Job Opening – Regional Planner

The South Central Regional Council of Governments (SCRCOG) seeks a qualified person for the following position.

Position: Regional Planner

Location: SCRCOG Office

Closing Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2022 at 12PM local time, or until position is filled

The Regional Planner will provide planning, research, administrative, and policy analysis support for the Director of Regional Planning and Municipal Services, the Executive Director and the member municipalities of the South Central Region Council of Governments (SCRCOG). SCRCOG is a Regional Planning Organization which provides planning, resources, and programming to the 15 municipalities in the Greater New Haven area.

The Regional Planner will be involved specifically in sustaining, creating, and executing organizational initiatives in the areas of land use, environmental, housing, hazard mitigation, GIS, identifying grant opportunities, and community development. The planner will also be expected to assist with municipal services-related activities such as information technology/ cybersecurity, procurement, energy, stormwater, solid waste, recycling, food waste diversion and composting initiatives involving SCRCOG municipalities. The planner will be expected to be involved in managing and coordinating multiple projects concurrently and will be directly involved in departmental decision-making alongside their direct supervisor and the other SCRCOG staff.

To be considered, applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in urban or regional planning, public administration, public policy, political science or a related field and a minimum of 1-3 years of professional experience ideally in a planning related organization. An applicant who has attained a master’s degree from an accredited university in urban or regional planning, public administration, political science or a related field is desirable.

Applicant must possess proficiency in Microsoft Office Products and hybrid meeting management software (Zoom, Teams etc.) Experience using ArcGIS (Desktop/ArcPro) and Adobe Creative Suite is preferred.

Salary will be commensurate with applicant’s experience and qualifications. The current budgeted salary of $60,000 represents the FY2023 maximum offer. The current salary will be reconsidered for an increase during the FY24 budgeting process.

To apply, review job description linked below, submit a cover letter, resume, three contacts of professional references, and voluntary affirmative action questionnaire to Mr. Carl Amento, Executive Director, at [email protected]


SCRCOG is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Description – Regional Planner

Professional References Contact Form

Voluntary Affirmative Action Questionnaire


Regional Transportation Safety Plan Update

The South Central Regional Council of Governments (SCRCOG) will be completing an update of the Regional Transportation Safety Plan (RTSP) to reflect changes in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL).  The current RTSP was developed in 2018 and now must be updated to meet the requirements of the Safety Action Plan as it pertains to the Safe Streets 4 All (SS4A) program. SCRCOG is looking to identify projects eligible for funding through the SS4A program implementation grant.

The 2018 Regional Transportation Safety Plan is available here

More information on SS4A is available here.

Public Input – Metropolitan Transportation Plan

The South Central Regional Council of Governments (SCRCOG) will be hosting two (2) public meetings to discuss the future of transportation in the Greater New Haven area. The Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) is the region’s guiding document outlining the region’s multi-modal transportation priorities.


A virtual meeting will be held on Thursday, February 2 at 6pm via Zoom.  Register for the meeting here.


An in-person meeting will be held at 12:30pm on Wednesday, February 8 in the SCRCOG Conference Room, 127 Washington Ave, 4th Floor West, North Haven, CT 06473.


A survey is available to collect additional public comments:

Contact Laura Francis at (203) 466-8624 or [email protected] with any questions.