MISSOURI RPC JOB OPENINGS

Senior Community Development Specialist: Meramec RPC

Posted 10/27/2021

4 Industrial Drive St. James, MO 65559-1689
(573) 265-2993
FAX (573) 265-3550

Classification: Non-Exempt

Nature of Work

Under the supervision of the executive director, assistant director, planning and/or project development manager, the Senior Community Development Specialist is responsible for providing technical expertise to communities in applications, administration of grant and loan programs, planning and special projects.

Responsibilities performed on a daily and/or weekly basis include:

  • Providing information and technical assistance to member governments in meeting state and federal requirements;
  • Providing information and educational programs on current problems facing local government;
  • Assisting in the application preparation of grants, tax credits, loan programs, planning documents, research projects and other programs

and providing information on federal and state funding programs;

  • Administration of grants, loans and other programs to insure compliance with requirements, including community facility,

economic development and housing programs;

  • Coordinating regional programs including joint purchases and workshops;
  • Identifying specific needs within communities and making recommendations and providing technical assistance/project development;
  • Analyzing and organizing data into written reports utilizing computerization techniques, composition and editing skills;
  • Coordinating and providing professional assistance to citizens, groups and local governments within and outside the region;
  • Maintain a database of funding sources for

Additional daily/weekly responsibilities may include:

  • Providing assistance in the updating and computerization of strategic/comprehensive plans to communities;
  • Providing information, compilation of applications, and the administering of loans and housing renovation projects for MRPC’s affiliated boards and programs;
  • Providing assistance in mapping and illustration;
  • Provide funding information in the form of grant alerts to communities and not-for-profit organizations;
  • Coordinating fundraising and volunteer development;
  • Assisting with the development and occasionally the preparation of illustrations, leaflets, visual and graphic displays;
  • Researching and updating data and MRPC – related information both for written reports and electronic media;
  • Assist with staff training as needed;
  • Using ARCGIS, HAZUS, and/or other software to create GIS and cartographic products for member governments or planning projects;
  • Manipulating and analyzing GIS data for use by member governments or planning projects; and
  • Performance of any other task

Responsibilities performed on an annual or as needed basis include:

  • Represent MRPC and present information on behalf of the organization at workshops, meetings and trainings when

This job description is a general description of essential job functions. It is not intended as an employment contract, nor is it intended to describe all duties someone in this position may perform. All employees of the Meramec Regional Planning Commission are expected to perform tasks as assigned by supervisory/management personnel, regardless of job title or routine job duties.

Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with preference given to major course work in the fields of public administration, business administration, economics, or other closely related fields of study. A master’s degree in any of the foregoing is desirable but not mandatory. Two years experience in either public or private economic/community development is required. Two years of relevant experience may be substituted for each year of college. Skill in the preparation of written reports and experience with GIS is desirable and competency in communication with public officials is essential. Skill in the preparation of written reports is necessary and oral communication skills are mandatory. Must possess a valid driver’s license. Must possess the ability to work well with co-workers and commissioners and have the desire to work in a team atmosphere.

Physical Requirements

Constant use of hands and arms to type and write in order to complete necessary paperwork. Must be able to drive and/or ride long distances; night time driving is necessary. Must be able to converse by phone and in person with customers and clients. Must be able to sit long periods of time. Must be able to lift boxes of files to move them from one location to another. Must be able to kneel to go through files in lower level cabinets. Must be able to navigate rough, unimproved terrain to monitor projects.

Salary Range

The salary range for this position is $42,312 to $45,000 per year. This position, as posted, is full-time (40-hours per week) with benefits.

Internal and External Application Information

Applicants should submit a resume to Meramec Regional Planning Commission, 4 Industrial Drive, St. James, MO 65559, Attn: Anne Freand, Planning Manager, or by email to afreand@meramecregion.org.

Position is open until filled. EOE/AA.

CCommunity Development Specialist: Meramec RPC

Posted 10/27/2021

Classification: Non-Exempt

Nature of Work

Under the supervision of the executive director, assistant director, planning manager or project development manager, the Community Development Specialist is responsible for providing technical expertise to communities in applications, administration of grant and loan programs, planning and special projects.

Responsibilities performed on a daily and/or weekly basis include:

  • Providing information and technical assistance to member governments in meeting state and federal requirements;
  • Providing information and educational programs on current problems facing local government;
  • Assisting in the application preparation and administration of grants, loan programs, planning documents, research projects and other programs;
  • Coordinating regional programs including joint purchases and workshops;
  • Identifying specific needs within communities and making recommendations and providing technical assistance;
  • Providing information on federal and state funding programs;
  • Providing basic research for the use of senior level professionals and member governments;
  • Analyzing and organizing data into written reports utilizing computerization techniques, composition and editing skills;
  • Coordinating and providing professional assistance to citizens, groups and local governments within and outside the region;
  • Coordinating fundraising and volunteer development, special events and

Additional daily/weekly responsibilities may include:

  • Providing assistance in the updating and computerization of strategic/comprehensive plans to communities;
  • Providing information, compilation of applications, and the administering of loans for MRPC’s affiliated boards and loan programs;
  • Using ARCGIS, HAZUS, and/or other software to create GIS and cartographic products for member governments or planning
  • Manipulating and analyzing GIS data for use by member governments or planning
  • Researching and updating data and MRPC – related information both for written reports and electronic media; and
  • Performance of any other task

 

This job description is a general description of essential job functions. It is not intended as an employment contract, nor is it intended to describe all duties someone in this position may perform. All employees of the Meramec Regional Planning Commission are expected to pe1form tasks as assigned by supervisory/management personnel, regardless of job title or routine job duties.

Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with preference given to major course work in the fields of public administration, business administration, economics, or other closely related fields of study. One year of relevant experience is preferred but not required. Two years of relevant experience may be substituted for each year of required education. Skill in the preparation of written reports and experience with GIS is desirable and competency in communication with public officials is essential.

Must possess a valid driver’s license. Must possess the ability to work well with co­ workers, commissioners and the desire to work in a team atmosphere.

Physical Requirements

Constant use of hands and arms to type and write in order to complete necessary paperwork. Must be able to drive and/or ride long distances; nighttime driving is necessary. Must be able to converse by phone and in person with customers and clients. Must be able to sit long periods of time. Must be able to lift boxes of files to move them from one location to another. Must be able to kneel to go through files in lower level cabinets. Must be able to navigate rough, unimproved terrain to monitor projects.

Salary Range

The salary range for this position is $34,974 to $43,718 per year, depended on education and experience. This position, as posted, is full-time (40-hours per week) with benefits.

Internal and External Application Information

Applicants should submit a resume to Meramec Regional Planning Commission, 4 Industrial Drive, St. James, MO 65559, Attn: Anne Freand, Planning Manager, or by email to afreand@meramecregion.org.

Position is open until filled. EOE/AA.

 

Transportation Planner: East-West Gateway COG

East-West Gateway Council of Governments (EWG) has an opening for a Long-Range/Corridor Transportation Planner in the Transportation Planning Department.  This position will report directly to the Corridor & Long-Range Planning Coordinator.  The selected candidate will be responsible for supporting the long-range planning process and corridor and multimodal planning projects.  Specific duties will include:  supporting the long-range plan update and transportation performance management program; researching, collecting, and analyzing data; preparing maps, presentations, informational materials, and reports; participating in discrete planning studies for roadway and transit investments; overseeing consultant work, and public outreach and agency coordination activities.

The position requires considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of urban and regional transportation planning and of federal metropolitan planning requirements.  Experience with GIS, performance based planning and performance measurement, transportation system and project evaluation and impact assessment, interdisciplinary research, and community engagement is required.  Experience with corridor planning, complete streets, transit-oriented development, and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is highly desirable, as is familiarity with livability/sustainability/equity concepts as they apply to transportation system development and design.

The successful candidate for this position will have graduated from an accredited four-year college or university, with major course work in transportation planning, urban and regional planning, public policy, civil engineering, or a closely related field and will have 3 years of directly related professional experience or an equivalent combination of directly related education and professional experience.  A graduate degree in a directly related field may be substituted for 1 year of experience.

All applicants for this position must be authorized to work in the United States.

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The salary range for this position begins at $45,602 annually, with actual starting salary based on background and experience.  EWG offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including: insurance (health, dental, vision, and life), flexible spending accounts, retirement plan with employer match, and generous paid time off (vacation, holiday, and sick leave).

Applications will be accepted October 20, 2021 through November 18, 2021.  Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume by email to:

HR@ewgateway.org
Subject Line: Long-Range/Corridor Transportation Planner Application

Please note that, due to COVID-19, we are not accepting applications by mail.

EWG is an equal opportunity employer.

Kaysinger Bay Regional Planner

Date Posted: June 25, 2021

Kaysinger Basin Regional Planning Commission is hiring for a Regional Planner whose focus will be on transportation planning. This is a dynamic job that includes community outreach, data collection and analysis, and collaborating with both local governments and the Missouri Department of Transportation. For a complete job description and details on how to apply, please visit http://kaysinger.com/?p=1241 

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