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Title:  Community Planning and Policy Manager

Application Deadline Date:  04/25/2021
Req ID:  13513
Department:  Commerce & Community Development Agency

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $26.60


The Department of Housing and Community Development seeks an energetic individual to apply their practical experience in community planning and public policy to advance state land use goals and community revitalization programs. The position collaborates with a hard-working interdisciplinary team and reports to the Director of Community Planning and Revitalization. Qualified applicants will have hands-on experience in land-use and climate policy, superior written and verbal communication skills, a strong commitment to customer service, and an ability to think creatively and work collaboratively. American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification is preferred.

Who May Apply

This position, Community Planning and Policy Manager (Job Requisition #13513), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Chris Cochran at chris.cochran@vermont.gov or 802-595-5410
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed in a variety of settings, including office, public meetings and project sites. In-state travel is required. The employee must frequently communicate, coordinate and interact with state agencies, regional planning commissions, local governments, nongovernmental organizations, the academic community, developers and the general public. Short deadlines and community meetings may require some work outside of normal office hours.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's Degree in Urban and Regional Planning or Public Administration AND five (5) years or more of professional experience in municipal or regional planning and development.

Preferred Qualifications

Professional certificate from the American Institute of Certified Planners.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
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Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

Nearest Major Market: Barre
Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier