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Updated  8/3/22

TOWN OF LITCHFIELD

LAND USE ADMINISTRATOR

Land Use Department

This position is governed under the agreement between the

Town of Litchfield and the Litchfield Supervisors Union, affiliated with CSEA, SEIU Local 2001 with a salary

range between $53,507.36- $66,884.20/year. The Town offers Health/Dental/Vision through the CT State

Partnership Plan, generous time off allowances, and an employer contributed 401 (A) plan.

If you are interested in the position, you must complete an application.

Resume will not be accepted in lieu of an application.

Individuals must be able to pass a thorough background check, including DMV, references, pre-employment

physical and drug screen.

Application will be accepted until a sufficient number have been received.

Please submit your application, resume and cover letter to ecallahan@townoflitchfield.org or mail to:

Town of Litchfield

Selectman’s Office

74 West St,

Litchfield, CT 06759

BASIC FUNCTION

The Land Use Administrator (the “Administrator”) serves the Town of Litchfield under the direction

of the First Selectman, and assists with the development of land use policies, regulations, programs

and applications. This positions directly supervises the Land Use Secretary.

The Administrator shall also serve as the Zoning and Wetlands Enforcement Officer for the town, if

so designated by the Planning and Zoning Commission, and the Inland Wetlands Commission, and

shall assist the Zoning Board of Appeals, Director of Public Works and Town Planner.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

 Providing superior customer service to both internal and external customers, the Administrator

reviews, coordinates and processes applications for land development.

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 Provides information and advises citizens, engineers, developers, and others on matters relating

to the zoning and wetlands regulations and the general planning and development requirements

of the community. Coordinates all proposals for land-use development and building with the

Town’s Commissions, Agencies and Departments.

 Coordinates applications for all land-use commissions, including P & Z, Wetlands, ZBA and

Conservation; assists in preparation of agendas as requested, maintains files, posts notices and

decisions.

 Reviews site plans, subdivision plans, plans of proposed building construction and alterations to

assure conformance with the planning, zoning and wetlands requirements; conducts field

inspections of new construction to determine compliance.

 Serves as the Zoning Enforcement Officer and Wetlands Agent if so designated by the Planning

and Zoning Commission and the Inland Wetlands Commission, and reviews zoning permits for

approval not requiring action by the Planning and Zoning Commission. Investigates complaints

of regulation violations; keeps necessary records and prepares written reports on a monthly basis

to the land-use commissions and others as directed.

 Supervises Commission and Department staff. Assigns work tasks; designs work schedules and

performs personnel evaluations.

 Regularly attends Planning and Zoning Commission meetings, Wetlands meetings, ZBA

meetings and attends Conservation Commission meetings when requested. Prepares and gives

testimony when necessary.

 Performs other related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES

 Knowledge of principles and practices of zoning, planning and wetland regulations as applied to

municipalities and legal procedures as related to the enforcement of regulations and statutes.

 Ability to read and understand subdivision maps, site plans, building plans; knowledge of

erosion control, drainage, building construction and site planning.

 Ability to readily acquire a working knowledge of applicable zoning and wetland regulations

and related departmental policies and procedures and to prepare a variety of records and reports.

 Ability to make inspections, to follow oral and written assignments, and to ascertain facts

through investigations.

 Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with supervised employees and

town officials.

 Ability to work well with the public.

 Ability to analyze Town needs and make recommendations as related to land-use planning.

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PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The work is primarily of an intellectual nature but requires a variety of physical capabilities. While performing the

duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk and talk or hear, use hands to finger, handle,

or feel objects; occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. Employee must be able to access all levels of a

construction site and traverse uneven terrain. The employee must be able to drive a vehicle. The employee must

occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance,

color, peripheral and depth vision. This position requires the ability to operate a keyboard and calculator at efficient

speed. The employee must be able to hear normal sounds, distinguish sound as voice patterns and communicate

through human speech using American English.

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor of Science Degree in

Environmental Science or related field, or an Associate’s Degree and/or special training in planning,

architecture, or law and not less than one year of experience in zoning, planning or related regulation

enforcement work, or any equivalent combination of education or experience. Ability to successfully

complete the C.A.Z.E.O. program and the D.E.E.P. Wetland Agent certification within two years.

Must possess a valid driver’s license with a good driving history.




Planning Analyst

Recruitment #220726-6297AR-001

Location

Hartford, CT

Date Opened

7/28/2022 1:00:00 PM

Salary

$71,147 - $92,072/year, new hires to state employment start at the minimum

Job Type

Open to the Public

Close Date

8/12/2022 11:59:00 PM

INTRODUCTION

ABOUT US

The State of Connecticut’s Office of Policy and Management (OPM) seeks to hire a Planning Analyst in the  Intergovernmental Policy and Planning Division’s (IGPP) Office of Responsible Growth Unit.   

YOUR ROLE

In this position you will work in the Office of Responsible Growth Unit.  This is an exciting opportunity to work with a team that recommends policy priorities and advises and assists leadership in both the Executive and Legislative branches of government in developing plans, policies, programs, and legislation to promote responsible growth areas.

This is a full time (40 hours per week) position conveniently located in Hartford, CT.  

We offer a competitive benefits package, excellent health care, generous leave policies, retirement plan, and more!  We also encourage a healthy work-life balance to all employees!

Interested in becoming a state employee?  Watch the video below to learn more:

SELECTION PLAN

In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.

Please ensure your application is complete prior to submission.  You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut.

Note:  At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position.  These documents may include:  a cover letter, resume, transcripts, diplomas, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.  Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position. 

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error.

Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applicants to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period.  It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception.  Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.

Any questions regarding this recruitment may be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office: opm.recruitment@ct.gov.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a State agency this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in planning, monitoring and evaluating programs.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

In this position the incumbent will perform the following duties: 

  • Coordinate Executive Branch agencies’ compliance with the statutory and regulatory provisions of the Connecticut Environmental Policy Act (CEPA), including providing guidance and training for agency staff;
  • Ensure that OPM fulfills its statutory and regulatory roles associated with the CEPA and provide guidance to agencies as needed;
  • Manage the Responsible Growth and Transit-Oriented Development (RG/TOD) grant program;
  • Review Bond Commission agendas under CGS Sec. 16a-31(c);
  • Review Private Activity Bonds under CGS 32-141(b);
  • Develop statewide policies and provide advisory reports, as required, in support of the State POCD;
  • Coordinate OPM efforts related to the establishment and approval of the state’s regional economic development districts (EDDs);
  • Review proposed legislation/regulations, conduct legislative research, and prepare legislatively mandated reports;
  • Provide recommendations for implementing policy and program decisions relating to economic and community development, transit-oriented development,  housing, transportation, and the environment;
  • Represent OPM on various advisory boards, committees and workgroups, including the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), the Brownfield Remediation and Development Working Group, the Connecticut Environmental Review Team (CTERT), and on working groups associated with the Commission on Connecticut's Development and Future (CCDF);
  • Liaison to DAS, DECD, DOH, CHFA and CEQ;     
  • Provide oversight of the legislative process for the revision, adoption, and implementation of the Conservation and Development Policies: The Plan for Connecticut, including outreach to and coordination among affected state agencies, regional councils of governments (COGs), and municipalities;
  • Liaison to various COGs; and
  • OPM representation to assigned COG and their member municipalities.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Knowledge of principles and practices of state and regional planning; knowledge of federal, state and regional planning and development issues and programs; knowledge of research methods and techniques; knowledge of statistical analysis; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to interpret relevant state and federal laws and regulations; ability to utilize computer software.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Six (6) years of experience in planning including developing written long term plans broad in scope and having impact on a number of operations.

NOTE: Planning is defined as collecting and analyzing technical data (social, environmental, economic, governmental), determining problems and concerns, and developing long-term plans accordingly. These are formal, written plans, i.e., statements of goals and objectives, recommended alternatives for action, and policies and programs to achieve the goals and objectives. Generally, these plans will impact statewide activities or a large-scale corporation which has branch or satellite facilities. Candidates must often perform these types of duties the majority of time and the planning function must be the major thrust of the job.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in planning, public administration or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The preferred candidate will have the following:

  • Experience with a broad range of land use planning issues and related regulatory functions of government;
  • Experience communicating complex information in simplified terms, both orally and in written correspondence;
  • Experience solving problems and developing solutions through consensus building;
  • Experience dealing with local, regional, state and federal government officials;
  • Experience with the State of Connecticut legislative process and associated online tools; and
  • Experience administering grant programs.

CONCLUSION

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet.

 Apply Online




The Town of Guilford is looking for a creative planning professional to join its newly reformed and dynamic Planning & Zoning Department.  Working alongside the Town Planner, this newly created role of Assistant Town Planner will:

 

  • Collaborate with the Town Planner on comprehensive planning processes, including but not limited to the Plan of Conservation & Development and the integration of Sustainable Development therein.
  • Collaborate with Town Committees and the Town Planner on place-based research, grants and community engagement in general and specifically related to sustainable development.
  • Serve as the Town’s Zoning Enforcement Officer
  • Staff the Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Assist in GIS Mapping and Geospatial Analysis
  • Review development plans and building permits for zoning compliance with a focused eye on soil, erosion & sedimentation control as well as stormwater management measures. 
  • Assist the Department’s Administrative Assistant in servicing the public at the Land Use counter

 

Guilford is a dynamic town which embraces planning, sustainable development and community engagement.  We have a long and productive history of Town Planning which has recently been re-invigorated.  Currently, under the new Town Planner the Planning & Zoning Department is tackling a comprehensive Zoning and Subdivision Regulations re-write, which integrates active space planning & creative placemaking around the Green, an Affordable Housing Plan, a Safe Streets vision plan and a commercial corridor master plan. 

 

The Department has excellent administrative and legal support as well as highly engaged and effective commissions including; the Planning & Zoning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, a Historic District Commission and a Design Review Committee. 

 

The Department is invested in professional development and will support, in both time and resources, CAZEO continuing education, AICP certification and advancement in GIS mapping and geospatial analysis utilizing ESRI platforms.           

A little bit about Guilford.  We are an absolute gem of a Connecticut Shoreline town.  Spanning an impressive North-South geography, Guilford has it all, from shoreline beaches to rocky ledge hiking trails.  Guilford hosts active farms, significant open space, a commercial corridor, historic architecture and a walkable, vibrant Town Green.  Our Town Staff is committed, professional and agile.  Our citizenry is active and passionate.  We have more than two dozen volunteer committees and task forces engaging in a great diversity of social issues and perhaps most importantly, our Town Officials are highly supportive of Planning and all its potential.

Do you have the passion, creativity and skills to join our team?

Job Application Click Here:  Employment Application (8-1-2018).pdf

Job Description Click Here:  Assistant Town Planner.pdf


TOWN OF KENT

LAND USE ADMINISTRATOR

Includes Zoning Enforcement Officer & Inland Wetland Agent positions

Position Summary:

Manages the Kent Land Use Office; administers the rules and regulations associated with the

Inland Wetlands Commission, the Planning and Zoning Commission and their sub-committees.

Works jointly with the Building Official and Fire Marshal to ensure the proper release of building

permits for both residential and commercial properties. Provides leadership, support and

assistance to Commissions on land use planning, regulations and state statutes. Recommends

regulation changes and provides proposed wording. Takes on special projects as necessary.

Reports to:

Chairman, Kent Planning and Zoning Commission

Chairman, Kent Inland Wetland Commission

Direct Reports:

Land Use Clerk.

Hours of Work:

Full-time salaried position. Hours include, office hours, field hours and meetings.

Essential Job Functions:

(The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various

types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not

exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the

position.)

Administrative:

  • Supervise Land Use Clerk.
  • Receive and process Zoning, Inland Wetland and Architectural Review Board

applications and issue permits in a timely manner after review of site plans and

applicable zoning regulations.

  • Prepare agendas and staff reports for applications and attend Commission meetings.
  • Prepare minutes of the Inland Wetland and Planning and Zoning Commission as

necessary.

  • Maintain office hours structured to facilitate public access several days each week.
  • Prepare and submit legal notices for publication as required by statute.
  • Complete site inspections for permits and zoning compliance. Visit site during

construction to ensure adherence to conditions of approval and regulations.

Reporting:

  • Review and prepare all items for Commissions’ actions including Special Permits, Site

Plans, Subdivision and Wetland Applications.

  • Maintain records for fees collected and submit monthly reports to Town Treasurer.
  • Submit monthly permit reports for DEEP.
  • Maintain application database.

Information Resource:

  • Research and prepare plans, studies and regulations.
  • Prepare basic mapping as attachments to applications.

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  • Provide updates on changes to State Statutes.
  • Be available to the public to answer questions and provide assistance with applications.
  • Provide help for the public in filing applications to the Zoning Board of Appeals.
  • Attend subcommittee and site walks as required.
  • Maintains and updates zoning maps and land use files.

Regulation Enforcement:

  • After field checking complaints regarding violations of Zoning and Inland Wetland

regulations, takes appropriate action including issuing notices of violation and/or cease

and desist orders.

  • Consults with counsel, participates in preparing documentation and appears in court as

required regarding pending legal matters.

Communication:

  • Prepare correspondence as required by statute.
  • Liaison with Land Use and Inland Wetland attorneys, engineers and other consultants as

needed.

  • Interface with the Architectural Review Board, Zoning Board of Appeals and

Conservation Commission as appropriate.

  • Ensure all meetings and site walks are properly noticed as required by statute.

Qualifications:

  • Must be Certified Zoning Enforcement Official or receive certification within 2 years of

employment.

  • Must have completed the Municipal Inland Wetlands Commissioners Training Program

by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection or be able to complete the

program within 2 years of employment.

  • General knowledge of land use planning and development administration, state statutes,

and principles of environmental protection.

  • Ability to interpret and apply statutes and regulations as they pertain to land use.
  • Ability to make difficult decisions.
  • Good verbal and communication skills.
  • Ability to operate without direct supervision.
  • Physical ability to tour undeveloped properties.
  • Ability to maintain professional demeanor in difficult situations.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite.
  • Valid driver’s license.

Salary up to $82K based on experience and certification.




Town of Branford Zoning Enforcement Officer


Join one of the leading municipal shoreline town planning departments as the Zoning Enforcement Officer for the Town of Branford. Your responsibilities will include administering and enforcing the zoning regulations, performing inspections and investigating complaints regarding violations of the zoning regulations, educating permit applicants on the process and procedures for making applications and obtaining approvals.  Work also involves significant coordination with an experienced team of other code enforcement professionals.  You will regularly attend Zoning Board of Appeals meetings and the Planning and Zoning Commission as needed. Will have additional staffing resources available to assist with your assignments. Very congenial and professional team environment.

CAZEO certification or ability to obtain same within one year required.  One years’ experience in CT municipal zoning enforcement desired.  A full job description is available here.  We would welcome receiving your resume at careers@branford-ct.gov.  Position open until filled.

EEO Employer/Women and Minorities Encouraged to Apply.




TOWN OF EAST HARTFORD

Town Planner

Plans, organizes and directs the development of, and performs professional comprehensive

planning services in, the functional areas of land use, economic development, zoning, housing,

transportation surveys and related municipal planning areas.

Administers, review, and makes recommendations on commercial, recreational, office, industrial

and residential development proposals. Provides technical consultation and services to the

Planning and Zoning Commission, Site Plan and Sign Review Committee, and other boards,

commissions and departments.

Bachelor’s degree in city, urban, or regional planning or a closely related field and four years

experience as a town, urban or regional planner or a closely related field. Certification as a

Planner by the American Institute of Certified Planners desirable.

Application available at www.easthartfordct.gov/human-resources. Application process will

remain open until sufficient applications are received.

The Town of East Hartford is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



TOWN OF COVENTRY: PLANNING TECHNICIAN/ZONING ENFORCEMENT OFFICER

Salary range $54,930 - $72,054 plus benefits. BA and experience in planning and/or zoning. GIS

experience. CAZEO certification a plus. Job description and application available at www.coventryct.org.

Apply online or submit Town job application form and resume to Office of the Town Manager, Town of

Coventry, 1712 Main Street, Coventry, CT 06238. Deadline July 15, 2022. EOE/M/F.



LAND USE OFFICER

TOWN OF CHESTER

The Town of Chester is seeking an individual or firm to staff a part-time position as land-use officer. The position will require approximately 25 hours per week.  Pay rate will begin at $25 an hour.  Pay hours and pay rates can be adjusted depending upon experience. The Land Use Officer administers the duties and job titles of planner, zoning enforcement officer, and inland wetlands and watercourses enforcement officer. It provides general administrative and enforcement on behalf of the first selectmen, planning and zoning commission, and inland wetlands and watercourses agency in accordance with Connecticut state statutes and town policies and procedures.

This is an important, responsible, leadership position that will oversee and help shape the direction of land-use development and conservation in the town of Chester. The land-use official position may be assisted by part-time or consulting staff to assist with the functions of enforcement support, project management, and community development, subject to the availability of town or grant funds.

Supervision of all zoning, wetlands or enforcement related duties is provided by the First Selectman, and the chairs of the Planning and Zoning Commission , and the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Agency.

The land-use officer serves as an agent of the First Selectmen and the Planning and Zoning Commission in matters of enforcement of town regulations and implementation of the Plan of Conservation and Development. The officer also serves as an agent of the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Agency in matters of enforcement of state regulations. The land-use official also will act as the agent of the Planning and Zoning Commission in the administration and implementation of flood hazard standards and requirements as well as Gateway Commission regulations and requirements.

The applicant must possess or be able to complete Connecticut Association of Zoning Enforcement Officials certification within two years of date of hire. The applicant must also complete required training for authorized wetlands agent pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes section 22a-42a(c)2.

Please submit your resume to the First Selectman’s Office or email it to jennywatrous@chesterct.org by June 24, 2022. A complete job description is available upon request at the Selectmen‘s office or on our website at www.chesterct.org.


TOWN OF NEWTOWN

JOB DESCRIPTION

LAND USE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES

Performs duties related to the administrative, interpretive and investigative activities to enforce all of the Town’s Inland Wetland and Watercourses Regulations, and specific

Newtown Zoning Regulations.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under direct supervision of the Director of Planning and the Deputy Director of Land Use for Conservation with regard to interpretation and enforcement of the Newtown

Zoning and Inland Wetland and Watercourses Regulations.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

INLAND WETLAND AND WATERCOURSES RESPONSIBILITIES:

Review and authorize Building permit applications in accordance with the Newtown Wetland and Watercourses Regulations. Serves as the Borough of Newtown Conservation Official

Investigate and report on any wetland violations for possible enforcement action and issue appropriate Notice of Violations, Cease and Desist Orders and Citations.

Conduct field inspections for compliance with Wetland Permits, and Cease and Desist Orders.

ZONING ENFORCEMENT

Performs field inspections of approved Special Exception and Site Development Plan construction sites for compliance with Newtown Zoning Regulations.

Patrols and investigates complaints and issues Notice of Violations, Cease and Desist Orders and Citations regarding violations.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS/KNOWLEDGE SKILL AND ABILITIY

Ability to understand and interpret architectural plans, site plans, land maps, technical reports and land use regulations. Good interpersonal and analytical skills required.

Ability to effectively deal with the general public.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

CTDEEP Wetlands Certification and CAZEO certified Enforcement Officer preferred, or obtained within two years of employment. Undergraduate Degree in related field, (i.e...

environmental sciences, planning) and 2 years field experience preferred.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Position requires extensive work outdoors and exposure to inclement or severe weather conditions including heat, cold, rain or snow.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Position requires the possession of a valid State of Connecticut drivers license due to travel in the course of daily work.

Salary – Starting at $53,983 – $59,981

Amended; 1/18/22

PLEASE APPLY

OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES

3 PRIMROSE STREET

NEWTOWN, CONNECTICUT 06470

Patrice.fahey@newtown-ct.gov

203-270-4246

EEO/Affirmative Action Employer

(Applications available on Town of

Newtown website)

Municipal Planning Associate-- Tyche Planning & Policy Group

Tyche’s Municipal Planning Associate will be a key member of our municipal services team. This position will work to expand Tyche’s municipal client base by providing staff-level planning, zoning, community development, economic development, grant writing, and project management services. Our team recognizes that while the specific needs, conditions, and politics of each community are unique, bringing a broad and shared perspective from multiple communities is a highly effective and efficient approach to service delivery.

Please click here to access to complete job description and information on how to apply







CAZEO Mission

The Connecticut Association of Zoning Enforcement Officials (CAZEO) is a voluntary, professional membership association to promote comprehensive zoning enforcement policies in the State of Connecticut. Founded in 1979, with only 20 members, the membership has grown over 250 in 2010. The original members recognized that Zoning Enforcement Officials require special study, knowledge, and skills to bring about a high level of professional competence. The goals of CAZEO have been achieved in several important ways.

The State of Connecticut is comprised of 169 municipalities in which CAZEO presently has members in 112 of these municipalities.


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