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Regional Planner / Transportation Planner - Morrisville, Vermont
Join the regional planning team in one of Vermont’s premiere recreation destinations! The Lamoille County Planning Commission seeks a versatile, results-oriented planner with experience in community development or local and regional planning to support its transportation planning program. The planner will help to build strong rural communities by implementing project and programs of the Commission. This position is multi-faceted, requiring broad knowledge of municipal and regional comprehensive planning, federal and state planning law, and transportation planning. The planner will also assist communities and the region to integrate transportation efforts with land use planning, community development, emergency preparedness, and mitigation planning initiatives to build community resiliency.
This position requires effective written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to translate complex planning concepts, data and technical language into a form that is meaningful and accessible to board members and local officials. Applicants must be able to work in a team environment and independently and must possess a strong customer service ethic.
The position requires a bachelor’s degree in planning or a closely related field and at least one year of relevant experience; 3-8 years of experience preferred. Salary is commensurate with experience. LCPC offers an excellent work environment and health and retirement benefits. AmeriCorps, Vista, and Peace Corps volunteers encouraged to apply. Position open until filled; candidates submitting by April 26, 2013 will receive interview preference. Please submit a cover letter, resume, 3 references, and salary requirements by email to Bonnie Waninger, Executive Director, at email@example.com. For additional information, visit www.lcpcvt.org All inquiries held in strictest confidence. LCPC is an EOE.
Chief Administration Officer (CAO) – City of Burlington
Newly elected Mayor Miro Weinberger is seeking an experienced and dynamic leader to serve as the city’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), helping to manage the municipal budget and broad services – from public safety to libraries and airport – in an increasingly diverse community that is anchored by a vibrant, growing local economy and outstanding cultural and educational opportunities.
The position requires a bachelor’s degree in accounting, economics, public administration, business administration or a related field (masters preferred) and ten years of related work experience, including a minimum of five years in supervisory role. The equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. Knowledge of financial systems, budgeting, fund accounting, utility system management, economic development and excellent administrative, and organizational skills are required to manage Burlington’s $230 million combined operating and capital budget (General Fund and Enterprise Funds). Experience in local government accounting and management and working in a unionized environment preferred. Experience in and comfort with public speaking in a broad range of settings, including to boards and the media is essential.
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To apply, send resume, cover letter, and City of Burlington Application to: HR Dept, 79 South Winooski Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401.
IEM – Mid-Level Planner, FEMA Response
Locations: Hartford, CT, Augusta, ME; Framingham, MA; Concord, NH; Warwick, RI; Waterbury, VT
Innovative Emergency Management (IEM), has a need for multiple Mid-Level Planners to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Response Directorate. Mid-Level Planners will conduct research and analysis at State EMA on plans, capabilities, and shortfalls and produces reports and documents required for the Information and Analysis Phase for the development of the Capability Inventories. Work is expected to be approximately 320 hours (early August 2012-early October 2012). This is a great opportunity for recent or upcoming graduates.
Duties and Responsibilities: The Mid-Level Planner is responsible for the close coordination between their respective staffs and stakeholders to optimize performance and cross-functional expertise; coordinate performance, measurement and reporting; related to planning and exercises. The individuals shall have a sound understanding of the five step planning process, emergency management exercise programs and principles. MidLevel Planners will be responsible for project management ensuring the quality of all deliverables and products.
Mid-Level Planners will support project management and task manager teams with ongoing projects as well as new projects.
Minimum/General Experience: Four (4) years of emergency management experience.
Minimum Education: Bachelor’s Degree required. A Master’s degree can be substituted for two (2) years of experience if in an appropriate field.
At IEM, you will work in an environment where you can actively and creatively apply your core expertise and work on multi-discipline project teams to provide solutions to the needs of our customers. We offer flextime, a teamoriented atmosphere and, most importantly, meaningful and intellectually stimulating projects.
IEM is an Equal Opportunity Employer
For consideration, please apply online at www.iem.com/careers
Community Services Director - City of Winooski
The City of Winooski is seeking an experienced, full time Community Services Director to provide leadership and coordinate all of the City’s community-centered services including the O’Brien Community Center, the Senior Center, the Library, and the YMCA for recreation programs. The focus of the first year of the job will be exclusively on the O’Brien Community Center. Candidate should demonstrate the ability to work with multiple generations, diverse populations, and in teams with other City and Community service providers.
The incumbent will have responsibility for coordination with the school to ensure effective program offerings for youth, including after school and summer programs (K – 5), middle school and teen center activities. Direct oversight of the O’Brien Community Center facility, recruitment of volunteers, and coordination of programs with other service providers is expected.
The incumbent will have significant leadership experience in the non-profit sector and have a track record of fund raising to support programs. Experience and demonstrated success leading cross-functional teams of service providers is essential. Candidates should be prepared to demonstrate a focus on results and the ability to validate both the need for programs and the results of those efforts.
Qualified candidates should send a letter of interest, resume, and three letters of reference to
27 West Allen Street
Winooski, Vermont 05404
Or email Janet here.
Executive Director – National Association of Social Workers Vermont
The Vermont Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, located in Montpelier, VT, seeks a part-time (24 hours/week) Executive Director. Preferred candidate would have 3 years of management experience with skills in legislative / public policy advocacy, strategic planning, financial administration, computers and social media, and supporting/leading volunteer boards of directors as well as a broad knowledge of the principles of association management, membership marketing/service, and the ability to articulate social work values. Position is actively involved in the day to day operations of a small office as well as all executive management functions. A college degree is required, MSW with fundraising/grant development experience are preferred. Salary range is in the mid-to-upper $20s depending on experience, with an excellent benefit package including health insurance, retirement and disability coverage. NASW-Vermont is an equal opportunity employer; women and people of diversity are encouraged to apply.
Qualified applicants should send a cover letter and resume by April 30, 2012 to Merle Edwards-Orr, Search Committee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org
Education Finance Analyst - Vermont Department of Education
I am looking for an Education Finance Analyst to assist me with federal financial reporting data, school auditing information, federal indirect cost rate calculations etc. This is an entry level position working on data entry, management and analysis. The role can be expanded as time goes on. The person should be familiar with using Microsoft access and excel and some programming with IBM SPSS will be required. I am not necessarily looking for someone who already has programming skills, although it would be helpful, b/c I am more than willing to send the person hired to whatever training they need. This is a great opportunity to get your foot in the door of state employment and the starting annual salary is between $38,000 - $40,000. A cursory knowledge of public sector fund accounting would be helpful.
Current students graduating this May are encouraged to apply. I would like to do interviews ASAP so please direct any interested students to http://humanresources.vermont.gov/career_center The position is title "Education Finance Analyst". They may also contact me via e-mail to let me know they have applied and I can keep an eye out for their application. Thank you Leslie.
Education Finance Manager
Vermont Department of Education
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