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  • October 20, 2021 11:00 AM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    Position:  Community Engagement Specialist

    Company: City of Tumwater

    Job summary:  Do you like to tell a story and help the community engage in planning, economic development, equity, environment and public policy? This position helps tell stories about the City’s work to engage the community in projects and services directly affecting their lives. As a Communications team member, you will create and implement community engagement strategies, outreach events, activities, and projects. We are looking for a strategic communicator who can anticipate potential issues and think outside the box. A successful candidate will have a strong community outreach background, effectively communicate and engage with our community, develop and implement effective plans that expand our reach to new audiences.  We have a great opportunity for someone special to grow our community engagement program. Exceptional benefits, awesome people, and a variety of work assignments make Tumwater a great place to work.

    Closing date: open until filled

    Link:  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/tumwater/jobs/3179057/community-engagement-specialist?


  • September 29, 2021 11:54 AM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), the regional planning agency for Metro Boston, seeks to hire a Grants Management and Procurement Specialist (hereafter, Specialist) within the agency's Homeland Security Division of its Municipal Collaboration Department.  This individual must be a computer savvy, organized professional with effective communication skills who has solid public procurement and state and /or federal grant experience. The Specialist will work within the MAPC Municipal Collaboration Team on the execution of a variety of federal and state funded public safety grants.  This is an opportunity to work in a dynamic, interdisciplinary, and innovative environment with professionals who are committed to building a more sustainable and equitable future.
     
    About MAPC
    MAPC is the Regional Planning Agency (RPA) serving the people who live and work in metropolitan Boston.  Our mission is to promote smart growth and regional collaboration. We are guided by MetroFuture: Making a Greater Boston Region, our regional policy plan for the region, which was adopted in 2008.  We are currently working on a successor regional plan, MetroCommon2050, which we expect to complete by the end of 2021. MAPC's staff includes approximately 100 full-time employees located in downtown Boston in a transit-accessible and bike-friendly office.

    While we are waiting for a time when it is safe to open our offices to all employees, interns will be working remotely.  All those applying to this position should be prepared to eventually work a hybrid schedule once our office reopens, with a majority of their work hours taking place in our office.  Candidates must reside in Massachusetts while they are working remotely.

    MAPC encourages all of our staff to develop new ideas to make MAPC's planning and policy work more relevant and impactful, and to adapt to changing times.  We strongly support the professional development of each and every staff person, believing their growth to be consistent with the best interests of MAPC and the region.  For more information about MAPC, MetroFuture, and MetroCommon, please visit www.mapc.org.

    About the Municipal Collaboration Department
    The Municipal Collaboration Department specializes in assisting local governments, public coalitions, and professional associations in establishing and sustaining success through collaborative ventures. Through our Homeland Security Division, MAPC serves as grant recipient for Massachusetts’ four homeland security regions, managing grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security via the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS).  With funding through the Massachusetts Department of Public Health - Office of Preparedness and Emergency Management, MAPC also serves as the Sponsoring Organization for the Region 3 Health and Medical Coordinating Coalition (HMCC).  The HMCC is a regional collaborative effort between local Public Health, EMS, Long Term Care Facilities, Large Ambulatory Care Practices, Community Health Centers, and Hospitals to strengthen and promote the emergency preparedness and response capabilities of the region and to share resources.  In addition, MAPC oversees the Metropolitan Mayors Community Safety Initiative (CSI), a collaborative effort of 8 communities in the metropolitan Boston region.  The CSI is funded by EOPSS and brings together regional law enforcement and prevention partners to combat youth violence and gang involvement through law enforcement, job training, and after-school programs.  
     
    Our statewide team of experienced professionals staffs the regional homeland security councils, the HMCC, and the CSI and provides planning, procurement, budgeting, reporting, administrative, project development, and contractor, vendor and project management services as partners with these groups.  Our team also provides additional support to the Northeast Homeland Security Regional Advisory Council (NERAC), serving as the program manager and facilitator of that group.  We work with our stakeholders to further public safety and emergency preparedness planning efforts in the region and to implement programs that help make the Commonwealth a safer place to live and work. We collaborate with other MAPC departments, as well as community partners, to promote  smart growth and regional collaboration. We welcome to our staff team intelligent, thoughtful and entrepreneurial professionals who are committed to improving the quality of life in Metro Boston and beyond.

    Examples of Duties

    This is a process-oriented position, where attention to detail is key.  Duties involve work in the purchase and contract execution of a variety of supplies, equipment, and professional consulting services required by the Massachusetts Homeland Security Regions and the Region 3 Health and Medical Coordinating Coalition (HMCC). Also included in the Specialist’s portfolio is the monitoring of grant finances and the completion of all mandated reporting requirements for the Homeland Security Regions and the HMCC, as well as work on behalf of NERAC in collaboration with two existing staff members that serve as program managers for NERAC.  
     
    In addition, the Specialist will work collaboratively with the program manager for the Metropolitan Mayors Community Safety Initiative (CSI), which is a grant funded regional youth violence prevention initiative.  The Specialist will work with the CSI Program Manager to oversee grant finances and accurately complete all mandated reporting requirements.   
     
    Specific duties will include:

    • Coordinating the public procurement and contract execution process for all homeland security and HMCC grant funded projects (ie. projects to train public safety and emergency preparedness staff, to procure equipment and services, to conduct public safety and emergency preparedness exercises, to research critical security issues, and to establish systems and protocols to enhance public safety) in accordance with all applicable federal and state laws, policies, and procedures and applicable grant requirements;
    • Acting as a liaison between vendors and homeland security and HMCC stakeholders;
    • Assisting in managing homeland security, HMCC, and CSI budget spending to grant guidelines, monitor and review allocations of funds and grant balances, and ensure appropriate use of funds with timely payment of all vendor invoices;
    • Completing homeland security, HMCC, and CSI grant reporting requirements to ensure compliance and responsiveness to grant guidelines and requests;
    • Providing general homeland security, NERAC specific, and HMCC inventory tracking support;
    • Tracking homeland security performance metrics for grant funded projects
    Typical Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 4 years of relevant work experience.  Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Official (MCPPO) certification preferred.
     
     The successful applicant will demonstrate all or most of the following skills:

    • Knowledge of state and federal government grant processes and systems;
    • Prior experience in public purchasing processes and budget management;
    • Ability to proactively set priorities and multi-task without compromising attention to detail;
    • Excellent time management, organizational and project management skills;
    • Ability to analyze and solve problems independently in a resourceful and innovative manner;
    • Understanding of multi-step processes and how to work within them in a team environment;
    • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines;
    • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal);
    • Ability to work with a wide variety of stakeholders;
    • A professional demeanor and a positive “can do” attitude, with high customer service standards;
    • Willingness to perform administrative functions as needed, such as filing, photocopying, and database management; and
    • Advanced computer skills including working with MS Word, MS Excel and MS Outlook.
    Supplemental Information

    Compensation and Benefits
    Starting salary will range from $60,000 to $70,000 depending on qualifications and experience. This is a full-time exempt position. MAPC offers excellent Massachusetts state employee benefits as well as a flexible, supportive, and family-friendly work environment and a commitment to continued professional development.

    How to Apply
    Apply online at www.mapc.org/jobs. The position is open until filled, and applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume. Candidates selected to interview will be asked to submit three (3) references plus a sample of relevant writing or work product. Candidates must have legal authorization to work in the USA and a valid driver's license and/or the ability to arrange transportation to meetings in different parts of the region. MAPC participates in E-Verify, which is a federal program that helps us to determine work eligibility in the United States.
     
     MAPC is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We believe that a staff with a range of perspectives, experiences, and skillsets strengthens our work. We are committed to building a more equitable workplace that allows staff with diverse backgrounds and identities to thrive, grow, and lead. For more information on MAPC’s culture of equity, see our  Equity at MAPC page.


  • September 10, 2021 6:54 PM | Angela Madziar (Administrator)

    City of Fort Collins, CO. 

    Application deadline:  10/3/2021

    Job Summary

    Develops, organizes, coordinates, delivers, and evaluates programs related to Utilities services and messaging. There is a strong project management component to this position connected to the planning of education, outreach, public information, and public involvement.

    Requirements:

    • At least three (3) years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience..
    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in business, non-profit management, environmental science, education, natural resources, or related field.
    • Valid Colorado driver's license., Certified Interpretive Guide or Trainer (National Association for Interpretation), and Environmental Educator certification (Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education) preferred.

    Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they can perform every job description task. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may come from a less traditional background. The City will consider any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education, and experience to meet minimum qualifications. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role.

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    • August 12, 2021 11:32 PM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

      The City of Stockton is seeking to fill one (1) Senior Planner position in our Community Development Department in the Current Planning Section. Candidate will perform work within all related sub-disciplines of planning, with a focus on current land use development, environmental and housing, efforts on the revitalization of the City's Downtown.

      Incumbents will be responsible for processing legislative applications, such as zone changes and General Plan amendments; and applying analytical and problem-solving skills to address Stockton's housing needs for all income levels. In addition, they will be responsible for consulting and advising property owners, architects, engineers, contractors and the general public regarding City policies, standards, and procedures, and present information to City Council, Planning Commission, and other groups.

      The ideal candidate will have strong knowledge and experience with coordinating the preparation of California Environmental Quality Act compliant environmental reports and applying urban design principles and design guidelines. Experience with downtown revitalization/Specific Plans is highly desirable.

      Education/Experience:

      Possession of a Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university with major course work in City or regional planning, urban planning, or a closely related field AND four (4) years of professional planning experience. Sub-professional or additional professional planning experience may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis to a maximum of two years. A Master's degree in City, regional or urban planning may be substituted for one year of the professional planning experience. Must possess a valid California Driver’s License. Must be willing to attend evening meetings as required.

      Monthly Salary: $7,175.06- $9,211.98

      Final Filing Date: August 30, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.

      To apply, please go to www.stocktonca.gov/jobs 



    • August 12, 2021 11:30 PM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

      City of Lacey

      Civil Engineer – Utilities

      Working under the supervision of the Senior Utilities Engineer, the Utilities Engineer's focus is on the water, wastewater, and reclaimed water utilities.  The City of Lacey's Water Resources Division is a close-knit group of individuals who work on diverse and challenging projects.  The Water Resources Division provides engineering support for the City's water, wastewater, stormwater, and reclaimed water utilities.  With 20 water sources and 48 sewer lift stations, Lacey offers its engineers exposure to a wide variety of engineering disciplines, including fluid mechanics, electrical, process control, water treatment/quality, construction, project management, and planning.  Water Resources staff are dedicated to providing exceptional service to their internal customers.

      Open until filled, although first consideration will be given to applicants received by August 18, 2021.

      Civil Engineer - Utilities | Job Details tab | Career Pages (governmentjobs.com)


    • August 12, 2021 11:29 PM | Dina Storz (Administrator)
      Oregon Department of Transportation

      We are recruiting for our agency Communications Section manager! In this highly collaborative role, you will provide strategic advice and counsel to executive leaders, and work with a diverse team of professionals to develop and execute a strategic, multi-faceted communications program that builds public understanding, trust and support in our mission and vision. You will lead a team of communications professionals to execute comprehensive, proactive and cohesive communications – ensuring that our work is real, relevant and tangible to communities across the state. Apply today!

      Closing Date: Our first application screening is scheduled for 7:00 a.m. on Monday, August 9, 2021. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.

      Link: https://oregon.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/SOR_External_Career_Site/job/Salem--ODOT--Transportation-Building/Communications-Section-Manager_REQ-69664


    • August 12, 2021 11:26 PM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

      PointNorth Consulting Inc.

      job summary: PointNorth Consulting is seeking a full time Community Engagement Associate for the communications team of the Interstate Bridge Replacement (IBR) program. The position requires attention to detail, thorough and timely execution, and experience in public involvement and community engagement. You will work with team members at all levels of the company, and interface externally with our clients and the community. The Community Engagement Associate will support a range of communications efforts, including stakeholder engagement and coordinating community working groups that require the ability to support the planning and material development of meetings, communicating with working group members and remaining organized and detail oriented during tight deadlines.

      closing date: first review 6/11/21 - open until filled

      link to the source: https://pointnorthinc.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/IBR-Community-Engagement-Associate-Position-3-1.pdf


    • August 12, 2021 11:23 PM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

      Ag Innovationsis a nonprofit based in Sonoma County with a 20 year history of unlocking the challenging issues at the intersection of agricultural and natural resources in California through dynamic collaborative action and community engagement. 

      Would you be willing to send this out on your newsletter or any listservs that connect to your communities?  We are prioritizing applications received by June 14, although the positions will be open until filled.

      You can find out more at https://aginnovations.org/careers/  Here’s a little about this position. 

      Our new Project Manager will act as the project manager on assigned projects, working with groups and the public, to support meeting and event management, facilitation, writing, research and reporting, in order to meet project outcomes. Extra skills such as outreach, data analysis, or fluent language is also welcome. This is an opportunity for an organized person with strong listening skills who is keenly interested in supporting collaboration, public outreach, and community engagement. Permanently, this position will be based in either Sonoma County, CA or Sacramento, CA, to be considered once shelter-in-place restrictions have lifted.

      If you know someone who wants to apply their fantastic, collaborative project management and people skills fully to the ag and natural resource issues that will make a difference to current and future generations, then please send them our way.

      To apply, a resume and cover letter should be sent to hr@aginnovations.org.


     


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