The Rockingham Planning Commission (RPC) is seeking a full-time Regional Planner to join its tightly-knit, award-winning team. The RPC region is a vibrant landscape of rural, suburban and urban communities located in southeast New Hampshire just an hour north of Boston, minutes to the New Hampshire beaches, and a short trip to the White Mountains. The RPC enjoys a close relationship with its member communities and federal, state, and regional partner organizations in the fields of transportation, land use, environmental planning, public health, housing, and economic development.
The ideal candidate will have a background in urban planning at the municipal or regional level, experience with municipal land use boards, elected officials, and municipal staff, and familiarity with transportation and environmental planning. The Regional Planner will provide services directly to municipalities and land use boards and commissions including application and plan review, ordinance and regulation development, master plan preparation and work with other RPC staff on a variety of land use, transportation, economic development, and environmental projects. With twelve member communities in the NH coastal zone, the Regional Planner may also work collaboratively with our federal state and local partners on a variety of Coastal Resilience projects.
Applicants should possess a bachelor's or master’s degree in Urban or Environmental Planning or a related discipline and three to five years of relevant professional work experience. A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation are necessary and attendance at evening meetings is required. Applicants must have superior presentation and written communication skills. The RPC offers a flexible work environment that encourages continued professional development in an atmosphere that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The RPC offers a competitive benefits package with health and dental insurance, paid sick leave, and vacation as well as New Hampshire State Retirement benefits. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
To apply, submit a succinct cover letter telling us why you are the right candidate for this job. Include a resume listing relevant experience. The letter and resume should be sent to Annette Pettengill at apettengill@theRPC.org. This position will remain open until filled or the recruitment is canceled. The RPC is an equal opportunity employer.