Community Planner (Transportation & Broadband)

Community Planner (Transportation & Broadband)

The Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments (AVCOG) is seeking a Community Planner with a focus on Transportation and Broadband planning services. Responsibilities include providing technical assistance to member municipalities; and acting as liaison between local, state, and federal agencies in the following areas:

Transportation Planning:

  • Serve as the liaison between MaineDOT and the rural communities in the AVCOG region
  • Provide technical assistance and planning related services including (e.g. safety planning; Bicycle Pedestrian, Complete Streets, and Age-Friendly Planning; ADA Data Collection; Comprehensive Planning – Transportation Sections)

Broadband Planning:

  • Provide support and education to communities and groups of communities within the region to help support broadband planning and community-driven infrastructure solutions;
  • Convene a regional alliance focused on digital inclusion; and oversee the development of a digital equity plan in Androscoggin County;
  • Participate in the Maine Broadband Coalition’s Digital Equity Taskforce and 5-Year Broadband Action Plan committee;

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in urban or regional planning; public administration; or related field;Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to manage concurrent tasks efficiently;
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment;
  • Ability to facilitate and lead meetings – both virtual and in-person;
  • Valid driver’s license and a reliable motor vehicle.

Additional desirable skills/qualifications:

  • Familiarity with municipal land use planning;
  • ESRI ArcGIS experience

We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits to include medical insurance, health savings account with company contribution, health reimbursement account with deductible reimbursement; dental and vision insurance; life and voluntary disability insurance; medical and dependent care flexible spending; member of Maine Public Employees Retirement System; paid time off including vacation and sick time, 13 paid holidays. AVCOG is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants should submit their resume, minimum salary requirements and three professional references to avcog@avcog.org 





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