The Regional Planner serves as a staff planner of the NVCOG under direct supervision of the Senior Regional Planner and general supervision of the Assistant Director. The incumbent participates in comprehensive, community and land use planning activities and functions, and conducts related regional planning work as required. Knowledge and understanding of the general principles and practices of regional and local planning, including zoning and subdivision regulations and land use proposals and practices are required. The Regional Planner will assist the Senior Regional Planner in the development of the Regional Plan of Conservation and Development and will conduct technical research and comprehensive studies in areas related to planning. This position may also serve as the municipal planner for communities that participate in the NVCOG’s shared municipal planner program and may be assigned to work directly for participating towns.

The candidate must demonstrate excellent writing skills and must be able to make oral presentations at regional and municipal board and commission meetings. A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in planning, environmental studies, natural resources, geography, or a related field is required, and some work experience is preferred. A Bachelor’s degree may be substituted with a combination of training and work experience that demonstrates the knowledge and ability to perform the duties. Examine the full job description at nvcogct.gov.

Regional Environmental Planner

The Regional Environmental Planner serves as a staff planner of the NVCOG under direct supervision of the Senior Regional Planner responsible for the Agency’s Environmental Planning Program and general supervision of the Assistant Director and Brownfields Coordinator. The incumbent provides environmental and sustainability planning and technical support for a variety of planning projects and programs and assists the Brownfields Coordinator with management and conduct of the Regional Brownfields Program. Supports lead planning staff on a range of regional environmental activities, projects, and studies. This may include conducting research and analysis, organizing or participating in workshops, public meetings or committee meetings; preparing letters, memos, reports, and grant applications; and assisting member municipalities as needed.

The candidate must demonstrate excellent writing skills and be able to make oral presentations at regional and municipal board and commission meetings. Must also have knowledge of principles and practices of environmental analysis, assessment, and planning. A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in planning, environmental studies, sustainability, natural resources, geography, or a related field is required, and a minimum of three years’ work experience is preferred. A Bachelor’s degree may be substituted with a combination of training and work experience that demonstrates the knowledge and ability to perform the duties. Examine the full job description at nvcogct.gov.

Salary: Depending on and commensurate with qualifications based on a full-time, 35-hour week; starting salaries at $45,000 with higher compensation for more experienced applicants and higher-level positions. The NVCOG offers a generous benefits package that includes a comprehensive health insurance plan, including dental and vision, and retirement program.

To Apply: Candidates are encouraged to review the full job descriptions linked above. 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.gov. 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. The NVCOG further reserves the right to not fill any or all positions. Applications will be kept in confidence until interviews are completed. The NVCOG is an equal opportunity employer.