Job Opening: Regional Planner

May 1, 2024

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

Position: Regional Planner

Location: SCRCOG Office

Closing Date: until position is filled

The Regional Planner will provide planning, research, administrative, and policy analysis support for the Director of Regional Planning, 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 Masters 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 of up to $68,000, commensurate with applicant’s experience and qualifications. Health insurance, dental insurance, and vision insurance benefits are available with employee contribution. Participation in a retirement plan is also available after a 90-day waiting period.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, three contacts of professional references, and voluntary affirmative action questionnaire to Mr. Carl Amento, Executive Director, at [email protected]. Selected candidates may be asked to provide additional information or to appear for an in-person interview, if feasible, or a virtual interview.

Questions may be directed to Mr. Carl Amento, Executive Director at [email protected]. Additional information provided in response to questions shall be shared with all applicants.

SCRCOG is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Description: Regional Planner

Professional References Contact Form

Voluntary Affirmative Action Questionnaire