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PlaceWorks has an immediate need for a full-time, Associate or Senior Planner to join our Planning team. The candidate selected for this position would ideally be based in our Santa Ana or Los Angeles office locations. We are looking for an individual with at least 5 years of professional experience related to planning (including through an internship or fellowship) and who is creative, outgoing, self-starting, and passionate about public engagement and helping shape and improve communities through their work. We work in a wide array of communities throughout California, and we encourage diverse candidates from non-traditional backgrounds (e.g., community engagement, public relations) to apply.
Working in a collaborative and casual work environment under the guidance of PlaceWorks’ outreach practice area leader, this planner would be expected to work jointly on planning projects but would have a primary focus on helping to develop and execute several outreach initiatives companywide and serve as outreach support to all practice areas and office locations. Typical projects of our planning practice include general and specific plans, master plans, zoning, housing policy, urban revitalization/infill, and local/regional transportation plans, as well as community engagement. This planner would likely be involved in the following:
• Preparing Public Participation Plans
• Facilitating community workshops at various scales (small and large group)
• Working with or coordinating with CBO’s
• Setting up/facilitating digital and in person meetings sometimes in multiple languages (with translation)
• Becoming a member of, actively participating in, and obtaining a Certificate in Foundations Course with the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2 USA). (All of these would be funded by PlaceWorks.)
You’re most likely a fit if:
• You love planning for the future of communities and making a difference with your work.
• You can work both independently and in a highly collaborative environment, including a virtual, work from home environment when needed.
• You have strong verbal communication and interpersonal skills and aren’t afraid to ask questions. • You are familiar with IAP2 USA’s Spectrum of Participation and tools that are associated with each level of engagement.
• Supporting authentic engagement with diverse communities excites you, and you’re willing to jump in to help with high profile and often sensitive outreach efforts. You may be asked to coordinate events or meetings, prepare and assemble materials/supplies, and talk to community members both virtually and in person.
• You can support and be part of virtual engagement events through platforms like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and similar.
• You are familiar with or have a desire to learn more about online engagement tools such as Social Pinpoint, Mentimeter, and other online tools that help to support our in-person outreach efforts.
• You’re able to attend and travel to client meetings and community workshops which may occur on weekday nights and weekends .
• You have professional acumen to cultivate working relationships with clients, community-based organizations, and other firms.
• You can manage your time to produce final project documents and products by stated deadlines and can work effectively on multiple projects at once.
• You’re interested in assisting with marketing, business development, and proposal efforts for planning and outreach work.
• You have experience working with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint).
• Not required, but a huge plus! -- You are fluent in Spanish and can translate at community workshops/public meetings as well as for documents.
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To be considered for this opportunity, submit your cover letter, resume, and writing samples and/or design portfolio as a single PDF (no greater than 10MB) with the email subject line, “Planner – Community Engagement Focus” to firstname.lastname@example.org. In your email or cover letter, please specify which office location you are interested in.
Based in California, PlaceWorks is one of the premier planning, design, and environmental services firms in the U.S. The firm’s expertise and services span a wide range of practices, including city planning, urban design, landscape architecture, environmental review, GIS, and community participation. Our interdisciplinary, holistic approach integrates sustainability, economic vitality, community goals, and collaboration with our clients in the planning and design process. We are passionate about our work and together with our clients, will continue to create great places. To learn more about the work we do, please visit our website: www.placeworks.com.
To our employees, we offer interesting and diverse project work; a casual, collaborative, and flexible work environment; training, professional development, and career growth opportunities; a comprehensive benefits package (for full-time employees); and the chance to work amongst industry leaders, practice area founders, and friendly, supportive, and dedicated colleagues.
PlaceWorks is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. All employment decisions at PlaceWorks are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, military and veteran status, physical or mental disability, or any other status covered by applicable federal, state, or local law.
We’re looking for a creative, well-organized tech-savvy administrative assistant to join our virtual team. You’ll work with a dedicated group committed to the importance of public participation in the decision-making process. This part-time, remote position supports the executive manager and team with administrative and customer service duties and will handle the social media presence of IAP2 USA. Excellent written communication, organizational, and time management skills are a must. This is an opportunity to develop your current social media skills as IAP2 USA expands its social media footprint.
This is a 6-month contract position for 20 hours per month at $25 per hour with the potential for a longer-term contract. Please apply with a resume and cover letter. Be sure to include a cover letter for consideration for the position.
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Preferred Education and Experience
Education: Minimum of associate degree.
Experience: Two years’ experience working as an administrative assistant or similar position.
· Proficient with social media: Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, twitter,
· Working knowledge of Google Suite, Microsoft word, excel
· Excellent Communication skills - written and oral
· Planning and organizing
· Prioritizing and Deadline Driven
· Problem assessment and problem solving
· Attention to detail and accuracy
· Flexibility and adaptability
The Office of Law Enforcement Oversight (OLEO) is seeking an external affairs and relations professional to lead its public education, engagement, and participation efforts. The Community Engagement Manager will inform, educate, consult, collaborate, build, and foster the communities served by the Sheriff’s Office to participate in law enforcement oversight and reform work in a variety of ways.
The successful candidate will improve and advance OLEO's strategic community engagement including staffing OLEO's Community Advisory Committee for Law Enforcement Oversight (CACLEO) and implementing critical aspects of OLEO's outreach and external communications, including cultivating relationships with community leaders and building trust between OLEO and the public it serves. The person who fills this leadership position will devise and implement communication strategies that include traditional and non-traditional media and will have experience working with volunteer boards and committees, planning and conducting community engagement efforts and campaigns, and creating media content. The preferred candidate will provide strategic advice and counsel, evaluate input, and develop and deploy actionable insights. This position is a salaried, at-will, overtime-exempt classification that reports to the OLEO Director.
King County Office of Law Enforcement Oversight (OLEO) represents the interests of the public in its efforts to hold the King County Sheriff’s Office (Sheriff’s Office) accountable for providing fair and just police services. Through independent civilian-led review, OLEO seeks to address issues that erode confidence and public trust in the integrity of the operations of the Sheriff’s Office and in the effectiveness and professionalism of its employees.
King County’s Office of Law Enforcement Oversight (OLEO) is committed to upholding and promoting equal opportunity in employment and values lived experiences OLEO encourages people of all backgrounds, cultures and religions to apply, including veterans, people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, and people with disabilities. We value diversity and strive to hire a workforce that reflects the County we serve. We believe a diverse workforce is a strong workforce.
Meet the Office of Law Enforcement Oversight
OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL:
The ideal candidate has existing relationships with community organizations, groups, and leaders in King County, excellent written and verbal communication skills, initiative, good judgment, and will be familiar with community engagement strategies and professional practices.
Competitive candidates will possess at least five years of relevant work experience providing key strategic advice and counsel to community groups or any combination of experience/education/training that clearly demonstrates the ability to perform the scope of the job duties and have demonstrated the following:
Covid-19 Vaccination Requirement:
All Legislative Branch staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination to Council HR staff by December 2, 2021. If hired, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination by December 2, 2021 or upon hire. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine. Employees may make requests for a reasonable accommodation based on a medical disability or for sincerely held religious beliefs. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.
COMPENSATION & HOW TO APPLY: This position is open to all qualified candidates. The annual salary range for this position is $98,560 - $132,552- and includes an innovative and award-winning employer with paid medical, dental and vision insurance as well as a generous vacation and leave program.
Work Schedule: This position is FLSA overtime-exempt; however, employees of the Legislative Branch of King County Government hold a standard workweek of 35-hours. Though this position requires some non-traditional work hours to attend meetings or facilitate community engagement activities occurring at night or on the weekends, OLEO supports flexing work time to maintain a healthy work-life balance.
FORMS AND MATERIALS REQUIRED:
Community Engagement Coordinator
Hiring Range: $5,177.47 - $5,713.06 Monthly
*This recruitment will remain open until filled.
*A requirement of this position is to be bilingual in both English and Spanish.
About the Position:
This position will play a lead role in planning, developing, managing, and executing the City’s public engagement initiatives. The ideal candidate will have experience managing and leading effective public outreach and engagement programs as well as a thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public engagement, outreach, strategic planning, project management, and program evaluation. The candidate should thrive on collaboration and building strong relationships with a variety of stakeholders to help the public engage with its local government. This position requires someone with the expertise to assist in building inter-cultural and cultural awareness within the City. The candidate must exhibit passion for neighborhood development, resident participation, and the idea of people working together to create positive change. This position will require someone with the ability to effectively train City staff regarding diversity and inclusion, inter-cultural communication, community problem-solving, and public engagement to enhance positive community relationships.
What We Offer:
We offer an excellent benefits package that supports quality work-life balance including health and dental insurance, retirement, paid leave, a City employee health clinic, and a wellness program. The City offers a 15-step pay plan. The hiring range for Community Engagement Coordinator is $5,177.47 - $5,713.06 monthly, which represents steps 1 to 5 of our pay plan. Each year, with the approval of City Council, employees receive an additional step increase of 2.5%.
About Our Culture:At the City of Grand Junction, we lead the way with continuous improvement, collaborative partnerships, and exemplary service. Our core values are demonstrated by our willingness to challenge the status quo, ability to work together using all areas of expertise to achieve a common goal, and commitment to fulfilling the needs of our community through thoughtful interactions.
About the Area: Grand Junction, Colorado is the gateway to the mountains and canyonlands of western Colorado and eastern Utah. Centrally located between Denver, CO (250 miles east) and Salt Lake City, UT (270 miles west), Grand Junction is surrounded by 1.2 million acres of public land. Residents enjoy world-class whitewater rafting on the Colorado and Green Rivers, golfing, fishing, skiing and snowboarding, and exploring mountain bike and hiking trails through the Colorado National Monument and the Grand Mesa National Forest. Grand Junction has a robust downtown and hosts multiple art, music, food, and market events annually. With a population of over 150,000 in Mesa County (65,000 within the City limits) we have many of the big town amenities without the big town stresses such as traffic and trail congestion. With an average of 245 days of sunshine, Grand Junction is the perfect place to work and play. See Visit Grand Junction for videos and information about our community.
What You'll Do:
· Work with City staff across multiple departments to identify engagement needs and develop project-level strategies for public involvement.
· Plan and coordinate efforts for City programs to develop key communication messages to increase public participation and promote awareness of needs and services; create content and graphic design for various communication components and distribute information through various printed and electronic media, meetings, workshops, conferences, and the Internet.
· Develop and establish collaborative partnerships with a diverse set of people and organizations to include community groups, non-profits, non-governmental agencies, faith communities, businesses, schools, and service providers to identify and address issues; maintain and improve database of community contacts; develop and maintain neighborhood association and community association tracking systems and mailing lists.
· Identify, respond to, and document City Council and citizen issues, concerns, and requests for information; analyze neighborhood issues and create programs to address those issues as requested; create sustainable and measurable partnerships between neighborhoods, citizens, and the City; tie work to City Council strategic results and report performance.
· Plan and coordinate a wide variety of community special projects and City-sponsored events and initiatives; prepare and deliver presentations and reports to community and neighborhood groups; represent the City in meetings with the public, community groups, and other key stakeholders to support resident decision-making, listen to concerns, and advocate for increased participation.
· Provide direct assistance to residents who need help in accessing and using City and community services including provision of bilingual services and/or access to bilingual services for residents and City departments.
· Provide technical assistance and training to City staff regarding diversity and inclusion, inter-cultural communication, community problem-solving, public engagement methods and best practices, and other areas that enhance positive community relationships and promote inclusion.
· Assist in facilitating cultural awareness activities within the community and building inter-cultural capacity for the City, community partners and community.
To view the full Community Engagement Coordinator Job Description click here.
What We're Looking For:
· Three (3) or more years’ professional experience working in community engagement or public relations that include leading community outreach projects.
· Bachelor's degree in communications, public affairs, public administration, or closely related field.
· Bilingual in both English and Spanish.
· Possession of, or ability to obtain a valid Colorado Driver’s license.
· Possession of a certificate in public engagement preferred.
Other combinations of experience and education that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted.
For hearing/speech/visually impaired dial 711 (TTY). Contact Human Resources at (970) 244-1512 with questions. The City of Grand Junction is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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
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.
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.
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:
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:
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.
City of Fort Collins, CO.
Application deadline: 10/3/2021
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.
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.
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.
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
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)
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.
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